Real West | War is a Wonderful Thing

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War is a Wonderful Thing

by Real West

Real West is what happens when two friends born in 1970 are fed a diet of syndicated 60s pop culture and cold war paranoia before discovering cool jazz, Johnny Cash and a social conscience.
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. The Night Of
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2. Waiting to Explode
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3. Twilight
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4. Somewhere Someone
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5. Never Forget Me
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6. Born Again Bop
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7. War is a Wonderful Thing
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8. American Spiritual
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9. No More
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10. Nour
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11. World We Made
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12. Shake Off
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Real West is what happens when two friends born in 1970 are fed a diet of syndicated 60s pop culture and cold war paranoia before discovering cool jazz, Johnny Cash and a social conscience. Backward looking and forward thinking, Real West uses vocals, acoustic guitar and an upright bass as weapons to cut through the noise and distortion of American culture. A touch of Burt Bacharach is the spoonful of sugar that lets the medicine go down.

Real West formed in 2001, in the wake of post-9/11 government hysteria and corporate media groupthink, as a shared idea between friends Mark Graham (voice, guitar) and Brandon Kwiatek (bass) to write 21st Century murder ballads about torture, collective guilt and the "War On Terror™." Their sound is minimalist and rough-edged because, like countless folkies and punks before them, they reject polish and complexity in favor of authenticity and honesty. As for the meaning of the name "Real West," in the words of Beat poet Gregory Corso, "Like it means nothing, man."


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M. David Snyder

This CD is da Bomb ! (Pun intended)
Catchy, Jazzy, anti-folk punk.
I couldn't ask for a better combo of genres.
Everything just works for me on this CD, I truly look forward to future releases. Man these guys have got to play at my 18th year HS reunion...ok Ha! Maybe they would want to dance to someone elses tune..cos I actually know these guys ! But still..raw, harsh..FANTABULOUS...makes me want to say, I see a boy upon a cliff and I want to throw a stone.