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Live! at the Belly Up Tavern

by Common Sense

This is Live, California , dance your ass off, alternative - reggae/rock at it's finest. We're talkin'about guitars, horns and sexy vocals here..
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1. Sometimes I Feel
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2. Don't Just Pray
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3. State of the Nation
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4. Time Is Winding Down
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5. All Along the Watchtower
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6. Life Inna Balance
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7. Say the Word
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8. When I'm With You
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9. 69 Times
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10. Reaching For the Sky
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11. Sexual Healing
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The increase in alternative music on the nation's airwaves is well documented. The combined sounds of Rock, Reggae, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Ska have exploded around the world. Internet radio stations and mainstream stations alike, have embraced this new form of composite music as the sound of a new generation.

Consequently, a whole new musical market has emerged and COMMON SENSE is right in the thick of it... With their Fall of 2001 release of their new CD, simply entitled, "Common Sense," the Common Sense Band is ready, once again, to take the big step to the international stage.

The Southern California group's infectious music bridges the gap between reggae, rock, pop, funk, hip-hop and soul --- reflecting the multiethnic diversity of the band, which include member's Nick Hernandez, Jai Vatuk, Larry Young, and Billy Sherman. Mirroring the band's diverse musical influences, Common Sense blends African, American, Chicano, French, East Indian, Cherokee, and Anglo Heritage all in one.

Thousands of exuberant fans were bowled over by the group's live shows at the Vans Warped Tour and The Ford 2000 Ignite Tour. In 2001, the band's uproarious live shows continue to provide the key to winning over new fans.

Of course, "State of the Nation," the band's last release, testifies to Common Sense's knack for blending serious themes with serious fun.

"We make a conscious effort to create a contrast," says Jai. "We mix upbeat music with dark lyrics and vice versa. It's not about whether the music is gloomy or bright --- it's more about keeping the honesty and integrity of our music."

"I grew up with rock-n-roll ideals," admits Nick. "You have a responsibility to try to make the world a better place. Personally, I am really concerned about social issues and the environment ---especially the oceans. I'm still searching for answers. I'm still defining what my role is, but I believe we're all here for a purpose and there's a greater good that we can all aspire to."
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Tania

You ROCK!
This CD is great, we go se you live at the belly up every time you are in town. It's nice to have the CD as well. See you all later this month!

Gina Leong

Classic Common Sense at their best.....live!!!
This is definitely Common Sense at their best. Live shows are where they shine. You can see, hear and feel their music and their energy. Never a dull moment.

Nick, you know how to get the crowd going!!

Blake Talley

This band kicks ass!
This is one of my all time favorite CD's.It has energy plus!I tell all my friends to get this CD.When is the next live Common Sense CD?

Joseph Lemon Jr.

Like reggae? Like rock? Really love reggae? Click on "Buy now".
Drew Hester on Save the Canyon drums, Chuck Morris (Arsenio Hall Show, Chaka Kahn Band), Cool Cold Larry Young who can make a bass guitar talk in 3 languages, Jai Vatuk (Bonedaddys), the Lady's Man Billy Sherman with guitar and keyboard skills that c'aint nobody touch, John Trombone Ervin (Rick James), Danny Lamelle, sax (Rick James), Harold Todd sax, flute, percussion, vocals(Lenny Kravitz Band). All these guys on one stage, are you kidding? They all sing too, amazing harmonies, something you gotta have if yer gonna back a guy like Nick Herrrrrrrnandez. The crew rides behind this incredible vocalist. Outta UCSB came this bro who can lay down reggae, rock n roll, R&B, soul and gospel. I've been listening to this dude sing since 1989 at Winston's in Ocean Beach (San Diego). Common Sense blew the doors off with this accomplishment. The CD is really good for satisfying the craving in-between concerts. See 'em live. If you don't know how to dance, come as you are, the crowd gives great lessons.

Common Sense Posse since 1989

CS fan

such a great cd!!!
this is such a great cd! this cd turned me onto the band, i've been listening to them since the early 90's. their version of all along the watchtower is awesome,. jai did a great job on the solo, he has great build ups on his solos. so many hits; reaching for the sky, when i'm with you, say the word, and a marvin gaye version of sexual healing. a definite must for any reggae fan, common sense fan.

angie hunter

Common Sense Revisited
This is the second time I have been able to purchase this album. Once about 15 years ago at a show, and again in summer of 07 at the show in Lake Arrowhead. I enjoy this recording more every time I play it, and Sexual Healing is still rockin my world after all this time. Great version, great dance music, great that someone else cares about the world and does something about it. Thanks guys. Really.

Adam

great album
good album, thats hard to find

genes*

this cd has an awsome reggae feel to it!
this cd is awsome, and it has such an awsome reggae feel to it....just like all of there other cds it's easy to sit back and chill to and will put you in a good mood.

D-Hall


Awesome Band. Big Up fe' de common sense crew!