in 1998, Jimi Hazel (guitar and vocal) and Rick Skatore
(bass and vocals) opened up a new but short lived chapter in the
history of 24-7 Spyz. After several dormant years, they reunited,
brought in longtime friend, badass drummer and Bronx cohort Tony
Lewis, and returned to the place that had always been a home to
them, the lower east side center of all things rock, CBGBs.
This recording, "Can You Hear The Sound?," the first full-length
24-7 Spyz live album, is a testament to that magical night. The
album has been kept locked up in the archives for years, but now,
with an overdue Spyz revival starting - new studio album, live DVD,
and guerilla-style tour dates - the time is right to unleash this
For the first time in this digital age, Spyz classics such as "Grandma
Dynamite," "Spill My Guts" and "Room #9"
are now available on iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, and whatever else
they invent tomorrow.
....And wait till you hear these versions.. Rick and Jimi's creativity
and flat-out stellar musicianship is too much to be contained, even
by these already well-written songs. Instead, they've rebuilt them
with even leaner, stronger, more dynamic arrangements. Don't worry,
all your favorite parts are still there, it's just that now they're
souped up, ready to compete in the steroid era, with more depth
and maturity and taste in the playing than you'd have any right
to expect from one of the originators of the jam-shorts wearing