Brian Vollmer provides video about recording upcoming new solo album ‘Get Yer Hands Dirty’
True to his word, Helix frontman Brian Vollmer is working on his second official solo album, which will be called Get Yer Hands Dirty. Vollmer was interviewed by Sleaze Roxx back in February 2017 at which point he stated: “… in the spring, I am also doing a solo album but it’s mostly going to be cover songs with a couple of new tracks. That’s going to be with a different producer and it’s going to be a more rhythm and blues type of theme. It’s something that I have wanted to do for a couple of years and Sean and I have talked about it extensively. It’s actually the first time that I am telling anybody about it.”
In terms of what will be the cover songs on Get Yer Hands Dirty, Vollmer stated: “Well, there not going to be the most obvious ones, that’s for sure. They are going to be… I have always been under the auspice that if you’re going to do a cover song, you’ve got to do it better or at least as good as the people that originally did it. I also like the idea of picking songs that weren’t necessarily real obvious tracks to cover. I am probably going to do Long John Baldry’s “Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll.” Another song that I am looking at is “Super Lungs” by Terry Reid.”
The following message was posted on Vollmer‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“As most of you know, over the past couple of weeks I’ve been recording my solo CD entitled GET YER HANDS DIRTY at Noble Studios in Toronto with Gavin Brown producing. Gavin also played drums. The other players were Sean Kelly/guitar, Daryl Gray/bass, Matt Weidinger/keyboards, and Cheryl Lescom on backing vocals. Danko Jones is also going to be singing on the single (alternate lines to me). This collection of clips is kinda long, but if you want to watch, here it is!:::”
You can pick up a number of reissued Helix albums along with Vollmer‘s first solo album When Pigs Fly at Perris Records.
Brian Vollmer‘s video on recording upcoming solo album Get Yer Hands Dirty:
April/May 2017: RECORDING GET YER HANDS DIRTY This is my solo CD with Gavin Brown producing. Sean Kelly was instrumental in introducing me to Gavin when we worked on the CBC show “Cover Me Canada” a couple of years previously.