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The Real Thing

by Concrete Blonde

Bring Our Soldiers Home. Raw honest 3 piece rock: our last record.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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Concrete Blonde are a three piece band consisting of a guitarist (James Mankey) bassist/vocalist (Johnette Napolitano) and drummer (Gabriel Ramirez-Quezada). Originally formed in Los Angeles in 1981, they've released several albums and videos internationally, selling millions and touring worldwide.

"The Real Thing" is a limited edition single: the band is no longer together but Johnette is touring solo and will sign any
pre-sold CD's as well as granting holders of CD's bought from CDBABY free access to solo shows. For further details on this concept go to Johnette's MYSPACE. This is the first song of the set performed live until our troops come home.



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Damian McNaught

CB and JN Compose The Ultimate Anti-War Anthem
I cannot get enough of Concrete Blonde music with that stunning vocal range of Johnette Napolitano ... It paradoxically makes me want to go to war, yet this ultimate Anti-War anthem says it all and better than any other anti-war track by any other artist!! Go figure that out. Johnette you blow me away with this CD so much so that I bought 3 copies, the other 2 will be gifts to any family or friend member that GETS you and your band!!

Kevin Gaylor

Very powerful and moving piece
That's what I love about Johnette and Co.; she isn't afraid to speak her mind. And she's right-- war is fucked up, evil, and unnecessary, not to mention the slaughter of innocent thousands in Iraq. One thing though, I had thought this CD was going to be signed and numbered, and it wasn't. I could've ordered this off of Itunes for a buck... was paying 12 for what I thought was signed and numbered---pull it together people!


A very timely song of truth
The song speaks the absolute truth regarding war, wish all US radio stations would play this song before voters go to the polls tomorrow!


I too was hesitating to pay $12 for one song, but then Johnette opened with it in Denver last month. Man, I couldn't speak or breathe or even cry, tho' the tears were welling and the catch in my throat actually hurt. Some art is power. Some songs are priceless.


True to the Times
This song really speaks to the current state of things and will get your mental wheels spinning about the reality of war. Definately worth the cost!

Sir Gideon Deschain

Overwhelmingly satisfying as well as the usual AMAZING!
As always happens when I aquire new CB, I was eager to hear the "tone", the PERSONALITY of the latest work...and as usual, Jim's magnificently simple guitar and Johnette's unique voice let me know that all remains right in the world of the Blonde. THANK YOU!
P L E A S E T O U R A G A I N ! ! ! ! (from the N.C. Beefeater)

Seth J. Jones

There is no other!!!
Concrete Blonde Rocks.....this song Rocks....and CD Baby Rocks for helping me complete my collection. I received the CD within a week, along with the most hilarious shipping confirmation letter I've ever received. It added that personal touch, which I fully apprectiate!!


the real thing
anything from Concrete Blonde is awesome.. as always I'm in awe at Johnettes voice..


The Real Thing is a great song, from an equally incredible band.


Just as I thought - the CD is nothing less than awesome! The CD is inspiring, and just as riveting as previous recordings, if not more so.
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