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Shoot For the Moon

by Jean Roca

"Shoot For the Moon" is a diverse guitar rock album with electronic production utilizing stacked drums, percussion skin drums, grinding bass synths and ancient antique guitars.
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Once I'm a Millionaire
2:41 $0.99
2. The Ocean Calls to Me (siren's Voice)
9:21 $0.99
3. Shoot For the Moon
3:56 $0.99
4. Sweet Surfer Girl
4:31 $0.99
5. Depression
2:51 $0.99
6. Love and Desire
4:25 $0.99
7. The Tango of the Spanish Inquisition
1:49 $0.99
8. Hasta Luego
4:21 $0.99
9. The Pelican
3:50 $0.99
10. Lost
3:28 $0.99
11. Gotta Get the Surf On
4:52 $0.99
12. Tired of the Ways of This World
3:30 $0.99
13. The Rat and the Roach
2:02 $0.99
14. Matagorda
2:05 $0.99
15. Bustin Big Airs
2:31 $0.99
16. Bustin Big Airs (guitar Solo)
12:19 $0.99
17. Virginia Beachtown
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Shoot For the Moon" is a diverse guitar rock album with electronic production utilizing stacked drums, percussion skin drums, grinding bass synths and ancient antique guitars. Even clay bird shaped Costa Rican flutes and a Jesus tamborine have their place in the multitude of trax stacked together to create this revolutionary album.
"Shoot For the Moon" is packed full of audio, a whopping 73 minutes and 43 seconds worth, just 17 seconds shy of a completely full cd. There are all kinds of moods to enhance your every emotion and make you feel more sophisticated and enlightened when you jam Jean Roca!

Jean Roca got his first guitar when he was 9. It was a tiny harmony acoustic guitar that has since been glued back together to bring music to the streets of Earth. JR picked playing the electric guitar at the age of 13. The first guitar he really jammed on was an old Kalamazoo. It was his friend's, Craig Melancon's, given to him by his dad. That was the first time he had a chance to sit down and hammer something out. Craig showed JR what power chords were and young Jean Roca thought they were badass. They jammed throughout high school to Pantera, Old Metallica, and Nirvana.

The first band JR played shows with was 'Spork' in high school when he was 15. The drummer was Jamey Crosby and bassist Joel Childress. They changed their name to 'Gollum's Revenge' because they were nerds and liked the Lord of the rings books. (That was before the movies) They went to a small high school and everywhere they played they were too loud and too heavy. They weren't able to get into any bars, or even to them for that matter. Jamey was oldest and had a Ram charger so they piled their equipment and would play dances, operation graduation, and spring fling. That's when Jean Roca learned how to rock for the cause.

His next band was Carbon 14. He was a singer and stooge as he would dress up in crazy outfits and do erratic things on stage. He learned the power of his voice and the limits of it too. Corey Trahan wrote most of the songs and played lead guitar. Ryan Landry played bass and Daniel Maguire played drums. After Joey quit rhythm guitar JR took over and soon after they dissloved the band after the drummer tried to choke JR cause he got all the chics and Corey and Ryan moved to Austin and Jean Roca couldn't cause there's no surf there.

Now I'm tired of writing in 3rd person so I am going to change the narration of my life's musical journey to 1st person.

I was confused what I wanted to do with my life but I knew it had to revolve around music. After a trip to Austin to go see my old friends from Carbon 14 Corey, Ryan and Brad Byram from Ugly Tribe I knew what it was. I went to the studio with them to watch the producer mix and from the moment I saw him choppin and editing I knew I wanted to do that. That guy was Bryan Jones, guitarist and engineer for Podunk.

I auditioned for Southwest TX sound recording tech program and was accepted. I studied classical guitar under Mark Cruz and was in a fabulous trio with Jason Clark and Rex Domasco. As soon as I got to San Marcos and started jammin out in my dorm I was in a blues rock band. Andrew Johnson came bangin on my door and there was my drummer. A few hours later Brandon Lanier came bangin on my door and there was the bassist. The next day we held our first band practice in the music building. We had lots of original material within a month and were gigging in no time. We played a lot in San Marcos and a few times in San Antinio and Austin. We called ourselves the Rocksolids.

After no surf for 8 months I was goin crazy. The first surf I caught was that summer 2001 in Corpus after a horrible 3 hour drive. It was 9-12 feet tropical depression. My first taste of surf killed that band. The next week I was movin back home, only an hour from Meacom's pier was way better.

Soon after I moved back to Honey Island. That's when I started the Jean Roca project, out in the barn. I had maxed out all my credit cards on microphones and recording gear.

So a couple of months went by and I moved to Corpus for a year, all the whole while working on "Shoot For the Moon" Now, after 4 years of hard work, here it is in all it's glory!!!

Special thanks to Jason Smith for helping me with the graphic design and to Chris Cain and Will Collins of Planet 420 studios for their help in the recording process. I hope you enjoy this killer album.

Pyramix Records presents: Jean Roca "Shoot For the Moon"



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sounds great
the cd was great i loved the way it sounds.