Blatant

Blatant

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"Hey Dude, here's a million dollars in cash, would you like to listen to our songs!? They are pretty good!"

Biography

Blatant: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious.

After years of playing in dumpy San Francisco venues and several line up changes, BLATANT has responded with the release of Boy In The Mirror. Armed with nothing more than videotapes of shows and poorly recorded demos, frontman Joey D’Angelo partnered with San Jose based producers Gene Englegau and Miles Ito of Milestone Mediaworks. Eight months and 12 songs later, Boy In The Mirror was completed with D’Angelo playing every instrument on the album with the exception of percussion.

Armed with a full fledged radio-ready studio album, BLATANT was joined by veteran South African guitarist Daniel Posthumos, the ever vigilant, PHD equipped bassist Frank Brazile, and San Diego transplant, Jason Forrest on drums. The four-piece combines to form one of the tightest, most powerful punk rock bands to hail from San Francisco in years. Playing only select venues in San Francisco, BLATANT belts out their powerful, comical, yet always uplifting songs to audiences eager for something other than the typical Bay Area noise.

Regardless of how one chooses to describe BLATANT’s powerful melodies and “stick in your head” choruses, these ingredients clearly prove that there is a new musical gene pool in the Bay Area worthy of recognition. “I can remember playing at Kimo’s on a Tuesday night for six people,” muses D’Angelo, “but it’s taught me how to respect the music industry and the ladder that everyone climbs…it might just be that we are the guys that have to keep climbing forever, but we’ll always get better at what we do!” Bass player Frank Brazile adds, “having played in bands all over the United States and having toured all over Europe, the music on our album just will not leave my damn head!”

BLATANT’s music genuinely lifts the spirits of both young and old fans alike. Their work hard, say what you want, and do what you feel approach to music translates directly to their performances. Joey D’Angelo is never afraid to say what’s on his mind and engage audiences. Stages at any given BLATANT show become crowded with audience members eager to climb up and sing alongside the band. “I always tell people that they can join us on stage anytime and help us with the choruses, and its always so cool when people do, and they know how to sing them, when to sing them, and before we’ve even played them!” says D’Angelo.

Joey D’Angelo – Vocals & Guitar
Daniel Posthumos – Guitar
Frank Brazile – Bass
Jason Forrest – Drums

Lyrics

Something Inside Me

Written By: Joseph D'Angelo

You've gotta run
On your own
You got to learn to beat
Your own drum
That’s why I'm letting you go
That’s right I'm letting you go

There's something inside me
That makes me think of you
Everywhere I go
And everything I do
There's something inside me
That makes me think of you
Everywhere I go
And everything I do

Now that you've been
On your own
I can hear you playin
Your own drum
That’s why I miss you so
That’s right I miss you so

There's something inside me
That makes me think of you
Everywhere I go
And everything I do
There's something inside me
That makes me think of you
Everywhere I go
And everything I do

So I wrote this song for you!
So I wrote this song for you....

Now that we've both
Come this far
I've got this empty spot
In my heart
Shall we make a new start
Shall we make a new start....

Keep On

Written By: Joseph D'Angelo

I hate this
Always trying to get by…
I’ll swallow
Everything except my pride
This song goes
Out to all that can’t get by

Keep On
Whoah Oh Whoah Oh Whoah
Movin On
Whoah Oh Whoah Oh Whoah

You probably
Think that I’m a normal guy
You caught me
Staring at you run and hide
If only all the planets would align

Keep On
Whoah Oh Whoah Oh Whoah
Movin On
Whoah Oh Whoah Oh Whoah

You’ll know me
As the guy who never asked why
I’m going
To be the one who crosses that line
Sooooooooo Long
Because I’m gunna be the one
Who crosses that line

Keep On
Moving On

Death of a Player

Written By: Joseph D'Angelo

And i try
To be that guy
Just for you
But its not me
So cant you see
I gotta be free
Its all I know
So let me go
Say goodbye
To that guy...its time
That he died!

Goin Away
Goin Away
Goin Away
I think I'll stay

He said its ok
Here today
Gone tomorrow
But can I borrow
A little more time
To make up our ming
I think we might like
What we'll find
So relax
Just step back
Roll up the window
Cuz here we go...

Here we go
Here we go
Here we go
Here we go

Thats it I'm through
You know its true
Im hanging up
My playa shoes
My homies know
That my oats were sowed
So lets go
And hit the road
My time came
I had to choose
Carry on
Or be with you....

Goin away
Goin away
Goin away

The death of a Player...

Discography

Boy In The Mirror--2005

Set List

Sometimes
Whore
Out of LIne
Death of a Player
Boy in the Mirror
Keep On
Secluded
Disconnected
Something Inside Me
Sugar Daddy
Radio Sucks
Drawers