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Time Is Gold

by The Union Electric

Folk songs wrapped up in chaotic rock arrangements with an eye toward both politics and good storytelling.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Truman
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2. Saint Francis of Illinois
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3. Center of the Storm
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4. Tunnels
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5. Thylacine
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6. Bugs
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7. Casino Janitor
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8. Bucket of Blood
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9. Necklace of Shoes
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10. Sentence
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11. The Laughing Song
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Album Notes
The first full-length release by The Union Electric. The record includes a few songs from their vinyl singles as well as newer material. The band's core, songwriter Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh on guitar and Melinda Cooper on bass, has been recording and playing together since 2009 in Saint Louis and around the midwest with various drummers and guests in tow. The CD features a variety of stories and a diversity of sound which pushes beyond the established categories of folk and rock.

The Union Electric:
Tim Rakel - vocals, guitar, percussion, shruti box, banjo
Glenn Burleigh - guitars, melodica, pedal steel, vocals
Melinda Cooper - bass, drums, percussion, piano, vocals
Mic Boshans - drums (2,3,4,9)
Beth Bombara - drum, keyboards, backing vocal (4,6)
Eric Von Damage - drums (10)
Mike Herrmann - bass (10)

The Union Auxillary:
Kevin Buckley - drums, fiddle (2,5,6,8)
Dave Anderson - pedal steel (4)
Robert Sarazin Blake - backing vocal (11)
Matt Pace - trumpet (5)

tracks recorded and mixed by Glenn Burleigh (1-3,7,9,11)
Kevin Buckley (5-6,8,10), Beth Bombara and Kit Hamon (4)
album mastered by Carl Saff

lyrics by Tim Rakel and music by The Union Electric
songs published by Trashcanvas (ASCAP)
"Thylacine" lyrics based on the poem by Stefene Russell
"Bugs" based on the true story told by Ross Lessor
"The Laughing Song" written by Hunter Brumfield

cover photo by Gena Brady Allen
art layout by Annie McCance

Rankoutsider Records -
"Outsider 41"

or write to:
The Union Electric
PO Box 63098
Saint Louis, MO 63163


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