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Action Rock N Roll

by Fred Wilson

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caspianrex A friend of mine just shared the track Action Rock n Roll on Facebook, and I was super impressed. Then I listened to "In Walked Zed," and I knew I must have the whole album! Favorite track: In Walked Zed.
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I got my action, super soul, Action, slow and low, Action, cosmic flow, Action, rock n roll. I got my shirt on, I got my shoes on I got my tattoo "baby born to lose" on. I got my smoke on, I got my drink on I got my sixty-five convertible Lincoln. I got my mack on, my hell-and-back on Turnin up Johnny Cash, the man in black on. I got direction, and my connection Lookin back in the mirror, no reflection. I got my action, super soul, Action, slow and low, Action, cosmic flow, Action, rock n roll. I got my left on, I got my right on Like Rudy Ray, I'm gonna get my Dolemite, on. I got the loud on, I got distortion Crazy Eddie's in the pen for extortion. I got my ring on, and my medallion Got Al Pacino, and I'm gonna get Italian. I got my action, super soul, Action, slow and low, Action, cosmic flow, Action, rock n roll. I got my speed on, I got my chase on TV cameras from the news in my face on. I got police on, and my escape on I got my hundred and twenty MPH on. I got the rush on my "I'm the man" on Rocket car and I'm gonna jump the canyon I got my action, super soul, Action, slow and low, Action, cosmic flow, Action, rock n roll. I got my action, super soul, Action, slow and low, Action, cosmic flow, Action, rock n roll.
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I’d do anything to make a good impression. And I’d do anything to make you notice me. Throwin’ in the towel, guess I learned my lesson. Friends say it’s obsession, don’t let it get to me. CHORUS I can’t get with you, and why, you don’t know what you’re missin’. I can’t get with you and why you keep dismissin’ me. Stayin’ out all night, I cry, that girl don’t ever listen. I can’t get with you and now it’s, getting to me. If I spent my whole life achieving fame and fortune… If I could own the world, would you care for me? Stars and cars and bars, my glass is still half-empty. If I can’t get to you, there’s nothing left for me. (CHORUS) There’s nothing left to do, ‘cause I can’t get with you. (CHORUS x2)
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Cocktail Bar 04:28
Polly Jean said to red John Fel baby lets go out and get us a drink. I got a brand new pair of pants and a cowboy shirt I’ve been waitin’ to wear all week. Scotty P. rolled in with some Japanese girls that he met on the afternoon flight. Hey Mr. DJ go and put a record on so everybody can dance all night. CHORUS Down at the cocktail bar, Down at the cocktail bar, Around the corner not too far, Down at the cocktail… Take a look at Mike finally making a move on that blonde in hoop earrings. Said he’s telling bad jokes and singin’ along, born to run like Bruce Springsteen. Mike the butcher got wasted and started a fight with a trainer looking like RuPaul. Said she pulled a meat cleaver from her alligator purse and chased him to the bathroom stall… (CHORUS) Yeah Christopher Walken and Harvey Kietel used to come here back in ’89. Said my ex-girlfriend was at a party with them and they were drinkin’ Colt 45. Bernadette’s lightin’ up another cigarette, Jim and Tony are cheatin at pool. I said everybody here just want a good time, nobody cares about looking cool. (CHORUS x2) Anybody seen the keys to my car? Down at the cocktail…
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Brand new belt and a knickerbocker pants Teach me how to smoke and show me how to dance. Cowboy hat with a serape drape Tremendous value for $1.98 She got the lollipop ring from a gumball machine And she can kick my ass at every video game. You go shoppin for your clothes at the Goodwill store Mariscos whoop a llama mucho con sabor. Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Jose Feliciano is your main man And your mamma used to date the guys from Steely Dan Meet me after midnight at the corner 'round the bend I'll be James Taylor singing like a magic friend. (You got a friend) Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Drivin' out to Reno in your daddy's Cadillac She got the Long Play record of Burt Bacharach Called her yesterday and she never called me back. Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac Powerful Aphrodisiac
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Jake's Woman 03:33
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Lights were low when we first met, caught the stare from across the floor. And they say once you taste a little, you're gonna want a whole lot more. It's crawling to my garden from the tall grass in the rough, It's got both hands around my heart. I know the devil and its name is love I know the devil and its name is love Held me close and we danced all night, I could smell it under my skin. Said my name, and I played your game, the game I could never win. Kissed my lips and you said to me, I'm as old as the moon above. And I brought Eve the apple from the tree, I know the devil and its name is love I know the devil and its name is love I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil. I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil. Can you hear it in your dreams at night, is it callin out your name. And since I met the devil, I ain't never been the same. Careful what you wish for, because some day it will come. It's got both hands around my heart. I know the devil and its name is love I know the devil and its name is love I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil. I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil. I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil. I know the devil and its name is love I've seen the devil, I met the devil.
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I've got a Glider on the roof made of bed posts and sheets, Got a map of the swamp with a fishin boat to meet. I'm climin up out of the old smoke stack, If you rat me to the bulls you'll find a shiv in your back. I've got a bus-stop locker out in Spokane, With the keys to a Lincoln and fifty grand. Where the big stars shine in the hollywood hills, I'll light my cigarettes with hundred dollar bills. In walks Zed with a bottle, In walks Zed with a lie, In walks Zed with a pistol, And a tattoo tear in his eye. Same old face with a few new scars, Noises comin from the trunk of his car. Thought he was a gonner, figured him for dead. Sunday mornin in walks Zed. Got a score to settle out near Rio Grande, With a lone star sheriff and a pistol in my hand. Sent my brother to the grave sent me to the joint, I got six lead friends to make my point. Did the waitress of the diner in the bathroom stall, Stole the money from her tips for a telephone call. Twenty three hours is all I need, to see the LA sun bowing down to me. In walks Zed with a bottle, In walks Zed with a lie, In walks Zed with a pistol, And a tattoo tear in his eye. Same old face with a few new scars, Noises comin from the trunk of his car. Thought he was a gonner, figured him for dead. Sunday mornin in walks Zed. In walks Zed with a smile from the devil, A pistol in his pocket and a bottle of rye. A powder-blue suit and a tiny silver locket, And a tattoo tear in the corner of his eye. Same old face with a few new scars, Noises comin from the trunk of his car, Thought he was a gonner, figured him for dead. In walks Zed with a bottle, In walks Zed with a lie, In walks Zed with a pistol, And a tattoo tear in his eye. Same old face with a few new scars, Noises comin from the trunk of his car. Thought he was a gonner, figured him for dead, Hell! Sunday mornin in walks Zed. Same old face with a few new scars, Noises comin from the trunk of his car. Thought he was a gonner, figured him for dead, Hell! Sunday mornin in walks Zed.
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Tricked 04:56
I tell you this in confidence for every word is true, I've been behind the curtain and I've learned a trick or two. I've seen the most successful men throw everything away, And the truth be told it owns my soul, and I know it's the only way. I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by, I've been tricked by love I've played the fool, broke all the rules, for I've been tricked by love. Well I've lost my way and cursed the day, well I've paid and paid and paid. I've turned on friends and bitter ends, and I'd do it all again. It's been around much longer than him and her and you, You can fight it till the day you die, there's nothing you can do. A gamble, a hustle, a con, a bluff, it always ends the same. Hearts are won and hearts are lost, its how you play the game How you play the game. I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by, I've been tricked by love I've played the fool, broke all the rules, for I've been tricked by love. Well I've lost my way and cursed the day, well I've paid and paid and paid. I've turned on friends and bitter ends, and I'd do it all again. I tell you this in confidence for every word is true, I've been behind the curtain and I've learned a trick or two. Learned a trick or two. I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by, I've been tricked by love I've played the fool, broke all the rules, for I've been tricked by love. Well I've lost my way and cursed the day, well I've paid and paid and paid. I've turned on friends and bitter ends, and I'd do it all again. I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by, I've been tricked by love I've played the fool, broke all the rules, for I've been tricked by love. Well I've lost my way and cursed the day, well I've paid and paid and paid. I've turned on friends and bitter ends, and I'd do it all again. If I had to tell the story of a thousand rainy days since we first met, It's a big enough umbrella, but it's always me that ends up getting wet. I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by love, I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by love, I've been tricked by knocked down and kicked by love, And I'd do it all again.
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Some interesting facts:

- The recordings done at Harddrive were all done on Analog 2" tape - No "Pro Tools magic" here, these are all the bands performances...

- The tape machine at Harddrive was the same Stephens machine used on Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

- In Walked Zed was added last, and was originally not part of the planned EP. However, when recording the drum tracks, the band wisely suggested that we put it to tape just in case we had time to finish it. Well, we are glad that we did, because it is one of the best on the EP!

- The Harddrive tracks were mastered by the legendary Doug Sax (U2, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, etc...) at The Mastering Lab in LA.

- "I Know the Devil" was featured in the 2003 movie "11:14" starring Hillary Swank, Rachael Leigh Cook, Colin Hanks, Barbara Hershey and Patrick Swayze, and if you listen to it backwards, it will tell you who exactly Fred Wilson is.

credits

released February 5, 2020

Lyrics by Jason Gajda
Music by Fred Wilson

Jason Gajda - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Bryan Dobbs - Bass, Backing Vocals, Drum Loops, Organ, Synth
Weston Radcliffe - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ward Poulos - Drums, V-Drums, Drum Loops, Tambourine, Whistle
Plus guest musicians

Selected Tracks Recorded at Harddrive - North Hollywood, CA, The Lab in Marina Del Rey, CA, and The Mint in Los Angeles, CA.
Selected Tracks Produced by Fred Wilson and Doug Messenger and mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab

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Fred Wilson Los Angeles, California

Fred Wilson is a band formed in Los Angeles circa 2000, when vocalist/guitarist Jason Gajda, bassist Bryan Dobbs, guitarist Weston Radcliffe and drummer Ward Poulos decided to combine their collective musical force into a unique style of music that would be known as “Action Rock n’ Roll.” ... more

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