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by Missiles of October

A precarious mix of John Hiatt and Van Morrison, with perhaps a little Al Green thrown in. Americana folk blues of the highest rank.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paper Glider
5:08 album only
2. Soul Mate
4:11 album only
3. True Is Truer
4:01 album only
4. You're The Only One At Home
2:59 album only
5. Oh Yeah
5:20 album only
6. Dark Into Light
6:23 album only
7. The Boys
6:21 album only
8. I'm So Tired
4:07 album only
9. Hope
5:40 album only
10. Girl Song #3,461
4:51 album only
11. Hole In The Wall
5:54 album only


Album Notes
You'd expect a band called the Missiles of October to be made up of politicized young punkers or grunge rockers playing songs attuned to the name's explosive historical connotations.

Instead, the band from Laguna Beach is made up of four literally grizzled veterans of the Orange County club scene.

They're all in their 40s, old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, those scary days during October, 1962, when a nuclear shoot-out between the Americans and the Soviets seemed imminent.

But the Missiles' themes aren't political, and the band's sound isn't measured in megatonnage.

Instead, it mainly deploys moderately amplified acoustic guitars in an extremely well-wrought merger of folk, rock, blues and soul that ranges between Bob Dylan and Van Morrison as key influences and comes out sounding something like John Hiatt.

Here's the present lineup:
Poul Pedersen - Croonin'
Frank Cotinola - bangin' on things
Jimmy Perez - bass rhythms
Richard Bredice - screaming guitar



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Debbie Frisch

"Hope" is the the album of the decade
"Hope" by the Missiles of October is a long awaited CD. Missile fans have waited almost 2 years for the release of this masterful blend of soul, blues, and folk.......all mixed into one terrific style. This album is one that you can listen to over and over, and it only gets better with the experience. The musicianship and the rythmic tunes are as good as it gets. The music industry needs more music of this high caliber.

Jim Lentz

A Genration of music lovers finally has a voice
In a time of Baby Boomer/Woodstock Nation re -release bonus cut CD Heaven, something arises that is new, smart, important, and meanful. Pet sounds Abbey Road, and Music From Big Pink All Rolled into one. Listen and learn...passion, serious muscians crying out to be heard, this is a modern masterpiece...Orange County consider yourself lucky....as good as anything out there...Mixed well, played well, even the song order is meaningful. Relationships gone awry, questions of our mortality, and life all addressed with rythem and toe tapping. Tight rythem section, clean crisp and innovative guitar work, and a voice from Heaven. A CD full of surprises. OK...I'll stop..go listen and smile Finally there is something new and its all good


These cats kick ass!
I can't get this CD out of my stereo.
Rootsy gen - you- wine American mongrel music, the Missiles have a great sound of their own, great singing, great playing, if yo' feets ain't tappin,' you is dead, my friend.

Mike Becker THE Post-Bohemian

Perfection !
The more I listen to Poul & THe Missiles the more impressed I am. Great unique songwriting, with balanced perfect performances in a great blend of Americana/rock flavors. So impressed I've included several MOO songs in my own repetoire. Hard to choose my favorite song from HOPE, but 'Dark Into Light' is really great. Looking forward to the next CD!

Monty Clark

This Is the Real Deal
Bought the album two weeks ago and it hasn't left my CD player yet. As timely as it is nourishing, every track of "Hope" conveys a longing and joy rarely heard in pop music. And The Missiles of October make the whole thing sound easy. Trust me, by the time you get to "Hole In the Wall," you won't know what hit you. But you'll be smiling.

Dave Perez

"Hope", a new CD that renews my faith that Rock & Roll is still alive & well
Wow, what a refreshing new CD from the Missiles of October. This music reminds me of Foreigner, Journey, Van Morrison, and John Hiatt all rolled into one terrific new sound. If you're looking for a really great new CD to add to your collection, look no further. "Hope" is the answer.

Doug Ziedonis

Get this CD and their first one - they are both fantastic!
This is wonderful music - catchy lyrics, great musicians, rock and roll with meaning and passion. This music is joyful and soulful. Everytime I play this CD or their first CD (Tropic of Soulfolk) my mind drifts back to when I frequented Laguna Beach and saw the band play numerous times. This band rocks - what a great town - what fabulous musicians. See them live - this CD is wonderful - BUT also get their first CD.

CJ Kahlenberg

Don't buy my CD. Buy theirs!
Maybe it's crazy to recommend someone else's CD when I'm trying to get people to buy mine, but these guys are the real deal! My wife and I caught them live at a (fabulous) gig in Southern California and I bought both their CD's right out of Poul Pedersen's hand immediately afterwards. I'm listening right now as I write this review. Don't buy my CD. Buy theirs! Get them both. Excellent production and first rate musicianship all over the place. Amen, brother.

R. Belyk

Talented Experienced Craftmanship that Rocks
I heard from a fellow Jules Shear fan that Richard The Duke Bredice was with the Missiles of October and produced the Hope cd. Thanks to cdbaby those of us even in the bowels of Canada can keep our collections growing with rare fresh new talent. This cd is fantastic, I am most impressed with the tightness of the band, the clever lyrics and of course the Dukes screaming guitar (brings me back 25 years). In an age of whining boy bands where video's and appearances dictate what we are forced to hear on the radio, it is relief to insert this cd overflowing with quality.

Randy Kennedy

Dynamite disc!
This CD shows that there is indeed hope for American music. I bought two--one for the house and one for the car--to make sure I always have a copy available.