Based out of St. Louis, Naked Rock Fight draws upon the rich musical tradition of the city to create a diverse sound that will please almost any lover of music. Naked Rock Fight originally started in 2009 under the name Treble Clef Palette, but after a brief hiatus and couple of personnel changes they have returned and released their first album under the new name. Since all of the members of Naked Rock Fight contribute to the writing of the music, every song takes on the personality of the writer(s), thus making an album that touches on many music and writing styles. Influences from jazz, funk, rock and afrobeat are all instantly recognizable by the listener, thus building a musical scope to satisfy any listener. If you love music and being happy, Naked Rock Fight is guaranteed to satisfy you.
Naked Rock Fight is:
Dawn Weber - Trumpet and Vocals
Matt McKeever - Saxophones
Mark Youngbauer - Guitar
Nate Jatcko - Keys
Joe Meyer - Drums
Donnie Inman - Bass
1. Moneyshot - This high energy funk song will leave you breathless. Reminiscent of some of the great 70's funk groups like Tower of Power or Brecker Brothers, this song starts song and keeps the energy level up for the whole song. This instrumental features solos by Matt McKeever and Nate Jatcko.
2. Keever's Blues - Written by the saxophonist Matt McKeever, the song slows everything down with a blues inspired groove. Slow and funky, the rhythm section lays it down while Dawn Weber and Matt McKeever solo.
3. Jester's Dead - Centered around a sick guitar riff written by Mark Youngbauer this rock inspired song works off two contrasting sections to really showcase the bands ability. Youngbauer provides a blistering solo that'll satisfy any guitar rock aficionado.
4. Slip Away - The first vocal song on the album, Dawn Weber sets the trumpet aside and sings this beautiful number. Starting with duet by McKeever and Jatcko, this song quickly lands in a foot tapping groove that showcases Weber's vocals. Nate Jatcko provides a wonderful solo on the Rhodes that complements the vocals perfectly.
5. Tanked - This song definitely lives up to it's name. Starting with the original melody, this song rises and falls many times before finally collapsing into the ending. Solos were provided by Youngbauer and Jatcko, with a thunderous drum solo slipped in by Joe Meyer.
6. It's Your Bed - Another vocals song featuring Dawn Weber, this song starts darkly and slowly builds to a climax provided by Weber on vocals. Youngbauer provides the guitar solo for this song.
7. Red Blues - This slow jam will illicit memories of some of the great fusion artists of the 70's like Herbie Hancock or Eddie Henderson. Starting with a nice little groove, this song lands on a nasty riff for the solos, which are provided by Dawn Weber and Matt McKeever.
8. Hear My Prayer - The third song on the album to feature Dawn Weber on vocals, this song was informally called the Supertramp Song by the band due to the keyboard intro. It finally received its name in time for the CD recording. Hear My Prayer starts off with a rock vibe before Youngbauer lays down a guitar solo, which is followed by a unison riff that will remind many of Steely Dan.
9. Meterpede - The first song ever written by the band, this song has always conjured images of the great cop show themes from the 70's. Youngbauer and Jatcko provide the solos.
10. Judgment Day - This drum 'n' bass inspired song again features Dawn Weber on vocals. With a grind groove behind him, Youngbauer delivers a great solo on guitar that will remind many of Hendrix. Thank you also to Jason McEntire for some of the great mixing tricks he used on this number.
11. Love Me Sexy - This laid back song starts mellow and proceeds to bring sexy back. This song also demonstrates why you should never bring your song to rehearsal untitled and then let the band title it. McKeever and Jatcko provide solos.
12. Baptized - This song uses afrobeat influences to create an interesting and fun groove with Weber vocally soaring over the intense groove laid down by Meyer and Inman. The solo is played by McKeever on the sax.