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Home in the Suburbs

Home in the Suburbs (from our debut record “Make the Noise”) was the first song we wrote as a group.  It’s about my parent’s dream of the suburbs & how it would solve all our problems (it didn’t). 

🎶 I drink every night just to deaden the pain.  My boss and my job they’re driving me insane. It’s a pain in the ass, I quit my job every week.  But they’re so hard to find, they’re even harder to keep🎶

The music came together pretty quickly. I had the main riff floating around in my head for a while.  Guitars were done through a cranked up Fender Deluxe 

  
The solo was done by basically linking all my distortion pedals are cranking them up till it sounded right.  We were really happy with how the song turned out, and it reflected how we sounded at the time.  

  
You can get “Home in the Suburbs” (and lots more music) here: 

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Band camp

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Roxanne cover on Let’s Pretend 

@KingOfWeird: @rubberclowncar hey bro! just got your tracks- your cover of ROXANNE is AWESOME! probably my favorite RCC track yet!

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

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Spotify
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CD Baby

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Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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Sparks Fly

When we do cover songs we generally try to do something different with them.  The three of us love the Taylor Swift song “Sparks Fly”.  We started working on it and got bogged down.  It sounded too much like the original.  As we worked on other songs Tony & Fred began a reggae/dub groove.  This took our version of the song to a totally new place.  Tony later added some dub-style effects to the mix which made it special.  One of the guitars is basically a scratching sound with no specific notes.  
Taylor, if you wanna use this version some time, be our guest.  

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

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Spotify
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
CD Baby

Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar
Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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So This is How it Ends

This track was written (lyrics & music) by Tony.  Both he & Fred play guitar so that always helps get song ideas across ( Tony’s primary roles in RCC are bass & keyboards).  This song deals with a regretful breakup (true story here Tony?).  

We made friends with a great guitar player from California named Jimmy Packes (@axxepackes on Twitter).  When we were in the early stages of writing this record we asked him if he would play on one of the tracks and he was generous enough to do so. We do love working with creative people in any medium.  After Tony had written this particular song e suggested it might be perfect for Jimmy to play on.  And (as he so often is) Tony was right.  Jimmy’s playing took the song to another level.  Really liked how it turned out and we’ll see if he’ll do it again sometime. Thanks Jimmy!

That wraps up this record.  We’ll be telling you the stories behind the rest of our records as we go along. Stay tuned .  

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

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Spotify
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
CD Baby

Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar
Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar

  

Laser Tattoo Removal

This is a track we originally did as a full band (drums-bass-guitar).  We liked the song so much we wanted to try it stripped down acoustically.  Tony & Fred provided some of the “Tat-Tat-Tat” vocals on the coda.  The song is about a guy who’s got a girlfriend that’s got interests he’s just now learning about.  Hey, gotta keep em on their toes, right?  

Our fans tend to like our acoustic stuff so we’ll always have that in our style. 

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
Spotify
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
CD Baby

Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar
Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar

Destiny’s Calling

I had the basic riff for this song for a long time.  Some of these songs kinda stay in the incubator for a while before they’re ready to hatch.  This song is written from the persective of a guy seeing his ex with a new man, and watching the new guy make the same mistakes. 🎶Do you give her credit for feelings she never had?🎶 pretty much tells you this guy is in over his head. 

It’s a simple drums-bass-guitar backing, with some keyboards in the middle 8. And of course backing vocals by the incredible Inflatable Girls.   

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
Spotify
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
CD Baby

Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar
Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar

 
Get it (and ANY of our tracks) here: ITunes – http://iTunes.apple.com/U.S./artist/rubber-clown-car/id189358038

http://apple.co/1khE8Pz

Spotify

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CD Baby

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Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car

Vampire Polo Hat

Despite the slightly strange title (I’ve got notebooks full of em) this track is about a serious subject.  It’s about a woman trying to find the courage to get out of an abusive relationship.  She shows a brave face to everyone else, but she still struggles to break free (🎶Moon pulls tide🎶).  This one kinda wrote itself. I was sitting quietly and just grabbed a notepad (and mechanical pencil of course) and wrote the lyrics.  The song came together quickly & Tony added a few synth bits later.  It’s been described as “haunting beautiful” & is one of my favorite tracks on “Let’s Pretend”  

Links to purchase our music
ITunes

http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
Spotify
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
CD Baby

Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar
Band camp

Http://rubberclowncar.bandcamp.com/album/rubber-clown-car
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http://apple.co/1khE8Pz
http://spoti.fi/1MhUn5S
Http:://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/RubberClownCar