behind the creaking door

behind the creaking door

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Dustin quotes lines from movies. Ben does bad impressions of Kermit the Frog, Arnold, Sylvester Stallone, etc. Rheanna doesn’t like pancakes. It's music you'll like. It's fun and cool. Listen to it and you will be too. In an ironic, camp sorta way.

Biography

In the midst of hicksville rural Manitoba, Canada, three siblings each decided to pick up a guitar and sing about their world. The result, Behind the Creaking Door. Sometimes brash social and political commentary. Sometimes quirky lyrics. Always aggressive acoustic guitars.

Ben, Rheanna and Dustin Melnick record their music in their grandmother’s hundred year old farmhouse. Green shag carpet on the floor, cords all over the place and walls papered with ads from 60s and 70s Life magazines. It started with SM58s mic-ing everything, including the bass drum fixed up with a Radioshack crossover to get extra low end. They’ve used 99 cent microphones found at Value Village. They’ve taken their cymbals to the garage to hand hammer them themselves.

Dustin quotes lines from movies. Ben does impressions of Kermit the Frog and Sylvester Stallone. Rheanna doesn’t like pancakes. They usually don’t talk in the third person.

Behind the Creaking Door’s first album, 12 miles from the edge, is an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the light punk of ‘School Boy’, to the folky sound of ‘Rivers of Babylon’ to the more experimental ‘Truth’, a drum/vocal track.

The new album, planned to be recorded in the spring, will rock your socks.

Their live show sometime consists of 3 acoustics and/or a bass, and the three of them singing their faces off. Other times drums, bass and guitar all amped up. The band has gotten their show together and play it every chance they get; from doing shows with hardcore metal and punk bands, to battle of the bands, to playing in some kid’s field at a kegger fest in the country.

The pirate/internet radiofreedauphin.com has been a tremendous support for the band. Playing all of their songs, plugging their shows, featuring behind the creaking door as the ‘artist of the week’ for over two weeks and running an hour and a half long interview/feature 3 times. Two local commercial stations, CKDM Dauphin and 94.1 Yorkton, have also each picked up a song from ‘12 miles from the edge’. CKDM has ‘fire and rain’ into regular rotation.

What is behind the creaking door? Step inside and find out.

Lyrics

Down on the Pavement

Written By: behind the creaking door

Save
You away
Pride that comes
Floats away
Stake
State your claim
Bring it back

Down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement

Hate
Floats away
From my fear
Hard to feel
Back
Got no slack
Breaking down
I don’t fear
Im Down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement, down(down) on the pavement

I’m tryin’ to search, for the one that’s real
Can I ever learn, will I ever feel the same again, the same again

Santa Fe

Written By: behind the creaking door

Santa Fe
I can hear you calling me back
Santa Fe
I can hear your heart beat
Santa Fe
Will you spread around your wealth, spread your joy upon myself

Yesterday
Took my luggage to the airport
But they said
That I could not board

Chorus
Santa Fe
Yesterday
Santa Fe
Yesterday

Bora Bora
I can hear you calling
Bora Bora
Your warm beaches falling on my frame of mind, on my frame of mind

Bora Bora
Can’t wait to get back to ya
Bora Bora
Take my suntan lotion to the edge of time, to the edge of time

Chorus
Santa Fe
Yesterday
Santa Fe
Yesterday
Santa Fe
Yesterday
Santa Fe
Yesterday
Santa Fe

Drinkin' Early

Written By: behind the creaking door

I’m gonna start drinkin early

It’s 9:15 the boss is angry
I think I need a shot of whiskey
If the boss finds out I don’t care what he’ll say
Cause he’s been drinkin since yesterday

Chorus
I’m gonna start drinkin early
I’m gonna start drinkin early

On my way home chasing traffic
Feels like I’m on a different planet
Good thing I took a cab home today
Cause I’m pretty sure I can’t spell my name

Chorus

Call in sick Friday morning
Thursday night, my head’s still throbbing
But the plus side is I’ve got a long weekend
And maybe I’ll never go back again

Chorus (repeat)

Discography

12 miles from the edge (full length album) 2004

"fire and rain" regular rotation on 730 CKDM Dauphin, MB
"fall of a nation" light rotation on 94.1 the Fox Yorkton, Sk
many of our songs are played regularly on www.radiofreedauphin.com

Set List

School Boy
Down on the Pavement
Lights of New York City
Break You Down (Coup de Gras)
The Voices
Love is Gone
Fire and Rain
Go Down Swinging
Inside Story