CRASHLANDING

CRASHLANDING

BandRockBlues

Blues Infused Vintage Rock-n-Roll is in full force with the San Francisco based power trio CRASHLANDING. Inspired by Hendrix, Zeppelin and Blues Greats like Muddy Waters and Ablert King, CRASHLANDING’s original sound and live shows have audiences dancing all night and screaming for more.

Biography

CRASHLANDING is a hard driving rock-n-roll band with heavy blues and psychedelic influences inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Mars Volta and blues greats, like Muddy Waters and Albert King. CRASHLANDING plays regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been packing clubs with their high-energy show where the crowds dance all night and scream for more. With original songs and powerful guitar solos, CRASHLANDING delivers their unique brand of blues based rock-n-roll that appeals to audiences of all ages. Their vintage sound is a collaboration of Alex Zelnick’s strong vocals and funky bass lines, Elijah Rice’s 54 Black Beauty Custom Reissue and 64 Strat classic guitar tones and Phil Hodges 23 years of performance experience including classical percussion, contemporary drumset (rock, jazz, funk, blues, world music), electronic percussion, and hand percussion. CRASHLANDING’s blues songs are brought to life with Zeke Tharp’s James Cotton inspired harmonica playing. Elijah and Alex were in the “Northern Lights Blues Band” and Alex has played bass “Shladango” (funk and rock), the “Allrights” (funk and jazz), “Humbolt County Freestyle Kings” (hip hop) and the “70s” (reggae). Phil has played with Taos Hum (fusion-jam band), 7th Direction (Americana rock), Hobo Jungle (folk/Americana rock) and Index:A (hard rock). CRASHLANDING was formed in 2004 and their first full-length album, “Down,” was released to rave reviews in 2005. “Down” was produced and mixed by Damion Gallegos (former lead singer of Fungo Mungo) at Chub Studios. CRASHLANDING will be back in the studio later this year for their much-anticipated second album.

Lyrics

So Fine

Written By: Alex Zelnick

From the very first time I saw you,
you were walking down the street
with the sun shining down on your raven hair
you made it easy for me to see
-CHORUS-
Baby your so fine yeah
You are dangerous for me
Baby your so fine yeah
Your soothing me all night

So fine so fine ……

When you hold me close, lick my lip sexy whispers in my ear make me trip
Now were making love all damn night, muffled screams sexy themes love the way you treat me right.
When you hold me close, lick my lip sexy whispers in my ear make me trip
Now were making love all damn night, muffled screams sexy themes love the way you treat me right.

From the very first time I saw you,
you were walking down the street
with the sun shining down on your raven hair
you made it easy for me to see
-CHORUS-
Baby your so fine yeah
You are dangerous for me
Baby your so fine yeah
Your soothing me all night

So fine so fine ……

Fire Ball

Written By: Alex Zelnick

Some people like to fuck and fight
Some people drink all night
Some people smoke their stash,
Tip the bottle just to tap that ass
Some people like to get real high,
Crack rock and tripping rye,
They shoot the Doom and hit the wall,
Fell off the moon and that’s their call,
All I want is FIRE BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Orleans

Written By: Alex Zelnick

I was down in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’m going crazy
I was down in, I was down in there oohh yeah.
I was down in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’ve been possessed.
I was down in, I was down in, time.

You got some nervous lips, you got some dangerous hips, I don’t know which will take me down so swift.
Your such a gift or you’re a dangerous trick lick of the switch and there’s nothing left to miss.
Empty stomach my heart is pounding, cold chills and pills my soul is drowning the drums are pounding yeah.
Voodoo has found me it won’t leave me alone, I got to get back home.

I’m going down to New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’m going crazy.
Yeah I’m going, Yeah I’m going, Yeah I’m going, oohh yeah
Now I’m back in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’ve been possessed.
Now I’m back here, Now I’m back here, Now I’m back here,
New Orleans, yeah now I’m back

I was down in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’m going crazy
I was down in, I was down in there oohh yeah.
I was down in New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans, yeah I think I’ve been possessed.
I was down in, I was down in
New Orleans I was down , I have been possessed, going crazy New Orleans.

Discography

Down - LP SUGATOUCH Productions 2005©
Fire Ball - EP SUGATOUCH Productions 2004©

Set List

CRASHLANDING can play 20-minute openings or up to two ninety-minute sets for an evening full of blues infused vintage rock-n-roll. Most songs are CRASHLANDING originals with a few covers of Hendrix and Blues greats like Otis Rush.

1. So Fine
2. Loneliest Night
3. Fireball
4. Shake
5. Keep On Searching
6. One By One
7. Are You there
8. Louise
9. New Orleans
10. Hindu Kush
11. Living’s Easy
12. We We Baby
13. Hide Away
14. Hear My train
15. Drinking Beer
16. Settle Down
17. In The Open
18. Mojo Working
19. Hey Baby
20. I Hear Them Listening
21. Get Down Party Tonight
22. Red House
23. Voodoo Chile
24. All This Love
25. Tore Down
26. Machine Gun
27. Are You There?
28. Love Me or Leave Me
29. Off The Wall
30. Falling
31. I Scream Girl