Shock-N-Awful

Shock-N-Awful

BandAlternativePunk

All original post-punk alt-rock songs. Short, concise tunes built around lyrics full of social criticism and leftist pro-labor, anti-war populist observations. No self-absorbed relationship songs but plenty of anger and outrage. We hope to construct a soundtrack for domestic regime change

Biography

Primary early influences include Stones, Who, Aerosmith, classic punk like Dolls, Clash, Jam, Stooges, P. Smith, MC5, Gang of Four, Killing Joke, Siouxie, Cure, Furs, Mekons etc.

Members are veterans of the Cincinnati area punk/alternative scene. Past groups include the notorious Fucking Cunts, the art punk Present Tension, the protest punk of Activate and the subversive post-punk pop of Sniff -the Whip.

Members have performed at Newport's infamous Jockey Club, Southgate House, the Comet and many other area venues past and present.

Very productive songwriting team responds quickly to current events. Shock-N-Awful is not a "roots" band but is lyrically influenced by many of the great
singer-songwriters like James McMurtry, Robert Earle Keen, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark.

We play rock but listen to and are influenced by a large variety of musical styles

Lyrics

The Buses Ain't Coming

Written By: Vinson/Glasser

The Buses Ain’t Comin’

Intro…Chorus sans vox

You’re so conservative when it comes to compassion
Providing your aid if and when you see fit
Y’all say you’re Christians but the charity’s rationed
Your teachings and actions seem to differ a bit!

(Chorus)
The water’s rising, there’s no where to go
Old broken down levees washed out and let go
The buses ain’t comin’ for the sick, black or old Conservative Compassion is
The Emperor’s New Clothes

Trapped in the Dome with the filth and the thugs
Fox blames the victims, DubbYa backslaps and mugs
Our History and Culture washed away in the flood
You’ll give contracts to Halliburton to clean up the mud

So just fault the poor, pile the blame on the blacks
Turn it off, lock the doors and just turn your back
Call them stupid or lazy while you wash bloody hands
Shut your eyes and proclaim you’re the REAL American

You’re so conservative when it comes to compassion
Providing your aid if and when you see fit
Y’all say you’re Christian but the charity’s rationed
All of the others can just go and eat shit

Discography

Shock-N-Awful's latest release is the CD titled
"Patriot Act". It is available through CDBaby.com
and various local and regional independent record stores.

sample lyrics from on of the newer songs...

The Buses Ain’t Comin’

Intro…Chorus sans vox

You’re so conservative when it comes to compassion
Providing your aid if and when you see fit
Y’all say you’re Christians but the charity’s rationed
Your teachings and actions seem to differ a bit!

(Chorus)
The water’s rising, there’s no where to go
Old broken down levees washed out and let go
The buses ain’t comin’ for the sick, black or old Conservative Compassion is
The Emperor’s New Clothes

Trapped in the Dome with the filth and the thugs
Fox blames the victims, DubbYa backslaps and mugs
Our History and Culture washed away in the flood
You’ll give contracts to Halliburton to clean up the mud

So just fault the poor, pile the blame on the blacks
Turn it off, lock the doors and just turn your back
Call them stupid or lazy while you wash bloody hands
Shut your eyes and proclaim you’re the REAL American

You’re so conservative when it comes to compassion
Providing your aid if and when you see fit
Y’all say you’re Christian but the charity’s rationed
All of the others can just go and eat shit

For booking and additional info contact

www.shocknawful@hotmail.com

Shock-N-Awful's second release is about halfway complete. Working title is "BelieverSpeak".
It directly addresses, among other things the creeping crypto-facsist theocracy threatening our country and society.

Set List

From the Ground....................(greed and capitalism)
Back to the Shadows...............(immigration tragedy)
Falling Over ..............................(religious extremism)
Viscious...................................(Lou Reed coversong)
Looking Backward......................(social commentary)
Wibb's Tavern..................(murder ballad, true story)
Buy a Gun....................................(worker's struggle)
Can't Make it Here................(James McMurtry cover)
Train...................................(compassion and justice)
Where's the Outrage.............(anti- war, pro-troops)
The Buses Ain't Comin'..........(New Orleans disaster)
Man in Black................................(J. Cash coversong)
Patriot Act..............................(patriotism, civil rights)
Small Sacrifice..................................(no blood for oil)
Somebody Said....................................(civil liberties)
Believer Speak.......................(dangers of theocracy)