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Barred For Life

by Coal Bin Bros.

A comedically-skewed proggish folksy album by three of the luckiest shut-ins you never met!
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hury Up and Wait
3:31 $0.75
2. Bar Song
2:30 $0.75
3. I Don't Like You
3:33 $0.75
4. It's All Your Fault
4:52 $0.75
5. Prophylactic Bitch-Slap
3:32 $0.75
6. Live Today
3:00 $0.75
7. Rain 'n' Pain
4:10 $0.75
8. Space Taxi
4:18 $0.75
9. Ode To Whatshername
4:34 $0.75
10. Lazy Man
2:41 $0.75
11. The Road Is My Home
2:25 $0.75
12. Lamentable Fortunes
4:35 $0.75
13. I Believe In Everything
3:07 $0.75
14. Ban Lifted
2:22 $0.75
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Album Notes
While I have been known to lie, I must honestly admit that The Coal Bin Bros. are quite possibly three of the best musicians on their street:

Zippy: A man as wise, experienced, and classically trained as he is bald! Less keen on lyrical content than progging-up even the most mundane of songs with ever-changing melodies and wackiness.

Lead and Backing Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Xylophone, Marimba,
Violin, Bells, Penny Whistle, Kazoo, Sfx

Matty-O: The essential quiet one, unconcerned with singing; preferring to speak through bluesy guitar solos, walking basslines and positively percussive percussion. Mr. Mattnelli adds an essential and accessible barroom rocking.

Electric and Acoustic Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar,
Drums and Percussion, Additional Vocals, Sfx

Nately: A bizarrely creative songsmith confusing many with odd stories and characters whilst happily strumming like a folky possessed. Grateful to leave the tricky solos to the other guys, we’d also call him the eye-candy of the group, but we won’t since that is tantamount to statements such as “tallest midget.”

Lead and Backing Vocals, 6 and 12-String Rhythm Guitar,
Mandolin, Harmonica, Bells, Kazoo, Synths and Sfx

On their Barred For Life album, the Coal Bin Bros. are not afraid to tackle the tough questions such as:

“What ever happened to Whatshername?”
“Why is it that the only girl you have is the one you don’t want?”
“What good is living your life if living your life aint fun?”

Listen in awe as the Space Taxi driver meets Three-Headed Humphrey, and see WHAT he does when ol’ Humph exposes his Purple Monkey!

Go inside a real bar and be surrounded by a cacophony of idiocy!

Shake your fist to the universal anthems of “It’s All Your Fault” and “I Don’t Like You!”

Riverdance your way through “Rain ‘n’ Pain”, sit on your duff with “Lazyman”, and forsake all others as you move into an Asian mansion on “Lamentable Fortunes!”

This album even included a MEGA RARE cover of the deliciously sardonic “I Believe In Everything” by The Who’s own John Entwistle.

The Coal Bin Bros. have been Barred For Life and only by listening will you ever know IF the Ban will be Lifted! If you don’t buy this, we are 73% certain you will regret it…FOREVER!



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Barred For Life is 40 years behind the times yet progressive enough to be hip
Wow ! While listening to Coal Bin Brothers' "Barrded For Life" CD, I think I experienced a flash back even though I was way too young to drop acid in the late 60s.
If this had been an LP without a copyright date, had tamer lyrics and I had purchased it at a local store that still sells LPs, [ yes, those still exist ] I would SWEAR I would be listening to music straight from the late 60s/early 70s.
Is that a good thing ?
To me it is - brings back good memories of my childhood.
It's a VERY creative, folksy sound straight from the Smothers Brothers show, esp. from their own band/variety show skits in between their own performances,and also reminiscent of their musical guests' songs.
Coal Bin Brothers' sound would've been perfect for Laugh-In, The Monkees, Banana Splits... also think The King Singers with attitude combined with that sound and you kind of get the picture.
The satirical, comical and sometimes political lyrics also remind me of 60s folk music. The somewhat "salty" lyrics though is a reminder of the uncensored times we live in today.
Musically, these multi-talented men sound as expert and flawless as any pro on ALL of the multi-instruments they all play.
The sheer variety of instruments, played so well, adds to the flavor of the songs and therefore also adds enjoyment of them; their voices too of course - the harmonies are perfectly blended.
Their obvious camaraderie of the band carries over the sound waves and lifts the listeners' spirits.
It's impossible to listen to the entire CD without smiling or even laughing more than a few times.
A very enjoyable CD indeed - one I highly recommend. Coal Bin Brothers has a Very bright future !
Why didn't I give it 5 stars though ?
I'm an ex-Democrat, but have leaned farther to the Right [ Republican ] over the years since the mid 80s, and esp. after 911 - I enjoy and agree with Bill O'Reilly/Fox News programs in genral..etc., but also keep a keen ear open to what the Liberals are saying.
Closed minded Conservatives [ unlike myself ] will probably not like some of the CD's songs and unfortunately shun the other songs, but Liberals, esp. Liberal college students, will absolutely go nuts over "Barred For Life".
Just my 2 cents that if politics/anti war sentiments were taken out of the lyrics, it would not ostracize any group[s} of people and would reach a much wider audience.

All in all, a job WELL done !!!