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by KCD and the Hallucinations

Throwback music for the modern age, a rock-n-roll EP in the 70s tradition, featuring a variety of styles -- from swampy blues to alternative to country -- with smart vocals, and top-notch playing.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Land of Badass Women
6:14 $1.29
2. Goodbye July
4:14 $1.29
3. Ode to 2017
5:26 $1.29
4. Who's the Rebel Now?
3:42 $1.29
5. We're All Trying
4:56 $1.29
6. Modern Age
4:08 $1.29
7. The Land of Badass Women (Radio Edit)
5:11 FREE
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Modern Middle Age" best describes this effort by KCD, a guy who, after a lifetime of knocking around, finally wrote some up-to-date material, assembled "The Hallucinations," a crack team of musicians (including his son), and made his record. "twentyseventeen" features a fun variety of styles -- swampy blues, classic rock, country, alternative rock, and funk -- over smart songwriting with timely themes.

"The Land of Badass Women" kicks off the set with a gritty tribute to tough women everywhere. "Goodbye July" is an accordion-driven, acoustic, front-porch jam with a touch of melancholy lamenting the end of summer. The title track, "Ode to 2017," sums up the tumultuous year while paying homage to the late, great Tom Petty. "Who's the Rebel Now?" poses a lighthearted -- if timely -- question about firearms through a George Thorogood-sounding barroom brawl featuring a wailing tenor sax. "We're All Trying" is an alternative rocker, while "Modern Age" bookends the album with a throwback, blue-eyed soul groove.

The EP is mixed and mastered by the incomparable Jordan Richardson, who adds the finishing touches to this collection and makes the songs jump out of the speakers.

Casey D. "KCD" Stanislaw: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Caleb J. Stanislaw: bass, lead acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
Denver Williams: guitars, banjo, and backing vocals
Ashlyn Shanafelt: drums
Peter Wierenga: additional percussion, and drums on "Ode to 2017" and "Modern Age"
Tim Georgeff: accordion, organ
Nestor Rios: saxophones
Brandy Harlan, Katie Robertson: backing vocals on "Ode to 2017"

Produced by Casey D. Stanislaw, Caleb J. Stanislaw, and Peter Wierenga
Engineered and recorded by Peter Wierenga at Cloudland Studios, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan-Feb, 2018.
Mixed and mastered by Jordan Richardson at Electric Larryland, Justin, Texas.
All songs copyright 2018 by Casey D. Stanislaw and Pupper Dog Productions (ASCAP).

(The 7th track is a radio edit of "The Land of Badass Women", suitable for broadcast airplay.)



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