MOTHER'S FINEST Sign European Deal With SPV / Steamhammer
November 12, 2014, 5 years ago
The rock legend is back: American funk rock sensation, Mother’s Finest, have signed a European recording deal with Steamhammer/SPV and are set to unleash their latest studio album, Goody 2 Shoes & The Filthy Beast, in spring 2015. This will be the band’s first studio recording since their 2003 release Meta-Funk’n-Physical.
Mother’s Finest are ready to introduce the first single from their new album as early as December 2014. The current lineup includes vocalists Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, bassist Wyzard and guitarist Moses Mo, all four original members of the first line-up dating back to 1970. Guitarist John Hayes and drummer Dion Derek have proved to complement Mother’s Finest perfectly since their comeback in 1989.
The group achieved their international breakthrough with a spectacular TV appearance at one of the legendary Rockpalast concerts promoted by German TV station WDR in March 1978, when Joyce Kennedy’s awesome performance and the band’s red hot hits such as "Mickey’s Monkey", "Baby Love" and "Give You All The Love" wowed millions of TV viewers, making the band famous practically over night.
Steamhammer/SPV are of course delighted with the latest addition to their roster. A&R; manager Olly Hahn: “For two years I’ve been trying to get this band and now it’s finally happened: Mother’s Finest are on Steamhammer/SPV. When I heard the album Iron Age in 1981, I was totally blown away by their power. And when you hear and see them now, nothing has changed. The new album will be their first in 12 years, so expect an exciting ride between rock and funk that you haven’t heard in years!”
Vocalist Joyce Kennedy is also looking forward to a promising collaboration: “After almost two years, Mothers Finest takes pride to announce our association with SPV/Steamhammer as our record label, and expect a long, successful, prosperous relationship. We as a band with our own identity believe that SPV/Steamhammer supports the music as much as the trend. Mothers Finest and SPV/Steamhammer, the perfect fit. Are You Ready To Rock?”
Pictured above, from left to right back row: Dion Murdock (Mother`s Finest, drums), Moses Mo (Mother`s Finest, guitar), Wyzard (Mother`s Finest, bass), Olly Hahn (A&R; SPV/Steamhammer)
From left to right front row: Glenn Murdock (Mother`s Finest, vocals), Joyce Kennedy (Mother`s Finest, vocals), John Hayes (Mother`s Finest, guitar)
(Photo - Ralf Stockhoff)