TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has been added to the list of guest musicians who will be featured on the upcoming tribute album "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks". Eddie appears in conjunction with his solo project EDDIE OJEDA'S BAND OF STEEL, featuring vocalist Andre Vanchot (X FACTOR X, JOE STUMP),bassist Chris McCarvill (DOKKEN, HOUSE OF LORDS, JEFF SCOTT SOTO) and drummer B.J. Zampa (DOKKEN, HOUSE OF LORDS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). Eddie and company contribute a new incarnation of the SPINAL TAP favorite "Big Bottom", a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the well-padded posterior.
"Big Bottom" is infamous for featuring three separate bass parts (bass, lead bass, rhythm bass) with no guitars whatsoever. A bass-centric tune with a lot of low end, it's a bottom-heavy ode to the bottom-heavy girl.
A sample of the song is now available at the official "Whole Lotta Love"MySpace page.
"When I was first asked if I wanted to cover 'Big Bottom'. I thought it was a joke! I mean, why would you ask a guitarist to play on a song with no guitars?" commented a bewildered Eddie Ojeda. "That's like hiring Dee Snider to record a song and then telling him not to sing on it! I just figured I'd stumbled into an easy gig, since my band would end up doing all the work. In the end, I did find a way of adding my own personal touch to the song, while also being respectful to the bass-heavy sound of the original."
"It wasn't hard playing all three bass parts," added Chris McCarvill, "but it was hard playing them all at the same time. There has to be an easier way to do this!" The exhausted McCarvill then passed out from his exertions and declined to comment further.
"Remember, you can't spell BASS without ASS!" remarked singer Andre Vanchot, moments before dropping trou and mooning hapless bandmate B.J. Zampa.
Summing up the band's collective pride in the finished product, Ojeda beamed, "I think our version is absolutely killer. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it an 11!"
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. "Whole Lotta Love" will feature all-new recordings of popular songs praising the fuller female figure, originally made famous by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music.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.
Starting off the salute with a regal flourish is QUEEN's arena rock classic "Fat Bottomed Girls", sung by Phil Lewis of Hollywood warhorse L.A. GUNS. A favorite song from his youth in the U.K., Phil lends an appropriately British flair to this beloved ode to the amply endowed derriere. The track was arranged and produced by Paul LaPlaca (CHRIS CAFFERY, THE GREAT KAT, ZANDELLE),who also contributes lead and rhythm guitar. Keeping the beat is drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RIOT, TNT),with bass provided by Joey Bones and additional guitars by Robert Sadowski. Also contributing to the CD is CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar, who appears as part of Tennessee-based rock outfit RUFUS FONTAIN, featuring original JACKYL vocalist Ronnie Honeycutt, guitarist Tim Lewis, bassist Hayden James and drummer Shawn Hughes (NAKED BEGGARS, JOHN CORABI). The five-piece rips through a high-octane version of the AC/DC concert staple "Whole Lotta Rosie", showcasing LaBar's signature guitar tone and Honeycutt's patented Bon Scott rasp.
"Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" is scheduled for an August 31, 2010 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" and a surprise bonus item upon delivery of the album.
Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainmentweb site.