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Stand & Deliver | The Blue Line

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The Blue Line

by Stand & Deliver

Authentic, original Detroit rock. Deeply imagined characters take you on a spiritual journey from darkness to redemption, fueled by gritty guitars that evoke shattered urban landscapes with flashes of intense beauty.
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1. Almost Famous
3:52 $0.99
2. Woke Up Happy
4:06 $1.29
3. No Way
5:16 $1.29
4. Good Girls
4:07 $0.99
5. When All Else Fails
6:59 $1.29
6. Sherri Says
5:35 $0.99
7. Flint Mi
5:21 $1.29
8. Wintergarden
5:20 $0.99
9. I Don't Wanna Work
3:19 $0.99
10. Disappearing Act
2:18 $0.99
11. Skyscraper
3:23 $0.99
12. Will I Walk Free
4:25 $0.99
13. Invisible
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Album Notes
The workingman’s rock vibe of Stand & Deliver’s hometowns of Detroit and Flint, MI shine through on the band’s debut full-length album.

Lyrically, The Blue Line explores themes of alienation, the longing for love and meaning, and the struggle of living soulfully in a materialistic society. “I can’t tell you how many people have called me on the phone over the years and told me, “Man, ‘No Way’ saved my life when I was going through such a hard time I didn’t want to be here anymore,” D.K. Brainard remarked.

Brainard’s stage presence in the late ‘90s was that of a man possessed, mixing Joe Cocker-like antics with the brooding, beatnik mannerisms of a young Tom Waits and the shamanic vibe of the Doors’ Jim Morrison.

By the time of The Blue Line, former Van Halen-style shredder Jeff Lupo had traded in his 1980s guitar god gear for a classic Les Paul and vintage Marshall amp. Recorded with vintage gear to analog tape in Atlanta and Nashville, Lupo’s guitars come through the speakers with a depth and power reminiscent of classic ‘70s hard rock bands like Zeppelin, Bad Company and Judas Priest.

Matt “Shovelhead” Brady’s moody bass lines glue the set together with a warm, melodic flavor that evokes 1980s emo groups like The Smiths, The Cure and New Order, while Caribbean-born Ivan Prosper combines the hard-hitting groove of classic rock drummers like John Bonham with a unique, syncopated island feel.



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