"Throwing Stones" by Mother Redcap
After thirty years, Mother Redcap finally releases "Throwing Stones"
By: Mother Redcap
1. One Night (Oakley/Karapalides)
2. Two Sons (Oakley/Delany)
3. Only Rain (Oakley/Karapalides)
4. Lost on the Way (Oakley/Delany)
Musicians on "Throwing Stones" are Steve Oakley (lead vocals), Rodger Delany (guitar), Chris Ritchie (bass guitar, percussion) Don DiPaolo (drums, percussion), Ted Karapalides (guitar), Fran Smith Jr. (backing vocals).
"Throwing Stones" was recorded by Mother Redcap late in 1988 at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All four songs on the E.P. were produced by Fran Smith Jr. of The Hooters and recorded by Phil Nicolo, a Grammy Award-winning American music producer.
The broken glass cover concept was rendered by Jim Godfrey in 1989 and updated for the digital release by Megan Delany in 2019.
Despite being released by Woodshed Records on vinyl in 1989, "Throwing Stones" was never released digitally. The tapes suffered from age, several moves and challenging climatic conditions. Early in 2019, the mixes were successfully recovered from tape by Jeff Mount at Sessionworks Studios in Hurst, Texas. The digital tracks were sent to The SoundLab at Disc Makers in Pennsauken, New Jersey who enabled "Throwing Stones" to be enjoyed on equipment that was unimaginable at the time it was recorded.
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, the Replacements and as Steve Oakley once stated, "FM radio." Mother Redcap released several records – "Rough Mix" (1986), "Throwing Stones" (1989), "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." Mother Redcap released the singles "Homeless Christmas" in 2017 and "Dirty Water" for Earth Day in 2018.
For more information on Mother Redcap, go to http://www.motherredcap.com.