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Chad Fischer is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Santa Monica, California, also known as a frontman of the band Lazlo Bane.
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Life On Mars (Lazlo Bane)
Join in the adventure on Lazlo Bane's glamorous cover of David Bowie's epic "Life On Mars." See the space capsule Chad built in his garage, see who looks best in their Spiders from Mars outfits, and find out the answer to the question everyone's been asking - who's the alien in the band? This is the grand finale on their new album "Someday We'll Be Together" featuring all 12 songs and videos created over the pandemic. Watch, enjoy, share, repeat! Chad Fischer - Lead Vocals and Guitar Chicken - Drums and Vocals Chris Link - Bass Tim Bright - Guitar Violet Fischer - Alien Intro music, "Landing On Mars" by Chad Fischer Produced, Directed and Edited by Chad Fischer Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
Ship of Fools (Lazlo Bane)
After many months of editing I’m very excited to finally debut Lazlo Bane’s cover of World Party’s “Ship of Fools” by one of my favorite songwriters, Karl Wallinger. My 8 yr old daughter assures me this is her favorite video and hopefully you’ll dig it too. Come for the great song, stay for the monsters, the pyrotechnics, the animation, the naked band members, and the environmental message. It’s fun for the whole family. Shout out to Larry Goldings for helping out on the keys and to my wife, Brooke, for the bass drum head artwork and logo at the end. Make every day Earth Day and save our planet. ☮️🌎❤️👍🏻
Trampoline (QC) by Lazlo Bane
When we wrote Trampoline for our second album, we had dreams of it becoming our first hit single. It wasn’t; Superman took that spot. Here we are dreaming all over again - recording it at Abbey Road and singing it from the rooftops to the mountain tops. Don’t miss the surprise ending to find out what our drummer, Chicken, actually tastes like. Enjoy!😁 Chad Fischer - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys Chicken - Drums, Vocals Tim Bright - Guitars, Vocals Chris Link - Bass, Vocals Trampoline written by Fischer/Link/Bright Produced & Directed by Chad Fischer Special thanks to Fred Kron for the epic orchestration. Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
Our House (CSNY) featuring Cooper 🐶
My quarantine cover of Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s great 1970 song, Our House, featuring my fuzzy buddy, Cooper. It’s also a tribute to almost ten long years of home and studio construction that has finally come to an end. Enjoy!😃 #ourhouse #crosbystillsnash&young #grahamnash #lazlobane #laurelcanyon #dogs #cavapoo #timelapse #homebuild Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
1975 (2020) by Lazlo Bane
Lazlo Bane's new version of their song, 1975, from their first album 11 Transistor. Chad Fischer - Lead Vocal & Guitar Chicken (aka Robert Burke) Drums Tim Bright - Guitar Chris Link - Bass Special Guest - Colin James Hay Directed & Edited by Chad Fischer Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
Big Shot (performed by GoldFisch) featuring Ron Burgundy😉
When I heard “Big Shot” on The Boys (great show, btw) it reminded me of how much I loved playing Billy Joel songs with Larry Goldings at Camp Encore back in the day. It also reminded me of another guy who thinks he’s a big shot. Here we are back together again kicking out the jams. Enjoy! And remember, keep it classy, America. Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
I’ll Do Everything
Back in 1995 this song, written with Jonathan Abarbanel, was featured on KROQ’s Sunday night local hour and the following Monday morning the phone started ringing with A&R people asking “who is Lazlo Bane and when’s his next show?” Having no band, I quickly threw one together with all stars, Lyle Workman, Josh Freese and Chris MacDonald, and a Viper Room showcase gig was booked. Here is my quarantine cover of I’ll Do Everything celebrating the rerelease of the first 1997 Lazlo Bane album, 11 Transistor. Enjoy! Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
You've Got A Friend (QC)
This quarantine cover of You've Got A Friend is a tribute to my old neighborhood, Laurel Canyon, and the many friendships made during that time. Featured here are my old next door neighbors, Louise Goffin, whose mother, Carole King, wrote this legendary song, and Dan Rothchild, whose father was legendary producer, Paul Rothchild. My childhood friend, Larry Goldings and I used to cover this song when we were teenagers and now he plays piano with James Taylor. And finally, Colin Hay, whose invaluable friendship I have cherished throughout my professional and personal life. Enjoy! Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
I'm No Superman (QC)
My band Lazlo Bane's quarantine cover of our Scrubs theme song, I'm No Superman, featuring guest appearances from cast members, Zach Braff and Neil Flynn, as well as many musicians and friends including Colin Hay, Lisa Loeb, Josh Radin, Priscilla Ahn, Cary Brothers, Louise Goffin, Lyle Workman and many more join in at the very end. The video is dedicated to my cousins, Caryn & Alex Fischer, who are health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID 19 epidemic in New York The video is also in loving memory to Scrubs cast member, Sam Lloyd Jr, who we lost to cancer last week. Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together. Please help out by signing these petitions for the National Nurses United Union to make sure our nation's medical staff are adequately supplied and protected. https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/covid-19-protect/ https://actionnetwork.org/forms/use-defense-production-act-for-ppe/ Also, please donate to Afya's Protect A Hero program which is delivering vital supplies to hospitals effected by the Corona Virus: https://afyafoundation.org/campaigns/protect-a-hero/
3 Strange Days (2020)
School of Fish released this song on their Capitol Records debut album in 1990. The original line up: Michael Ward (Guitar), Dominic Nardini (Bass) and Michael Petrak (Drums), join Chad Fischer (who also played drums in the band), reunite for this new version in honor or their late lead singer, Josh Clayton-Felt. Enjoy! Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
Dear God (xtc)
My cover of XTC's "Dear God" from one of my favorite albums Skylarking. Thanks to all the great musicians that contributed: Amelia Dektor: Vocals Lyle Workman: Guitar/Vocals Kaveh Rastegar: Bass Mira Wang: Violin Jan Vogler: Cello Violet Fischer: Vocals Streaming now on Lazlo Bane’s new album, Someday We’ll Be Together.
Nature's Way (Spirit)
“Nature’s Way” (1970) by Spirit which was written and sung by Randy "California" Wolfe (who tragically drowned in the 90’s while saving his son in a riptide while surfing in Hawaii.) I got pretty emotional while singing towards the end. Thanks to my wife for the new lyrics in the 3rd verse, btw. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home.
Overkill - Lazlo Bane (featuring Colin Hay) Remastered
25 years ago my fellow Lazlo Bane brothers, Timothy Bright, Bobby Burke, and Christopher Link, shot this video which made the top 10 of the year on MTV2. Colin Hay’s amazing cameo still gives me chills to this day. Here it is in it’s newly restored glory. 😃👍🏻 #lazlobane #colinhay
The Making of Love Is Everywhere (Colin Hay)
Chad Fischer describes the process of shooting and editing some of the scenes in Colin Hay's new video for the new single, Love Is Everywhere. Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXHtpzF12o Stream the song here: https://compassrecords.lnk.to/loveiseverywhereID #ColinHay #ChadFischer #LoveIsEverywhere #LazloBane
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