AN APPRECIATION FOR TERRY REID

By Richard Frias & Ana de Diego

Terry Reid is deserving of wider recognition for his music. Technically, Terry Reid hasn't had a hit record, but the man has written and recorded more than a few "good songs" and if any of his records where properly promoted, then you never know how things may have turned out for him. Ultimately, Terry recorded music on his terms and should be appreciated for doing so.

When I first heard Terry Reid on the soundtrack to the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects (2005), I rushed to Google to find out who Terry was. As a former music journalist, I couldn't believe I had never heard of Terry. Considering the lack of support Terry received over the course of his career, it's no surprise so many music fans are unaware of him.

Help us pay tribute to Terry Reid. Our goal in the next 2 years is to produce a documentary, feature film and new Terry Reid album. As well, we hope to remix and re-master and re-issue Terry's albums in the U.S.  We want to use the power of social media and the Internet to re-connect Terry with his fans and introduce Terry Reid's music to a whole new generation. 

Unlike his peers, Terry is not living off royalties from hit records, due to as Terry would say "my albums were never released, they escaped." Together, we can an honor a legend and finally properly promote Terry Reid's music the way it deserved to be promoted decades ago.

THE NEW ALBUM

Like all prolific songwriters, Terry is sitting on a ton of new material. He has a vision for his next album and it includes Mariachi's (seriously!). We have had the chance to preview many of these songs, and let us tell you, they are vintage Terry. His trademark vocals are still as strong as ever and he continues to push the envelope as a songwriter. If you wish to help Terry make a new album, kindly consider clicking the below donate button or feel to send us an email here.

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     In recent years, contemporary artists such as The Raconteurs and Rumer have recorded songs written by Terry. Rising singer-songwriter Jake Bugg often refers to Terry Reid as a huge influence in interviews. Can you imagine the collaborations that could take place? We would love to hear Beyoncé singing Rogue Waves or Lady Antebellum recording Faith To Arise! How about Terry and Jack White recording Rich Kid Blues together? Sounds pretty magical to us.

THE DOCUMENTARY

Currently Superlungs is a self-financed documentary, however we are considering raising additional funding through a crowd-funding platform. We have already filmed interviews with Graham Nash, Robert Plant, Eric Burdon, Gilberto Gil, Al Schmitt, Kat Von D, Linda Lewis, Michael Kiwanuka, James Gadson, the late Rick Rosas, Spencer Davis, Peter Jay, Grace Reid, David Choi, Rumer and James Gadson. We are setting up interviews with Roger Daltery, Lee Miles and Jake Bugg, and plan to interview Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Walsh, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Jack White, Eric Clapton and many more. To find out when our campaign launches, sign up for our mailing list here

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With Terry Reid, I tried to do his album, but I couldnt do justice to the man, because I wasnt on his level, and I couldnt get to where he was artistically, or where he wanted to go.

- Producer Tom Dowd, 1982