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MP3 Fellaheen - Yours for the Revolution

A lyrical mélange of rock ''n'' roll, scratchy blues, downbeat jazz, and murky existential wit.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (45:41) !
Related styles: ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, FOLK: Alternative Folk

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About the Band: The music of Fellaheen begins life in the decidedly disheveled mind of Bruce Hanson, a geezer who grew up and came of adult mind amidst the published and extrapolated works of Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag, Mad Magazine, JohnPaulGeorge&Ringo, Jack Kerouac, John Coltrane, Jean-Paul Sartre, Tom Waits, Vittorio De Sica, George Carlin, Kurt Weill, Thomas Pynchon, Captain Beefheart, Dante Aligheri, The Clash, Bugs Bunny and a thousand malcontents recorded, unrecorded, celebrated and forgotten.

Down in his metaphysical basement, Bruce conjures up a mélange of alternative rock''n''roll, scratchy blues, junkyard noise, downbeat jazz, and murky existential wit that betrays a secret pop heart. Melodic, slightly off-kilter tunes and a subtle, understated musicality provide the contexts for philosophically-informed lyrical ruminations about dogs, particle physics, shady characters, luv''n''hate, and works of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. And to make things even better, upright bass maestro Joe Borthwick drops by at last minute to lay down an amazing bass track for the new album''s title track. Righteous...

About the Album: "If you want to know the whole story, you’ll have to find Calliope Frank. Good luck. See, right before the Island went down for good, Frank caught the last ship bound for Timbuktu, his ungainly steam-powered instrument in tow. He’s out there somewhere; when he plays (and you’ll know it when he does), sea otters cavort with glee like drunken sailors. So follow your ears.

"If you do find him, ply him with whiskey; the man never met a bottle he didn’t call Home. Ask about the days when the pumps still kept the water out of the subways. The story changes with each telling. Sometimes, it’s 1912, with "Appeal to Reason", Jack London, Emma Goldberg, and class struggle all the rage — when “red” meant hope, and people paused one last time to consider the state of their fellow man. Other versions place events ten or so decades later, when the tides came in to take back Manhattan once and for all. No matter which version you hear, a character named the Dog will figure prominently. Usually there are two lovers (the woman, Elizabeth; the man, name unknown). And generally something about Dante pops up, to serve as a kind of warning.

"So go and hear the stories for yourself. Frank ain’t what you’d call a linear guy — time circles back on itself and collides with sense a million different ways within his tales. But mere facts aren’t as crucial as the beat of his words, which roll with the rhythm of the waves. Just ask the otters."

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