Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies

Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies

 South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

This is a band of Baby Boomers with a fresh and modern outlook, but with music that though it harkens back to an earlier time when rock was new, expresses current or univeresal situations. Uptempo, with lyrics that connect on many levels, and good happy, dancing beats, this is a band for all ages.

Biography

Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies is a group of Baby Boomers with their roots in the past and branches reaching for the future. Raised on Rock and Roll, tempered by the social struggles of the 60's and 70's, and keeping abreast of the currents of change in politics, the environment, and the world in general, they play a rocking, socially relevant and tastefully humorous brand of good time music, which can be enjoyed by all age groups.
With their first album of Dan Daniels originals, 2004's "Guts and Gravel", the guys showed a versatility of sounds tied to a group of songs with snappy hooks, thoughtful lyrics and oustanding musicianship. They were having fun and it showed on songs such as the environmentally aware "What Would Jesus Drive" and the satirical "Do It While We Can". This album garnered them many plays on independent radio stations all around the world as far away as Australia and New Zealand, where the song "(I've Been Eating) Onions" was quite popular
Now with 2007's release of "Geezer Rock", the band is ready to tackle the American market with a full radio campaign spearheaded by Bill Wence Promotions of Nashville. Still showing the sense of humor they are known for with songs such as the title tune,"Geezer Rock", this album looks more closely at the human condition of love lost and found, of the sorrows that tragedy can bring and the hope new love engenders in the human heart.
Featuring the songwriting acumen of Dan Daniels and his acoustic rhythm guitar, the fine guitar work of Hal Benoit, Guy Wallis and Dan Margolis, the bass playing and backup vocals of Shawn Mansfield, the keyboard work and engineering prowess of Guy Wallis, drums by Rich Slobody, mandolin by Kurt Hansen and Guy Wallis and some fine fiddle work by guest performer Doug Tanner, the album starts out strong with "Away From You, Back to You" and comes to a rocking end with "The Rendezvous".
What is unique about this band is that unlike most bands in their age group they are not content to rehash the same old classic rock and oldies tunes, but are playing their own brand of Americana rock. With sounds that are familiar, but songs that are fresh, they're breaking new ground for their generation
Having paid their dues in local bars and clubs, where original music is not the norm, the band has been playing a lot more concerts and events and has been developing a following that more and more wants to hear Your No Good Buddies tunes. Now it's time for the rest of the world to hear those tunes and spend some time with Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies.

Lyrics

What Would Jesus Drive

Written By: Dan Daniels

What Would Jesus Drive?

What would Jesus drive if He were alive?
No big SUV, the size of a tree
No gas guzzlin' hog, makin' lots of smog
An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.

I want clean fresh air, and people to care
I need room to breathe and not to be squeezed
By a system so skewed, we mostly get screwed!
It hardly seems fair - can't we all have our share?

What would Jesus drive if He were alive?
No big SUV, the size of a tree
No gas guzzlin' hog, makin' lots of smog
An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.

Amid so much need, some live just for greed
They never have enough - that's got to be tough!
But not near as hard as being behind bars,
Or living your life as a beaten down wife.

What would Jesus drive if He were alive?
No big SUV, the size of a tree
No gas guzzlin' hog, makin' lots of smog
An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.

I don't want war all the time and all of this crime
I need peace of mind and folks to be kind.
We don't need so much, we just need to touch
That place inside, where peace resides.

What would Jesus drive if He were alive?
No big SUV, the size of a tree
No gas guzzlin' hog, makin' lots of smog
An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.

An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.

An efficient machine, to keep God's air clean.


Geezer Rock

Written By: Dan Daniels

When I heard that music, it’s like I was born again
Went right to my soul, it was called Rock and Roll
I started singing, and I’ve never stopped
But I never thought, I’d be a geezer playin’ Rock
Chorus
It took us to Woodstock, it took us to Altamont
Through Vietnam, communes and the Atom Bomb
It’s still here to guide us, to help slow the clock
You’re never to old to play , Gee-ee-zer Rock
Play intro again for I B
Verse 2
We’ve lost many great ones along the way
Martin, two Johns and Elvis is gone
But we’ve still got the music to absorb the shocks
So now let’s keep playin’, Gee-ee-zer Rock
Chorus
Play intro again for I B
Verse 3
So whatever time we’ve got left, let’s fill with joy
Keep the faith, fight the fight, do what’s right
Don’t give up on living, and you’ll end up on top
Never stop playin’, Gee-ee-zer Rock
Chorus


The Flood of '55

Written By: Dan Daniels

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE ROADS? WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE LAND?
A E
WHERE’D ALL THIS WATER COME FROM? YOU SAY HURRICANE DIANE
A D
WHY’D THEY NAME IT FOR SOME GIRL?HOW COULD SHE EVER BE SO BAD?
A E
TO CAUSE SO MUCH DESTRUCTION TAKE AWAY EVERYTHING WE HAD
CHO:
D A G D
AND THE FLOOD’S COMIN’ DOWN IT’S WASHIN’ AWAY THIS TOWN
D A G E
OH LORD KEEP ME ALIVE THROUGH THE FLOOD OF ‘55


THE RIVER KEEPS A-RISIN’ SPREAD ACROSS THE BOTTOMLAND
IT HADN’T RAINED LIKE THIS IN YEARS NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND
THEY TOLD ME IT WAS SAFE SO I BUILT OUT HERE
THEY SAID IT COULDN’T FLOOD FOR AT LEAST A HUNDRED YEARS

CHO
INSTUMENTAL BREAK PLAY VERSE AND CHORUS

NOW MOST LIVED THROUGH IT BUT SOME NEVER DID
THERE WERE FATHERS THERE WERE MOTHERS
SOME WERE LITTLE KIDS
DISASTERS CAN STRIKE US, COME FROM OUT OF THE BLUE
BUT IF YOU KEEP YOUR FAITH SOMEHOW YOU’LL MAKE IT THROUGH





The Rendezvous

Written By: Dan Daniels

Laurie’s pourin’ drinks behind the bar
Sometimes she’ll stop to play her guitar
She sings some blues or a country song
The folks along the bar, try to sing along
Cho:
At the Rendezvous, some drunken fools
At the Rendezvous, on their regular stools
At the Rendezvous, at the Rendezvous back to intro
Verse2
One Saturday night, folks was getting tight
The boys at the bar, started to fight
The police came to take them away
But they were back the very next day
Cho
Laurie’s downin’ shots as she’s pourin’ beers
Everybody wonders what she doin’ here?
She should be on a stage, bein’ a star
Instead she’s stuck behind this bar
Cho
Instrumental Break play verse sing Chorus
Verse 4
Then one night a stranger came through the door
A voice like velvet, knew songs by the score
He sang with Laurie, their voices one
And when the night was over he took her home
Cho:
Left the Rendezvous, with the drunken fools
At the Rendezvous on their regular stools
At the Rendezvous,there aint much to do
At the Rendezvous, now that Laurie’s flew At the Rendezvous..
At the Rendezvous back to intro out with AEDEA.


Pierre, Bobby and Marie

Written By: Dan Daniels

At the fait-do-do on a Saturday night,
Pierre and Bobby got in a fight
Sweet Marie was the reason why,
It seemed someone might die.

Pierre was promised Marie's hand,
But Bobby wanted to be her man.
Marie couldn't make up her mind
She was not the cheatin' kind.

But Bobby made her heart beat fast
His flashing eyes, the die was cast.
She fell so hard, she fell so fast
Her resistance couldn't last.

Pierre was known far and wide.
Men who crossed him often died.
He had fists of steel and a tempered blade,
But Bobby was not afraid.

He needed Marie in his life,
He wanted to make her his wife.
He couldn't back down, he couldn't let go -
Even if his blood should flow.

Marie made his heart beat fast
Her flashing eyes, the die was cast.
He fell so hard, he fell so fast
He'd found true love at last.

Pierre pulled out his knife,
Looked like he was gonna take Bobby's life.
"Don't do it!" Marie, she cried,
"I couldn't stand it if he died!"

"I'll leave with you, I'll be your wife,
If you will spare Bobby's life!"
Pierre just smiled and shook his head,
And this is what he said:

"I see Bobby makes your heart beat fast
Your flashing eyes, the die was cast.
You fell so hard, you fell so fast
My chance with you is past.

Yeah, Bobby made her heart beat fast
His flashing eyes, The die was cast.
She fell so hard, he fell so fast
They'd found true love at last.
Oh, They'd found true love at last.

Nashville Dreams

Written By: Dan Daniels

Nashville Dreams Key of D
Verse 1
(D)A stolen car, that he didn’t (G)steal
(D)Still his lawyer had to make the (G)deal
(A)And there went his (G) next seven (D)years
(A)With time on his hands and (G)lost in (D)despair
(A)The songs he wrote came (G)straight from his (D)heart
(A)Now he’s off to Nashville to (G)have (D)a new (D)start.
Cho.:
(G)He came to town with his (D)hopes held high
(A)Coming with a full head of (D)steam.
(D7)He was (G)on his way, he (D) came here to(Bm)play
To (G)follow his (A)Nashville (D)dreams
Verse 2
Out on the street a vision that’s strange
A broken down man asking for some spare change
And in his hand a beat up guitar
Missing most of it’s strings, won’t take him too far
Can’t buy some new ones, ain’t got the dough
Two years in Nashville with nothing to show.
Cho:
IB play Chorus
Verse 3
The flashing lights reflected on a damp dark street
Under a blanket, you just make out a pair of feet
His mother said he was the best
And all he needs is a little rest
But he won’t wake up his time is done
A needle in the arm or a shot from a gun
Cho 2:
He came to town with his hopes held high
Coming with a full head of steam
But life had it’s way and he can’t even play
The end of his Nashville, his own private Crashville
The end of his Nashville Dreams

Katy, Katy

Written By: Dan Daniels

Katy, Katy By Dan Daniels Key of D
Intro Play 2 Verses and Chorus
Verse 1
(D) Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
Dance by the light of the moon.
Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
I’m (A) lonely and I want to (D) spoon.
Verse 2
(D) Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
I ain’t seen you in a while
Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
When I (A) see you I just (D) smile.
Cho.
(G) Coming to see you when the day is done
And the (D) evening’s comin’ on (D7)
We’ll (G) go out dancing, have some fun
The (A) bad times will be gone
(G) Face the music, sing our songs,
Let it (D) carry us away
(D) Katy, Katy want to (A) be with you every (D) day.
Instrumental break verse and chorus
Verse 3
(D) Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
Be with you all the time.
Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
Say that you’ll be (D)mine
Verse 4
(A) Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
You’ve nothing better to do
Katy, Katy won’t you come out tonight
I really (A) do love you. – Play verse and end

(I've Been Eatin') Onions

Written By: Dan Daniels

Onions, onions, I been eatin’ onions
I’ve eaten them all of my days.
Onions, onions, I been eatin’ onions,
And I’ll eat ‘em till they carry me away.

When I was just a boy, my mama said to me
There is a root vegetable that I’d like you to eat
Have it in a salad, or you know you could
Have it on a burger – that would taste real good!

…….CHORUS…….

To get in a fraternity, I had to do Hell Week.
They made us wear an onion necklace,
‘Cause they thought it reeked
And for a punishment, they made us take a bite –
I chomped off a huge one – with pure delight!

…….CHORUS…….

So, if you say my breath stinks, I won’t deny it.
And if you say “Just go away”, I won’t be quiet!
I’ll stand up proudly, and tell the whole world:
Onions are the best for every boy and girl!!

…….CHORUS…….

There’ red ones and yellow ones, green and white ones, too.
There’s sweet Vidalia – if you only knew
How good they are for you, you’d eat them every day!!
If you do, you’ll be like me, and you can say…

…….CHORUS…….


On My Knees

Written By: Dan Daniels

On My Knees by Dan Daniels Key of D
Intro D…/G…/A…/D…/D…/
V.1
(D) Thank you for your (G) precious smile
(A) How you make it (D) all worthwhile
And you know you’re (G) just my style,
The (A) answer to my (D) prayers
(D) You’ve made me the (G) man I am,
(A) Must have been part (D) of the plan
It’s with you I’ll (G) take my stand,
And (A) travel through the (D) years (D7)
CH
But (G) if you ever say that it is (D) over,
(E) I’m not (E7) sure just what I’ll (A) do (A7) oo
(G) Break down and bawl, (D) might even (Bm) fall,
(D) Down (A) on my knees to (D) you.
V.2
I used to play around with hearts, doing love in fits and starts
I was only playing the part, and then you came along
You showed me how to really love,
To find what I’d been dreaming of,
An answer sent from up above, you fill my heart with song
CH
Instrumental : play verse
V.3
So baby take me by the hand, we can find that Promised Land
Universe of love, watch it expand, growing every day.
But daily life can be so cruel, and time can surely take its toll
And sometimes we’re all fools, so listen when I say.
CH. That if…
Repeat last 2 lines, and then last line and end with
(A)Get down on my knees to (G) you –oo-oo-oo-(D) oo

Long, Long Timre

Written By: Dan Daniels

Long, Long Time (for Hal and Eric)
Verse 1
(G) You say she’s bringing you down
You feel you’re (D) under the gun
And (C) you want to go downtown
And (G) have a little (D) fun
The bottles (G) got her you see
But she (D) thinks it ain’t so, You (Em) want to be free,
You (C) just gotta go
Cho 1:
Time to (G) get (D) away, (G) life’s too short they (C) say,
‘Cause when you’re (G)dead,
You’ll be (D) dead for a long, long (C) time.(G)
Verse 2
The (G) job’s got you down, your (D) boss is a jerk
Makes you (C) feel like a clown, but you (G) know you need the (D) work.
But (G) times moving on, and (D) so are your dreams
You gotta (Em) sing out your songs
You gotta (C) play out your schemes.
Cho 1:
Bridge:
(EM) So (D) don’t waste your (G) time
(EM) Better (D) mend your (G) ways (G7)
(C) You (D) know it’s a (G) crime (Em)
(C) To (D) squander your (G) days
Verse 3
You (G) feel you’re getting too old, and you (D) want to give up,
Your (C) heart’s getting cold and you (G) got an empty (D) cup.
But it’s (G) never too late until the (D) day that it is,
When you’re (Em) at the Pearly Gates and you (C) take that final quiz.
Cho 2
So when you cash in your bets, have no regrets
Cause when you’re dead you’ll be dead for a long, long time.
Play verse and repeat Cho. 1
Hold last C chord and end on G

Coming Due

Written By: Dan Daniels

(E)We’ve been wastin’ and usin’,(B7)Giving the earth a’bruisin’, We’ve (A)had it so easy (E)compared to the (B7)rest.
But our (E)prices keep rising, our (B7)waistlines outsizing
(A)Looks like we’re (B7) failing the (E)test(E7)
Cho:
Oh the (A)bill is finally coming (E)due
For (B7)all the pigoutin’ we (E)do
(A)Using resources like (E)ragin’ (C#7)race horses
It’s (F#7)time we (B7)finally got the(E) clue.

Play intro as turnaround (A E C#7 F#7 B7 E)
Verse 2
Oh you thought you could go out and just have that blowout
Drinkin’ and druggin’ and feeling no pain
Shopping and spending, like there was no ending,
All those things could just shut off your brain.

Cho: again play intro as turnaround
Verse 3
You can’t treat the Earth like dirt, it’s us who will hurt
When the oceans are rising and the cities are in flames
We’ve got to come to our senses, start mending some fences
It’s time to stop playing those games.

Discography

2004 Guts and Gravel
2007 Geezer Rock
2007 The United State of Americana - Shut Eye
Records - a compilation of some of the best new Americana artists
2008 Get Back Home -Single

Set List

We do a mixture of originals and covers. Our club shows contain more cover material, but our concerts feature a much greater number of our originals, with an occasional cover. We cover Van Morrison, the Beatles, the Stones, Townes Van Zant,the Greatful Dead and many more. We can do a complete two set show of mostly originals, with two 45 to 60 minute sets. Here is a typical two set show:
Set 1
Ripple The Greatful Dead
Your No Good Buddies YNGB
The Flapper and the Devil - YNGB
Phantom Woman - YNGB
You Gotta Face the Music - YNGB
Me and Julio... - Paul Simon
Sweet Lovin' Woman - YNGB
(I've Benn Eatin') Onions - yNGB
Arkansas Traveller - Whiskey Before Breakfast -
traditional instrumental
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Guts and Gravel - YNGB
Geezer Rock - YNGB
Set 2
What Would Jesus Drive - YNGB
Pierre, Bobby and Marie - YNGB
Mohair Sam - Charlie Rich
Willie's Dream - YNGB
Losing My Relgion - REM
The Rebound - YNGB
Do It While We Can - YNGB
Pancho and Lefty -Town