My Picks: Cover It – The CoalitionCover It – The Coalition
A few years back, I was in a band called The Coalition, which also featured Scott Healy, Michael Merritt and Shawn Pelton. In 2004, we recorded and released a CD called Naked Movies (which is available right here on this website!) on Midlantic Records. It was later re-released on Fractal Entertainment and I have no idea where it is now.
Anyway, this toe-tapper was from our original demo and, sadly, it never made the final CD. This group was trying to blur the lines a bit and at times trying to emulate the collective, group improvisations of early jazz, but in a modern context. Scott used only vintage keyboards and no synths, and everything was recorded live – with exception of “Drum Sandwich” – but with pre-production and mayhem/percussion tracks for the CD.
Bill Milkowski said: ”Call it avant groove, post-jam band, organic techno-jazz-fusion or call it whatchuwanna, the resulting sound is as unprecedented as it is provocative. In a world of vacuum-packed sampled sounds and clone bands galore, retro-this, neo-that and same ol’ same ol’, Naked Movies can truly be called fresh and original.” Anyway, this unreleased track is called “Cover It,” written by the incredibly talented Scott Healy. If you dig it, check out the Naked Movies CD…..it’s pretty wild.