Parental Advisory: Play It Loud!
Guitarist/songwriter/singer/NPR listener G Wood wrote a bunch of new songs and learned to record, so he got his old pal, seasoned drummer CP Applegate (Catharsis, Wild Hairs, Random Rebellion, Ophelia, etc.) away from the chickens and automobile maintenance for a while. "Hey, Caitlin, sing this one with me" led to a more extensive collaboration. Busy bass players and previous-commitment keyboardists led G Wood to the realization that he could do it himself, and dadgummit, he did!
Influenced by 60's janglepop, British Invasion and San Fran Psychedelica, 70's roots-Punk and ‘mericana crunch, 80's post-everything, 90's Indie singer/songwriter and 00's oh-ohs, No One's Ark, clocking in at just under an hour, bristles with vintage Danelectro guitar twang and slam, a relentless sense of drive and melody, and, as one fan described the lyrics, “Cryin’ and laughin’, all at the same time.” Now, look, this isn’t a bunch of grating noize, but neither is it dreamy shoe-gazer lull. Wide awake and rawkin', that’s what we’re offering.
Professionally mastered and duplicated, No One's Ark looks and sounds good!
Lyrical topics range from phobia and rebellion (Not A Problem), to remembrance and impending mortality (1963, 1970), our collective inner Tarzan (King of the Jungle), adolescent satanic heartache and word coinage (Adeophile), more impending mortality (Gravedigger), domestic tragedy (My Kid), mean people who really suck (Enemy), confusion (No One’s Ark), war and peace (Day Before The War), and lots of other stuff, like what happens when your jeans get too tight, your heart breaks ten years after the fact, your savior defaults, your friends outgrow you, or scare you off, and what kinds of birds one might glimpse from a bridge, overlooking a winter brook.
Bonoboland is a strange and varied place. Walk with us.