Anthony Robustelli | Grown Tired Of The Con

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Grown Tired Of The Con

by Anthony Robustelli

Blue eyed soul with a jazz/funk edge; a groovy ability to tap into the 70's.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. Taste
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2. Jive
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3. Your Kind
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4. Work That Hustle
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5. Mistaken Charm
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6. The Way
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7. Even
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8. Feel The Fall
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9. Too Long
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10. This Man
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Album Notes
On his latest record, Grown Tired of the Con, Anthony Robustelli demonstrates that he is an artist of incomparable talent and vision. Grown Tired of the Con, harnesses a feel and energy that takes the listener straight to the live performance. Making optimal use of his penchant for cutting lyrics and quiet controversy, Anthony Robustelli has again proven himself an artist with the uncommon ability to deftly weave musical genres ranging from the grittiest rock & roll to the most heady jazz to the most soulful R&B.

On Grown Tired of the Con, Anthony clearly displays the full range of his vast musical and vocal talents. Indeed, he draws on his signature Rhodes and organ abilities and throws in a good measure of clavinet and mellotron for a rich, dynamic sound. On this record, he also tackles guitar and percussion parts with impressive results. And, his fearless vocal delivery on songs such as the high-spirited "Your Kind" and the dark and lilting "Feel the Fall" demonstrate a welcome range and complexity as pop music again trends toward artistry and away from slick studio-concocted singers. If Grown Tired of the Con is a sign of things to come, this artist is one to watch.


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Jon Mason

Something different; and totally worth a listen
I just got this CD and it's excellent. Great production and a refreshing take on the rock/blues/jazz blend made famous by groups like Steely Dan. This is up there with the best I've heard all year!

Suzanne Jones

True musicianship, intelligent lyrics and beautiful songs that groove
This is a truly stellar recording! There aren't enough artists out there who let the music speak for itself as Anthony Robustelli does and it speaks volumes. The music is truly funky soul with a level of musicality and dare I say - complexity - that comes from his jazz background, love of playing and respect for soul greats like Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. The result is a simply beautiful collection of songs. As a lyricist, Anthony tends toward exploration of the darker side of the human spirit and relationships, which is clearly apparent on "Too Long" and "Mistaken Charm" and paints shades of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. This record is a must for those of us looking for a musician; not a pop star.

Mike Spinney

Surprise, Surprise. . . It's no Con
Anthony Robustelli
Grown Tired of the Con (2002)

review by: Mike Spinney
Date: 4/10/03

Surprise, surprise.

Before popping Grown Tired of the Con into my player, I peeked at the accompanying biographical information. I really shouldn't do that because I'm an admitted "judge a book by its cover" kind of guy.

I thought the picture of Anthony Robustelli in a overly shaggy fur collared coat, too-tiny smoked shades, and black watchcap was trying a bit too hard to cop some sort of cool look, as if a supposedly hip wardrobe might make up for a lack of musical talent.

Long story short, I dreaded pushing "play," convinced Rubustelli's music would suck.

To my delight, Grown Tired of the Con was the opposite of suck. In fact, I found myself paying close attention to Robustelli's collection of tunes that all displayed a good deal of creative artistry wrapped in a style I'll describe as funked-up Steely Dan.

Grown Tired of the Con, issued by Shady Bear Records, is ten Robustelli originals that combine an interesting mix of instrumentation with competent lyricism. Each song is enjoyable on its own, but in total they complement and unify, without being monotonous.

Jumping off with "Taste," one song hands neatly off to another, building to a peak on the sixth track called "The Way." From here, some sweet techno-bop intros "Even," then moves into the final three cuts that slow the pace a bit without losing momentum, demonstrating Robustelli's skill and awareness of the importance of artful packaging.

Good Times Magazine

Strong vocal and lyrical ability, excellent musicianship & nice energy