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Frank Fogg
NEWS   The latest Frank Fogg album "Newer World Order" is now released to the aggregator and will be available in the next few weeks from a variety of online music retailers.

"Newer World Order" features 11 all new songs from the Electronica and Alternative genres and is available worldwide on the Very Generic Productions label.

The album will also be available in full-length preview at a number of internet based social networking and radio station sites shortly.
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Frank Fogg has been around music and recording since he was a child, performing as a bass and guitar player. Starting out as a street singer in Cleveland, Ohio, he has performed onstage throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania for over 25 years with a number of Rock, Rockabilly and Country bands including The Long Shot Band, Led Foot Lytnyn, Sonixxx, Lynn Chapman Band, The Freed, Target, Saturn's Reign, State Line Band, The Influence and T.C. Free in addition to solo performances in North Coast coffee houses and jam nights.
Why this name?
Well, for a number of years, I used the nomme de guerre Frank Hell playing live. I have a cousin Ray Fogg that regularly entertains around the U.S. and wanted to make my own way and name in the biz. Unfortunately, there's about 100 Frank Hells in the music industry and after all, it does sound a little trite, no? Its also a big pain to get all your songs copyrighted with the pseudonym so I just gave up and decided to use my own name. 'Nuf sed.
Do you play live?
Well, I've done about 350 live shows so far in Ohio and Pennsylvania playing a variety of Rock, Rockabilly, Blues, and Country (not counting all the street performances, solo gigs or jam nights). I'm not doing any live shows right now with Reaction 7 due to several surgeries on my arms and shoulders (you can see one of them on the cover of the Flok album) and probably won't do any of the techno/electronica live unless I hook up with another keyboard based musician. Maybe in the future. Any true believers out there wanna do something?
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Just stop by your local retailer and see how many people are checking out the CD aisle. Zero? I thought so. It's all downloads now and I-Tunes gift cards. Why would I try to carry 30GB of music on CDs in my car????? Are ya nuts?
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
You mean before I die? Right now I self publish it all and nobody is breathing down my neck about production schedules or contracts. Sure....would love to get some real promotion behind the project but I'm too old of a bunny to get very excited about it at this stage. I just feel happy when ANYBODY hears it besides myself. And they do.
Band History:
Frank Fogg put together his first solo instrumental album titled Flok in 2008. This was soon followed by two new albums No Mnemonics and Do Not Enter. All of his music is self-composed, self-performed and self-produced (what a lonely life!!) with Frank playing synthesizers, bass, guitars and e-percussion with an occasion vocal sprinkled in.
Your influences?
I grew up in the bedroom next to the band in the 60's so I got a variety of rock and folk stuff in my ears awake and asleep. While playing with cover bands, I got my first exposure to country music and that still influences my songwriting today. Nowadays, I mostly listen to sat radio or internet streams with Alternative and Electronica formats high on the list. I'm also listening to shortwave both on shortwave radios and on sat radio.
Favorite spot?
Rock and Roll Cleveland, Ohio where I'm interned for the duration of the war.
Equipment used:
I'm currently using a variety of Korg, Yamaha and Roland synths along with a few little top secret extras. Post production is on PC.
Anything else...?
Well, we all have lots of stories. Like the time the rental smoke machine malfunctioned and once we got it turned off, seeing the fire department arriving. Or that time I invited all of the current and ex-girlfriends and wives to the same show. Not smart! Or that time the lead guitar player had the heart attack at the VFW and had to be life flighted out of there. Or those shows (yes they happen sometimes) when there's only the barmaid and NOBODY else to listen. Or those shows where you can see 'em fighting out in the crowd but there's too many people for them to get close enough to you. Or the time we played Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound (David Allan Coe) for the bridal dance (at the request of the bridal party!) What do you get when its all over? A big address book full of fun names and a big head full of fun memories.
No Beat Album Cover
Greyscale Frank
Frank with Chuck Trimble of Reaction 7
Freaking out about robots!
Between sets party
Scary Frank
Visual music
At old Van Epps Road recording studio
Laying down vocal tracks
Frank on synth keyboard
Outdoors with bass
Frank with Al Fishell of Reaction 7
No Mnemonics album cover
Frank at Outdoor Festival (Ohio)
Frank on the 8 string bass LIVE!
Frank at Outdoor Festival (Ohio)
Frank at Private Party (Lodi, Ohio)
Frank at Big Pig Concert (Ohio)
Frank with Led Foot Lytnyn
Frank with Sonixxx (Cleveland)
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