My Version Of It

My Version Of It

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"My Version of It makes a wonderful racket that sounds something like Black Flag jamming in the garage with Iggy Pop. Half punk, half hard rock with a smattering of classic rock, the band...will certainly get your attention." (Beachcomber Magazine)

Biography

"Part punk, part hard rock with a smattering of classic rock, the band isn't exactly the kind of act you hear on Delmarva every day, but it will certainly get your attention" (Beachcomber Magazine)

"Great Timeless Rock" - Steve Duetsche (Spacebar Recordings)

"The best band I've heard in decades." - Maria Evans (Talk of Delmarva.com)

"Killer CD" - Roger Hillis (Delmarva's Coast Press)

"I liked it at first listen, Which is rare. - John Mixon (DelmarvaDJ.com)

"I've been listening to 'One Way,' and it rocks! Great stuff." Katie Wais (Go! Magazine)

"A thrashing rock band with down and dirty lyrics" Ryan Cormier (News Journal Pulp Culture)

"A good band." Mike Matthews (Down With Absolutes)

My Version of It was formed in 2000 in New Castle, Delaware. A blend of punk infused blues, southern rock and indie rock, MVOI can count many area hard rock, southern rock, punk and modern rock bands as their cohorts. Although some can clearly see the influence of classic American songwriters like Warren Zevon and late 1960s era Bob Dylan most compare MVOI’s rock us sound to that of heavier bands like Overkill, Motorhead with the Southern Rock sensibilites of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shooter Jennings.

My Version of It blends the songwriting talents of all members, Multiinstrumentalist Jared Morris-Guitar/Lead Vocals/Mandolin/Banjo (29), Dave Grind-Drums (27), Jon Grunes-Bass/Lead and Backing Vocals (26) and newest member Matt Schmidt-Lead Guitar (25).

My Version of It’s members are completely committed to music, even if their day jobs get in the way. My Version of It’s members include a Web designer, a graphics artist, management at a major internet online store and an FM radio talk show host for a historically conservative talk radio market. Somehow, they still find time to commit to their band and various other music projects and they’ve been doing so for years. “I could have the greatest job in the world, but, there’s still an inate drive that compels me to make music that I simply can not silence, even if the audience would like me to at times,” says radio talk show host Jared Morris.

My Version of It’s latest album “One Way” will be released December 2007, recorded at Death Star III recording studio in South Philadelphia, PA. In addition, historically a three-piece, they’ve recruited the talents of local guitarist Matt Schmidt to add an extra element of excitement to their already infectious live shows. They are currently writing their followup album “Let’s Rock and Say We Did” planning a July 2008 deadline for final recording.

It’s time to actually live that dream that compels MVOI’s members and all the keys are finally in place. Let’s turn those keys and see what’s behind door number rock. For more information visit myversionofit.com, look for their album "One Way" on I-tunes, e-mail info@myversionofit.com

Lyrics

Lesson #104

Written By: Jared Morris

You're One in a million, baby / Don't you know the others had their chance? / I said, "You're One in a million, baby / Don't you know the others had their chance?" / Well, I'll meet you in the middle of a dirt road, save your juice for lemonade, I guess.

The Wolves are at your back door, did you think that you're the only one? / I said, "The Wolves are at your back door, don't you know that you're the only one?" / You're One in a million honey, I'll call you when the other nine hundred thousand are gone. / I said, "You're One in a million honey, I'll call you when the other nine hundred thousand are gone... gone."

Jury El

Written By: Jared Morris

I was alone again
I was a mattress
I barely felt it

They say God comes first
and Work comes next
Well, where do I fit?

I stood amongst a jury of my peers
I'm not sure I'll win this
You're my only witness

If I have to I'll stay here for another year
so I can convince them with my charm and conviction

But, who's to blame??
It's better in it's own way
Who's to say??
If it's better in it's own way

I got waxed for sure
and in the low end
I really miss it

God comes first
And work comes next,
well, where will you sit?

I stood amongst a jury of my peers
I'm not sure I'll win this
You're my only witness

But, I haven't talked to you in about a year
I'm sure I'll convince them with my rank indecision

But, who's to blame??
It's better, but, it's lonely.
Who's to say??
It's batter and it's phoney.

Discography

"Unknown Members" (split 7") Say-Ten Records
"One Way" (CD) I-Tunes

Set List

Each Set can be as short as 20 minutes to at least an hour. Although we have played one 7 minute show and one 3 hour New Year's Eve set. We play all originals in our style of punk infused blues, garage, southern rock and indie rock, although we do usually include a cover (or two) sometimes The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry," The theme music to HBO, or even Warren Zevon