When Ace Bushy Striptease announced that they had split up the day after releasing the final album 'Slurpt' it became apparent that this band meant an awful lot to people.
David Leach shared a tribute song with me which he'd written for the band and it gave birth to this crazy idea: Let's get a load of bands who loved Ace Bushy Striptease to record a cover song and then we'd present to all the former Bushy's as a surprise Christmas Present. So that's what we did. Amazingly we ended up with 19 songs.
And now the album is up to download. The Digital version is available now and in the coming weeks we will press a limited run of CDs. All profits from the release of this album will be donated to the UK Charity MIND: www.mind.org.uk
Lloyd Bowen who did the cover art for a lot of the Ace Bushy albums down the years kindly did us a fabulous sleeve. And artist James Birtwhistle also contributed a stunning original picture of the gang. All of these will be part of the packaging when the CD is complete.
This album was our way of saying thank you and goodbye to Ace! Bushy! Strip! Tease!
Simon, Jez, Basith, Paul and Eve - we really did luv ya.