On my podcast, Below The Frame, I say the thing that Jerry Nelson told me: “Always have something that’s your own—that you create.” Well, here’s one of those thing for me…
Back in 2003, when my band, The Mighty Weaklings, released our self-titled album, we used a Korg 16 track digital recorder to make the whole thing. We didn’t have a lot of money so we didn’t go into a studio. We recorded the drums in a rehearsal space and the guitars and vocals in various bedrooms and closets. Our knowledge of mixing the music was pretty minimal and yielded an album that, looking back, was mixed unevenly. Plus, the songs never really sounded how I was hoping. Later, I got rid of all the master tapes, not knowing that one day everyone would be able to record, mix, and remix music to their heart’s content on a laptop. Thanks to digital technology, I’ve been working for nearly two years on making those songs sound better and more like I’ve always heard them in my head. I’m super proud of the result.
So, on January 8, 2021, we’re releasing The Mighty Weaklings (Remixed/Remastered). The album has been remixed, enhanced with new elements, and remastered for better sound quality. Several tracks differ a bit from their original release, including a new mix of “Savior (In the Wash)”, and a longer version of “Jacob Wake Up”. Also included is “Traveling Maverick”, a previously unreleased track. For me, it’s fun to hear the differences in those original tracks to the new-and-improved “enhanced” version (which I prefer). Most of the remastering was completed by Bernard Matthews with Gabe Moffat remastering two songs.
The Mighty Weaklings (Remixed/Remastered) will be available on Apple Music, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere you can get streaming music. You can pre-order now on and get the instant grat track “Medicine Brain (Bury It)”. Link in Bio. Keep It Weak!