George & The Class of '84

George & The Class of '84

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George & The Class of '84 delivers a rock n' roll punch that will blow your socks off! They have an energetic live show that is all original, and chock full of toe tapping, head banging goodness! This is the band you've been waiting for!

Biography

Formed in late 1998 by Mike Onufreychuk and Blaine Martinson, the project started as a basement recording experiment. Soon the two decided to put together a live group, and recruited Ian Strachan on drums. After playing together under the name Slowjam for several years the band members went their separate ways in 2002.

A year passed, and after working in other projects and bands, the three members came together to reunite under a new name and band structure. With a fresh focus and musical direction, the band began writing and took to the stage in April 2004 for the first time in Winnipeg as George & The Class of '84. The band has since played extensively in local Winnipeg venues and has toured to other municipalities in Southern Manitoba. In September 2005, the band unleashed its new album "Weapons of Mass Distraction".

Lyrics

Bring Me Down

Written By: George & The Class of '84

You are such a bitch
when you walk through the door
I hear you calling out my name
but I just ignore
The thought of your touch
just makes my skin crawl
I'm better off alone
leave you to take the fall

'Cause you always
Bitch, Bitch, Bitch
Whenever I'm around
It's hard to stay up
When all you do is bring me down

You always make a point
of getting on my nerves
I know you're playing games
but you think it doesn't hurt
So let's make a deal
just cut to the chase
here's your keys back
now get the hell outta my face

'Cause you always
Bitch, Bitch, Bitch
Whenever I'm around
It's hard to stay up
When all you do is bring me down

You make it very clear
that I have done you wrong
I try to compensate
but you still go on & on
the sound of your words
just makes my teeth grit
don't tell me another lie
'cause I don't really give a shit!

'Cause you always
Bitch, Bitch, Bitch
Whenever I'm around
It's hard to stay up
When all you do is bring me down

Beautiful Youth

Written By: George & The Class of '84

Same old same old
what's the deal
can someone teach me
just how to feel
I've lost my looks
I've lost my pride
Feels like there's nothing
left inside

And I
Stand tall
With my face
To the wall

Some young, some old
what's the deal
can you tell me
just what is real
if it looks fake
if it looks frail
no need to fret
we just put it on sale

It's the truth, you're the beautiful youth
look around, you're the living proof
stand back, we're coming through
It's the truth, you're the beautiful youth

Can't make my mind up
What size should I make my cup
I gotta fake these fucking tits up
no, no, no

It's the truth, you're the beautiful youth
look around, you're the living proof
stand back, we're coming through
It's the truth, you're the beautiful youth

you're the beautiful youth...

Burnout

Written By: George & The Class of '84

Feeling wasted again
no drink in me
Time catches up with
the old & gray
I'm all burnt out
nothing left in me
fear breeds fear
that's what they say

Faceless crowds
drown me again
hope to hell
I can hear the call
I'm all burnt out
nothing to defend
Line them up
and watch ‘em fall

Freedom comes
at a price to pay
play the game
and you might go free
we're all burnt out
no more pride today
no feeling left
something wrong with me

I’m a burnout
I’ve been without
I didn’t turn out
How I should have been
I’m the reason
For this season
I can’t believe in
Myself anymore

Words define the man I am
Smiles to hide the pain within
Short of breath, I cant go on
I’m burnt out, but nothings wrong
With the soul inside of me

Discography

CD (compillation): 92.9 Kick FM Home Grown - track "Burnout" (2006)
CD (full-length): Weapons of Mass Distraction (2005)
CD (EP): The Mullet EP (2001)

92.9 Kick FM Winnipeg currently has track "Burnout" in rotation.

The band has also received airplay on Winnipeg's Power97 (97.5FM), 101.5 UMFM, and 95.9 CKUW

Set List

George & The Class of '84 originals:
Automatic Love Song
The Perfect Lie
Sold For Nothing
Burnout
Bring Me Down
Unlucky
Fall
Speaking Truth
Pandora vs. Aphrodite
When She Makes Me Cry
Blackstar
Getaway
Longshot

Covers (for fun):
Lovercall - Danko Jones
Bounce - Danko Jones
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
American Idiot - Green Day
Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins