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Strings Attached

by Brahms' Third Racket

Brahms' Third Racket is the latest vehicle for Wishnefsky’s alternative rock music.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Mother Nature
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2. A Better Feeling
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3. Wind Is Gonna Turn
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4. Leave Me Alone
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5. Cover Your Eyes
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6. Speak of the Devil
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7. Choke Hold
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8. A Strange Bird
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9. Incoming
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Album Notes
Brahms' Third Racket is the latest vehicle for Wishnefsky’s music. This time around, it is his great fortune to be joined by R. Matthew Carroll on bass and David Rodgers on drums.

In case you’re wondering where in the world Brahms' Third Racket originated, kindly direct your browser to this brilliant clip from John Cleese’s genius comedy Fawlty Towers:

Wish, R. Matthew, and Dave have been performing, and will continue to perform, Wishnefsky music at various clubs in the LA area. From early on, R. Matt started relentlessly bugging Wishnefsky to conjure up and utilize a new band name. Though Wish’s first instinct is to always do the opposite of what anyone relentlessly bugs him to do, he immediately recognized R. Matt was on to something (as opposed to being on something, though that may have very well been the case as well).

Indeed. And so the search for a band name commenced.

After developing a towering trash heap of supremely unusable band names and some really great ones which turned out to be taken by other bands (no two bands will ever share the same name again thanks to google), Wishnefsky found himself being seductively enticed and enticingly seduced by the band name Mucho Burro: another hilarious line derived from Fawlty Towers. R. Matt suggested that while Mucho Burro was certainly funny (especially when Wish screamed it at the top of his lungs and rolled the r’s in Burro like a speed boat with a stuck accelerator), he firmly believed it was pretty fucking stupid as a band name and if Wish insisted on pulling a name from Fawlty Towers, he might as well call the band Brahms' Third Racket.

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

And so history was made.

Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen, it our distinct honor and privilege at Lost Dog Records to proudly bring you Brahms' Third Racket.

B3R’s first release is entitled Strings Attached and it consists of a group of songs Wish wrote on acoustic guitar. Thus, Strings Attached is a bit warmer and more organic than Wish’s usual fare. Yet, despite the absence of the usual electronica, these songs feature the usual Wish recipe of lyrical bite, melodic taste, and harmonic sweetener.

Wishnefsky once again conned, connived, and convinced the supremely talented Michael James into mixing and mastering Strings Attached. That’s why it sounds so fucking awesome. If you reach the conclusion, in your considered opinion, that any particular parts do not sound fucking awesome, please blame and assign culpability to Wish, who, in all likelihood, stupidity refused to follow Michaels’ sage advice and instead conned, connived, and convinced Michael, ruthlessly, to ramble down the ruinous road of redundantly rotten reverberation. Really!

Todd Jameson (formerly in Jabberwock) designed the cover lettering and graphics.

Ed Nahin took and manipulated the cover photograph

Wish wrote and recorded a large number of songs for this record, yet only nine of them have made the final cut. If you clamor and grovel with enough enthusiasm, we may make some of the unreleased tracks available at the Lost Dog website.

Wishnefsky has been writing and recording alternative rock music in various bands and as a solo artist for 20 years on Lost Dog Records.

He has released 8 solo albums since 2007. They are, in chronological order: Use Your Words, SinTax, Idiot Proof, Nightwalker, Fiasco (Book One), Fiasco (Book Two), Padded Sell Collection, and Sunlight Disinfectant.

He has released 2 albums under the name Veneer for his piano based writing: On That Note (2006) and Songs About Gardening (2011). An unreleased Veneer album entitled Sandbag may be heard at the Lost Dog website.

In the 1990’s, Wish was in the infamous Jabberwock with Todd Jameson and David Rodgers. They released 2 full length CDs: (Southland and Letterbomb) and an EP (Wishful Sinking). They recorded another album entitled Her Faithful Battalions, which may be streamed on the Lost Dog website. Though Jabberwock has not reformed and is but a tiny, tattered entry in the vast encyclopedia of music history, HFB is being remastered and will be formally released by Lost Dog in the future. The Lost Dog website also features a gaggle of unreleased Jabberwock songs.




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