Slick Dickens

Slick Dickens

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When you think of the struggle, a time to unwind, the love below, the love above and the road to the top, you’ll hear Slick Dickens. Slick Dickens is known for their in your face style of music often referred to as “Funky Tonk” a sound that combines The Blues, Punk, Honky-tonk, Rock n Roll and Funk.

Biography

Slick Dickens formed in the early winter of 2002 in San Antonio, TX. Throughout the next couple of years the band underwent many changes and hard ships. While losing members to addiction and depression front man, Ernesto Flores struggled to keep his dream a reality. That’s when his two roommates and long time friends, Brian “Goodz” Arocha and Michael “Dickens” Moreno approached Ernesto with the idea of dedicating themselves to their instruments and to the band. After a few short weeks of honing down there skills and learning every Slick Dickens song, the band played their first show together and haven’t stopped gigging since.

Slick Dickens as we know them today is Ernesto Flores on guitar and vocals, Mike Dickens on bass, and Brian Goodz on drums. They hit the S.A. music scene hard in 2005. Playing various venues from The Sanctuary (where they are noted as the “house band”) to Alibi’s Sports and Spirits, the guys can be seen up to 10 times a month. They have been frequently compared to The White Stripes, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Their in your face style of music is often reffered to as “Funky-Tonk,” a sound combining Blues, Punk, Rock, Funk and Texas Honky-Tonk.

Attributing much of their success to God, the support of their family and friends, and their die-hard fans, Slick Dickens played to a crowd of over 300 at their December 29th, 2006 CD release party. Slick Dickens is well known through the S.A. music scene, with shows that include opening for the infamous Horrorpops at The White Rabbit in October 2006, St. Jude’s Children with Cancer Research benefit hosted by Chili’s in September 2006, and appearing as special guests on KENS5 TV show “Great Day SA” in May 2006.

After an initial failed attempt at recording, Slick Dickens has Bobby Mercier of Looney Bin Studios to thank for mastering the sound they tried so hard to capture. You take Ernesto’s incredible vocals, Mike’s flare for funk, and Brian’s intense energy and you get the kick ass sound that is Slick Dickens. Their first album, Thursday Mourning, has been a work of blood, sweat, and tears dedicated to their fans, shows just how much love they have for what they are doing. Songs like “The Way We Roll” and “Mind of a Man” never fail to get the crowd moving.

The band has great hopes for the coming year. Shows such as the Poteet Strawberry Festival, the Slingin Ink Tattoo Expo, and other S.A. venues are only a taste of what the band has planned. Efforts to extend their demographic are in the works so it’s only a matter of time before you can catch Slick Dickens near you.

Lyrics

Mind of a Man

Written By: Ernesto Flores

Verse 1
When the mind of a man
Becomes hindered by intension
And did I forget to mention
The rejection of his hand

(Repeat Verse 1)

You get a little bit of pain
You get a little bit of doubt
You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

Verse 2
When the hole in his pride
Becomes filled by reality
And should we speak of the insanity
That the vanity cannot hide

(Repeat Verse 2)

You get a little bit of pain
You get a little bit of doubt
You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

Verse 3
When the limp in his walk
Becomes restored by his fervency
You think he’d call it an emergency
A sense of urgency when he talk

(Repeat Verse 3)

You get a little bit of pain
You get a little bit of doubt
You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

Verse 4
When the mind of a man
Becomes hindered by intension
And did I forget to mention
The rejection of his hand

(Repeat Verse 4)

You get a little bit of pain
You get a little bit of doubt
You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

You get one big bad funky-tonkin baby
Spinning wheels around

7 Ways (I Cheated on Mary)

Written By: Ernesto Flores

(Verse 1)
she wore a red scarf
for the beginning of fall
she had her nose throwed up
to cool for us all
she thought no one would notice
but I saw a shine in her smile
so I said uh oh
can we sit for a while, hey

(Chorus 1)
7 ways, I cheated on mary and
she always used to swear it was 9
7 ways, I cheated on mary and
she always used to say she was fine
she used to say she was
uh uh uh uh oh
uh uh uh uh oh

(Verse 2)
I heard they called her the cat
Hard to get and that was that
Walk through fire
Make you take a step back
Rumble in my stumble
Earthquake when I speak
You can say she like to gamble
7 card no peek

(Chorus 2)
the 7th time I cheated on mary
she could never really make up her mind
the 7th time I cheated on mary
couldn’t tell it by the look in her eyes
by the look in her

(Verse 3)
she made me feel like a man
could of swore she called me the king
I tried not to smile like it wasn’t no thing
Oh my heart was aching
Like that’s where it’s at
No need to look no longer
Time to hang up my hat, let’s go

(Repeat chorus 1)

I should have seen it coming
But instead I saw her go
The smell of cigarettes
And a note on the floor
Hey Mr. Johnny come lately
Do as he please
Mr. Slick Dickens crying on your knees

The 7th time I cheated on mary
She showed me how a man could be blind
The 7th time I cheated on mary
She only cheated on me 49 times
She only cheated on me 49 times
She only

Martini Make Ups

Written By: Ernesto Flores

(Verse 1)
Anything that you say right now is alright with me
But earlier I think I heard you say
that you was fed and you was gonna leave
if you can feel the sun shining down
you can feel I’ll always want you around
please understand that I got six strings
you ain’t the only one who dig my sound

(Chorus)
martini make ups
I don’t want to break up
I just want to be with you
After all that we’ve been through
Martini make ups
Come on girl lets wake up
Tip the bottle and you shake it up
After that we gonna stay up

(Verse 2)
Remember when I met you
You were smiling in the corner
I said girl would you roll with me
You said you loved me
And you swore you’d never leave me
And one day you was gonna have my baby
Well it’s about that time
If you love me like you say
The shorty go on give it a try
But don’t be mad when you see me smile
Because a man ain’t supposed to cry

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 3)
I hope you haven’t found a stranger baby
And I hope there ain’t a tear in your eye
But I can tell by the look on your face
That your wings are spread and ready to fly
If you could see right through my eyes
You could see that you belong in my world
But if you go
I guess you’ll never know
Cuz behind you I’ll be locking the door

(Repeat Chorus)

Guitar solo

(Repeat Chorus)

More guitar…

(Repeat Chorus)

Discography

Thursday Mourning (2006)
-Produced by Bobby Mercier

Streaming tracks available at:

www.slickdickens.com
www.myspace.com/slickdickensrocks
KSYM Airplay

Set List

Enough material for 120 minutes. Sets usually consists of our album along with unreleased music. Set lengths will usually depend on the venue we are playing. Songs include:
1. Hey Pretty Girl
2. Martini Make-Ups
3. The Mind of a Man
4. Wait Till Today
5. Mean What You Say
6. 7 Ways (I cheated on Mary)
7. Jesus Said
8. Gray Lovin'
9. The Way That We Roll
10. The Last Time

Covers have included:

1. Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
2. Home of the Blues-Johnny Cash
3. Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
4. Cocaine Blues-Johnny Cash
5. Bad Fish-Sublime
6. I fell in love with a girl-White Stripes
7. Dead leaves and the dirty ground-White Stripes
8. Long Gone Lonesome Blues-Hank Williams