Chris Coolidge | Center of the Universe

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Center of the Universe

by Chris Coolidge

New school of Pop/Rock. Modern rock with a smile. Chris Coolidge writes great songs. Longtime and current singer/songwriter/guitarist for the band Johnny Socko goes solo. Imagine Foo Fighters combined with Squeeze.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Confession
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2. Song About Nothing
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3. Traded For A Skateboard
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3:48 $0.99
4. Mystery
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3:05 $0.99
5. There She Was
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6. Natural
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3:28 $0.99
7. One Plus You
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3:11 $0.99
8. O.K.
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4:23 $0.99
9. Now She's Gone
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10. Access Denied
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11. The Party's Over
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Album Notes
Chris Coolidge of Johnny Socko releases solo debut Center of the Universe

Indianapolis, IN - It's the new school of Pop/Rock. Chris Coolidge has a history of writing undeniably catchy songs. We've found large traces of arena rock in his DNA, and his confession is now on record. The longtime singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Midwest legends Johnny Socko comes clean with his beautifully rock solid debut solo album, Center of the Universe.

Chris Coolidge spent the last several years touring the nation with Johnny Socko, honing his performing and writing skills in over a thousand shows and four records. Chris' songs have graced MTV reality shows and Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, charted on CMJ, XM Radio, and Commercial Specialty radio, and appear on over 12,000 Socko discs sold.

Recorded with first-rate Socko rhythm section of Matt Wilson (bass) and Dylan Wissing (drums), along with guitar virtuoso Brett Cantrell, Center of the Universe features pop/rock songwriting with powerhouse musicianship. The album is self-produced by Coolidge, with the track "There She Was" mixed by industry heavyweight Ken Lewis (Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Usher, David Byrne).

The Indianapolis Star's David Lindquist writes, "Chris (Coolidge) emerges as a personable, pop-minded songwriter/vocalist...a deft master of agreeable melodies and just-right storytelling." Reviewing a show, Troy Michael of Champaign's Commercial News Night Life added, "Coolidge (and band-mates) showed a strong stage presence as they launched their fiery and upbeat songs to admirers in flawless manner." This powerful outfit has been doing just that for years. Now, throw your fist in the air. Release that pinky and index finger and joyfully shout, "Oh yeah! It's fun to rock again!"

More information on Chris Coolidge, Center of the Universe, and show dates can be found at


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Charity Key

An awesome addition to the music world
The CD is great. The songs flow very nicely. You can pop this CD in and listen all day long. The songs range from mellow to rock-out, but does not abrubtly switch and throw the mood. Very well done - great arrangement. If you like your music to move you, listen to this CD. The songs have a way of transporting you into the music with the words and melodies.

Chad Summers

Passionate rock. Very catchy.
This CD doesn't sound like a Johnny Socko CD. It never claims to. The songs alone are very infectious and then the band adds an edge to each track. I like the fact that there are dynamics throughout. No two songs sound alike. It's a very balanced 46 minute journey of quality rock and roll. Can't wait to hear more Coolidge... and Johnny Socko!

chris cloud

one listen and you're 'hooked'
finally, an album that has something for everyone. from alt-rock to love songs; from power pop to memories of how good music can actually sound. thoughtful, slice-of-life lyrics with an excellent band to back it up. i love the song "natural" but i can't get that awesome guitar from "skateboard" out of my head! you gotta check this out!

Zack Culver

I love this CD!!
This Cd jams. The melodies are infectious, and the production is pretty darn good. Way to go, Chris!!

Dave Hall

As someone clearly outside the mainstream of today's music scene, I must admit to some naivete when it comes to providing this critique. However, if you're looking for a sound that is fresh, energetic (very much so)and has fine melodies, then Center of the Universe is for you! Chris has obviously poured his heart and soul into creating a CD that I'm proud to own. Can't wait for his next one!!!