HEAD CLEANER

HEAD CLEANER

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

HEAD CLEANER is fresh, urban, multi-cultural; a new voice resonating in the world of contemporary acoustic music. The group's vision is to make music organic enough to be played without electricity while reflecting the electric pace of modern city life. They call it "American Urban Acoustic".

Biography

BREAKING NEWS ***** HEAD CLEANER'S "IT'S ALRIGHT" ADVANCES, among 14,000 song entries, to semi-final round of the 2006 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION.
Also, look for their track, "IN EVERY HUMAN HEART", on GRAMMY WINNER, Steve Zuckerman's recently released, "HOPE: LOVE IS THE ANSWER" CD, on the GEMS label.
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HEAD CLEANER is fresh, urban, multi-cultural; a new voice resonating in the world of contemporary acoustic music. It is also Mark Lineberry (lead vocals/guitar), Derek Reese (guitar/vocals), Gary Nieves (bass/vocals), and Asaf Shor (percussion/vocals).

Founder Mark Lineberry is a Philadelphia native. Although his main focus is on song writing and performing, he is also President/CEO of POSITRON MEDIA, a production/design firm based in New York City. His music, graphics, videos and web creations have circulated internationally via audio cd, television, advertising, corporate presentation and the world wide web.

Mark's vision was to form an acoustic band that would bring together varied musical styles and sensibilities to produce an upbeat and wholly original sound. He wanted the music to be organic enough to be played without electricity while reflecting the electric pace of modern city life. To put it in Mark's words: "We live in a world of micro-chips, genetic engineering and the 'Big Mac'. We're just making folk music that sounds like that. We call it, 'American Urban Acoustic'".

Joining Mark in this quest are three gifted performers who bring their own unique vision and sound to the group. Asaf, Israeli born, Gary, with his Puerto Rican roots, and Derek, from the heart of Brooklyn weave global textures into a music that is both joyous and reflective.

HEAD CLEANER has played for appreciative audiences from Maine to California, enchanting them with infectious charm and outstanding musicianship. Their self-titled debut CD, recorded for the Positron label, is arousing interest in the acoustic community as the group garners enthusiastic reviews both on air and in print. As WPKN's Richard Kaminsky puts it, "Fans of Ry Cooder and John Hiatt, rejoice... serious, witty, sensitive, moving... turn this CD on, and you won't let go. ...awesome!".

Lyrics

Song of Love

Written By: Mark Lineberry

VERSE 1

I DREAMED I WROTE A SONG WITH
YOU
IT WAS A THING OF BEAUTY
POWER AND TRUTH
OUR HEARTS WERE OPEN
OUR SPIRITS WERE FREE
WE LAYED IT ALL ON THE LINE
FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE

CHORUS:

IT WAS A SONG
A SONG OF LOVE
SMOOTH SAILING AHEAD
CLEAR SKIES ABOVE
A SONG
A SONG OF LOVE
LAST NIGHT I DREAMED
I WROTE A SONG
WITH YOU

VERSE 2

I DREAMED I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU
YOU WERE A CREATURE OF BEAUTY
POWER AND TRUTH
YOUR HEART WAS OPEN
YOUR SPIRIT WAS FREE
I FELL IN LOVE WITH A WORLD
THAT YOU WERE SHOWING TO ME

CHORUS:

WE SANG A SONG
A SONG OF LOVE
SMOOTH SAILING AHEAD
CLEAR SKIES ABOVE
A SONG
A SONG OF LOVE
LAST NIGHT I DREAMED
I WROTE A SONG
SONG OF LOVE
WE WROTE A SONG OF LOVE
FULL SPEED AHEAD
CLEAR SKIES ABOVE
A SONG
A SONG OF LOVE
LAST NIGHT I DREAMED
I WROTE A SONG
WITH YOU

Information Overload

Written By: Mark Lineberry

VERSE 1

WHO'S HOT
WHO'S COLD
WHO'S GOT THE SECRET
THAT MUST BE TOLD
WHO'S IN CHARGE
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE
SUSPECT AT LARGE
WATCH 'EM RUN, RUN, RUN

VERSE 2

KILLER VIRUS
IN MY BACK YARD
LIFE IN THIS CITY
HARD, HARD, HARD
NEED AN ERECTION
JUST TAKE A PILL
BUT YOU'RE GONNA NEED PROTECTION
'CAUSE SEX CAN KILL

VERSE 2 (B SECTION)

IS THERE A PLACE TO HIDE
IN THE HEART
DOWN DEEP INSIDE
WHERE ONLY LOVE CAN BE FOUND
WELL I'M SHUTTING DOWN
THERE'S TOO MUCH

CHORUS:

INFORMATION
COMING AT ME
I DON'T NEED TO KNOW
I DON'T NEED TO SEE
INFORMATION
JUST CAN'T COPE
INFORMATION OVERLOAD

VERSE 3

FAX, PHONE, E-MAIL
SATELLITE TV
PHONE SEX, BIO-TECH
HEPATITIS C
SOFTWARE UPGRADE
OR YOU'RE LEFT IN THE DUST
IF GOD NEEDS MONEY
WHO CAN YOU TRUST

CHORUS:

INFORMATION
COMING AT ME
I DON'T WANT TO KNOW
I DON'T WANT TO SEE
INFORMATION
IT'S HURTING ME SO
INFORMATION OVERLOAD

BRIDGE 1

I JUST CAN'T STAND IT
ALL THE NOISE AND CONFUSION
I'M DISENCHANTED
WITH THE POWER, THE MONEY
IT'S ALL AN ILLUSION

VERSE 3 (B SECTION)

IS THERE A PLACE TO HIDE
IN THE HEART
DOWN DEEP INSIDE
WHERE ONLY LOVE CAN BE FOUND
WELL I'M SHUTTING DOWN
'CAUSE THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH

BRIDGE 2
INFORMATION OVERLOAD
FEELS LIKE MY HEAD'S JUST ABOUT TO EXPLODE
ANTI-DEPRESSANT CAN'T FOOL MY BRAIN
INTO THINKING I'M NOT LIVING
IN A WORLD THAT'S INSANE
ARE YOU RAD, ARE YOU DOPE OR FLY
DON'T MATTER, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE
I'M PULLING THE PLUG, GOING UNDERGROUND
'CAUSE ALL OF THIS HYPE'S
JUST BRINGING ME DOWN

CHORUS:

INFORMATION
COMING AT ME
I DON'T WANT TO KNOW
I DON'T WANT TO SEE
INFORMATION
IT'S JUST GOT TO GO
INFORMATION OVERLOAD
TOO MUCH INFORMATION
COMING AT ME
I DON'T NEED TO KNOW
I DON'T NEED TO SEE
INFORMATION
JUST CAN'T COPE
INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Addictions

Written By: Mark Lineberry/Derek Reese

VERSE 1

I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
AND I SMOKE A CIGARETTE
I FEEL LIKE I'M HUNG OVER
FROM BAD THINGS
I HAVEN'T EVEN DONE YET
I WORK SO HARD IT HURTS ME
BUT MY HABITS, THEY HURT ME WORSE
GUESS SOMEDAY THEY'RE JUST GONNA' KILL ME
IF I DON'T KILL THEM
I DON'T KILL THEM FIRST

TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT I NEED TO LEARN
BUT EVERY TIME I GET THE CHANCE
YOU KNOW I ALWAYS SEEM TO TURN

CHORUS:

TO MY ADDICTIONS
JUST CAN'T SEEM TO LET THEM GO... NO, NO
IT'S AN AFFLICTION
OF THE BODY HEART AND SOUL

VERSE 2

YOU KNOW MY HEAD IS SPINNING
MY BODY CAN'T TAKE THE STRAIN
SO I SMOKE SOME DOPE AND I GUESS I HOPE THAT
IF I HIT MYSELF IN THE HEAD HARD ENOUGH
IT WILL KILL THE PAIN

SOMETIMES I CAN JUST GIVE IT ALL UP
BUT I ALWAYS SEEM TO SLIP
IF I DO NOTHING ELSE IN THIS LIFE
SOMEHOW I'M GONNA FIGURE OUT
HOW TO GET A GRIP

CHORUS:

ON MY ADDICTIONS
OR THEY WILL NEVER LET ME GO... NO, NO
IT'S AN AFFLICTION
OF THE BODY HEART AND SOUL

BRIDGE:

WILL I LEARN TO UNDERSTAND MYSELF
WILL I EVER LEARN TO FEEL
I GUESS I CAN START BY FORGIVING MYSELF
'CAUSE IF I DON'T, I KNOW I WON'T
EVER GIVE MYSELF A CHANCE TO HEAL

VERSE 2 (B SECTION)

SOMETIMES I CAN JUST GIVE IT ALL UP
BUT I ALWAYS SEEM TO SLIP
IF I DO NOTHING ELSE IN THIS LIFE
SOMEHOW I'M GONNA FIGURE OUT
HOW TO GET A GRIP

CHORUS:

ON MY ADDICTIONS
SO HARD TO LET THEM GO
IT'S AN AFFLICTION
OF THE BODY HEART AND SOUL
THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT
THESE ADDICTIONS
I GUESS THEY'VE HAD THEIR HOLD ON ME
I KNOW IT'S TRUE
IT'S AN AFFLICTION
BUT NOW I FINALLY SEE
ADDICTION
IS HURTING ME

It's Alright

Written By: Mark Lineberry

VERSE 1

YOU HAD THE ADVANTAGE
YOUR STARS WERE ALIGNED
YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED
ALMOST ALL OF THE TIME
FOR ME IT WAS DIFFERENT
WHAT EVER I TRIED
WAS NEVER SUPPORTED
FULFILLMENT DENIED
WELL I USED TO CALL INTO QUESTION
THE WHIMS OF FORTUNE'S EMBRACE
'TIL I HAD A VISION
THAT FOR ME LEFT NO DOUBT
LOVE COMES TO ALL
AND THAT'S ALL IT'S ABOUT

CHORUS:

AND IT'S ALRIGHT
IF FORTUNE DOES NOT SMILE UPON ME
IT'S ALRIGHT
I'M USED TO SWIMMING UPSTREAM
YOU KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT
IF NOBODY SEEMS TO WANT ME
'CAUSE I STILL LOVE MY LIFE
AND I STILL HAVE MY DREAMS
AND IT'S ALRIGHT
YOU KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT

VERSE 2

YOU WENT WITH THE PROGRAM
YOU SWALLOWED IT WHOLE
SO EVERYONE HELPED YOU
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
BUT I COULD NOT FOLLOW
WOULD NOT ACQUIESCE
INDULGED EVERY IMPULSE
AND I MADE A BIG MESS
FOR THIS I AM NOT REPENTANT
BUT TO THOSE FOR WHOM I'VE CAUSED PAIN
'CAUSE I HAD A VISION
THAT FOR ME LEFT NO DOUBT
ALL ARE FORGIVEN
AND NO ONE'S LEFT OUT

CHORUS:

AND IT'S ALRIGHT
WHATEVER SINS I'VE COMMITTED
IT'S ALRIGHT
I'VE ALREADY BEEN CRUCIFIED
YOU KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT
WHATEVER I DID, WELL I DID IT
BUT NOW MY HEART HAS BEEN OPENED
AND I KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT

BRIDGE:

THERE'S A PLACE INSIDE OF ME
FULL OF LIFE AND LOVE AND ENERGY
IT LETS ME KNOW WHEN I'M FEELING DOWN
THAT ALL I NEED IS WITHIN ME
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW

CHORUS:

AND THAT IT'S ALRIGHT
IF I'VE LEFT A FEW BRIDGES BURNING
IT'S ALRIGHT
WHETHER I'VE LOST OR I'VE WON
YOU KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT
WE'RE ALL JUST HERE 'CAUSE WE'RE LEARNING
AND NO-ONE'S HEART IS LEFT BROKEN
WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE
NO, NOT ONE HEART IS LEFT YEARNING
NOT A SINGLE ONE
AND IT'S ALRIGHT
YOU KNOW IT'S ALRIGHT

YOU HAD THE ADVANTAGE
YOUR STARS WERE ALIGNED...

Where Are We Going

Written By: Mark Lineberry

VERSE 1

WHERE ARE WE GOING
IN OUR DESIGNER JEANS AND OUR S.U.V.s
WHAT ARE WE DOING
ABOUT HALF A WORLD GOING HUNGRY
WHY ARE WE FIGHTING
OVER RELIGIONS AND IDEOLOGIES
WHERE ARE WE... GOING
WHERE ARE WE GOING

VERSE 2

WHAT ARE WE THINKING
IF WE THINK WE'LL STOP KILLING BY KILLING
CAN WE STOP MAKING
WAR A FOREIGN POLICY
WHERE ARE WE GOING
IF WE'RE THE STONG AND THE WILLING
THEN WHERE ARE WE... GOING
WHERE ARE WE GOING

BRIDGE

IT'S OUR DESTINY
THAT I'M QUESTIONING
WELL IF IT'S UP TO US
THEN HERE'S WHAT I THINK
IT'S JUST A MATTER OF LOVE
AND WHAT LOVE CAN BRING
CAN BRING TO US
WHEREVER WE'RE GOING

VERSE 3

WHERE AM I GOING
WITH MY AMBITION, WITH MY VANITY
WHO AM I SEEING
WHEN I LOOK IN THE EYES OF SOMEONE IN NEED
WHERE ARE WE GOING
IF IT'S UP TO YOU AND IT'S UP TO ME
WHERE ARE WE...

BREAKDOWN

WHERE ARE WE GOING
WHERE ARE WE GOING
WHERE ARE WE GOING
WHERE ARE WE...

CHORUS

WHERE ARE WE GOING
IF THERE'S NO CLEAN AIR FOR US TO BREATH
WHAT ARE WE CHANGING
IF WE DON'T CHANGE WHAT WE BELIEVE
WHERE ARE WE GOING
IF WE DON'T WANT TO STAY BUT WE CAN'T LEAVE
THEN WHERE ARE WE...

In Every Human Heart

Written By: Mark Lineberry

VERSE 1

IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
THERE ARE STORIES SAD BUT TRUE
THEY LIVE IN THE PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW
THEY LIVE INSIDE OF ME AND YOU
FOR YOU SEE THEY ARE STORIES
OF DREAMS LEFT UNFULFILLED
BUT OUR LIVES ARE NOT WASTED
'CAUSE THE DREAMER'S DREAMING STILL

VERSE 2

IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
THERE'S AN UNANSWERED QUESTION
HOW A LOVING GOD
CAN ALLOW SO MUCH GRIEF AND DESTRUCTION
MAYBE WE'RE JUST FORGETTING
THE GIFT SO LOVINGLY GIVEN
THE POWER TO CREATE WITHOUT LIMITS
WHETHER IT'S HELL OR IT'S HEAVEN

CHORUS:

AND THERE'S A PASSION THAT RAGES
IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
WE CAN MAKE A BRAVE NEW WORLD
WITH THIS PASSION THAT RAGES
IN EVERY HUMAN HEART

B VERSE

IF WE CAN ACCEPT THE PART THAT WE'RE PLAYING
IN THIS NIGHTMARE THAT'S BEEN CREATED
I DO BELIEVE WE CAN FIND A WAY
WE CAN FIND A WAY TO CHANGE IT

CHORUS:

WITH THE PASSION THAT RAGES
IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
WE CAN MAKE A BRAVE NEW WORLD
WHERE NO ONE IS HATED OR DISCARDED
THE PROPHETS AND THE SAGES
HAVE TOLD US RIGHT FROM THE VERY START
ALL WE NEED IS THE LOVE THAT SHINES WITHIN US
AND THE PASSION THAT RAGES
IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
IN EVERY HUMAN HEART

Discography

At present, HEAD CLEANER is in the process of producing its second CD entitled, "Substance". One of the songs from the new recording has already been included, along with tracks by Ritchie Havens, Robert Fripp, Christopher Cross, Dave Davies of the Kinks and others in GRAMMY WINNER, Steve Zuckerman's "HOPE: LOVE IS THE ANSWER" CD on the GEMS label. Other of the group’s creations include the production of a concert trailer DVD, music video for their song, "In Every Human Heart", Flash website, graphically rich press package and their self-titled CD.

Set List

HEAD CLEANER typically does a 45-50 minute set for coffeehouses and clubs, but will do a 1hr. 40min. concert, if needed (as was the case, for example, at The US Cellular Riverwalk Festival in North Carolina).

HEAD CLEANER books as a SOLO (Mark), DUO, TRIO or QUARTET.

All of the material is written by Mark Lineberry or Mark with various members of the group, with the exception of "One World" by Todd Rundgren.

1. I LOVE MY BODY
2. FAITH
3. ADDICTIONS
4. GOOD AT LOVE
5. ISN'T IT TRAGIC
6. INFORMATION OVERLOAD
7. SHOW ME THE WAY
8. ONE WORLD
9. PAINT MY FACE
10. DAY BY DAY
11. I WILL BE FREE
12. ANGEL'S ANGEL
13. REAL LOVE
14. FEAR
15. FLESH OBSESSION
16. HIDE AWAY
17. SONG OF LOVE
18. IF YOU WERE ME
19. LYING
20. IN EVERY HUMAN HEART
21. RIDING THE WAVE
22. SORRY
23. I'LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU
24. WOMAN'S TOUCH
25. IT'S ALRIGHT
26. HUNGRY WORLD
27. DON'T SAY IT
28. WHERE ARE WE GOING
29. THIS TIME