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Rise

by Motorbaby

Makes you feel like your flying over the alps naked in the hot summertime. A modern rock infused dip in refreshing vocals, guitars and production featuring Sharon Middendorf
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. You Can't Download Me
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2. Rise
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3. So Surprised
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4. Fly Away
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5. Motorbaby
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6. I Can't Wait
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7. She Said
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8. Skin On Skin
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9. Pretty Idiot
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10. Dear Timothy
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11. So High
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12. Impulsive
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13. Submerged
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14. Love Is A Shadow
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Album Notes
MOTORBABY: RISE
Label: Ten Wings Music

A stellar and long-awaited follow-up to Motorbaby's debut LP, RISE moves high and low from the soft and silvery title track to the churning "Submerged" and the spirited "You Can't Download Me." (Enchanced with music video) Melding together as an emotional rollercoaster which swings the depths of despair and self-empowered highs, Rise accents lead singer / songwriter / guitarist / producer Sharon Middendorf's textural vocals, distorted six-strings and songwriting growth. Guest producers and songwriters include producers Tony Visconti (David Bowie and T. Rex) and Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Aerosmith), as well as musician Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's.)

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RECENT NEWS:

Motorbaby track "So Surprised," written by Sharon Middendorf and Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's, Delphines) is licensed by MTV for their new show "Tough Enough!"

MARCH 2004 - The hit television show "Dawson's Creek" license TWO (yes we said TWO!) Motorbaby tracks! "So High" and "Motorbaby" off the RISE cd!
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FULL MOTORBABY BIO:

"To achieve great success; It requires effort, teamwork, belief, timing, talent and a lot of luck!"
- Sharon Middendorf

Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and formidable figure Sharon Middendorf stands at the helm of all that is Motorbaby. She is the kind of strong and powerful woman whose brainpower makes you a little uneasy in your own skin. Her mental presence is matched only by her talent to produce melodic guitar-oriented tales, some by which to freak out, some by which to sip tea. Sharon's magnetic personality and powerful performances are what drive the band and have earned Motorbaby their reputation as a superior act, both live and recorded.

Motorbaby is a band unlike any other because they throttle above and beyond the concept of a band. Since forming in 1994 Motorbaby have, in addition to a musical group, developed into a record company and a music publishing company called Ten Wings Music, as well as a web site motorbaby.com with music and merchandise sales.

The new Motorbaby CD, Rise, exemplifies the dynamic qualities that make Motorbaby unique. A stellar and long-awaited follow-up to Motorbaby's debut LP, Rise moves high and low from the soft and silvery title track to the churning "Submerged" and the spirited "So Surprised." Melding together as an emotional rollercoaster which swings the depths of despair and self-empowered highs, Rise accents Sharon's textural vocals, distorted six-strings and songwriting growth.

Guest producers and song-writers include producers Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex) and Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Aerosmith), Eve Nelson (Sandra Bernhart, Heather Nova)as well as musician Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's.) Rise was five years in the making and proves that great music can be found where there is hard work, persistence and passion. Rise is a remarkable addition to the Motorbaby chronicle, which never ceases to impress and surprise.

It all began in 1995 with a signing to Rawkus Records. Along with drummer Lez Warner (The Cult) and bassist/producer Ron Mancuso (Beggars and Thieves), Motorbaby amassed a storehouse of powerful tunes, and released them on a CD entitled Motorbaby. The album, produced by Middendorf and Mancuso, was released in 1998 on Mercury Records. Lead single "Keep On " was extremely well received at radio - quite an accomplishment for such a young group and their debut CD.

With the release of Motorbaby, Cover Magazine featured Middendorf on their cover, resulting in that issue becoming their best seller to date.

Sharon's humble beginnings include pulling herself out of a less than hospitable home environment, and fighting her way out of Cleveland to make it as a musician in NYC. While enjoying a successful venture into modeling, Sharon never stopped her wholehearted pursuit of a career in music, keeping sight of the passion that drove her out of Ohio and into the madness and mayhem that is Manhattan.

Although modeling brought her great success and international travel, music remained her dream. Sharon got her first big break performing at none other than the world famous Radio City Music Hall at the very first MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony, where she sang and danced with rugged rockers ZZ Top. It was there that she caught the eye of producer Rick Rubin, who cast her as the star of the Beastie Boys' video "She's On It" and Cheap Trick's "Tonight It's You."

Sharon then briefly joined forces with psychedelic band the Blacklight Chameleons. While playing with the Blacklight Chameleons Sharon was chosen to grace the cover of High Times magazine before moving on to strike out on her own in 1992.

That year found Sharon putting together her own band, Ten Wings, and releasing Wishing Well on Cargo Records; the CD garnered rave reviews, and heavy college radio airplay. Aside from live shows and recorded releases, Sharon keeps herself busy by getting involvedwith everything from the Internet to the big screen. Sharon began taking advantage of the World Wide Web long before other groups had their own URLs. The Motorbaby.com Web site went up in 1995, and has since developed and morphed at the same speed as the Internet, becoming a base for all that is Motorbaby. Sharon has also taken her performance abilities to the screen with an acting debut in the culty-chic production of Troma Entertainment's Terror Firmer. In addition to Sharon's acting skills, the film includes three tracks from the Mercury Records Motorbaby album and two from Ten Wings Music. A second venture into the soundtrack realm is with the film Spin the Bottle that features three Motorbaby songs on the soundtrack. Furthermore, the internationally successful TV series Baywatch licensed the song "Lose Your Mind" in an episode that first aired last summer. Other licenses include the hit shows Jack'n'Jill and Dawson's Creek.

Make sure to keep checking in at the ever-evolving motorbaby.com for exciting updates, fabulous concerts, and more great videos. Watch Motorbaby in the year 2006 as they speed into the millennium with much, much more. This is only the beginning.

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Ink19

Motorbaby - RISE
It is always heartening to see a good band not vanish after their initial CD.
Motorbaby, headed by the hard rocking, statuesque Sharon Middendorf,
are back with Rise, the follow up to the band's very fine self-titled debut.
They may no longer be on a major label, but they still have their solid rock
sound laced with large quantities of style. Sharon Middendorf can certainly
trace her lineage to women like Chrissie Hynde and Patti Smith, but she
has created her own sound that is serving her quite nicel
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Girlmedia.com

Interview Sharon Middendorf of Motorbaby
Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist,
producer and formidable figure
Sharon Middendorf stands at the
helm of all that is Motorbaby. Her
mental presence is matched only by
her talent to produce melodic
guitar-oriented tales, some by
which to freak out, some by which
to sip tea. Sharon's magnetic
personality and powerful
performances are what drive the
band and have earned Motorbaby
their reputation as a superior act,
both live and recorded.
Read more...

edemcarvalho@hotmail.com

one of the best cd i have listen
great cd i can't stop playing,great songs all nice
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Kelly

More hooks than what's in a fishing tackle box
After stumbling upon the fact that Sharon Middendorf was in a Cheap Trick video (one of my favorite bands)and that this CD was available, I listened to samples of a couple of the tracks and decided to order it. While there are hooks aplenty here, the arrangements would make a fan of Shirley Manson and Garbage take some notice. Good riffs and production.
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Peter Cooper

Sleek , sexy , sensual.........and the songs are amazing too!
The hooks do exactly that. They hook you in and won't let you go. "You Can't Download Me" is brilliant and you will have it in your head for weeks. "Skin On Skin" gave me goosebumps that just won't seem to go down. This spectacular woman and her band know just what they want and how to get it. Hands down and hats off to you!
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