1. TRAVELING IN THE TRUNK OF A CAR
Americana / Rock song with slow blues undertones welded to a suspense story-
"Well I woke up in the trunk of a car, took a blackjack right on my head. If I don't get out of here fast, pretty soon I might be dead."
2. THE VIKING WAR SONG
Acoustic folk song about vikings, nice guitar accompaniment by Krassy Halatchev
"It's blood and booty and the battle-axe and Anglo Saxon women"
3. IRON WHEELS
Powerful guitar driven Americana with fantastic spontaneous guitar outro by Krassy Halatchev.
Some good ole boys decide to rob a Vegas Casino. They've got a hideout in the mountains and a plan. What could go wrong?
This song has the flavor of a Humphrey Bogart / Robert Mitchum "Film Noir" gangster movie-
"We drove down to Las Vegas and we borrowed a Casino money truck"
4. THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS
Slow Roadhouse Rock. The centuries-spanning epic tale of the Werewolf of Paris-
"Hear that howl the werewolf's on the prowl and there's blood on the moon tonight"
5. VAMPIRE MAN
Jazzy Rock Ballad with a moody night-time atmosphere and vocals that pierce through the shadows.
Lyrical story of the Vampire Man. Haunting orchestration-
"I fly through the night on leather wings
Feeling more alive than I've ever been
Look at the people on the streets down below
Afraid of their shadows and what they don't know
But I ride through the clouds in the empire of the night
I hunt my food and drink and take what's mine by right
The fog-covered water by the canal
Where you don't walk alone, always with a pal
Cause I am the vampire man"
6. SHEILA DOES NOT LOVE HIM ANYMORE
Jazzy love song with exotic "Greenwich Village" coffee house atmosphere.
Peppery guitar, driving beat and "Vegas style" vocals.
7. FIGHTING WITH A MADMAN ON TOP OF A TRAIN
Bluesy Americana adventure song about how NOT to spend a Saturday night-
"Yeah I'm a-fightin' with a madman on top of a train on a bridge on the mountains and it's startin' to rain
And the train's a-shakin' and I can't stand up"
8. COME BACK TO ME DARLING
Tender love ballad with slow strong masculine vocals and warm piano accompaniment.
"And we shared so much love...
Don't you miss me?"
9. BOTTLE MAN
Surreal fantasy Folk song with a slow beat.
Strange adventure story about a man who crosses a wizard and gets trapped in a ship inside a bottle on the wall. Does he ever escape?
"I went to arrest the wizard but he touched his magic ring
The room disappeared and I'm standing on the deck of the mighty River Queen
She's a sailing ship in a bottle, no water anywhere in sight
Just light and shadows and a sky of glass and a cork that's on too tight"
10. WALK THROUGH THE FIRE
Urban song with caffeine-crazed "Islands" back-up vocals-
"Get you out of that bad position
Cause I'm a man on a mission
A real true love magician"
11. ROMAN HOLIDAY
Lively rousing Europop science fiction.
Our hero gets stuck in a time-traveling UFO-
"The flying saucer went down in the Bay of Naples, I was part of the recovery team
The mini-sub took us down right to the door, we entered and what did we see
Women in glass tubes hangin' on the wall, naked and in deep freeze
Nobody else in that big dark room, the lights were glowin' blue and green"
12. I DO LOVE YOU
Tender, romantic ballad. Some country twangin' guitar and 40's / 50's crooner vocals-
"Dancing in the moonlight on an ocean cruise
Swimming in a sunshine tropical lagoon
Songs of love in the air for me and you
Your lips are calling, I can't refuse"
13. GET IT ON TONIGHT
Sexy, grooving Urban love song.
Intimate vocals. Bouncy street-techno arrangements. Intoxicating...
"Yeah I take you to a nice big restaurant
Some juicy steaks and drinkin' now you're really feelin' strong
I kiss you and you laugh at one of my jokes
Walk in the rain man we get soaked
Then I take you for a drive right down to the riverside
Makin' love in the waves in the night
We gonna get it on tonight"
14. MARY WAS A STRIPPER
Biker Roadhouse Rock.
Rough raw vocals, powerful thumpin' guitar and bawdy lyrics keep this song movin'-
"Take it off, take it off"
15. HEY BOUNTY HUNTER
Alt. Country & Western. Classic story of betrayal & revenge. Jazzy funky orchestration-
"You killed her father and blamed it on me
Sent me to rot in the penitentiary
Then you married her and gave her your name
While five years in a cell, hard labor each day
Now you hunt men down and bring them in
To swing in the breeze while you drink your gin
But I'm out and I'm free and I sent you a note
To meet me one-on-one in the city of ghosts"
16. BLACK MINISKIRT
Relaxed vocal pop with playful slow rockabilly vocals and nice whistling intro.
Cute story of a pretty but shy young lady who buys a black miniskirt and gains confidence.
"She knows that she'll get kissed. What man can resist?"
ADVENTURE ALBUM CREDITS:
All songs written by David Rubin
Vocals by David Rubin
Musical Arrangements, Orchestration and Production by Krassy Halatchev
Drums: Krassy Halatchev
Bass: Krassy Halatchev
Guitar: Krassy Halatchev
Keyboards: Krassy Halatchev and Laurie Gordon
Whistling: David Rubin (on "Black Miniskirt" song)
Photography: John Shearing, Krassy Halatchev, David Rubin
Recorded at Satellite Studios, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
David Rubin is a Montreal born singer songwriter with a distinct velvety voice, capable of singing songs in any musical genre.
David's father was a singer in big band The Heat Waves and so impressive that Cab Calloway asked him to join him on tour.
Citing influences from Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins to the Rolling Stones and the Clash, David excels in many musical genres.
As a child, David was already entertaining audiences on seventeen episodes of Screen Gems Little People, hosted by Jack Barry, former quiz show host of Twenty One.
Prolific and passionate about his songwriting, David has written more than one hundred songs in a variety of musical genres and vocal styles.
David has made seven full-length albums and his songs have received airplay in America, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England, Israel, Malta, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada.
His latest album (Adventure) was recorded at Satellite Studios, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.
FANTASTICA: 15 original songs. Jazzy, Lyrical, Easy Listening. Includes one "religious inspirational" song, one South American style song, one vampire song and one song featuring two women fighting in a bar.
ULTRA SONGS: 13 original songs. Rock, Pop, Blues plus one South American style song, one Calypso song and one operatic duet.
DAVE'S COUNTRY: 13 original songs. Country & Western. Gunfighter ballads, train songs & love songs.
Includes one "Truck driving" song and one "Cajun vocals" song.
WHEN: 14 original songs. Rock, Pop, Rock-A-Billy, Swingin' Crooner, Europop plus one Jungle song and one Eastern European style song.
ONE DAY: 17 original songs. Rock & Pop. Upbeat album with exciting stories.
Includes 2 "Cockney Rocker" songs.
SECRET AGENT: 14 original songs about outlaws, androids, witches, fighters, lovers, strippers and secret agents.
Rock, Pop, Swingin' Crooner, Country & Western. Includes songs with thrilling cinematic stories.
ADVENTURE: 16 original songs. Rock, Americana, Pop, Folk, Country, Urban. Great musical back-up, strong vocals & gripping stories about bounty hunters, strippers, gangsters, vampires, vikings, werewolves, wizards, romance, action, suspense and UFOs.
All seven David Rubin albums are available right here at CD Baby.