The Dirty Clergy

The Dirty Clergy

 
Winfield, Alabama, USA
BandRock

The Dirty Clergy's catchy choruses, smooth harmonies, and pop hooks recall the youthful exuberance of the 50s and early 60s, when rock 'n' roll was synonymous with rebellion, while the punkish, grungy rhythm guitar, active drumming, and impassioned singing provide an urgent, hard edge.

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Biography

The Dirty Clergy is an American rock & roll band. Formed in Winfield, AL in 2010, the band consists of Brian Manasco and Brad White.

In November, 2011 The Dirty Clergy released the LP, Revival on their self-published label Happy Daze Records. It featured the politically charged, Wall Street, the downbeat acoustic tune I, and the alternative bad girl tune, Cocaine, Nevada.

The Dirty Clergy wasted no time returning to the studio to record the EP, Shake, in February of 2012. The new had yet to wear off of Revival when they dropped Shake and the band rode a huge wave of success in 2012. They toured from coast to coast and got reviews from blogs and magazines both internationally and abroad. A new gear in the rock and roll transmission, proclaimed The Dayton City Paper. Drawing comparisons from bands such as Alice Cooper, T. Rex to Muse and even Cream. The inspiration for music and the roots of the band certainly lie in the heart of when rock and roll was at the forefront of music.

The Dirty Clergy's catchy choruses, smooth harmonies, and pop hooks recall the youthful exuberance of the 50s and early 60s, when rock 'n' roll was synonymous with rebellion, while the punkish, grungy rhythm guitar, active drumming, and impassioned singing provide an urgent, hard edge.

Keep your eyes and ears open, rock and roll isn't dead yet.

Lyrics

Wall Street

Written By: B.Manasco

I'm coming out of the south
with the jerks calling foul
'cause I like to truth
and run my mouth about
the government tellin' lies again
I'll call you out just because I can

You know it's so hard to see
what you're supposed to believe
'cause it's hidden in the media, tv
they are telling you this and that
well come on D.C. just give us the facts

Tell me now, or we're about to have it out
right here in the center of Wall Street

It's getting so hard to breathe
look what you're doing to me
with my acts to take back liberty
yeah, you claim worldwide we are free
yeah we are free to shut down wall street

We know you sold us out
and what it's all about
so don't give me falsified bullcrap
the people are rising up again
you better run just as fast as you can

Whatever happened to you
whatever happened to me
there's no longer a middle or in between
it's just the rich getting richer
the poor waits in line
power to the people, it's about time

Tell me now, or we're about to have it out
right here in the center of Wall Street

Shake, Shake

Written By: Brian Manasco

I'm out here all alone now
just standing out in the cold
I told you I'd always love you
What more can I say?

Shake shake I'm missing you everyday
Shake shake I say hey hey hey
Shake shake I guess I'm gonna be okay
Shake shake baby

I'm out here with nothing
I gave it all back to you
Nothing left to remind me
Of everything we used to be

Shake shake I'm missing you everyday
Shake shake I say hey hey hey
Shake shake I guess I'm gonna be okay
Shake shake baby

Discography

Truth Wars *demo* (2010)
Revival (2011)
Shake EP (2012)
Live from Oakland, CA (2012)
Shake, Shake/Ice Queen ft. Johnny Newcomb (Single, 2015)
Untitled LP (2015)

Set List

45min to 1hr setlist usually.