STAMPEAD

STAMPEAD

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Biography

STAMPEAD is the answer to today’s rock music. Compared to the epic sounds of groups such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam, STAMPEAD’s original display of landmark lyrics, vocal intensity and melodic guitar work have paved the way for the next monumental rock band.

The core of STAMPEAD’s sound emerges from explosive front man Judd David. His voice receives descriptions ranging from haunting, emotional, to downright breathtaking. In his formative years Judd was approached by a long list of bands and L.A. producers to sing. Judd repeatedly declined with plans of one day singing his own words in front of a group who shared a musical vision. His expectations were met and exceeded when Judd moved to California to collaborate with his brother Eric. For a year and a half, the two siblings hid in a small apartment in Santa Barbara cultivating their sound, their style, and vision. After that time, the two Long Island boys made the move to LA to find the missing members of STAMPEAD. After hundreds of auditions and painful attempts, STAMPEAD was completed by Sean McKinney and Thad Struck…two accomplished players from the same small town in Indiana.

STAMPEAD’s guitar work has proven to be the trademark musical signature of the band. Judd and Eric possess an undeniable synergy on stage. Their guitar styles pick up where bands such as The Allman Brothers, Queen, and Blind Melon left off. Songs such as Tweekin' on Main Street have set acoustic crowds in a frenzy with the combination of complex guitar work and catchy songwriting. Their intense finger-picking wars can also be heard on songs such as One Son Gone and Drum Beat Bird Hum. Eric & Judd’s guitar melodies seamlessly weave in and out of each other both taking control at different times leaving fans mesmerized and guitarists impressed. Topped by Judd’s soaring voice, STAMPEAD has proven to be one of L.A.'s best all around bands.

Together as one, STAMPEAD is the combined vision and dream of four young individuals…they are a band…they are true to their art…and like the name…cannot be stopped.

Lyrics

Orchestras & Highways

Written By: STAMPEAD

I’ve got orchestras and highways
The sound of Friday night
Seeping through my window again

And when friends fail you
New ones will come
If we’re alone in December at least
We’ll be drunk

My old love is a lush
My new one not mine
A girl to laugh and cry
And mean it in one time

Prettiest in winter with the window open
Sheets scattered round with the light on her skin
And for a moment
the orchestras and highways were quiet
Like a tear on a pillow or a worm in the snow

And I felt what I feel
When I remember it now

Quiets too easy my bed is no help
Confidence killed the kitten
One story too high

It’s hard to find the middle and live with out dieing
It’s hard to make life perfect even when I’m trying
And I’m stuck on the low end of a letter from court
Not one fucking witness will come forward to talk
Take my last dollar I swear I don’t care
Drown me in guilt I don’t need any air because

I felt what I feel
When I remember it now

Bird on the Wire

Written By: Leonard Cohen

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

Like a worm on a hook,
like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.

If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.

But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

One Son Gone

Written By: STAMPEAD

mother says sing me a happy song
say I can’t ma
I been here for too long
my brain is tired

got a dream, some hope
and a pocket full of dope
got a dream and some hope and
no place to go
i suppose I’m wasting all my time

stuck on a rhyme
that makes sense to no one but me
please ma, tell me I’m not crazy

and tell me you don’t believe
say you don’t say

I’m just one son gone
who never was around
got his head in the clouds
thinks he’s gods son
singing songs for everyone
this one’s for you but it’s
mostly for me
just want to see what I can do

and dad says son don’t be like me
get an education
be somebody, something I could never be

but you don’t understand
it’s not for me
there are things I could never be
and tell me you don’t believe
say you don’t say

i’m just one son gone
who never was around
got his head in the clouds
thinks he’s gods son
singing songs for everyone
this one’s for you but it’s
mostly for me
just want to see what I can do

and mother says
sing me a happy song
give me a chance ma
give me a chance
it will all come to me

Discography

STAMPEAD

Set List

Originals:
Orchestras & Highways
Capo 1
Two Thirty
Mama's Little Baby
Hospital Windows
Grin for Grief
The Robber
One Son Gone
Crack
Tickle me Twice
Couch the Comfort
Tweekin' on Main Street
Old Man's Mantra
Network the Jerk
Drum Beat Bird Hum
Chant
Good Morning
Milk n' Honey
Commotion
Good Respiration
Painter's Pub

Covers:
Bird on the Wire - Leonard Cohen
Jack a Roe - Grateful Dead
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads