Mill City Rockers

Mill City Rockers

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Biography

You know, they just don't fit. They don't fit the young, pop, cookie-cutter profile of the stereotypical rock band - by any stretch of the imagination. And, in a very appropriate way, that does fit. Because the Mill City Rockers are America's Favorite Biker Band. They play to motorcycle and music enthusiasts whenever, wherever they can, with a dedication and manic enthusiasm that has held up through 17 years of ups, downs, and sometimes backwards adventures. They have shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Daniels and Blue Oyster Cult. They've enthralled listeners with their original rock anthems at Daytona, Myrtle Beach, and Laconia Bike Weeks. They're veterans of a scene that counts them as one of their own. The Mill City Rockers' varied musical backgrounds and tastes combine into a hard-driving, cutting edge, in your face brand of rock-n-roll that can speed to a wild frenzy then dip into the soothing lull of heartfelt blues or hang out somewhere intoxicatingly in between. Tight, in the groove and passionate about their pursuit, the band is here to stay. Fueled by the drive of guitar player John Anthony Florio, an interesting amalgam of pure musical talent has resulted over the years. Florio, most recently, has been joined by his son, Anthony Florio. The younger Florio brings with him a heartfelt commitment reminiscent of his father's, along with the distinctly alternative edge of his own guitar playing. A veteran of the alternative rock scene, he's a force who adeptly compliments and drives the edginess of the band. The beat is handled by drummer John Desaulniers, aka J.D. All talent, J.D. possesses a fluid, natural feel that translates into a take-no-prisoners style backed by a professional, polished attitude that provides the band their rock-solid foundation. Building the rhythm is Jim St. Pierre; bass player and lead vocalist of the band. His aggressive, rules-breaking bass style is combined with a dynamic vocal style that ranges from smooth blues to tormented demon. His on-stage energy keeps the crowd amped and engaged. Joining St. Pierre behind the microphone is Kerry Cudmore. Her voice ranges from lilting, seductive, soulful blues to alternative rock versatility. Her ability to hold a note, the stuff of legends; this operatically-trained vocalist spices the mix with her adept lead and background vocals. Founding member John Anthony Florio defines himself as 'old school.' He crafts raw, foot-stomping rhythm with soulful blues-infected leads. Harmonic excellence. His own determination has brought together this unusual mix of talented musicians into a force that should not be missed. Their live performances are inspired and raw. Their recorded music will heighten whatever journey you find yourself on. Whether it be the drive to work, the view from the open road, or anywhere else you need to be rocked, Mill City Rockers will provide inspiration and fuel. Top Events Played: Bike Week (Laconia, NH) Bike Week (Daytona, FL) Bike Week (Myrtle Beach, NC) Major bike shows in Philidelphia, PA, Biloxi, MS, Boston, MA, and Somerset, NJ Top Venues Played: Tweeter Center (Boston, MA) Hard Rock Cafe (Boston, MA) Mill City Rockers Have Shared the Stage With: Steppenwolf Rick Derringer Blue Oyster Cult The Guess Who The Charlie Daniels Band Leslie West Dave Mason Koko Taylor Nils Lofgren The Marshall Tucker Band The Outfield Radio: WHJY-FM WAAF-FM Television: Rock T.V. (New England)

Lyrics

Fuck You

Written By: MCR

Thunderous crashing waves
Lightning strikes and I cannot see
Something calls to me
Raised up hands that stay

I know what you want
Don’t you think I know
Here I come for you
Down from below

Don’t you want me

Windswept words upon the air
Twenty feet down lovely flowing hair
Raise your hands to me
Siren of the sea

I know what you want
Don’t you think I know
How you want me to come
Down below

Don’t you
Want me
To fuck you

Finally I release
Jump right down into the sea
Gentle hands pulling me
Siren of the sea

I know what you want
Don’t you think I know
Now you’ll stay with me
Down below

Don’t you
Want me
To fuck you

Big Cloud Thunder

Written By: MCR

There was Sun. He was warm.
Turned our rocks from just hills into homes.
And the Rain. Bringing life.
Yeah the Wind Spirits danced in the Night.

Give me Earth. Give me Stones.
Give me Fire. Rock and Roll.
Big Cloud Thunder.

And the Mountains shook with Rage.
We'd forgotten their faces were worn down with Age.
And the Sky - lit behind
Yeah the Stars burned their dreams. Flashed like Hell 'fore our eyes.

Give me Earth. Give me Stones.
Give me Fire. Rock and Roll.
Big Cloud Thunder.

Then the still, place of Calm.
We remembered the Sun who had given us warmth.
Prayed for Peace. Danced with Fire.
That the Spirits of Earth would grant our desires.

Give me Earth. Give me Stones.
Give me Fire. Rock and Roll.
Big Cloud Thunder.

Why I Still Love

Written By: MCR

Well I call you in the morning, I think of you at night.
I can't live without you, but your never in my sight.
What's this game were playin', does it have a name.
You won't say that you love me, and it's driving me insane.

People say, you're not that way, that you're the lovin' kind.
I keep on tryin', there's no denying, you're always on my mind.

Well I don't know, Why I Still Love...You

Sometimes I'm just hurting, cause you're never by my side.
So I go out flirtin', but it's killing me inside.
Some folks say that I'm crazy, some even think I'm cool.
But life don't have no meaning, when you play the fool.

People say, you're not that way, you're the lovin' kind.
I keep on tryin', there's no denying, you're always on my mind.

Well I don't know, Why I Still Love....You

Discography

Playing With Fire (1991)
Travellin Dreamland (1995)
Mission (2001)
MCR (2005)