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Places To Go

by Martin Jack Rosenblum

Authentic Rock and Roll driven by poetic lyrics.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. (Getting Healed:) The Light In The Triangle
0:26 $0.99
2. Against The Light
7:19 $0.99
3. Lightning Struck ( And I Did Begin)
5:16 $0.99
4. Who's To Blame
8:34 $0.99
5. (If Only) From The Ground
4:10 $0.99
6. Out On The Flatland
0:18 $0.99
7. Wisconsin October
5:39 $0.99
8. Just The Way I Sing
6:42 $0.99
9. Grace
4:40 $0.99
10. I Don't Want It Here
4:21 $0.99
11. Stroker
0:25 $0.99
12. Ranger Thunder
3:58 $0.99
13. The Way You Do
3:49 $0.99
14. We Had Places To Go
2:52 $0.99
15. Shadow Song
3:30 $0.99
16. It's Your Call
0:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Places To Go is the latest by the Milwaukee poet, singer/songwriter and Art Rock stylist, Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum, and sometime bandleader who creates exotic bands for each album, that is comprised of four tracks from his Down On The Spirit Farm album, four from The Holy Ranger's Free Hand (originally on Flying Fish/Rounder Records with members of the Violent Femmes), four out-takes never heard before and four brand-new selections recorded for Places To Go in 2000.
Regardless of their provenance, the lyrics are imbued with the grain of life experience and the kind of mystic consciousness that has nothing to do with fake Indian flutes and crystal boutiques; the music achieves the Platonic ideal of a garage band, perfect in its hard, unvarnished simplicity. The concept nature of the album results in a journey through dark Folk into bright Artistic Rock and Roll.
--Culled from a review in the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee's weekly newspaper noted for its serious coverage of music.

Please note that because of the conceptual nature of this album, four sections merging into a unified vision, there are sound identities between the sections that turn up on sample listening as songs when they are not; this results in sampling that does not line up with song titles. This is intentional relative to the album flow but does result in the inability to hear each song as titled because the transitions between sections move the counter times four by the end of the album.



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Union Pulse

A real collage, a stained-glass drum
Places To Go is a time-spanning and genre-defying album, taking the listener from STROKER's distorted funk, to WISCONSIN OCTOBER's acoustic swell with brushed snare support, and onto AGAINST THE LIGHT's driving power. There's a taste of Dr. Rosenblum's characteristic solitary power, but also a heavy dose of the Holy Ranger's repetition and emphasis. A washing of the sea's waves, as if to drown out the narrator, draws itself into a parallel universe created by alternate colors of otherwise familiar shapes. This album, more than any other in its league, is a complete experience worth every ounce of attention you have.

Thomas Aquinas

Today is the day!
This CD has places to go, indeed. The cover says it all -- one man with his harmonica, his ideas, his plan. It's not my place to say anything profound, but it IS important to give this record its due -- at the very least, a respectful tip of the hat, as it proceeds down the sidewalk, and along the open road. (Keeping ears open for the next chapter. . . . . .)

Kremlin, The Marx and Fabio

Sometimes in midwinter a record comes along whose songs are written to be treacherous, but which provides the listener with a thickly-braided riding crop with which to attempt its horse of steel. "Places To Go" is such a rarity, and the lonesome cowboy that mounted this saddle seems to have given up his shotgun, dog and raincoat in favor of guitars, more guns and partners that contrive a multidimensional, transidiomatic anomaly that never fails to cadence on the ninth. The lyrics rip violently into a mystical core, and the blood from the fountain pen came from beneath the ether to culminate in a poem whose words do not pretend to rhyme, and keep what they take from you. The wolves can still hunt by scent, and, since these songs stink of unexpected flat sixths, the trebles jump up and it plays itself in self-defense. This album flaunts genius that shines like switchblades not just for show, and that even cuts corners at daybreak sometime in autumn, just about now.