California Medication

California Medication

 Modesto, California, USA
BandRock

Our music is an unorthodox form of high-energy music with a combo of genres. You do however feel the need to head bang and clap your hands quite often. We like to put smiles on people faces and really get them into our music. Scott brings lead bass, Chris's tone can slay you, and Steve brings speed!

Biography


Mike here. You want to know how the band got started and such... Steve and Scott started the first of many versions of California Medication. The first band was actually called California Medication, but didn't really get very far. It included Steve, Scott, and a good buddy, Dan. They played Pink Floyd covers and jammed to blues. Their biggest show was at the Plea For Peace Center in Sacramento and now we can't play there because we're using the same name now and Steve couldn't stop cussing on stage at a CHURCH RUN SHOW! (He forgot to mention that to me before I agreed on the name) After California Medication (the first), Steve and friends proceeded to change the band name to Lokal 1500. They went through a couple of changes adding members and material. This was a jam band mainly and really stayed local in Stockton. I guess they lived up to the name: Local band and about 1500 people in Stockton. Next, Steve had the bright idea of making his girlfriend a vocalist or started dating the vocalist, idk. That band was called Eleven In The Backyard. After she broke up with him, the band was soon to follow. Chris was next addition to the band. He brought the influence to play original rock music. "Fuck this, let's play something else" -Chris Loba. He also brought his sister along to do vocals. They were called Project 169 then. She left after some confrontation. Mike came into the band a year later which forms the band today. Revitalized, renewed, California Medication, (the second). He's the main songwriter and collaborates with everyone else in the band. Taking all styles from everyone's roots and mashing them together to make a unique sound. (It's weird talking about myself like this) The first EP was recorded in November of 2009. 10 months later, the band won Battle Of The Bands at the Fat Cat in Modesto, CA from the 209 Music Co-Op and was nominated for a Modesto Area Music Award. The new EP (Dead Naked Chicks) will be released shortly.

Lyrics

Coffin Maker

Written By: California Medication

Ladies and gentlemen
Boys and girls and my good friends
Listen to the answer in my voice
It's a curious thought to me
How fragile life could be
Cherish it with all of your being

You're sitting in your room and you have nothing left to do
You think an evening with your friends will be okay
You get into some trouble and you find you're seeing double
Look out that car is getting in your lane

1,2,3, count the hammer strikes with me
Try to envision that you're in that box
It sounds a little strange
Grotesque and deranged
It's the effort of a coffin maker's day

We'll look out here he comes
That bullet from that shiny gun
Will rip your flesh and tear it all to pieces
It's got a nice design
So you try it on for size
He forgot to mention that the gun was loaded

1,2,3, count the hammer strikes with me
Try to envision that you're in that box
It sounds a little strange
Grotesque and deranged
It's the effort of a coffin maker's day

1,2,3, count the hammer strikes with me
Try to envision that you're in that box
It sounds a little strange
Grotesque and deranged
It's the effort of a coffin maker's day

1,2,3, count the hammer strikes with me
Try to envision that you're in that box
It sounds a little strange
Grotesque and deranged
It's the effort of a coffin maker's day

Bitter In The End

Written By: California Medication

Well you won't come clean here
No matter how hard I try
You think it's easier
The longer that we wait

It stings like a bullet wound
Losing what you have made here
What's yours is yours and what's mine is yours

And You Just

Try to lie with broken trust
Stop me from my loaded gun
Being the person that you've become makes me
Bitter In the end
Why
Do you try to
Say goodnight
Does it make you
Feel alright
Knowing that I'm
Bitter in the end

Oh it wasn't easy
Thinking about what you might do
Checking the bank account
Knowing well there's nothing in it
And all of this disbelief has rendered me
Cold and darkened
I can't blame anyone but myself

And You Just

Try to lie with broken trust
Stop me from my loaded gun
Being the person that you've become makes me
Bitter In the end
Why
Do you try to
Say goodnight
Does it make you
Feel alright
Knowing that I'm
Bitter in the end

And You Just

Try to lie with broken trust
Stop me from my loaded gun
Being the person that you've become makes me
Bitter In the end
Why
Do you try to
Say goodnight
Does it make you
Feel alright
Knowing that I'm
Bitter in the end

And now we're here today
Broken glass is on the floor
Nothing to say we did
That made our lives more significant
Do you think that I should try to
Find another that's just like you
No I won't fall into that trap again

You Can Still

Try to lie with broken trust
Stop me from my loaded gun
Being the person that you've become makes me
Bitter in the end
Why
Do you try to
Say goodnight
Does it make you
Feel alright
Knowing that I'm
Bitter in the End

I'm bitter in the End

Bow

Written By: California Medication

Well Stand on up
I've got a bag full of goodies and a sentence to take out on you
Feel the rush
Your palms are sweaty with adrenaline pumping enough for two
All I want for you to do is Bow
Down to the master
When it's time for you to give him a show
Should've did it faster
But now it's time to take the pain below
And all he wants for you to do is Bow

It's a clean cut to the wrist
Take a fury from a fist
A devastating blow you won't forget about it no

It's a clean cut to the wrist now
Take a fury from a fist
A devastating blow you won't forget about it

All I want for you to do is
Reflect now

There was a time and a place where you could've prevented this

You could've stood down
They would've dragged your life away
You get the gist

And all they wanted for you to do was Bow

It's a clean cut to the wrist
Take a fury from a fist
A devastating blow you won't forget about it no

It's a clean cut to the wrist now
Take a fury from a fist
A devastating blow you won't forget about it

All I want for you to do is

BBBBBBOW
BBBBBOWBOW
BBBBBOWBOBOW
BOW

All we want for you to do is

All we want for you to do is!!!!!!

Discography

Master - EP

(4 track EP Produced By Reigning Studios in Stockton, CA)

Dead Naked Chicks - EP

(7 Track Studio Recording Done By The Sound Chamber Recording Studio In Modesto, CA) (Set to be released May-June 2011)

Set List

Intro
Bow
Jimmy
Coffin Maker
Headless Horseman
Bitter In The End
Toe to Toe
Yeah!
Haunted Mansion