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Exit 21

by Rick Denzien

the place on the fringe where the age of innocence meets the age of accountability and truths collide - smashing old realities
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Desperation
4:27 $0.99
2. Father Love
4:25 $0.99
3. Her Calling
3:34 $0.99
4. So Clear
4:15 $0.99
5. Mr. Normal
4:45 $0.99
6. Exit 21
3:30 $0.99
7. Busses
4:04 $0.99
8. Going Home
4:57 $0.99
9. Something
4:32 $0.99
10. Melody
4:28 $0.99
11. Grind
4:08 $0.99
12. It Never Ends
5:09 $0.99
13. Lisa
3:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ronnie Crawford,
J.J. Zeller - Grind, Melody, Going Home, Mr. Normal
Mike Gregos
Phil Smithburg, Grind, Melody, Mr. Normal
Rick Denzien
Dave Strong - Her Calling Mike Gregos - Her Calling
Rob Vermullen - Going Home
Organ & Keys:
Rick Denzien
Rick Denzien
Executive Producer:
Slot One Entertainment, Inc.
Produced & Arranged By:
Rick Denzien
Recording & Mix Down Studio:
Slot 1 Recording Studios, Inc. USA, Cryptic Recording, NL
Recording & Mix down Engineers:
Rick Denzien, Phil Mills
Mastered By:
David Shirk, Sonorous Mastering, Inc.
Cover Art Direction, Design & Layout:
Rick Denzien
Other Photography:
Rick Denzien, Dan Sweeney, Tom Wehr, Darlene Denzien Ahmed
Gas House Gorilla ä Logo:
Danielle Badalamenti

REVIEWS - (What They Say)
The overall tone of the disc if very warm and inviting. The songs build and draw you in; the hooks captivate; the vocal harmonies reflect the thoughtful nature of the lyrics - Good Times - Press & Sun-Bulletin

"On this CD, the singer/author/songwriter/poet reminds me of Canada's great musical and poetic genius BRUCE COCKBURN... The album was better than I imagined. It became more impressive the more I listened to it... Intelligent,
thoughtful lyrics with solid music by Denzien make 'EXIT 21' an album worth checking out."
- Armando Canales - The Critical Review

"Never heard of Rick Denzien? Shame on you. You soon will." "Listen carefully to Denzien's smart, edgy lyrics, filtered through catchy, driving guitar riffs and moody anti-ballads and you'll hear genuine talent."
- Frank D. Quatrone - Ticket Editor - Montgomery Newspapers

"This guy has a strange handle on pop/rock. The songs are in the deep-end lyrically, but the musical hooks grab you and have you bopping before you know what's going on. This takes skill, and Rick Denzien has plenty of it. The songs have a political edge, and Denzien wears his feelings on his sleeve."
- Mish Mash

"Rick Denzien's music has an eclectic alternative rock style that reminds me of a mix between Richard Marx and Pearl Jam. Sounds strange, I know, but if Richard Marx had Stone Gossard on guitar and didn't sing so mellow all the time, you would have something quite like Rick Denzien. Make any sense? If not, go to Mpulse.com and listen for yourself. The really cool thing about Denzien's music
is that while I was listening and liking it, I caught my mom tappin' her foot, too."
- Brandy Smouse - The Post Journal

Exit 21, utilizing reknown musicians and exceptional lyric content, is thirteen tracks that transport the listener through today's social issues into the future of true rock 'n' roll.

His hit song "Desperation" fuses sporadic assaults on civilization with a dewy love narrative. - sophia maines - Art Voice

'Rick Denzien is a multi-talented, faceted ndividual.  Sort of David Byrne meets Bo Jackson' - The Original Page - Out on the Town



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Sophia Maines - Art Voice

confronts the all-too-often-ignored discontent of adolescents world-wide
The former Springville, NY resident and self-proclaimed "denizen" of a higher level of rock "n" roll broke records over the summer when he became the first Philly artist to occupy top spots on the mpulse.com alternative rock charts. Exit 21 is the cross-over rocker's third release. Backed by Geffen Records drummer Ronnie Crawford and bassist Mike Gregos, Denzien delivers an electric / acoustic timbre with an evocative lyrical social conscious. His hit song "Desperation" fuses sporadic assaults on civilization with a dewy love narrative. In a tone somewhat resembling an angry Richard Marx, he sings "I hate to think of her but I sort of love it in a strange way yeah.....What kind of fool am I thinking there's music on M-TV? / At least we live in a place with no public executions / unless you move or koresh your way to oblivion yeah." The tune culminates in its angst-ridden refrain: "Yeah eh Yeah eh Yeah." Denzien's global internet success is a testament of the singer-songwriter's boundless charm. Exit 21 confronts the all-too-often-ignored discontent of adolescents world-wide. Though it's most popular among younger listeners, Denzien's style also appeals in the more mature, discriminating crowds.