What’s the definition of a good record?
Even with a combination of a brilliant producer, major record label, good pr, and financial support, a good record doesn’t exist without a great musician.
The creation of Tipsy McStagger can be traced back some 40 odd years ago. Although the music in pop culture has gone from Elvis to Fall Out Boy, the fundamentals in rock and roll haven’t changed one bit.
Gerald Coplien, the founding member and songwriter of all Tipsy work, has seen these changes and refuses to cave in one bit. He leaves the hot babes to P. Diddy, the eyeliner to My Chemical Romance and the tabloids to Britney Spears. The only thing he refuses to let go of is his extraordinary song writing skills and passion for music.
Gerald grew up in a lifestyle that promoted only music. He picked up his first instrument at the age at 3 years old and it’s been a roller coaster since. Like any other musician he has carted himself around the states, from gig to gig and with band from band. He has worked with 38 Special, Joan Jett, Buddy Guy, and Cheap Trick. He has played and toured with Baby Huey, Busted, Pulse, and Tipsy McStagger.
The creation of 2004’s “Tipsy In Memphis” was a milestone in his career. Gerald and his back-up band, after a little polish, spent nearly Two months in the late fall of 2003 at historic Ardent Studios in Memphis Tennessee (www.ardentstudios.com). Under the direction of veteran record producer Jason Latshaw and Engineering Assistant Adam Hill, they recorded their debut album Tipsy in Memphis. Tipsy in Memphis is a staggering mix of roots rock, which includes backup vocalists Susan Marshall and Jackie Johnson, who both have worked with Lenny Kravitz. The group also enlisted the amazing Hammond B-3 organ tones of Rick Steff, who performs with the Hank Jr. Band, to round out Tipsys sound.
An album which is a compilation of songs he has created since that very day he learned guitar, is hard-hitting and full of melodies that will be ringing in you’re head for days. The songs are just easy to relate to but make you want to twist and shout.
The best way to put, as by Rick Tvedt of Rick’s Café,” This album is for fans of hard-hitting, straight-ahead, melodic, guitar-driven rock and would make the perfect backdrop to a rowdy get-together. Be sure to invite me when you do ‘cause it’s going to be one hell of a party.
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