November 26, 2006

The New Album is Now Available for Download

Filed under: Announcements,News,Thanks — Drew Johnson @ 9:37 am

OK people here it is, the new record: “Posthumously, The Formula Kid”.

We are making this available in three formats to appeal to the varying demand for audio quality: Good (128kbps mp3), Better (256kbps mp3), and Best (wav – CD audio). Of course we recommend the wav files because they are what you would get on the CD but the file sizes on these suckers are huge (between 22MB and 42MB) so you’ll need a bit of patience with the download times.

Here is the recommended song order but mix and match as you see fit. Email your cover artwork to info at the formula kid dot com and I’ll post it.

Right click on the link and “Save Target As” if your browser chooses to stream the audio instead of download it.

Track 1: Dog and Pony Show —- Good Better Best

Track 2: Outta Sight Shake —- Good Better Best

Track 3: Home —- Good Better Best

Track 4: To Mother from Her Son —- Good Better Best

Track 5: You Devil You —- Good Better Best

Track 6: Cutout Bin —- Good Better Best

Track 7: On Martyrdom —- Good Better Best


All songs produced by J. Christopher Hughes and The Formula Kid except On Martyrdom: produced by Drew Johnson.

You Devil You recorded by J. Christopher Hughes at The Sonic Temple.
On Martyrdom recorded by Drew Johnson at Angstrom Sound.
All other songs recorded by J. Christopher Hughes (all the hard stuff), Drew Johnson, and Dino Nicastro at our rehearsal space, Angstrom Sound, and Dino’s house.

You Devil You mixed by J. Christopher Hughes at The Sonic Temple.
All other songs mixed by Drew Johnson at Angstrom Sound.

Dino Nicastro: Drums and Percussion
Nate Williamson: Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Mike Gregory: Bass and Backing Vocals
Drew Johnson: Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitar

Steve Nowels played Bass, Mandolin, and Cello on You Devil You
Tracy sang the Background Vocals on Home

The Formula Kid would like to say a huge thanks to J. Christopher Hughes for all the time he dedicated to this project and for his inspiration. Without his encouragement and belief in this band this project may very well never have happened.

As soon as I get some time I will add all of these tunes to our “Audio” page but it’s just going to have to live here for the time being.


  1. Downloading as I type. Thanks . . .

    Comment by Eric — November 26, 2006 @ 10:45 am

  2. Frickin’… sweet…

    Thanks to Drew and the rest of the band, I look forward to listening!

    Comment by bleemus — November 26, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

  3. it was my pleasure…..its always cool to be able to make a record with one of my favorite bands…..glad the music is out there for the people !!!!!!!

    Comment by jch — November 26, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

  4. Drew & Co.

    Thanks for making these available- everything sounds amazing. Great stuff. I’m very sorry to hear of your band’s demise, but I also look forward to what projects the future will bring. (Drew is about to begin work on his “Chinese Democracy”…)

    I also like Lawrence Welk and Mindfreak, but we will keep that to ourselves…

    Comment by Jeff H — November 27, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

  5. Hiya, first time poster, long time reader as the saying goes. Allow me to gush.

    I greatly appreciate you putting the time into posting these recordings. It’s a ton of work for you and I’m ecstatic to have them.

    My first intro to your music was when I got a free copy of Invention Of The Wheel as a programmer at KDHX (summer 2000 or 2001). I played it relatively frequently during my mid-week graveyard time slot and it still get’s lots of play at home. Especially when the weather is nice. The songs Doin’ It With The Lights On, Liberty, Fall Fights, Ballad Of War’s End, Oatmeal Stout show up a lot in the rotation.

    I lost track for a bit, but a year and a half or so ago I checked this site and was really happy to see it active again. I beelined for the audio section and quickly downloaded the Formula Kid demos. They rocked. The writing was strong, tunes good, and pretty quickly I was singing them in the car (even some of the ones without full lyrics). You wrote a post about how hard it is to sing Cutout Bin but I have no such constraints in the confines of my Chevy. My 3 year old son likes me to sing Dog & Pony Show to him. A small part of why I kept checking back was to find out the progress on the finished versions. I understand the myriad of reasons that a a band/artist goes a while in-between records but to hear demo’s revealing bits of the process (3 demo’s of Dog & Pony show) is really cool, and it let’s folks know you’re still around. I’m a big fan of the process of writing songs since I don’t have that talent.

    Also, and this might be kind of corny, but, it’s very professional of you to have finished the songs and post them here. To count the # of bands that scrapped a project due to a personnel change(s) etc would require a new branch of mathematics.

    MP3’s are at the same time a necessary evil and convenient for the purpose of easy distribution, but they are no replacement for good old fashioned, uncompressed audio data. Crazy appreciation from me for posting the songs as .wav files. They sound great. So what if it takes 10 minutes to download instead of 2?! And here I was preparing to offer to pay you to get a real cdr of the songs but you beat me to it.

    All that said, thank you again, and I’m looking forward to your future endeavours.

    Word up homey.

    Comment by Nick Cowan — December 7, 2006 @ 11:15 pm

  6. Oh yeah, I forgot to say that and I’m really loving the new album. Brilliant work.

    Comment by Nick Cowan — December 7, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

  7. Wow! Nick just made my day for sure. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and let us know your thoughts. That means so much. And thank you for giving Invention of the Wheel some spins on the coolest radio station ever.

    Comment by Drew Johnson — December 8, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

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