TKO Singer Brad Sinsel Reveals War Babies’ Debut Album Could Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

TKO Singer Brad Sinsel Reveals War Babies’ Debut Album Could Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

TKO and war babies leader Brad Sinsel was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music. war babies made up of sinsel on lead vocals, Tommy “Gunn” McMullin on lead guitar, Guy Lacey on rhythm guitar, Shawn Trotter on bass and Richard Stuverud on drums only released one album – their self-titled debut – in 1992.

sinsel was asked about his memories of recording the album war babies to which he replied (with slight modifications): “We chose Thom Panunzio produce and Bill Kennedy engineer at A&M Studios in Los Angeles, which was our home for a few months. This facility is rich in history – once Charlie Chaplin‘s studio – and it was an inspiration to all of us. Even though there was a rumor in the air that maybe there was something to this grunge thing, I think the labels hedged their bets by signing us as leverage against their investment in Seattle. I remember sessions had visitors showing up to listen and see what was going on. Most notable was Alice Cooperwho I found to be a great guy, and we both had Ken Mary in our story to discuss and we agreed that we liked him but would have liked him to choose the group he wanted to be in. [Laughs].”

As to whether War Babies’ lack of commercial success can be attributed to fans misunderstanding the band’s sound, sinsel said, “With the album finished, we were supposed to release it in 1991; however, in its infinite wisdom donny jenner and his Colombia the machine withheld the release citing that, We better hold back ’cause michael jackson planned to launch its latest, Dangerous.” Well, that michael jackson the album would eventually eat up our entire advertising budget and ended up being nothing for us. If we had launched when we were ready, I believe the world would have been ready for us. But at the moment war babies came out, it was 1992, and the landscape had changed. Again, everything would have been fine if the decision-making had been delayed in Seattle. »

Whether Records of Colombia‘mismanagement is what made him leave war babies, sinsel stated: “The surrender was quick and clean. You had the inner workings and the relationship between the band and the label that bothered the core, which certainly didn’t help. In typical industry fashion, the words, You are beautiful, baby”, passes like the wind. I was going through a divorce myself and wasn’t handling things the best way; shove came to shove, and I was out. They continued without me but quickly folded. It’s sad because it was a great fucking band.

With the album war babies celebrates its 30th anniversary, sinsel he was asked what the plans were in this regard, to which he replied: “We are currently in talks with Rock Steady Records to re-release the album, with a focus on recently unearthed bonus tracks. At the end of things, tommy and I were at loggerheads, but we have since moved on. I got them on some TKO reunion shows do cameos, and we had a great time. We are in contact with Guy Laceyand as I said, Richard Stuverud filled for matt cameron during the recent pearl jam round. How perfect is it? We’re all discussing live dates as we talk, and if we’re only going back to Seattle, that’s fine with me. The bonus tracks are my favorite part of this release, and I really hope you all enjoy them.

You can read the rest of the interview with Brad Sinsel at Vinyl Writer Musicthe website of.

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