Mike Rimbaud

Mike Rimbaud

 New York City, New York, USA
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Mike Rimbaud is an underground American rocker and painter who lives in New York City. He has released 7 albums of original songs, often topical and yet romantic rock n roll. Mike speaks to the hopelessness many feel today with the ever growing gap between the rich and poor.

Biography

Mike Rimbaud is an American singer-songwriter and painter who lives in New York City. He has recorded 8 album’s, the first, “Mutiny in the Subway” was recorded in a minimalist style with guitar, bass and percussion. His latest is "Coney Island Wave" 12 original compositions recorded in Manhattan in 2011.
He started his career by performing in the bars and rock clubs in New York, but it was with record labels in Paris that he released his first 3 CD’s. Mike has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Gene Vincent among others, but his songwriting style and voice have always been unique. Although his career has remained in the underground, he has continued to be a prolific songwriter sometimes commenting on current events with his songs such as; “Stimulus Baby”, “Katrina Comes Again”, “7-11 on September 11th” and “Mother Nature’s Nervous Breakdown.” He also speaks about New York life, “King of Staten Island,” and relationships, “You Make Love Like War,” “Girlfriend Lost and Found.” As a performer, he has toured Europe and the US with his band as well as a solo artist.
Mike Rimbaud is also a painter who regularly exhibits his artwork. His subject mater includes subway scenes, cityscapes, dinosaurs, portraits of revolutionaries, burlesque and belly dancers.
For more info please visit his site; www.mikerimbaud.com

Lyrics

Saving Up To Go Bankrupt

Written By: Mike Rimbaud

Saving Up To Go Bankrupt
Words and music©2011 Mike Rimbaud

Baby, it’s not easy saving all your pennies
Even when it’s not a raining
Your world is turning upside down
One day you hope to start all over again
Keep saving up to go bankrupt

Got no money, just something to say
The banks don’t care for debt
No Thanks buddy you did your best

You’ll wake up from your American dream
The real world aint on a TV screen
The system’s broke, it’s corrupt
We’re saving up to go bankrupt

Looking for a future
Look it straight in the eye
You won’t blink, who’s to think
You got no place to hide
You got no savings, don’t own a home
Hot air’s blowing us all around
Not everyone can join the band, but everyone can take a stand
Let’s build to morrow brink by brick
When the good luck comes, it’s going to stick
We may be down but not for long, come on

Anger is mounting everywhere
The cream doesn’t always rise to the top
Sometimes it’s the crap, sometimes it’s rot
Ben Franklin was a cooler cat, a good conscience is where it’s at
Keep saving up and you’ll go bankrupt

You’ll wake up from your American dream
The real world ain't on a TV screen
The system’s broke, it’s corrupt
We’re saving up to go bankrupt

Discography


Coney Island Wave, 2011
Can't Judge a Song By It's Cover, 2011 (Mike covers other songwriters)
Soundtrack For a Human Being, 2011 (an 18 song compilation, includes the brand new track, "One Percent Feeling Lonely")
What Was I Thinking, 2010
Beast of Broadway , 2003
Graffiti Trees , 1997
DawnTown Project , 1995
Red Light , 1993
Funeral Lover , 1991
Mutiny in the Subway , 1990