Marco Minnemann | HouseWifeDogAnd2Kids pt.1+2 Limited Mini Sleeve 2 CD set!

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HouseWifeDogAnd2Kids pt.1+2 Limited Mini Sleeve 2 CD set!

by Marco Minnemann

Avant Garde Rock, Punk, Jazz and Experimental.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Woke Up Dreaming You
3:22 album only
2. President Pt 1
4:57 album only
3. President Pt 2
1:36 album only
4. Housewifedogand2kids
3:04 album only
5. Sonora
4:05 album only
6. Heathrow Express
2:55 album only
7. Caresse
3:47 album only
8. Then
4:52 album only
9. Only
4:21 album only
10. Just
3:36 album only
11. Hotel Virginity
3:04 album only
12. Time With You
3:37 album only
13. Easy For You
4:27 album only
14. Heads Together
4:58 album only
15. Voodoo 100
4:11 album only
16. Is It Safe?
3:17 album only
17. Wind
3:13 album only
18. Peacemaker
5:15 album only
19. She Never
6:57 album only
20. Book-a-ticket
1:51 album only
21. Triggertriggertrigger
3:58 album only
22. Everyday Springtime
3:57 album only
23. 2nd Chaton
5:27 album only
24. Cause She Won't Be Back Again
3:33 album only
25. Funkyfunkyfunky
3:33 album only
26. Iper
3:47 album only
27. Great
8:19 album only
28. Los Suyos
4:10 album only
29. St. Jordin
5:42 album only
30. Into the Light
5:49 album only
31. The Dream of a Multiorchestral Showdown Wagon Taking Off!
5:40 album only


Album Notes
Marco Minnemann - “House Wife Dog And Two Kids”

International drumming sensation, Marco Minnemann has released many outstanding original recordings in his illustrious career as a solo artist, and with his former group, Illegal Aliens, but none so bold, adventurous, creative and pop oriented as his 2007 release “House Wife Dog And Two Kids.” Minnemann creatively blurs the lines between punk, metal, pop and instrumentally complex musical styles to create a fresh, innovative and entertaining collection of catchy, emotionally charged vocal and instrumental compositions. Minnemann plays all instruments on this thirty-one song, two-disc set and shares the creative vocal chores with the sweet and innocent pop vocal style of French model, Petra Lukovic.

Recognized as one of today’s top drummers in the world, Minnemann uses his deep rhythmic knowledge to create complex, rhythmic layers that compliment his forward-thinking, musical pop sensibility for creating strong hooks and, at the same time, unveiling mind-bending rhythmic melodies that qualify him as one of today’s most brilliant composers. His original concept for combining spoken-word dialog, using samples, loops, and all sorts of bizarre sounds with his advanced drumming skills are unequaled and cutting-edge.

Minnemann is way ahead of his time, musically and rhythmically. The material on “House Wife Dog And Two Kids” draws it’s many influences from a deep well of innovative musical masterminds such as Nine Inch Nails, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, and modern pop icons like Avril Lavigne and Green Day. But, “House Wife Dog And Two Kids” can be best described as “fresh, modern, cross-cultural pop music with brains, beauty and a sense of humor.”

Marco Minnemann is a modern day, musical Renaissance man and “House Wife Dog And Two Kids” is his most innovative masterpiece to date.

HOUSE WIFE DOG AND 2 KIDS by Marco Minnemann, July 2007

Brief but useful information about why these songs exist:

1."Woke Up Dreaming You": This song, and the last song on Disc Two, “Showdown Wagon,” of this 2-CD project are 'dream based'. On this track, I had the main riff running around in my head while sleeping, and it was clearly there for me to sing while waking up. So, I got up, sang it into my little MP3 recorder (I always have that one ready for capturing poppin' up ideas) and then immediately wrote down the things I saw while looking out of my window in Imperial Beach.....just a few visual memories of that moment along with recorded household items and instruments.

2.+3."President Pt.1 and 2"

I'm usually not the type of person talking and judging politics in my songs. However, I found that looking into that online library became a source of inspiration. I just had to use some of that. Now, I believe that “human beings and songs CAN coexist peacefully”!!

4."House Wife Dog And 2 Kids"

The title track. One important psychological aspect of life is to confront yourself with the things you fear the most. Seeing some of my neighbors going the HWDATK direction always made me wonder and think that somehow they eventually started to look and act older than they were. Or, is it just me, traveling and living the musician's life/dream, and then bringing home stories that often make them shake their heads in disbelief? One thing is for sure....I'm not one of 'em.....maybe someday I will be?


This is about the wild and sincere fans that dedicate their soul, their hearts and sometimes, part time-wise, their bodies :-) to their idols. We're all yours everyday....

6."Heathrow Express"

Written almost in real time: I recorded the drums on the spot, with no click, and no music, just imagining an arrangement while playing, and later put dirty guitars, dirty piano and clean vocals on top.


This one is based on a 5+7+9/16th pattern play---they randomly fly through the song, looking for their way of making sense.....eventually they get organized in the drum solo section towards the end. 1x 5, 1x7, 1x9. 2x 5, 7, 9. 3 x 5, 7, 9.

The lyrics are about letting go of things you love, or believe you love, and about taking over and having the confidence to stand up for yourself without 'embracing' yourself.


Recorded along with 'Caresse' in a small vacation hut in Aix en Provence, France, using an out-of-tune honky-tonk piano and some random drums. The drums were recorded with 4 Toms. A DW Subwoofer became the Kick drum. Somehow, the acoustics of the room made it all sound interesting. “Then” is about realizing mistakes. The word 'then' itself prepares and works out the future for you. Look ahead, you can deal with the past---and go from there.


Another word. Sometimes I wish I were the only one having the privilege of certain things in life.......but you still mean the world to me.

I like the hook of that song...very Pop.


The last of the single-word-song-trilogy. I wanted to create the most unusual blues on earth for this one. The word 'just': Well, a kiss is “just” a kiss....but, really nothing serious....that leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

11."Hotel Virginity"

When all hard work is done, baby you are the one. A bit edgy, but so is the music.

12."Time With You"

I’ve carried this riff around since the Mieze CD, but never thought the song was strong enough to make it. However, I kept playing this riff on the guitar for all these years.....So, finally, I had to let it out, to have it sitting there in front of me. And sounds quite catchy to me.

13."Easy For You"

Is about ignorance and two faces. Something I still can't stand, but obviously can write about.

14."Heads Together"

Most of the time, while driving towards my studio, I pass by many homeless people. On a church billboard next to them it once said "Hear Good News Here.”

I extended that quote...."Hear good news, come here, but come!"

We've got to stick our heads together, now is a good time!

All songs written, performed and produced by MM

at Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach.

Petra Lukovic sang on 1, 9 and 12.

true fans are true fans on 5.

Billy Liesegang plays a sologuitar on 10.

Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skymastering, Isle of Skyes



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I've been a big fan of Marco's music for quite sometime and I have to say this is one of his best releases! The songs are extremely varied, creative and unique. And of course, the playing is absolutely top notch, exactly the virtuoso level of musicianship you'd expect from a player of his caliber and more. The production is great too, this is a must buy for any Minnemann fan or anyone with a diverse eclectic taste in music!

1,000,000 stars!


This CD is great, Minnemann is a great musician, songwriter and of course drummer. The kind he's playing is unique, and the refreshing thing of this cd is, that he, not like many other artists, is not just playing frickle-jazz, he also knows how to do weird rock shit with complex rythms. It seems that if he has an idea, he does not think about if the song will be easy to consume, he just does his own thing. And all of it with a healthy zappa-influence. I also can really recommend all his other cds.

Caryn Noonan

The CD arrived perfectly and on time, which was wonderful since it was an x-mas present. Both myself and the receiver LOVE this CD. Never having heard any of Minnemann's work, i had no expectations and really no idea what to expect. I did expect alot of drum solo's though and nothing else so to hear all the wierd music and vocals mixed in was alot of fun!

Forrest Rapier

GET THIS ALBUM! Buy it, right NOW! Marco Minnemann is a genius. After listening to this album, your life will never be the same. It'll be better.