Just Say Yes

Greg is playing an acoustic guitar but it is plugged into an amp giving it a hybrid in-between acoustic and electric feel. Sam Siddall’s drums bring the track to life along with Greg’s bass line. There is an alto sax solo with tenor sax added to create a mini horn section at the end of the solo. The lyrics have a lot of depth and spunk and speak of revolution, whether personal or social or both. Upbeat, revolutionary and spunky. [View Lyrics] 

Time: 5:31

What We Do and Do Not Want

This song starts out with a funky bass line. The guitar is acoustic through an amp and has a slight Flamenco feel to it. Indie rock meets flamenco? There is a repeating delay on the vocals that give them a floating feel. The song is about loss and is passionate and urgent. Towards the end the laid back vibe of the song ends and the drums kick it up several notches and it becomes a driving improvisational jam until the end of the song. [View Lyrics]

Time: 4:20

A Soldier's Song

This song has acoustic and electric guitars on it. The electric guitar has a Neil Young feel to it. A great groove with drums and bass. The bass is mainly driving and rhythmic but sings on the choruses. Vocals are the plaintive and direct words of a soldier, of all soldiers on all sides of every war, everywhere. While it is a song full of piss and vinegar and one could easily mistake it for a going to battle song to gather courage to fight, if one listens closely to the lyrics there is a not exactly hidden, but not obvious message that is definitely anti-war. [View Lyrics]

Time: 5:44

Universal Language

This is not your typical dance music that you hear in the 2000’s, but it is totally danceable for people who like real musicians playing real instruments and getting into a groove. These are real songs though, well crafted and not frivolous, but played in a way that inspires dancing. This song is like American bluegrass meets Cuba or Africa. The guitar is very country, bluegrass…American. The drums, bass and shaker have some other type of rhythms going on. The lyrics are about traveling the world playing guitar and people liking it, despite their differences and despite the problems in the world imposed by narrow minded people. Good music is the universal language and the truth. [View Lyrics]

Time: 5:36

Going Better Now

This song starts out with chanting/singing that feels aboriginal perhaps, definitely a spiritual vibe to it. Then the drums and bass kick in and it is rock meets drum circle meets funky bass line???. An electric guitar solo later on makes rock the most likely genre to put this song. There is a fantastic groove going on in this song with the drummer beating on the toms giving it that aboriginal feel again. Lots of delay on the vocals and a funky bass line make placing this song in a genre difficult. The vocals are about change and better days coming when the wind and rain wash the dust away. [View Lyrics]

Time: 5:52

Not Today, Not Tomorrow

Acoustic guitar starts this out and then real drums playing a kind of techno beat, kinda sorta…again, a rock song but a genre bending one. Vocals are about moving on and not putting up with a situation or person anymore. There is an alto sax solo. Acoustic techno folk? [View Lyrics]

Time: 3:26

The Pages Inside

There is a definite gypsy jazz feel to the guitar. A simple bass line goes well with the lively drums. On the chorus there is a reggae feel thrown into the gypsy jazz feel. A tenor sax solo adds to the jazzy side of it. The lyrics are quite literary. It’s difficult to accurately classify this song, but it works and it’s really good at being what it is. Some people won’t like it because it is hard to say exactly what it is, but for those with open minds and ears who are hungry for something that isn’t just like most of the other stuff out there, they will be happy to hear this song. [View Lyrics]

Time: 4:50

Where You Are

This is definitely a rocking rock song that happens to be played on an acoustic guitar, except for the electric guitar solo. There is a walking bass line bridge played by the guitar and bass that is really cool and changes up the feel before returning to the driving rock beat. The lyrics are simple and effective. It feels like the 60s and 70’s especially when the fuzz tone electric guitar solo kicks in. Old school rock with a twist. [View Lyrics]

Time: 4:05

The Red Pill

The title is a reference to the movie, “The Matrix”. Electric guitars create the trippy atmosphere for the vocals that seem to be describing a dream while the drums and bass hold down the rhythm. Down the rabbit hole you go when listening to this psychedelic rock song. [View Lyrics]

Time: 4:15

Out of Ink

Acoustic Slide guitar and a foot stomping kick drum make you want to dance or at least bob your head or tap your foot or something. This cd has real instruments and acoustic sounds that lend for an authentic feel. Minimal production on this song. No click tracks and no fancy effects or studio techniques, just music being made in the room and recorded. Greg has a lot of fun with the lyrics on this one. The genre for this is rock or alt country.

Time: 4:54