Mental Giant Music is a production company, recording studio, publishing company (ASCAP affiliation), music think-tank and laboratory, and general sanctuary-from-reality, all under the supervision and tutelage of musician/songwriter/producer Roger Klug. Mental Giant has been located at 700 W. Pete Rose Way, downtown Cincinnati, for the last 5 years. Though Roger misses the ambience and comfort of a home studio, having made some of his best recordings in those environments, he feels the rumbling of passing trains, the thousands of cars zooming by on the interstate, and the chatter of truckers' CBs coming through the amps all contribute to the artistic process, as well as high ceilings, 2000 ft. long hallways, and a deli downstairs that makes killer wraps.
Roger usually performs live with a power trio or else solo electro-acoustic; he likes the latter because "people stand a chance of understanding some of the lyrics," while the former "is the way most of the songs were meant to be heard, plus I get to play loud, extended guitar solos." He has opened for and shared the stage with such luminaries as Cheap Trick, Guided By Voices, Morphine, psychodots, Ass Ponys, Melissa Ferrick, Venice, Mike Peters (ex-Alarm), Marshall Crenshaw, Freedy Johnston, Michael Stanley Band, Moxy Fruvous, Vonda Shepard, and played most of the major music festivals around the Cincinnati area including Jammin' On Main, Summerfair, Taste Of Cincinnati and Riverfest.
|Press kit from 8 years ago
(not all items current)
Did you know that Roger Klug...
is pronounced rah'jir kloog?
likes bananas, turtlenecks and the fairer sex?
has written one song a day for the last seven years (not all good)?
performs live with Mike Tittel on drums and Jamie Criswell on bass? [replaced by Greg Tudor June '08, sometimes Julie Spangler on keys when she's not touring the world or making homemade sauces in the kitchen---Ed.]
is a "Gibson boy"?
had stagefright at a young age and refused to appear as an extra on the Uncle Al Show (a sort of local version of Romper Room), even though his brother, two years younger than he, did?
prefers to listen to music that is "unpopular and obscure"?
is a damn Scorpio?
had a childhood crush on Jodie Foster which she never, ever reciprocated?
can be contacted c/o Mental Giant Music, P.O. Box 9400, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209 U.S.A. e-mail: rklug05 AT mentalgiant.com
Reviews of Roger's work at www.mentalgiant.com/press
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