THE GEARS

THE GEARS

BandRock

A kick in the head with hooky boots.

Biography

"Imagine if Jane’s Addiction and The Clash showed up at The Who’s house with a case of whiskey and said ‘press record, let’s jam’. They might have called it ‘THE GEARS’."

Founded by the recently paroled BILLY MINX and PADDY BLACK
in August 2003 and completed with deadbeats LANCE and ROCKIN’ LOWELL, the band has had a remarkable first year.
Their raw and edgy sound, coupled with a frenetic and unpredictable live show , has been tearing up audiences all over southern Ontario.
Showcases at the 2004 North by Northeast festival and Canadian Music Week have helped to fuel industry buzz around the band’s
self-titled debut EP.

Now, having independently shot videos for their first two singles,
"TWO HANDS WARRING" and "CRABS",
the band has taken things to the next level by developing
and shooting the pilot for THE GEARS TV –
a half hour television series documenting the band’s
debaucherous shenanigans on the road to rock stardom.

Clearly a reformed, motivated, and resourceful band,
THE GEARS continue to work tirelessly to spread the gospel of
real, balls to the wall rock’n’roll –
and will not rest until all have been enlightened.

Lyrics

Tightrope

Written By: Cooke/ Thomas

Don't give up you mind, don't give up your old courage
For you didn't really think you could make it this far
Don't you know they're still coming for you
But they don't know exactly where you are

So you don't need to stick around
Hanging high above the ground
And you can't let it weigh you down
When you're so high above the ground

When you're high above with the weightless world below you
Watch your tricks, get your kicks and you will never go wrong
Still you know they'll always be coming for you
But now you know exactly where you belong

So you don't need to stick around
Hanging high above the ground
And you can't let it weigh you down
When you're so high above the ground

Two Hands Warring

Written By: Cooke/ Thomas

Well there's not room for the both of us
You think I'd let you stay
They take you out, they turn you in
And lead you on that way

Two Hands Warring
Fight to stay alive
Two boots stomping over you
Fight to stay alive on the radio
Two Hands Warring

If you think that it's all up to you
And that just fills your rage
They pull you out, we push you in
And lock you in a cage

Two Hands Warring
Fight to stay alive
Two boots stomping over you
Fight to stay alive on the radio
Two Hands Warring

You talk tough because you act enough
You talk tough but are good enough
You talk tough but are you tough enough
Are you ready for it

Two Hands Warring

Discography

The Gears - The Gears EP 2003

Set List

Last Breath
Two Hands Warring
Tightrope
Breakdown
Delinquent
Wishing Well
Should Have Known
Can't Afford to Lose
Headfuck
Crabs
Rushing toward Disaster