Lets make no mistake about it – these 2 albums are not ‘New’ Britny Fox material. This material is from 1990-1991 and were demos for what would become the ‘Bite Down Hard‘ album. Tommy Paris, lead singer of the band wrote or co-wrote and demoed roughly 30 tracks for the ‘Bite Down Hard‘ album. Ten tracks were chosen and recorded and the rest remained as demos – those are the tracks that you will find on ‘Forbidden Fruits: The Bite Down Hard Demos Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.‘ There will probably never be any new Britny Fox material released to the dismay of long-time fans, so these 2 albums will be as close to anything else that the fans will ever get from this band.
After two albums, the original Britny Fox lead singer left to pursue other opportunities and the band brought in Las Vegas native Tommy Paris, aka Don Jillson formerly of the band Jillson. ‘Bite Down Hard‘ (1991) was the bands third album and first album with Tommy Paris. This album resonated with the fans and they now can hear the other tracks written for ‘Bite Down Hard‘ album in their raw format.
Tommy Paris states,” These demos came from a group of countless songs written in the fall and winter of 1990. Most were discarded as fleeting bits of inspiration; unrefined and purposefully incomplete. After months of writing, recording demos and listening to a mountain of material, including songs written for us by L.A. and New York songwriters, we settled on the final 10 songs to be included on “Bite Down Hard.” Those chosen tunes began as raw demos created from scratch on an inexpensive Tascam 4-track and went on to be recorded in the full-blown facilities at Devonshire and One on One Studios in North Hollywood where Metallica recorded the “Black Album.”
Each album (Volume 1 and Volume 2) have 10 demo tracks that were written for the ‘Bite Down Hard‘ album and 2 personal Tommy Paris solo tracks. The albums also have a couple of cover songs. Volume 1 shows the track Riff Raff originally by AC/DC and a smoking version of Slades Little Sheila. Volume 2 has a cover of the song Sweet Hitchhiker originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival It also contains a personal song that Tommy wrote for his wife Tracy.
Tommy also states, “What I enjoy about songwriting is it’s unrestrained creativity which is then groomed, gleaned, and refined to the final imposition of an officially stamped conclusion. The inspiration comes from all of these stages existing chronologically as a bound and determined crusade. It’s a deep cultivation and although laborious at times, there’s nothing like it. I’m currently writing songs for a brand new album and the quest for ever greater songs continues…”
Both albums, ‘Forbidden Fruits – The Bite Down Hard Demos Volume 1‘ and ‘Forbidden Fruits – The Bite Down Hard Demos Volume 2‘ are nicely put together with track descriptions by Tommy Paris for each song on both albums.
The discs are silver pressed and remastered direct from the original Demos. Both albums are available at FnA Records. A fan pack autographed by Tommy Paris is also available.