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Let's Pretend

by Rubber Clown Car

The latest from RCC is a mix of pop, rock, punk, grunge, jazz, and country in a 17 song collection
Genre: Rock: College Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Pretend
3:38 $0.99
2. My Kinda Crazy
3:20 $0.99
3. Love At Any Cost
5:02 $0.99
4. Roxanne
3:08 $0.99
5. She Moves
2:35 $0.99
6. Send the Kids
2:42 $0.99
7. Sparks Fly
4:35 $0.99
8. So Strange
5:15 $0.99
9. Lonely Boy
3:28 $0.99
10. She Just Cries
3:40 $0.99
11. D.I.Y. Already
2:28 $0.99
12. The Crystal Ship
2:20 $0.99
13. Go, Go Girl
3:01 $0.99
14. Vampire Polo Hat
4:00 $0.99
15. Destiny's Calling
3:28 $0.99
16. Laser Tattoo Removal
4:48 $0.99
17. So This Is How It Ends
3:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Another great collection of songs from Rubber Clown Car. 17 tracks featuring guest backing vocals and guest lead guitar on "So This Is How It Ends". Covers of "Roxanne", "Sparks Fly" (dub-like version!), and "The Crystal Ship". Original tracks include:

Let's Pretend - Sugar mixed with the Who
My Kinda Crazy - a song for anyone who is.... Alt country rock
Love At Any Cost - love song with a prog middle
She Moves - lyrics are improvised, you guess is as good as ours! Grunge (perhaps)
Send the Kids - War! What is it good for?
So Strange - Love song for a bad relationship
Lonely Boy - Jazz(?) - ummm...maybe. Features a slide guitar solo by Dirk
She Just Cries - Motown pop with a weird twist
D.I.Y. Already - Our rock philosophy
Go, Go Girl - Song about an out-of-control girl
Vampire Polo Hat - song about a woman trying to find the strength to leave an unhealthy relationship
Destiny's Calling - This guy is twisted around her finger
Laser Tattoo Removal - "I'll love you forever. But if not there's always...Laser Tattoo Removal"
So This Is How It Ends - Written by Tony P. Features great lead guitar by Jimmy Packes (Twitter @axxepackes)

Enjoy the collection, nearly 1 hour of music. Artwork by the lovely and talented KLNowe (Instragram: KLNowe)

Backing vocals courtesy of The Inflatable Girls

Thank you to all our fans for the love and support. You guys and gals are the best!

Dirk,Tony, and Fred
Rubber Clown Car

Liner notes for Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend - Dirk (guitar, vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums)

My Kinda Crazy - Dirk (guitar, vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums)

Love At Any Cost - Dirk (guitar, vocals), Tony (Bass, Keyboards, Vocals), Fred (Drums), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals)

Roxanne - Dirk (guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums)

She Moves Like Sculpture - Dirk (guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums)

Let's Send The Kids - Dirk (guitars, vocals, mandolin), Tony (Bass, Keyboards, Synths), Fred (Drums), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals)

Sparks Fly - Dirk (guitar, Scratchy Guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass, Synths), Fred (Drums)

So Strange - Dirk (guitar, acoustic guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass, Synths), Fred (Drums), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals)

Lonely Boy - Dirk (Vocals, Slide Guitar), Tony (Keys, Bass, Synths), Fred (Brushed Drums)

She Just Cries - Dirk (guitar, vocals), Tony (Bass, Synths, Sax), Fred (Drums, Synths), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals)

D.I.Y. Already - Dirk (guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums)

The Crystal Ship - Dirk (guitar and Vocals)

Go, Go Girl - Dirk (guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass, Sax, Synths), Fred (Drums)

Vampire Polo Hat - Dirk (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals), Tony (Synths)

Destiny's Calling - Dirk (guitar, Stun Guitar, Vocals), Tony (Bass, Keyboards), Fred (Drums), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals)

Laser Tattoo Removal - Dirk (Acoustic Guitar and Vocals), Tony (Percussion and Vocals), Fred (Percussion and Vocals)

So This is How it Ends - Dirk (guitar and Vocals), Tony (Bass), Fred (Drums), The Inflatable Girls (Vocals), Jimmy Packes (Lead Guitar)


All original songs by Rubber Clown Car except "So This is How it Ends" by T. Pantalones

Roxanne by The Police
Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
The Crystal Ship by The Doors

Special thanks to The Inflatable Girls for vocals (Thanks Ladies!)

Big thanks to Jimmy Packes
Twitter: @axxepackes
http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmypackes. For Lead Guitar on "So This is How It Ends". Brilliant playing man! Let's do it again sometime

CD artwork by the lovely and talented KLNowe Instagram: KLNowe. Thanks so much!

And last ( but not least) thanks to all the fans and supporters of Rubber Clown Car. You make doing this all worthwhile. Love you all!

Rubber Clown Car is:

Dirk, Tony & Fred

Twitter: @rubberclowncar




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Society's Basement / King Of Weird

Rubber Clown Car
I think the music of this group is pretty darn good! My favorite is ROXANNE- Dirk was phenomenal at singing this! Also I super enjoy MY KINDA CRAZY- which is exactly what this band is. The recording could use a little more polish in places, but far better than the vast majority of "commercial" radio rock to be sure!! Three Mutant Thumbs Up!


hit the road with Let's Pretend
Rubber Clown Car’s latest album, Let’s Pretend, is my current “on repeat while driving” CD. It’s fan-freaking-tastic. It’s gritty and rock and roll, yet also smooth like the best 80s New Wave, and fun and poignant at the same time. How can you lose with songs like “Vampire Polo Hat”, “Laser Tattoo Removal”, and “My Kinda Weird”? And let’s not forget how beautiful and evocative the cover is. It fully captures the spirit of the album. And that photo really speaks to me, I must say.