TV Willie is the latest recording by avant-composer-drummer-producer Michael Welch. This follow up to THE NEANDERTHAL YODELER is Welch's continued jab at the music business, cover tunes, clubowners, and theme parks. As a bonus, this compact disk contains Welch's brief original cartoon "Live At Armageddon World" and (8) bonus tracks from THE NEANDERTHAL YODELER. 69 minutes of recorded matter and a free cartoon... Ain't this planet great?
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TV WILLIE... "It's not just a CD, it's a state of mind" -- Josh
I NEED A GIG deadpans Welch from the classic Neanderthal Yodeler release... Irreverent jabs at the music business, and dazzling neurotic ramblings about belonging to the musician's union, owning a tux and hoping to work New Year's Eve. Forget ever working commercially with this group because, musically, Welch is "A club owner's worst nightmare." I NEED A GIG is available on the Neanderthal Yodeler LP and Cassette. It's also available on the TV WILLIE Compact Disk.
A rarer find of doesn't exist in Florida than avant-world beat-composer-drummer Michael Welch. Welch's first LP "Illegal Radio," is more mainstream, though no less eccentric. An array of jazz/rock/fusion that is both idiosyncratic and complex. Listening to his 2 new releases "The Neanderthal Yodeler" and "TV Willie" one would think that something diabolical had happened -- something that put him over the edge. "The music business will drive you crazy," Welch explains.