Bootleg Audio

Bootleg Audio

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Rock and Roll is an idea that connotes the power and importance of freedom and undying spirit. With songs comprised of strong riff driven guitars and in-your-face vocals, combined with an intense and energetic live show, Bootleg Audio lives to revive and embody the true essence of Rock and Roll.

Biography

Bootleg Audio was formed in 2001 with Dru, Mr. Jones, Moose, Jay Gilling, and Jonathan Sanders in the original lineup. Playing small gigs and talent shows, they began to develop their Rock and Roll style. In early 2004, Jay Gilling was replaced by drummer Rocky Mealor. After establishing themselves as a local Rock and Roll benchmark, Bootleg Audio headed into the studio in May of 2006 to record their debut EP entitled "Phoenix". Shortly after completion of the album, Rocky was forced to leave the band due to personal reasons.

Bootleg Audio quickly held open auditions for a new drummer. To much surprise, Dru's personal friend and co-worker turned up. Current drummer Chris Stone proved to be a seasoned musician with years of experience under his belt. Even Chris' lineage has over three generations of ROCK pulsing through it. His grandfather has played the bass for over 50 years, his father plays drums for one of the most well known corporate cover bands in Atlanta, and Chris has been soaking up all of the knowledge since he was old enough to swing a drumstick. And when I say swing, you better damn believe it! Chris' stature, and natural Rock and Roll attitude makes watching this 6' 5" monster of Rock play, a total thrill. The compassion and attack that Chris has naturally enveloped when playing, has an intensity comparable to Tommy Lee, Vinnie Paul, and Peter Criss fighting over a drum kit. Yes. It is Stone on the Throne.

But it seems misery loves company, and sadly, in early 2007 another vital member of the Bootleg family, Jonathan Sanders, chose to bow out of the Rock and Roll race.

At this point, Bootleg Audio had no time to waste. With a successful debut EP released and on the airwaves, and gigs lining up, people were demanding Rock and Roll. And they wanted their Bootleg.

Bootleg Audio once again held open auditions, but this time for a lead guitarist. With the odds stacked against them to find and replace such a key piece of a Rock and Roll band, Bootleg Audio did not flinch in the face of uncertainty, but rather took the obstacle head on and with full force. This mentality seemed to make all the difference. Bootleg only had to audition about three guitarists before they found their man.

Ritchie Brixton made the call in response to a classified add for a lead guitar player position in a Rock and Roll outfit from Atlanta. He spent a few years in Hollywood playing with various bands and developing his chops for Rock and Roll. He credits the likes of Jimi Hendrix to Tommy Bolin. Ritchie and Dru chewed the fat over the phone for a couple days and then got down to the real ROCK. After a few auditions with the band, Ritchie took the slot as the lead guitarist for Bootleg Audio.

Lyrics

Break You Down

Written By: Bootleg Audio

You serpentine human being you gotta make the scene
You gotta gotta be malleable
You plastecine drama queen you care what others think
But your pretty face is gonna be a mirror

You save up all of your faults,
You know it aint worth the cost,
So take it off when you’re lost,

Im gonna break you down,
I don’t wanna be your savior now,
I aint gonna be your little doll,
You’re gonna find your way somehow,
But first im gonna break you down.

You void of style crocodile you wanna walk the mile,
You wanna wanna be the one on high
You terpentine little swine you better take the time
Cause your pretty face is gonna kill you.

You save up all of your faults,
You know it aint worth the cost,
So take it off when you’re lost,

Im gonna break you down,
I don’t wanna be your savior now,
I aint gonna be your little doll,
You’re gonna find your way somehow,
But first im gonna break you down.

Down and Out

Written By: Bootleg Audio

Once again I hear your voice filled with lies
Like a dog you’ve fed me, clouded up my mind
And now I sit and I wait for myself
To lose control, I’m drowning in the feeling

Down and out I’m falling over and over out of nowhere
Down and out I’m dreaming of it, how I love it
Down and out I’m falling over and over out of nowhere
Down and out I’m dreaming of it, how I love it

Now and then I’m tired, restless in my bed
But comfort comes, the dosage numbs, the pleasure’s on my breath
And now I sit and I wait for myself
To lose control, I’m drowning in the feeling

Down and out I’m falling over and over out of nowhere
Down and out I’m dreaming of it, how I love it
Down and out I’m falling over and over out of nowhere
Down and out I’m dreaming of it, how I love it

Nobody's Bitch

Written By: Bootleg Audio

You gotta bad feelin’ but I think it’ll change
You take it, ill break it, ill fix it all in shame

Ride on

I see ya shakin, just protect your pride
Don’t say it, replay it, take it all in good stride

I see ya walkin’ around just like you’re Claeopatra
You aint nobody’s bitch
You sayin one thing, then you’ll do another baby
I think its time for a switch

Ride on

My baby, she gotta mouth full of fire
A river is flowin’, it’s gonna take you higher

I see ya walkin’ around just like you’re Claeopatra
You aint nobody’s bitch
You sayin one thing, then you’ll do another baby
I think its time for a switch

Discography

"Phoenix" EP released late 2006 has received much acclaim with it's listeners with airplay on local radio station, Project 96.1, as well as having one track entitled "Break You Down" featured in an independent student film titled "Caution Sign".

Set List

Bootleg Audio's typical set lasts about 45 minutes. The set list includes all of the tracks off of our latest EP, "Phoenix", as well as newer songs that have yet to be released, such as:

Phoenix
Break You Down
Down and Out
Nobody's Bitch
The Storm
The Truth

Our typical cover repertoire includes any type of classic or modern rock and roll tunes. Some Bootleg Audio covers include, but are not limited to:

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Sunshine of your Love - Cream
Crackerman - Stone Temple Pilots
Slither - Velvet Revolver
Nightrain - Guns and Roses