The Glorious Release "Stories From a Fractured Youth'
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:22:37
The Glorious have released their debut Stories From a Fractured Youth.
Hailing from the legendary town of Manchester England, Christopher Wicks and Mick Rossi met at a non-snowy Hollywood Christmas party. Although the two had grown up blocks away from each other and had never met, they soon discovered a mutual passion for fellow Manchester musicians such as The Verve, Oasis and The Doves. Now almost three years later, The Glorious duo will release their debut CD, Stories From a Fractured Youth and showcase the sound and feel of the music that they love!
Why do you need to know about The Glorious? Well, there are many reasons!
The Glorious have both had tremendously diverse and successful careers before their auspicious meeting. Christopher Wicks, the lyricist and designer of all things English Laundry, was born a child of the '60s in Manchester, England. In his very early years, he found solace by sketching what he remembers to be mainly shirts, shoes and guitars and listening to music at the many legendary Manchester venues. This pre-teen pastime grew and ended up becoming a life-long career designing men's and women's apparel.
Fashion and music have collided continuously in Wicks' life, as he continues to produce products for the John Lennon collection of clothing. He also retains the rights for both Lennon and McCartney lyrics for apparel and has designed lines for the Fender guitar company and the Jimi Hendrix foundation. Christopher Wicks has also co-designed a clothing brand with his friend Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots. Now, the English Laundry founder's love of poetry and lyrics have given him the impetus to put together a dream team of rock 'n' rollers, resulting in The Glorious.
Actor, musician, writer and producer Mick Rossi began his career in Manchester, England, as well. As a teenager he formed the cult British punk band Slaughter & the Dogs who are considered to be one of the founders of the punk rock movement in Britain today. The band have played with the Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Talking Heads amongst others. Rossi has also penned scripts with Gabriel Byrne, Joanne Whalley and Patrick Bergin.
Rossi re-visited his musical roots when teaming up with Christopher Wicks and together they have penned the album, Stories From a Fractured Youth. Wicks' lyrics have proven to be the perfect companion for Rossi's melodies and riffs. Every lyric on the album tells a story, every riff on the guitar, an infectious melody with a little help from their friends who lent their musical talents to the album including Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, Billy Duffy of The Cult and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland is also the cover boy and design DNA of English Laundry's Scott Weiland Collection and joins Wicks to sing a duet of the Lennon/McCartney penned song "HELP." This version was re-composed by Rossi and brings a haunting new sound to the classic and brilliant song.
Are you going to check out Stories From a Fractured Youth? You should!