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True Confessions

by Desperate Measures

Song-based, melodic rock, with lyrics that live in the space between shadow and light
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. True Confessions
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2. We Don't Have to Worry 'Bout Us
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3. I Can't Trust Myself
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4. (She Wants to Go to) Nashville
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5. The Portrait
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6. Inspiration
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7. On the Way
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8. I Hate Loving You
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9. Just Say Goodbye
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10. The Last of It
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
True Confessions is the second CD released by veteran songwriters Bill and Rob Sunkel, a/k/a Desperate Measures. The duo's debut effort, Two Can Play (also available on CD Baby), was Number 18 on CD Baby's Top Sellers Chart during its first month of release, August 2003.

Although it is being released after Two Can Play, the songs on True Confessions were actually recorded several years earlier, in 2001. The lyrics are a bit darker than those on Two Can Play, and tackle subjects ranging from infidelity and divorce to aging and unfulfilled dreams of glory. Evident among the brothers' eclectic songwriting influences, as always, are Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman and Burt Bacharach.

Rob and Bill are again joined on this CD by ace New York hard rock guitarist Chris O'Loughlin, who brings his brand of concentrated heat to the anthemic "We Don't Have To Worry 'Bout Us." And, well-known roots rocker and all-around musicologist Lowell Perlman (The Martians, Plan B, The Sugar Bees, David Goldman) joins the boys to bookend the CD, providing both the tasty B.B. King-esque licks that grace the title track and the quasi-psychedelic fuzz tones heard on "The Last of It." All other instruments and vocals are by Desperate Measures. Artwork on the CD was contributed by old friend and visionary New York City photographer Bill Smith, some of whose varied and creative body of work may be viewed at www.BSArtist.com.

If you are one of the many who enjoyed the Two Can Play CD, or if you simply love music with depth, intelligence and passion, True Confessions is an essential addition to your CD collection.

For more Desperate Measures music, check out their 2003 release, Two Can Play, available at www.cdbaby.com/desperatem.

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Lisa Maria


This CD has exceeded all of my expectations! I thought that "Two Can Play" was great but this one has totally blown me away and was totally worth the wait. I'm at a loss as to why this isn't at the top of the Billboard charts. You guys truly are an undiscovered treasure! Keep 'em coming!!!! I can hardly wait to hear some more!
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Margarita

Soul-searing lyrics that grab you like a velvet vise
Hang on - listen closely - your on a beautiful journey that goes into reflections, laments and yearnings that often get tucked away in darker corners of the spirit. Harmonies and melodies sung by voices that never disappoint. I can't trust myself to listen only once - I'm on the way to listening over and over again ... and that's the last of it - True Inspiration and Always Awesome!
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Bill S.

Melodious, very good vocals, piano and guitar work.
The first album was very good. Did Desperate Measures just get lucky with that? I usually look to an artist's second album for a true indication of staying power. If True Confessions is any indication of the path these guys are on, I'm definitely along for the ride!

In general, there were alot of great melodies, lead and background vocals punctuated by awesome piano and guitar work - including some refreshing lead guitar work. Here are some specific observations per song...

Inspiration: Hit potential. Love the horns. Tasty background vocals.

The Portrait: Great ballad. I can't get enough of it.

Say Goodbye: Great lead vocals. Simple but effective background vocals. Also high hit potential.

On the Way: Maybe it's just me. I hear a little bit of CSN, America, Simon & Garfunkel and James Taylor.

Last of It: Noticeable Joe Jackson influence.

True Confessions: Gets better with every listen. Insightful lyrics sung with smoothness and a hint of raw punctuated by very tasty guitar and piano interplay.

Yes, I like this CD even better than the first.
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Mary N


This CD is wonderful! It has meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics with melodies that keep you listening over and over. The voices are smooth and the music holds your attention. Can't wait for the next offering of this amazing musical talent!
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KeyMan

Amazing cover art!
The music is pretty good too.
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