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From Under A Rock

by CharacterZ

Power rock + power pop + power blues. Unique combination of lyrical and musical themes cover the spectrum from the sublime to the serious to the downright outrageous.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. My Girlfriend Is A Reptile
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2. Just Another Working Day
4:08 $0.99
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3. Am I Speaking English
3:18 $0.99
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4. When They're Bleeding
5:02 $0.99
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5. Nasty Plan/Orson's Song
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6. Blah Blah
3:30 $0.99
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7. Insider's Job On My Heart
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8. Please Don't Take My Guitar
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9. Time Zone
3:26 $0.99
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10. One Hit Wonder
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11. Ghetto Rock
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12. Vroom Vroom
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13. Suburban Safari
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14. Kiss The Moon
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15. I Bet You'll Be At My Funeral
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16. Apple Pie
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17. The Answer Is Yes
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Album Notes
CharacterZ are Chris Carusos and Bud Drago as well as a galaxy of rotating musicians, depending upon the song. Chris has been raised on the blues and power rock, counting among his heroes, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Robert Johnson. The sound has always been what is uppermost in Chris' mind when writing, recording or producing a track. Listen to the upfront slide guitar on Vroom Vroom or the wah wah used on Apple Pie to understand the importance guitar plays in the music. On the other hand, spend some time with When They're Bleeding to hear a glimpse of Chris' soul.

Bud comes from another world (yes - lots of people who know him would second that opinion) and focuses on looking at the way things are through very strange glasses. Lyrics to many of the CharacterZ songs reflect his somewhat distorted view of the world. Listen to the brooding My Girlfriend is a Reptile or the wistful One Hit Wonder. Open your ears to Nasty Plan which recalls Orson Welles' War of the World or the playful Blah Blah. Bud also shows a serious side on songs such as The Answer Is Yes and I'll Bet You'll Be At My Funeral.

Together, Chris and Bud, have a sound and lyrical approach that, dare we say it, is somewhat unique and most of all multi-dimensional...if you have heard one song of theirs it is definitely not enough.

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Sally Kuebler

Incredible range of song styles, keeps the listener interested!
I first heard CharacterZ on WVUD - Ithe song was Just Another Working Day. I called up and requested anything else from the From Under A Rock CD and WVUD played Please Don't take My Guitar. After hearing those two songs I just had to buy the CD. What a fabulous surprise I got when I got the CD in the mail and played. Incredible range of song styles -- and not just the usual blue moon love in June typo lyrics. This band needs to be listened to. check them out
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Ken Dauba


Wild, sometimes strange but lots of energy and fun. Very different sounding band from the norm. Some tracks are just OK, but some are also mindblowing Great. This CD deserves to get some serious airplay!
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