Mad Anthony :: The Lost Tapes

Upcoming project The Lost Tapes by lost seventies band Mad Anthony is not your typical archival release. For Los Angeles-based musician Ben Schwab it’s more than personal. Ben’s father John was a member of the band, whose three part vocal harmonies recall the soulful, rootsy folk ethos of CSNY or Jackson Browne. Recorded in 1975, these demo songs represent the first time that any of the group’s recorded music will be heard outside of friends and family. The aptly titled Lost Tapes are just that, sourced from a two track reel-to-reel of bare demos recorded live in a barn in Santa Barbara, California. Ben spoke to AD about all of the elements that brought his father’s recordings to life, the self-proclaimed “sweet fusion” of the music, and the direct lineage to his own Sylvie project.