DANGER DANGER frontman Ted Poley has been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on the upcoming tribute album "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks". Ted appears alongside his Poley/Rivera collaborator Vic Rivera, who also produced and arranged the music for their track. The duo breathes new life into the song "All Lips N' Hips" by the ELECTRIC BOYS, who themselves recently reunited after a 15-year hiatus. A surprise MTV hit in 1990, "All Lips N' Hips" paints the sonic picture of an exotic dancer endowed with generous feminine curvature. A sample of the song is now available at the official "Whole Lotta Love" MySpace page.
A returning veteran of SplitScreen Entertainment tribute albums, Rivera was also featured on the 2008 release "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent", teaming up with vocalist Kelli McCloud on a haunting recreation of "Love Kills" by the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION.
"I was very happy when they approached me to be a part of this next project," offers Vic Rivera, "especially since I have a great appreciation for full-figured women! Even before they told me which songs were up for consideration, I knew I wanted to do 'All Lips N' Hips'. I've always interpreted this song to be about an especially curvy and voluptuous girl, so we adjusted a few lines to drive that point home. Naturally, I had to involve my partner-in-crime Ted Poley to sing. All in all, it's the perfect addition to this long overdue tribute to the zaftig woman!"
Though Poley himself was not a contributor to the aforementioned "Kiss My Ankh" album, he did provide inspiration for the bonus track "Ted Poley" (a parody of the KISS song "Unholy"), written and performed by rock and roll comic C.C. Banana and featuring guitars by Chris Caffery.
"I was so flattered to be the subject of a song on the first SplitScreen Entertainment release, I just had to sign on for the follow-up!" enthuses Ted Poley. "Even though I was a little concerned that the tune might not be right for my voice, Vic found a way to make everything sound great. We couldn't have had more fun tracking this song! I hope everyone approves of our own take on the ELECTRIC BOYS original."
As previously reported, "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" is a musical homage to the big, beautiful women who make the rockin' world go 'round. The tribute will feature all-new recordings of popular songs praising the fuller female figure, originally made famous by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music. These anthems to abundance will be performed by renowned rock and rollers from yesterday and today, along with a select few rising stars. In direct opposition to the "no-fat-chicks" mantra espoused by some, "Whole Lotta Love" will be a star-studded celebration of large and lovely ladies. Songs confirmed so far include QUEEN's arena-rock classic "Fat Bottomed Girls" by L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis, with guitarist Paul LaPlaca and drummer John Macaluso. Also on tap is a high-octane version of the AC/DC concert staple "Whole Lotta Rosie" by RUFUS FONTAIN, featuring CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar and original JACKYL vocalist Ronnie Honeycutt. The POISON chart-topper "Unskinny Bop" is ably recreated by party rock outfit EVICK, featuring members of the Bret Michaels band. And the bass-heavy SPINAL TAP dirge "Big Bottom" is given a six-string revamp by TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda and his BAND OF STEEL. Plus-sized songstress Celisa Stratton brings all-new meaning to the title track "Whole Lotta Love" by LED ZEPPELIN, in conjunction with veteran QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali and guitarist Alex Grossi. Additionally, rock and roll comic C.C. Banana offers up a faithful rendition of the KISS track "Spit" (a.k.a. "Split"), featuring bassist David Z of ZO2 and guitarist Angus Clark. The album boasts an inspired cover by pop artist Les Toil, known for his bold and beautiful "big girl" pin-up art.
"Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" is scheduled for an August 31 release and is now available for pre-order directly from SplitScreen Entertainment. The first 500 pre-orders will receive a free instant digital download of "Fat Bottomed Girls" as well as a bonus mini-print of the cover art upon delivery of the album.