Brighton Rock intended to record full album but schedules wouldn’t permit it so released new single
Canadian hard rockers Brighton Rock‘s guitarist Greg Fraser was recently interviewed by Thunder Bay Arena Rock principal Deke on the occasion of the group’s first new single (“End of Time”) in over 28 years.
Fraser advised (with slight edits): “A while back, Brighton Rock was trying to write & record a new record and we soon found that our schedules could never match up. It was impossible to get all five of us in the same room together. There was always somebody that had other commitments. After a while, we decided to scrap the idea hoping one day things would open up for everybody schedule wise. If anything, it’s even harder to get together now than before. A lot of songs were written and recorded but in pieces, meaning some songs still needed vocals or keyboards or guitars etc. The only song fully completed was ‘End Of Time’ and we decided to finally release it.”
In terms of how Brighton Rock hooked up with renowned producer Beau Hill, Fraser revealed: “Back in the Myspace days over 10 years ago, I was in the process of releasing a solo/band record called Fraze Gang. I started posting songs and Beau somehow got wind of it and reached out to me and said he loved what he heard and said to call him. I was shocked to say the least. This guy is a legend so I initially [thought] that this was a hoax. I called him and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was indeed really him. He said he wanted to mix my songs. I told him the record is pretty much done but we have one more song to record and if he’s interested, he can mix that. He said ‘Send it over.’ The song is called “Jackhammer” and he loved it and mixed it. We actually did a video for it on YouTube [see below] if you want to check it out. When we were making our second record Fraze Gang 2, he said he wanted to mix the whole record. So I would send him each song as they were recorded and we would talk about how to approach things and slowly built a friendship that has lasted to this day. We would always check in with each to stay in touch and in fact, he’s making plans at some point to come up here a visit me. When we decided to release this new song, I mentioned it to Beau he jumped right on it and did a fantastic job. We could not be more happier with the results.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Greg Fraser at Thunder Bay Arena Rock‘s website.
Brighton Rock‘s “End of Time” single:
New single from Brighton Rock End of Time Purchase here on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/end-of-time-single/1451653263
Fraze Gang‘s “Jackhammer” video:
Fraze Gang, “Jackhammer” (bonus track from the Bongo Beat Records version of their debut lp, mixed by Beau Hill). Greg Fraser (guitar, vocals) and Stevie Skreebs (bass, vocals) are from Canadian 80s hair metal band, Brighton Rock. Phil Epp on drums is from a mysterious place in Southern Ontario.