"'This is some very adventurous yet accessible music. The musicianship is as good as it gets... and the songs have a classic rock feel but still 2019 with more musical chances taken and room to let this stellar band stretch out and play as well. Gone are the days of a 'hit single' but you can sing along with these hooks. Its real. A breath of fresh air.Brian Moritz worked his ass of on this and you can hear that. Please take a minute and check this out' - Steve Lukather, Toto, Solo Artist, Session Legend (Over 1 billion served).
"When I heard the guitar, keys, bass, and drums, I felt like I knew the players already. Well, it turns out I do: Brian Moritz (Guitar, keys) , Dave LaRue (bass), Rod Morgenstein (drums). So, I love hearing these guys take it out, then bring it back for some normal song structure. It sounds super clean and clear, to boot."
"There was a time when intelligent, accessible, yet creative rock performed by truly great musicians had a shot at reaching the mainstream. Those days are long over, but Distorted Priorities' ‘Take Back the Radio’ is both a reflection of what once was and idealistically, would could be again in a better environment."
'Take Back the Radio' is a hugely enjoyable album that sits at the intersection between the jazz-influenced, melodic approach of Steely Dan and the mercurial jazz-rock of the Dixie Dregs. The latter shouldn't be surprising given the participation of LaRue and Morgenstein. It’s also full of provocative songwriting that offers a no-holds barred look at modern reality and advice on turning away from the fire hose of misinformation that explodes upon us daily."
Brian's list of credits include, Producing & Guitars on Balance, Producing & Guitars and Keyboards on Balance II, Mecca II and III, Flying Colors I and III, Steve Morse Band's Split Decisions, and several compilation records on Melodicrock Records, and compilations on OIE Records.
Distorted Priorities was Brian's brain-child, combining progressive rock leanings with a strong instrumental presence, with the some of the best musicians in the business.
Tom's list of accomplishments includes playing in Chicago-area band Midnight for 30+ years, bassist and vocalist in the Haley Reinhardt band, as well as having sung on National TV for millions. Tom's energy to carry this CD to completion was nothing short of legendary, his contribution to this recording is nothing short of game changing.
David is one of the great Nashville producer/keyboardists/songwriters David toured with Avalon, Natalie Grant, Greg Long, Michael English, Lisa Bevill and Beyond The Blue. David developed and produced Katy Perry, worked with Amy Grant, Ce Ce Winans, Jump 5, Neal Schon, Mickey Thomas, Dez Dickerson, Linda Clifford, Diane Warren, Maria Osmond, Janelle, Hollywood Heroes, Gummy, Brett Loewenstern, HeavyLight, Chris Lockwod, Mecca and many more .
Dave's discography is amazing. http://www.davelarue.com/discography
Having worked with literally the top 10 list of the most amazing guitarists in modern music, as well as being a member of the Dregs, Flying Colors, and Steve Morse Band. There is perhaps no more accomplished musician alive.
Rod's discography includes 35+ releases
Best known for his work with Winger, and the Dixie Dregs. Professor Rod was a Berklee College of music teacher for the past 20+ years, and he and Dave arranged the new record.
Thom Griffin's discography https://www.allmusic.com/artist/thom-griffin-mn0001518075 Thom is a legend in the Melodic Rock Community. Having sung on far more records than his discography can keep up with. Peter Cetera, Brian Wilson, and Dennis Deyoung, Pat Leonard all know who to call... Thom's contributions are stunning on this record.
Paul's background includes being the bassist in Balance, with Brian and Tom and co-writing a song on Balance II. Paul lyrical and melodic genius was brought in to re-write 3 songs. Paul more than rose to the challenge, even to write a rock opera called "In the End" about the end of the world via technology winning in the end.
Joey is "the" up and coming Chicago hotshot producer/engineer/artist. Having spent a half his life in the studio working with the best in the business, he's far beyond his years in skills. This disk probably would still be in the works for many years without his dedication and talents helping to bring it all together. Joey is the man!
Mark is one of the finest Jazz musicians there is. He originally played on quite a bit of the record, but it was too hard for Brian to keep up with heading the band off a little too far in the jazz direction After Mark does a solo, you don't want to do one, you want to drop to your knees and say "I'm not worthy".
Stan is a monster musician who's credits include indy legends Giraffe and Kevin Gilbert. When Brian called he graciously agreed to add his magic once again, as he was featured on Balance II.
40x42x22H with a 40x20 acoustically perfect stage. The drum sound in this studio was beyond amazing. It was hand crafted by Brian (and Auralex designers) and Paul. Tailoring it over 18 months to be perfect sonically constantly bringing in drummers and sets and fine tuning it. The studio burned to the ground after it was sold.
Rupert Neve's finest moment the legendary 80 series console (From Hawaii Sound -from the TV show "Lost"). MDM 4 Westlake Monitors, premium converters and clocks, and outboard gear used was second to none.
Audiophile grade tracking throughout the recording process.
Brian, Dave, and Rod hashing out the arrangements in the studio lounge.
Eventually a 5.1 DVD will be released if we sell enough CD's to warrant it's completion. There was a 9 camera shoot done of the basic tracks.
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