HAM

HAM

BandAlternativeRock

HAM goes down like a light-gray-suicide- sunshine-smile. Better yet, HAM is suitable for vegetarians and porkers alike. Dig in and save the pigs!!

Biography

Everyone living in our pork-fried world needs a slab of HAM. HAM comes from London and America (betcha didn't learn that in school!)...HAM is all about solid songs, performed honestly with a handmade twist.

Ken Rose is an original L.A. surfer-slacker-dude who has a knack for finding the brighter side of life's stains. Joe Cang (he has a sunny side too) carries the London fog with him in a ziplock baggie.

HAM is acoustic. HAM rocks. HAM is spaced out and digs for truffles. HAM is high in cholesterol and makes you thirsty. The debut HAM record, Bluffing With Integrity (mid-Nov. 2005 pre-release), is spitting on the griddle. Without formula, the majority of the album was recorded live in world record time, HAM is all about having no creative boundaries. HAM sizzles. HAM can burn if you don’t pay attention. HAM is addictive. HAM is suitable for both vegetarians and porkers. HAM is basting up for the road and will be on your table soon...DIG IN!

Ken Rose and Joe Cang (pronounced Sang) have known each other since 2000...Only God and the mighty Dinkel know why they waited five years to start a band. The two artists met at London’s celebrated Kashmir Club, where Joe was performing. After the show Ken introduced himself, said he dug his work, and that he had a good feeling regarding a collaboration. Basically, it took five years of “what-iffing” and four weeks of writing and recording to bring this piglet to life. Ken and Joe are huge fans of “real” music with influences coming from all over the place...

In a nutshell - HAM sounds like a light grey suicide sunshine smile.

There you have it...

Lyrics

Cleaning House

Written By: Ken Rose / Joe Cang

cleaning house:

even when youre sad
and everything you have is gone forever
even when it burns
something always turns around and makes it worth it
strange stuff happens
breaks the mold
gets inside and takes control
so kick it out
shut your mouth
hold it down
let it drown and go to heaven
youre cleaning house
in and out
forget about all the times that you never...
even when you lie
it aint no big surprise when they come back to visit
uninvited guests help you to digest
youll be blessed if you let em
strange stuff happens
digs a hole
gets inside your weary head and takes control
makes you wanna kick it out
shut your mouth
hold it down
let it drown and go to heaven
youre cleaning house
in and out
forget about all the times that you never worked it out
without a doubt
what goes around comes around if you let it
so let it go and clean your house
sweep it out
go and get it
dont it make you wanna kick it out
shut your mouth
hold it down
let it drown and float up to heaven
youre cleaning house
in and out
forget about all the times you said youd never
you swore that youd never
youre gonna work it out and clean your house
forget about all the times that you said youd never
youre gonna kick it
out shut your god damned mouth
hold it down
let it drown and float up to heaven
let it float up to heaven
theyre gonna go if you let em
so just let em
even when youre sad

©2005 words & music Rose/Cang (RoseBowl Music/Manjo Music)

Going Through The Motions

Written By: Ken Rose / Joe Cang

going through the motions:

help
check my situation out
im bugging
close to the edge of every end of the line
and there aint nothing left but hope
my boats going under
watch me float
kiss me when im down
spread your love around

we get up
we melt down
hang around
were just going through the motions
rack em up
smash em down
pray for love
were just going through the motions
and i feel fine

bills
wont get paid until i reinvent the wheel
feed me
watch this vegetarian squeal
now there aint nothing left to lose
im wearing holes without no shoes
so kiss me when im down
spread yourself around

we get up
we melt down
hang around
were just going through the motions
rack em up
smash em down
pray for love
were just going through the motions
and i feel fine

you know that i do
i dont mind
prozac feels fine

we get up
we melt down
hang around
were just going through the motions
rack em up
smash em down
pray for love
were just going through the motions
and i feel fine

©2005 words & music Rose/Cang (Rosebowl Music/Manjo Music)

Superman & Jesus

Written By: Ken Rose / Joe Cang

superman & jesus:

the office is closed
down at the wishing hole
watching the mold grow
packaged and sold
mcdonalds for everyone
taking it slow
no miracles
who do you call to make it all go away

superman and jesus
heroes on the run
the man of steel and a healer
got a job thats never done
superman with jesus by his side
maybe theyre just kicking back
turning water into wine

thrown from the fold
hooked on the taliban
watching the beards grow
whos got the dope
show me your trigger hand
why does it shake so bad
who do you call to make it all go away

superman and jesus
heroes on the run
the man of steel and a healer
got a job thats never done
superman with jesus by his side
maybe theyre just kicking back
turning water into wine
and getting high
watch them getting high

superman and jesus
heroes on the run
the man of steel and a healer
got a job thats never done
superman with little jesus by his side
maybe theyre just kicking back
turning water into wine
and getting high
smell them getting high
theyre getting so high...

©2005 words & music Rose/Cang (Rosebowl Music/Manjo Music)

Discography

Debut LP (promotional pre- release available in mid-Nov. 2005) available in December.
"Bluffing With Integrity"

Set List

A typical electric HAM set varies in length from 45-90 minutes.

HAM unplugged is an intimate 50 minute acoustic set.