Classic Creeps is the first in an ongoing series of Fishboy records featuring characters whose lives interconnect to form a bigger story. Eric Michener (singer, songwriter) took inspiration for the album from the profile songs of the early British Invasion (The Kinks, The Who, The Zombies, etc.) after years of making personal mixes of his favorite "songs about fake people." Pushing forward from the concept introduced in 2007's Albatross: How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll, the songs in Classic Creeps each profile a specific character while also introducing a connection to the subject/character of the next song. Michener also placed the characters' songs in alphabetical order, despite the fact that each character's name begins with the letter A. Although the album features Fishboy's characteristic upbeat sound, the songs reveal the flaws and insecurities of each character while unraveling hidden connections and pieces of the larger plot. Classic Creeps is set to be released spring 2011 on HHBTM Records out of Athens, Georgia.
Read the entire story of the album in comic form at classiccreeps.com
Latest album from the upbeat, feel-good Fishboy from Texas. Excellent character-driven-story-of-an-album.
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