A little music for the holiday. Recorded last New Year's Eve.
Probably the hardest song off the latest Red On Strike album, the Siren calls the nation to rock! Previously. [more inside]
A Ramones cover from the latest Red On Strike album. For comparison, here's our previous attempt at recording this song, and a video of us doing it live a couple weeks ago.
I wrote this song about our singer's latest attempt to make things work with her long time boyfriend. Ironically, by the time we got it recorded they had split up again. It is off our new album, which is available for name-your-price download at bandcamp.
Ever get up in the morning, only to learn what happened last night? From our new album Her Own Little World.
This song was inspired by our singer's video chats with her long distance beau. It is on the new Red On Strike album Her Own Little World, now available for download on Bandcamp. [more inside]
A song about lust mistaken for love, from the upcoming Red On Strike release Her Own Little World [more inside]
A song from the upcoming Red On Strike release Her Own Little World. [more inside]
A song about the Gulf oil spill, from my band Red On Strike. [more inside]
A Ramones cover, from their last album Adios Amigos.
The second song from our first self-recording session. This one rides on a solid bassline, and has a big chorus and a powerful ending.
The band has decided to dive into recording ourselves instead of going to a studio, and this is the first result of that effort. I'd appreciate any suggestions you have on making it better. [more inside]
A low fi version of the Stiff Little Fingers song that somehow feels appropriate for this New Year. [more inside]
A cover of the Clash song, recorded live last Saturday night in Pomona, CA.
Another song from last week's live show - not sure how I got so lost there at the end, but otherwise it's a good version. Previously.
Another song from Saturday's set at Characters in Pomona. This is a new song about the Gulf spill- it's only the second time we've done it live, and it still a little rough in the middle part. Demo version.
The end of our set Saturday night, recorded from the crowd on my TASCAM DR-07. We opened up for East Bay Ray's new band The Killer Smiles, the band was pretty excited about it, and I think the energy really comes through. [more inside]
As the lady says, this is a cover of a John Lennon tune recorded live last Friday night in Pomona.
An upbeat song about having one more drink before calling it a night, with a sound a little different than the standard Red On Strike fare. RPM 2008 solo version.
The first song I ever wrote, trying to capture my feelings following the breakup of my first serious relationship. Song 7 of 8 from the recent Red On Strike studio session. [more inside]
One last shot / Give it all you got Take a chance babe, I’m taking mine [more inside]
I wrote this song to try and get into the head of a friend who is rarely faithful. RPM Challenge version.
Some very unserious punk rock from Red On Strike. Garage version.
A cover of the Kinks song
Kind of a change for Red On Strike, heavy on the bass/drum groove. I wrote this song for RPM 2007, and I really like the way we adapted it for the band.
A song about drinking and its consequences-- first of eight songs recorded by my band Red On Strike last weekend. Previous version here.
The final mix of this raw track.
This is a re-recording of the first song I ever posted to MeFi Music, a catchy little tune written by our bass player Steve. [more inside]
This is one of the first songs I wrote about 4 years ago. An earlier recording is posted here.
And the rock and roll continues...
Did someone request a kick in the ass?
Looking back, there's a lot of stuff I've done over the last few years that never got posted here. So I am going to remedy that, starting with our track from the MeFi Music comp.
A cover of the Neil Young tune.
I came up with a weird little guitar line with a droning D string and put it over a steady tom beat punctuated with the occasional triangle. Figured it would be one of my RPM songs that didn't get used by my band, but the singer and bass player both love it. Anybody got and ideas on how to do this one with a group? [more inside]
Our bass player wrote this song about a little girl in Afghanistan, probably the closest we come to a political song
This song was written about a friend with too many loser friends.
A song we wrote about a month before we recorded it last August, with lyrics by our singer Red
A Velvet Underground cover from our recent recording session
Another "raw mix" alcohol-related song, this time as the solution to, instead of cause of, all life's problems.
I wrote this song for my friends that can't handle their alcohol. This is a very raw mix from our recording session this past Saturday. (lyrics inside)
A slow(er) one from my band Red On Strike
I know you never meant to bring it quite to this place And everybody watching can see it's a hell of a show I know you're only feeling like a mouse in a rat race But there's just one thing I think you ought to know If it's down to me or you, you got to go
This is a Red On Strike recording from about 6 years ago, and features a great live intro from Red...
A song about disappointment and distance, by my band Red On Strike.
Another rockin' tune from Red On Strike...
This is a song written by Red On Strike's rhythm guitarist, Camron Gasser, inspired by a particularly bad day at work. Can't you see bleeding hands don't lie?