From the beginning of time, musicians have expressed the mood and history of their particular time and culture. To be able to translate the very scenery around you, lyrically and melodically in a way that makes people feel part of something, is the greatest achievement that a musician can know. Michael and Spider both possessed that ability to excess.
Michael and Spider were professional musicians that performed, composed and produced music for over 35 years. Their outstanding abilities attracted studios like Touchstone Pictures to purchase and use their work. From the prophetic poetry of Michael, to the out of this world guitar mastery of Spider, it was only natural that they would inspire other musicians, but they also inspired entire genres of music.
Michael and Spider spent decades in the music industry, redefining and redesigning the worlds of rock, pop and glam, creating three iconic Los Angeles bands in the process, Hey Taxi!, Red Wedding and Glass. After Glass, they simply vanished from the music scene - only to rise like a Phoenix seventeen years later. Using environmental influences, exotic rhythms and multiple layers of exquisite instrumentals, they began to compose film scores and soundtracks that ebb and flow, like interstellar tides seeking the shimmering shores of infinity.
Sadly, after almost 43 years together, Spider was taken by cancer on May 21st, 2015. Michael and Spider thank all of their amazing friends and fans for the prayers and positive energy sent their way. Michael continues to share life after cancer on his blog at www.my-life-on-parade.tumblr.com, which also features some of their music. Michael also continues to keep their music alive, and is currently in negotiations for some exciting re-releases and requested compilations!
If you're curious about the personal lives of music composers Michael and Spider, click the "Curious" link. For Michael and Spider's performance history, click the "Past to Present" link. To read what critics had to say about their film scores and soundtracks, click the "Critiques" link. To access a list of their musical compositions, click on the "Works" link.
Michael and Spiderís creations are available exclusively through Lavender Records and Temple of the Moon Publishing.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about purchasing, promotional materials or licensing tracks for use in movies, television, radio or other media productions. Promotional CDs can be sent upon request. Filmmakers on limited budgets may request Michael and Spider tracks at discounted prices.
Here are 2 of Michael and Spider's songs that are
currently available for download on iTunes and/or CD Baby.
Aladdin Sane is a song by David Bowie, the title track from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The name of the album is a pun on "A Lad Insane". Taking a great song and making it better is the hallmark of musical genius, which Michael and Spider prove with their rendition of this Bowie classic from their upcoming album "Diamonds".
The music track, Aladdin Sane, is available on CD Baby here.
The title track from Michael and Spider's album, "Iridescent Garden - exotica reinvented", is a auditory journey to exotic lands far away. The listener finds themself drawn ever deeper into the sound, as layer upon layer of exquisite instrumentals surge and flow, hypnotically mesmerizing to the last note. Iridescent Garden is a song that draws the listener into a world of beauty and tranquility, leaving them wishing they never had to leave.
Songs from Iridescent Garden are available on itunes here.
Red Wedding Videos
Roulette by Red Wedding
Roulette is a song performed by the fabulous 1980s rock glam band, Red Wedding, featuring Michael and Spider.
The Sky's The Limit by Red Wedding
The Sky's The Limit is a song performed by the awesome 1980s glam/punk/rock group, Red Wedding, which featured punk rock pioneers, Michael and Spider.
Sleeping On The Airplane by Red Wedding
Sleeping On The Airplane by Red Wedding, featuring glam rock music pioneers, Michael and Spider.
Each of the following songs have been accompanied with visuals for your listening
and viewing enjoyment. They demonstrate how flawlessly Michael and Spider's
musical abilities merge and perform with visual mediums.
Inside Saguaros is from Michael and Spider's album "The Perfume of Creosote: Desert Exotica Part 1". Combining throbbing rythmns with surrealistic strings, Inside Saguaros transports the listener to the arid heat of the desert, its sound shimmering like a sand shrouded mirage that invoke images of cactus, desert animals and aborigional legends. Descibed as nature enhanced, The Perfume of Creosote: Desert Exotica Part 1 is filled with songs each inspired by Michael and Spider's home state, Arizona.
We're All Mad Here
We're All Mad Here is from Michael and Spider's album "White Roses Painted Red", inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In a world where things are not always as they seem, where lives are often turned upside down, We're All Mad Here is a perfect theme song. Edgy, combining rock, glam and psychedelica, We're All Mad Here is the only song in Michael and Spider's careers that they ever recorded in only one sitting, an amazing feat considering its musical and lyrical complexity.
Yellow Sapphire is from Michael and Spider's album "Dieties", an exquisite collection of middle-eastern rythmns, instruments and sounds. Also from from Deities, Michael and Spider licensed "Hanuman, The Monkey God", to Touchstone Pictures (also known as Touchstone Films) which used the track in the film "Step Up 2 The Streets", released Valentines Day, 2008. Yellow Sapphire's Bollywood sound makes toes tap, fingers drum and the body sway as it musically whisks the listerner to ancient lands of ancient religions on a auditory magic carpet.
The title track from Michael and Spiders album, Iridescent Garden - exotica reinvented, is a auditory journey to exotic lands far away. The listener finds themself drawn ever deeper into the sound, as layer upon layer of exquisite instrumentals surge and flow, hypnotically mesmerizing to the last note. Iridescent Garden is a song that draws the listener into a world of beauty and tranquility, leaving them wishing they never had to leave.
Enchanted is an exquisite short piece of exotica that musically transports the listener to the days of yesteryear, of old Hollywood glamour, movies stars and the lives of the rich and famous. Enchanted's haunting rythmn and melody ebbs and flows, invoking mental images of other times and places, of a more innocent and naive world of long ago. Enchanted is from Michael and Spider's album, "Iridescent Garden - exotica reinvented".
Michael and Spider don't just perform David Bowie's classic 'Aladdin Sane', they gave a whole new life to it. This amazing version of "Aladdin Sane" features an exquisitely intense guitar solo by Spider, a very long guitar solo that, believe it or not, he actually recorded in just one take.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as performed by composers and musicians Michael and Spider. The hauntingly beautiful guitar work of Spider flows seamlessly with Michael's brilliant nostalgic arrangement of this Christmas classic. Definitely one of the best versions of this song that has ever been recorded!