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Stars After Stars After Stars CD

Starsafterstarscover2Stars After Stars After Stars-which borrows its name from the legendary "J and H Productions" underground tape-finds Priggen tackling an assortment of tunes originally recorded by the likes of the Ramones, Big Star, Alice Cooper and the Zombies, as well as such lesser-known but no less notable acts as the Pontiac Brothers, the Jacobites and Hot Bodies, local legends from Priggen's hometown of New Haven, Connecticut. Although written by others, the artist imbues the songs with the same sonic adventurousness and emotional commitment that he applies to his own compositions.

The self-produced album was recorded with an array of vintage gear and a musical cast that includes Cheap Trick drummer Bun E Carlos, a longtime Priggen pal who plays on six of the album's songs and whose last non-Cheap Trick studio credit was with John Lennon. Stars After Stars After Stars also features a virtual Who's Who of the NYC music scene, including guitarists Ivan Julian (Voidoids/Matthew Sweet), Mark Spencer (Blood Oranges/Jay Farrar), Jon Graboff (Beat Rodeo/Laura Cantrell), bassists Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants/Fountains of Wayne) and Scott Yoder (Kevin Salem/Amy Rigby), drummer Brian Doherty (They Might Be Giants/XTC), keyboardist C.P. Roth (Blessid Union of Souls) and mixer/engineer Adam Lasus (Clem Snide/Helium).
In The Inside (Kerry Miller)
Be Married Song (Ward Dotson)
How We Were Before (Colin Blunstone)
When You Looked At Me (Jenifer Jackson)
Big Store (Stephen Duffy)
Only Children Sleeping (Nikki Sudden/Dave Kusworth)
Plainsailing (Tracy Thorn)
Questioningly (Douglas Colvin/John Cummings/Jeffrey Hyman)
Nightime (Alex Chilton)
I'm Eighteen (Bruce/Buxton/Cooper/Dunaway/Smith)
A Slow Soul  (Green Gartside)