Forgotten Anthology (Instrumental)

by Bumblefoot

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*Instrumental version of Bumblefoot "Forgotten Anthology" album

A collection of 18 songs from 1995 - 2002 that didn't get onto their intended CD releases. The songs either weren't fully written, fully recorded, or didn't fit the direction of the album.

The music starts with 90's grunge, followed by the metal sound of Bumblefoot's "Hands" CD, then the loungy twist of "Uncool" and finishing with the experimental fretless-guitar sounds of the "9.11" CD.

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TRACK LISTING:
Old
Thought I Could Fly
Apathy
Shell
Meat
Day To Remember
Bagged A Big 1
Mine
heart attack
Girl Like You
Crunch
Maricona
13
She Knows
Myth
A Way Out
Wasted Away
Mafalda

BONUS TRACKS:
Mine (Clean version - curses muted)
Girl Like You (Clean version - curses muted)
Crunch (Clean version - curses muted)
A Way Out (Clean version - curses muted)
Wasted Away (Clean version - curses muted)

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ABOUT THE SONGS:

1995 • Old, Thought I Could Fly, Apathy, Shell
These songs were written for what-would-have-been Ron Thal's 2nd album. The album's musical direction was rejected by the record label, citing it as "too dark." Ron started from scratch and wrote in a different musical direction, for what would eventually be his 2nd released CD, "Hermit" (released Jan 1997). The songs "Sweetmeat", "Gray" and "Unsound" on the "Hermit" CD were from this earlier collection of music.

1998 • Meat, Day To Remember, Bagged A Big 1, Mine, heart attack, Girl Like You
After releasing the "Hands" CD in early 1998, Bumblefoot began working on the next CD, that would have had these songs on it. When the drummer left the group, it was decided to start fresh rather than release an album featuring a key member that was no longer in the group. "Mine", "heart attack" and "Girl Like You" were added from this collection to the French release of the "Uncool" CD in 2000. The song "Guitars Suck" was meant to be on this CD as well, but later appeared on the guitar-oriented "9.11" CD.

1999 • Crunch, Maricona, 13, She Knows, Myth
"Crunch," "Maricona" and "13" also appeared on the French release of "Uncool", but were cut from the final 2002 release of the "Uncool" CD. The songs "She Knows" and "Myth" weren't completed in time to be on any of the "Uncool" releases.

2000 • A Way Out, Wasted Away
"A Way Out" and "Wasted Away" were part of the first batch of songs written for the "9.11" CD, along with "Fly In the Batter", "Lost" and "Raygun."

2002 • Mafalda
This song appeared on the comp CD "The Alchemists" (UK) in 2002. The song was also published as part of an audio-CD lesson in Guitar Techniques magazine (UK) Summer 2002 issue.

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credits

released April 22, 2003

Drums on "Old", "Thought I Could Fly", "Apathy", "Shell" played by Mike Meselsohn from the band "Boiler Room"
Drums on "heart attack" played by A.J. Pero
Drums on "Wasted Away" played by Joe Bedford.

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Bumblefoot New Brunswick, New Jersey

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso, with over 25 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist.

Bumblefoot is a member of the bands ASIA and SONS OF APOLLO, and former member of Art Of Anarchy (2011 – 2017) and Guns N' Roses (2006 – 2014).
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