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Long,Long Time

by Mental Health

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Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. Lookin' At Me
3:51 album only
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2. Long, Long Time
5:51 album only
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3. Mystery Woman,Mystery Man
3:14 album only
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4. Simple Story
3:24 album only
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5. Pretty Girls
3:45 album only
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6. Memories
3:53 album only
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7. Next In Line
3:59 album only
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8. Lonely Are The Times
3:33 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
MENTAL HEALTH IS:

MENTAL HEALTH is a band with roots deeply imbedded in the bluesy rock 'n roll sounds of the 60's ans 70's. Founded in the early 1980's, MENTAL HEALTH has undergone several member-changes over the years, culminating in their current line up of guitarist Lou Costa, bassist Tony DeCamillo, drummer Scott Roland, keyboard player John Francese and vocalist/guitarist Rich Madwid, all with over 30 years of solid playing experience. MENTAL HEALTH has played to crowds all over Connecticut, with a musical focus influenced by everyone from the Beatles to Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. They have opened for bands including the America, Cyndi Lauper, Arlo Gutherie and Jonathan Edwards, and have a loyal and extensive fan base throughout the State.

THE SINGER:
Rich "Little Ricky" Madwid wanted to be President, but then he heard Elvis Presley and changed his mind. At the age of 11, Madwid joined the local Little League team, but was cut after one week. It was then that he decided to pick up the guitar, practice all summer, and emerge a rock 'n roll devotee by September. Influenced by the Rolling Stones, Clapton, Elvis and Chuck Berry, his mother presented him early on with a stuffed animal - a black sheep - symbolism - and has never looked back. Madwid founded MENTAL HEALTH in the early 1980's and has helped the band to gain a solid following all over Connecticut. Ricky is the songwriter of the band. MENTAL HEALTH's recent CD "Long Long Time" is a collection of his favorite songs written over the past 20 years dating back to his college days.

THE GUITAR GUY:
"Lefty Lou" Costa learned to play the guitar right after he learned to play the trumpet, when he was 7 or 8 years old. He loved the Tijuana Brass, but decided the guitar was definetely the cooler instrument. Citing his musical influences as Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck and Ritchie Blackmore, music has been the hugest part of his life for as long as he can remember. He has been in many bands all through his school years in Westchester County, and joined MENTAL HEALTH as lead guitarist in 1999.

THE BASS PLAYER:
Tony "The Big D" Decammillo started his music career playing trumpet and E-horn in the high school band. How do you get from trumpet to bass? After high school, he did some time in the US Army and when he got out, bought "an egg-slicer of a twelve-string guitar with a warped neck". The head fell off while he was trying to tighten it up and straighten the neck, so he got a bass instead. Tony has been with MENTAL HEALTH for a number of years, adding a bass line that's been influenced by an amalgam of bands - any blues - Delta Blues, Delta Blues, English Blues - Hot Tuna and the Grateful Dead - Peter Green and early Fleetwood Mac.

THE DRUMMER:
Scott Roland loves the drums. No reason for it, just a love for banging on things from the age of 14 on. He loves to hear the music and tones of a song, to see where it's going. One of the original members of MENTAL HEALTH, he and singer Rich Madwid have been playing together since high school. Scott took a 10 year hiatus from his drums (raising his 6 kids, perhaps? And they're musicians, too!), then hooked up with Madwid once again, picking up where they left off. The solid beat he provides MENTAL HEALTH is influenced by musicians including Buddy Rich, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Moon.

THE KEYBOARDS:
John Francese is MENTAL HEALTH's newest addition, rounding out the quintet with keyboards and a fuller, more divese sound. John's musical career started when he picked up the trumpet and started blowing. "Lou (Costa - MENTAL HEALTH guitarist) and I were best friends from childhood. We used to play horns together to Herb Albert and Chicago. When we got older, he switched to guitar and I picked up keyboard". John says the Beatles are his greatest musical influence, although he was also influenced later on by the California studio sound of bands like Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan.

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