IDLEWILDE MUSIC

OWN OUR CD "BLACK SNAKE"

1.   Some Tomorrow 

2.   Down This Road Before

3.   Aftermath: Tomb of the Tull 

4.   Black Snake

5.   Midnight Train Blues

6.   Aftermath: Voodoo Priest

7.   Cadillac Woman

8.   Too Cold Blues

9.   Aftermath: Whales of Bangkok

10. Buttercups

11. Aftermath: Grin of the E.L.F.

12. Stickin' with the Band

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Some Tomorrow – Written in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the lyrics delve into the story of one poor soul who was down on his luck, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, yet finding redemption in the human spirit. This road trip is classic Southern Rock at the cross roads of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jon shows us that the “One Man Guitar Army” can still take on all comers!

Down this Road Before – Classic Blues in the Style of Muddy Waters, this is Idlewilde’s definitive take on the subject of Chicago Blues. Awesome Hammond solo by Denny, tasty Tele licks by Jon and a Smokin’ Hot harp solo by Phil put the Jalapeño sauce on these juicy Chicago ribs!

Aftermath Suite, Movement 1- “Tomb of theTull”: Our hero from “Some Tomorrow” returns home and mourns what has been lost, perhaps including his own soul. Or at least he thinks he does… maybe it was just the mushrooms. Denny’s Flute playing is both dramatic and mesmerizing, and sets up the musical trip back to the ‘60’s. Flashbacks encouraged!

Black Snake – A dark and sinister Western tale in the traditions of Louis L'Amour and Robert Hunter highlights the battle of man vs evil vs nature. Who will win? The last 10 seconds of the song finish the story. Hendrixy Voodoo guitar by Jon carries you through the trip.

Midnight Train Blues – Phil’s blues solo masterpiece takes you deep into Delta territory. Our intrepid bluesman accompanies his own vocals with Harp, acoustic finger picking and slide guitar on a 70 year old Dobro.

Aftermath Suite, Movement 2- “The Voodoo Priest”: Picking up where Movement 1 leaves off, the band heads into an intense instrumental journey, as our hero is running from someone, but he’s not sure why. Denny masterfully winds up the Hammond B-3 into a crescendo, followed by some Big Voodoo action by Jonny Ray Gould. You aren’t going to be able to get enough of this one….

Cadillac Woman – When you roll into a strange town, hot and dusty from miles of traveling, you might want to stop in at the local watering hole….just be careful what you ask for! Country Tele Twang, Smokin’ Slide Guitar, and tons of Outlaw Attitude is on tap.

Too Cold Blues – A hilarious and all too familiar tale that shows what happens when you mix too much beer with an angry spouse who has locked herself in the bathroom on a cold and snowy night. Classic hops drenched Blues riffs prevail.

Aftermath Suite, Movement 3- “Whales of Bangkok” : Couldn’t get enough of Movement 2? Well there’s more! Massive Marshall / Strat / Hedrixy soloing drives full throttle to the edge of the water on this instrumental. Our hero has escaped whoever was chasing him, and has found himself in the bilge of a Chinese Junk. How can you tell? Just listen! Denny, again, provides masterful work on this crazy percussive stringed thingy to create some incredible musical imagery.

Buttercups – A pretty little song about innocent, young love, thinking about that tender first kiss in a field of buttercups overlooking a lovely pond. Yeah, right…..bouncy infectious riff with Clapton Cream-era guitar tones. Peace out, dude!

Aftermath Suite, Movement 4- “Grin of the ELF”: Back from his “trip”, our hero emerges, much as he started: Cold, broke, hungry and pissed off at someone! “Who is the ELF, and why does he hate me?” Kudos to Denny once more on the Flute!

Stickin’ with the Band – Funky riffs, friendly natives, pistol fights, drug deals gone bad…yup, just another night on the road with Idlewilde! This self-indulgent Texas-Funk based riff fest is a dance floor favorite, and a surprise excursion into wailing Southern Rock celebrates the two-plus decades of one of Connecticut’s favorite bands. Any resemblance to persons living or dead contained in this material is entirely intentional! And YOU know who YOU are!

Copyright 2008: All music, words, performances, recordings and art are the property of Idlewilde. All Rights Reserved.

OWN OUR CD "Full Throttle"

1. Full Throttle

2. The Big Hurt

3. No F in Chocolate

4. Ward 8

5. Same Old Game

6. Fast Car, '69

7. Carpe Cranium

8. Still A Long Way To Go

9. Almost Gone

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The title track "Full Throttle" will be very familiar to long time fans of Idlewilde. The song evokes the band's spirit of living on the edge, working hard, playing harder. The music is hard edged Southern Rock with a Texas biker bar boogie that just won't stop.

"The Big Hurt" is a classic Chicago-style blues story of the pain of your woman leaving you. It features Phil Spillane's fiery harp lines with Jon Gould's take no prisoner's lead guitar playing.

"No 'F' in Chocolate" is a blues instrumental in the style of James Cotton. Sweet and tasty, you'll like it!

Ward '8' starts out with a neurotic and fiery guitar riff, and gets more out of control from there on! Join Phil on a journey to the center of his mind. Denny Hartzell's Hammond B3 rocks this one!

"Same Old Game" is another blues song, lamenting tortured love gone bad. Phil takes aim with his Stratocaster on this one, and it hits the mark.

Take a drive across the Golden Gate bridge in a '69 GTO with a blond beauty in the co-pilot's seat on a summer day, and you get the idea of "Fast Car, 69". The refrain is bouncy and addictive, infused with a surf tone and a tequila drenched attitude. You'll want to drive this one all night!

Written originally for a Halloween party (an "adult" party, we should add), "Carpe Cranium" delves into a seduction by creatures of the night. Denny (the Doctor of Death) rocks the Hammond again, and adds some Jazz Saxophone for good measure!

"Still a Long Way to Go" is a great driving song, with an edgy guitar driven vibe, and an off the hook guitar solo. Some hints of Grateful Dead in this one. Let 'er rip!

"Almost Gone" returns to the bands roots, with hints of the early Allman Brothers and Santana, and some great vocal harmonies from Dale and Ryan.

Copyright 2005: All music, words, performances, recordings and art are the property of Idlewilde. Music and words to tracks 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 by Phil Spillane, copyright 2005. All Rights Reserved.

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