"Dirty Water" by Mother Redcap

Mother Redcap to release the song "Dirty Water" for Earth Day.
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Dirty Water by Mother Redcap
Dirty Water by Mother Redcap
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. - March 27, 2018 - PRLog -- Recorded just before the signing of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act, the song "Dirty Water" by Mother Redcap combines nostalgia for lost innocence with an environment that is rarely free from pollution. "Dirty Water" will be released on Earth Day, April 22, 2018, as a reminder of how far we've come and how far we still must go.

"Dirty water, dirty water, I can't breathe the air.
You can say all you want that it's harmless.
I know something's there."

Written by Steve Oakley, "Dirty Water" was recorded by Mother Redcap in the spring of 1990 at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Phil Nicolo, a Grammy Award-winning American music producer.  Despite being complete in regards to recording, mixing and editing in 1990, "Dirty Water" was never released.  The tapes suffered from age, several moves and challenging climatic conditions.  In late 2017, the multitrack tapes were salvaged by Jerry Hudson at Eagle Audio Recording in Fort Worth, Texas.  The tapes were "baked" and converted from analog audio into digital files and combined into a modern digital project.  The project file was sent to Rich King in Philadelphia to be mixed for release.

Musicians on "Dirty Water" are Steve Oakley (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Rodger Delany (vocals, electric guitar), Chris Ritchie (vocals, bass guitar, percussion) Mike Ligthart (drums) and Ernie Atella (vocals, keyboards).

Formed in the southern shadow of Philadelphia, Mother Redcap is a rock and roll band from Maple Shade, New Jersey who is "unapologetically New Jersey" drawing on influences such as Springsteen, Neil Young, Rush, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Steve Earle and the Replacements.  Mother Redcap released four records – "Rough Mix" (1986), "Throwing Stones" (1988), "Up to Now…" (2000), and "All This Nothing" (2009).  In 2012, Rodger Delany released "Moment of Truth" and in 2015, Steve Oakley released "Bloom Late." Late in 2017, Mother Redcap released the single, "Homeless Christmas."  

For more information on Mother Redcap, go to http://www.motherredcap.com

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