It has been 7 years since Gordon Weiss released an album. It's About Time says it all! Once again musician and studio wizard Jeff Cannata is behind the mixing board for the recording.
"I'm Your Fan" is one of the most colorful and expressive tracks on the album. There is truth and humor surrounding the story and its accompanied by some great pop rock music.
As I recall from my previous experience with Mr. Weiss, he knows how to spin a yarn and add just the right touch from a musical standpoint to come up with an entertaining mixture for your senses.
"I'm Your Fan" hits the bulls-eye of your heart and soul. Give it a listen and I guarantee a smile will come to your face.
Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-Rating 4/5 Stars
More About Gordon Weiss:
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gordon Weiss made his debut musical
performance miming on the recorder along with the other third graders,
which made him vow to learn to play an instrument for real. His first
true foray into the world of music took the form of studying classical
trumpet for eight years, culminating in two performances at Carnegie
Hall with the New York City All-City Band. It was deja-vu when he stood
up for a trumpet fanfare to find that his mouthpiece had fallen out
By then Gordon had been bitten by the Beatle bug and his love for
clever songwriting with strong melodic hooks took over full force. But
it was the power chords of Pete Townshend and The Who that made him give
up the trumpet and pick up an old acoustic guitar, which he promptly
stripped of two strings so he could play along with all of John
Entwistle’s bass lines. Gordon soon acquired a proper bass and played in
bands in high school and college, before adding a Stratocaster to his
collection, which prompted his first attempts at singing and
Realizing that playing in bands with names like “Dead Grotty” would
unlikely lead to a record deal, Gordon went to medical school and
eventually became a child psychiatrist. He relocated to Connecticut and
continued to feed his cravings for classic rock and pop music, with
healthy doses of Elvis Costello, Squeeze, XTC, Crowded House, Jellyfish,
Honeydogs, and Candy Butchers, while amassing a catalog of his own
songs that he played at occasional impromptu gigs, open mikes, or family
A thoughtful gift of drum lessons to help him learn to really bang
out some of those Neil Peart licks he had always air drummed along to,
led to forming a musical friendship with great session drummer Greg
Trabandt of RVP Studios. After hearing of Gordon’s unfulfilled dream to
make a record of his original music, Greg not only introduced Gordon to
veteran producer Jeff Cannata, but agreed to play drums on all the
tracks of Sum Of Its Parts. Featuring brilliant contributions from ace
keyboard player Jeff Batter and soaring vocal harmonies from Pete Hodson
and Bill Welch of Z-Plan, Gordon wanted to keep this first solo album
personal by playing the rest of the instruments himself. The album was
released on Gornpop Records, a nickname for Gordon referencing an
affection for a large, albiet very slow, lizard from Star Trek.
A world tour did not follow. But thanks to The Weirdo Mike Viola
Superfan StageIt Group, a wonderfully supportive community of fans, many
of whom are fellow musicians, Gordon kept writing and playing online
live performances, including a performance of side 2 of Sgt. Peppers
Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety with support from his daughters
and nephews. After a seven year hiatus, Gornpop Records is pleased to
announce the release of It’s About Time featuring nine new original
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