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Planet California

by Christopher Mast

Part gentle caress and part unexpected French kiss. Rock that spans the gamut from malevolent to benign. You like guitars? This is for you. Released 2003.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Mosquito
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2. Henry the Clown
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3. Rumcake
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4. Sheffield Girl
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5. Louise
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6. Mosquito (reprise)
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7. Drive
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8. Flight
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9. A Dog's Life
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10. Lucky's Lullaby
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11. Orange (hidden track)
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12. Bonus Track
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Album Notes
Planet California is like a date at an amusement park. This CD starts with the excitement of blasting through the gates at Six Flags and heading for the big dippers. There are the ups and downs of a Ferris wheel, the jolting of the bumper cars, and the open-air feeling of a bungee jump. "Mosquito" and "Rumcake" are thrill rides. "Lucky's Lullaby" is a nice easy spin on the carousel. "Orange" (the bonus track) is that one last-minute trip to the big wooden roller coaster.

This self-released CD is Christopher's freshman offering to the commercial market (not counting two previous self-released CD-Rs which he sold at gigs). Working on a digital audio workstation that he built himself and using Sonar XL software (he's also kind of a computer nut), Christopher performed, recorded, and mixed the whole project. "Maybe I'm anal retentive, but I wanted complete control over the project." Christopher says he "probably wouldn't" accept a record deal if offered one.

Notes on the songs:

1-Mosquito- A surf-punk song with a sense of humor.

2-Henry the Clown- An upbeat song that's sad and humorous at the same time. The other side of a disgruntled clown's life.

3-Rumcake- An instrumental flamenco/Latin sounding song with a Santana-like guitar solo.

4-Sheffield Girl- Voice and acoustic guitar. Jazzy and light.

5-Louise- Heavy sexy blues. This one has gotten lots of attention at online MP3 sites.

6-Mosquito (reprise)-Just plain freakin' weird! Christopher says there's a story...but don't ask.

7-Drive- An interesting hard-rock remake of a Bobby McFerrin song.

8-Flight- Acoustic instrumental with lots of guitar effects.

9-A Dog's Life- Wouldn't you like to trade places with the dog sometimes? long as you didn't have to lick your butt.

10-Lucky's Lullaby- A relaxing instrumental, the way a lullaby should be.

This CD also features humorous "hidden tracks"


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John Hall

Enjoyable, good and great music.
Found the CD to be very enjoyable with great music. Certain songs stand out i.e. Rumcake; Louise; Sheffield Girl; Dogs life and Lucky's Lullabye.


Can't go wrong here. "Mosquito" for those B52s fans, "Sheffield Girl" for the jazzy tastes, "Rumcake" is a kickass Latin number...much more...Get one of these CDs!


Great album
Great album with lots of personality. Will appeal to a wide range of listeners.


Cool...diverse...sometimes weird...
With the many different styles on this disc, you'd think it wasn't all one guy. Good stuff. I would have left off the hidden tracks...