Brand New ~ Sealed! Special Limited Edition Posthumous Solo LP From New Zealand Music Icon, Ian Morris ~ Founding Member / Guitarist / Songwriter Of Th’ Dudes!
The family of Ian Morris present the posthumous release of ‘A And B The C Of D’, a solo record completed before his death in 2010. Best known as a founding member of Th’ Dudes and as his solo alter ego Tex Pistol, Morris was also an award-winning and in-demand producer and engineer. He won “Engineer of the Year” in 1978 for Hello Sailor’s debut album at the New Zealand Music Awards. The very next year Th’ Dudes won “Single of the Year” for “Be Mine Tonight” and “Top Group”. In the following decades he continued to write and record his own music and that of others, finally making ‘A And B The C Of D’ – his first solo record under his own name. Kim Willoughby describes the album ~ named after a family code for “above and beyond the call of duty” ~ as a collection of songs Ian wrote, produced, collated and left for us fully formed. “The album was written over many years. It was compiled, polished, and finished at his home studio in our backyard in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, in what Ian called ‘The Shedio’,” Willoughby adds. “I think the album is a perfect reflection of Ian’s outstanding musical ability,” his brother Rikki Morris says. “The writing, the playing, the production, are all first class. It is the album, I think, Ian always wanted to make.” “Emotional, classic, rock n roll baby” says daughter Maude Morris. “It’s a bloody good album that Ian worked hard on and I think it deserves to see the light of day and a perfect way to celebrate him on the 10th anniversary of his passing. That, along with Th’ Dudes being inducted into the Hall Of Fame and them doing another tour, just feels like the right time to celebrate his life with more music that can be shared” says daughter Julia Morris.
Nobody Rides For Free
The Distance Between You And Me
No Rain, No Fire
Between The Stirrup And The Ground
This Thin Desire