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by Blowtop

"Sophisto-Roots Pop". An upbeat, entertaining and groovy amalgam of styles blended together creating their own unique musical hybrid. Cool songs that stick with you from Rootsy Americana to flat out Rock with a dash of hip Jazz Harmony thrown in. FUN...
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Hastings St. Jive
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2. Open Roads
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3. So Sad
3:20 $0.99
4. Virtual Conversation
3:19 $0.99
5. Catch You Later
3:35 $0.99
6. Out Here
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7. Out of the Question
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8. The Island
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9. Her Reply
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Album Notes
"Artists like Blowtop make the world of Indie music a paradise"
-Mark Lush,
February 2006

This record is a perfect example of the great things that can happen when you get a group of inspired and gifted musicians in a recording studio, give them great songs, turn on the machines, and let 'em do their thing!

Produced by the songwriting team of Patrick Shanley and John Jacobs, the duo assembled some of the finest musicians in the Detroit area for this project. The result is a work rich in musical textures and craftsmanship, making for a record that can be listened to again and again -- the songs are catchy and instantly memorable, with fine arrangements and lyrics that will make you think.

Blowtop is a hybrid mix of a musical train with intermittent stops along the way ... from Rock to Roots, Pop to Jazz, Blues to Ska, along with a few stops in between.

Groove to the full tilt drive of Hasting Street Jive ... the power pop of Open Roads... the funky So Sad ... and the melodic The Island. These songs are just the beginning of the musical journey this band will take you on. Click on the samples and turn up the volume!!!

Fans of the Tangerine Trousers should check out this CD -- 3 members of the Trousers are featured on this recording!!

This CD is available for Digital Downloading.

2002 Detroit Music Award Nominee "Outstanding Alternative/Indie Artist/Group

Other CD Baby Artists featured on this album:

Robert Tye - Unbelievable Jazz Guitar on "Her Reply"
Chris Codish - Hammond Organ - The Brothers Groove
Jeff Reynolds - Upright, Electric Bass & Cello - Jo Serrapare & The Willie Dunns
Michael Hacala - Drums & Percussion - Tangerine Trousers & Blowtop
Mark Iannace - Accordion, Backing Vocals - Tangerine Trousers & Blowtop
Pat Shanley - Lead Guitars, Vocals (that's right...Vocals!) - Tangerine Trousers, Blowtop & The Woebegones
John Jacobs- Guitars, Vocals - All around cool dude; member of The Weathervane Cocks & Blowtop



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Gary Graff -- The Oakland Press

Organic and distinctive.
Blowtop blends rock,blues,country,and jazz into an organic,distinctive sonic brew.

Suzan Alteri --- Real Detroit Weekly

Think Jazz meets James Bond at a pop concert.
Blowtop has one thing that most bands are missing - great lyrics and cool tunes you can remember. Their self-titled debut is a mix of just about every musical influence imaginable from pop to jazz to blues to R&B and guitar rock. These tunes catch you right from the first saxophone beats of "Hastings St. Jive," which I found myself singing along to repeatedly in the car and the more poppy, Elvis Costello influenced "Open Roads." Blowtop has been working the local scene for years and have yet to see the accolades they so richly deserve.This disc reminds me of how many great musicians there really are in Detroit.

Joseph Maron

Wow !!! I was pleasantly suprised when I took the chance on this CD. Cool songs and nice package too. Who the heck are these guys from Detroit ??!!