In February 2009 the Blues Excuse finally released our long-promised CD
Terre Rouge (that's French for "Red Earth" and yes, it's a reference
to the red soil of our home town Kingaroy).
The 13-song album
covers a diverse breadth of blues styles from
songs to rockabilly bunny belters about
love gone right.
Terre Rouge is the first CD the band has ever cut and we know it was
a long time coming.
So long, in fact, that Blues Excuse guitarist Bomber Frost said he'd
grown mighty tired of replying to well-meaning people who'd asked when the
album would be out.
"For folks in the know it was a standing joke", Bomber said. "I think people
had come to the conclusion that we were playing a huge prank and that
instead of going away to record for the weekend we'd all gone to the TAB
"We've been working on this album for years - but mainly that's because we've
all got lives and there's much more to it than just sitting in a recording
studio for a week and waltzing out with a CD," he said.
"But we all love it, and hopefully the people that like the band will enjoy
The CD will be for sale at selected local outlets in the South Burnett
and via our website (see ordering details further below). The band will also
sell the CD at our gigs.
"We're in strife if we're looking to make a profit on this," said the band's
off-and-on manager Kevin Milo.
"But look, it's blues. And if people like that sort of stuff, they'll love
this record," he said. "It's made the old fashioned way. You know... with
musicians and their instruments and a lot of passion and sweat".
"So what can I say? Buy the damned thing."
But if you'd like us to post it to you
, then we'll put it in a 100%
genuine Australia Post CD-ROM package container and post it to you anywhere
in the world
for an incredible AU$25
(which is still less than
$1.92 per track, and you also get to keep the stamps for your collection).
And as a special bonus for our mail-order subscribers, your copy of
Terre Rouge will also be individually signed by all the band members.
This may make it worth a lot more one day... you never know!
To order a copy of Terre Rouge, simply post a cheque or money order for AU$25
The Blues Excuse,
116 Moore Street,
Kingaroy Qld 4610 Australia.
Please make sure you tell us your own name and postal address when
you do this so that we know where to post your copy to.
And if you'd like us to email you to let you know when we've slipped
your copy in the post, then make sure you include your email address too
(but please make sure it's legible - we hate bounce-backs).