Allen Cote

LAB presents Revolver

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Revolver, the Lyric Advisory Board has reimagined the entire album with a number of musicians from Milwaukee and beyond, featuring cover art by renowned Portland, OR artist Lisa Congdon. All proceeds will benefit Equality Florida's fund to assist the families of victims of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016.

The basic guitar and vocal tracks were all recorded live in a single night, two days after the shooting, as a meditation and a means of coping - all additional overdubs were conducted in a similar fashion, on a first thought/best thought basis, emphasizing intention over perfection, with little to no editing done. All musicians have donated their time, and Lisa Congdon has personally and graciously allowed us to license her artwork free of charge.

We could say a great many things about the horrific events in Orlando, and the social and political climate that led to them; but in the end we're just artists, and our job is to shed a light, not filter it. All of us sincerely hope that whatever your feelings, you receive some peace and comfort, and a little reminder of our shared humanity - the more things change, the more they stay the same; and we're all stuck in this great cycle together.

"Play the game Existence to the end
Of the beginning ..."