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Northern Liberties

by Don McCloskey

Acoustic punk-rock hip-hop for folkies who like rocking non-stop on their focken glockenspiel.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. The Beautiful Girl in The Beautiful Car
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2. Gimme Somma Your Love
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3. Buried Alive
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4. This Just In
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5. My Focken Glockenspiel
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6. Rooftops
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7. Son Of It All
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8. All New
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9. Return Of The Freak Emcee
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10. Fountain Of Youth
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11. Lover And A Place To Hide
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12. Sorry I Hurt You (Just Cause I Could)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Don McCloskey is a singer songwriter from Bristol, Pennsylvania who draws inspiration from folk singers, MCs, TV Evangelists, conmen and junk mail. His fearless creativity in experimenting with form and lyrical content has earned him mainstream radio play, national touring spots and a dedicated fan base across the country while remaining completely independent. Here he releases his second full-length album Northern Liberties from his indie record label Lemon Hill Records.

Recorded over a three-month period in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, Northern Liberties marks a welcome departure and growth from McCloskey's debut, Bombs Over Bristol. Teaming up with engineer, co-producer and musician Tom Spiker, McCloskey replaces the sampled and overdubbed digital landscape of Bombs with the stripped down organic grooves provided by a powerful four-piece acoustic punk band. Former Bad Brains drummer Chuck Treece delivers a powerful performance that perfectly accompanies McCloskey's chugging acoustic guitars and rapid-fire lyrical delivery. Tom Spiker plays double duty, laying down both the rock-solid bass lines and a tapestry of textured electric guitars. The foursome is rounded off by keyboardist, George Hazelrigg, who adds color and space to the second half of the album. The overall effect of the new band is a lean, raw environment that breaths life and power into McCloskey's lyrically dense folk-hop-punk songs.

Philadelphia's G. Love makes a welcome cameo on Northern Liberties, both co-producing and providing a searing harmonica solo on the opening track, The Beautiful Girl In the Beautiful Car. As a whole, McCloskey's follow up is a bold step forward as songwriter, performer and producer.

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TDQ

Which Way Did He Go?
Political and comedic---awesome beats and baselines---philosophy meets the common human---definitely buy---love to see a live performance!
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Miami Bumps Big D

Rocking the Gloc Non-Stop..... He did it again....
Northern Liberties is truly amazing... Dropping knowledge while making the people move...Pop the Bristal bottles....2007 is the year of the D.
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Tom Annese

Saaaaweeeet!!!
Don has really progressed on this album. I am just glad that I will be able to say I knew him before he got big and started dating movie stars. Word UP Big D!!!!!!!!!!
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Don McCloskey "Northern Liberties

AMAZING
This cd is great. his live show is amazing, and is a great follow up and companion to bombs over bristol. represent bucks county.
Rock On Don,
Straight Outta Newtown
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corey

AMAZING
i loved this cd through and through... don is at his best and needs to just run with what he's got!
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K. Mero

Who knew it could get better than the King Of Discount Ho's?
I don't know what I expected, but I am not disappointed. Bombs Over Bristol was excellent but I think Northern Liberties may actually be better. I didn't expect that to happen. I'm glad you were out of copies of Bombs Over Bristol, or I probably would have waited or not bought this at all.....Thank you.
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Big Fans of Big D

This Just In...This CD Rocks!
Gave the whole CD listen this weekend and absolutely loved all of it! Have been hearing This Just In on WMMR and can't wait to start hearing more of what this CD has to offer. Looking forward to the next chance to catch the live show!
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Almur in J-ville

Big-D hits it out of the park
This CD is for anyone who enjoy's creative and artistic talent. It combines many music styles and smart lyrics. It follows bombs over bristol very well. Buy it, hear it, love it!
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Chris Bosch

Take Your Pants Off
Don, this CD took me back...all the way back to the days of Algonquin jaundice.
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utah fake

focking sweet tunes
An excellent mixture of a vast array of styles. Poignant and precise, yet loose and cocky. Truly enjoyable.
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