PETE SPIBY RELEASES BONUS SET OF COVER SONGS TO ACCOMPANY DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘FAILED MAGICIAN’

Failed Magician was the title of Pete Spiby’s (of Black Spiders) first solo release, issued earlier this summer, which is in no way a concept album, or a story about accidentally sawing an assistant in half or disappearing behind a curtain, never to return. “It’s an exploration of my inner workings, pulling back the curtain to revel whether I still have a soul in there, or not, which is all debatable…”

“I have sorrow in my pocket and exorcising the ghosts is a way out of the darkness,” he says of the blues influence that is evident in the record as a whole and the reworking of this collection of ‘covered’ songs. “There is an undeniable thread that goes through all 30 songs and these extra recordings were carefully chosen as part of the process to play a part in what was originally going to be a triple album release, that I eventually talked myself out of..but I think they should be for everyone, so here they are..”

Pledgers originally received this bonus collection of cover versions, including a surprisingly haunting version of Alexander O’ Neal’s 1987 hit, Criticize. “I didn’t just want to do a bunch of rock covers,” says Spiby. “There had to be a mood to the songs, or lyrics of the songs chosen, that suited the mood of the original songs and how I wanted to present the whole music as my first solo effort.”

The album was released on Friday 31st August on Be Lucky, via Cargo Distribution and now the ‘Failed Covers’ will be available via download only from here: http://smarturl.it/PSFailedCovers

Features the following tracks:

Addicted to Love – (originally by Robert Palmer)

Criticize – (originally by Alexander O Neal)

Hunted Down – (originally by Soundgarden)

Loss – (originally by Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes)

Mutherfucker – (originally by Beck)

My Favourite Game – (originally by the Cardigans)

Pretend We’re Dead – (originally by L7)

Running Free – (originally by Iron Maiden)

Take Your Whiskey Home – (originally by Van Halen)

Walking in My Shoes – (originally by Depeche Mode)

Only Girl in The World – (originally by Dean Martin)

Catch Pete Spiby live at the following dates:

December

Thu 13th Dec – BIRMINGHAM THE FOUNTAIN
Fri 14th Dec – SHEFFIELD ROYAL STANDARD
Sun 16th Dec – LONDON BLACK HEART