The Chops's posthumous new album, 'Magic Tricks and Rolling Stone', is a storyteller's effort. The characters in the songs are instruments, played to convey universal sentiments and entertain. A runaway, a murderer, a transgender love reversal, and a sentence of solitary domestic confinement, come together to make 'Magic Tricks and Rolling Stone' a compelling allegorical indulgence.
Magic Tricks and Rolling Stone
1. An Introduction
2. Fish Fry
3. Kerouac's Curse
4. Magic Tricks & Rolling Stone
5. The 7 Stages of Murder
6. Aloha Honey!
7. Orlando Bloom
8. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
9. A Consequence of Conscience
10. The Chops
released July 18, 2016
The Chops are:
With Special Guests: Alyssa Kern, Conor Quigley, Danny Windas, Kelsey Windas, Kevin Mahoney, Paul Ritchie, and Rob Blake
All songs Composed and Arranged by The Chops
All songs written by EdTang
Except “Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street” by Bruce Springsteen*
(*mechanical license on file)
All songs published ©℗2016 EdTangMusic
Produced by Paul Ritchie
Engineered by Paul Ritchie at Insidious Sound, Neptune, NJ
Vocals on “Magic Tricks & Rolling Stone” Recorded with Ben Rosett at Spirit Vision Studios, Carmel, CA
Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY
Layout and Design by Krystal Ritenour
Cover & CD Art by Ryan McGrath
Tray Photo by Matt Catalano
Inside Bi-Fold Photo By Kevin Mahoney
A very special THANK YOU to the EXTENDED Bock, Fraternale, Harrison, Myers and Windas families especially Alyssa, Laura, Mollie, Molly, Sarah, Eden and Mae. THANK YOU to Chuck Heaney, Chris Brown, Craig Manning, Cynthia Tedesco, Dark City Entertainment, Dogwig Printing, Franny Thomas, Gary Wein, Jeff Raspe, Jim Testa, John Pfeiffer, Jay Hernandez, Kevin Mahoney, Lazlo, Marcel Hidalgo, Musicians on a Mission, Nikki Black, Patrick Hickey Jr, Paul Ritchie, Pete Marcketta, Peter Mantas, Peter Myers, Phil Rainon, Rich Russo, Rob Blake, Rob Grieb, Ron Williams, Sandrine Desiderio, Scott Brash, Scott Stamper, Sean Bernhardt, SIMGE, Tim Whale, Vin Scelsa, and to all the DJ’s, booking agents, bloggers, columnists, photographers, and bartenders who have supported us along the way. THANK YOU to all the bands and artists we’ve had the pleasure of sharing a stage with. Your names are too many to list and your inspiration too titanic to quantify. And most importantly, above all else, THANK YOU to the fans of the music… those of you who come to our shows, support our albums, and encourage us every step of the way. This collection of songs is for you. We can never thank you enough. With all our hearts… love, The Chops.