900 Pound  Gorilla

900 Pound Gorilla

 West Hills, California, USA
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Rowdy, fun, punk metal guaranteed to fire up a crowd. Also visit us at http://www.900poundgorilla.com

Biography

Biography
The 900 Pound Gorilla story is one of 3 longtime friends having fun.
The band has been on the ballot for the 51st Grammies in the Rock Duo/ Group w/vocal category!
900 Pound Gorilla also received the award for Punk Rock Group of the Year at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.   They are currently mastering their second album and plan on hitting this years SXSW festival  playing shows and making friends.

In addition to this, they  garnered 2 nominations for the All Access Magazine Awards-Best New Group and Best Hard Rock Group. The Band continues to expand their diverse fan base through shows and through their extensive web presence including: www.900poundgorilla.com (40,000 hits plus a month), a myspace site cd baby, itunes, Number1 music, MusicNation, this month in music, earbuzz.com, sonicbids, Feature sounds, cafepress.com, and many, many other sites.
They have also been featured on 97.1 KLSX Radio, in No Cover magazine and on an accompanying cd. In June, they we�re featured on www.rockwired.com with an interview and show. They are also featured with a track on K.t. Recordz Guitars of Tomorrow, with a review in Express Jets Inflight Magazine, and feature on Indieguitarists.com. They are featured on two compilation cds from Mohawk Bomb Records and have songs on a Derder Nation
Paintball cd.

Their recording/rehearsal studio is now complete, with the addition of an analog 24 track machine, a 48 channel mixing board, extensive outboard equipment, and of course pro tools. The idea is to be able to record anytime and still get that fat, analog sound along with the editing of digital technology. The band has music on network and cable tv, published through ASCAP.
John is also an audio mixer for a major post production company and Donat has recorded major artists such as Incubus, and Alien Ant Farm. Jeff was the operations manager/lifeblood of Schecter Guitars for 6 plus years and a touring musician.

The members of 900 Pound Gorilla have known each other for basically well, forever.
John and Donat went to high school together in Fremont , California playing in various bands playing talent contests and all sorts of high school shows.
They played together in bands through college and around California , such as Mad Beat Vison, and eventually started playing shows with Jeff's band at the time, Dead Lazlos Place (New Red Archives). John later joined Dead Lazlos Place for a year before things came full circle--jeff , john , and donat forming 900 Pound Gorilla.

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Contact: John (818) 298-3633,  jbaker@900poundgorilla.com


Lyrics

Monday promises

Written By: 900 pound gorilla

I’VE BEEN LATELY THINKING, BEEN DOING TOO MUCH DRINKING (2X)
EVENINGS ARE WHEN I’M WEAKEST, I HAD A BEER FOR BREAKFAST (2X)
AND YOUR PISSED OFF AGAIN

CHORUS:
MONDAY PROMISES, TO BE A BETTER DAY
MONDAY PROMISES, BUT THINGS DON’T ALWAYS WORK OUT THAT WAY
WELL I SPENT THE WEEKEND FIGHTING YOU, CAN’T CHANGE NO MATTER WHAT I DO,
CAN WE MAKE IT THROUGH THE WEEK ON MONDAY PROMISES?

I’M NOT EVEN JOKING, BEEN DOING TOO MUCH SMOKING (2X)
I’M NOT EVEN LISTENING, CAUSE ALL I HEAR IS BITCHING (2X)
AND I’M PISSED OFF AGAIN

REPEAT CHORUS

I’M SORRY FOR THESE EMPTY WORDS, APOLOGIES ARE FOR THE BIRDS, I’M SORRY THAT I’M SORRY ALL THE TIME!

AND I KNOW WHY YOU’RE PISSED

REPEAT CHORUS

Big Fat Limo

Written By: 900 pound gorilla


BIG FAT LIMO

I’M PIMPING IN A BIG FAT LIMO, I’M ZONING OUT ON JUICE AND SOME ENDO,
I’M POPPING UP ON MTV, YO!
THEN HEADBANGERS BALL WITH THE FREAK SHOW
I GOTTA PAY SUM 82 BACK,
FOR KICKING OVER A VAN HALEN HALF STACK
I’M EATING CHEESE BACKSTAGE WITH MOTLEY CRUE
THEN I GOTTA CAMEO ON SCOOBY DOO

FOR SEX, AND DRUGS, AND ROCK, AND ROLL

GOOD EVENING THERAPY, ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME?
ACTING LIKE AN ASSHOLE ALL DAY LONG, TILL YOU GET TO SING THESE SONGS

I GOT A DUET WITH JESSICA, THEN AN ENCORE WITH METALLICA, THEN IT’S BACK TO THE STUDIO WITH QUINCY JONES, THEN WRITE SOME MORE TUNES FOR THE ROLLING STONES
AND WHEN MY CAREER GOES UNDERGROUND, I’LL END UP ON VH1’S LOST AND FOUND
OR END UP DEAD IN A HOTEL ROOM
WITH A DEVIL’S FORK AND SILVER SPOON –FOR

SEX , AND DRUGS, AND ROCK, AND ROLL

GOOD EVENING THERAPY, ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME?
ACTING LIKE AN ASSHOLE ALL DAY LONG, TILL YOU GET TO SING THESE SONGS
GOOD EVENING THERAPY, ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WANTED TO BE?
ACTING LIKE A JERK TO YOUR WORK AND FRIENDS
DELUSIONS NEVER END.

Jack La Lanne

Written By: 900 Pound Gorilla


GO ON AND THINK WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEVE
IT'S ALL THE SAME TO ME
ANY IDEA THAT YOU WANT TO CONCIEVE
TO JUSTIFY YOUR DEGREE

CHORUS:
I GO ON LIVING, BUT I NEED TO BURN
BUT IT'S THE SAME OLD SHIT,
ALL DAY IN, DAY OUT
I KNOW WHAT I'M MISSING
BUT I NEED TO LEARN MY LESSON
HOW TO BEAT DEPRESSION

I SEEK PLEASURE IN EVERYTHING
IT ONLY LASTS FOR AWHILE
I NEED TO FIND SOMETHING THAT GIVES
THAT DOESN'T CRAMP MY STYLE

REPEAT CHORUS

Hyperactive

Written By: 900 Pound Gorilla

THE THINGS WE DO, WE CAN'T TAKE BACK,
MY WIFE GAVE BIRTH WHILE SMOKING CRACK
AND FOR THE BLESSED EVENT, I WAS HIGH AS THE RENT
I WAS ONLY SMOKING WEED, SURPRISED I COULD COME UP WITH SEED TO BRING THIS BOY UP TO THIS WORLD, AND WHY

CHORUS:
HYPERACTIVE, THEY SAY MY BOY IS WILD
HYPERACTIVE, HE RUNS INTO WALLS , THIS CHILD
IS HE DESTINED FOR RITALIN, CAUSE NOW IT'S SPEED THEY'RE GIVING HIM, TO MAKE HIM SLOW DOWN TO WALK AWHILE

I DON'T SEE THEM ANYMORE, THEY SAY MY SON STEALS FROM THE STORE, TO GIVE HIM AND HIS SISTER CLOTHES AND FOOD.
THE GROCER TURNS THE OTHER CHEEK, HE KNOWS HIS MOM AND DAD ARE WEAK, AND THE BITCH SAYS I'M A DEADBEAT SO SHE SUED.

REPEAT CHORUS

TWO MORE KIDS SURVIVE DIVORCE, AND THE MOTHER'S GOT A BRAND NEW PORSCHE, HER SECOND EX AND I SUPPLY THE GAS.
THEY SAY MY BOY IS DOING WELL, BUT I KNOW HIS LIFE'S A LIVING HELL, AND I MISS HIM AND LIFE GOES BUY SO FAST

REPEAT CHORUS

Roller Derby Girl

Written By: 900 Pound Gorilla

ROLLER DERBY GIRL

ROLLER DERBY GIRL
BURNIN UP THE FLAT TRACK
DON’T TAKE NO SMACK
MAKE SURE SHE GETS EM BACK
ROLLER DERBY GIRL
SURE AS HELL HAVING FUN
PACK IS GONNA GET IT DONE
JAMMER FIRING LIKE A GUN

SHE SKATED HER WAY INTO MY
HEART
HER ATTITUDE WAS WHAT I WAS
LOOKING FOR
MEAN AS HELL, BUT LOOKING PRETTY
TOGETHER WE COULD RULE THIS CITY

ROLL BABY, ROLL
SLINGSHOT INTO MY SOUL

REPEAT CHORUS

THOUGHT I KNEW ABOUT DIRTY GIRLS
SOME USE MORE THAN DIRTY WORDS
SOME GIRLS GOT DIRTY TRICKS
THOSE GIRLS ARE MY FAVORITE CHICKS

MORE BABY, MORE
TIME HAS COME TO SCORE!

REPEAT CHORUS

Discography


900 POUND GORILLA self titled debut, released Oct. 30th, 2006
Mohawk Bomb Records No Lip Vol 1. compilation-Gutterball
No Cover Magazine Groupies Suck Compilation

Set List

Here's a set list:
Gutterball
Shoot the Moon
Jack La Lanne
Monday promises
Pop Song
Good evening therapy
Hyperactive
F'd up in the head
Open letter to prospective serial killers
CsharpD,E
AArrrrgh!
Ghostriders in the sky
and more from our second
Happy birthday
Living the high life
Road Rage
Helen Brimstone,
Batshit Crazy
and many more!