You know this kind of musicians which are writing, releasing and performing their music for more than a decade - but fail to chart? Those who create good music constantly and don't get any regognition but public, only by their fans? See, one of them (you'll find many other in this blog) is Jason Falkner.
Falkner started his musical carrer with a band called " The Three O'Clock" but soon he joined a new band of his former bandmate (Roger Joseph Manning Jr.). Jellyfish. More of Jellyfish in the future. Just one thing: if you don't know them - listen to their 2 CDs!.
After the success of their first CD (Bellybutton) he left the band (and said he'll be never again a band member again).
His solo carrer started in 1996 with Presents Author Unknown, followed with the fabulous Can you still feel?. I suggest you just listen to the 12 songs from "Can you still feel?" from start to finish - there's no filler song, no low point.
In 2001 was a good year for loyal fans, two collection of rare songs and demos: Necessity: The 4-Track Years and Everyone Says It's On. There's also a collection of Beatles songs, performed as lullabies, the title says it all: Bedtime With The Beatles (the follow up was released in 2008). I'll have to try this with my daughter...
In 2002, after a complete album , that never appeared in any record store - just over the net (it's one of these lost albums) Falkner did something very bad: He produced a pheomenal EP (Bliss Descending EP) and waited 3 (THREE) years until his new album.
His last two records (I'm OK... You're OK and All Quiet On the Noise Floor) got a release in Japan. "I'm OK ... You're OK" had to wait further 3 (THREE! again!) years to be distributed in the US and Europe. I hope "All quiet on the noise floor" does NOT share the same destiny...
- Presents Author Unknown (1996)
- Can You Still Feel? (1999)
- Necessity: The 4-Track Years (2001)
- Everyone Says It's On (2001)
- Bedtime With The Beatles (2001)
- Eloquence (2002) - never released album!
- Bliss Descending (EP) (2004)
- I'm OK... You're OK (2007)
- Bedtime With The Beatles 2 (2008)
- All Quiet On the Noise Floor (2009)
So, here is the famous, never seen the light of the release day album Eloquence in all his glory: