Daddy Was a Driver

Daddy Was a Driver

 Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, ITA
BandAmericanaAlternative

Put together David Lynch, Ennio Morricone and the Spaghetti Western Era plus Grandaddy, Uncle Tupelo, Calexico and Howe Gelb... and bring all of them at the Factory in New York with the Vevet Undergound, Bowie. Mix everything with post-punk and new wave atmosphere. I know: not easy to imagine but...

Biography

The band began in March 2005 in Bologna, Italy with the name ‘Earl and the Losers’. Playing original surf instrumental music,
they were quickly signed to Greek label Fuzz Overdose Records and in 2007 their debut album was released. With a new
sound and a new name (DeSoto), chief songwriter Maurizio introduced songs with more of an Italian Spaghetti Western
sound. The main influences for such songs came from sixties acts like Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds. Equally represented
in such sound were “Americana” country artists like Giant Sand, Calexico, Uncle Tupelo, Grandaddy, Green On Red and Velvet
Underground. Daddy Was A Driver is the band’s brand spankin’ new name, but the songs remain rooted in the same influences;
however, critics also note strong influences from movies by Sergio Leone and David Lynch. Most pertinent to this self
titled CD, the band flew to Tucson, Arizona, where they mixed and produced the tracks at the famous Wave Lab Studios with Craig Schumacher (producer of Calexico, Giant Sand, Steve Wynn, Neko Case, ect) in order to capture the great desert sound. This album represents the perfect marriage of authentic Italian Spaghetti (western music) and “American desert country”! The sound is unique and the love for Americana by these four guys from Bologna shines bright. The album has been released the 27th of April 2010 by Zip Records; while the soundtrack of the American movie "Blood & Curry", directed by Atul Sharma, will contain one of the songs included in the album: 'Riding Day By Day'. A new album will be released in March 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTYuMxW5hDo&feature=channel_video_title

Lyrics

Song of a miner

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

SON(G) OF A MINER

He feels unkind
He feels like a mirror ball
Son of a miner It’s getting so hard
Son of a miner Life’s so dark

He needs more time
He needs more friends
Song of a miner It’s getting so hard
Song of a miner Life’s so dark

Son of a miner it’s getting hard
Son of a miner down a road
Son of a miner’s working
Son of a miner’s praying
Son of a miner’s doing

He feels somewhere
He feels it’s so hard
Son of a miner this is your life
Son of a miner’s trying to escape

Son of a miner’s going down
Son of a miner’s running far
Son of miner’s working
Son of a miner’s praying
Son of a miner’s getting harder every nite

Riding day by day

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

RIDING DAY BY DAY

The sound of her voice
The sound of her song
The sound of her place he’ll never realize
The taste of her food
The taste of her mouth
The taste of her skin he’ll never realize
The light in her eyes
The light in her hands
The light on her bed, that light… He’ll never realize

The sound of her voice
The sound of her song
The sound of her place he’ll never realize
The sense of her words
The sense of her sights
The sense of her fear he’ll never realize
The time when she comes
The time when I went
The time in her bed that time… He’ll never realize

Give me my favourite drink
I’m trying to forget
While I’m here or riding so hard
Do me a favour
When I’m hanging on my phone
while I’m here or riding so hard… this time.

When I’m riding day by day
He wants riding day by day
She wants riding day by day
And I want riding day by day

DISBANDED IN FLAGSTAFF (AZ)

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

DISBANDED IN FLAGSTAFF (AZ)

It takes a little longer
He wasn’t in my hometown
It takes a little stronger
It wasn’t a good idea
Disbanded in flagstaff
It wasn’t good enough
He wasn’t homeless yet
Quite far from here

But disbanded in flagstaff
I did not know where I was
Just takes a little longer
Come back to my hometown

Instr.

I need all my strength
To drop out from here
I need to be stronger
Crying in the dark

But disbdanded in flagstaff
I did not knew where I was
Just takes a little longer
Come back to my hometown

We were a band We were so fine
And now he is gone away
The radio plays some band’s old tunes tonite
We were boys we were so young
And now I am goin’ home
The radio plays some country songs tonite

But disbdanded in flagstaff
I did not knew where I was
Just takes a little longer
To Come back to my hometown

Sheena was a country girl

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

SHEENA WAS A COUNTRY GIRL

Sheena was a country girl
She plays songs in a r’n’r style
She plays hard as she can on the stage
Laura was a country girl
She play bass in a r’n’r band
She plays hard as she can with her friends

They play tunes in a band
Around the states with their van
They play rock
As in the past used to play

Barbara was a punky girl
She plays drums in a r’n’r style
She plays hard as she can on the stage
Suzie was a ye-ye girl
With a guitar in her hands
She plays 60’s countryrock and tasteful blues

They play tunes in a band
Around the states with their van
They play rock
As in the past used to play

Instr.

They play tunes in a band
Around the states with their van
They play rock
As in the past used to play

Slowly
Shena was a country girl
She plays songs in a r’n’r style
She plays hard as she can on the stage
Normal
All of them are at home
cooking meal for someone
They sold guitars and bought 4 microwaves.

Hairy Woman

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

HAIRY WOMAN

The hairy woman is waiting down a road
The hairy woman is waiting on a chair
The sun is gonna shine, and now it’s too late
The man took her heart and drove away

The hairy woman is looking all around
And nobody comes on the desert road
It’s time for a change, the sun is in the sky
The man comes alone but he comes too late
Now she’s so tired ‘cause nothing comes in time
She wants to feel loved before dying

The hairy woman thinks, there’s nothing left to loose
But she’s found a man in another place
And since she left the road, no one thinks of her
Cause she’s in love for the man she dreamt
And since she drove a car, in a desert PLACE
She lost the only thing he wanted to love

The hairy woman is waiting down a road
The hairy woman is waiting on a chair
The hairy woman is looking all around
And nobody comes on the desert road

Somewhere in Tombstone

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

SOMEWHERE IN TOMBSTONE

Somewhere in between
somewhere around tonite.

Somewhere in her smile
but something wrong, somewhere in Tombstone.

Rockin’ into my jail
something’s getting round
somewhere in my mind somewhere in Tombstone.

Something is getting around
somewhere around tonite.

Sometimes comes alone
but something wrong somewhere in my town.

Something never told
something in my brain
something that I’ve found somewhere in Tombstone

Something I forgot
when I came alone
someone ride alone… somewhere in Tombstone

Something never told
something in my brain
something that I’ve found somewhere in Tombstone

Something I forgot
when I came alone
someone ride alone… somewhere in Tombstone

Something is getting around
somewhere around tonite.

Sometimes comes alone
but something wrong somewhere in my town.

Postcards from Des Moines

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

POSTCARDS FROM DES MOINES

She was my darling since I was a boy
And she was my love since she left me alone
She was so pretty and I gave her all my love
I’ve spent my money ‘cause she was my world
And then she’s gone
She treated me bad
She set me free
She didn’t want me close
She broke my heart
And then she’s gone
She drove my car
And left me all alone

She didn’t send me postcards from Des Moines
She didn’t send me greetings from
She is going down
She left the house
She took my heart
And left me all alone
She didn’t love me
She’s gone away
She left me alone
She’s driving down south

STRUMENTALE LAm

Sometimes I ear a little voice so sweet
Sometimes I think ‘somebody calls me’
My friends told me
She took my car
My credit card
And left me with my tears
She was so bad
She was my love
Now she’s gone
And now I feel so fine

She didn’t send me postcards from Des Moines

Country Radio Station

Written By: Maurizio Guidoni

COUNTRY RADIO STATION

WHEN I KILLED THE MAN
AT THE DRUGSTORE OF THE RAILROAD
I WAS DRUNK AND TIRED OF MY LIFE

WHEN I KILLED THE MAN
IN THE CAR PARK IN FRONT THE STATION
I WAS SICK AND SAD FOR MY LIFE

BUT WHEN I SAVED THE GIRL
AT THE COUNTRY RADIO STATION
I WAS SOBER AND I WAS GLAD… OF MY LIFE

WHEN I DROVE MY CAR
ON A HIGHWAY TO MY HOMETOWN
I WAS ALONE FORSAKEN BY MY FRIENDS

WHEN I DROVE MY CAR
ON A BRIDGE ACROSS THE RIVER
I WAS ALONE FORSAKEN BY MY FRIENDS

BUT WHEN I SAVED THE GIRL
AT THE COUNTRY RADIO STATION
I WAS SOBER AND I WAS GLAD… OF MY LIFE

SOLO DO-LAm-FA-DO-REm-FA-SOL

BUT WHEN I KILLED THE MAN
AT THE DRUGSTORE OF THE RAILROAD
I WAS DRUNK AND I WAS TIRED… OF MY LIFE

WHEN I DROVE MY CAR
ON A HIGHWAY TO MY HOMETOWN
I WAS ALONE FORSAKEN BY MY FRIENDS

BUT WHEN I SAVED THE GIRL
AT THE COUNTRY RADIO STATION
I WAS SOBER AND I WAS GLAD… OF MY LIFE

Discography

Daddy Was a Driver "Self titled", Zip Records (San Francisco - Usa, 2010).

As Earl & the Losers "Maximum Surf'n'Western from Tortello Town", Fuzz Overdose Records (Athens - Greece, 2008).

www.myspace.com/thedesoto
www.myspace.com/daddywasadriver
www.myspace.com/earlandthelosers
www.ziprecords.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTYuMxW5hDo&feature=channel_video_title
www.myspace.com/fuzzoverdoserec

Set List

Postcards from Des Moines, Disbanded in Flagstaff, Riding day by day, Sheena was a country girl, The meaning of your dreams, Song of a miner, Hairy woman, Country radio station, I'm going home, Somewhere in Tombstone, Even cowgirls get the blues, Please stop crying, Last nite in Vegas, Hippy smile, Dakota girls, Disillusion, Daddy was a driver, No matter where you've been, From east to the west, Gasoline, Daddy's gone, Have a long rider, Summer of 54, Johnny's gonna buy a big gun, John Wayne's got blues, Blue canyon, The mexican, Hot rod, Farmer John, Crossroad, Lost that train... plus a lot of new songs. No cover at this point due to so many new songs.