It’s our fifth studio album of original country rock and roll. Which doesn’t mean it sounds anything like the others. Or anything like previous notions of country rock and roll might be. Nevertheless that what it is. ‘Cos we say so.
It was recorded in Rindo Valley, Moore Creek, just north of Tamworth. In the machine shed turned into a state-of-the-art musical spaceship, with Commodore Leigh Ivin at the helm, navigating unheard of realms with pedal steels, electrical guitars, crazy keyboards and speakers, and three drummers.
It’s a cyclical work, as it brings back to the band Leigh Ivin, a founding member, in dual roles as player and producer.
Its title – and album cover, derives from a concept coined by an artist pal of the band – Vregedonomy describes a state of entropy and craziness, a fair description of both the contemporary world and The Re-mains’ haphazard and action-packed career.
Since the catastrophic accident in 2006 that nearly killed the band we’ve been touring less frequently and mainly overseas. Vregedonomy signals a new chapter in the band’s history.
Its ten songs explore the country rock and roll milieu and our place in it, they chart the band’s emotional and professional arcs along a continuum of lives which veer in and out of the road, in and out of music, in and out of being a Re-main.