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Songs in Standard Tuning

by The Wide-Eyed Electric Rock and Roll Machine

The WERRM is a throwback band, recalling the early/mid-70s, when melody was more important than image and susbstance won over style; Songs in Standard Tuning is a loose concept album.a love letter to the bygone era of 70s AM rock.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. Rock 3 Times
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2. Swingin' Bridge
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3. Gold Watch
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4. Six Feet
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5. Stripped Away Your Heart
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6. Get It Right
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7. Skunk Hollow '77
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8. Tryst in the Wind
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9. Nebraska Hurricane
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10. The Ghost Van From Memphis
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11. Unclean
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12. Thank God for the Philco
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Album Notes
In the summer of 1976, small circles of friends and musicians began joining forces in epic garage jams and basement concerts across the American Midwest. From the oppressive heat of the summer months through the icy chill of winter, the fellows honed their craft and forged friendships stronger than tensil steel, and music burst forth. By the spring of '77, the the group's destiny was realized at its first paying gig at Jimmy Lefevre's 21st birthday party, and a monster was unleashed upon the masses. The Wide-Eyed Electric Rock and Roll Machine was born.
For the next two and a half years, the group suffered the indiginities of the artist's life on the road, paying its dues in every dive from Detroit to Denver, Troy to Tulsa. It was during this time that the recording sessions for the magnum opus 'Songs in Standard Tuning' began. But greatness cannot go unnoticed for long. As the album neared completion, the band played the closing slot at a major outdoor music and arts festival in Clarkston, Michigan during the sweltering August of 1979. The performance has since become the stuff of legend.
No one could have predicted what would follow.
While en route to a New Year's Eve show in Rockford, Illinois, the band's tour van disappeared from the interstate...without a trace. All members, instruments, and reel to reel tapes of the album seemed lost forever. No one would discover their fate, nor learn of their whereabouts... ...until now....
...the band has reappeared, seemingly out of mid-air. The tour van, a 1977 Tradesman, is completely intact. The session tapes are as fresh as they day they were members Merle Wingate III, Wayne 'Rock Spectacle' Stookey, George J. 'Strange' Engeng, KC Dugan, BLAINE, Lenora Jackson, Sheldon Van Nuttingham, and Joo-Joo Bee all insist that it is still 1979...and they appear to have not aged a single day since their disappearance. How is this possible? Stick with us, and find out.
Join The Wide-Eyed Electric Rock and Roll Machine on a journey across space...through time...and break the barrier of the 4th dimension: that of PURE ROCK! It's time to enter the WERRMhole.....

(The WERRM is in no way connected with Port Charlotte, Florida's Matthew Baker, Scott Rollins Jr, and Jeremy Troyer. Wayne Stookey himself has filed a restraining order against the trio of self-labeled 'musical super-geniuses,' and has threatened to "kick their sorry a*#^@ if they come near" his tour van again.)




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These guys put the 'n back in rock 'n roll
I don't remember the '70s, largely as a consequence of not having been yet born for most of the decade. But I do know some '70s music, thanks to the magic of classic rock radio. These guys (and a girl) would have fit right in. Despite their apparent group identity crisis, or perhaps because of it, The WIde-Eyed Electric Rock 'n Roll Machine appeal strongly to the long-haired, half-drunk, half-stoned, big-Chevy-van-drivin', greasy-skinned hell-raiser that is a small part of everyone who loves to rock. This is one to play in the car, as loud as it'll go, with all the windows open, or preferably with the top down. On a Saturday night. At 1 a.m. Screaming "Rock 'n roll!" at the top of your lungs at the punk teenager next to you at the red light. And if you get arrested for disturbing the peace, you can recall the immortal words of Wayne Stookey as you rest in the back of the cop's cruiser: "And I know it's just the world's fault."