This is a limited edition, extremely rare collection of Colie Brice featuring guitar oriented improvised blues & few songs with a bluesy edge... Also available at iTunes & nearly every other paid download site in the sonic universe thanks to the dear folks @ CD Baby!
Track Descriptions from the Artist March 3, 2005:
Acoustic Slide in G - "this was a live improv... Steel slide onto a beat up Yamaha with a 57 mike on a NS-10 feeding back. Surprisingly authentic "down home" feel, musta been that trip to Tupelo :)"
Feelin' Alright - "this was a simulated arena environment of a cheesy tune with a cool Stones style riff. Nothing prolific here, just feeling alright, having fun and entertaining my youthful desire to be a rock star. Recorded in 95 or so... Interesting side note is that the editor's at Listen.com were totally fooled :)"
Don't You Mind? - " this is an original blues that keeps mutating, its basically what the name implies. Addressing our collective indifference towards all the pain & suffering we observe by hiding in our own shells..."
I Need You - "Kinda cool, old school Elvis Sun era type vibe with tasty instrumentation... The infant crying at the beginning is my daughter Brianna - now 9!"
Broken String Blues in Em - "I'm proud of this one! One night in the Winter of 2000 in Asbury Park at a club called Moon Rock, I was playing with our fledgling group called Brian Saint & the Sinners & the singer broke a string and had to jump off stage. Drummer Sara Tomeck, Bassist Rob Shuman & I kicked into this jam which is probably one of my better blues moments recorded live. I'm actually listed on the same page as Leadbelly & RL Burnside at this page: http://www.pitbook.com/English/freemp3s/blues.htm... That's worth more than a GRAMMY to me :)"
Forestville Blues - "This was recorded live in my home studio in Forestville, California. It was raining for daze & I was just busting' to cut loose a bit..."
Batman Blues in Gm - "live jam recorded in the Fall of 2000 at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. Featuring myself & the infamous Brian Amsterdam on guitars, Sara Tomeck on the skins, & Rob Shuman on bass..."
J.A.M. v. 1.0 - "another improv.... Basically I'll record a basic track of some sort & just improv other instruments over top - jam band style, with no second takes.... This one came out pretty cool..."
Change (Rant) - nothing prolific here, just screaming some social commentary in between guitar solos :)
Layman's Blues - As the title implies, basically another interpretation of "Don't you Mind?" Another commentary on man's inhumanity to man with aching blues guitar...
Lost Highway - Inspired by the scenic back roads of Western Sonoma County, Lost Highway is a cool, country driving tune.
Love's A Painful Game - Ain't it the truth? Anyway, this tune is one of my old war horses from "way back when". Cowritten by Roger Ward. Cheesy, lyrics and sugar coated vox, but an utterly amazing guitar solo by Michael Romeo of Symphony X fame.
New Age Blues - yet more hippy, trippy Em noodling :)
Pensive Reflection in G - Another Sonoma County inspired track. Recorded in the sleepy community of Forestville, CA, this tune evokes the peace and beauty I found so nurturing while living there...
Repercussion in Bm - Kind of an 80's instrumental Duran Duran bass riff meets David Bowie "Let's Dance" era Steve Ray Vaughan vibe...
Rite Night - Recorded during a clear Winter sky, this is a celestial navigation soundtrack for your soul :) And its not illegal!
Sea of Blues - yet some more utterly self indulgent guitar wanking...
Stratosphere - one of my few Jeff Beck like moments - I wish it happened more often :)
Surf's Up - Inspired after seeing Dick Dale on my 36th Birthday on June 3, 2004 and further clarified the realization that age is a matter of mind and that if you don't mind, it doesn't matter! Live everyday of your life - not just certain ones, they're all gifts...
Winter Queen - A depressing, pathetic ode to an old flame that never really ever even flickered..