Brand-new solo album from the Tubes frontman produced and co-written by Richard Marx
Fee Waybill, the raucous, irrepressible frontman for the Tubes, released “Fee Waybill Rides Again.” The album debuted in the Top 10 on Amazon’s new rock releases chart.
He said, “It is a thrill to have such an enthusiastic response to this new music. The gift of having the incredibly talented Richard Marx produce, write, sing and play on this album pushed me to a new level of songwriting and singing.”
Waybill said it was Marx’s encouragement and friendship that brought this album to life, seven years in the making.
“I love records with lots of variety, like this one, but I also just miss great rock albums and Fee is one of the greatest rock singers ever, so I wanted the focus to be on guitar-driven power” Marx said of the impetus behind the music.
Guitar talents Michael Landau, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon along with virtuosos Jason Blynn and Whynot Jansveld on bass, highlighted their natural enthusiasm for the music with their performances.
Waybill and Marx worked on creating the varied themes, tempos and moods that emanate from this album, enriching the overall result. The pairing of these two diverse and seasoned talents led to music with universal appeal.
“When we wrote ‘Faker,’ I knew I wanted it to be the cornerstone of the album,” Marx said.
The album also features the melodic and soulful “Say Goodbye”; the hard-charging political commentary on “Promise Land”; and the crossover country vibe “Still you on the Inside” written by Marx, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, and Chris Daughtry.
Drummers Brandon Marx, Brian Griffin and Josh Freese, (Nine Inch Nails, Sting) chipped in to create a polished rocking album.
“Putting this music out into the world now feels incredible, and hopefully it will provide joy and happiness in this unprecedented time,” Waybill said.