Derek Smalls — formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap — is back. His debut solo album, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), is scheduled for release via Twanky Records/BMG on April 13.
In the meantime, you can watch the music video he made with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and Will Ferrell look-alike Chad Smith for the song “It Don’t Get Old,” above.
“Smalls Change is a poignant and oftentimes furious contemplation on ageing that explores the passing of time and all things loud. With styles that cross the gamut of musical bases, the album possesses the edgy rawness and Rock God sensibility that was always shared by Derek and his fellow former band members, Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins and, is now all too evident in his solo work. The album also features some of the greatest talents of rock and roll music and beyond including Peter Frampton, Donald Fagen, Dweezil Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Waddy Wachtel, Michael League, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Paul Shaffer, Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, Judith Owen, Jane Lynch and The Hungarian Studio Orchestra. Smalls Change is produced by C J Vanston.”
Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) Tracklist:
02. Rock ‘n’ Roll Transplant
03. Butt Call
04. Smalls Change
05. Memo to Willie
06. It Don’t Get Old
07. Complete Faith
08. Faith No More
09. Gimme Some (More) Money
11. Hell Toupee
12. Gummin the Gash
13. She Puts the Bitch in Obituary
14. When Men Did Rock
You can pre-order Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) here.