Ted Kirkpatrick's first solo release is here! Seven brand new songs of hypnotic plodding stoner metal. A 42 minute wall of sound made possible by vintage Orange and Sunn amps. "Vocals" courtesy of authentic haunting animal sounds, reflecting Ted's deep respect for the animal realm... Cool 6 panel digipak CD designed by Jared Meyer.
"I have just completed recording my first solo album called ODE TO A ROADKILL. The title track refers to the sad reality of the millions of animals who die each year on our roadways. I have been a fan of slow “stoner” music for many years, and this album definitely fits that category, with my own influence to it, of course. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and look forward to having you all hear it."
The sound – heavy, thick, slow, plodding… hypnotic. Like the soothing drone of jet engines on a long flight. Hands down the heaviest guitar sounds yet.
The amps - vintage Orange amp – it’s kind of like trying to reign in a runaway horse (not that I have any experience doing that). Always on the brink of losing control of the signal. So many cool overtones…
The animals – guess you all know how I feel about animals – awesome as always. All animal sounds are the real thing and totally unaltered…
The fans – thanks for your continued support – you’re all awesome.
This album is dedicated to the millions of animals each year who meet an untimely death on our roads…
All guitars, amps, cabinets, speakers and effects pedals from the 1970’s
GUITAR: Orange OR120 amp, Orange 4 x 12 with Eminence speakers, Orange 4 x 12 with Celestion speakers, Gibson SG.
supported by 15 fans who also own “ODE TO A ROADKILL”
This album is catchy, fun to listen too, pulls on some heart strings, and makes you ponder your life. I’m thinking this guy has lived some of the same pain I have.
Excellent musical and lyrical offering.
We’ll done, Luke. Thrashbass777
supported by 10 fans who also own “ODE TO A ROADKILL”
Old school metal made fresh and relevant .. the lyric content is powerful, spiritual and uplifting..
Thanks to the Christian metal Facebook group that mentioned this great band.. I purchased the whole catalog and love it all.. maskenbone79
supported by 9 fans who also own “ODE TO A ROADKILL”
How many artists keep on making five-star rock albums at the age of 70? Right! Not many. But John does! What a phenomenal album this is. It’s so lovely folky and melodic in places and so hard rocking in the others. One of the best rock albums made in the 2010’s! Saku Sipi