independent label / Bruce Kulick - compact disc
Bruce Kulick (vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, dulcimer)
John Corabi (lead vocals on track 8)
Curt Cuomo (backing vocals)
Brent Fitz (drums on track 1 - 11)
Stephen Hanuman (percussion on track 12)
Tim Cashion (keyboard on track 7)
by Bruce Kulick.
Co-Produced by Curt Cuomo.
Engineered and Mixed by Jon Krupp at Woodland Ranch, Woodland
Track 12 engineered and mixed by Stephen Hanuman at Eklecto
Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Mastered by Don C. Tyler at Precision Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded December 2002 - January 2003.
my birthday Dec 12, 2002, I started to record the basic tracks
with Brent Fitz on drums for the new Kulick solo disc,
Transformer. We spent three days recording the drum tracks, and
with the help of Curt Cuomo, and Jon Krupp the engineer, then
got to transfering the analog tape recordings of the drums to
digital. We then worked on the latest Pro Tools digital system.
I then got to work overdubbing my guitars and basses and singing
the songs. That went well into the second week of January and we
didn't take much time off at all. I brought in John Corabi to
sing one song, "It's Just My Life", that came out
smokin! Curt sang some backgrounds, and then it was time to mix.
We mixed in 5 days, and I must say I am very excited and proud
of the music, production and playing.
In some ways of course Transformer is similar to Audio Dog, but
in many ways it is not. There will be 4 instrumentals, and they
are all very different styles as well. One called "Inn of
the Mountain Gods" will take you to the mountains of Tibet,
(on a rocking carpet ride I assure you) and one called
"Jump the Shark" will remind you of kick ass Van Halen
style guitar themes. The other two instrumentals being very
different. One is a country style rock excursion, that is very
hard to describe but my friends love it! The last all acoustic
instrumental is moody and cool. It will feature some acoustic
instruments that I purchased in the past few years that don't
get on every rock release.
Regarding the vocal tunes, I pushed myself on this record as I
got a chance to better understand my range and vocal abilities.
I have worked with some great singers in my career so I am
always shy with my vocals, but I have turned it up a bit in what
I have accomplished vocally on the disc.
Songs like "If Love's the Answer", "Don't Tell Me
Something", and "Beautiful to Me", are melodic,
all with very big choruses and guitars of course. I sang about
love, life, and how relationships affect all of us. The good and
the bad things that you feel with people you love. I think you
all will identify deeply with some of the lyrics, and my close
friends were very proud of me expressing myself this way.
I also have a song my engineer Jon called the "sleazy
song". It is really titled "All That I Need" and
it is written from the point of view of the typical horny male
going to a strip club. I guess I can be guilty of that as well
as every man I know! But that is balanced out by songs of love,
like "Crazy", and "Beautiful To Me", and
"If Love's the Answer".
"Truth or Dare" deals with all the emotions of a
relationship that you don't know if you are coming or going.
"I Can't Breathe" actually is sung from the point of
view of a fan so obsessed with his or her favorite rock star,
they are going blind without them and can't breathe without
them. So I think I really covered all the bases with the lyrics
on this disc.
I wrote all the music and the lyrics on this disc, and had no
writers block that can so easily happen. Working with Grand Funk
and traveling so much gave me the time to just kick back and
write what I was feeling at the time, and jamming alone in my
hotel room gave me great music ideas.