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Brettster : This Is a Dark Ride

Brettster : This Is a Dark Ride

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~ Brettster

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The Brettster's 'THIS IS A DARK RIDE' is unlike any album you have ever heard... ...commemorating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 when Man first walked on the moom... 'THIS IS A DARK RIDE' is a psychedelic tour de force, combining timeless melodies and intelligent poetic lyrics with breathtaking musical performances, what the 'counter culture' used to think of as a 'drug album'... ...a rich 'stereo-perspective' album to be heard in headphones while imbibing in mind-expanding substances... or perhaps with a group of friends at a 'tripper' party... But this album is much MUCH MORE THAN THAT... TRACK 1 'Boy Meets Girl Meets Girl'... The tongue-in-cheek club dance song that is already enjoying international recognition and which is almost single-handedly propelling The Brettster to fame and fortune... Yes, The Brettster has set 'every man's fantasy' to music ;-) TRACK 2 'What's the World Comin' To?' is a generational anthem, compared in Blog entries by some fans to The Who's 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'... Not surprising, considering the song's highly engaging opening lyrics: 'Life is a question, go riddle it out - Life is a puzzle, go figure it out - Are we just a bunch of genes? And if so, what does it mean?' The song combines a driving acoustic guitar with passionate vocals and modern dance beats... ending with the lines: 'Thank God for the children, Thank God for the children, they are the future, they are OUR future, Let's make sure that we leave them a world! Whoa... What's the world comin' to?' ...and as the last chord fades out, a spoken challenge by Brett that sets up the whole rest of the album... 'That's not a rhetorical question.' TRACK 2 'Land of Broken Promise' is a live acoustic studio song sung from the perspective of a Native American, repeated twice because, hey - it's not like anyone was TRACK 3 'Tuesday (everything but why)' is a progressive rock song reminiscent of Pink Floyd's 'DARK SIDE OF THE MOON'... Brett's vocals have been compared to a cross between David Bowie & Jim Morrison, layered over Industrial Rock drum samples and a David Gilmouresque rhythm guitar... The breathtaking section toward the end of the song where all the background instruments get sucked away leaving Brett standing alone in the studio (actually, his walk-in closet) singing a capella is, at once, intimate AND spine-tingling... TRACK 4 'Burn in Hell' is a deep house / psych house / trip hop manifesto featuring a vocal duo between The Brettster and Satan, culminating in Satan's 'roll call' of evil historical figures who he is 'calling home'... 'Someday you'll burn in hell for all those people who you hurt - Someday you'll burn in hell, ha! You'll wish you were just rotting in the dirt!' One of THE GREAT MOMENTS IN ROCK AND ROLL RECORDING HISTORY is where the psychedelic swirling birds of hell morph into the opening slashing electric guitar chords of... TRACK 5 'My Worst Nightmare', a progressive rock / grunge guitar / industrial drum samples / psychotic vocals 'hybrid' depicting a real life nightmare Brett experienced during his 2007 cross-country hitchhiking adventure (inside the dark red and pitch black walls of Zion Canyon, to be precise)... IT MUST BE HEARD IN IT'S ENTIRETY TO BE BELIEVED! The trilogy dissolves into TRACK 6 'death in the family'... a live, haunting and very stark solo acoustic guitar & vocal performance where Brett shares the circumstances of his brother's tragic suicide in order to avoid going back to jail... 'Days, weeks, months or years... it means nothing to the judge... But it means something to me, cos my brother, who never hurt no one, took his life... He couldn't bear going back to jail... just for doin' drugs' (a whispered verbal album dedication to his brother immediately follows...) After a short pause, the closing trilogy of the album wells up... 'It's a strange life that much is for certain, It's a strange life till they drop that final curtain' TRACK 7 'It's a Strange life' combines introspective vocals and a dreamy acoustic guitar with world music beats and unforgettable lyrics, segueing into the album's most obvious reference to 'THE WHITE ALBUM': TRACK 8 'Turn Me On, Dead Man'... an unforgettable hallucinogenic tape montage a la The Beatles' 'Revolution 9'... borrowing it's title from the infamous words you hear when you play The Beatles' oft-repeated phrase 'Number 9' backwards... TRACK 9 'Strange Life (reprise) immediately follows, referencing this album's sister album 'VANISHING POINT' in it's lyrics: 'It's a strange life between that butt slap and that dirt nap, It's a strange life between that first gasp and that last gasp, It's a strange life, there's so much we'll never fathom in this vanishing point we call home, between the solar system and the atom' And as The Beatles would say: A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL! * $ * $ * $ * $ * $ * $ * $ * $ * [Public Notice: A BIG PART OF ALL THE PROCEEDS from ALL OF THE BRETTSTER'S MUSIC SALES will be DONATED to 1-800-RUNAWAY and other CHARITIES HELPING PROVIDE for TEEN RUNAWAYS]

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    Artist: Brettster
    Title: Brettster : This Is a Dark Ride
    Genre: Electronic
    Attributes: Duplicated CD
    Release Date: 2/24/2009
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637233976
    UPC: 614346049199
    Item #: 1323775X

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