'Fifty Pence Piece of Mind' is the debut disc by Waiflike, the brainchild of Rich Miller, a Chicago-based singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Rich writes moody music that is catchy and clever and lyrics that are both interesting and intense. 'Fifty Pence Piece of Mind' was recorded and mixed in late 2004-early 2005 in Northbrook, IL in the home studio of exceptional engineer & creative co-producer Andy Lagis. The songs were mastered at Signal Sound Source in Chicago by George Langis. While 'Fifty Pence Piece of Mind' is a solo album, Rich had help from graceful guitarist Robert Palos (Ode), soulful saxophonist Jason Keppe and bassists Kevin Becker & Avi Kopernik. By listening to the melodramatic 'Money & Movie Stars' the gritty 'Glass of Something' the whimsical 'Why is the Bed so Wet' the weighty 'What Are We Waiting for Now' the pensive but polished 'Plastic Pigs' the narcoleptic 'Not At All Alone' the moody 'My Baby Backed Over My Heart Again' and the cathartic 'Cabbage & Cadavers', it is clear that Rich is capable of crafting compelling compositions. In a peculiar period of pretentious pop pointed at pubescent pawns, Rich Miller learned to search his soul, grab his guitar and make music.
1) Money and Movie Stars
2) Glass of Something
3) Why Is the Bed So Wet?
4) What Are We Waiting for Now?
5) Plastic Pigs
6) Not at All Alone
7) My Baby Backed Over My Heart Again
8) Cabbage and Cadavers