Craig Bartock | The Finer Points Of Instinct

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The Finer Points Of Instinct

by Craig Bartock

In a world where The Beatles, Eels, Elliott Smith and Burt Bacharch (amongst others) all get together and create music for a very mixed up time we're living in.......
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Doll House
4:26 $0.79
2. Goodbye
3:57 $0.79
3. The Nevermind
3:33 $0.79
4. Lazy, Listen
2:48 $0.79
5. Lucky
2:54 $0.79
6. 100 Reasons
3:31 $0.79
7. Myopic Day
3:24 $0.79
8. September
2:44 $0.79
9. 15 Minutes
3:02 $0.79
10. Things I Know
2:42 $0.79
11. Fault
3:49 $0.79
12. Welcome To Anytown
5:03 $0.79
13. So.....
0:42 $0.79
14. Change
2:21 $0.79
15. Electric Bullets
3:54 $0.79
16. I'll Remember You
2:43 $0.79
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Album Notes
Voted one of the best top 25 indie Cds of the year by, songwriter, producer and guitarist for the legendary rock band Heart and such artists as Blondie, Tina Arena, Seal, Simply Red and many others, finally has a solo CD. Sixteen songs, twelve notes and a million words. These songs are about life ..... All of the things we have in common. And all of the things that pull us apart. That what this CD is about. One doesn't have to look far. Big corporations, little people. Reality TV, shadow lives. Over medicating, under living. The information age, less to say. The bad, the good the indifferent and everything in between. Those are The Finer Points Of Instinct.

"Craig Bartock conjures a dizzying demonstration of melody and instrumentation. Bartock is a master guitarist, yet in his one man band pop masterpiece, the guitar is simply one aspect in a symphony of sounds. Crack the CD booklet and read along as Bartock spins his magic." Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar Magazine.

"Bartock has a sense of tempo with his finger on your pulse, and he does this because he knows how to lay down a hook with his guitar and vocals. Considering all the instruments Bartock plays throughout The Finer Points Of Instinct, it takes on a different light and meaning when you stop and think about what he sets out to do and accomplishes on this release. Bartock manages to separate himself from all the hopefuls vying for your ears with thoughtful and reflective lyrics, sharp guitar breaks and a voice that does not fit the mold for your typical rock or pop star. That is what I want to hear. I could care less about all the studio gloss and sheen that sells a million albums. I want to hear an artist at work, fulfilling their purpose through their music and the messages that lie within. Bartock convinced me that he has what it takes to make a solid recording from beginning to the end. He keeps it all real while not getting in your face, he adopts an approach that invites you to participate, and with each listen, you become more interested with what is going on with this CD." Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck,

Says Nancy Wilson about this CD ...."Craig Bartock's new album is in heavy rotation in my car. I am in love with these songs. It's not just because I am a co-songwriter, co-producer and co-bandmember along side Craig, it's simply because I love this music. I think you will too. It possesses a musical intelligence that reminds me here and there of some Beatle songs, though it's completely it's own fresh style.
When he asked me to write the words for one of my favorite songs September, and play a bit of mandolin, I said ~ YOU GOT IT SUNNY JIM!!!!

Congrats to Craig on a very very fine piece of work!"



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Dale J. Clark

Unpredicatable and refreshing
The Finer Points of Instinct is a refreshing blast of intelligent music that I haven't heard since the revolution of such masterpieces as Pet Sounds etc. Each song has a modern edge of unpredictable melodies and lyrics but still rings of the familiar and missed classic sing alongs. From the fine melodic vocal arrangements to the plethera of instruments utilized so wisely, no new music distributed today can match what Criag Bartock has managed to deliever. From the first initial blast of Doll House to the surreal, and my favorite, 15 Minutes, I can actually visualize these songs and the intent thereof. Bravo to a "real artist"!!!! We need more of this stuff for the old and young!!!!

Chris Dossey

this is one of my favorite cd's i've bought this year.
Although I heard a little sargent pepper in some of the songs, it was very original. I get tired of the new rock music sounding the same. this was a refreshing sound. I would suggest to anyone and everyone to pick this one up. one great cd.

Howard Byrne

A Blast from the past made for the Future!
Craig Bartock proves that he is not only a talented guitarist, but composer, keyboardist, arranger, and singer too! Catchy songs with compelling harmonies. Reflective lyrics that are perfect for a rainy day. This CD will add a bit of sunshine to your did for me!