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Strip Mall Heaven

by Soul Amp

Adult alternative modern rock. Midwest pathos for your life's soundtrack.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. She Slit Her Wrists Again
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2. Touching In A Modern Way
3:28 $0.99
3. Throwing Rocks At Cars
3:44 $0.99
4. Johnny's Wife
2:54 $0.99
5. Seeing Jimmy
3:50 $0.99
6. Turn Out The Morning
5:42 $0.99
7. Shove
7:43 $0.99
8. She Walks On Up Ahead
3:47 $0.99
9. Flowing On
4:22 $0.99
10. Trip Down To Dallas
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11. Spinning Things
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12. Division
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13. Mascara
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Album Notes
Soul Amp's debut disk "Strip Mall Heaven" defies any single classification as it slides from indie pop to Americana ballads, open funky improvs to gritty punk and several places in between.

The result is trip through rock history with layers of tone and texture laid down with fresh immediacy. This album is for multi-genre music lovers. If you spin vinyl, listen to old R&B, 60's and 70's rock then break out the punk 45's and move on to a little Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, then shift gears to today with Wilco and the Shins, you will not be disappointed with this album.

"Soul Amp takes sonic cues from a diverse array of artists; the influence of everyone from the Grateful Dead and Phish to REM, David Bowie and Ben Folds is detectable throughout the record. What's remarkable about Heaven is the way these desperate sounds are blended into a singular, homogenous presentation...but even at the most somber lyrical moments, the spirited music always manages to convey a somewhat Midwestern keep on truckin' attitude and sense of determination. Occasionally the aesthetic even seeps into the lyrics as well, on stand out tracks such as "Shove" and "She Walks On Up Ahead". Sad stories aside, the music of Soul Amp seems to come to a comforting conclusion about life in America; it's frequently hard, but just as often, it is good." - John Payne Rick's Cafe, Dec. 2005

"...emotional, direct, unadorned." -

The disk packaging is a standard jewel case, shrink wrapped with spine label. UPC bar code, 8 page full color booklet insert with lyrics.



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Emotional songs distinguish Soul Amp debut
Emotional songs distinguish Soul Amp debut
By Bobby Tanzilo

It's perhaps human nature to want to categorize things, especially, it seems, music and bands. But, when you come across a group like Waukesha trio Soul Amp, it's hard to be precise.

Certainly, the group -- which has just self-released its debut disc, "Strip Mall Heaven," plays rock and roll. But, when the group names The Pixies and Joy Division alongside AC/DC and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as influences, you know you're in for an interesting ride.

Although it could use a bit of sonic spark, "Strip Mall Heaven" will nevertheless impress with its songwriting, which is emotional, direct and unadorned.

Bobby didn't give a "star" rating so I set it to four because that is what I think it rates.

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Guiness 4 life

Funk and Roll with Soul
A very versitile band with alot of different sounds. From down to earth jam beats to lofty free synth scrambles. A must hear for anyone sick and tired of the same old theng...

Jim Kiln

Awesome Lyrics, Excellent CD
Excellent album. Soul Amp has been a favorite listen for a couple of weeks now. The lyrics are pretty interesting. Many of the songs tell a story. My favorite track is Shove, a funky tune with vintage sounding keys like from the 70s. I think that song's about conquering addiction... at least that's what I got out of it. Most of the other songs are good as well. They are kind of an eclectic mix of genres that's hard to pin down, but there's some classic rock, punkpop, and altcountry in there. Check it out. I looking forward to what they put out post-Strip Mall Heaven.