We are a rock band out of Denver, Colorado. Some call it 'punktry'. Some call it 'Country Metal'. We call it 'Alt/Pop/Country/Punk'. '8:05' is our first studio release. The goal was to capture the intensity & raw power of our live shows. We believe we came as close as humanly possible to our goal. We are quite proud of the album & we recommend you buy many copies for you and your friends. Here is more about us... When you combine influences as diverse as Neil Young, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Guns 'N' Roses, and Johnny Cash, the result is quite a tasty stew, and 'THE BAD DIRECTIONS' prefer to serve it up loud and fast. In December of 2002, singer/songwriter Bradley Weaver had just finished his solo album 'THINK', and realized he would need a band to support the album. For guitar, the choice was easy. Throughout 2002, Bradley had played bass for 'Eric Shiveley & the Deserters'. During that time, he became fast friends with guitarist Dan Garcia (also of 'rachel's playpen'). Dan jumped into Bradley's new project without hesitation, and in turn, recruited his old 'El Fiend' bandmate Carlos Newman for drums. With Bradley handling bass/vocal duties the power-trio was complete. Throughout 2003/2004, 'The Bad Directions' slowly built a following throughout the Denver area, playing such clubs as 'Herman's Hideaway', 'the Blue Mule', 'the Cricket on the Hill', 'the Little Bear Saloon', 'the Soiled Dove', 'Hard Rock Cafe', & 'Benders Tavern'. Early 2005 found the band in the studio, working on their debut album, while continuing their live schedule, highlighted by a monthly concert series on the rooftop of 'Lodo's Bar & Grill'. August of 2005 marked the departure of Newman, and uncertainty for the future of 'The Bad Directions'. With momentum on their side, and their debut album just weeks from completion, Garcia & Weaver decided to press on. Now, with new drummer, Tim Stough ('Lickin' Lolli'), and the new album, '8:05', in hand, 'The Bad Directions' stand poised to take the scene by storm.
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