Johannesburg, South Africa: quirky side-project band SSIK releases it’s debut Greatest Hits album today. The seven-track shindig arrives amidst a self-proclaimed “midlife crisis” for the original band, The Drift, grappling with the reality of an extended hiatus.
SSIK: Greatest Hits
We caught hint of the impending release of Greatest Hits by “the world’s worst Kiss Cover band” about two weeks ago. The matter was confusing, since unfamiliar signals flared from The Drift‘s facebook page. M4A‘s inquisitive nature revealed the story. Briefly sumarized:
“SSIK is just the fun side of The Drift. The side that thinks calling your show ‘Weird Boner’ is a good idea. Just remove the prog and swap a few members around and presto… World’s shittiest Kiss cover band”. ~ Louis Du Pisani (guitar, SSIK)
Greatest Hits was recorded at the legendary B Sharp Studio by JP de Stefani and co-produced by Richard Staub.
“Richard came to a few rehearsals and shot down the wank material. He made sure we didn’t include any prog/tempo changes/unnecessary riffs. That was essential to the recording having the energy that it has. No drum fixes, and all instruments were done in one take”. ~ Louis Du Pisani
Louis himself offered up the quirky album artwork. Download SSIK‘s album by naming your own price via The Drift‘s Bandcamp page.