The Limbs

The Limbs

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The Limbs is a one man rhythm and songwriting machine who shatters preconceived ideas of bands, genre-labels, and performance artistry by playing guitar, drums, and singing simultaneously, and rocking your world.

Biography

As a live band (act), The Limbs truly defy the senses. When you hear The Limbs, you understand that good songwriting is the focus. When you see The Limbs, you may not believe your eyes, and may ask yourself (and wouldn't be the first) "How can this be? How is all of this sound coming from just that one guy?" It usually takes a couple of Limbs performances for music fans to assimilate what they've just seen and heard. I've often been told by fans that they "just can't believe it". Listen for yourself, then come out to a Limbs show.

As a performing songwriter, I have always put the song first, serving it with the best arrangement and, following the examples of my personal favorites (Tom Waits, Prince, Van Morrison, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, among others), with the best musicians I could find. I had never intended on being a 'one man band', and prefer to think of myself as a performing songwriter, and the presentation of the songs reflects this.

At this point in the evolution of The Limbs, especially live, it's almost impossible to visualize a guy with a guitar singing a song and tapping his feet. The Limbs 'format' at this stage in my songwriting career lends itself and the music to a slamming rock powerhouse, so that's what The Limbs brings. Not to deny anyone the slow jams, I do have a varied, ever-changing and eclectic repertoire. My songs range anywhere from country to death metal (see audio- "March From L"), from southern rock (see audio- "You Take The Trash Out") to rhythm and blues, soul, punk, and even classical.

I am aware of the energy exchange that happens between a performer and their audience, and I like to keep The Limbs live shows spontaneous, and often call an entire set off the cuff. This leaves me room to feel an audience out and adjust in the moment. If it's a mellow room, I got mellow. Mostly I give 'em the rock though, because I like to keep The Limbs shows upbeat and a little wild. Sometimes I get the audience into a position where they're ready for something like "The Saw" (see audio- "The Saw"), and it knocks them out.

I am quite prolific when it comes to writing songs. A classically trained guitarist from the age of five, there was hardly a time in my life when I don't remember hearing melodies, rhythms, even full orchestrations in my head. Versed in many instruments, I have recorded many records, solo and with groups, and have been priviledged to share the stage with artists as varied as Richie Havens, Hypnotic Clambake, and That 1 Guy.

The Limbs is the best band I have ever been in.

Lyrics

The Blackest Pill

Written By: J. Mazzucco as The Limbs

You had your thrill
You took that pill
yes you took that pill
it was the blackest pill

I saw you choke it down
you couldn't get it out
you're crying like a baby
all to that sad, sad song

But you had your thrills
You took that pill
It was the blackest pill
yes it's with me still

You shouldn't worry about it-
you couldn't get it out
I saw you choke it down
all to that sad, sad song

You could settle down
and use the words that I told you
You'll never live it down,
Never live it down
But all the candy gone

You should settle down
and do the words that I told you
You'll never live it down, yeah
all the candy gone now
all the candy gone... Rock!

Burn, doesn't it?

Burn,
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn
Doesn't it burn,
Doesn't it?
Burn, doesn't it?

You had your thrill
You took that pill
yes you took that pill
it was the blackest pill

I saw you choke it down
you couldn't get it out
you're crying like a baby
all to that sad, sad song

You could settle down
and do the words that I told you
We could work it out-
We could work it out,
all the candy gone

You should settle down
and do the words that I told you
You'll never live it down, yeah
but all the candy gone now!
all the candy gone...burn doesn't it?

Burn, it burns, doesn't it?
Burn, it burns, doesn't it?
Burn, it burns, doesn't it?
Doesn't it burn?
Doesn't it burn?
Doesn't it burn?
Doesn't it burn?
Oh no...

Vampyre

Written By: J. Mazzucco as The Limbs

White lines, speed limit
Got my radio on
I shoulda never invited you into my home

I go a thousand miles an hour
I got my radio up
I shoulda never invited you into my hut

Cause now I know you're a vampyre
now I know you're a vampyre
now I know you're a vampyre

White lines, speed limit
I got my radio up
I shoulda never invited you into my hut

I go a thousand miles an hour
Got my radio on
I shoulda never invited you into my home

Cause now I know you're a vampyre
now I know you're a vampyre
now I know you're a vampyre

Discography

"Bad Anna" single released on
Rock N Roll Purgatory Records'
"Attack of the One Man Bands" RRP 020

"Boo the Villain" full length CD
Release scheduled for April 2007
on own label - L1M85

Web releases and exclusive content can be found on The Limbs site:
www.landofthelimbs.com

Additional web extras can be found at:
www.myspace.com/landofthelimbs

Set List

A comprehensive listing of Limbs setlists can be found at www.landofthelimbs.com/setlists.html

Current (2007) sets have included the following songs:

Bad Anna
Thorns
Gone
When It All Comes True
It's Not Very Kind / Strange Eclipse
All Thinned Out
The Undertow
Skin And Bones
Me And The Gnome
The Saw
March From L
Shah
Fly On The Wall
Don't Bow Down