Living With Me (Big Stir Digital Single No. 67.5)
Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs
Right now nobody knows what to do or say. Nothing is normal. Except for, perhaps and fortunately, JOE NORMAL & THE ANYTOWN'RS. Here at Big Stir Records we're trying to adjust to what's happening and get creative about how to respond to what we're all going through. So when Joe approached us about rush-releasing a new single addressing this global crisis – “Living With Me” b/w “Home”, out Saturday April 4 and available for preorder now at https://bigstirrecords.com/big-stir-digital-singles – we recognized that it was time to throw our regularly scheduled programming out the window and let the Anytown'rs demonstrate that rocking out is way to go out. The new tracks come direct to you as a bonus single in our weekly series, “Number 67.5”, befitting the Rapid Rock and Roll Response nature of the songs and closing the gap between the artist and the listener like never before. Let's let Joe tell you all about it!
“Rock ‘n Roll is… Alive ‘n Well… in Anytown USA!” – Joe Normal
“Living With Me”
Bringing the Rock and Roll direct to your living room while the bars and pubs have closed, Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs offer up “Living With Me,” a much needed uplift for everyone struggling to get along with each other amid the tension and differences we face at home and in our relationships.
Turn the lights down, turn it up LOUD, and turn your troubles around! Elements of Raspberries, Oasis, Brian Jones era Stones, and even KISS filter through this Anytown’rs live classic. It’s only Rock ‘n Roll, so c’mon and shout aloud with us, “Living with me is such a drag, but honey let’s work it out!”
As we spend more time indoors, we reflect on what home means, perhaps not only to ourselves, but as it relates to others out there in the community. Here are three vignettes, perspectives on home. Acoustic guitar and synth drive this melancholy ballad that evokes “Sell Out” era Pete Townshend, and the balladry of Paul Weller.
Living With Me © Joe Normal The Hutchinson Library (ASCAP) Recorded at Montecito Music & Media, Sierra Madre, CA Recorded by Billy Burke A Lamron Production Joe Normal – Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Piano Tony Babylon – Bass Tony Snow – Drums Michael Lockwood – Lead Guitar
Home © Joe Normal The Hutchinson Library (ASCAP) Recorded at Rockin’ Rollers, Anytown USA Recorded by Ed Gormelski A Lamron Production Joe Normal – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth, Piano
Album Artwork by Lamron Productions Photo by Puupsik Productions
Expected release: April 4, 2020