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Strum & Drag

by The Tempers

Roots Oriented Urban Rock&Roll with a hint of Country and Blues
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Mother of One
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2. She Sent Me Home Laughing
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3. What Happened Here?
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4. Ingenue
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5. A Little Bit Closer
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6. Everything For Everybody
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7. I Can't Say Where
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8. Don't Blame Her
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9. Is This A House Or A Ruin?
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10. Blonde Dressed In Black
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11. 6 Days Out of 7
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12. Take Your Hands Off My Baby
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13. Ghost Town
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14. Pocketful of Bones
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"You can hold the best of Maurice Mattei's material to the highest
songwriting standards. His "Set The World On Fire" would not only fit
fine on Bob Dylan's Love And Theft album, it would be a highlight. It
was an ear-opening revelation when a career spanning package from
this unsung songwriter arrived in the mail."

- Don Mcleese, No Depression Magazine


"Since 1990, Mattei has been quietly releasing some of the best
story-songs in the region. Mattei's tawdry, insightful tales were
released to minimal fanfare, masking an unsung talent that was part
Dylan, part Bukowski, only smarter and of better voice. Also a noted
photographer, Mattei's examination of the seedier side of the human
condition in his songs is even more effective than his photographs
exploring similar ground."

- Mike Breen, City Beat


"Maurice Mattei is a local treasure, pure and simple. The Bob Dylan comparisons are warranted because both are poets of the highest caliber and yet each finds a way to couch the most esoteric thoughts in the most accessible fashion. Ultimately, however, all of the musical references get focused into the singularity of Mattei’s creative lens and emerge from the process as reminiscent of other artists and yet unmistakeably the work of Maurice Mattei."

- Brian Baker, City Beat


"The best thing about his minimalist songs is that they're anything but
your slick, cliché, over-emotional coffeehouse crooner material.
Mattei's guitar melodies are as soothing and undiluted as his lyrics.
It's like the thrill of literature in the form of rock 'n' roll, and
without all the shaggy hair and distorted guitar posing to get in the
way."

-Kari Wethington, Cin Weekly

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