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Come Out Swingin'

by The Balls

Rock Garage Prog Blues Surf Classical-original, inspiring and at times very cinematic music by Grammy winning guitarist Nick Kane
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Dog Eat Dog
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2. On Three
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3. Last Ride
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4. Link(Live)
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5. Toadie
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6. The Ayatollah
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7. Wafting Wafting
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8. To The Green Green Shores, Godspeed
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9. Pachelballs Part 1 (Prelude)
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10. Pachelballs Part 2 (Canon)
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11. Pachelballs Part 3 (Cannonade)
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12. Pachellballs Part 4 (Finale)
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13. Blue Rondo Ala Frank
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Balls: three middle-aged men who make noise.
The Balls: they refuse to play nice. they will not turn down.
The Balls: there are no words. there is no damn singing. The Balls: they will bust your pigeonhole upside the head.
The Balls: they will make it up as they go along.
The Balls: these guys can play. one has a grammy.
The Balls: they write their own stuff. each piece is different.
The Balls: they play garage rock. they play prog rock.
The Balls: they will surf rock your ass off. their songs are long.
The Balls: they play songs wIth weird time signatures.
The Balls: you cannot talk or pick up chicks when they play
The Balls: they will pick up the chicks.
The Balls: they will take you on a trip.
The Balls: you will have many musical adventures.
The Balls: you will find what you seek. new questions will be asked.
The Balls: refreshments will be served.

And there's more to the story...

The Balls started in the Spring of 2004.

Nick Kane had spent several years lounging in various bands around
Nashville and for most of the 90’s he traveled around the world as a
member of country-pop group The Mavericks, collecting a Grammy
Award and selling out 8 nights at the Royal Albert Hall along the way.

It was Nick's desire to play music that had it's own voice, unencumbered
from any commercial trappings, and in Nashville's cold hard heart he
found the perfect place to develop this dream without distraction. He was
fortunate to find two like-minded cohorts in Rick Taylor, bass guitar;
and Joe Scheibelhoffer, drums; together they have formed
The Balls.

Playing mostly Nick’s original compositions the band is forging new paths
in Instrumental Rock.

Their style has been described as ‘garage-prog’: on one hand they tackle
very difficult and ambitious arrangements yet the band is driven by a
raw, powerful and ferociously loud rock’n’roll spirit.
The Balls are known for their passionate live performances and their
ability to take instrumental-music neophytes on a long and winding
journey that rivets the audience and leaves them exhausted, elated and
with mouths agape.

The listener will hear shades of early Deep Purple; grungy Link Wray;
themes straight out of a Spaghetti Western; breezy Surf melodies; flat out
paint-peeling Rock and even a touch of Pachelbel. And yet, it’s like you’re
hearing it all for the first time.
quotes:
"a bona-fide 3 piece rock’n’roll chamber orchestra"
"sounds like a pissed-off Dick Dale”
“it’s like going to school”

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Wes Carter

Buy the damn CD
You have heard people say that this album is the sh** before so I'm going to spare you, the jaded music buyer, the insult to your intelligence that unabashed plugging infers. Just listen to the sound samples and decide for yourself. I did, and I think that this album is pretty damn good and will hold it's own to most in my collection. You know how every reviewer has to say that this sounds like Band X,Y, or Z? Well, you ain't gonna do that with this album. I guess the closest I could come to doing that would be to imagine Link Wray having a love child with Dick Dale and that child knocking up Frank Zappa. Now imagine that child hooking up with the love child of Earl Slick and Leslie West. That would be one ugly piece of progeny. Would it sound like The Balls? Who the hell knows. Buy it and decide for yourself. You probably waste more than the price of this CD on porn every month.
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Phil Dirt

"biker surf blues garage prog rock."
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The Balls - Come Out Swingin'
Nick Kane (Mavericks) heads up this outfit. Rock instros with seriously tight performances and tuff sound. By their own description, this is "biker surf blues garage prog rock."

"Dog Eat Dog" is a strong rock instro with drive and power. The guitar is big with a commercially viable style. Heavy and aggressive.

"On Three" A grand circulating classical riff is driven by jazzy bass and precision frantic drums. "On Three (The Balls...Come Out Swinging)" is a splendid modern rock instro with an enduring and intricate mathematical basis.

"Last Ride" is a long and well developed track, timing out at 6:51. It's sophisticated in a rock 'n' roll way. Thick and lumbering, with a wind blowing through long hair kinda way. Very strong!

"Link(live)" beginning as a slow lumbering monster, evolving into a heavy menace, "Link" is surely a nod to Link Wray, but it's also like a swimming metal avalanche that's slowly overtaking you. Very cool!

"Toadie" On the mathematical side, "Toadie" is large and heavy, with very active double kick drum. It's a pure rock instro.

"The Ayatollah" is a dark circulating number with a deliberate pace and serious frown. It's heavy in a classical sense, and quite engaging.

"Wafting Wafting" The title implies the soundscape wash that "Wafting Wafting" is. Short and atmospheric.

"To The Green Green Shores, Godspeed" This bluesy epic with organ swirl and a deliberate pace has an almost British Blues feel to it. Heavy and darkly textured.

"Pachelballs" Pachelbel's suite turned Christmas classic gets a rockin' treatment with a lot of sophisticated arranging. "Canon" transverses a number of very nice changes with delicacy, drama, and art. This is a really pleasant change from the formula arrangements that are so prevalent.

"Blue Rondo Ala Frank" Dave Bruebeck's amazing jazz classic "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" gets a mathematically precise rock treatment with a sense of tux and tattoos. Rock'n'roll is such a flexible style, lending itself (as here) to virtually any other form. This is excellent!
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