'Of War and Protest' has been a labor of love over 18 months
because we care about the state of the world. Music, art and video have
the power to change entire generations, and we wanted to help bring people
out of their collective hypnosis so they will act to effect that change.
This CD is dedicated to all those who have lost their innocence, their trust
in government and their lives over the past five years of war and fear. We
also dedicate this CD to our beloved bass player who was given two weeks to
live but hung on for a year so he could get all his tracks done on the 150
songs we wrote and recorded for this project. He died so young but he lives
for all of you in his powerful playing.
Not My America is about the artificial divide created by politicians and
religious leaders who want to drive people apart rather than bring them
together. Fear is a social commentary on government manipulation of fear
to control people to do things against their best interests. Fork is from
a soldier's perspective, after he has lost everything, including his soul, and
he wants to get it all back if he can only keep it together. Liar Liar, with a
take off of the famous nursery rhyme, explains most of the lies that have cracked
the foundation of America. Homecoming tells the story of a soldier forced into
multiple tours which almost destroyed his family and left him with no more fight
inside, only hope for peace. Innocents, complete with an authentic mosque call
throughout, gives a chilling account of the toll of war on innocent civilians.
Shrub is a blistering indictment of the current resident of the White House.
Wondering paints the thoughts of a husband whose young wife went to war and is
returning for him. Wounded lays out the chaos one feels from being caught in the
crossfire of war and hatred. Ornament is a touching account of a wife who lost her
husband in the war complete with the bitterness of that loss. Fix This describes
the feelings of a soldier who gets addicted to killing and when there is no one
else left to kill, he looks into the mirror and ends up killing himself. Lobotomy
ends the CD with a George Orwell-type commentary on why the masses follow evil
These songs were recorded, mixed and mastered at four different studios in as
many states using the best analog and digital equipment. Many people are
involved who work for little or nothing to make this happen. We are still
writing and recording more material and we spend dozens of hours per week in
studios to bring you more music.