Rick Rourke | Lost Wages

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Lost Wages

by Rick Rourke

14 Rootsy and soulful songs laced with violin,harmonica and saxophone sung with passion and honesty.contains "Good Food" as heard on NBC's Today Show."world class" Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs NY
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fortune & Fame
3:45 $0.99
2. Blown Away
3:50 $0.99
3. Family Tree
3:33 $0.99
4. Halo
3:41 $0.99
5. More Than Meets the Eye
3:53 $0.99
6. Blackwater
2:53 $0.99
7. Estuary
4:16 $0.99
8. Deadman's Shoe's
4:05 $0.99
9. Truck Stop Jesus
3:11 $0.99
10. Im Cryin'
3:15 $0.99
11. Desperate World
3:47 $0.99
12. Good Food
2:24 $0.99
13. Concrete Poetry
4:09 $0.99
14. Unreal
2:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
now,after years of performing in northeastern rock,funk and blues bands, singer/songwriter rick rourke finally controls his own musical destiny on this,his first solo cd.rick worked closely with eddie kramer[hendrix,zeppelin, and buddy guy]as main songwriter on "out of control's" 1997 release.after getting airplay in dozens of countries rick helped other bands and artist's to discover their own talents as engineer and producer. join multi-instrumentalist and soulfull singer rick rourke with songs like "fortune&fame"[a hard look at the reality show mania}and "blown away" {a trip to a gypsy campfire just off rte 66}and 12 other stories that ring with craft and honesty.

If you think television media is at an all time low i
agree! read my lyric from Fortune & Fame below:

Fortune & Fame
she's the one we loved the most
on last nights reality show
she should be granted celebrity status
let's get her to sing and dance
print up that fake romance
it's the crap they keep throwing at us ....
the vandals of quality are pulling all the strings
no hero's are hiding in the wings
but in the end does it really matter
when speaking of fortune and fame

he's the one that lied the most
got caught,went on to boast
of all the famous people that he screwed
instead of going up in smoke
he's now a talk show host
and by the million's he is viewed ch

the people in your world you drive by them each day
they are taking up a cause in many different ways
what about the guy on the telephone pole
he's taking care of kid's there is mercy in his soul

where's the reason where's the sense
situation's getting tense
when we make heroes out of fools
get your fifteen minutes of fame
then you gotta leave the game
anything longer is'nt cool ch out

allright im not just about bithchin about the media.how
about my character in "dead man's shoes"



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Lost Wages
Excellent music and lyrics! All talented musicians - great violin solos. A number of these songs could be big hits in wide release. Personal favorites: Fortune & Fame, Desperate World, Truck Stop Jesus... all great - hard to pick!

Pat Tucci

Lost Wages
A well-crafted album with great musicianship and vocals, and a much broader range of styles than Rick's work with Out of Control. The songs are personal and honest. My favorites include Fortune & Fame, Family Tree, Deadman's Shoes, and I'm Cryin' (Rick's cover of early influence Eric Burdon's song). Definitely worth buying.

Rev. Al

Lost Wages
Saw Rick live up on Lake George last summer & got this copy of the CD. Estuary is my favorite along w/ Truck Stop Jesus. (that song actually makes you feel like your in an 18 wheeler rolling down the mid-west somewhere!) Rick's writing is strong here all throughout. Good thought provoking lyrics. Of course the playing & sound mix is very good. It is a great addition to any collection.


Lost Wages
I have had the pleasure of seeing Rick perform at several occasions and events. I am ALWAYS impressed with the amount of talent that he has. I LOVE his new Album ...he has definitely shown his ability to write some very thought provoking lyrics. He and all the talented musicians in the band have continued to impress me with their musical expertise. All of the songs in this CD are excellent....Desparate World was the musical piece in this album that really caught my attention and really caused me to think about others less fortunate than myself. Great CD worth buying!!!!