Max Hay's 2012 studio album has new sounds, new songs, and an electric anger that makes the previous records run for their lives. CD's of "Another Flea" are only available here or at concerts. If you prefer to download, it's available here and at all the major online dealers. (Amazon, ITunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, and many others.)
Fictional characters, Timmik Graw and Tobeek Eeth, come to life in the punk-rockabilly anthem, "Timmik Graw's Goatee." The title track, "Another Flea" is a victorious blues number, celebrating a triumph over sickness and road fatigue. "Career Objectives," a Bossa-Nova groove, plots out the meager goals of a starving artist and ends tragically when a guest slide-flautist makes a mockery of the tightly arranged masterpiece. "All Up in My Busiiness," a heavy seated blues, articulates the abusive relationship between a man and his hemmorroid. "Dogbite Moon," a dirge marking the death of a pleasant evening, is probably too drunk to allow in your car. Listen to it at home at a reasonable volume. The album closes with "What Happened?," a melodic poem about a parent's indwelling, however unfounded, regret over allowing a child to grow up. True, that's only 6. You'll need to buy it to learn about the other one!
All songs written by Max Hay. Engineered/Produced by Max Hay in hotel rooms, buddy's houses, basements, and bars across Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, USA. Mastered by Blake Bickel at Dynamic Sound Services - Seattle, WA.
Recorded live throughout the summer of 2008, this record is a snapshot of my solo show at that time. I recorded every show for a summer and picked out the best bits. The CD features lots of original tunes and a few Irish drinking songs. The audience noise is nostalgic.
- Heavy Wait (M. Hay)
- Albert's Aleut Toes (M. Hay)
- Poke A Hole in the Lid (M. Hay)
- Brennan on the Moor (Irish)
- The Swinging Bridge/I Don't Plan (M. Hay)
- Hills of Connemara (Irish)
- St. Peter and the Preacher (M. Hay)
- Whiskey in the Jar (Irish)
- Tip Yer Bartender (B. Springfield/M. Hay)
- Freeman (M. Hay)
- It's Been A Long Time (M. Hay
Christmas is drawing near and the brown-liquor-swilling clientele of Chester's Corner Bar are getting ready! Lana and Andy take the audience on a musical adventure through the life of barflies on Christmas Eve.
When a rapping villain swipes their Christmas morning potato chip feast away, everyone is left with empty hearts and empty stomach.