The world is at an intermediate point in history. The Covid-19 pandemic has effectively put humanity on hold. What was considered normal as late as early March has been replaced with a world of social distancing and waiting. This strange in-between time has brought with it adaptation, innovation, and aspiration for better days to come. Frankenstein 3000’s latest release “Intermediary Stage” was not meant to coincide with the advent of a world on lockdown and yet it may have arrived at exactly the right time.
With their most recent release “The Blunt Truth” behind them and a new album still a year away, F3K lead singer/guitar player Keith Roth felt it was the perfect time to compile a number of great tracks that have yet to be pressed to vinyl. Acting as a junction between albums “Intermediary Stage” is a sonic bridge for music fans to traverse an irregular time. The first thing you experience upon picking up the new album is its striking cover art. Cast in the yellow and black hue of a fallout shelter sign, the cover is dominated by a photo of a deserted New York City street. It was taken by Frank Perri in the early days of the Corona Virus pandemic back in February. The cover draws inspiration from 1960’s Jazz albums and is meant to evoke something of a horror movie vibe. The photo not only does that, it serves as a historical snapshot of a time no one will soon forget. Beyond the visuals of “Intermediary Stage” are a number of audio gems. The album features previously unreleased covers and original songs as well as guest appearances by Earl Slick and David Johansen. It is something that should most certainly be enjoyed both audibly and visually on vinyl.
Pre-order “Intermediary Stage” now at mainmanrecords.com!
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from Frankenstein 3000’s “Intermediary Stage.” F3K lead singer/guitar player and host of The Electric Ballroom on 95.9 The Rat (Sundays 8pm-10pm) Keith Roth will call in to the show each night!
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