"Atomic Rain" comes from the album "Dodge City Tombstone". Several versions of the song were attempted over the years, the earliest being more "new wave" inspired. After that, it was reworked into a heavy blues style, then an industrial version was attempted before finally reaching it's ultimate arrangement, somewhere between Punk, Hard Rock and Swing.
"Better Days" is a song that Checkers brought to the "Dodge City Tombstone" sessions. He later decided to replace it with "Bright Side". Did he make the right decision? You decide!
"Wasted (Demo)" is actually the version of the song that appeared on the demo album "Release Your Inner Gorilla (Zero Gravity Edition)". The recording began at Ray Ray Right's studio with Prime8 on Bass and Ray on Electronic Percussion. Prime8 then took that recording into Neon Chimp Studios and finished it off. This earlier version is also in a different key to the version on "Dodge City Tombstone" (that version is in A, this version is in D).
Prime8 wrote "Undertaker's Song (To Hell And Back)" in 1999. It was inspired by the WWE Superstar "The Undertaker". It was Prime8's dream that one day The Undertaker might use it as his entrance music, however this did not pan out. Several versions have been recorded over the years, this one comes from 2013 and was released as a free internet single in memory of The Undertaker's manager, Paul Bearer.
released February 10, 2016
01. Atomic Rain:
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Theremin, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums, Saxophone, Vocals.
02. Better Days:
Checkers: Drums, 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Synths, Vocals.
Prime8: Fretless Bass, Backing Vocals.
03. Wasted (Demo):
Prime8: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals.
Ray Ray Right: Electronic Percussion.
04. Undertaker's Song (To Hell And Back):
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Synths, Drums.
01 written by Prime8 and Checkers, 02 written by Checkers, 3 + 4 written by Prime8.
1, 2 and 4 produced by The Quagaars. 3 produced by Prime8 and Ray Ray Right.
Cover designed by Prime8 using stills from the "Atomic Rain" music video.
Atomic Rain (Music Video) Credits:
Starring Dani Lugosi as "The Eco Warrior" with appearances by Alex Haize, Slikk Steev, Alexi Papadopoulos, El Diablo and Norwegian Blue.
The Orangutans appear courtesy of freeanimalvideo.com
, Mohr Productions and Orangutan Foundation International.
The video was filmed on location at Bekaert Textiles, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.
Cameras: Darren Gray, Monika Gray, Slikk Steev and Dani Lugosi.
Edited by Darren Gray for Neon Chimp.