CriticalFuse

CriticalFuse

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Take Live Coldplay Foo Fighters, add Pearl Jam Goo Goo Dolls and Chili Peppers, serve with a side of Led Zeppelin and a tall glass of Nirvana. Enjoy with Tom Petty and Jeff Buckley.

Biography

CRITICAL FUSE is winning praise for their debut self titled LP. Advanced copies have resulted in high accolades and the record has not yet been officially released! (Street Date Aug. 24th)
With a Cd release, Video release and fall tour in the works, their momentum is building.

“Critical Fuse has that special something…these guys are the complete package.”
- The Inside Connection

“In regards to be our debut syndicated shows on FM 98.5 THE BONE, July 5 2004. You guys sound great and we'd love to have you on the show! Please get back to me as soon as you can! Don't make me pick someone else for the BIG SHOW! “
-Paul Cuthbert- longislandmusicscene.com

“I think the album is great! I'm doing a feature this Friday. “
Robert Thompson
Kings of A&R

“Received your new cd. Thank you. Excellent music. We’re uploading the cd right now into to our radio station broadcast .The entire cd will be rotating on a regular basis.”
-Downey Burns
Leeftree Discoveries

...and the fans say..

"I just got your album and listened to it from beginning to end. It ROCKS! Rock and Roll with a soulful feeling, that’s what came to mind. The last track brought tears to my eyes"
-Ken

"This CD is well-conceived, meaning the songs are self-contained and can stand alone by themselves, yet also work well as part of a whole. Each song is given meticulous attention to detail, production-, music-, and lyric-wise. The engineering is top-notch, and the instrumentation is just right for each song. Great work guys, and congratulations!"
-Phil

Q104.3FM ,WLIR FM ,WFUV and WMMR have included CRITICAL FUSE songs on their specialty programs. They have appeared live on WUSB,WCWP,WLIU plus 149 radio stations added their songs "Maxxed Out” and "It’s Beautiful! helping drive the Mia Mind sampler to #11 most added on CMJ 200 with 139 adds on its Beautiful!

Critical Fuse has been earning fans with killer live electric shows, intimate acoustic shows, casual listening Parties & increasing radio appearances.

The band members bring experience and musicianship to their work. Front man Terence Dover has written and produced songs with Avril Lavigne,worked with Vanessa Carlton,Celine Dion and other major label artists. He is producing Indie artists in NY , Chicago & LA. Drummer Jon Payson, a drummer’s collective graduate, has extensive live and studio experience. Eran Philips adds intense and original guitar lines, and bassist Michael Papamihalis lays in strong melodic grooves. Together they create an explosive synergy that is on fire!

Lyrics

Ordinary Superstar

Written By: (Dover,Philips,Payson,Papamihalis)

Ordinary Superstar

Spend a short time on a cloths line in the city
It’s a tight rope or a crule joke on a windy day
Send a postcard to your school yard every summer
Did you break through do you ring true In the words you say?

So whats your play ? To hang your head and walk away,
or wait no more ?

She’s an ordinary supperstar in a rusy car
First violin in the symphony of your busted heart
If she’s anything that’s ordinary;a superstar!

I was code red in the walking dead model make of me
When the word fell & my wishing well was a wash of waste
Caught a bus ride to a new pride once I open up my mind
See her sweet smile ain’t it worth while Just to know her face

So whats your play ? To hang your head and walk away
or wait no more ?

she’s an ordinary supperstar in a rusy car
first violin in the symphony of your busted heart
if she’s anything that’s ordinary;a superstar!

And shes waiting for you just waiting…

Jump a fast rail to the last nail in your cherry box
Will you sleep tight did you do right ‘fore you left this place?

she’s an ordinary supperstar in a rusy car
first violin in the symphony of your busted heart
she’s an ordinary supperstar in a rusy car
Sweet violet in the victory garden of your open heart

©2004 Critical Fuse /White Cliffs Of Dover, BMI

Maxxed Out

Written By: ( T. Dover /J.Payson)

Maxxed Out

Maxxed out my credit cards
Took it too far like a rock star
Pay dues on shit I never use
For years to come can’t be undone

Maxxed out my relationship
I feel it slip can’t deal with it
She don’t care she just stares
Cries in the dark breaking my heart

I’m over the top
‘bout ready to pop
Unwilling to fall….
I don’t wana live like this
I don’t wana die trying
I don’t wana give up
These dreams are all that keeps me alive
I don’t wana change but… I will I will

Maxxed out my priorities
Emergencies regularly
Backed up and stacked up
Can’t find the time to eases my mind

Maxxed out on society
Telling me who I should be
I’m well used and confused
I’m scattered, tattered, shattered battered it matters

So deep in the hole
I’m betting my soul
Take what is mine
I don’t wana live like this
I don’t wana die trying
I don’t wana give up
These dreams are all that keeps me alive
I don’t wana change but… I will I will
I will ne ooh ohhhohhhhoooh
I will end this fight end this spiral down

I don’t wana live like this
I don’t wana die trying
I don’t wana give up
These dreams are all that keeps me alive
I don’t wana cha-e-ange
I don’t wana cha-e-ange
I don’t wana change but… I will I will…I

©2004 Critical Fuse/White Cliffs of Dover BMI

Nine Long Years

Written By: Terence Dover


Nine Long Years

Say your sober now
Oh wow should we throw a parade in your name
Think you can know me now, make it up some how
Well I wish that you never came!
prechorus
You don’t ever call, don’t even write
You’re just out of sight

Nine Long Years
Trying to prove you’re free
Nine Long Years
Never were there for me
You’re an absentee you’re a lost soul
I think you better Go

Wait ‘till I ‘m twenty-one
Along you come and tell me you wana be my friend
Say what's done is done
I’ll be the one to decide if I let you in
prechorus
Now that I’m grown, out on my own
Don’t come looking' for a welcome home

Nine Long Years
Trying to prove you’re free
Nine Long Years
Never were there for me
You’re an absentee you’re an asshole
I think you better go home

How could you tell a boy he annoys you?
Don’t wana drag the little shit around
Always seemed to enjoy to put me down
I never could have made you proud
Why did you waste your life for

Nine Long Years...

©2004 White Cliffs Of Dover Music, BMI
Contact: Better World Productions, Inc 1026 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222 (917) 660 4537 (718) 349-7384

Discography

Debut Lp available now at Cd Baby
Tracks "Maxxed Out" and "It's Beautiful" were included on Mia Mind Samplers with over 140 adds each. Sampler Charted #11 on CMJ 200
On Air performances at WSUB, WCWP,WLIU
Specialty play on Q104.3, WMMR.WLIR, WFUV
Internetstreaming a growing number of stations including longislandmusicscene.com,

Set List

Sets range from 40Min to 21/2 Hours depending on the gig. We play all originals at most shows with some covers on hand done our own way for the right show. A typical set might look like:

It's Beautiful
9 Long Years
Faith in Me
Gone
Army of One
Peace Love and Understanding (Cover)
Looking for Mr Nobody
Ordinary Superstar
Fade to Black
Someone save my life tonight ( Cover)
She
Stay Awake
Maxxed out