The Effects

The Effects

BandRockClassic Rock

a 4 headed pure rock'n'roll machine.

Biography


In 2003 Rock 'n Roll looked terminal without any hope of thriving again. In a small town in Oklahoma a band rose from the ashes to give a pulse back to a dying breed. The Effects story is one that has been told before, but not in times like these.
The Effects started with Joel King in a basement. The singer began just like his idols before him, playing wherever and whenever he could. Writing, recording, and performing around Tulsa, the Effects developed a strong fallowing. Hitting the road across the country in 2005, Joel met the second piece of the puzzle in Des Moines, IA. A classic rock guru, cut from the same cloth, born with a guitar in hand named Jeff Krantz. By 2006 Jeff had moved to Oklahoma and the Effects were touring 200 dates a year. Joel and Jeff, along with bassist Chase McGillis and drummer Dalton McNaughton headed to California to record their self-titled EP with producer Jeff Saltzman (the killers, the black keys, the sounds). The buzz was building on this grass roots project with placements on "the Hills" and "Kaya" on MTV as well as a write up in "SPIN" magazine. But the reputation of the Effects was not made on any recordings. The live rock show is their bread and butter. They have shared the stage with Kings of Leon, the Roots, Phantom Planet, the Toadies and many more. In 2008 they put out "And It Is..." independently, while playing festivals like SXSW, Summerfest, Dfest, Mobfest, and Dewey Beach promoting the album. In October of 08' Joel and Jeff decided to relocate the Effects to Nashville, TN when Chase and Dalton decided leave the group.
Within a few weeks of being in Nashville, the Effects found drummer Aaron Spraggs. From Kentucky, Aaron had rode to Nashville on his motorcycle only a few months before. His rock solid playing has taken the group to another level. While the official bass position has not yet been filled, the Effects have a whole herd of friends who love to fill in. In the spring 2009 the Effects got the wheels spinning once again. They hit their big markets in the midwest and a few festivals dates. In June they were asked to play a USO tour of military bases in Iraq and Kuwait. For two weeks they entertained our troops in 130 degree weather. They were honored to go and took plenty of pictures and video which are viewable online.
Currently the Effects are living and working in Nashville on new recordings and other business opportunities. They will be taking the rock show on the road this fall in support of some new tracks exclusively online. There is much more to come from this classic rock 'n roll outfit known as the Effects.

Spin Magazine
"This quartet may look like sleepy tight-pantsed extras from Dazed and Confused, but, like Kings of Leon, don't let the treads fool you- they rock hard. In 2006, the Effects played about 200 dates and didn't slack off in 2007, either: They crammed in an EP produced by Jeff Saltzman (the Killers) and as-yet-unreleased album And It Is..."

MTV Buzzworthy
"The Effects are an overwhelmingly hirsute eight-legged groove machine of the highest order. Don’t believe us? Listen to their stuff on their MySpace page; we defy you not to get your box rocked and your soul saved in the process."

Arkansas Times
"Think 1970s ass-shaking sweat rock. The Effects' songs invoke a T-Rex-White Stripes-Neil Young-ish vibe, with a splash of the Black Crowes at their heaviest."

Urban Tulsa
"The Effects have a sound that travels well across airwaves"

Tulsa World
“Those guys are saving rock ’n’ roll in this town. It’s the best rock band I’ve seen in years.” - Jeff Martinson, Owner of The Blank Slate in Tulsa, OK

the Bulletin - Emporia State University
"straight up, no frills rock and roll" - The Bulletin - Emporia State University

The Collegian - University of Tulsa
"Judging by the crowd at The Venue, which earlier were lined up to get in, it appears that The Effects have been able to tap into the veins of young listeners. If every stop they make at every venue looks like this show, their hard work may pay off. Unlike out-of-touch politicians, these musical candidates seem to have the youth vote."

*Bands the Effects have Performed with
Kings of Leon, the Roots, Phantom Planet, the Toadies, Zappa Plays Zappa, Shinedown, the Silversun Pickups, The Kentucky Headhunters, Cowboy Mouth, Hanson, Velvet Revolver, The Burden Brothers, Ingram Hill, The Stills, Blue October, Cage the Elephant, American Bang, the Whigs, and Limbeck.

*Placements
1 song in WB's "Everwood"
5 songs in MTV's "the Hills"
2 songs in MTV's "Kaya"
2 songs in the motion picture "the Embryo"
Music Featured on Miller Highlife Website

*Festivals Played
SXSW, Summerfest, RedGorilla, NEMO, Dewey Beach, Dfest, Mayfest (tulsa), International Pop Overthrow(NYC), Mobfest, and Bluebird Fest.

*Colleges Played
University of Oklahoma
Kansas State University
Texas A&M University
University of Wisconsin - Mil

Lyrics

Battleship

Written By: Joel King

Finding all the reasons and the reasons are here to stay
Going on and on and on it always feels the same
The one thing in common, the one thing we got
Everybody wants to feel good
Everybody wants to feel good anyway
Everybody wants to feel good anyway they should
Anytime its in your mind you know just who you are
Wrong is right and right is wrong you just can’t have it all
The one thing in common, the one thing we got
Everybody wants to feel good
Everybody wants to feel good anyway
Everybody wants to feel good anyway they should
The one thing in common, the one thing we got
(Chorus)

the Ride

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Sara, you really move me
Get into me it’s all I need
Maybe, we’ll get together
If you ever come walk my way
Whoa, oh, oh, oh (x3)
Do you want me too?
Sara, you’ve done it to me
Again, again, and again
Maybe, we’ll get together
If you ever walk my way
Whoa, oh, oh, oh (x3)
Do you want me too?
Your hips sway on back my way
The way that you move your whole thing
My fingertips, your sultry lips
You blew it away,
Yeah you blew it away
Whoa, oh, oh, oh (x3)
Do you want me?
(Chorus)

Turn On the World

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Taking shape the moves that you make
Did you think you were taking it slower?
The time disappears, consequences and fears
Did you think you were making me number?
Turn on the World, Sit back and laugh
Listen to music and bring it on back
Sail through the stars to lay on the sun
Sewing and reaping the reapings begun
On the run with blanks in your gun
Chasing the sun forever
Playing your hand a straight flush or stand
But your luck just never gets better
Turn on the World, Sit back and laugh
Listen to music and bring it on back
Sail through the stars to lay on the sun
Sewing and reaping the reapings begun
(chorus again)

Quincy #8

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

I saw you on vacation
And other situations
How the easy teachers hard to please
But you know how to wing it
Your saving us to sing it
Like them lanters down on 14th street
Give me sunshine
Values on you mind
You get what give
And in the end you get it again
I saw the world from a different view
Open my eyes to break on through
I saw you winter rising
On my soft horizon
All them colors of a different scene
But you’ve been avoiding temptation
You don’t need investigating
Sounds so easy but its hard to see
Give me something
Cause your mouths just running
Get what you give
And end the end we’ll get it again
I saw the world from a different view
Open my eyes to break on through (x2)

Desert Rain

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Hey, what you looking for
You haven’t found two months or more
Wait on the barial ground
Do you sacred dance for the clouds around
Right now
Hard like desert rain
Now she can bring my winds of change
She never comes to soon
She only comes when she wants too
I feel your phoenix fly
Racing through the sky
Starry desert nights turn red
Stop I feel the breeze
Now this could be my love received
Look, look in the eye
Turn back the clock for a late night ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
Strike while the fires hot
This phoenix burns, it’s burning out
I prayed for desert rain
But it came to far and blew me away
I feel your phoenix fly
Racing through the sky
Starry desert nights turn red
Talking about desert rain

Never Say Never

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Living in a photograph
Only thing that can make it last
But you don’t love him like you use to
Thing we shouldn’t have said
Lying in a strangers bed
We place a frame around the moment
We loose control and never know
We told you never say never
Cause in different weather we change
We’ve got to get it together
We won’t be forever this way
When all the leaves turn to brown
Move along to another town
Cause you got high along the highway
I could never be that way
I said things that I didn’t want to say
There’s just too much you’ve got to get use too
We loose control and never know
We told you never say never
Cause in different weather we change
We’ve got to get it together
We won’t be forever this way
(Chorus again)

Destruction's Eve

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Every seconds getting closer
And colder in my eyes
But my hands are hot from the battle spot
Where there ain’t no where to hide
Never gonna stop, never gonna quit
Weather we’re out numbered or we’re expired
Tomorrow our torch is lit
No where to run, nowhere to rest
Gonna rest your bones
But all mother crying, brothers just trying
Just to make it home
We don’t know where we’re going
How will we survive?
Tonight’s the night on the eve of destruction
We might not make it
Make it out alive
So hold on to your weapon
It’s the only one you’ve got
With arrows like rain on your last campaine
Where’s your battle fought
On the front lines, the back of your mind
For the ones you love and the God above
Where’d you make your sacrifice
Nowhere to run, nowhere to rest
Gonna rest your bones
But all mothers crying, Brothers just dieing
To take control
We don’t know where we’re going
How will we survive?
Tonight’s the night on the eve of destruction
We might not make it
Make it out alive
But all mothers crying, Brothers just dieing
To make it home
(Chorus again)

They Say You're Crazy (if you have a good time)

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

I rather be lost than trapped
In a box or without a map
They want to make you deal with that
Because nobody makes it
I meant to miss the call
Too much time on alcohol
Sometime I miss nothing at all
Cause they make you feel sorry and blue
They say you’re crazy if you have a good time
They say you’re lazy if you don’t feel like trying
Backline what you had in mind
If you’re not spending, you’re wasting time
Inside your life
Too much time with your friends
Did it once maybe do it again
Things you’ve seen and places you’ve been
Don’t mean nothing
You don’t know which to choose
Maybe you should write a review
On thing you’ve lost and things you’ll loose
Cause it’s all or nothing at all
They say you’re crazy if you have a good time
They say you’re lazy if you don’t feel like trying
Backline what you had in mind
If you’re not spending, you’re wasting time
Inside your life
They say your crazy… (chorus again)
Na, na, na, na

Zeus

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

Save me or set me free
You know what you wanna see
Anytime you feel the truth
You know just what you wana do
Give Love, Give love to everyone
Give your love, Give your love to everyone
Give love yeah yeah, Give your love to everyone
Give your love, Give your love to everyone
Lordy lordy, my oh my
Like thunder from the mountain side
The king snake no mistake
What you want you don’t just take
Give Love, Give love to everyone
Give your love, Give your love to everyone
Give love yeah yeah, Give your love to everyone
Give your love, Give your love to everyone
LOVE
Your love and trust
Your trust in love
Love to everyone(x2)

And It Is

Written By: Joel King / Jeff Krantz

I trip and I fall down
I fell on the hard ground
I turn and get turned around
No one knows but me
Don’t make it harder than
Harder than it is
Don’t make it harder than
Harder than it is already
And it is … already
I fell of the right track
I can or can’t get back
I slept in the wrong sack
For too many nights
Don’t make it harder than
Harder than it is
Don’t make it harder than
Harder than it is … already
And it is … already
I called your name out
You put my name down
I’m calling you out
I’m calling you out
Don’t make it harder than
Harder than it is (x2)
Yeah... already

Discography

2008: And It Is...
2007: the Effects EP

Set List

We play anywhere from one hour up to 3 hours....

We also do songs from...
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers