A.L.X.

A.L.X.

 New York City, New York, USA
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Atmospheric, edgy, sensuous rock & roll--A.L.X. combines rock-and-roll swagger with densely layered guitars, powerful hooks and sonic intensity. Bowie meets U2 meets Billy Idol.

Biography

A.L. X.'s music combines raw rock intensity with a broad sonic palette developed through experimentation and collaboration with a broad range of accomplished musicians and producers. Among his past collaborators are Bon Jovi producer Luke Ebbin, Cameron Greider (Chris Cornell), Jeff Allen (Duncan Sheik), Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller, Nils Lofgren, Ric Ocasek) and electonica stars Peter Kruder (Kruder and Dorfmeister) and Rodney Hunter. As a follow-up to 2007's acclaimed full-length album "No Eyes for the Future", A.L.X. and his band are currently releasing new cuts from their upcoming record that has an anticipated release date of December 2009.

The band, anchored by legendary drummer Thommy Price (Billy Idol, Joan Jett), provides a high-powered rock show that will light up both smaller clubs and large venues.

Lyrics

Rise Up

Written By: A.L.X.

Now I know how liberation comes
I can wait for years but I can’t believe
How fathers fight their sons
The sign of the cross
Makes dying by the sword
So much sweeter so you fill your heart
With love of making war

Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
The people don’t want to settle down
Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
The people don’t want to settle down

The strong stay strong but can’t choose right for wrong
You can plead, you can plead, you can plead, they’ve been
Indifferent all along
The ground bleeding red
Only freedom for the dead
You will fight, you will fight, you will fight until
The thirst for blood’s been fed

Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
The people don’t want to settle down
Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
The people don’t want to settle down
Rise up, Rise up
Is this sorrow that you see?
Is it all that you believe?
Rise up, Rise up
When you give your love to me
Don’t give up on living free

Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
The people don’t want to settle down
Rise up, Rise up
Get your feet up off the ground
You won’t keep the people down
Rise up, Rise up
Is it sorrow that you see?
Is it all that you believe?
Rise up, Rise up
When you give your love to me
Don’t give up on living free
Get your feet up off the ground
You won’t keep the people down
Rise up, Rise up
When you give your love to me
Don’t give up on livin’

Heatwave

Written By: A.L.X.


I’ve become a stranger kicking in my door
Losing all connections cuts me to my core
I am not a maniac, call me amnesiac
Couldn’t find the records what happened in the war

Ravaged by the hunger, thinking that I’ll starve
(waiting and waiting and waiting)
I don’t see no answer written in the stars
(waiting and waiting and waiting)

Drivin’ in a heat wave blazin’
Desert night
Restless, risking of my life

Helpless | can’t get | back to | who I was

I don’t have a choice

Crying out to anyone
Cannot hear my voice

Something always crashes when we go to war
(waiting and waiting and waiting)
Scattering the ashes
Fallen on the floor
(waiting and waiting and waiting)

Drivin’ in a heat wave blazin’ through a desert night
Restless, risking of my life
Helpless | can’t get | back to | who I was

In the fire of a heat wave, babe I think I’m goin’ blind
Rags to riches, not this time
Sell me back that moment, don’t think God will mind

Oooh baby …….

Show me all your money, tell me that I’m poor
(waiting and waiting and waiting)
Vote me off the island to another shore
(waiting and waiting and waiting)

I be drivin’ in a heat wave baby

Hipster

Written By: A.L.X.


In a black fedora
Pink Floyd t-shirt, Converse sneakers
By the light of the doorway
Nobody dares to touch him
A true romantic
Can’t find the time
Can’t keep a day job
Mama doesn’t mind cuz her husband hates her
The gravy train has left the station ladies

But it’s Sunday night
Make some room for the hipster, baby
Monday light
Make some room for the hipster, mama

Central casting
Down at the end of Freeman’s Alley
Music blasting
Drugs are so expensive

He leaves so fast when it’s time to pay the tab

It’s Sunday night
Make some room for the hipster, baby
Monday light
Make some room for the hipster, mama
Sunday night
Make some room for the hipster, baby
But it’s Sunday night
Make some room for the hipster, baby
Monday night
Make some room for the hipster, mama
Sunday night
I’ve got it on my wishlist

Ad lib—talking to doorman
“Hey man, I’m on Britney’s (Lindsay’s, Paris’) list”

Firefly

Written By: A.L.X.


Firefly, your dream’s gone by
It’s been so long
Since you’ve been gone
I can’t describe
What’s unreal in my mind
It’s been so long
It’s been so long

Don’t you fall apart
It’s all right
F (open bar)
It’s all right
Where did you go, firefly?

I thought I would drown
I heard bells ringing out
Is it a message?
You got something to show me?
‘Cause my head’s spun round
But I’m playing it down
It’s been so long
It’s been so long

But don’t you fall apart
It’s all right
It’s all right
Where did you go, firefly?
Don’t you break my heart
I’ll sing all night, I’ll ring all night
To have you, have you

(Solo)

Don’t you fall apart
It’s all right
It’s all right
Where did you go, firefly?
And don’t you break my heart
I’ll sing all night, I’ll ring all night
To have you, have you firefly

Firefly, you shone so bright
I had to let you go, had to let you go

Discography

A.L.X.--Deceiver (LP)
A.L.X.--No Eyes for the Future (LP)

Set List

Set List is typically 8-10 songs, with the performance lasting 45 minutes to 1 hour. The current set list is: Holdin' Back, Rise Up, Landslide, Firefly, Sweet, Beautiful Day, Wishbone, Li'l Fool, Willie B, L.A. Woman (cover).