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The Compulsions’ next album, ‘Ferocious,’ due in 2019

 

 

Rob films teaser video for upcoming Compulsions album – New York, 2018

 

From camping out in the recording studio with an army of killer New York musicians to racing around England and Germany on a co-headlining tour with CRYBABYS front man, Darrell Bath (DOGS D’AMOUR, IAN HUNTER, UK SUBS), 2018 has been a busy year for COMPULSIONS leader, Rob Carlyle.

 

“I had a blast on the road with Darrell,” says Rob. “It’s rare for me to have that much in common with another musician. But musically speaking, we were two peas in a pod. Anyone who brings Now Look by Ron Wood on tour is all right by me! And after one of the German shows, I’m told someone on Facebook called us ‘The Two Greatest Rockers from Each Side of the Pond.’ So, I guess we did all right (laughs).”

 

 

Crazy Rob Carlyle and Darrell Bath on the road – Germany, 2018

 

But now that he’s back home, Carlyle’s been back in his second home: the recording studio. The New York-born front man has been putting the final touches on Ferocious, the follow-up to his wildly acclaimed band’s sophomore effort, Dirty Fun (2015) – a release music scribes spilled much ink over as they favorably compared the underground underdogs to legendary artists such as AEROSMITH, THE NEW YORK DOLLS and THE ROLLING STONES.

 

“The recording process has taken longer than I expected but then again, we had about thirty tracks in the works,” explains Rob. “And it wasn’t until recently that we narrowed them down to the ten songs that’ll be on (Ferocious). But on the flip side, with the other 20 or so tracks already in progress, we have a great head start on the next couple of albums.”

 

As he continues to tinker with producer Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording, Rob springs a second Ferocious teaser video on the unsuspecting public.

 

 

Earl Slick and Rob Carlyle – Grand Street Recording, 2017

 

To quickly backtrack: The first clip was unleashed in late 2017, featuring upcoming ditty, “Dirtbag Blues” – an obscenity-laced spurt of back alley sleaze with none other than Earl Slick (yes, DAVID BOWIE’s guitarist!) delivering a rapid-fire barrage of snarling CHUCK BERRY-style licks and riffs. In addition to Carlyle and Slick, rounding out the “Dirtbag” lineup was ex-NEW YORK DOLLS drummer, Brian Delaney,and ex-RAGING SLAB bassist, Alex Morton – a crew Über Rock has since declared a “Punk ‘N’ Roll Supergroup.” The teaser video with “Dirtbag Blues” can be seen on Instagram here: https://bit.ly/2AToGpr and YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2yGSEHe

 

Fast forward to today for the release of a second Ferocious promo clip.

 

 

Rob and Bumblefoot with producer Ken Rich – Grand Street Recording, 2016

 

In this latest video, Rob and a seemingly heavily sedated nurse are sprawled out on a dirty basement floor while Rob strums his battered Telecaster. The music features THE COMPULSIONS tearing through THE ROLLING STONES’ country-inspired classic, “Dead Flowers”. The “Flowers” recording lineup consists of two GUNS N’ ROSES alumni, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on guitar heroics and Frank Ferrer on drums, along with Carlyle and Morton in their respective roles – not to mention gospel-tinged backing vocals by Nikki Richards (borrowed from MADONNA and MARIAH CAREY) and boozy barroom piano by Andrew Sherman. The new teaser video featuring “Dead Flowers” can be seen on Instagram here: https://bit.ly/2av0ATG and YouTube here: https://bit.ly/2PqK9gy

 

An official release date for Ferocious has yet to be announced, however Rob offered this: “I thought we’d release (Ferocious) in 2018, but between working on almost 30 tracks and the tour dates that popped up unexpectedly, we’re gonna now shoot for 2019. In the meantime, I hope everyone gets a kick outta this little clip. And please keep spinning THE COMPULSIONS real loud and please keep telling all your friends about the band. Rock ‘n’ roll needs your love… every little bit counts! God bless!”

 

More COMPULSIONS news is coming soon. Check thecompulsionsnyc.com for regular updates.