Songs are from the unfinished rock opera, Mondo’s House of Wax
The story: Long underrated and ignored by the music biz, aging glam rock star Mick Mondo’s cult status explodes into mainstream mega-stardom when he is rediscovered, reissued and repackaged. This autumnal recognition arrives too late. Scarred from a life in the rock’n roll trenches, Mondo abruptly breaks up the band and withdraws into his newly-purchased mansion, crammed with the dusty mannequins from an old wax museum that had been slated for demolition. One evening, (after a few whiskeys) Mondo, surrounded by these historical legends, saints and sinners, strikes up a conversation – and they respond. This dialectic forms the basis of the Wax work, with Mondo engaging in musical discourse with superstars of history, whose perspective and experience teach valuable lessons.