Rob Roper | Misfit (Standard Edition)

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Misfit (Standard Edition)

by Rob Roper

Musically eclectic but based in rock and folk, with lyrics sometimes funny, sometimes sad, call it Americana. This is the standard edition CD. The Deluxe Edition has a hard cover and a booklet with original art for each song by renowned artist Greg Carr.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Falling Into Heaven
3:56 $1.00
2. Misfit
4:36 $1.00
3. Chair On the Moon
4:05 $1.00
4. Me
3:02 $1.00
5. You Could Have Had Me
3:42 $1.00
6. Little White Boy
3:32 $1.00
7. Invisible Prison
4:32 $1.00
8. Bipolar
2:56 $1.00
9. Apollo's Little Bastard
3:54 $1.00
10. The Screwup Song
4:25 $1.00
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Album Notes
"...drenched with emotion, with truly beautiful songs....a modest masterpiece." --

Rob Roper's first full-length album, Misfit, is an eclectic mix of rock and folk, with a teaspoon each of funk, West African and Irish drinking songs thrown in as surprises. The album was produced and engineered by the highly regarded John McVey at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado. McVey directed a top-notch crew of professional studio musicians for Misfit, and the result is lyrical and sonic brilliance.

The CD features 10 songs. While musically diverse, the songs have common lyrical themes, with the emotions ranging from humorous to melancholy. Roper penned 8 of the songs. "Chair on the Moon" was written by Bill Kahler, and "Little White Boy" by Lori Grebe Cook. The latter was written by Cook after Roper told her about growing up in 1960's Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement.

Misfits the world over are sure to love this record.

"Roper's gentle blend of Americana and rock n roll is as memorable as the package it comes in... plinks at heart strings and funny bones... finding both the sorrow and the humor in some of the shadowed crevices of day-to-day life... a solid songwriter with a talent for telling stories from unusual perspectives... an entertaining effort." --Wildy's World

"On the title track of Rob Roper's first full-length, Misfit, the singer-songwriter spends a good portion of the song singing about what he isn't. To wit: He's not a hippie, redneck or vegan. What's more, he doesn't have a tattoo, piercings or dreadlocks, and he doesn't drink Bud Light or Jagermeister. But what Roper is, as Misfit proves, is a guy with some sharp songwriting skills and a knack for penning witty lyrics. On the African-tinged 'Me' (which Roper dedicates to people who daydream at their jobs, especially musicians and artists having to work day jobs), he sings about working for the Man and staring at a screen-- but, he stresses, 'This ain't me.' On the album's lively opener, 'Falling Into Heaven,' Roper and his group summon Bob Dylan, then tone it down on the heartbreaking 'You Could Have Had Me.'" ----Jon Solomon, The Westword, May 17 2011

"Combining a vocal delivery at times reminiscent of Joe Strummer, other times Peter Asher, Roper creates noticeable pop music. And here, his chameleon-like vocal delivery adds to the songs' power and impact. From the opening cut ("Falling Into Heaven") with its Tom-Petty-esque lope, to the heavy-footed elephant stomp of the title cut, Roper's musical persona is part folkie, part nerd, part conceptual artist, and part cultural critic. On "Bipolar," he combines Motown,Stax/Volt, and Tin-Pan Alley with a dash of smooth jazz. "Apollo's Little Bastard" combines mythical allusions with a sort of self-help patter for mere mortals. And if songwriting isn't enough, Roper takes a blistering electric guitar solo, as well. Producer John McVey handles most of the other electric guitar parts throughout the album." --Vintage Guitar, September 2011



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