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by Mikes Modern Music

Dazzling power pop/rock that recalls everything from 60's garage rock, Sticky Fingers era Rolling Stones s to 80's new wave.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Someone Else's Happiness
2:26 $0.99
2. Bump in the Night
3:59 $0.99
3. Melina
3:45 $0.99
4. Is Anybody at Home?
3:07 $0.99
5. It Just Didn't Happen That Way
2:36 $0.99
6. Mi Nombre Es La Pampas
3:26 $0.99
7. Kuriosity Kidd
2:56 $0.99
8. Your Eyes
2:30 $0.99
9. Shanghai Zipper
2:38 $0.99
10. Whale on a Rocket
3:20 $0.99
11. Stars in Your Pocket
3:05 $0.99
12. Too Far Gone
2:27 $0.99
13. Rat Muscle
2:38 $0.99
14. Driving Blind
2:30 $0.99
15. Cannonball
2:37 $0.99
16. Where's My Yugoslavia?
2:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the recording group, Mikes Modern Music.
Starting in 1997 with the first release "Small Town Retirement" the project, led by Mickey Vidakovich who does all the writing and singing as well as playing most of the instruments has released seven CD's , five of which are here on CDBaby. They delve into styles that include pop, rock, Latin, New Orleans, Funk and Jazz. Influences include and comparisons have been made to Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Boz Scaggs,, Van Morrison, Los Lobos, and even The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince and James Brown as can be heard on 2005's "Hook up Tha' Mic!" also available here on CDBaby.
In 2007, Mikes Modern Music released their seventh CD, "Snakedance", an all instrumental jazz foray because as Mike said; "I've always wanted to do it because it's the only thing I haven't done." The eleven songs on Snakedance are rooted in 60's jazz, especially Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter but also include sounds that recall Medeski Martin and Wood and Charlie Hunter. Mike thought he had done all he could so he thought of folding up the tent. "I was just done" he said as he decided to go back to making artwork, another of his loves.
Crankhead came about as Mike explains it: "It just sort of fell out of my hands onto tape. i had no intention of doing anything musically, but while re-setting some recording equipment, I grabbed a guitar and by the end of the afternoon, I had a song. The next thing I knew, I was working on a CD.!" he said as he went through a shipment of the CDs that had just arrived.
Crankhead is pure exuberance with pounding rhythms, catchy melodies, and high speed fun at every turn.

Sit back and enjoy!

"A masterful storyteller, "Burning Permit" should come with a sticker that says, "For a good time, call Mikes Modern Music"
Mark Clark/ Michigan Rocks!

"A welcome respite from the cookie cutter pablum that is the American music industry."
Eric Habedarian/ Jam Rag Magazine.

"I definately appreciate what they (Mikes Modern Music) are doing. A sound all its' own that demonstrates a commendable wiilingness to try out new styles"
Keith Owens/ Detroit Metro Times



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