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Leave Her Alone

by The Badways

Bubblegum flavored pop garage. Melding of current Detroit scene sound with more tuneful modern rock and pop flavors.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. New Religion
3:24 $0.99
2. Two Worlds
3:11 $0.99
3. 4 Walls Down
4:07 $0.99
4. Motor City Girl
3:13 $0.99
5. Ghost
4:48 $0.99
6. Don't Wanna Talk About Her
3:49 $0.99
7. Leave Her Alone
2:45 $0.99
8. Everybody Thinks You're Crazy
3:50 $0.99
9. Needles & Pins
4:01 $0.99
10. Infected
3:53 $0.99
11. It's Electric
3:48 $0.99
12. Flesh and Bone
4:56 $0.99
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Album Notes

The Badways are an original rock and roll band from Detroit.
They take their rock very seriously. But their roll suffers from having too much fun.

Bubblegum flavored pop garage. Melding of current Detroit scene sound with more tuneful modern rock and pop flavors. These guys are worth a look if you're after something new! *review from the Lager House website

Since the summer of 2003, The Badways have been taking a little bit of everything they've ever heard to make something new and fresh. Todd brings a rougher rock sound to the mix while Mike tries to smooth out the rough edges with a touch of pop. And it wouldn't be complete without the rockin' rhythm section made up of Detroit's own Webster Brothers. Performing in and around Detroit Rock City, the Badways never fail to entertain. Make sure you catch them won't be disappointed.



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Jessica Mousseau - From The Garage

Sounds like an updated 60s rock band!
Best described as happy garage rock by the Detroit News, Motor City's The Badways, sounds most like an updated 60s rock band. The Badways combine traditional Detroit sounds such as a solid White Stripes' like guitar with the sweet harmonic sounds like the Beach Boys in their cd, “Leave Her Alone.” The disc contains 12 tracks with extraordinary mastered catchy tracks recorded at Ferndale 's Tempermill Studios in August 2004.

The band consists of Todd Luneack on vocals and lead guitar, Mike Thomas on Guitars, Vocals and percussion, Dave Webster on drums and percussion and Tom Webster on bass and vocals. Each song has members doing various instruments or guest vocalists, which highlights the true talent of the four.

‘Motor City Girl,' whom the band dedicates their cd to, can be assumed a hometown favorite. The song highlights a solid classic sound with rough lyrics such as “here she comes, she's the one I hold like a gun.” The song showcases amazing guitar solos as well as solid drums with a great mix of vocals. The song catapults listeners further into the cd.

‘Don't Wanna Talk About Her' keeps listeners on the ride of their life with a ‘90s rock sound combined with guitars that had my head bopping and my foot stomping as I listened. The shouting lyrics added to the overall feel of the sound — making it a definite crowd pleaser.

The cd's headline track “Leave Her Alone” sounded most like an anthem with confident vocals and well-packaged drums, bass and guitar. “She's 21 year old, got a mind of her, better leave her alone,” the singer declares. The songs continues with clapping from the whole band best compared to that of old rock 'n' roll. The song continues with “she didn't clap her hands, she didn't move her feet,” which seems impossible to me while listening to these guys.

The songs highlighted are just the beginning with this amazing musically-sound disc. With solid music throughout the cd showcasing evident talent, it can be expected that this hometown group will be yet another defining Detroit band in the near future.

Highway Land CD Review Weekly

A strong and unique debut recording from the motor citiy
Even though they aren't dead, the ghosts of The Birds, Neil Diamond, and R.E.M. have dropped by one of Detroits best studios to inspire a new band to a unique and strong debut.
Like most music that manages to crawl from the beleaguered city, the Badways primary thrust is grim and gritty dollar-beer dive rock. Look a little deeper, however, and these tracks reveal a mingling of influences from mid-sixties bubblegum to early eighties alternative to haunting alt-country. Great stuff, indeed, with Motor City Girl, Ghost, and Everybody Thinks You're Crazy serving as standouts.


Boost your mood!
Detroit's music scene has edge, grit, and an ecclectic love for all forms of rock. The Badways have etched their way into the scene in a big way with their upbeat, crowd-pleasing sound-- think guitars from the 80's, a voice from the 50's, and a beat from the 70's. My favorites: New Religion and Leave Her Alone.

Tim Arp

I have always considered myself a connoisseur of rock and roll. It has been a major part of my life since I was nine years old(and NO, I will not tell you how long ago that was)!
For the past two days, I have been listening to the new CD that I was fortunate enough to acquire. I can describe my reaction to the collection of songs on this CD in three simple words..............
IT'S DA BOMB!!!!!!
Great job, guys!

Kate M

Awesome CD!
I actually do not lean toward this genre of music. Having said that ... I received the CD "Leave Her Alone" as a gift and was amused to find myself enjoying it. You will not be dissapointed!

C Freed

This CD Rocks!
What is a guy from Minnesota doing listening to The Badways? Being blown away with the caliber of music. I received the disc three days ago and have not stopped listening since. I'm gonna have to move to Detroit just to hear them live.

tranZmission TV

A sound that is familiar but fresh, energetic and original!
Another force on the local scene, with talent like this I’ll never have to leave Detroit to look for music. The badways hail from somewhere in Michigan; I’m guessing the Detroit metro area. Comprised of extreme talent 4 fold creating a sound that is familiar but fresh, energetic and original.

At first track I knew I was in for something my ears have been looking for, a new sound a new feeling. Billed as bubblegum flavored pop garage, I think they have more flavor than pop or bubblegum and they don’t belong in a garage.

At first look at the art work I was reminded of the old pink panther movies, a early 70’s Broadway poster or vinyl alum covers from the mid to late sixties Herb Alpert comes to mind. Their band photos are reminiscent of the start of rock and roll Buddy Holly in essence. Ahhh but their music is far from the sound or texture of yesterday.

On to the music, I don’t know where to start. I get the vibe of the late fifties early rock & roll overtones, yet as solid and to date as any CD you can pull off any shelf. Pop music is a genre that is about a sound that feels good, makes you move or want to move. Track 1 to track12 accomplish this is full force. Chord structure and arraignment go beyond traditional pop (if there is such), stop/start riff’s, bass lines that grab your ear and make you listen.

The Badways are a mix of four different interpretations of music blended together to form one cohesive quintet. Don’t let the white shirts; thin neckties and overall appearances of something from a sock-hop throw you. They have taken a look and vibe from how this thing we call ROCK & ROLL got started, incorporated talent and drive, mixed in a touch of Detroit flavor and produced and released what had better be nominated for The Detroit Music Awards.

Dean Oppermann

Excellent, one of my best purchases to date
I love motorcity girl, ghost and leave her alone. New religion is pretty good as well. All songs are originals not only by lyrical and musical standards but style as well. This band is destine to make it-big.

Phoenix Fan

This CD rocks from the opener
This CD rocks from the opener 'New Religion' all the way to the end cut 'Flesh and Bone'. Don't look for a slow dance here; this band is all about keeping you moving. All of the songs are original and the more I listened the more catchy each tune became. You'd think that with the same two guys writing everything, the tunes might start sounding the same. Not so. The songs give you a nice dose of driving rock, R&B and a little pop and Jazz thrown in here and there.
My favorite song? 'Two Worlds' is so tuneful I find it sticks in my head. 'Motor City Girl' is just plain fun. We've all known someone who fits for 'Everybody Thinks You're Crazy'. 'Needles & Pins' is edgy/angry and broke my heart. 'Infected' just makes me want to dance.
The lead vocalist moves easily from style to style. Every once in a while I thought I heard a little influence from John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) or Burton Cummings of Guess Who fame ( Remember American Woman?).
The band is nice and tight, with the drummer driving the beat with a crisp touch and great cymbal work. The bass player doesn't try to be a lead guitar player, but sticks to his real job. He nicely complements the lead and rhythm and gives us just the right amount of bottom that makes us want to shake our head with the beat. The rhythm guitar drives a straight beat and rounds out the sound really well. The lead guitar is not too busy and the riffs form a smooth bridge from verse to verse. I particularly like the use of the 12-string. Haven't heard nearly enough of this since the Byrds days, not sure why, it's a great instrument. The pedal steel on 'Ghost' was also a treat.
Kudos to the producer, I could actually hear the lead and backup vocals over the instruments (unfortunately something that doesn't happen enough these days). I particularly liked the mix from '4 Walls Down' to 'Motor City Girl'. Hope the band always plays them in this order live, or CD fans will miss this slick pairing.
It's impressive that we get all this sound from 4 guys. I'm looking forward to your next project.

A new fan in Phoenix.