Robert James Fuller | Time of the Assassin

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Time of the Assassin

by Robert James Fuller

"Time of the Assassin" an apocalyptic ditty for these modern times, on a bedrock of blues
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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People are talking:

"Rock and roll matters again: love rides the heart like a galloping horse, time is a matador in slippery shoes, the days are fire with an iron tongue, and one word of truth outweighs the whole world."
--Herman Melville

Authentically-contrived rock/blues from someone who cares."
--Winston S. Churchill

Robert James Fuller is a songwriter, vocalist and guitar player whose CD's include "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar" and "Under Western Eyes".

The Headless Body Band included RJF on guitar and harp; Chris Hall on lead guitar and bass (Mr Lucky) and piano (Traps); Duffy Williams on bass; Kevin Blackwood on drums (Lunatic Moon; Rip Up; Behemoth; Abyssinia; Breakfast is Ruined-- percussion; Uncle Wiggly) and Chad Channing on drums (Headless Body; Mr Lucky; I Wear the Brains; Traps; The Fugitives)

(RJF in the press):

HEADLESS IN SEATTLE

"Where do your dreams end and you begin? /feathers and face paint beneath the white coats/
model my inventions/ tell your hard luck stories while you cook my soup!"
--Behemoth

"Mr. Fuller, in the guise of the Mississippi blues man Blind Lemon Rockefeller, once fronted a band called The Lotus Eaters, touring the huts and villages of many Third World countries before his mysterious disappearance nine years ago. Now, out from under the auspices of the witness protection program, at last free to perform under his own name, he is presented to you: The Voice in the Wilderness, ready to rattle the walls, tell truth to power, and steal your heart away"

"Mr. Fuller has recorded, HEADLESS BODY FOUND IN TOPLESS BAR featuring 'Rip Up' ("you rip up my heart/ you rip off my head/ mmmmm feels good"); the poignant 'Breakfast is Ruined'("Here I sit in the corpse of my youth/ a suitcase of fish and no memories of the future"); and the rockin' 'Lunatic Moon' ("I die a thousand times naked and blind/the heart's a deep pit of blood and war."). He has also recorded a follow-up album ("Under Western Eyes") featuring apocalyptic ditty's like "Time of the Assassin" and the chilling "Melt Not My Igloo". He was also featured on the soundtrack for the independent film "Iris In", in which he also acts. Apart from music he is involved in film making, vintage jazz dancing, and reading very old books.

Mr. Fuller currently lives in a secluded location near Seattle, WA, reached only by parachute. Like Joel McCrae in 'Ride the High Country' he just wants to enter his house justified."
--Jack Diamond, "New York Times" (puzzle section)

Comments about Robert James Fuller from fellow artists on Reverbnation:

MikeWhitePresents: "wicked dark blues and heavy journeys into the darkside on these amazing tracks..I can certainly understand the Jim Morrison connection, but to me there is a wide parallel in these songs to Nick Cave, David Lynch and even Jack White..it's all about the stories and taking the listener deep into the cracked soul of the singer/character...really love the Carny creepiness of "behemoth"..fantastic vocals and great to hear someone investing their energies in such an original style and attitude".

Brennagh Burns: "Behemoth is an absolutely wicked track!!!! Love the groove and vocals! All the best mate!!!"

The Pizza Kings: "Drawn back for another listen to the Robert James Fuller Band. Many fabulous songs here to choose from...'Time of the Assassin' great twist on the Smokestack Lightning groove... love that plaintiff harmonica on this track, well done friend. Cheers - Tony, Dom & Klint - TPK"

Otto's Daughter: "Digging "Time Of The Assassin". I love your take on the blues - you bring a cinematic element to it; cool!!! :) - OD

Johnny Horne : "Fantastic style, man. Very authentic sound and somehow fulfilling. Keep this good stuff alive"

Cynthia Danne: "Smokin..Hot~ Love your style & artistry.."

Laurie Miller: "'Lunatic Moon' sounds great! Laurie"

" Time of the Assassin"
Thunder going to the high mountains
the sun came up, a hawk flew by
three times I dreamed of the marvelous city
three times I drank the water from the well
is this the peace that surpasses understanding?
or the peace of suffocated dreams?
and now the good life is just in reach
rich man poor man beggerman thief

the time of the assassin's here,
gather your wits
the time of the assassin's here,
glory to the highest in you and me!

hearts burned in the flaming earth
minds broken in the cracking wind
the cradle will rock the dumb will talk
from Moscow to the Horn of Africa
like the smile of a mouth slashed by a razor
the shriek of a wounded bird
in frenzies and furies the four horsemen ride
life's a war with the trolls in the vaults of the mind

the time of the assassin's here,
gather your wits
the time of the assassin's here,
glory to the highest in you and me!

the scimitars come through the curved wind whistling
they're teaching children to become live bombs
sudden violence kissing your wet mouth
the earth weeps for its old gods
riches takes wing and fame is a breath
spilling blood makes the heart feel glad
if I got my ticket can I ride
ride up into heaven in the morning

the time of the assassin's here,
gather your wits
the time of the assassin's here,
glory to the highest in you and me!

the fire's not on the roofs it's in the minds of men
illusion's burning down
the cafe empties and your head empties
and that's a lonesome sound
on mighty clouds of joy the day's are flung
and you're the crown of creation
so wipe your tears you've cried too long
the sun is shining on everyone
the sun shines on everyone

the time of the assassin's here,
gather your wits
the time of the assassin's here,
glory to the highest in you and me!

Words and Music Robert James Fuller(ASCAP) and Glamourpuss Music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
Mastering by Johnny Beaver, The Lower Rhythm










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