Basic Rock Outfit

Basic Rock Outfit

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Basic Rock Outfit started from the vision Jeremy Thomas had of Elvis's jumpsuit laying on a messy hotel bed. A Basic Rock Outfit is glamorous, tough and could back up the talk and swagger with great tunes and a tremendous live show.

Biography

Basic Rock Outfit started from the vision Jeremy Thomas had of Elvis's jumpsuit laying on a messy hotel bed. A Basic Rock Outfit is glamorous, tough and could back up the talk and swagger. Well, life is not always formed by silly visions and, the fact of the matter is Basic Rock Outfit is just 4 guys’ that have put their whole heart, life, and soul into the music they create and play. They love to play music every night of their life and, do so with their heavy schedule of 6 shows a week. The band stays continuously busy playing festivals, state fairs, bike fests, concert events, charity events, as well as, club dates throughout Florida. In February of 2007, Basic Rock Outfit finished their Debut CD on Tightnotes Inc. Records. The CD entitled Thank You for the Pain is a collection of rock songs that go beyond the surface of just hooks and guitar riffs. These songs have real meaning and passion behind them and set this release apart from any other recording coming out this year. Yes, they are basic rock songs with formulas, tricks, hooks and giggles but, ultimately they tell a story. The story they tell is a story of love, passion, loss, and re-building. It is a journey through life that we all take as we walk the road of our mortal lives. It is great CDs like Thank You for the Pain that really can make life a little sweeter!!!

Thank You for the Pain was produced by Sylvia Massy-Shivy (Tool, Dishwalla, and Johnny Cash) and Jim Wood (Dishwalla) at Radiostar Studios in Weed, California. At the start of the project the words from Massy-Shivy were, "Let's go for something retro and really classic,” and that's what Basic Rock Outfit got out of their debut CD, Thank You for the Pain. The sound and brilliance created in the CD was accomplished using all vintage equipment and the engineering hands of, Jim Wood, the co-founder of the rock band, Dishwalla. Wood played keyboards on a large part of the CD and, accompanied with a string arrangement on the fourth track of the CD, Alabama, as well. "Every song has a life of its own," says Jeremy Thomas, the main songwriter in the band. “I had many co-writers on this CD. It makes it really special to give so many different people in my life credit for helping make this project a reality. That goes for everyone - from management, to our fans, to all the people that worked on the production!"

Basic Rock Outfit’s live performances are filled with driving guitars, huge hooks, addictive music and, real songs about life that will slap you in the face with reality. The soaring vocals from Jeremy Thomas have already proven him to be one of today’s most powerful rock voices, as mentioned many times in editorial show and recorded critical reviews. Basic Rock Outfit’s multi-platinum producer, Sylvia Massy-Shivy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool) stated while in the production process for the debut CD, “Jeremy Thomas’ voice is the best I have recorded at my studio.”

A full on marketing campaign, beginning in May '07 with the release of the Thank You for the Pain CD, means that the sky is the limit for a rock band of this caliber. A coast to coast concert tour is scheduled in all major markets and, in-studio radio promotions will include live, unplugged performances. Touring for the CD will begin in July '07 and, the rest will be rock and roll history in the making!! Go to the bands MySpace page at Basic Rock Outfit MySpace and join the group at Basic Rock Outfit MySpace Group and make sure and support these guys as they hit your town!!!

Lyrics

Alabama

Written By: Jeremy Thomas and Joseph Thomas

Alabama
By: Joseph Thomas and Jeremy Thomas

Oh I see you standing there and your still complaining
and it’s still raining everywhere
And all I’ve got are bits and pieces
of memories of you and me

and Alabama’s standing in the pouring rain
She left me with just one sad word
Goodbye, Goodbye

She ain’t no angel, she’s no friend of mine
She ain’t no angel , but I think about her all the time

Oh now you see me standing here and your still complaining
And it’s still raining everywhere
And the sky is crashing on my parade
And there is so much there is so much
That I really need to say

And Alabama’s standing right in front of my face
Even though she seems a million miles away
You know I can’t move on until I hear her say
Goodbye, Goodbye

She ain’t no angel, she ain’t no friend of mine
She ain’t no angel , but I dream about her all the time
All the time………..

And Alabama’s crying as I drive away
She’s getting further in my rearview everyday
You know I would have drove a million miles to say
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Oh I see you standing there, your still complaining
And it’s still raining everywhere.

Nobody's Listening

Written By: Jeremy Thomas & Jordan Mohilowski

“Nobody’s Listening”
Music by: Jordan Mohilowski
Lyrics and melody by: Jeremy Thomas

So you think that It’s a game
The way you treat me now
It’s just like you never cared
And your trying to bring me down

But I think….If I try
If I start to scream and shout
Least I know…that I tried
To get it out!

Chorus
and you won’t hear me complain when NOBODY’S LISTENING
Yeah no one can hear my pain cause NOBODY’S LISTENING
Do I have to scream it again yeah...yeah…

So I wonder what I should do…
But what should I say
When it’s just so obvious
Noboby’s listening anyway

But I think….If I try
If I start to scream and shout
Least I know…that I tried
To get it out!

Chorus
Yeah you won’t hear me complain when NOBODY’S LISTENING
Yeah no one can hear my pain cause NOBODY’S LISTENING
Do I have to scream it again and again

You can’t hear me...When I’m screaming
What makes it so hard to Understand
I need a helping hand…I need a simple plan…cuz your not listenin…

It’s just like you never cared
And your trying to bring me down

Chorus
Yeah you won’t hear me complain NOBODY’S LISTENING
Yeah no one can hear my pain if NOBODY’S LISTENING
Do I have to scream it again

You can’t hear me...When I’m screaming .. yeah

You don’t hear a word I say yeah NOBODY’S LISTENING
It’s a game everyone play’s called NOBODY’S LISTENING
Now we’re playing it again…

Do I have to scream it again and again …..
You can’t hear me...When I’m screaming
What makes it so hard to Understand
I need a helping hand

When Tomorrow Comes

Written By: Music by: Jordan Mohilowski


7. When Tomorrow Comes
Music by: Jordan Mohilowski
Lyrics and melody by: Jeremy Thomas

Tomorrow, tomorrow comes

I don’t like it where I am right now
I’ve got to get back to you somehow
And just to know that you will be there
Makes it easier to walk this road

When Tomorrow comes
And I am home where I belong
I can hardly wait to get you back into my arms
When Tomorrow comes

I will hold till the sun comes around
until your voice is the only sound
and you’ll never have to be alone
cause tomorrow I’ll be coming home

When Tomorrow comes
And I am home where I belong
I can hardly wait for the pieces to be back to one
When Tomorrow comes

last night I had a dream of
You waiting there with open arms
and all that I woke up with is goodbye

Tomorrow, tomorrow comes

I can hardly wait to be so close, to be so close!
When Tomorrow comes
And I am home where I belong
I can hardly wait to get you back into my arms
When Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow………

Flowers & Champagne

Written By: Jeremy Thomas and Joseph Thomas

11.FLOWERS AND CHAMPAGNE
By Jeremy Thomas and Joseph Thomas

Remember you asked me if I was sure
what about the future what about before
I said love isn’t easy and there will be pain
But I will bring Flowers and champagne

Remember I asked you If you would be mine
You know you are changing me all of the time
You know I will love you and for the rest of my life
I will bring Flowers and champagne

You set me free you take me home
Giving me love I never knew before
And you are the answer to all of my pain
I see in your eyes you feeling the same
And I will bring Flowers and Champagne

Now our friends have gathered in this heavenly place
Surrounded by ocean surrounded by your grace
And I can’t help cryin at your beautiful face and smelling those
Flowers and champagne

You set me free you take me home
Giving me love I never knew before
And you are the answer to all of my pain
I see in your eyes you feeling the same
And I will bring Flowers and Champagne
Sunshine and rain

Now Aware

Written By: Jeremy Thomas w/ lyrical help from Sean Kelly

8. Now Aware-
music by Jeremy Thomas
lyrics written by: Jeremy Thomas
with help from Sean Kelly

sometimes I am consumed by the past and the future unknown to the present why can't i live in this moment
lately I have been dreaming of something holding me back from nothing waking to find my time wasted

I'm not here to be scared I am now aware there's nothing left to fear and everything is

Sliding into the patterns and cycles making my way thru the chaos why can't i live without fighting
Tragic this life I've been living is magic when I know that everything happens when the right moment is present
Now I am wide awake

I'm not here to be scared I am now aware there's nothing left to fear and everything is clear so clear
it's crystal clear

when I'm waiting for the the world to come around it's like waiting for the wind to blow and the hurricane to form
(it will form)

one day always will lead to the next one stay with me here in this moment it's slipping away by the second

I'm not here to be scared I am now aware
there's nothing left to fear
NO
I'm not here to be there I am now aware
the moment is finally here and everything is clear

Tidal Wave

Written By: Jeremy Thomas

3. TIDAL WAVE
by : Jeremy Thomas

Come Over here Where I can See You
And I swear You Look so Good
Come Over Here Where I can touch you
And I swear You Feel so good

Maybe the sun will explode
Maybe the ocean will run dry
Maybe the TIDAL WAVE will come
Wash away you and I

Come over here
You beautiful Angel
If you don’t care
Would you fly me home
Come over hear
You beautiful Woman
And I swear
I’ll Take you There

Maybe the sun will explode
Maybe the ocean will run dry
Maybe the TIDAL WAVE will come
Wash away you and I
Wash away you and I

LET IT WASH AWAY…….

So now your here
Where I can Kiss You
And I swear
You taste so good

Maybe the sun will explode
Maybe the universe will die
Don’t let it Die
Maybe the TIDAL WAVE will come
Wash away you and I
Wash away you and I

Maybe the TIDAL WAVE will come

Discography

Now Aware EP (2007)
Thank You For The Pain LP (2007)
Produced By Sylvia Massy Shivy and Jim Wood

Set List

Thank You For The Pain
Thorn in my side
Shell
Tidal Wave
Alabama
Nobody's Listening
Tomorrow Comes
Now Aware
Brokenman
Down on me
Flowers and Champagne
Alive
Beloved Enemy
I wanna rule the world
One Word
Wake me up
You and me

COVERS
The Cult –
She sells sanctuary
Love Removal Machine
The Rolling Stones –
Sympathy for the devil
Wild Horses
No Expectations
The Steve Miller Band -
Fly like an Eagle
The Joker
Pearl Jam -
Daughter
Black
Pink Floyd-
Wish you were here
The Wall
U2 -
New Years day
A Beautiful Day
Desire
The Violent Femmes
Blister in the sun
Bad Company
Feel like makin love
Shooting Star
LIT -
My own worst enemy
Paul McCartney –
Maybe I’m amazed
The Beatles –
Come Together
Don’t let me down
She came in thru the bathroom window
Jane’s Addiction -
Jane says
Tom Petty -
Last dance with mary jane
Free Falling
Neil Young -
Rockin in the free world
Old Man
Jimmy Hendrix -
Watchtower
Fleetwood Mack -
Dreams
Van M