Action Skulls is a formidable musical project combining the many talents of Vicki Peterson of the Bangles, her husband, John Cowsill (drummer of Cowsills and the Beach Boys) and Bill Mumy, actor/multi-instrumentalist who also, a few years back, portrayed young Will Robinson in the Lost in Space television series.
Recently, Action Skulls managed to release a new record, A Different World, borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic. An album entirely inspired by and regarding the pandemic, it features songs tackling that very subject, though with a lighthearted approach.
Take a look at the track listing for an idea of what we’re dealing with here:
1 A DIFFERENT WORLD
2 SOCIAL DISTANCING BLUES
3 THE STAY AT HOME BLUES
4 UNTIL NOW
5 YOU HEAL MY SOUL
6 I CAN’T SEE MY MAMA
7 I’VE HAD ME GIN (and I won’t let you in)
8 CURED BY LOVE
9 I DON’T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD HE SAYS
10 WE’VE GOT A BABY IN OUR HOUSE
11 WHEN I SEE YOU AGAIN
“It’s not a collection of bummer songs!,” said Mumy when describing A Different World, the second full-length album from Action Skulls (the first being 2017’s Angels Hear).
Below, listen to A Different World, via Spotify:
Back around the Angels Hear era, Rock Cellar interviewed Peterson, Cowsill and Mumy regarding Action Skulls among our very first RockCellarTV interviews.
Enjoy some banter and performances from those interviews below, as another distraction from whatever you were doing to stay occupied today!