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Prisoners in Harmony

by The Years

Original music featuring rich, dark lyrics over gritty barroom rock.
Genre: Rock: Pub Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Why Can't You Make Me Happy
3:36 $0.99
2. Black Horse Pike
4:19 $0.99
3. One Hundred Years of Elvis
3:31 $0.99
4. How Far Back Do You Want Me to Go
5:45 $0.99
5. Smoke Is Rising
7:21 $0.99
6. You Can't Undo (What's Been Undone)
4:15 $0.99
7. Anybody's Heart
3:21 $0.99
8. Oh, Johnny
5:38 $0.99
9. Swift Road
5:02 $0.99
10. Prisoners in Harmony
6:51 $0.99
11. Moonflower
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Years is a four-man unit: two guitars, bass, drums; one lead vocal and one harmony vocal. We have written all the material on the CD which varies from stone down rockers to ballads. The lyrics are important to our sound. This is not a children's musical experience. What we have to say tells of the fragmentation, strangeness and power of modern life. We are not Satanists, nor God-fearing, and not directly political, although any life has a political dimension. If we are anything, we are people aware of the trap: People want 'hope,' but those who govern our lives realize that hope keeps us down. We can see the various levels of bullshit in American life and want to call spades spades. We want you to recognize some sort of truth in this stuff. Musically, people have said we're somewhere between The Stones and the Village People... wait, no, uh... (they played at Max's Kansas City in NYC, Andy Warhol, yadayada...) shit. I can't think of their name, but it's a band that everybody who wears black digs. We don't necessarily wear black, ("Heroin" was one of their big hits.... Damn! What is their name?) but we do wear dark. After all, how could you be alive in the US of A these days and VELVET UNDERWEAR! (As the Nurse in "Romeo..." says, "Nay, do i bear a brain!") Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, how could anyone be alive in the (a very pretty girl just jogged by) USA and not be damaged, worried, or bent out of shape by this space/time, the greed, stupidity, and POSSIBILITY therein? (By the way, one fan calls us a combination of Dylan and MC5. That's pretty grand, but whatever.) Well, that's the story. I'm not sure if I agree with those folks who have said we're like the Stones and VU or anybody else. Personally, I don't think we sound 'like' anyone else. (That sound-alike stuff has run its course, don't you think?) By definition, if you're good, you have carved out your own space. I don't want you to mistake our intention, or our product. In fact, I don't want any of us to call our CD 'product,' or music 'an industry.' An industry is where you make... products... things like... CDs.... Oh, well, you can't win 'em all. And by the way, we do not employ any audio vocalizers or vebelfeetzers. All that stuff is abnormal. Two of us write; I am a published poet and have written 3 novels. I hate fighting with publishers, studios, people who just aren't original.



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