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Having Said That.....

by Wite Lite

An upbeat release including 14 songs recorded between 2007 and 2009. The album lyrics reflect economical and political challenges (Con on Me, The Emperor Has No Clothes, Promises) as well as some strong power pop.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Con on Me
3:30 $0.99
2. The Emperor Has No Clothes
4:09 $0.99
3. Morning Rain
2:50 $0.99
4. What Happened Next Door
2:57 $0.99
5. All I Really Want is You
3:57 $0.99
6. Now and Forever
2:58 $0.99
7. Tell Me
4:01 $0.99
8. She's My Girl
3:13 $0.99
9. God on Television
3:35 $0.99
10. Shelter Rock Road
4:07 $0.99
11. Mid Life Crisis
3:13 $0.99
12. Promises
3:02 $0.99
13. All You Debs
3:26 $0.99
14. The Emperor Has No Clothes (Acoustic)
4:07 $0.99
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Album Notes

Bill Greene – Drums, Vocals
Mike Manchisi – Guitars, Vocals and various synthesized instruments
Kevin Finnegan – Guitars, Vocals
Tom Greene – Bass, Vocals

Special thanks to

James Manchisi who played guitar on Tell Me, What Happened Next Door and Bass on Mid Life Crisis

Luis Zambrana who played bass on What Happened Next Door

Allie Greene for Cover Art design

Track Notes

Con on me - Billy wrote the words and we should have released this in August of 2008 as they'd be calling him a prophet. Great play on words, cool harmonies (tried to steal from the Beatles "Because") and neat middle part with congressional references. Love the Ad-lib at the end. Even my son James likes this solo and he is very hard on us! It's a twist, (economy, con on me) it's all about the Bush stimulus plan. The politicians are clueless and totally irresponsible. The economy is plunging, the deficit is soaring and their answer is to give us a couple of hundred bucks. Are you kidding me!

The Emperor Has No Clothes - Again Kevin at his most proficient. Written 20 years ago about Reagan, the elder Bush, and TV preachers, the song holds up just as well today. I think this is Tommy's favorite WITE LITE song. So good, we threw the acoustic version on as well so you can hear Tommy's background vocals which we love.

Morning Rain - Pretty influenced by Sister Hazel's acoustic album (Before the Amplifiers) and more melancholy. Also has a bit of that Bacharach influence as well.

What Happened Next Door – Bill’s brother told us about his neighbor who committed suicide while they were sleeping one night. He said something about his cat sleeping on the floor and it stuck. Features Lou Zambrana on bass and James Manchisi on rhythm guitar. Probably the most uncharacteristic of all our song (descending minors to majors as well as violins, strings , glockenspiel , guns, cats and thunderstorms)

All I Really Want is You - Billy's words and heavily Butch influenced in terms of chords (think "Feel So Far Away From Close"). We added to it but then screwed up the meanings (Why do you want the latest and greatest if it's not about possessions?). In the end we changed it so it works.

Now and Forever - - Just about being positive, you know day to day stuff but if you think it's gonna get better then I want to be with you. Billy's all the way though the middle was improvised while we were practicing it and has a Bacharach, Stones and Butch (Think Ponce DeLeon Ave) feel to it. Too much depressing news I guess in the papers which is why the middle is cool as it has that happy feel to it.

Tell Me - The intro riff is actually James'. We incorporated it in and Billy wrote most of the lyrics. I think I wrote the middle part ("you know it's true....."). Like this solo even though it goes on a little longer than I thought would work. Build at the end (and Billy's ad-lib) is cool and since we recorded the music first and it ran out, the vocal ending was by accident.

She's My Girl – Written years ago music first. It's a very happy song and I like the chorus words (mindmelds, soulmates, puzzle pieces). Love the drumming. Nice Complement to Morning Rain as the "She's My Girl" and "6AM" vocal phrasings are strikingly similar.

God on Television – Another Finnegan classic from the 80’s when preachers were running for president. Like most of his stuff, with a few tweaks, the lyrics still hold up.

Shelter Rock Road - Wrote this years ago after stopping there after Anna Finnegan's funeral. I tried to get Billy to go back and ring the door at their old house where we spent so much of our youth but didn't happen. I always remember the baseball games, hockey games in the basement and the sneakers that would be thrown so that the laces wrapped around the phone lines. More of a Black Crowes feel to it I guess.

Mid-Life Crisis - Penned by Billy and featuring James Manchisi on Bass, probably more of a Mayer feel to it than anything.
Promises - Really feeling bad for people who are struggling to get by. We wanted it to have a certain vibe. Loneliness.... Solo is a little David Gilmour like in sound.

All You Debs - This is when Kevin was at his most proficient. Love the way T and Bill are in sync on the kick drum. The original (20 years ago) started out with Townsend's keyboard intro which we charged him $50 to do even though he'd flown back from London to record with us. To this day, asking him to chip in is one of the most embarrassing things we've ever done



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