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Trans Universal Worldwide

by Shave

The best of Long Beach - 70's punk with a modern twist. Great lyrics riff/alt rock with focus on songs for a cohesive record to be played over and over. Ripping solos(AC/DC), crazy singer(Janes), great drummer(x Ima Robot), driving bass(x Urge Overkill)
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Icky Soda
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2. Innocent By-Product Of The Media
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3. Rival Bowler
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4. New York, LA
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5. Eight Ladies, Early 90's
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6. One Idea
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7. High Times
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8. Mr. Politician
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9. Headchange Records
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10. Freeman St.
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11. Handle The Messiah
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12. Full Commercial Xxxmas
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13. Rival Bowler - radio edit
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14. One Idea - radio edit
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15. High TImes - radio edit
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16. New York, LA - radio edit
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
$have is a band of like minded musicians from Long Beach who believe in making guitar driven, lyrically entertaining, high energy rock. Drawing on influences as diverse as The Ramones and Jimi Hendrix, lyrically rich as Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa or Ween. Compositionally they can be as challenging as Brahms and Led Zeppelin, or as simple as Motley Crue or Beck. $have acheives a blend of music that is at once familiar yet uniquely their own. Never derivative of popular music or the "genre of the month", $have consistently makes music that sounds only like $have.

Currently $have is supporting their new release Trans Universal Worldwide, a CD of edgy rock tunes they recorded last year. The Cd is getting rave reviews: "This Cd is absolutely brilliant, the lyrics are amazing, it totally rocks" - Johnny Jones (COMA)

$have formed in Long Beach in 1993 when Dave Cornblum and Dave Shea met Steve Cross and Rob Fadtke (Long Beach Cake) through mutual friends in the band Sublime. Cross and Fadtke became the rhythm section for the Daves' existing acoustic material. Soon the band began writing songs together and perfoming.

"We took any gig we could get. One of my favorite early gigs was opening for Sublime and The Mentors at The Golden Sails on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. There were about 600 people there, and I played fuzz bass through Eric's amp. I think everybody got laid that night" - Elder D.

In 1994 Shave recorded their first tape "Discover Yourself". It was mixed by Miguel of Skunk Records. "We just put their logo on it and passed it off as a Skunk release." - Cornblaster


In 1995 Shave put out their second tape called "Hold Your Own". It was mixed partly by Miguel and partly Anthony Arvizu. Both of whom worked on the Sublime calssic "40 Oz. To Freedom". This tape was released on the new label Headchange Records.

In 1996 Shave started tracking their first CD "Jesus Shaves". This CD was done at the Cake House in Long Beach. It was mixed by Edler D and Released in 1998. They received national airplay on songs "Barely Legal" and "Hummer". The release of Jesus Shaves really raised the profile of Shave. They became part of an art community known as the Bong Leach Collective, and started playing the now famous warehouse parties. The Jesus Shaves song, "Los Alamitos", was a hit for former KROQ DJ, The Poorman, on his new radio station; the song was infamous for being the song with the most "F Bombs" (16).

Shave hired Scott "The Fever" Evers on second guitar in 1999. The road tested Fever got his chops touring the world with Urge Overkill.

Also in 1999 Shave made a video, directed by John Howard, for their song "She's A Ho" from the Jesus Shaves CD.

Shave recorded in 2000 and 2001 for the CD "Shave The Nation", however, that project was temporarily shelved by the record label and has yet to be released.

In 2002 and 2003 $have recorded their new release "Trans Universal Worldwide". Pro drummer Scott "Heavy Doodie" Devours (Oleander, Ima Robot) joined up to record and play live. His heavy drumming - along with the switch of Elder D to guitar and Fever to bass - makes this CD rock harder than anything $have has ever released.

The biggest compliment we get as a band is that we don't sound like we ripped any other band off for a sound. We just sound like $have.

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Mark E. Waterbury

Shave drives a rock machine
Shave - Trans Universal Worldwide Headchange - CD0027 Long Beach, CA's five piece rock act Shave drives a rock machine with brash vocals, jangly guitars and pounding rhythms. You have a retro vibe ala more aggressive Bowie, jolted with an electric punkiness nodding towards Social D. Sardonic vocals add a further dimension, particularly in songs like "Rival Bowler" and "Eight Ladies Early 90's." Raucous and refreshing rock with some killer guitar solos, too.
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Lorenzo Gigliotti

Not Since They "...popped a cap in Sancho's ass..."
Not Since They "...popped a cap in Sancho's ass..."

Review of the $have CD "Trans Universal Worldwide"

A few years back some friends and I started a venture called LongBeachCulture.org. At the time it was apparent that Long Beach had a large number of talented artists ready to chase the "big time," but the chances of rising above the crowd and being noticed by a record company with more than a $5 budget is a challenge that many bands can't endure. In the early days of LongBeachCulture.org, my colleagues created a real-time radio stream that featured the many diverse and talented bands of Long Beach. One of those bands was $have -- a product of Long Beach, with a sound to match the diversity of the subject matter that seems to abound this town of such dynamic extremes, $have's CD "Trans Universal Worldwide," brings it all to the forefront. The bands hard driving rhythm, psychedelic-punk guitar stylings punctuated with a nice steady bass keeps the energy focused and gets their thoughts out there. Subjects range from politics, street culture and anxiety, to bowling and "x"mas. Lyrics penned by Cornblum and Cross paint backgrounds with just enough ambiguity to allow the listener to add some personal imagination -- especially if you know Long Beach -- a town where some of the wealthiest individuals on the west coast coexist with the middle class, the poor and the homeless. These are observations, not indictments. $have doesn't force an agenda, nor do they shy from their social responsibility. The impassioned vocals and the haunting melody of "Freeman Street," asks the question -- "why you want to hurt your brothers and sisters, we're living on the same street..."

Most of the album is upbeat and some of the lighter tunes actually front some surprising lyrics. The Buddy Holly-like bounce of "Mr. Politician" is fun while the words express that promises can only be fulfilled from within -- "I had to change but little could I see, the kingdom was always right there for me..." The rockin' "Icky Soda" starts off the CD and you're humming along until it hits you...this song is actually kinda gross, but it's fun anyway ... not as subtle as I'd like, but it's still all good (and quite commercial). Actually all of the tracks are good and the ones that I mentioned are the best -- not bad at all. A lot of talent has come out of Long Beach -- Sublime, Snoop Dogg and a couple of No Doubters. In the "new wave" '80s, Long Beach talent entrepreneurs Steve Zepeda and Peter LaBarba brought the Plimsouls to international prominence through Long Beach and in the '60s the Nitty-Gritty Dirt band of "Mr. Bo-Jangles" fame came right out of Jordan High School, so it is no surprise that a band like $have is right on track for bigger things!

$have's CD "Trans Universal Worldwide" is available through their website at: www.headchange.com

Lorenzo Gigliotti operates www.LongBeachOnLine.net and writes for www.TheRandomTimes.com
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