John Tabacco | It Wuz And Still Iz Late Octobra

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It Wuz And Still Iz Late Octobra

by John Tabacco

Philosophical alternative pop / rock with a sense of humor .
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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1. Call Me In The Morning
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2. If Ya Wanna Have Fun
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3. Phone Demos & Studio Complaints
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4. Chaos Is Calling
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5. Piss Clam Charlie
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6. Follow The Fold
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7. The Girl's Got Patience
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8. I've Known You Before I Met You
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9. 20 Years Pass
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10. Seeking That Bitter Clown
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11. Hit Man From Hicksville
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12. Stop The War / Smokey Lee Webster Gives It Up
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13. Now You're On The Inside
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14. Don't Fall Silent
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15. The Day I Died
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16. A Tree Is A Beautiful Thing
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
We all seem to be given a certain amount of time to play with
as human beings on this planet. The question is : How do we spend this time? This is a question I’ve been aware of for the last 30 years. It’s a question that has governed most of my life choices (or what seems to be my choices - that’s still up for debate). I decided one day in 1975, downstairs in my old house in St. James, NY, after listening to Frank Zappa’s mini opera, Billy The Mountain, that the creation of music was what I wanted to do full time. Music moved me in a way like no other art. It pushed all the right buttons. If I could sustain this great feeling, life would surely be a wonderful experience. For the most part, I was right. Living in the ether where music and all art for that matter, is in constant invention/realization is a cool place to be. Time becomes meaningless and pain is certainly not an issue. Through a myriad of elaborate circumstances I have been able to sustain an existence (75% of the time) in this ether and it certainly has afforded me to realize many of my cheap musical visions. It Wuz & Still Iz Late Octobra and it's sister disc Rubber Solstice, are yet more economic musical visions from a recording artist who has no regard for the music business. That's me!; once again screaming to be heard as we are all screaming to be heard on CDbaby... Boil that dust speck, boil that dust speck, boil that dust speck indeed!


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L.S.

Fine song writing and production. Keeps your attention through out.
John Tabacco is unstoppable. Like most of his CDs there is never a dull moment.
And his singing is amazing - so much control and nuance. Pick this CD up if you want to stay awake. No wallpaper here just pure music goodness. Love it!

Anthony Pomes

Learning the lesson that all things end -- set to music.
John Tabacco has been making brilliant music for twenty years, and I've been listening to it for ten. This CD, hanging between millennia, stands like some wild and angry spirit, beckoning (or daring) all ears to hear its haunt. It's filled with sleek and challenging music of love/hate, life/death, plus/minus, here/gone. And yet Tabacco's muse remains intact - songs like "Seek That Bitter Clown," "The Day I Died," and especially "Now You're on the Inside" achieve incredible groove and feel alongside scathing lyric set down in masterful voice. I cried the first time I heard this CD - and recommend it to anyone who breathes and wonders why. If you don't listen to John Tabacco, you should be packed away in a wooden box and left in the cargo hold of an abandoned ship, drifting endlessly on empty seas. When you listen to his music, you realize that you're already in that ship. Buy this CD, and you'll forever know how it feels to be "on the inside."

J-Sin

Bizarre but a lot of fun.
He’s perhaps more known as the co-founder of SA3, an analog to digital conversion technology for audio/video and for his work mastering and as engineer/mixer for hundreds of New York area recording artists than for his own music. His style is certainly unique and fun-loving with lyrics that are boundless and highly original. While quirky is as quirky does (or so a garbled Forrest Gump quote would seem), John Tabacco is incensed on crafted electronic orchestrations that are part rock and part avant garde. His vocals aren’t too bad either. Bizarre but a lot of fun.

Gina

A time capsule of almost three decades worth of moods.
Those familiar with the Yellow Peril disc, a musical finale in the Sign In Stranger guestbook era, will most certainly rule in favor of John Tabacco’s ‘Oh Wow It’s You Again’, a very balanced adaptation of this Steely Dan demo track. Well, you can feast your ears on his latest CD, “It Wuz And Still Iz Late Octobra”. Once you spin this disc, read the leaflets, look at the art and ponder & wonder and grasp this musician’s vibe, you’ll find yourselves in a time capsule of almost three decades worth of moods, spheres, vibes, nods and humorful winks of the mind’s eye! It starts with “Call Me In The Morning”, and its harmony creates a positive break of whatever it is one was doing before listening to this “Octobra”. The structure of harmony, in both the vocals as well as the instrumentation is so right on the dot when it comes to creating a perfect mood for undertaking this journey into John Tabacco’s creative realm of clever ‘funziness’, you can’t help but give in. And forsake all others._Hit Man From Hicksville, (based on an idea from Nigey Lennon) turned into a song “with a Sicilian spin” and Don't Fall Silent takes the listener back to his or her dearest moments of heartbreaking solitude … John’s voice is one of those rare voices that seem to blend in with the crowd easily, yet stand out because of their simple & pure approach ‘from within’...

blake

it's still out there...feeding and feeding
i love art. i love john tabacco. it is a source of continuous pleasure to know that john continues to make art. thank you. good night and shut up.