STEVE KILBEY (THE CHURCH) & RICKY MAYMI (BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE)

Who is David Neil? An enigmatic and ephemeral rock star from days past, who somehow slipped through time’s arbitrary clutches; his premature death (or triple death, as the coroners put it) seeing him drizzle down a clotted drain hole into a dank sewer, joining the collective waste and wonder of many a has-been and never-was. Lying there stagnant, his music could only be heard in ghostly whispers by sewer rats and underground junkies alike for decades, until, legend has it, his touring bassist Steve Kilbey (of The Church) dug it up.

Until recently, however, he’d kept these in a locked valise, awaiting the genius creative accompaniment required to set them free. In a collaborative effort with The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s kaleidoscopic guitar maestro Ricky Maymi, Steve has brought his brainchild David Neil’s work out of the ether and into a tangible format; more specifically the form of limited edition blood red vinyl, entitled ‘The Wilderness Years’, by David Neil. This LP is set to be released in July, and to celebrate its release, Steve and Ricky (along with Shaun and Adrian Hoffmann).

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