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by Jon Bare

Audiophile guitar-based rock, pop, blues and alternative technical grooves by some of L.A.'s hottest players - very accessible and radio-friendly.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Snakey
2:54 $0.99
2. Thing About Love
3:03 $0.99
3. Bone Appetite
3:50 $0.99
4. Be My Someone
3:47 $0.99
5. Mo' Money
3:09 $0.99
6. I Drunk Too Much
3:03 $0.99
7. Really Scarin' Me
2:42 $0.99
8. Monsters
3:53 $0.99
9. Cryin' Time
3:36 $0.99
10. Get Funky
4:59 $0.99
11. Got No Home
5:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Who is Jon Bare?

Jon Bare is a modern-day Renaissance man and a study in contrasts. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, engineer, inventor, filmmaker, author and educator, Jon is the driving force behind the highly acclaimed KILLER WHALES, SHREDZILLA and ORCASTRA CD's.

Jon is a major player on the L.A. music scene. He has graced the stages of most of the major clubs and festival events in Southern California.

With an incredible band including former Doobie Brothers drummer Chet McCracken and former White Lion bassist James LoMenzo this band rocks with style and precision.

Jon has produced eight albums of his own music and has written a book and accompanying CD entitled "Recording The Electric Guitar," published in July, 2001 by Music Maker Publications, the publishers of RECORDING magazine. Jon is a contributing writer for the magazine, having authored more than 40 articles on recording and various aspects of the music business.

A native of Los Angeles, Jon plays guitar with a lot of skill and fire. His style has been described as Carlos Santana meets the Allman Brothers and they get in a fight.

The Killer Whales got their start back in 1993 with Tim Bogert (Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge) on bass and Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers) on drums. The power trio's debut CD, entitled simply KILLER WHALES gained them national recognition and considerable press. Several cuts off that record found their way to a movie soundtrack, the cult fave "South Beach Academy."

On the follow-up CD, SHREDZILLA by Jon Bare & The Killer Whales, James LoMenzo (Ozzy Osbourne, White Lion) takes over on bass. This CD features some of the tastiest blues guitar playing in the Killer Whales catalog.

The new CD, ORCASTRA, is Jon Bare's SERGEANT PEPPERS. With the addition of The Killer Horns, Jon propels this band into areas previously uncharted - and the excitement of discovering new musical territory is easily discernible in the music.

Jon is the unofficial voice of internet radio and has over 40 songs in rotation.

It is clear from the sound of Jon's recordings that he has a real love of the studio. To pursue his passion, Jon built a 1500 square-foot home studio, Bare Trax, where he has recorded his eight albums. It is a professional 24-track facility that he designed and built himself.



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Gail Hodin Reeves

Unique and refreshing, way better than reciped tunes
I've been listening to the Orcastra CD ever since it came out, and I would like to supersede my first review with this one. This album contains more variety than other bands produce in twenty years of recording, so naturally, it continues to hold the listener's attention while presenting a kaleidoscope of in depth musical contrasts and lyrics graced by excellent recordings. It's a lifetime keeper!

Gail Hodin Reeves

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My favorite songs are #4"Be My Someone", and #11 "Got No Home". The latter because it lingers well after the ending as a perfect reflection of positive duration amidst melancholy; and "Someone" because it is the most creative use of technical knowhow reflecting an absolutely perfect mirror of the original concept of the extension of reality beyond the limits of average intelligence.

Steve April

VERY COOL!!! EXCELLENT!! LUV YR GUITAR WORK. Also, production was a musical experience. Also, enjoyed tunes like 'Thing About Love' and the sitar influence. Kind of a pantheon effect. Creative, original.
Steve April

Richard Amery

They should make more music like this
After hearing the wickedly simple but supremely effective guitar solo and hilarious lyrics of I Drunk Too Much on WKRP, I had to buy this CD. I was impressed. The music grabbed me from the opening Tush era ZZ Top styled pinch harmonic powered opening riff and gravelly southern fried growl of Snakey. It is a pleasure to hear a man who not only hasn’t forgotten how to play big riffs and sizzling bluesy solos, but can exhibit impressive musical diversity. I can’t wait the hear what Bare will do next.