SURFDOG/HOLLYWOOD RECORDS RELEASES MOM 3
STAR-STUDDED BENEFIT ALBUM FEATURES BRAND NEW MUSIC FROM BECK, PEARL JAM, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BRIAN SETZER & BRIAN WILSON, THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS AND THE BEASTIE BOYS
Pearl Jam, Beck, the Beastie Boys, Brian Wilson, Brian Setzer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a few of the artists contributing brand new tracks to MOM 3, the spectacular new benefit album from Surfdog Records, marketed and distributed by Hollywood Records. Album sales will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The album is due for release August 17.
A superstar compilation, MOM 3 boasts a lineup of today’s hottest artists, the majority of whom have recorded or donated songs exclusively for this project. The album’s track listing is as follows: Brian Setzer and Brian Wilson performing a big and bouncy cover of the Beach Boys classic "Little Deuce Coupe;" Sprung Monkey doing a sizzling rendition of Harry Nilsson’s "Coconut;" Butthole Surfers contributing a hot-rockin’ version of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s "Summer In The City;" Beck with "Electric Music and the Summer People;" Snoop Dogg and members of Rage Against The Machine with "Snoop Bounce;" Lisa Loeb’s "Summer;" a new Butthole Surfers remix of Jane’s Addiction’s "Ocean Size;" Pearl Jam’s "The Whale Song;"Allison Moorer’s stunning rendition of the Beatles’ "Here Comes The Sun;" Paul McCartney and Wings "Wild Life;" Gary Hoey "Gone Surfin’;" Red Hot Chili Peppers "How Strong;" Everclear "Walk, Don’t Run;" Ben Harper "Wicked Man;" Smash Mouth "Mother;" James Taylor "Gaia;" Beastie Boys "Nothing To Say;" JKay "Sunland;" Lit "Money;" and Chris Isaak "Winter Waves."
Greg Camp from Smash Mouth commented: "MOM 3 is such a cool collection of bands and vibe that we wanted to be a part of it. We are Summer people. We surf. We skate. We grew up at the beach. We care."
Hollywood Records senior vice-president of A&R and Grammy Award winning Producer of the Year Rob Cavallo enthused "Cool bands, cool songs and a great cause—I’m really proud of our involvement in this project."
The MOM 3 CD booklet, printed on recycled paper and created to be an eco-friendly package, is a beautiful collection of ocean and surf photography by world-renowned photographer Jeff Divine. The Surfrider Foundation has included "eco-facts" and "ocean-activist items" for those wishing to get involved in battling ocean pollution, overfishing of sharks and swordfish, and the loss of beach and surf environments.
Keeping the grassroots attitude and altruistic intent of the record has been central to the MOM 3 project. "(Surfdog chief) Dave Kaplan and I went on a surfing trip to mentally prepare for and plan MOM 3," said Pierce Flynn, Surfrider Foundation Chairman. "MOM 3 really reflects the spirit of the oceans that we are trying to preserve."
The Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 as a grassroots non-profit environmental organization, and has since made great strides in the areas of coastal protection, water quality monitoring, education and domestic and international beach clean-up and restoration programs. The Surfrider Foundation, which exists solely on personal and professional donations, is represented by more than 25,000 U.S. members, with 43 U.S. chapters and affiliates in Australia, Japan, Brazil, and France.
In 1996, the Surfrider Foundation partnered with Surfdog Records in order to create the benefit album MOM, for which Pearl Jam, The Beastie Boys, Jewel, No Doubt, Sublime and the Ramones, among many others, contributed original songs. Its follow-up, MOM 2, included songs from The Offspring, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jewel, 311, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Porno For Pyros.
The MOM albums have provided the largest donation in Surfrider Foundation’s 15 –year history. The funds have allowed Surfrider Foundation to:
Launch critical support of the B.E.A.C.H. Bill, which is legislation for ocean water
quality. The bill has now passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is up for
vote in the U.S. Senate this summer.
Launch the national program "Respect the Beach," a nationwide education camp-
aign for school children and Internet users on protecting the oceans, waves and
beaches from pollution and trash.
Train and empower local citizens who comprise Surfrider chapters in 43 coastal
cities to become community leaders in ocean conservation and coastal politics.
"The artists, Surfdog Records and the MOM projects have changed the face of Surfrider Foundation," said Flynn. Dave Kaplan commented: "Surfdog Records is honored and stoked to put out the MOM records for the Surfrider Foundation. Our company’s motto is Please Help Preserve Our Oceans."
Most importantly, MOM 3 gives us a chance to do more than just raise awareness, as each purchase goes directly toward Surfrider’s efforts in preserving the beauty of our water planet. "MOM 3 rocks as a result of all the incredible artists who donated their talent and soul to this record" said Dave and Pierce. "And the oceans are better for it!"
For further information, contact Surfdog Records in Encinitas at (760) 944-SURF or the Hollywood Records publicity department in Burbank at (818) 560-6197.
"Please join me in supporting the MOM 3 album. I’m personally involved with MOM 3 because I’m at or in the ocean almost every day. This music is for the world and the healing of the oceans!"