Mike Hudson & The Pagans share "Hollywood High," ready album for Ruin Discos

Cleveland ’70s punk legends Mike Hudson & The Pagans share the first track from the band’s first new album in 24 years today via Consequence of Sound. The album’s title track, “Hollywood High” is available to stream/share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)
“The front cover is a photo of Evita Corby taken by the legendary Irish crooner and bass player Phil Lynott in the dining room of legendary LA club owner Elmer Valentine’s house, which burned down shortly afterward,” Hudson explains. “The songs on this record are about Mrs. Corby, who I fell madly in love with when the famous LA / Detroit band The Dogs did a cover version of ‘Her Name Was Jane,’ a song I wrote almost 40 years ago. They flew me out here, she was the chick in the video, our first date was a week in Vegas. Evita is probably best known as the cover girl on Iggy and the Stooges Kill City LP and as the wife of Michael Corby, who fronted the well known ‘80s band The Babys. I wrote the novel Fame Wh*re about her and wrote this record about her as well. She was my everything.”
Hollywood High is a return to form for Hudson. It finds Hudson in fine voice and backed by a stellar cast of musicians, including Phil Lynott’s songwriting partner Jimmy Bain (who also played in Dio and Rainbow) on bass, Keith Christopher (Georgia Satellites) on slide guitar, Crazy Marvin Braxton (B.B. King, Ray Charles) on harmonica, Tony Matteucci (The Dogs, Etta James) on drums, and Loren Molinare — who produced & co-wrote most of the songs with Hudson — on lead guitar.
Hollywood High will be available on LP and download via Ruin Discos on November 4.