Commander Cody is known to most people as the zany frontman for the influential 70's band The Lost Planet Airmen. But as George Frayne he's known as a world-renowned fine artist in painting, sculpture, and multimedia whose work has been exhibited in museums from Austin to Tokyo, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as in a permanent display in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Frayne's new hardcover book pairs his considerable gift for storytelling with his talents as a painter and sculptor. George recounts his encounters with cultural icons as diverse as Hunter S. Thompson, Louis Armstrong, Salvador Dali, and Willie Nelson, accompanied by his paintings inspired by the subject. His entertaining "tales from the Ozone," spanning Cody's thirty year career, offer the unique perspective of this behind-the-scenes observer of the pop culture landscape.
Cody's visual artistry and talent as a raconteur put the readers of his new book into the shotgun seat of his wild ride through his notable career as an artist and musician.
He recently recorded another radio interview with noted rock 'n' roll writer Dave Marsh for future broadcast on his "Kick Out The Jams With Dave Marsh" program on XM/Sirius satellite radio. The broadcast date has yet to be announced.
For more information on Cody's new Blind Pig CD or to listen to samples of the tracks, please click HERE.