The album, originally composed by David Mackin and Ian Erving back in 1987, Murder In The Rain was intended to be a concept album exploring the character of Mac Sweeney; a Private Investigator from Chicago City circa 1923. Many typical seventeen and eighteen year old emotional themes were injected into the songs, typical of the states of mind of these young teenage writers. The album explored themes of love, social observations, loss of parents, attractive barmaids and inspirational dreams…..all to an 80’s styled musical palette. Songs were recorded and gigged at the time around the Teesside area by the band. They should have been sent away to record labels but, the loss of a parent and the tragic death of the band’s keyboard player resulted in the whole thing put in a draw and different career paths followed.
Thirty years later, the album is finally here. For more info please visit www.davidmackin.com