Having met and become
friends in the mid-seventies' midwest prog-grunge
Larry McCullough and Al Thompson reunited in the 90's to
resurrect the band's music, and to write and record more songs along
those same lines. As the writing progressed, they decided it
a challenge to also write some "commercial" songs to see if they
couldn't be sold. What emerged from those writing sessions
certainly more mainstream than previous projects, but tended to have
somewhat dark and introspective lyrics, neither of which makes for an
upbeat "pop" song.
At this point,
it was decided to record and
release a CD consisting of these songs, separate from the Legacy
project. To complete the band, they brought in another former
compatriot, Kevin Kouts, to fulfill the percussion duties, as well as
former Happy The Man frontman Cliff Fortney for vocals and flutes.
was the first Lateral Force CD, which is an eclectic mix of pop, prog,
grunge, and midwestern rock.
is continuing on the next CD project. Health problems and
outlandish work schedules have made it a much lengthier process than we
anticipated, for which we apologize, but we think it will be worth the