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The Ridiculous & The Sublime

by Logs in the Mainstream

Eccentric rock based on a foundation of humor, intensity and insight. Eleven originals and a remake of Harry Nilsson's "Gotta Get Up".
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gotta Get Up
2:08 $0.99
2. Grateful
2:44 $0.99
3. Smallest of Places
4:33 $0.99
4. Don't Come to Maryland
3:11 $0.99
5. If Hitler Had Sideburns
2:35 $0.99
6. The Circus
4:03 $0.99
7. Tequila & Power Tools
2:38 $0.99
8. Underneath
2:35 $0.99
9. Slip
4:10 $0.99
10. You Gotta Be Kidding Me
4:08 $0.99
11. Cliff Diving
4:30 $0.99
12. Another Logs in the Mainstream Song
3:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Logs in the Mainstream is the only band I've heard in the last ten years that has made me genuinely nostalgic for my youth. The eclectic mix of jazz, smart rock, weird noises, and bizarre sense of humor is what I always thought rock should be like."

"Logs in the Mainstream are one of the few bands that have the skills and daring to smash record label marketing department barriers, which they ably do on the new CD, their fourth, The Ridiculous and the Sublime."

"Logs in the Mainstream are following the current trend in rock music today of mining styles from the past. In this case, though, they are taking forms seldom touched on and recombining them to create something new, or at the very least, something of their own."

"Pick up on this CD and impress your friends."

"Logs In The Mainstream start out their “The Ridiculous & The Sublime” with “Gotta Get Up”, a track that vacillates between sounding as if it came out in the sixties or the nineties. The amount of influences that come forth during the 12 tracks on “The Ridiculous” are legion; hints of The Beatles (which the cover of this album parodies), Beastie Boys, Anthrax, Jane’s Addiction and countless others can all be heard."

"Regardless, each of the tracks is good enough to be a single, and this album will stay strong no matter how many times one listens to it. I was not familiar with Logs In The Mainstream before picking up “The Ridiculous & The Sublime”, but I know that I will be paying attention to them in the months and years to come. Give the disc a go."
-NeuFutur Magazine

If eccentric was a style of rock, Logs in the Mainstream would be its core. Logs in the Mainstream combines rock, punk, funk, world beat, pop, latin, country and a little of every genre, then spits it back as something all its own. Always lyrically insightful, a typical Logs theme is self reflective and socially aware from the inside out. Throw in heaps of humor and danceable grooves for girls with one leg shorter than the other and you have music known as Logs style. Logs has amassed a large and dedicated cult following online and in the Northeast area, sharing the stage with Cake, M. Doughty, Alice Donut and Colin Hay.

Logs In The Mainstream is:
Mole: Vocals,Guitar
Bob: Bass, Bagpipes
Frank: Elements, Percussion, Didgeridoo, Theremin, Backing Vocals
Eric: Drums, Percussion

In 1990, Mole formed Logs In The Mainstream on a foundation of humor, intensity and insight: punk roots with a world-beat expression. Several self-released demos gave Logs a solid reputation for writing fun, quirky pop songs. In 1996, Logs formed independent record label Corporate Greed Conglomerate Music Division and released the first of their three full-length albums. The first, "I Know I Am, But What Are You?" continued the demo lineup, featuring a full band with Mole on acoustic guitar. This album also featured some of Mole's unique mouth-noise style. By 1999, the band was left without a drummer and decided to release a collection of songs to introduce the bands new direction. "Acaustic" was not only the albums title but it represented the style of music Logs played, with Mole seek and destroy acoustic guitar style. With no drummer and now down to two band members Logs went into the studio and recorded the concept album "The Self, The Shelf and The Store." The acaustic sound was fully realized and Logs released their masterpiece in 2001.

During this time, Mole acquired what is now known as the "Original Burger King Head". Bought at a yard sale, the Burger King Head was adopted as the band’s drummer and soccer ball for the audience during some special shows. This was before the Burger King began showing up in other people’s beds offering a burger on a silver platter. The Burger King Head has since retired from Logs though on occasion he makes special appearances.

Currently, Logs are back in the studio with another line - up and a slightly different sound. With the addition of long time producer Frank Certo on percussion and elements and Eric Amadeo on Drums to the duo of Bob Dorn on Bass and Bagpipes and Mole on Vocals and Guitar, Logs has made the transition from it's Acaustic sound to a full out rock spectacle. Yes, it is true: Mole “goes electric”. The new Logs is Bigger, Better, Faster, Louder and more Rockin' than ever. Ready to save your soul one at a time if necessary and bring peace and harmony to the entire world and/or the entire universe.

Or at least entertain you for a little while.

“Brilliant, passionately presented concepts” (Bob Makin, Home News Tribune)

“Even if you're bemused by the words from time to time, you'll find yourself humming along and thanking your lucky stars that there are bands like this still out there” (Heidi Drockelman, Indie-Music.com).

“Off the wall mish-mosh of twisted pop-based ditties” (Al Muzer, Aquarian).

Sounds Like/Compared To/Influnced By:
-They Might Be Giants
-Elvis Costello
-Modest Mouse
-Frank Zappa
-Jill Sobule
-Mr. Bungle
-Harry Nillson
-Alice Donut
-Jethro Tull
-The Flaming Lips
-Randy Newman
-Queens of the Stone Age
-Buddy Holly
-Barenaked Ladies
-John Zorn
-Jelly Fish
-The Beatles
-Fountians of Wayne
-Tom Waits
-Squirrel Nut Zippers
-Jack Johnson
-The Zutons



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