and if I can't get it right than I never will, sooner or later I'll be better still
one step at a time... you know one foot in front of the other, baby
one step at a time... it's just one foot in front of the other, and if i lose my mind along the way, it's one less step i'll have to take
Ken Fox certainly gets it right as he steps out front and center with his magnificent solo debut filed somewhere on a vintage record shelf between yellow pills power pop and crypt records garage rock.
Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the world non-stop showing no end for rock n roll salvation in sight with garage rock pioneers The Fleshtones. As well as recording and touring stints early on in his career with alt-country, cow punk legends Jason and the Scorchers, Ken has solidified his footprint in rock and roll history.Now, for the very first time Ken takes the microphone, steps out front and blows our minds with 'Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out'.
Featuring the lead single "One Less Step" that you will absolutely find yourself singing over and over and over again channeling The Beat, The Shoes, The Knack, a sweet spot for hooks, an infectious chorus and guitar solo, numbing your finger on the repeat button. Make sure your dancing shoes are laced up as the party continues from there with the rock n' roll rager, gang vocals, fist raising, 4 on the floor foot stomper "Let's Go", vintage fuzzed out garage rage of "Do It", a hootenanny hoedown chewing on bubblegum with "Love Is In the Grave", and a 70's punk inspired, big brass horn section closer from Stranded (In The Heat).
Rock n' Roll is a habit you just can't beat. So join them and take one step at a time with Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out today.
released February 28, 2020
Knock Yourself Out:
Harrison Cannon: Bass and Vocals
Mike Rasimas: Drums and Vocals
Josh Stark: Guitar and Vocals
Mega-Honorary KYO’er: Jonny Taylor, 2nd guitar
Vibeke Saugestad: Piano and Vocals
Sara Milonovich: Violin and Vocals
Max Tempo: Percussion
Will Hoffman - Trumpet
Chris Janks - Trombone
Scott Zillitto - Alto & Baritone Sax
All songs written by Ken Fox (Smashed-In Music, BMI) except "Do It” (Sanderson, Hunter, Rudolph, Alder) M.A.M Music Pub. Ltd. and "Stranded (In The Heat)” (Blair Richard Martin. SOCAN)
Recorded and mixed by Jonny Taylor at Beacon AV Lab, Beacon NY
Artwork & Design: Randall Martin
Front cover photo: Alison Fox
Back cover photo: Reeya Banerjee
Inner photos: Vibeke Saugestad
Mastered by Kurt Bloch
Thanks: Bill, Peter, Keith, Vibeke, Lou Mansdorf, Josh Stark, Eric Fuzzco, Joe Bonomo, Ronnie Barnett, Juancho Lopez, Max Lebreton, and Michael Giblin.
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU
supported by 12 fans who also own “Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out”
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