The two-man rock combo Fairy God Muthas have just wrapped up recording their debut disc, the aptly titled We Are the Fairy God Muthas. According to singer-guitarist Street D (a.k.a. Doug Walters), the album is a raw slice of rock, soul, punk, and even a little bit of blues.
Street D believes We Are the Fairy God Muthas retains the devil-may-care style that he and drummer Skip DeBeatte (City Paper contributor T. Ballard Lesemann) have mastered on stage.
"We've never really rehearsed, and we've never played a song the same way twice," D says. "We both kind of like to go out on a limb. I've always liked that. I think you can hear that on the album, too."
While most of the album was recorded at Street D's home studio, the vocals and mastering were done at Ocean Industries Studios. The album, featuring eight originals and a Stooges cover, should be released in a few weeks.
As far as the recording goes, Street D is his own biggest critic. "You know how sometimes you feel pretty slick and think you're looking good, maybe even cookin', but then you see yourself in the mirror or a picture of you and you're a lot older and fatter than you thought you were? Recording is a lot like that. It can be brutal," D says. "We kept things real simple, and we tried to tell the truth. So it's us, for better or worse, warts and all."