Monday, December 18, 2006

New America Album All About Respect

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – As a member of America, Dewey Bunnell wrote the immortal lines, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man/ That he didn’t, didn’t already have.

But it took the band’s upcoming new album, Here & Now, for them to really hit home.

The album features Bunnell and fellow American Gerry Beckley backed by the members of punk and indie rock bands like Fountains Of Wayne, Smashing Pumpkins and My Morning Jacket.

And since Bunnell wasn’t familiar with those bands, he was amazed by those musicians’ enthusiasm for his music.

As he puts it, “I’ve always joked that we’re a guilty pleasure and never felt like we gained true notoriety.”

Now, he feels like the respect he’s wanted is finally here and admits, “It’s been a long time coming.”

Here & Now hits stores January 16 and while Bunnell would like to perform with the musicians who back up he and Beckley on the recording, he admits with all the schedules “that may not be realistic.”

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