The Complete Foxman Set contains new copies of all 4 of my Independently released Cd's (45 songs total). Songs From The Gallery (2001, 9 song demo), Like The Freak You Are (2005, 9 songs), Crazy Like A Fox (2010-11, 13 songs plus 1 hidden track) and my brand new Folklore & Superstitions release (2013, 15 songs). S&H fees are already included in the listed price for orders within the USA. International orders will cost an additional $10. I will gladly autograph any and all Cd's upon request. Here is a write up explaining the contents of all 4 Cd's. Enjoy :)
"Songs From The Gallery" (2001, 9 song demo) is my groundbreaking debut release. This demo release is quirky, off the wall, thought provoking and utterly unforgettable. It includes the emotional storyline and dramatic vocals of "New Orleans", the ultra experimental story telling crooner "Halfway To Memphis" (the debut of the sarcastic imp), the tongue in cheek oddball humor of "Baby Doll" (about a blow up doll), a trip down the crossroads in "Dusty Road", adrift in confusion and the fear of growing older in "Lost At Sea", an appearance by the devil himself in the soul searching rocker "Everything", the disturbing psychopathic characteristics of "Take A Look Around", a dance with a vampire in "Oh Desiree" and the all-American anthem "Sunday Morning". Yes, you did read all that correctly. I have become very well known for thinking outside of the box and pushing the boundaries of creativity.
"Like The Freak You Are" (2005) is my breakout 2nd Independent release. This release is a masterpiece of creativity and a must own for fans of all musical genres. It includes the therapeutic musings of "Have Another Cigarette", a melancholy strip club song titled "Shake For Me Now" (a huge underground hit, written from the perspective of a mobster with a conscience), the rebellious anthem "Disgruntled", "One Out Of Many" is a quirky masonic money song with modern day relevance, a contemplative venture into the world beyond our imaginations in "Into The Unknown", the lurking instrumental "Shadows", an out of body experience in "Break The Walls", an epic spirit adventure in "Black Cat Saloon" and the police sirens of "City Streets" (written from the perspective of a homeless person who is holding on to the memory of a lost love because it is all he has left). "City Streets", "Shake For Me Now" and "Shadows" continue to be 3 of my most popular and downloaded songs. Your collection just isn't complete without this release.
"Crazy Like A Fox" (2010-11) is my 3rd Independent release and it is a 13 song masterpiece of creative writing and a must own for fans of all genres. This release includes the old school hip shaking complacent mood of "Nothin", the nostalgic/retro vibe of "Best Days Of Your Life", the epic groundbreaking lucky voodoo song "Same Old Troubles", a fun, melancholy breakup song "Under The Weather", "Sweet Adelaide" is a chilling venture into the realm of immortality and painful loss, "Hard Times" is a rocker about a mobster on the run who is reflecting on his losses, "Horrible End" is about the mobsters demise, take a ride in the gypsy caravan with the underground folk hit "Doppelganger Blues", but beware of the blood thirsty vampire in "Where's The Sun", the animated/cartoonish song "Downtown" pits yours truly against corrupt public officials, "Wilderness Of Mirrors" is a thrilling CIA/spy song, the unbeatable playful punk vibe of "Coming For You" and the slide guitar religious musings of "Simple Minded". This release is a pure cult classic and vintage Foxman. To top it all off, physical copies of this Cd do include a hidden 14th track, titled "Won't Be Home Again", which is about infidelity and honesty. If you consider yourself to be an open minded person with a passion for the rebellion known as Independent Music, then this release is a MUST OWN !! After just a few listens, it will be one of your favorites of all time.
"Folklore & Superstitions" (2013, 15 songs) is my most creative effort to date and a must own for fans of all ages and all musical genres. The underlining concept beneath everything the Foxman does can be summed up by one simple old adage .... 'God, the devil and the conscience in between'. "Folklore & Superstitions" is a meandering venture down the crossroads of life which will ultimately play upon your imagination and tug at your soul. Haunting, funny, inspiring, thought provoking, unique and utterly unforgettable. Throw your inhibitions aside, hold on tight and enjoy the ride. Albums like this don't come along very often. Here is a break down of all 15 songs on the new release:
1) Guilty - Country/ Rockabilly tune sung from the perspective of a person who has taken on a split personality (MPD) to hide from horrible acts he has committed. The lead guitar work and chorus section are as good as it gets, very memorable. Nice clean, upfront vocals.
2) Caroline - Epic Rock song about finding a former love living on the streets. One of the most dynamic songs on the entire Cd. The instrumentation throughout is amazing. Nice moody vocal introspective in the verses, which then give way to an exploding chorus section (ala 90's Grunge). The frantic build up in the solo section is another nice touch. I think I did an excellent job of getting into the character of the song and selling the drama.
3) Dead Men Tell No Tales - Folk/Rock song about the demise of a corrupt governor. The storyline is exceptional and you kind of get the feeling that I am playing the role of a reporter who is covering the story, yet is somewhat reluctant to say what he really thinks happened.
4) Break a Leg - A Punk Rock anthem about overcoming fears. No doubt about it, this song is a classic with big time hit song potential. Don't go at it lightly, crank up the volume and love it.
5) Forget About It - This is a acoustic song about a relationship gone bad. The lyrics and emotional vocal approach will quickly win you over and tug at your heart strings. Just goes to prove that sometimes the most effective songs are the simple ones that everyone can relate to. I think I did an excellent job of capturing a mood and sharing it with everyone.
6) Spreadin The News - Didn't see this one coming, talk about a complete 180. "Spreadin The News" is a fun Pop song about getting married. There are moments throughout the song that bring to mind old classic Hollywood movies (ex. Humphrey Bogart saying "here's looking at you kid" in Casablanca). It's a very fun song that will have everyone raising their glasses at the end .... you'll see what I mean.
7) The Freaks Waltz - Just when you think you have me pigeon holed I step up and throw you another curveball. Talk about a classic, well thought out, creative instruMENTAL. My first impression of this song is that it belongs somewhere in the soundtrack for one of The Godfather movies, others have mentioned James Bond and Dexter. The change sections are unbeatable and freakishly hilarious (footsteps, girl screaming, mad cap laughter, wind chimes, etc).
8) Head On A Stick - This song will quickly be a favorite for fans of gore/macabre. I literally am talking to a head on a stick and assessing the damage/carnage that is all around, which creates a very funny scenario. It takes a lot of lyrical prowess to pull off a song like this and I think I stepped up and delivered. The musicianship is exceptional. Perfect blend of gore and humor. Due to the subject matter of this song it has been listed as having explicit lyrics, but it is done in such a playful way that I doubt most people will mind.
9) House Of Cards - BAM!!! This is one of the heaviest tunes on the entire Cd (almost falls into the Metal category). The Metallica-esque intro is excellent and sets the stage well for the entire song. Everything about this tune kicks ass!! The theme of the song is the dangers of gambling. The lead character does run into some bad luck (the dead mans hand) and he ultimately goes postal and shoots the place up. The chorus section is a classic. Due to the graphic nature of the lyrics and references to guns and shooting, this song has been listed as having explicit lyrics.
10) Ne'er Do Well - Once again, another complete 180. I am a very clever songwriter who likes to keep my listeners guessing. This song may very well be the best one on the entire Cd and that says a lot. It is a Folkish/Rockabilly song about a vagrant/tramp/ne'er do well (short for never do well) who is walking the crossroads and questioning his faith. The lyrics are as good as it gets and I guarantee you will love this song from start to finish.
11) Jingle Bells - Yes, I do Christmas songs too. The song was originally written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857 and was titled "One Horse Open Sleigh". What is unique about my version of the song is that I have chosen to use a laid back folkish approach that focuses just as much attention on the verses as it does on the renowned chorus section. I have even gone so far as to alter some of the lyrics so that the storyline is easier to follow and a bit more modern. The break sections between the choruses and verses are perfect. The song has an excellent flow from start to finish.
12) Same Old Troubles - (aka The Lucky Voodoo Song). This is one of my signature songs. It originally appeared as track #3 on my "Crazy Like A Fox" Cd (2010). It features a big band New Orleans vibe (trumpet and trombones), an unforgettable groove and exceptional lyrics/vocals. This tune is vintage Foxman at his finest and I guarantee it will put a smile to your face. In voodoo-ology the black pin referenced in the song is used to dispel negativity.
13) So Noble Kind - From lucky voodoo to a chilling ballad. "So Noble Kind" is a haunting classic about vampiric and royal bloodlines merging. The setting seems to take place in a cemetery where a victim of royal lineage has been bitten and is leaving her human life behind and awakening to a life of immortality. The song is sung from the perspective of the vampire who has bitten her and is patiently awaiting her arrival. This song also works as the perfect prequel for "Sweet Adelaide"
14) Sweet Adelaide - This is it, every great Cd has its centerpiece and "Sweet Adelaide" is as good as it gets. This song was originally released as track #5 on the "Crazy Like a Fox" Cd. After writing "So Noble Kind" I knew that it had to be a part of the new release as well. "Sweet Adelaide" is a chilling venture into the realm of immortality and painful loss. A video for this song was filmed and released in 2011 and is a must see. Very chilling, perfect cinema, vintage Foxman at his finest.
15) Dance With The Devil - I had to end the Cd with a rocker. In a sense, this song acts as the follow up to the Cd's first track "Guilty". The lyrics/vocals suggest that the character is tormented and in fear of facing his final judgement. The lead guitar work in this song is excellent. Crank it up!!
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