Cokie The Clown, Fat Mike’s alter ego, has completed his first full-length album, You’re Welcome. The nearly year-long recording sessions are a glimpse into what lies beneath the madness and genius of Fat Mike. Here he lays open his deepest regrets, fears, and experiences in a raw and thoughtful manner. It is not a happy record; however, today is the day that you can listen to perhaps the most uplifting song on the album, “Punk Rock Saved My Life.” YOU’RE WELCOME! Because after this track, it is all going downhill.
Comprised of ten tracks, the album features a who’s who of A-list talent that assisted him throughout the nearly year-long recording sessions. Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) produced You’re Welcome; Blink-182’s Travis Barker played drums on the album; even Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses contributed keyboards! Probably France’s best kept musical secret is Baz, who Fat Mike collaborated heavily with on You’re Welcome.