Chicago Independent Band, Frozen Inertia, Picks Up Where Billy Joel Left Off
20 years ago Billy Joel’s 40 year jaunt though history, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, was number
one on the charts. Today, Chicago band Frozen Inertia has revisited the idea with their song
“Picking Up Where Billy Joel Left Off” covering a 20 year span of events ranging from 1989
thru 2009; starting with George Bush Sr., and ending with the Obama presidency.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 24, 2009 -- This week Chicago independent band, Frozen Inertia, released their
song “Picking Up Where Billy Joel left Off” from their album “The Frozen Inertia Ensemble”. Despite the title,
the song has little resemblance to the referenced song. Lead singer, Timothy Graves on the song and title choice;
“The title was more related to timing, with the recent political change, it felt like the dawn of a new era. I was
reflecting on everything that has happened over the past couple decades, and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” seemed
like a good starting point”. The lyrics range from political, to advances in technology, as well as moments in pop
culture; "Time moves by so quickly, it's easy to forget how many defining moments have occurred during such a
short period of time".
Unlike the mega-hit, this album was recorded, released and funded 100% independently, without support of
record labels. Drummer, Brad Palmer on the recording process; “It was truly an independent effort; the album was
recorded in remote locations spanning several states including Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, and Texas. My
contribution, the drums, were recorded in a barn in Canal Fulton, Ohio”. The song and album has started to
quickly gain attention on radio & podcasts, as well as social sites like Jango and Twitter. It’s even caught
attention across continents, earning airplay on BBC6 radio.
Frozen Inertia created a YouTube clip for “Picking Up Where Billy Joel Left Off”. Timothy’s thoughts behind
the idea, “I certainly consider myself more of a song writer than video dir