The Five Points Band | Ida the Spider and the American Dream

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Ida the Spider and the American Dream

by The Five Points Band

"A real rock ‘n’ roll record: funny, wild and intense, the kind of thing there’s not enough of in our cookie-cutter world." -Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gingerbread Man
2:31 $0.99
2. Ida the Spider
4:42 $0.99
3. American Dream
2:57 $0.99
4. Clanky Bar
3:10 $0.99
5. Stealin'
2:34 $0.99
6. Long Toad
4:23 $0.99
7. Remember Me
3:10 $0.99
8. Down the Road
1:53 $0.99
9. Freaks
4:15 $0.99
10. Can't Go Home Again
3:08 $0.99
11. Union Song
4:13 $0.99
12. The Ballad of Capper Jack
4:04 $0.99
13. Fresh Cut Flowers
3:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
NY based group The Five Points Band take their name and inspiration from the Five Points neighborhood in NYC where the band was formed in 1997. Their music is texture and insight into a world not always filled with happy endings, where outlaws can be heroes, where oddities are welcomed and monsters are appreciated.

The members of the Five Points Band are a family;
Robin the Hammer (patriarch)-guitar, vocals
Miss Acacia (daughter of Robin)-vocals
JBird Bowman (husband to Miss Acacia)-drums, vocals

The Five Points Band's sound is dirty Rock with spooky Americana undertones and has been called 'Heavy Gothic Americana'.

"Rock 'n' roll is about facing your demons; it is scary work and I wanna go to battle with the Five Points Band on my side. This record gets inside ya and makes ya feel good. Rock on Five Points Band."
Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Imagine if Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson were doing shots of moonshine in a some backwater shack in the bayou writing songs and playing music for weeks on end - that is The Five Points Band"

"With its epic punkabilly slide guitar-courtesy of Robin the Hammer and recklessly powerful drummage from JBird Bowman-the Five Points Band like it rough and raw (like a combo of Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, and the Stones)."
-Roll Magazine

"They're a lot of fun, a somewhat bizarrely satirical, funny bluespunk band with good chops and good energy."
-Lucid Culture



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Ida the Spider
Loved Ida the Spider & the Five Points Band. Lot to offer on this CD: Original lyrics & music capture stories from love & devotion to political nightmares. Want to hear and see more of the Five Points Band.

Darwin P. Ludwig

Ida the Spider
Great cd. This album ROCKS!!!

james mongan/star children

dig it baby!
taking the blues and rock n roll to a new level of craft and execution, the five points band project an infectious energy that will surely please. these folks can rock and boogie and I'm sure after listening, you will too.