This album was originally recorded in Jan 2003 and was never originally intended for release. It was an experiment in simplicity with no keyboards used, no frills-arrangements and was a way of learning to use a new recording device I'd just got my hands on. It featured nods to various punk/new wave bands I'd listened to in my teens and was intended to be listened to/laughed at with friends over drinks. Lots of drinks. Ginger Wildheart heard it and urged me to put it out, and to play live shows, so I did. Some liked it. Some hated the fact that I'd put out such simple dross and were very vocal about the fact that I 'could do better'. Talk about missing the point. It's got a certain charm I suppose so here it is again for those who missed out the first time. Only this time it appears with 6 bonus tracks, 3 of which have never been heard anywhere before. 'Harrowing #1', 'Remission' and 'We can't fake it' were originally meant to be bonus tracks on an expanded version of 'Heya-heya-heya-heya-ho!' that never saw the light of day. Oh, and listen out for another hidden track which is actually the title track, 'We are the lucky thirteen', originally intended to be the album's opener but was omitted due to the fact that it just didn't come out the way I wanted it to. Listen at your peril. X
Random Jon Poole, England, November 2013
released November 21, 2013
Produced, written, arranged, performed and recorded by Random Jon Poole.
Mastered by Jase Edwards at Majestic Splendour studios.
Cover art by Andy Hunns at Small Japanese Soldier.
supported by 28 fans who also own “We Are The Lucky Thirteen (Expanded)”
This just nails that habit we all have of missing everything that’s great all around us every day while we’re busy obsessing on all the negatives. And oh that chorus!!! I hope I can see this live someday, surrounded by loads of people all bellowing along with me, collectively enjoying the moment and being happy! e3jtp