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State of the Nation (Now & Then)

by Common Sense

Alternative/Reggae Rock can't be done any better than this. The Common Sense Band will floor you with their perfect vocal harmonies, slammin' guitars, and a sic horn section. Try it, you'll like it.
Genre: Reggae: Reggae rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let It Roll
Common Sense
3:00 $0.99
2. I'm Into Love
Common Sense
3:42 $0.99
3. Place in the Sun
Common Sense
3:54 $0.99
4. Sanctuary
jay vatuk
4:39 album only
5. What Do You Say to God?
Common Sense
4:35 $0.99
6. My Son
Common Sense
3:07 $0.99
7. Skankin' With the Worm
Common Sense
5:41 $0.99
8. Reaching For the Sky
Jay vatuk
5:44 album only
9. Good Girl, Bad Man
Common Sense
2:31 $0.99
10. All Right
Common Sense
5:35 $0.99
11. Truth of Your Heart
jay vatuk
4:10 album only
12. Proove Myself
chuck morris
5:16 album only
13. Never Give Up
Common Sense
4:11 $0.99
14. When I'm With You
Common Sense
3:53 $0.99
15. State of the Nation
jay vatuk
4:10 $0.99
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Album Notes

The increase in alternative music on the nation's airwaves is well documented. The combined sounds of Rock, Reggae, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Ska have exploded around the world. Internet radio stations and mainstream stations alike, have embraced this new form of composite music as the sound of a new generation.

Consequently, a whole new musical market has emerged and COMMON SENSE is right in the thick of it and still are!

....simply put, Common Sense possesses an uncommon flair for stirring up fun!!

The Southern California group's infectious music bridges the gap between reggae, rock, pop, funk, hip-hop and soul --- reflecting the multiethnic diversity of the band, which include member's Nick Hernandez, Jai Vatuk, Larry Young, and Billy Sherman. Mirroring the band's diverse musical influences, Common Sense blends African, American, Chicano, French, East Indian, Cherokee, and Anglo Heritage all in one.

Thousands of exuberant fans were bowled over by the group's live shows at the Vans Warped Tour and the Calvin Klein/Ford 2000 Ignite Tour. In 2001, the band's uproarious live shows continue to provide the key to winning over new fans. With the Ford Motor Company as the band's new sponsor, Common Sense will be sure to be coming to a city near you in 2001.

Of course, "State of the Nation," the band's last release, testifies to Common Sense's knack for blending serious themes with serious fun.

"We make a conscious effort to create a contrast," says Jai. "We mix upbeat music with dark lyrics and vice versa. It's not about whether the music is gloomy or bright --- it's more about keeping the honesty and integrity of our music."

"I grew up with rock-n-roll ideals," admits Nick. "You have a responsibility to try to make the world a better place. Personally, I am really concerned about social issues and the environment ---especially the oceans. I'm still searching for answers. I'm still defining what my role is, but I believe we're all here for a purpose and there's a greater good that we can all aspire to."

With a host of record labels interested in the band's unique sound in conjunction with their 2001 release of their new CD, simply entitled, "Common Sense" --- the Common Sense Band is ready, once again, to make the big step to the international stage.



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CS fan

good cd : )
there's some good solid tracks on this cd. drum tracks and lead guitar work sound great. proove myself (written by the drummer, chuck) and reaching for the sky are my favorites on this one. they put a few tracks at the end which came from their cassette release which is cool too.


Awesome. Like I was at their concert again. Kick-ass!!
Awesome. Like I was at their concert again. Kick-ass!!
The whole thing rocks. Thanks for the good tunes.
This and your other 2 cd's make my cd collection complete.
Thanks again.

Heather Duran

Common Sense ROCKS!
Ive always thought that CS was awesome, but this CD turned things up a notch. This CD was GREAT. I listen to it everyday and it seems that I just can't get enough of them. Keep up the awesome work CS and can't wait for the next CD.


I think that this is an awsome cd! and one that i could definitely chill to!!!
this cd is great!!! it has wicked chill tunes and will put you in a good mood!!! the lyrics are awsome and creative! it makes you think of how awsome life could be if you just let it!!


One of my favorite cd's
This is one of my favorite cd's I own. I was lucky to catch the band awhile ago, and bought it. "good girl bad man," is my personal fave. Can't wait to get the new cd!!!