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New Release – Alligator by Wretched Pinhead Puppets

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Phoenix/AZ-based band, Wretched Pinhead Puppets, is lead by writer/vocalist/multi instrumentalist/producer Jimmy Holm. Wretched Pinhead Puppets is known for it’s multi-genre style, smart writing, and whimsical lyrical and musical hooks. 2020 has been a very productive year in the studio. 2021 looks like it will be the same with new music coming out every Month … if not sooner!

A new song ‘Alligator’ will be released on Friday June 4. ‘Alligator’ is a remake of a song written by Jimmy Holm, which was produced and recorded back in 1988 with his then best friend, bandmate and business partner Russ Graves.

“When Wretched Pinhead Puppets was originally formed in 1993, we planned to re-record ‘Alligator’ and then make it a part of our live set. Yet those plans never happened after Russ Graves took his own life after years of suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder in 1994. “

It wasn’t until early 2020 when Holm decided to continue on with Wretched Pinhead Puppets, bringing back both the name and the music. Holm says: “The entire process has been like traveling back in a time machine, especially when re-producing Alligator.”

Holm & Graves were just young kids when they first produced Alligator, and they knew it only took one GREAT song to get the music industry to take interest! They both thought Alligator was that song! Instead it was just put on a shelf … until now!

“The original version will soon be available on Spotify along with 16 other songs written and recorded around the same time on a compilation album called ‘Before They Were Wretched’.”

“The new version of Alligator is still the same song, yet with updated production, feel, and some fun samples lifted off the original version. It’s just a “Good Time Summer Fun Song.” It’s all about a guy trying terribly to pick up girls at the bars. He’s the “alligator in the Amazon, looking for a beach to lay out on!” Little does he know there are no alligators in the Amazon, and there are no beaches either!

”It’s NOT a love song and it won’t make you cry, yet it might inspire you to dance like you would at a 1980’s dance party.”

“It should definitely be on a movie soundtrack like The Hangover, Superbad, Dazed & Confused etc…”

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