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Megiddo 20th Anniversary Vinyl

Pre-order my bloody 1997 debut album, in a deluxe special anniversary vinyl package!

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To celebrate it’s 20th anniversary, I am releasing a special, limited edition vinyl reissue of my 1997 album Megiddo, originally released on Virgin Records. The album was recorded on 24-track tape and will be re-mastered for vinyl from 1/2-inch tape for a warm analog sound! Along the way I’m going to tell you the unlikely story of how an angry underachiever wound up releasing a major-label album while still a teenager, and you’ll get exclusive updates of how the project you are helping to fund is going. In addition to the vinyl pre-order, you can also pick up some goodies that I buried in a time capsule back in 1997 – 7" Vinyl singles, EPs, headshots, t-shirts – as well as custom handwritten lyrics, and even an acoustic show in your home!

“Lauren Hoffman’s record was beautiful without throwing up on your shoulder, but it never got the exposure it deserved. I don’t think her record company knew what a good thing they had” – Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone).

I was a teenager living in Charlottesville Virginia when I wrote the songs on Megiddo. Writing a song was like a magical therapy session for me (it still is). I was what they called an ‘at-risk’ teen, and it often felt like music saved me. From myself. From the effects of my dysfunctional childhood, raised by mentally unstable divorced parents. The particularities of my family’s dysfunction had forced me to grow up quickly and I entered adolescence disillusioned and angry. I felt at a distance from everything, like I was sitting back with my arms crossed, watching the world’s tragicomedy of fakery, hubris, cruelty, weakness. (see: “Lolita”, “The Cannibal Ed”, “Cold and Gray”).

As middle school turned into high school I was hungry for art and experiences that could mirror the longing inside of me for a deeper truth. I found Classical Greek plays and mythology (“Persephone”). Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’. Sylvia Plath’s poetry. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”. John Lennon. Nirvana (“Rock Star”). I became fascinated by religious wars, murderous cults, the holocaust. How could people be so wrong? How could they be so blind to their own evil? (“Blood”, “The Ashram Song”) I adopted an attitude of nihilistic hedonism; “Life has no meaning so you might as well try to enjoy it while you can” (“Hope You Don’t Mind”). I ingested any mind-altering substances available (“Persephone”, “Strange Man”). My best friend and I loved to say: “Live fast, die young and leave a good-looking corpse” (“Alive”).

That was who I was when I wrote the songs that became Megiddo on my unplugged electric guitar, singing at a whisper, sitting on my bed in my mom’s house late on a school night.

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AccessPass: Megiddo 20th Anniversary Bonus Digital Bundle

Megiddo 20th Anniversary Bonus Digital Bundle
$10
10.00
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Contains the full Megiddo album plus bonus EP- The Chemist Said It Would Be Alright, But I’ve Never Been the Same.

‘Megiddo’ Special 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue!

‘Megiddo’ Special 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue!
$29
29.00
Available

Mastered straight from tape to vinyl for that lovely, warm, all-analog sound! Packaged with a beautiful full-color booklet including lyrics, photographs, memorabilia, and intimate stories from my time making Megiddo!

A beautiful full-color 12 × 12 booklet with lyrics, photographs, memorabilia and intimate stories from my time making Megiddo!
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Signed Original 1997 Headshot

Signed Original 1997 Headshot
$12
12.00
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You’ll get a lovely signed 8×10 photograph, a digital download of Megiddo, access to pledgers’ exclusive updates, AND you’ll be helping me offset the cost of making the beautiful packaging for the vinyl reissue! Thanks! Immediate fulfillment

‘Fall Away’/‘Cold and Gray’ signed 7-inch

‘Fall Away’/‘Cold and Gray’ signed 7-inch
$15
15.00
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Put the needle down on my first ever release! These are different mixes from the final album versions that went on Megiddo. Recorded on 2-inch tape and mastered for vinyl for that lovely, warm, all-analog sound! Immediate fulfillment

“The Chemist Said…” EP - Signed CD!

“The Chemist Said…” EP - Signed CD!
$20
20.00
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Includes the Sound Of Music mixes of “Persephone” and “Blood” – I prefer this mix of Persephone to the version that was used on Megiddo. Also includes early compositions of mine “Termite” and “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”, and my cover of “Mother” by John Lennon, which has David Lowery’s distinctive signature on it and probably the best scream I have ever recorded. Immediate fulfillment

Signed Combo

Signed Combo
$30
30.00
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“The Chemist Said…” EP + ‘Fall Away’/‘Cold and Gray’ 7-inch + AccessPass
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Signed Big Bundle

Signed Big Bundle
$35
35.00
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“The Chemist Said…” EP + ‘Fall Away’/‘Cold and Gray’ 7-inch + Headshot + Sticker + AccessPass
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All The Things Super Bundle - Signed!

All The Things Super Bundle - Signed!
$60
60.00
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‘Megiddo’ Special 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue + “The Chemist Said…” EP + ‘Fall Away’/‘Cold and Gray’ 7-inch + Headshot + Sticker + AccessPass
Pre-order. Note; Does Not include Signed Test Pressing.

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing
$100
100.00
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Only 4 Available! Signed & Personalized Test Pressings of this new limited edition run.

20th Anniversary Commemorative Lyric Book - Signed!

20th Anniversary Commemorative Lyric Book - Signed!
$15
15.00
Available

A beautiful full-color 12 × 12 booklet with lyrics, photographs, memorabilia and intimate stories from my time making Megiddo!
Pre-order

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$100
100.00
4 left

I will create a one-of-a-kind, just for you handwritten signed lyric sheet for the song of your choice!

Acoustic concert in your home!

Acoustic concert in your home!
$1,000
1000.00
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I’ll come play a special unplugged acoustic set in your home for you and 20-30 of your friends! Includes a signed copy of the 20th Anniversary Megiddo LP + AccessPass.

Pledger will also provide travel and hotel costs for 2 people if the show location is more than 90 miles from Charlottesville VA.

Super Limited Megiddo Tour Shirt

Super Limited Megiddo Tour Shirt
$20
20.00
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Limited to only 6 left! Comes in vintage “’90s Sizes” ( that means a little smaller then todays) Only 4 Large and 2 X Large available

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