Help Make the New amandla Record!

Please join my campaign to help create my 3rd amandla record after having to walk away from home and studio thus losing my chance!
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Claude Coleman Jr
Music
Ringoes, New Jersey
United States
5 Team Members

Howdy folks -

My name is Claude Coleman Jr. I am commonly known as the drummer for the group Ween. I'm also currently the drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, and bassist / producer for NJ punk band TV Tramps. I've been a professional musician in the NY/NJ for over 25 years with a pretty harshly eclectic discography, and I'm looking forward to creating years more of fantasic music all around.

This IndieGoGo campaign to fund the recording and production of the 3rd record by my group amandla. I am the singer-songwiter for amandla, performing all instruments on record and fronting the group live on guitar. amandla is a passionate part of my musical heart that I've always kept going for the sake of itself, for the love of expression in song, and for the joy of playing out to receptive fans.

2012 was a year of successive personal and career downfalls that as an end result, has set me to lose a home and studio acquired from settlement money after surviving a near-fatal car accident. I  used the remaing settlement to rebuiild the home mostly alone over the course of about 5 years. My chance to record the songs I've been amassing - which I feel are my strongest - has pretty much been vanquished.

Getting funding to do this record will not only help get the music realized and help bring in superb and well-known players, but it will also spiritually slingshot me into...chapter 3 I reckon. 

What it's Needin’

I would like to not only to have the record made but pressed.  From an extraordinary life I have extraordinary friends who bestow favors extraordinarily. Their contributions of time, effort and musicianship have helped allow amandla to exist at all and are substantially offesetting these costs, of which I am forever grateful, and ready to git' R dun right.

$3,700 – engineer for ½ month @ $225/day.

I engineer myself most of the time, however many instances call for someone else behind the board for not only for efficiency of time but for the recording of sounds period, where you can't be in two places at once. For instance with the Fluba. I think I’ll only really need an engineer at most, half of the time.

$3,000 – studio time for 1 month @$750/wk.

That’s around a $100 a day, which is awesome for blocking a place out, right? cheers!

$850 - CD Mastering.

That’s a bit of a steal too I reckon, especially for the ears I’m friends with. Another favor from the heart from a friend. I owe him a day of weeding.

$1,700 CD Manufacturing

This is about the cost for custom packaging artwork. The CD pressing will have be a special edition with exclusive packaging and artwork for IndieGoGo contributors!

$1,500 – (6) players for hire @$250/day

I have many brilliant music friends and you all will be on it -  but a person can only pull so many favors! Recording in the Austin area, I’ll be well situated to Pull in some real nasty-like players.

 

Dude – you played in Ween….perks, much?

Dude, yes I did and maybe I still do. I think I've pulled out plenty of choice tasters to incentivize both the amandla fan and the Ween fan - I’m a Ween fan too! I collect. It's its my great privledge and pleasure to share with anyone, anything I have in exchange for your help to help me realize my passions with amandla.

Any and everything autographed, no worries -

Items to be added and updated - check back!

 

Perks Inventory

IMPORTANT!!

FOR LIMITED ITEMS AND SELECTION PERKS(WEEN GRAB BAG, POSTERS, PRINTS) PLEASE SPECIFY CHOICE WHEN MAKING YOUR CONTRIBUTION!!!! email claude@amandlanet.net

$3 - A PowerPhoto 4x5

A signed, candid 4x5 studio photo from the sessions, and an email to thank you - thnx!

$5 - PowerPhotoPlus

- A 4x5 signed studio photo.

- A unique item and/or chatzchi from the studio area. Rated PG-13 I promise.

$10 - Digital Download of Album

- Digital dowload of the release, prior to the release date. Comes with digital copy of artwork and booklet.

- A PowerPhoto 4x5.

$20 -The PowerMusic, The PowerShirt

- Digital dowload of the release, prior to the release date, and the PowerShirt!

$25 - The PowerPack

- A Signed, Exclusive, Limited Edition CD version with exclusive packaging to IndieGoGo contributors!

- The Ace of Spades shirt. That one's a' mine!

- A PowerPhoto 4x5.

-A handwritten note torn from my journal page!

- Thank you credit on the CD liner notes! Cheers -

 

$50 The PowerPackPlus

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography - The Full Catastrophe, Falling Alone, and the Limited Edition new record.

- The Ace of Spades shirt or the amandla PowerShirt

- Thank you credit on the CD liner notes.

- A signed pair of gnarled up drumsticks.

- An amandla press photo print of your choice!

- A CCJ original photo print of your choice! Roll your mouse over for photo details.

 

 

 

 

 

$100 - PowerPackPlus & Ween GrabBag

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record.

- A Limited edition Lakeside Lounge, NYC amandla silk screen poster.

- The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt.

- Thank you credit on the CD liner notes.

- Guest list passes for amandla in your town for our first tour through!

 

- ANY one item of theseWeen memorabilia! In limited amounts - new items to be added!

An Ultra rare shirt from the record store in Germany named after the band; A Europe 2000 tour, with tourdates listed on back. Our only dates to Japan - Tokyo and Mount Fuji - are listed on the back; Some crazy hippie nightmare shirt from a show in Lawrence, KS; A very rare shirt from a bar/club in San Anto, from a Skunk tour in the 90's - this shirt is over 20 years old; A porcelin 'waste' sink knob ripped out of a hotel on tour - can you taste the waste?; an early Ween setlist - the songs on it are no later than '93!;

Robin Hood costrume from Burlington, VT, '03?;  beat-up drumheads and broken cymbals, with  8x10 of pyscho trash fan-girl. 

- NO LONGER AVAILABLE -

The Wig from Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - 8.31.20 11; Cognac leather pants from Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - 8.31.20 11; A bloodied drumhead; a few very rare Jimmy Wilson Group shirt, a Mickey Melchiando original Corn Nuts shirt;Trophy from Filmore, Denver '08 given to us by club promoters for an attendence record; a fan shirt from Brisbane, Australia; the 'red flame' Ween shirt which was my design; trucker dashboard chatzchi of a big middle finger on a spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$150 - Lesson and a Meal

A one-hour lesson on the instrument of your choice, for yourself or for anyone else you wish, to be followed by a tasty meal we'll cook together. May as well have something to eat I reckon.

$250 Nuclear PowerPosterPack

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record.

- The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt.

- Any choice of amandla poster, including dibs on the first 3 only silk screen originals from Record Hop, Dallas, TX - comes with the MusicMan amp metal plate from the gig!

- Thank you credit on the CD liner notes!

- Any one of these Ween silk-screen poster duplicates, from my collection, signed on the back. In limited amounts, obviously. Check back for for new adds!

 

 

 

$350 - CCJ On Your Jam

For one song, I'll play on your track, just send me a rough mix and we go from there. You may start prepping the

master living room shelves for the influx of Grammy statues.

$500 - The BackDown Puppet Cast!!

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record.

- The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt.

- A PowerPhoto 4x5.

Wowweeee... Not only the complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record, but the entire puppet cast (sans the Claude puppet, see video)!! The video that shook the world to its knees. These puppets are trouble - and yes, that's a Jimmy Page model doubleneck SG!

$750 - CCJ Gigs with You

On drums, me. One gig, one rehearsal, so no one totally embarasses anybody ova hea...

$1000 - Private House Performance

- amandla plays your living room, backyard, or smokehouse for you and your guests. Thoroughly beautiful affairs!

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record

- All Tour merch for two!

$2500 - The PowerBroker Pack - Contribution Made!! NO LONGER AVAILBLE

- The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record

- Any one of each and any amandla / ccj designed shirt!

- A Limited edition Lakeside Lounge, NYC amandla silk screen poster.

- Lifetime guest list passes - for real!

- Executive and IMDB credit on the new record.

- All tour merch!

- And... the 1954 Oahu jumbo acoustic recorded on the song Falling Alone, and featured on the cover. This is a jumbo-body guitar with a rusty E, a D, a G and a high E string, open tuned to a D, and has been this way for 15 years, traveling around only playing the one song, Falling Alone. Checkerboard binding all around, its the sound of majic. She needs a loving home now. It's the sound of magic, this instrument!

  

 

What about contributions beyond the goal?

The $10,425 goal really only covers the recording and printing of the record, and there will be many extra costs involved. I may simply need additional studio time, or need to work elsewhere as I work with guests. PLus there are critical components that need to be in place to make a music release truly beneficial. These would include US/Europe/Aus/NZ publicity; videos; radio campaigns; new merch; touring. Any additional contribution money will go directly to any one of these areas. I want a success story all the way to end! Not just a stack of CD's in the closet. Every cent funded will be used 100% productively and posted about in detail and in numbers.

What if contributions don’t meet the goal?

Whelp – I’m still recording the record one or the other and that’s my word, with whatever I’m given, period, and every cent of that will go towards the process. It will obviously be a much longer process, with compromises in the recording, art production, and obviously without some guest musicians.

This New Record

I would say about this record that I'm approaching the songs with more a greater fearlessness and allowing it fall untethered - funny that! It has an excitement to it. I did have the chance to record some basic tracks to more than a several songs. These sounds can be heard on the video trailer. I feel proud of my past work, but these songs I feel proudest of. In a major sense, I’m considering this my first real amandla record.

Crowdfunding and All

After some soul searching I realized that amandla is perhaps the most meaningful and important thing to me in this world, and so I'm giving crowdfunding a go. I have every intention on enjoyably dedicating my life to seeing this material through and touring the group live forever and a day. I've received great appreciation for the music and every live show is a head turner for a lot of folks.

Pass It On

I wouldn't want anyone to contribute anything they don't have to give, that serves no one, and I certainly wouldn't want anyone to have any negative feelings about not being able to contribute.  You can still help out by sharing this with someone and passing it around.  There are great tools here on IndieGoGo to clickitey-clack and share away to various social networks. I'm old school - mention it somone with your voice, in front of a face -  shoot a txt to someone, mention it to who does your hair!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for you time to read this and for any contribution you might make but most importantly for the chance for a real go at this. I am humbled and amazed.

In advance and with gratitude,

THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU

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This campaign ended on July 21, 2013
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  • $3USD
    A PowerPhoto 4x5 & an Email

    A signed 4x5 studio candid shot from the sessions, and an email to thank you - thnx!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $5USD
    PowerPhotoPlus

    - A 4x5 signed studio photo. - A memento and/or chatzchi from the studio. Rated PG-13 I promise.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10USD
    Digital Download of Album

    Be the coolest kid in the cubicle - be first to hear the record in its entirety. - A digital download of the release prior to the release date. Comes with digital copy of artwork and booklet. - A PowerPhoto 4x5.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $20USD
    The PowerMusic, The PowerShirt

    The quick fix - get a digital download of the record prior to the release date, and the amandla PowerShirt!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    The PowerPack

    - A Signed, exclusive, limited edition CD version with exclusive artwork/packaging available only to IndieGoGo contributors! - The Ace of Spades shirt. That one's a' mine! - A PowerPhoto 4x5. -A handwritten note torn from my journal page! - Thank you credit on the CD liner notes!

    49 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    The PowerPack Plus

    - The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the limited edition new record. - The Ace of Spades shirt or the amandla PowerShirt. - Thank you credit on the CD liner notes! - A signed pair of gnarled up drumsticks - they make great backscratchers REFER TO THE PERKS INVENTORY... - An amandla press photo print of your choice! - A CCJ original photo print of your choice, candid shots and photography from the years gone by.

    24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    PowerPackPlus & Ween GrabBag

    - The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record. - A Limited edition Lakeside Lounge, NYC amandla silk screen poster. - The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt. - Thank you credit on the CD liner notes. - Guest list passes for amandla in your town for our first tour through! REFER TO THE PERKS INVENTORY... - ANY one item in the Ween memorabilia GrabBag - items constantly updated!

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    Lesson and a Meal

    A one-hour lesson on the instrument of your choice, for yourself or for anyone else you wish, to be followed by a tasty meal we'll cook together. May as well have something to eat I reckon.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $250USD
    Nuclear PowerPosterPack

    - The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record. - The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt. - Any amandla poster, including dibs on an exclusive,silk screen original with band memorabilia from the gig! - Thank you credit on the CD liner notes! REFER TO THE PERKS INVENTORY & EMAIL YOUR PICK WHEN YOU CONTRIBUTE - Any one Ween silk-screen poster. Duplicates from my personal collection, signed on the back. Check back often now, ya hear?

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $350USD
    CCJ On Your Jam

    For one song, I'll play on your track, just send me a rough mix and we go from there. You may start prepping the master living room shelves for the influx of Grammy statues.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    The BackDown Puppet Cast!!

    - The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the limited edition new record. - The Ace of Spades shirt and the amandla PowerShirt. - A PowerPhoto 4x5. -The entire puppet cast of the video BackDown (sans the Claude puppet, see video)!! The video that shook the world to its knees. These puppets are trouble - and yes, that is a Jimmy Page model doubleneck SG! Check the Perks Inventory -

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $750USD
    CCJ Gigs with You

    On drums, me. One gig, one rehearsal, so nobody totally embarrasses anybody ova hea...

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Private House Performance

    amandla plays your living room, backyard or smokehouse for you and your guests! Thoroughly beautiful affairs! Plus: - The complete 3 CD amandla discography including the Limited Edition new record - All amandla Tour merch for two!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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