Daniel Ash of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and Tones on Tail is turning to his fans to fund his new album Stripped and help select the songs from “the many albums I have been a part of,” a selection of tracks that Ash will then re-record in stripped-down arrangements.
Ash this week launched a two-month crowdfunding effort through Pledge Music that allows fans to pre-order the album in a variety of different formats with, depending on the level of payment, a number of different incentives, from vinyl records, old Love and Rockets stickers from 1987 and original Bubblemen artwork to — for $45,000 — Ash’s 1992 Heritage Softail HD, a motorcycle nicknamed “The Christmas Tree.”
Once fans contribute, they’ll be allowed to vote on songs for possible inclusion on the Stripped record, which is expected out by September. It’s not yet known what songs are available for voting.
See Ash’s full message to fans below:
Hello and Welcome!
Since you guys have shown me endless support throughout my career, I wanted to give you all the chance to be a part of my next album. I want to put together an album of stripped-down versions of my favorite songs, but then I got to thinking…. It should be YOUR favorite songs!
I want YOU guys to vote on your favorite songs from the many albums I have been a part of. Then I’ll strip those songs down and record all new versions of them.
Once you pledge your favorite package below, you gain access to a hidden section of the site that will allow you to vote for which songs I put on the “Stripped” album. You’ll also receive a digital download of the album as soon as it’s ready and before anyone else hears it! You’ll also have the chance to get involved in some very exclusive merchandise and interactive experiences that I’ve never made available or done before.
This is completely new territory for me so I’m very happy you’ll be right alongside me as we make this album together.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
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