Heroine is a compilation CD featuring 18 unsigned Christian bands from the East Coast. I produced the CD in 1996, while attending college at George Mason University.
The CD was sold at indie rock shows, local music stores, Christian bookstores, and through M, my self-published ‘zine. The CD features rare, hard-to-find songs by the following artists…
- Ghoti Hook “Jackpot”
- Burning Icons “Wrestle”
- Mark & Steve “I Am Nothing”
- I Sed “Masterpiece”
- Happy Apples “Wonder Why”
- Pag Asa “Walang Talo!”
- Jawbone Hill “Sun, Moon and Angels”
- Quickie Mart “Crystal Street”
- Epilogue “It’s You”
- Soterian Frolic “Memory”
- JK Flip Flops “They Told Me”
- Engrave “Lebensgefahr”
- Quality Scrub “All Me Always”
- Peculiar People “Friends”
- Widow’s Coin “Cock Crow (Live)”
- White Trash, Inc. “Bowling”
- The Somethings “All the Same”
- Freeze Tag “Stumbling”
The original CD booklet contained images from my Heroine photo series. The models were my classmates, friends and family. When the revised version of the CD was released in 2018, I streamlined the booklet and only featured photos of Tara, my primary muse.
The Heroine CD project remains a major milestone in my career as a Christian artist and producer. I’m very proud of it. Despite all the roadblocks and naysayers, I successfully published a quality product that I could sell at a bargain price.
With the help of consignment shops, the bands, and other friends, I ended up selling approximately 1,000 CDs during 1996-97, giving the bands much needed exposure and glorifying God in the process.
The original 1996 release is sold out, but you can now order the 2018 revised version directly from Amazon.