The Edge of Madness
GRACE SLICK (JEFFERSON AIRPLANE) - LYRICS/BACKGROUND VOCALS
MICHELLE MANGIONE (INDEPENDENT) - PRODUCER/LYRICS/MUSIC/DRUMS/ VOCALS
BILL MEDLEY (THE RIGHTEOUS BROS.) - VOCALS
TOM DUMONT (NO DOUBT) - GUITAR
BILLY ZOOM (X) - BARITONE SAX
MARTHA DAVIS (THE MOTELS) - BACKGROUND VOCALS
DUNCAN CAMERON (SAWYER BROWN, THE AMAZING RHYTHM ACES) -SLIDE GUITAR
KID RAMOS (THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, LOS FABULOCOS) - GUITAR
TERRI NUNN (BERLIN) - BACKGROUND VOCALS
JESSE CUEVAS (LOS FABULOCOS) - ACCORDION
DUSTY WATSON (AGENT ORANGE) - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
LARRY HANSON (ALABAMA, THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS) - HORNS
MELISSA AND MAGGIE CONNELL (THE HEATERS) - BACKGROUND VOCALS
NICOLE FALZONE (THE SUBDUDES, INCENDIO) - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
STEPHEN HODGES (TOM WAITS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, MAVIS STAPLES) - DRUMS/PERC.
STEVE SOEST (DICK DALE, MICHELLE MANGIONE BAND) - CO-PRODUCER/BASS/BG VOCALS
ANGELA RIGGIO (JON ANDERSON, MICHELLE MANGIONE BAND) - BACKGROUND VOCALS
TOM KOLB (INDEPENDENT) - GUITAR
ERIC BRENTON (INDEPENDENT) - FIDDLE
GREG BROWN (INDEPENDENT) - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
MATT BROOKES (INDEPENDENT) - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
KELLY FITZGERALD (INDEPENDENT) - BACKGROUND VOCALS
JEROME AND PETRA C (NETHERLANDS) - DRUMS/PERCUSSION
JESSE SOEST - BACKGROUND VOCALS
PAULINE CARBONEL - THIGHS
LYNNE EARLS (K.D. LANG, FLORA PURIM, AIRTO MOREIRA...) - MIXING
DAVE LOCKE - J.P. MASTERING
MARNEY HANSEN - MSH MANAGEMENT
LYNNE MANGIONE - PR
BELINDA THOMAS - ENTERMEDIA MUSIC PUBLIC RELATIONS
ANN PREMAZON - PREMAZON INTERNET BUSINESS CONSULTING
KEN SUDDLESON - ATTORNEY
PAULA SOEST - MICHELLE MANGIONE PUBLISHING - ASSISTANT
LORI CERASOLI - LIASON
NANCY YOUNG - GRAPHICS/PROMO MATERIALS
CHRISTIE PECK - PROMOTION
LAURIE WILSON - PROMOTION
THE EDGE OF MADNESS...
The Edge of Madness, a song co-written by Michelle and Grace Slick, was originally released for the victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina. We are re-releasing in order to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
100% of the proceeds will go to the victims through GNOF, a selected non-profit organization. We have traveled to visit their offices in person and have been astounded by the work they have done. Thanks for your help!
...and look at the list of the list of contributing artists who donated their time & talent!
Grace Slick, Other Musicians Band Together to Record Song to Raise Money for Gulf Coast
2010 - Los Angeles, CA - In the wake of the BP oil disaster in Louisiana, rock-and-roll icon Grace Slick and Los Angeles based songwriter Michelle Mangione have joined forces on a new song that brings together musicians from across the US to raise money for aid to Louisiana. The GRAMMY Museum® has partnered with the artists, lending its support for the track, The Edge of Madness, in order to benefit fishermen and musicians in the areas hardest hit by the disaster.
The song had it’s debut at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles July 24 at an art exhibit and reception, featuring the artwork of Slick and an interview with KLOS DJ Jim Ladd. "The Edge of Madness" was then chosen as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Top Singles".
The recording, featuring over 20 musicians and singers, is one of the first of its kind that includes musicians of many genres and generations in support of those who are struggling financially due to the oil spill.
“I always thought government was supposed to take care of its people,” Slick said. “What’s going on?”
Slick and Mangione wrote the music and lyrics for The Edge of Madness, a song that pays tribute to the musical legacy of Louisiana.
“Grace was so pissed off by Louisiana being hit from every angle, between Katrina and now BP, that she sent me these lyrics and asked me to write the music,” Mangione said. "We started putting out the word to other musicians and singers who also felt helpless and wondered what they could do. Then the parts just started coming in. Most of the recording was done in my bedroom studio. Those who were not in town worked with me via the internet.”
Slick and Mangione are joined on the recording by other top musicians and singers, including Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers), Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Billy Zoom (X), Martha Davis (The Motels), Kid Ramos (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Larry Hanson (Alabama), Terri Nunn (Berlin), and Steven Hodges (Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins).
The track will be released on an independent label and is available for a download purchase from The GRAMMY Museum’s website. Proceeds from sales will be donated directly to the The Greater New Orleans Foundation's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund that offers aid to fishermen and their families, and to the MusicCares Foundation®, which provides emergency financial assistance to members of the music community across the U.S., and continues to offer support to music people and their families in Louisiana.
Slick and Mangione last worked together as co-writers on the highly regarded What is a Saint, the title track on Mangione’s most recent CD, released in 2009.