Pop Matters Premieres New Bill Carter song "Recipe For Disaster"
Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter has a long history as a composer in the music industry, having penned popular songs by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, John Mayall, and Robert Palmer.
Carter is now set to release his new album Innocent Victims and Evil Companions on 26 February on Forty Below Records, which features a bevy of noteworthy guest appearances from the likes of Charlie Sexton and Denny Freeman (Dylan’s current and former, respectively) and David Holt (Joe Ely, the Mavericks, Storyville); drummer Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Charlie Mars); keyboardist Mike Thompson (the Eagles, together and solo); fiddler Richard Bowden (Maines Brothers, Austin Lounge Lizards); the Tosca String Quartet (everyone from David Byrne to the Dixie Chicks); and brass/woodwind player/string arranger John Mills.
And it just so happens you can hear the new track “Recipe For Disaster” below, which with its Warren Zevon-style narrative and wit, is an acerbic powerhouse.
“‘Recipe for Disaster’ is turmoil worldwide,” he explains. “Chaotic indifference to mankind and nature in its pure form. In the 1960s a revolution started in the right direction but was soon sidetracked by money and greed, like a train going down the wrong track.”