These are mp3 files. Click on
the link to hear the song sample. The files will open in
a few seconds (with a fast internet connection).
The songs were recorded by Jonathan Warman at
Orbit Audio in Seattle.
Here Comes Monday One Way or Another
Slow Down How Far We've Come
Venus Take Me to the River
Here Comes Monday
Sean Clark: Lead vocal and acoustic guitar; Flo Schandl: Vocal
Joe Basso: Bass and vocal; Tom Ranken: Electric guitar and vocal; Marty Waychoff: Drums. This is an original song written by Tom Ranken. It is a musing on the world of work and some of the people with which Tom has been associated over the years. All, of course, set to a driving backbeat! Download the full song file by clicking here.
One Way or Another
Flo Schandl: Lead vocal; Tom Ranken: Electric guitar and vocal; Sean Clark: Keyboard; Joe Basso: Bass and vocal; Marty Waychoff: Drums. This was a hit single by Blondie in 1978 from the album Parallel Lines. The song is about a stalker--with dark lyrics, but a light catchy melody. The song reached #24 on the charts. Blondie was one of the first punk bands to achieve mainstream success. The Police and the Talking Heads came from the same wave. Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison.
Joe Basso: Lead vocal and bass; Sean Clark: Electric guitar and vocal; Flo Schandl: Vocal; Tom Ranken: Lead guitar and vocal; Marty Waychoff: Drums. This is a song originally written and recorded by Larry Williams in 1957. It was most famously covered by the Beatles, recorded in 1964, and can be found on Past Masters Volume 1. Larry Williams also wrote Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy (both also covered by the Beatles), Bony Moronie, and Little School Girl. Williams was groomed to replace Little Richard on the Specialty record label when Richards left rock for religion. Williams died in 1980 at 44, his death ruled a suicide.
How Far We've Come
Sean Clark: Lead vocal and acoustic guitar; Flo Schandl: Vocal; Joe Basso: Bass and vocal; Tom Ranken: Electric guitar and vocal; Marty Waychoff: Drums. This is a 2007 song recorded by Matchbox Twenty on their CD, Exile on Mainstream. A real fun rocker, it was written by Matchbox Twenty: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook, and Brian Yale. The song reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Flo Schandl: Lead vocal; Tom Ranken: Electric guitar and vocal; Sean Clark: Keyboard and vocal; Joe Basso: Bass and vocal; Marty Waychoff: Drums. Venus was originally done by one hit wonder, Shocking Blue, who had a #1 single with it in 1970. Bananarama had a hit with it in 1986, also reaching #1. A sample of the song was also used by Stars on 45 in 1981, which also reached #1--making Venus the only song to hit #1 three times. The Shocking Blue version of the song can be heard in Grumpier Old Men, Remember the Titans, the Brady Bunch Movie, Zonder Zelda, and Otis. The song was written by Shocking Blue band founding member, Robbie van Leeuwen.
Take Me To The River
Flo Schandl: Vocal; Tom Ranken: Guitar and lead vocal; Sean Clark: Keyboard and vocal; Joe Basso: Bass; Marty Waychoff: Drums. Written by Al Green and Mabin Hodges, the song was recorded by the Talking Heads in 1978 and reached #26. Levon Helm, Annie Lennox, the Dave Matthews Band, the Grateful Dead, Bryan Ferry, Delbert McClinton, Foghat, and Gov't Mule have recorded "Take Me to the River." It ranks #117 in the Rolling Stone list of the greatest songs of all time. It was also featured in the movie, The Commitments.