Patti Rothberg | Ulterior Motives

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Ulterior Motives

by Patti Rothberg

Patti Rothberg mixes styles and metaphor, fast paced rock and pathos to bring both guitar driven hard rock and melodic piano to your ears, where you will often catch yourself singing along with the hooks.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Brainwash
2:50 $0.99
2. Butterfly in a Cathouse
3:24 $0.99
3. It's Not Fair
5:32 $0.99
4. Harlemonica
1:33 $0.99
5. Join the Ranks
3:02 $0.99
6. Need an Ocean
2:49 $0.99
7. Me and Your Mother
2:50 $0.99
8. Merer Mortals
2:25 $0.99
9. The Last Thing
2:25 $0.99
10. Nic of Time
4:00 $0.99
11. What Ever You Do
2:55 $0.99
12. Walk in Closet
4:36 $0.99
13. Ulterior Motives
4:43 $0.99
14. Crash
2:35 $0.99
15. Hollywood Ending
3:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
From the basement studio called "Off White Trash" Records comes the 6th full length Patti Rothberg. Accompanied only by the preceeding album's producer engineer and drum programmer Lyle Puente, Patti Rothberg brings us another melodic, lyrical listen exploring vintage sounds such as a nod to indie band "Ratcat" on the song "Brainwash", the stripped down Harlemonica which is a tribute to her life's path, and she plays every instrument with no nonsense know how including a full drum kit, whatever it called for..from color to full beats. While Black Widow was moody and melodic as she was relearning to play piano, Ulterior Motives shows off a songwriting sensation and a honed craft from the very raw to the epic Hollywood Ending. It's a ride, and Rothberg is a bad ass bumper car to be watched out for!!

Patti Rothberg’s recording career goes back to 1996, with her debut on EMI Records, 'Between the 1 and the 9', which refers to the time she spent performing in New York City's 14th Street subway station. The title track relates some of her experiences, when EMI executive discovered Patti performing there. Seemingly overnight, Patti Rothberg achieved the kind of worldwide success one could only dream of. Critically acclaimed, Between the 1 and the 9 was an instant hit, and remains a timeless classic. The success of Between the 1 and the 9 had Patti touring quite non-stop from 1996 through 1997, and into 1998. She toured the USA supporting the Wallflowers, Chris Isaak, Midnight Oil, and Garbage, and she toured Europe supporting the Black Crowes. Patti and her band performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
While Patti promoted the record on the road, the song "Inside" reached #25 on Billboard in America, while in Europe, the song "Treat Me Like Dirt" went all the way to #1. A cover of "Kung Fu Fighting" was featured in the 1997 release of Beverly Hills Ninja, and her song "Forgive Me" was featured in the 1998 film The Misadventures of Margaret.

Taking some time from the road, Patti followed her success with the release of Candelabra Cadabra (Cropduster 2002) and Double Standards (Megaforce 2008). This was an intense writing period for Patti, and she found herself working with vocalist Andre Blacksugar, contributing songs and vocals to his Black Sugar Transmission record titled Use It, released in 2009.

Overnight Sensation is the title of Patti’s 2011 release, reuniting her for the first time with Between the 1 and the 9 producer, Dave Greenberg, the product of their reunion yielding a pop powerhouse. It was Rothberg's beautifully emotive voice, and brilliant songwriting, coupled with Greenberg's melodic pop sensibility and production, that were the backbone of this magical recording, reminiscent of the undeniably infectious melodies and intelligent lyrics that first put Patti on the charts in 1996.

Rothberg's 2013 release, her fifth studio album, 'Black Widow', explores moody and melodic , piano based acoustic pop, and signature guitar rock, marking a first time collaboration with producer, Lyle Puente, generating this unique, seamless brand of music.

Patti's first book is now available, 'Extra Awesome', the ultimate rock 'n' roll photo/painting journal.
As always, Patti commissions her artwork, caricatures and paintings.



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