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from the archives: Cosmo Jimmy LP (TOMS-related)
Howdy y'all, before we dive into everything else, this update is dedicated to Adam Johnstone, guitarist and songwriter in Romero, who passed away peacefully at home in Australia last week. As Adam's brother (and Romero drummer) Dave so eloquently put it in this memorial post, "Adam had been battling cancer since 2019, but he never let it define him or determine his memory. He recorded the Romero album and 7” while in various stages of treatment, and remained tough (and vegan) until the very end." Our condolences to all of Adam's family, friends, and bandmates. It was an absolute honor to take part in releasing the Romero album.
Perhaps this powerpop-adjacent archival release will brighten your day - we are happy to be working on another release from Tom Marolda's archives. Cosmo Jimmy is a 1987 post-TOMS project that made it all the way to test pressings - but, other than an obscure two song 7" single, the material was never released. Don't let the date fool ya, because this is great stuff!
The album was recorded at Songgram studios in early 1987, produced by Tommy Marolda (The TOMS, Richie Sambora, Smithereens). Members of Cosmo Jimmy played the local Jersey circuit when they decided to record their song “Batteries Not Included” for a movie soundtrack project, but the movie was never released. The song became a single for the new Scorpio Records label. The 12 track album was then green lighted to be recorded with song influences ranging from XTC to the Rolling Stones. Using analog recording equipment including Tascam 16 track DBX recorder, Tascam 24 track mixing board, Hammond B-3, Magnatone and Vox guitar amps, Yamaha Baby Grand Piano, Gibson and Fender guitars and bass, Hohner Harmonica, Vibraphone and Ludwig Drums, the album was recorded within a two week period.
Under That Dress was scheduled for release on Scorpio Records - and despite making it all the way to test pressings, the album never saw the light of day. 36 years later, Feel It Records (responsible for recent reissues of Marolda's late-70's recordings as the TOMS) is proud to issue the Cosmo Jimmy album for the first time ever.
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