Track Of The Day: Nelson
Nelson became one of the biggest bands in the world thanks to the huge success of debut album After The Rain in 1990. They’ve just released a record, though, which traces the path that led to this big moment. One of those songs is the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day.
Gunnar (vocals/guitar) and Matthew (vocals/bass) Nelson first got noticed in 1986, when they wrote songs for Dweezil Zappa’s debut album My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Momma, and also wrote and recorded the title song for the movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (under the name of Power Tool). They then collaborated with producer/writer Jack Ponti, recording these songs with pals who’d eventually go on to become Skid Row.
From there, the twins worked with the Little River Band in Australia, and then with Russ Ballard and Adrian Gurewitz in the UK. But what’s represented on Before The Rain are demos they wrote in a bedroom in Pacific Palisades, California, before recording these in a 16-track studio, located in a converted garage in the San Fernando Valley. They worked on these with then unknown writer/producer Marc Tanner.
In late 1989, those demos got them their deal with Geffen, and led on to enormous acclaim. Titled Before The Storm, these recordings have just been released by Frontiers. You can now download the song After The Rain for free right here.
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