Richard Simpson (5)

Real Name:
Richard James Simpson
Richard James Simpson, formerly the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band Teardrain ( which included bass player and co-songwriter Jill Emery of such bands as Hole, Mazzy Star and Super Heroines); and bassist for Invisible Chains (featuring musician Carla Bozulich), has released his debut solo album "Sweet Bird of Youth."

The album features musicians Dustin Boyer and Theo Welch, among others.

Boyer is a veteran of the L.A. music scene, He is a member of Descanso, and appeared on Macy Gray's "The Id" album. He also toured with, and plays lead guitar for, John Cale. Boyer, a longtime collaborator of the Welsh musician, appeared on Cale's 2012 release "Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood."

Welch has performed and recorded with a variety of musical acts, including Barry White and Evelyn "Champagne" King.

"Sweet Birds of Youth" has been described as a collection of songs that range from sexy and gritty to dreamy and reflective. The experimental and soulful sound is reminiscent of such artist as Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Pixies, Brian Eno, and The Beatles.

Formerly credited as Richard James, Richard James Simpson is the brother of the late Rock Halsey from the infamous L.A. punk band Rock Bottom and The Spys (which included Ygarr Ygarrist of Zolar X); and son of actress Renate Huy.

The album was mastered by punk icon Geza X (producer: Dead Kennedys, Meredith Brooks, Black Flag, etc.).

Music by Richard James Simpson.
© 2017 R. Simpson
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