Duane Hyman' s latest album was written with help of spiritualist Cynthia Arbuckle by speaking to the guitarist whilst he was clinically dead. As you will recall, Duane Hyman, guitarist for Megasauras passed away during a recent press conference but was brought back to life by his manager using the star's personal defibrillator. Rocky Road (Manager) admitted Duane was spending more and more time on the 'other side' during the recording of his new album and the practical solution of pulling chords and lyrics from his halfway ghost was made easy with the help of Cynthia.
Cynthia has told us it was not an easy task , as quite often other spiritual visitors not associated with Duane would suddenly pop into the room. 'I was trying to get the chords for a middle eighth for one of his songs one night - when in pops the late Alvin Stardust giving it the coocachoos. Then Jim Morrison wants a wee word. To be honest, Duane Hyman seems to be paralytic in the after life too. Quite often I was just getting the odd yeah man', said Cynthia.
Some of the lyrics on the album sound a bit weird too. There are scattered phrases like:- the key is under the bed, he's holding his back like its sore, he's very proud of you, does the colour green mean anything to you, the money's in the kettle, he's with his sister Gretta now and she's waiving a finger at him. Some of the tracks' chord work is a bit uncharacteristic of the Duane we love and know as well.
Rocky Road is attempting to promote the new album by doing a mini tour in the UK. He told us that Cynthia was up for it and it would involve a live seance on stage to allow Duane Hyman to get his message across. Some members of the music press are scathing of Rocky Road' s proposal and think it's about time 'near dead' rock guitarist got some medical help. The word gimmick is being bandied about by some journalists.