Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Renos - Yearly Post and Free Download

So every now and then I feel the need to post this. Apologies if it feels like I’m petitioning, but, since it’s free and all, my thinking is that I’m not really asking anything of anyone—

The Renos was a band I was in with my good friend Brian Bonhomme who had a brush with the music industry as lead guitarist (and some songwriting and background vocals and such) for the British band Roman Holliday back in the early 80s.

The Renos was mostly me on vocals and songwriting (except for the two that Brian sings, which we co-wrote [which he mostly wrote, actually]), and Brian on guitars, keyboards, and etc. Tracks 10 – 15 are demo tracks that I recorded on my home computer, playing all the instruments and incorporating sound files (mostly drum tracks).

I hope you like it.


The lost Renos CD

Check out what several critics had to say about the CD.



Listen to the songs in mp3 format or download them:

The Renos CD (That Never Even Had a Name):


Track 1:
Coming Apart (4.3 MB)

Track 2:
Nothing Ever Happens Here (3.7 MB)

Track 3:
Postcard Town (4.9 MB)

Track 4:
Motion Pictures (5.7 MB)

Track 5:
Floating Saturday (4.7 MB)

Track 6:
Echolocation (7.4 MB)

Track 7:
Down (4.3 MB)

Track 8:
No Talking (0.7 MB)

Track 9:
The Weather In Space (4.7 MB)

Track 10:
Whirling Away (4.7 MB)

Track 11:
The Future is Chrome (live) (5.7 MB)

Bonus tracks:

Track 12:
Painless demo (3.2 MB)

Track 13:
From A City That's Turning demo (4.8 MB)

Track 14:
See How They Run demo (5.4 MB)

Track 15:
Directionless demo (5.3 MB)

Track 16:
After The Gold Rush (3.6 MB)

Find the lyrics of the songs and the liner notes of the CD here.You can also check out the Renos page on MySpace.Feel free to send John your reaction to the material.

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