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Solid Rock Blues Band 2022 Release “Stone-Blind” out now!

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

The long awaited release of the Solid Rock Blues Band’s latest album Stone-Blind is here! Today the album including eleven original rock, blues, country and folk songs was released after over a year of writing and recording.

Stone-Blind is the 20th release of singer-songwriter & composer Rudy’s studio band projects!

The album is available trough BandCamp (Hq audio!), SoundClick, SoundCloud and AudioMack at the moment. It will be available trough the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon also later on.

Stone-Blind

Blinded by love, fear, resentment, circumstances, politics, social developments. In 11 songs with blues, rock and folk influences, an exploration of today’s society. With all its beautiful but also dark sides. Loss, broken hearts, death and destruction. But also a nice walk, love and sometimes… a feeling of joy and happiness.

Free Bonus Track

The album is available for download for only €5 at BandCamp and US$5 at SoundClick. At BandCamp and SoundClick there’s a free, acoustic, bonustrack included you can download at no cost.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Of course it’s up to you if you buy it or not (we would really appreciate it if you do or buy one or two tracks) but you can also stream it for free!

Recording and production

On the album you will find two co-writes, “Gave Up on Givin’ Up” and “Stones for Bread”. Al songs were recorded and mixed at the home recording studio the LoftStudio, Groningen, The Netherlands. Several songs were already released as (digital) singles and reached Top10 positions on Drooble and SoundClick.

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The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!”

Hey Babe! (Fat Man Blues)

Too Fat to Share the Bed? The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” is out now!

The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” now available on Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp (download available for €0.75 at BandCamp).

They say every instrument has it’s own song and we can’t agree more. After buying a new, budget but great sounding, Les Paul guitar this song erupted out of it! The Fat Man’s Blues – the man that loves burgers more than his lady.

A fun rock-song with heavy distorted guitars and a catchy hook. Listen for free at Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp. Like it? You can download it from BandCamp for only 75 cents.

About the Song

This song was recorded at The LofStudio. We used a free drum backing track, the Harley Benton MM 84A SB Deluxe Bass, Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body guitar and a brand new addition to the studio, a Donner DLP-124S (Les Paul). Vocals recorded using the MXL770 Studio Condenser. The basic recording was done using Ardour and final mixing and production with Mixbus.

This song will be part of the new album we’ve been working on for some time now. So far we haven’t had enough time to record all the songs because there were so many other (recording) projects going on at the LoftStudio and a busy work schedule.

A review of the great and very affordable Donner DLP-124S is in the making. We’ll post that later.

Lyrics “Hey Baby!”

Hey Baby (The Fat Man’s Blues)
All rights ©2021 reserved, R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

Hey Babe!
Get out of my way
Hey Babe!
Why you say you’re gonna stay

Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room for you
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
didn’t I make myself clear
Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room, for you overhere

Hey Babe!
get out of my bed
I know you love me but I love my burgers too much

Hey Babe!
Get out of my room
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
Why don’t you leave me alone
Hey Babe!
It ain’t our love that’s blown up…
It’s me!

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Stones For Bread (pre-release)

Stones For Bread Free Download

Stones for Bread is a new rocking blues song by the Solid Rock Blues Band from the Netherlands. The song has been pre-released on SoundCloud and in HQ Audio (CD quality) at BandCamp (check this link).

While trying to complete a few songs for a new album this song was written together with songwriter James Zheutlin more or less as an “in between” song. Based on an acoustic concept song (first demo version below).

SoundCloud

Acoustic Demo Version

The acoustic demo version was recorded in the kitchen at the LoftStudio and filmed using a smartphone.

Lyrics Stones For Bread

All rights ©2021 . Words: R. Brinkman/J. Zheutlin

You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell

You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
pushed me out of the door,
said don’t “come back here no more!”
pushed me out of the door,
said “don’t come back here no more!”

Will I ever heal?
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
A contract under seal?
Only an empty shell,
Only an empty shell!

You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell

You gave me stones for bread,
You gave me stones for bread…

Recorded using..

Drums & Bass – JJazzLab
Guitars – Harley Benton Telecaster + JoYo American
Vocals – MXL770
DAW – Harrison Mixbus

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New song release – Mountain High

Mountain High Song Release Solid Rock Blues Band

Mountain High (Valley Below) is an uptempo song, countryrock and bluesrock influenced, by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. Inspired by a short holiday trip to the Harz region in Germany.

While on holiday this song was written by Rudy and it took a few months before the melody and music were composed. After that was ready, recording and mixing the song was done in one day. Recorded, mixed and released on May 2, 2021 at The Loft Studio.

Video Mountain High

Audio only (Soundcloud)

More details about this recording

Recording
Drums – Digitech Trio
Bass – Harley Benton MM84ASB
Acoustic Guitars – Samick Greg Bennett (Electro Acoustic)
Electric Guitars – Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body
Vocal Mic – AKG C900 Condenser
Audio Interface – Behringer UMC404HD
DAW – Harrison Mixbus6

Video
Free stock video from https://www.pexels.com/nl-nl/videos/ and footage shot in the Harz region, Germany. Edited using Flowblade

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Don’t Say We’re Over. Out now on Spotify!

Don't Say We're Over Album pre-releaseIt’s here! Don’t Say We’re Over has been officially released this week and is now available on Spotify and other online streaming services! Of course it is also still available on BandCamp since that’s where we have made our complete (back) catalogue available.

The official album release was done trough Amuse. We are considering re-releasing some older albums trough Amuse also, making them available (again) to the public trough services like Spotify and Amazon Music. Our experiences with DistroKid were fine so far but didn’t turn out to be successful in terms of sales. So we’re giving Amuse a try for distribution! So far, so good! Amuse has delivered the album to all platforms we’ve opted for and all went perfectly well.

Download or stream from BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/dont-say-were-over-2

Listen for free at Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/0tLnwkIbovvo0fAXgWWgQy

 

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You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of – Single Released

You Ain't What I'm Dreaming Of

Available for download now at BandCamp (high quality audio), SoundClick (mp3 audio) and free streaming on Drooble, Reverbnation, SoundCloud and Audiomack. You Ain’t What I’m dreaming Off. New single released by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. This is the 4th song released over the past few months that will be included in the new album we’re working on!

Lyrics

You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of
All rights ©2020 R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

It ain’t loneliness that drove me here
and my woman she’s truly sincere
She’s been with me, for so long
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong

And I know this will break her heart
If I tell here we’ll be apart
Now that I’m here with you
there’s nothing she can do

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

It ain’t your beauty that drove me here
And I know I should’ve stayed clear
From looking for a woman like you
‘cus now my lady and I are trough

I can’t blame her for being here
Since my woman she’s truly sincere
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong
She’s been faithful, for so long!

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

Love You!

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When A Woman Drinks Alone – Bandcamp Exclusive Single Release

Single Release When A Womain Drinks Alone Bandcamp

Country-rock tune by the Solid Rock Blues Band now available trough BandCamp for download. The new track will be included in an upcoming album to be released later this year.

Ever noticed a woman alone in a bar? Ever noticed how she, most of the time, isn’t alone for long – well, at least unless she wants to be alone. Ever noticed a man in a bar? This song does note the differences. It’s a country-rock track, made available yesterday trough BandCamp and will be made available trough other platforms later on.

When A Woman Drinks Alone

Recorded at the LoftStudio.
Drums – AVL
Guitars, Vocals, recording & mixing – Rudy

LYRICS

When A Woman Drinks Alone
Words & Music ©2020 R. Brinkman

When a man drinks alone
you bet his love has gone
he’s lost all tears
drinks away his fears
when a man drinks alone (2x)

When I drink alone
My trouble won’t be gone
I don’t drink to forget,
Since we’ve never met
When I drink, on my own (2x)

When a woman drinks alone
you bet it won’t be for long
there’s always someone
who offers her one more
when a woman drinks alone (2x)

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Album release: Solar Powered Love by the Solid Rock Blues Band

Solid Rock Blues Band Solar Powered Love

New album from the Solid Rock Blues Band now available for free streaming and download at BandCamp!
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/solar-powered-love

Solid Rock Blues Band Solar Powered LoveCountry-rock and blues inspired by life, the news and personal experiences. Celebrating the 18th album from the LoftStudio. So I guess where now going towards adulthood right?  This album contains 7 tracks by One-Man-Band studio project the Solid Rock Blues Band. All instruments were played and programmed by Rudy, the singer-songwriter and studio-engineer. Yes, it’s a 100% solo studioproject this time!

All tracks were recorded at the LoftStudio Home Recording studio. Additional song writing by my friend and award winning songwriter R.J.F. Mensies on the track “The Second Time”.

If you’d like to buy it: on May 1st BandCamp waives all fees! Thanks for listening and your support. All songs are originals, no covers here! For only USD 4.00 you can download the full album from bancamp. If you want to download only a few songs the price is only USD 0.70/track. Click on the link below to listen or buy the album.

BANDCAMP

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/solar-powered-love

REVERBNATION

The album is also availble for streaming at ReverbNation

Stay safe #stayhome!

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Radiohead – Creep (Acoustic Home Studio Sessions)

Radiohead’s “Creep” is one of those songs that I have been listening off and on for many years now. It never bores me. This is classic rock songwriting as it should be done. I recorded an ‘acoustic’ version today at my Home Studio, using my Samick electro-acoustic guitar, my Washburn and added some additional guitarwork using my Gretsch Electromatic. Vocal mic: AKG C900, a gift from a friend in the United States and I really like this mic a lot!

Mind you: after recording the initial guitar parts and vocal I re-recorded the vocal track because that would allow me to edit the vocal without effecting the guitar sound since the acoustic guitar was, of course, causing bleed in the vocal track and your really don’t want that to happen!

Anyone who knows the original will notice I left out the bridge. Impossible for me to sing!

DAW: Mixbus5 / Linux Mint.

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Al We Talk About Is You – Official Video Released

What’s it we talk about today? You! All we ever talk about is You. Always. And I don’t mind. Let’s be clear about this. Narcissism is very good for your own EGO. Right? So let’s write a song about!

The video was created using royalty free stockvideo and edited using FlowBlade (Linux video editing). The song was written together with my friend James and features Judith S. (not the lady in the video) on vocals.

Prefer online streaming instead of YouTube? Try Drooble. Want to be kind to us? Buy the song or even the album! It’s available at CDBaby and BandCamp.

This is the new single from our latest release, “The End Of The Street“. Please see this post for detailed information about the release.

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