Rated Blue | Turnabout

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Powerful Alt-Blues power-trio music.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Straight Up
3:14 $0.99
2. The Second Sister
3:48 $0.99
3. When You Got a Name
4:05 $0.99
4. Turnabout
4:18 $0.99
5. Unsteady
3:40 $0.99
6. You
3:24 $0.99
7. Man on a Wire
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Turnabout" is our second Rated Blue album release and follows 2015's "Three Walls Down".

Where "Three Walls Down" was initially a collection of songs for posterity "Turnabout" is a more cohesive collection influenced and written against the backdrop of the 2016 US Presidential Election (no we're not American but when the neighbor's house is on fire you pay attention!!). Our core musical inspiration remains the gut-level immediacy of the Blues within the collaborative interactivity of a guitar trio but stylistically and sonically Turnabout roams much farther afield than it's predecessor and is possibly best summed up as 'Alt-Blues'.

Turnabout opens with "Straight Up" a funky inspired plea for the media to cut to the chase. "The Second Sister" touches on gender and sexual equality. "When You Got a Name" leans heavily toward Prog and examines lives left behind by the cult of celebrity . The latin influenced title track "Turnabout" traces the insidious rise of Reality TV and it's troubling consequences. "Unsteady" surf-rocks out and rips on the unreliable nature of mavericks and "You" asks for the return (or perhaps the beginning) of accountable leadership. "Man On a Wire" closes the album with a collection of vignettes and finishes with a last unresolved chord.

If you are a Blues or Rock fan becoming weary of well-worn Blues cliches and tiring of flashy virtuosity we invite you to give Turnabout a listen and hope you'll find our 'songs-first' mentality an appealing alternative within the Blues/Roots genre.

Thanks for reading (and listening).
Glen, Connor and Pete - Rated Blue



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