Chip Z’Nuff will release his first ever solo album, entitled Strange Time, on February 3rd through Deadline Music (an imprint of Cleopatra Records). The 10-track record marks a departure from the trademark ENUFF Z’NUFF trip-pop sound, with heavier guitars and more psychedelic elements. In addition to special guest appearances, the album includes a bonus 5-track EP collaboration with former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler.
“It’s a stoner rock record,” said Z’nuff, matter-of-factly. “What I have with ENUFF Z’NUFF is special, but this is a labor of love. I started these songs while going through every type of hard time – family, finances, relationships – and found moments of clarity while writing.” He also called on some tour buddies and long-time friends to guest on the record.”
Having played bass for both Dale Bozzio (MISSING PERSONS) and Adler (ADLER’S APPETITE), Z’nuff knew they’d contribute something truly unique (Z’nuff calls Adler’s drumming “incendiary”). Home state legend Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK) lends his pipes to “All Day And All Of The Night”. BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler’s son, Biff, sings on “Rockstar”.
The EP was recorded at Chicago Recording Company and Chip Z’nuff Studios in Blue Island, IL. Brendan Jeffrey produced, Jeff Luif mixed and Bob Ludwig mastered. Z’nuff and Adler performed all the music, with Bozzio on vocals and a Slash sample solo on “Tonight We Met”.
Strange Time tracklisting:
~ all songs written by Chip Z’Nuff except where noted ~
“Strange Time: (written by Chip Z’Nuff and Trent Reznor)
“Still Love Your Face” (written by Chip Z’Nuff and Wendel Rey)
“F..Mary..Kill” (written by Chip Z’Nuff, Howard Stern, and Steve Miller)
“Anna Nichole” (written by Chip Z’Nuff and Syklopps)
“Hello To The Drugs”
“All Day And All Of The Night” – featuring Robin Zander and Steven Adler (written by Ray Davies)
Bonus EP: Steven Adler and Chip Z’Nuff
“Yesterday (Another Wasted Day)”
“Tonight We Met (And Now We’re Going To Fuck)” – featuring Slash and Dale Bozzio
“The Pain Is All On You” (written by Chip Z’Nuff, Steven Adler, Paul McCartney)