Carmen Cosentino & Real Rock Drive | Having a Great Time... Glad You're Not Here

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Having a Great Time... Glad You're Not Here

by Carmen Cosentino & Real Rock Drive

A rollicking, raucous, band combining elements of Honky Tonk, Rock, Americana and Country music to create a unique high energy mash-up of American music, led by guitarist/vocalist Carmen Cosentino.
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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1. Honky Tonk Lover
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2. Great Time
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3. Cell Phone
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4. Dreaming
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5. Going Down
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6. Valley
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7. No Name
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8. Heartless
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9. Gonna Stay
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10. Dangerous
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Real Rock Drive is a rollicking, raucous, rocking band with a mission to turn the world onto the energy and spirit of the roots of American music. Combining elements of honky-tonk, country and rock and roll, Real Rock Drive takes you on a fun-filled high energy musical adventure that will have you singing along and Driving Fast! Once you hear Real Rock Drive bring the musical goods, you'll know your getting the Real deal, Real emotions, and Real American music of Real Rock Drive!


These are some of the reactions to Real Rock Drive's Debut Album "Having A Great Time...Glad Your Not Here!":

"Great Album, I loved it!" "That Cell Phone song is gonna be a hit!" ...Shirley Alston Reeves 5 time HOF inductee

"GREAT MUSIC. Cathy and I Listened to all of it!" ...Marshall Lytle Rockabilly Legend Original Comet, Rock and Roll HOF, Marshall Lytle - facebook

"Great, rootsy, country rock in the spirit of The Band. These guys sound like they're having a lot of fun! ...Mike Merritt - Bassist Conan O'Brian, Levon Helm, Joe Bonamassa - Facebook

The one-time 19th-century roadhouse has been a music club since the 1960s, hosting primarily blues acts, including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Tonight, we shot Carmen Cosentino and his band "Real Rock Drive"... what a great night. The place really rocked! Wow! ...Posted by Bill Ivie - Real Rock Drive at The Stanhope House


Real Rock Drive is led by Carmen Cosentino, guitarist and vocalist for legendary artists such as Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Chubby Checker, Shirley Alston Reeves (Shirelles), Ronnie Spector, Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley's Comets) and over 20 inductee's of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (HOF). Along with "Mr. (Alex) Stone" on bass, Frank Yanni tickling the ivories Pat Carmichael on drums and Jeff Guenther on guitar make for an outstanding diesel powered performance.

The Songs:

Having A Great Time...Glad Your Not Here! - The title song for the album is a witty, summer time lament of lost love, a broken heart and a COLD BEER! Let's face it, it's what every man and women has really wanted to say for a long long time! Ever wonder what happened to John Cougars Jack and Diane, well here it is.

Cell Phone - The real title to this song is 'I Threw My Cell Phone Out The Window, Honey I Don't Think I'll Be There!', but it was too long to fit on the CD! One truckers story of his longing for the days before cell phones, texting and tweeting, his quest to find a working pay phone and peace and quiet until he's done eating! This song is going to start a revolution! Watch out for flying cell phones! A real Honky Tonk rocker!

Down In The Valley - Real Rock Drives answer to Dierks Bentley Going To The Ridge! Carmen sings the praises of the virtues of The Valley in this light hearted ode to his personal roots. "Things grow good in the valley, just look at my sister Midge, if ya come on down to the valley you ain't going to the ridge!".

Young Enough To Dream - "Hell, I'm never to old for that!" sure is the truth. An upbeat tune with a great message, you're always "Young Enough To Dream". A cool retro, 'The Young Rascals' meet 'The Everly Bros.' thing happening, with a great funky feel and some psychedelic background vocals. Groovy!

No Name Bar - This song was written after months at sea about a seaman's refuge. The No Name Bar is an oasis for ships crews from all over the world. And Yes! this place really does exist! After four months of drinking the world's best tequila, smoking Cuban cigars and gazing at beautiful women in one of the coolest places in the world a song should be written to commemorate such an establishment. Here it is!

Honky Tonk Lover - A real Rocker! City boy meets country girl, finds out money isn't everything and rediscovers his Honky Tonkin' soul! Your gonna put the pedal to the metal when you're listening to this one!

Going Down - Hmmm, just listen and you figure out where he may or may not be going. We call this "Country-Lypso" makes ya wanna dance and do a few other things too!

Heartless - After being thrown out of his home and deemed 'Heartless' a man embarks on an odyssey to return to his castle by writing an elaborate plea on a cardboard sign ending in "Please Help The Heartless". By the end of the song you'll be doin' ninety!

Stay - A phone call and a visit from an ex girlfriend., assumed dead prompts speculation on a possible rekindling of a relationship and future relocation, if you catch my drift...

Dangerous - The story of a man emphasizing the point that honesty is the best policy. "I'll pay the price I'll do the time, I'm dangerous" kinda sums it up. A great bluesy song with a great Hammond Organ solo.

Real Rock Drive would like to thank all the musicians and talented people who helped us in the recording of this album. We had a blast making it and couldn't have done it without you!



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