Right Rongly

Right Rongly

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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All-original, electri-coustic rock duo. NOT coffeehouse material. Think of a hi-energy singer pounding the frets on a drastically-down-tuned acoustic guitar through lots of "rock noises", looping (sampling) complex guitar parts on the spot, with a slammin' drummer backing him up.

Biography

Right Rongly is a musical duo, and their only real musical influence is Honesty. Any band who's every walked it like they talked it is an influence. ANY band. Metal, country, folk, ska, whatever. Some examples include: Primus, Grateful Dead, Rush, Soundgarden, Janes Addiction, System of a Down, Fugazi, Faith No More, Queens of the Stone Age, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, etc.

Right Rongly's Scottish McMillan writes, sings, plays guitar, and runs a loop sampler on his guitar. He's a busy guy on stage, and keeping up with him requires a drummer who can hold his own, along with everyone else's. Drummer Ryan Aiello whips out funky, fiery fills that make your flab jiggle, and lays it down like a hardwood floor everywhere else. Without any other instruments in the band, both Scottish & Ryan have some sonic space to fill, and they do it like they thought of it first. If comparisons to better-known acts must be made, the one most often offered up by their audiences are along the lines of: "Soundgarden, Les Claypool, and Keller Williams in a blender, on 'puree'."

A little bit about Scottish...
In 2002, he released a critically-acclaimed CD called "Vice Verses"; he toured England in 2003 and 2004, appearing on several BBC radio shows featuring on-air performances; and in 2005, the song, "Yeah, Whatever," from"Vice Verses," was nominated for the Best Male Singer/Songwriter award by Just Plain Folks (www.jpfolks.org). As a solo artist, Scottish has played most of Chicago's nicer venues (House of Blues, Schuba's, Cubby Bear, and many more); and in 2006, Scottish was contracted by Stonecutter Records to make a special recording for Stonecutter's Acoustic Chicago release (see www.acoustic-chicago.com). The CD/DVD is being nationally promoted.

After a couple of "Craig's List" classified ads came and went, Ryan Aiello answered, and Right Rongly got busy. Ryan is a degreed Music Performance Major, and it shows. Ryan's musical tastes are as varied as Scottish's, and what results when they put their heads together makes them one of the most exciting and ground-breaking rock bands Chicago has seen in years.

Right Rongly has warmed up the crowds of acts like Les Claypool, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Clutch, including rocking out for about 750 fans of The Presidents of the United States of America at The Rave's Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI - and they took them all home. A show at Chicago's famed Double Door was shot in multi-camera, high-definition video - a few chioce cuts from the show can be seen on YouTube.

More recently, Right Rongly has kept a full schedule of playing live, opening for national acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Clutch, as well as recording. They are currently recording their debut studio album, out in early 2010.

Lyrics

The Dump

Written By: Scottish McMillan

I used to live by a heaping lump on the breast of society
Never questioned why is it there
‘Cause it was there a head of me
My daddy said “Nothing lives there -
It’s so filthy, you’d best stay clear”
But he’d go there with a truckload
And come back home with no truckload

Friend and I, we’d ride our wheels to new adventure
Racing for the place that hides it’s face behind the Old
Off we’d go into the “no means no, and that’s final”
Racing for the place, we knew they’d kill us if we told
When we got there, Friend got down,
And picked a dead one off the ground
He said, “Let’s see if this flies,” and he pitched it at the sky
When the carcass, limp and life less fell onto a pile of broken glass
I felt a stinging in my eye
Friend got down on me, and said, “Relax, you little wimp,
It’s dead.”
I went home to Daddy
I said to Daddy, “Is it true?
How can they be doing this? How can you be doing it, too?”
My daddy looked away from me and said, “It’s late.
Go to bed.”

Wolf Whistle

Written By: Scottish McMillan

How I struggled with my lip like this
and my tongue like that
Learnin' to blow you a kiss wasn't easy, believe me
Spat on my mirror for damn near an hour
Lookin' like a goddamn fool in front of my cat
How much more could a woman ignore than that?

Wolf whistle
Compliments my trouble
Hope this'll do
'Cause it's all I got for you

Brushed up my grease mop,
Put on my cleanest jeans
and my favorite tank top
Used up almost half a can of Pit Stop
Smellin' Sport Fresh, I make a dash
to the place I saw you last, and
I hope I can fit in a chew 'fore you walk past

Wolf whistle
Compliments my trouble
Hope this'll do
'Cause it's all I got for you

Wolf whistle
Shotting love in a loud mouth missile
Hope this'll do
'Cause it's all I got for you

Don't Listen to Me

Written By: Right Rongly

Don't see the light
Don't hear the sound
Don't work all night
Don't sleep around
Don't fight the fight
Don't win the war
Don't use your right to get even more

Don't say you won't
Whatever you do
Don't say you won't
And whatever you do
Don't say don't

Don't help the poor
Don't save the whales
Don't put the killers into killer jails
Don't take a stand
Don't save your face
Don't make demands of the whole damn race

Don't say you won't
Whatever you do
Don't say you won't
And whatever you do
Don't say don't

Open up your eyes
Open up your ears
Open up your mouth
Swallow down your tears
Open up your arms
Open up your legs
I will set you free
I will set you free
I will set you free
I will set you free
Don't listen to me

Don't listen to me when I say listen to me
Listen to me when I say don't listen to me
Don't listen to me when I say listen to me when I say don't listen to me when I say listen to me when I say don't listen to me when I say listen to me...
And whatever you do
And whatever you do
And whatever you do
And whatever you do
Don't say don't

Copyright 2009 Right Rongly. All rights reserved.

Let Us Pray

Written By: Right Rongly

Chemical remedy, cure for humanity Sell me my sanity, give me control
Thriving economy feeds on dependency
Somebody service me, I'm getting old

Why can't you legislate, lock down and liberate
Save only what is great, I've got the right
I pay the bigger bills, I take the bitter pills
I need to know I will sleep through the night

Hear my little baby cray
She must be satisfied
She don't deserve to die
She needs her apple pie
Look in those big, blue eyes
And you will realize
I cannot compromise
She is my queen
Take it from anywhere
They'll have to learn to share
Don't tell me it's not fair
It's not fair
I've got some gasoline
Start the machine

Build me the perfect bomb
That never breaks the calm
Wipe out the enemy
Whomever that may be
Without disturbing me
Forget the grand design
Just gimme the bottom line
I need to share the shame
So if you'll bear the blame
Show me where to sign my name

If you can promise me perfect security
For all eternity, I'll gladly pay
Bushels of bumper crop
Spill of my table crop
Say this will never stop
Whatever you say
Whatever you say
Let us pray

Copyright 2009 Right Rongly all rights reserved.

You Are Me

Written By: Right Rongly

Your expressions are deep inside of you
But I can feel you smiling when I'm blue
You always give it to me, but I never share
If I didn't know better, I'd swear...

You are at random, and I'm at a loss
You are at once my servant and my boss
I found a reason to love you but you don't care
If I didn't know better, I'd swear

You're all around me
You're inside me
You are me

You can't afford me, but you're gonna get your way
I never benefit trying to make you pay
I get the feeling that everything is fair
And if I didn't know better, I'd swear

You're all around me
You're inside me
You are me

I'm just a log in your campfire
I'm just a dog in your empire
I'm just a little tiny bug, but I'm in your hair
And if I didn't know better, I'd swear

You're all around me
You're inside me
You are me

Copyright 2009 Right Rongly, all rights reserved.

Discography

Right Rongly is constantly recording new music, both live and at the rehearsal space. Two 5-song EPs, "Take One" and "Five Bucks", are currently distributed at shows, and also on MySpace (for now). SEE CALENDAR, HEAR SONGS, and WATCH LIVE VIDEO at: WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/RIGHTRONGLY.

Right Rongly is in the process of recording their debut studio album, set to be released in 2010.

Set List

Typical set: Mostly original, with maybe one or two covers with our name signed all over them.

Length: 45-60 minutes. But we could go longer, if called upon...

Sample Original Set:

Wolf Whistle
You Are Me
The Dump
Don't Listen to Me
Infinity Grooves
What I'll Stay
The Boss
Back Down
The Rumor

Sample Covers:
Dem Bones (Alice in Chains)
Logical Song (Supertramp)
Spoonman (Soundgarden)
Lacquer Head (Primus)
Don't Panic (Cold Play)