The Earth People Won’t Miss One: My New Weird Electric Instrumental Album

The Earth People coverI recently digitally released a weird electric instrumental album that I call “The Earth People Won’t Miss One”!

You can get it at all the usual places: iTunesBandcampSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon.com, etc.

I hadn’t intended to release an album like this, it just kinda happened. Every evening starting late March 2014, I started noodling around in Logic Pro X for an hour or two before bed, and by the beginning of May, I had this 29-minute weirdo album! It is sometimes heavy, sometimes melancholy, and usually weird. It is all recorded with a Fender Stratocaster, with the addition of bass guitar on most tracks, Logic drums on most tracks and light keyboard on a few tracks.

For best results, listen with good headphones and as loud as reasonably healthy for your ears!

The Earth People Won’t Miss One on iTunes
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Bandcamp
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Spotify
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Google Play
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Amazon.com

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“Grass Is Alligators” Is In Elite Company!

grass-pet-sounds-sgt-peppersThere was Pet Sounds and then there was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and now … there is Grass Is Alligators!

These three albums have so much in common:

  • 13 tracks
  • Main vocals by males
  • The use of major and minor chords
  • Each album runs in the low 40-something minute range
  • The use of guitars, bass, drums and sometimes more exotic instruments
  • Each of the 3 album covers has at least one tree on it
  • These albums all have songs about love and loss and runaway gorillas. Well, actually Grass Is Alligators is the only one that has a song about a runaway gorilla. John, Paul, Brian, and friends wrote their records in an era that was not ready for songs about runaway gorillas, so don’t hold that against them.

:)

I am sure that you already have a copy or two of Sgt. Pepper’s and Pet Sounds, but make sure that you have your very own copy of Grass Is Alligators! You can get it at Bandcamp (get the real CD and immediate digital download for $6!) and at iTunes! And thanks.

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Behind the “Grass Is Alligators” Artwork

Yay! Grass is Alligators was released last week! You can get it at Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon! You can also listen to it on Spotify! Your best bet is to order the real CD from Bandcamp!

About The Cover Art

The title track is a simple little ditty about a game that we played as kids in our back yard. I knew that the album cover had to include a swing set and at least one alligator. The image below was my first draft of an album cover, done with crayon on construction paper. It captured the spirit of what I was going for but it didn’t quite feel right:
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One day I was eating lunch by myself and decided that I wanted to include a reference to every song from the album on artwork that spans the back and front cover. I made the following sketch on the inside cover of my car’s owner’s manual while scarfing down my Wendy’s:

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When I got home that day, I re-drew the image on paper making some adjustments and it ended up looking like this:

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Later that week I scanned the image. Then over the next several days I drew the actual album art into Photoshop using a Bamboo tablet. And voilà, the final product!:

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Have you found the references to all of the songs in the artwork of your Grass Is Alligators CD?

(Hint: if you stream the songs over at Bandcamp, a different image appears as you play each song, most of the answers can be found in those images!). 

If you don’t have a CD yet, go order your physical copy of the audio compact disc at Bandcamp!

Have a tolerable Monday!

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Rob Lambert’s New Album “Grass Is Alligators” Is Unleashed!

rob-lambert-guitar-grass-is-alligatorsToday is a special day! You know why? Yes, it does happen to be my birthday, and that birthday does happen to be significant, if only because we humans generally count with a base-ten numbering system.

But that’s not why today is so special. The BIG news is that I’m unleashing my newest album Grass Is Alligators!

You can get it here: http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/

I’ve made some recordings in the past, but nothing like this one! Steve “The Kernel” Dawson (http://stevedawsonmusic.com) recorded it and he played bass and drums and a variety of other instruments on it! He knows how to play and he knows how to record music to make it sound real good! Additionally, the awesome Julie Ann Larsen joins me on background vocals on three tracks! Finally Peter Andreadis (http://www.allcitymastering.com/) mastered it so it’ll sound super-duper in your earbuds, in your car and on your vintage hi-fi at home!

I think that you will agree that the songwriting on this one is 61% better than stuff that I’ve done in the past and the recording and production values for this one are 213% better than stuff that I have done in the past. You’ll like it, I am 91% sure!

I’d love it if you got yourself an actual physical CD. It’s got Grass Is Alligators-themed artwork and it’s drawn by yours truly!

In celebration of the release, the first 144 physical CDs ordered from Bandcamp (http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/) will include a personal thank you note from me! Note that when you purchase the physical CD from Bandcamp, it includes a free immediate download of the whole darn thing! You can download the high-quality version of the album and then hang the CD on your wall for its decorative use now and for your Grass Is Alligators emergencies later!

The album is in the process of being rolled out to Amazon, iTunes and just about everywhere else, but THE BEST PLACE TO GET IT IS AT http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/ so you can get it NOW!

Thanks for your support!

-Rob

(Note: The guitar in these images is not included with the CD.)

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grass-is-alligators-cd-and-lyrics

And thanks again!

http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/

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Check, One Two. Check Check.

rob-lambert-ocean Hello world. Is this thing on? Ok. Well then stay tuned for some groovy announcements!

Updating the site in anticipation of the release of an exciting collection of audio recordings. I think you’ll like it !

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You

Here’s a newish song that I just recorded.

LYRICS
It wasn’t love at first sight,
Nor love at first taste or smell.
But I’ve grown to love you and only you,
A day without you is a day in hell.

‘Cause I love you, I want you, I need you…

Running thru my veins,
Propping up my brain,
I cannot abstain from you.

Running thru my veins,
Propping up my brain,
I cannot abstain from you.

You’re the only one in my cup.
You’re the best part of waking up.
You’re good to the last drop.
There’s not a chance I will ever stop …

You …
‘Cause I love you, I want you, I need you…

Running thru my veins,
Propping up my brain,
I cannot abstain from you.

Running thru my veins,
Propping up my brain,
I cannot abstain from you.

‘Cause I love you … You … You …. You.

INFO:
Written by me in 2011 for a Steve Dawson songwriting class at Old Town School (the assignment: “Write a sincere love song”).
Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards played and recorded by me with GarageBand.
My first time trying to play and record real drums!

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Tribute to MCA, Adam Yauch

Here’s my tribute to MCA, Adam Yauch using some of my favorite rhymes from him.

WORDS:

My name is MCA, I got nothing to prove
Pay attention my intention is to bust a move

like a lemon to a lime a lime to the lemon
i sip the def ale with, all the fly women

I’ve got more rhymes than I have got grey hairs,
and that’s a lot because I’ve got my share.

No one really knows what i’m talking about,
yeah that’s right my name’s Yauch!
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So like a pimp I’m pimpin, I got a boat to eat shrimp in.
Nothing wrong with my leg I’m just B-boy limpin.

A puppet on a string I’m paid to sing or rhyme
Or do my thing ……. I’m
In a lava lamp inside my brain hotel
I might be peakin’ or freakin’, but I rock well.

Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill
I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill

I’m The M To The C To The A And It’s A Must
The Rhymes That We Bust On The Topic On Lust

I go on. til the break of dawn.
mowin down mc’s like im mowin the lawn
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Well I’m as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce
You’ve got the rhyme and reason, but no cause.
Well if you’re hot to trot, you think you’re slicker than grease,
I’ve got news for you crews, you’ll be sucking like a leech

What’s Running Through My Mind Comes Through In My Walk
True Feelings Are Shown From The Way That I Talk

If you try to knock me you’ll get mocked
I’ll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees’ll start shaking and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr. Spock

My name is MCA, I got nothing to prove
Pay attention my intention is to bust a move
————————
And This Is Me Y’All, I M.C. Y’All
My Name Is M.C.A. And I Still Do What I Please Y’All

I Want To Say a Little Something That’s Long Overdue
The Disrespect To Women Has Got To Be Through
To All The Mothers And Sisters And the Wives And Friends
I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The End

no one really knows what i’m talking about,
yeah that’s right my name’s Yauch!

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Koga

kogaJust recorded a sketch version of a song that I wrote for Steve Dawson‘s class at Old Town School this week.

Check it:

Written after I read this: http://tribune.com.pk/story/353562/400-pound-gorilla-escapes-bites-zookeeper-at-buffalo-zoo/

LYRICS

Facing my captor…
Eye to eye.
I bite that woman…
On her thigh

Never known freedom
Until today
Don’t know what to do or …
What to say

Hey freaked out people, why…
so uptight?
I’m just running downtown, gonna
party tonight.

Prowling the scene with
Vincent Gallo
It is ladies night, in …
Buffalo
.

(I feel a) sting on my back, I’m
seeing butterflies.
All warm and fuzzy, I’ve been…
tranquilized.

Back in my cage, it’s…
not so bad.
Three meals a day, but oh…….
the fun…. i coulda had.

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“The Domovyk’s Lament”

I’ve been chugging along creating new music this year, but I haven’t been as public about it the past few months. I’ll make an exception for today :)

In Ukranian traditional folklore, the Domovyk is the house spirit, also called khoziain, or master of the house. I wrote and recorded this guitar instrumental specifically for the Kickstarter video for Sticks and Bones: Issue 1 – Home Is Where the Hearth Is. The project is for a comic book created by Valya Dudycz Lupescu and artist Madeline C. Matz. You should totally fund it!

Anyway, here’s the first draft of the song!:

The Domovyk’s Lament by Rob Lambert

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