Cloning Cooper

Cloning Cooper

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Diverse rock 'n roll with attitude! We're not satisfied until our audience is having fun!! Cloning Cooper recently celebrated 5 years of live performing and released its all original debut CD on July 11, 2008! From bars to clubs to colleges and private parties we come to entertain! Book now!

Biography

Cloning Cooper – A Short Biography

Cloning Cooper, based out of Saranac Lake, NY, came together in February of 2003 and played its first official live show on July 4th of that same year. The group has ties back to 1999 when Rob Stout (vocals and guitars) and Josh Clement (guitars and vocals) formed the acoustic duo “Who Shot JR” and later “The Hardy Gardy Band” with friend and drinking partner Steve Hardy. Those operations winded down in 2002 when Rob moved to Albany, NY to pursue his education in medicine (he now dubs as the band physician!) With Rob out of the loop Josh and Brothers Brian (drums) and Walt Lewis (bass) hooked up for the next musical endeavor. Together with John Mark Ramsey and Jackie Kilmer “The Church of Groove” was formed. Although short-lived, there was an obvious chemistry between Josh and the Lewis Brothers and the seeds were planted for “Cloning Cooper.” But who’s going to sing? Enter Rob. Back in the North Country after learning how to save lives (you have to admire this guy), all the pieces to the puzzle were in place. The band began practicing at Josh’s popular bar and live music venue, The Door/Studio 76. Yes, Josh owned and operated his very own drinking establishment for 6 years. Not much money was made but the band often drank for free. Is that a good thing? Anyway, the band honed its craft by putting its own twist on covers from some of their favorite bands. The process became known as “Cooperizing”, where the term “note for note” was usually ignored at all costs. The band sought to honor its heroes by breathing new life into their songs, often choosing to cover B-sides as a way to reintroduce forgotten music. After developing an entertaining collection of tunes, the time was right for the band to unleash its live show on the public. But what about the name? Now this is the million dollar question! All that can really be said is only Walt knows the true answer. However, it’s thought that “Cloning Cooper” came about during afternoon drinks at the legendary bar and music venue, The Waterhole #3 in Saranac Lake, NY. Although there is certainly more to the story Josh points out, “If you Google “Cloning Cooper”, we come up!” A worthy name, indeed! So that’s Cloning Cooper. The band has been playing entertaining, high energy live shows around northern New York for the last 5 years. Some highlights are their opening act spots for Melvin Seals & JGB, Molly Hatchet, & April Wine. They also won the Northern New York Budweiser Battle of the Bands in 2006. Following that success the band was asked to headline a 6-band festival on July 4th, 2007 in West Mountain, NY. In 2005 Cloning Cooper set out to write original material for its first CD. The music is an eclectic mix that can only be described as “Diverse Rock and Roll with Attitude!” Each member has contributed to the project by adding their own personal flare and style to the tunes. The band, along with producer and engineer Dave Blinn at Rockbottom Studio’s, set out to make a rock record with something for everyone. Cloning Cooper is extremely proud to be releasing its self titled debut CD on July 11th, 2008. The music is meant to be heard and the band encourages everyone to share it with their friends or anyone they think is willing to give it an honest listen. Hopefully you too will see something in this hard working band with a load of heart and spread the word about their brand. Cloning Cooper is unsigned but they’re ready to go! It’s all about dreams, the right place, the right time, and the right people! Check them out for yourselves. You won’t be disappointed! On the web at: www.myspace.com/cloningcooper or www.cloningcooper.com. You can also contact by e-mail: inclement_weather@msn.com (Josh) or steel_wallflower@yahoo.com (Rob). Thanks for taking the time to read about Cloning Cooper and listen to their music. Rock and Roll forever! Peace!!

Lyrics

See

Written By: Cloning Cooper

White knuckled in a speeding chair called life
My world's chaotic so just/just roll the dice
Sometimes you're up, sometimes your down
So God bless the friends you have around

I can't see
They only see me as they see me now
I can't see
They don't understand that they can't keep me down
I can't see
My head's over water I will not drown
Not drown

Alcoholic with a shot of clarity
Finally aware of the life that's in front of me
Night sweats, aches, and shakes are gone
My table's set, I will move on

Chorus

Let loose the grip of the cold, harsh world
Everything has come full circle
I've got my legs and balanced head
For something pure that lies ahead

Chorus

I will not drown

Biding My Time

Written By: Cloning Cooper

I’ve been looking all around
Can’t find a damn thing in this town
When will a change arrive?
This town and I need a second chance
It’s got me feeling down
I hope it’s gonna turn around

Gotta live my life in this dismal town
It’s got my life twisted upside down
Want to change my life in this dismal town
So, when will a change come?
Well I’ve been biding my time
When will a change come?
Today, today, well that would just be fine…

It’s 6 AM wanna hit the lake
Wish someone would take the bait
Man, I miss that shop that was here
But I can get exactly what I need
Though I just can’t see why it’s gotta cost me

Gotta live my life in this dismal town
It’s got my life twisted upside down
Want to change my life in this dismal town
So, when will a change come?
Well I’ve been biding my time
When will a change come?
Today, today, well that would just be fine…

There’s one thing that’s misunderstood
They took most of everything that was good
This town means too much to me
And I don’t want to leave…

Gotta live my life in this dismal town
It’s got my life twisted upside down
Want to change my life in this dismal town
So, when will a change come?
Well I’ve been biding my time
When will a change come?
Today, today, ‘cause I don’t want to leave…

Mind Wars

Written By: Cloning Cooper

Feelin’ kind of hazy
Ya think I’m nuts, you’re crazy
Things aren’t what they seem to be
You don’t hardly know me
Bait me, wake from this dream

It’s not always easy
You burned a bridge to please me
And if it’s me we talk about
I ain’t gonna live in doubt
Bait me, wake me from this dream

Mind wars, settle scores…
For people who aren’t sure what’s real or what’s fantasy
It’s now time to portray myself in a true light
Mind wars, settle scores

Challenging the status quo
I don’t think we’ll ever know
A war of words that can’t be won
I won’t stop until we’re done
Bait me, wake me from this dream

We share in this society
Watchin’ all the others bleed
Now it’s time to get it right
Not toss and turn but sleep all night
Bait me, wake me from this dream

Mind wars, settle scores…
For people who aren’t sure what’s real or what’s fantasy
It’s now time to portray myself in a true light
Mind wars, settle scores

Mind wars, settle scores (woe is me, I will see, everything eventually)
Mind wars, settle scores (woe is me, I will see, everything eventually)
Mind wars, settle scores (woe is me, I will see, everything eventually)
It’s now time
It’s now time
It’s now time to portray myself in a true light
Mind wars, settle scores…Mind Wars!

Discography

Debut self-titled CD released on July 11th, 2008.
"SEE" Plays on Rock 105

Set List

3 sets; 40+ songs; currently 11 originals
The last set we played was:
Money City
Lady
Inner Critic - original
Good Lovin'
Sunshine
Hard Road
Badge
Wildside
Things We Said
Sugar
Back Again - original
Seeker
Hard to Handle
See - original
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