“There are so many ways covering a song of this magnitude could’ve gone wrong for any band, but Devi hits the nail on the head with this creative, yet respectful, …
5 stars - “Rocks!!! I was born in Detroit and I love my rock and roll. Give me a psychedelic rock band with great songs and moody guitars and I’m a happy girl. The band is tight, funky and the guitars are beautiful. I love the post-Beatle loveliness of When It Comes Down and the moody blues of Get Free. Put it on, lay back and groove.”
5 stars - “Get Free is an album everyone needs to hear! The songs run the gamut from acoustic-based tunes like Howl at the Moon to the lusty, rocking Demon in the Sack. Did I mention these folks can jam?”
5 stars - “The real deal!! Debra and Devi are a breath of fresh air in a world of wannabes and clones…real original rock music with a sound all their own. Even performing a cover like Runaway the band puts their own powerful signature on the performance, and their original songs burn with explosive energy. A highly recommended release from this free-spirited power trio.”
GET FREE was produced by Debra Devi with Wayne Dorell (Pavement, Val Emmich), Anthony Krizan (Amfibian, Phoebe Snow) and Jerry Ramos (Obie Bermudez). The band recorded basic tracks at Dorell’s Pigeon Club studio in HobokenNJ, including an impromptu six-minute jam version of “The Needle and the Damage Done.”
Next, Deb and Ramos recorded guitars at SST Studios in Weehawken. “It was like being a kid in a candy store, only the candy was amps!” says Deb, who used everything from a Vox AC30 to a Mesa Boogie Rectifier.
Deb moved to Krizan’s Sonic Boom studio in RaritanNJ to work on vocals. Krizen sang backup on “Runaway” and “When It Comes Down” and adding the guitar hook to “All That I Need.” Wiser Time singer Carmen Scalfani dropped in to sing on “Howl at the Moon.”
Meanwhile, from LA, Michael W. Dean, ex-singer for Bomb, one of Deb’s favorite ’90s bands, sent backing vocals for “Demon In The Sack.” His wife, Diary of an S&M Romance author Dollie Llama, added a (real) orgasm under the song’s ripping guitar solo.
Deb returned to the Pigeon Club to record Rob Clores on keys. She recorded more vocals and mixed with Dorell–carting a giant pile of CDs, from Blondie to Wolfmother. Get Free was mastered by Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Jesse Malin) on analog and digital gear.
Printed on the CD is the Sanskrit prayer “May all beings everywhere be happy and free.”
- Rob Clores - keys (Black Crowes, Blues Traveler)
- Perry Robinson – clarinet (Dave Brubeck, Free Funk)
- Wynne Paris – sarod, backing vocals (Krishna Das)
- Anthony Krizan – backing vocals (Spin Doctors)
- Michael W. Dean – backing vocals (Bomb)
- Carmen Sclafani – backing vocals (Wiser Time)
- Therese Workman - backing vocals (Oh My Goodness)