Founding member of The Dougboys and Power Pop pioneer Richard X. Heyman is set to release new solo album 67,000 Miles An Album and has set up a Kickstarter campaign to get things started. Fans of Heyman’s work can participate in the Kickstarter campaign, where they can pre-order the CD, downloads, a t-shirt, and various other goodies including a Zoom call with Richard himself.
The new disc will be a collection of brand-new songs mixed with some from a few years back. The earlier compositions were written for The Doughboys, in which RXH played the drums and sang and this time he’s put his own unique stamp on them. There are even two songs that date back to the beginning of his songwriting, including “Plans and You Can Tell Me”.
Along with his wife, Nancy, RXH has recorded a dozen albums on his own label, Turn-Up Records. With this new CD, actually his fifteenth, Heyman once again has written, Produced and performed. The new album will be released on Turn-Up Records following the Kickstarter campaign.
As I write this in the stillness of a summer day in New York City, I am reminded that we are all speeding through space at 67,000 miles per hour. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also spinning around at over 1,000 miles per hour. It kind of reminds me of the Tilt-a-Whirl I used to ride at the Fun House in Asbury Park. My new album deals with this frenetic issue among other topics. It’s called, no surprise, 67,000 Miles An Album. That’s the approximate distance you will travel as you listen to these songs…have a nice flight!