AMPED

AMPED

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AMPED is a dynamic pop/punk band based out of St. Catharines, ON Canada. With their unique sound, killer tunes and an amazing, high-energy live show, AMPED is definitely on their way up to bigger and better things.

Biography

Sometimes the perfect elements for a band to achieve success and stardom are the most basic ones. Hard work, sacrifice, supportive friends and family, and a keen sense of humor will always get you through. Just ask the members of AMPED.

Hailing from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, the four members of AMPED have spent the past five years honing their craft in the punk/alternative music genre. Writing songs, practicing, gigging, working crappy day jobs (two of the members are factory workers, one a personal fitness trainer, and the other a leak detection consultant), and all the time focusing on their ultimate goal, international stardom.

Since 1999, AMPED have built up their credibility as one of Canada’s premiere emerging punk bands by staying true to their vision. They have opened for such acts as seminal punk godfathers Teenage Head, Reverend Horton Heat, Sum 41, and Blink 182. In 2003 they emerged from the Canadian Music Week conference as one of the Top 10 bands showcasing, and CTV National News featured them as one of Canada’s hottest independent bands. They also found time to record and release their independent release “Rude & Tattooed” which to date has sold over 5,000 copies. Not a bad year at all.

With all of this attention given to their hard work it was only a matter of time before the Rock and Roll gods smiled upon them to take them to the next level. They met up with the executives at Elm Rock Productions who were instantly blown away by their incredible songs and high energy performance. A 3-album deal was instantly struck and, one month later, AMPED found themselves on a plane to LA to go into the studio with record producer Scott Hackwith (Dig, Ramones, Iggy Pop).

“It was such a cool experience suddenly being in LA, staying at a Hostel down the street from the recording studio in West Hollywood and everyday getting to just record music. We suddenly realized that everything that we had done so far was finally starting to pay off” says lead singer Rob Turner.

AMPED and producer Scott Hackwith emerged from the studio with the band’s 2005 label debut “Just Another Day”. Jam-packed with high-energy, alternative punk anthems such as the first single “Broken”, the release is sure to establish AMPED as a major force to contend with, not only in their home country of Canada, but the US and the rest of the world.

Set for a June release in Canada and an early fall release in the US, AMPED have already begun what is sure to be a jam-packed year of hard work promoting the new release. Starting in April, AMPED will by touring the Eastern Seaboard of the US with The Dolly Rots, shooting their video for the single “Broken” and playing all over Canada.

Yes, AMPED have stayed true to their vision and kept the basic elements for success in life, and now they are poised to let the world get AMPED with them.

Lyrics

BROKEN

Written By: Rob Turner

Days came, chances grow
Turns to nothing, what do you bring
It’s the same tomorrow
Hope for something, its always nothing

CHORUS:

Take my hand, pull me through
Cause I am doubting you
Take a stand and walk on through

Fists up, guard down
Hope for something, always missing
I give up, take your turn
Always nothing, turns to something

CHORUS

So long to the days of the uncertain
Goodbye to those moments lost in time
Silver lining, is it there
I’m unsure, is this unfair
Broken promise, empty pockets
Put your money where your talk is

CHORUS

OUT ON THE CORNER

Written By: Rob Turner

Did you understand
Did you understand me
I’ve become two
And I’ve become immune

CHORUS:

Cause its me out on the corner
Wasting time and losing my fight
Its me out on the corner
Thinking about you

Seconds ticking by
My thoughts fall from the sky
And I am so confused
I am removed

CHORUS

LESS THAN ZERO

Written By: Rob Turner

Where was I, that first time
I blacked out again, let’s hit the rewind
Forgot about us, ignored my burning ears
And like a thief again, I stole away the years
Forever tainted, I shoulda waited
And now we’re paying just to amuse them
Attack the insides and made me reach so low
I can’t forget it so I’m shouting to the street below

CHORUS:

We’re local heros
Now we’re less than zero
Stay on our side
Gonna burn it up because you lied

Flex your money, are we nothing
Local somethings to make your ears ring
To lead the lost ones, they couldn’t follow
Success in numbers, which way would you know
Another adversary, I’m so ordinary
But when I look at you, god damn I look so cool
Attack the insides and made me reach so low
We’re never in it so I’m shouting to the street below

CHORUS

I remember those days gone by … punk rock girl … staring at me
With her bad tattoos and a bloody nose
Was at all the shows … now she never goes

SALVATION

Written By: Rob Turner

I see your face on covers
Of every magazine around
You wear the crown
Tabloids seem to love you
You can’t move or make a sound
And you are found

CHORUS:
They say you fell from heaven
Now you’re on the ground
They say you came from heaven
Now you’re underground

Face the facts that made you
Feel the pain that’s in your heart
And in your mind
Headshots and casting couches
Get the money, pay the price
Sacrifice

CHORUS

WANNABE

Written By: Rob Turner

16, out of control, pressure taking its toll
You’re weak with all that’s in your head
Someday you’re gonna wake up
The kids you follow, they lead your nightmare
But you don’t care, no, you don’t care

CHORUS:

Why did you stay, you couldn’t leave
It’s not like you a wannabe
Why did you stay, you had it all
And now you’re up against the wall

So what, they made you feel right
You let them inside of your mind
And now you’re sleeping in the street
One day you’re gonna wake up
The kids you follow, they lead your nightmare
But you don’t care, no, you don’t care

RYDER

Written By: Rob Turner

Simple concept, under-rated, makes me feel alright
He’s been mislead, he saw his life flash before his eyes
So misleading, unaccepted, had no nerve to say
Funny to me, its so easy they could take away

She feels so right, she feels so right

CHORUS:

She don’t want to fly, she don’t want to fly alone
And I wonder why, she is forced to walk alone
You should take it all in stride
Sit back and enjoy the ride

Don’t you wish that nothing matters, make it out ok
Complicated, I fuckin’ hate that, it’s an awful way
Had a notion it was over, for what I can’t say
Relative to, what he went through, its an awful way

She feels so right, she feels so right

CHORUS

Well its sad that it is over before it really got started
Don’t miss me, just remember me cause I …

I don’t want to fly, I don’t want to fly alone
And I wonder why, I am forced to walk alone
You should take it all in stride
Sit back and enjoy the ride

Discography

2001 - Rude & Tattooed