Riveter

Riveter

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Riveter, Western Colorado's all-girl-fronted rock band, has been tearing up the music scene with their high-energy, hard-hitting brand of rock 'n' roll since 2004. They play a seamless blend of kickin' covers and driving originals. Riveter may be a bunch of girls, but they're no novelty act.

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Biography

People come to see Riveter because they're girls - they stay because they rock. Again and again after shows, they hear music fans exclaim their surprise that Riveter is one hard-hitting rock band.

"Riveter played SXSW? I'm not surprised. You guys kick ass," said one breathless and sweaty Riveter fan.

"If Riveter isn't playing again next year, then we're not coming back," stated one mustachioed bike-club member to the organizer of Fruita Fat Tire Festival at the 2007 festival.

Their fans love 'em. To date they have one dog and one person named after their kitschy original song, “Ham Pants.”

In April 2009, Riveter had the distinct pleasure of opening for Bret Michaels and the Bret Michaels Band on their Rock of Love Bus Tour - an experience they won't soon forget.

In 2007 Riveter played SXSW and earned an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock guitars. In March 2008, the girls headed back to Austin again for a featured spot in the Invasion of the GoGirls showcase during SXSW.

Originally formed in 2004, Riveter has matured into one of the few true rock 'n' roll bands on the Western Slope in Colorado.

A Riveter show promises to be high-energy and chock-full o' fun. They like to say, "You never know what is going to happen at a Riveter show!"

They play a seamless blend of originals and "Riveterized" covers that range from the Runaways to Johnny Cash. Each band member brings something to the table when writing songs, making it a truly collaborative process.

Riveter has played all over the Western Slope: Spotlight Lounge, Mesa Theater, Quincy Bar, etc. in Grand Junction; the Turn of the Century in Montrose; Larimer Lounge, the Toad Tavern and Cricket on the Hill in Denver and even played Kimo's and Lennon Studios in San Francisco. Riveter also hit the Austin music scene playing the Invasion of the GoGirls - SXSW showcase two years in a row.

You can be sure that Riveter is no novelty act, but a trio of powerful women who know how to rock.

Lyrics

Whatever

Written By: Riveter (with a nod to Alexander Pope)

Take a page from the book of fate
where destiny’s your current state
If you’re behind the earth won’t slow
so grab on tight, here we go
Trying to get satisfaction
while we’re all just losing traction
Alexander had it right
whatever is, is right

Whatever
Whatever is
Is right

The sand’s too hot, the mountains cold
We want to live but not grow old
While planets circle other suns
we insist that were the only ones
One set of rules by break of day
by moonlight turn the other way
Alexander had it right
whatever is, is right

Chorus

Unsaid

Written By: Riveter

Echoes in my head
So sincere our future read
All those things you had to say
I wish you’d left unsaid

(verse 1)
You slice a little of us
to hold up to the light
Check for cracks
see if things look right
You want science
where science doesn’t need to be
You want proof
but you keep getting me

(chorus)
I don’t need to know your heart
the end, middle and the start
If you want a love that won’t break
Well that’s easy enough for me to fake

(verse 2)
Chip away
and you’ll get to the core
But you might not find
what you were looking for
Aren’t things good, Baby,
just the way they are
What’s your hurry
to rip open a new scar

(chorus)

Wrong Dream

Written By: Riveter

Invisible girl
in an alternate world
gives an accidental blow job
to a guy who could not care less
Things are just as they seem
They're just in the wrong dream

Things are always as they seem
We're just in the wrong dream

Helium guy
hiding in the sky
longs to feel the ground beneath his feet
but gravity won't commit
Things are just as they seem
He's just in the wrong dream

Things are always as they seem
We're just in the wrong dream

Aluminum nurse
needle in her purse
gives a band-aid to an amputee
then shoots up all the pain
Things are just as they seem
She's just in the wrong dream

Things are always as they seem
We're just in the wrong dream

Awake all night

Written By: Riveter

I've got an offer baby
It's all for you
I've got a million reasons why

I've got a secret baby, yeah
I've got a few
And I've got a pocket full of lies

Give me a line, a hit, a shot
I'm gonna give it all I got
See what I can take

Wanna see a line out the door
Wanna hear you beggin‚ for some more
I'm gonna bend until I break

(chorus)
There will never be a next time
So we‚re gonna have a good time
We're gonna stay awake all night
There will never be a next time
So let's have a good time
We're gonna stay awake

(verse 2)
You've got a dark side baby
I've got one too
This is gonna work out I can tell

Meet me at midnight baby
At the Hot Shot motel room
We're like a match made in hell

We'll hit the scene, you're lookin hot
I'm gonna give you all I got
See what I can take

Wanna see a line out the door
Wanna hear you beg me for some more
I'm gonna bend until I break

(chorus)
There will never be a next time
So we're gonna have a good time
We're gonna stay awake all night
There will never be a next time
So lets have a good time
We're gonna stay awake

Spot the Bunny (the Eddie Spaghetti song)

Written By: Riveter

Loaded up and ready to go
Truckers get out of our way
Riveter is hitting the road
Girls got something to say

(chorus)
Truck stop food don’t fill us up
We’re hungry for a big ole plate of
Eddie Spaghetti
Eddie Spaghetti

Coyote dodges across our path
There’s no time to play
Once you start, no turning back
Night turns into day

(chorus)
Truck stop food don’t fill us up
We’re hungry for a big ole plate of
Eddie Spaghetti
Eddie Spaghetti

No pulling through the drive thru lane
(No Big Macs)
No bellying up to the roadside buffet
(No prime rib)

(chorus)
Truck stop food don’t fill us up
We’re hungry for a big ole plate of
Eddie Spaghetti
Eddie Spaghetti

Discography

5th Anniversary 5-song EP, May 2009 featuring "Fast Track"
"Snatch" October 2008, 5-song EP
"Creepy Girl" November 2007, 4-song EP
"Awake all night" March 2007, 4-song EP
"Whatever" July 2005, 10-song CD

Set List

Typically for club shows we play three 45-minute sets with equal amounts of covers and originals. For single-set shows, we do mostly originals with just a cover or two.
Here is a list of our covers and originals:

Cover songs:
Anything, anything – Dramarama
Ball & Chain – Social Distortion
Cherry Bomb – the Runaways
Circle Sky – the Monkees
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oaisis
Crystal clear – Darling Buds
Dead Leaves – White Stripes
Don’t think twice – Bob Dylan
Down on the farm – U.K. Subs
Heart of gold – Neil Young
Hell on Wheels – Betty Blowtorch
Kill Me Please – Adam Sandler
I wanna be sedated – The Ramones
No Integrity – Betty Blowtorch
Oh Yeah – The Cliks
Peace in the valley – Alabama 3
PFU – the Supersuckers
Ring of fire – Johnny Cash
Rip her to shreds – Blondie
Santa Monica – Everclear
Something in my drink - Ramones
Talk dirty to me – Poison
This may hurt – Dressy Bessy
Worn me down – Rachael Yamagata
You shook me –AC/DC
You’re Ugly – Butt Trumpet

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