Boston Musician, Bert Switzer, Releases CD Compilation of Music from Last 25 Years Fall 2002 Media Contact: Bert Switzer Bert Switzer, a Boston-area drummer who recorded his first record and performed his first live gig with renowned avant garde guitarist Henry Kaiser, has released a compilation CD of "my best musical performances with all the musicians and bands I have played with over the last 25 years. The CD (called Bert Switzer -1977-2002) is available at CD BABY (cdbaby.com/switzer) for $4, plus shipping. Switzer began playing drums in 1967. Ten years later, he joined one of the earliest and wildest punk bands, The Destroyed, who, after being spotted by frontman Peter Wolf during a performance at the now-defunct Rathskellar, opened for the J. Geils Band in a performance in Maine. The bulk of the CD is devoted to music from the heydays of The Destroyed (thedestroyed.com). It also contains a couple songs he recorded with Kaiser as Monster Island, as well as some previously unreleased material. More information about Switzer's career and his CD is available at bertswitzer.com. Switzer stopped playing the drums in 1993 and didn't pick up his drumsticks again until December, 2001. "It was unfinished business for me," Switzer says. "Musically, there were things I hadn't done that I just had to do. I feel I still have something to offer." As part of his comeback, Switzer worked with Bill T Miller on two new songs, one is pure drums and the other has Miller on guitar and bass. Switzer has also begun working on new songs with Joe D. Jackson, who was lead singer of The Destroyed. "I love working with songwriters and helping them develop their songs. They bring out the creative aspect of my drumming. It's where I excel. The only reason I play at all is to express that creativity, says Switzer, who has no plans to retire from music. "I'm back for good," he says. Note to Media: Bert Switzer is available for interviews. Many photographs are available for use. Examples are available at bertswitzer.com. BERT SWITZER 1977-2002 Boston Drummer Bert Switzer's First CD an Underground Smash: * Boston Drummer Extraordinaire Bert Switzer - The Big Takeover * Totally insane drummer -19 mind shattering ear bleeding punktunes - Awesome Release - The Alternative News * Amazing Drumming - Punk Planet * Two Drum Solo's which are better than you would imagine - Roctober * Insane stuff by Boston's The Destroyed - Opening song will peal the paint off your shoes - Scram * Furious Drumming - Ink 19 * Raw and Crazy - Heartattack * A Fine Drummer - Razorcake * Pure Punk Noise - Delusionsof Adequacy * This is Insane - Invisible Youth.com * This is Fun - Punktuation * Punky ghetto blaster stuff - I know good ass shit when I hear it - Bill Cueves - MD KZSU * Interesting stuff - David Pocoraro - WZRD * Excellent Drumming - WXUT * I Dig It - Brian Turner - PD - WFMU * Just heard your drumming on CD Baby-Awesome - E-mail Fan Letter - Mark Clocombe, St. Louis, MO CD RADIO ACTION #7 WXYC - Chapel Hill, NC #14 WPRB - Princeton, NJ #15 WIDR - Kalamazoo, MI #22 KCSB - Santa Barbara, CA Top 30 WLFM - Appleton, WI Top 30 WRFL - Lexington, KY KDVS - WRST - KUCR KZSU - KUSR - KSCU THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!
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