The Monochrome Cherubs

The Monochrome Cherubs

 Highland, New York, USA
BandRockAlternative

Pure Grind,Part psychosis,with a touch of anger,love,guitar bliss and the blues thrown in!"

Biography

Tim Lacy and The Cherubs are back with the best one to date. Two years in the making, "PURE GRINDING SPARKLE" captures the sound of a rock band exploring newer sonic territories. The current version reunites Drummer Michael Sciotto(From The Fire, Sun Red Sun, w/ Ray Gillen, Jefferson Starship) and studio guitar wiz Nick Moroch (David Bowie, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Vanessa Williams) on Bass Patrol as well as lending some extraordinary guitar virtuosity. 

This CD really captures the sonic intensity of this group of extraordinary musicians. Recorded at Elliptical Sound  in Ossining New York, it marks another in a series of revolutionary productions, and this is only the beginning!

Tim Lacy left the "cushy"confines of New York City and retreated north to upstate New York. A good portion of his career was spent working as a session guitarist and vocalist. I worked with bands like Thief, Man Size Habit (W/ Pete Marshall of Iggy Pop), Messenger (W/ Paul Pesco of Madonna, Steve Winwood) and with Producer Paul O'Neill(Trans Siberian Orchestra, Aerosmith) on several recordings. "I was in a baby band then, Paul was an up and coming Producer. Other than my own band,"Thief",I really didn't have too much going on, so Paul asked if I would assist him on this record he was producing for Atlantic Records. The band was called "Savatage" and the record was "Hall of the Mountain King." It worked out so well we did the follow up "Gutter Ballet" and finally the First "Badlands" record with Jake E. Lee and Ray Gillen. It never really dawned on me how much production exposure I was getting back then." He also worked as an In-House sound engineer for SIR studios in New York . "If you are a musician looking to get ahead, you gotta pay your dues at SIR. Every great musician rehearses there, from Sonny Rollins to Roberta Flack, and from Radiohead to White Zombie. That was quite an experience! I was constantly honing my chops. When I wasn't mixing sound for bands like "INXS" or "David Sanborn" I was sitting in with whoever was crazy or desperate enough to let me jam with them."

"I wasn't really satisfied with what I was hearing on records or the radio or MTV at that time.I was really restless and felt like Rock N Roll was moving away from it's roots. I remember when Stevie Ray passed away. It was so tragic and music really needed what he had to offer back then. I remember thinking what's left? I needed to get back to what it was that made me fall in love with Rock N Roll in the first place......Rhythm and Blues and Jimi Hendrix." He listened again to Robert Johnson and Skip James. He also rediscovered Rory Gallagher. "It was that kind of playing...Jimi's, Stevie's and Rory"s.. that was missing in my life. That fluid, organic ,bluesy sound, the sound of the soul. The sound of a Strat." He "shedded" for about two years and finally got to work on putting together a project studio.

The first version of Tim's home studio "The Mambo Room" was built in early 2001 in Woodstock New York and has since expanded and moved to the New Paltz area of upstate New York. It will continue to be a place in which to create aural landscapes that will challenge modern conventions!... In the meantime Elliptical Sound is his home, away from home. 

Lyrics

Four Day Burn

Written By: Tim Lacy,Michael Sciotto,Nick Moroch, Nick Moroch

1st Verse
You gotta know what to see, what to feel when you get there
Been through it all, want to know what it’s like when you fly
I know the rules in a dream aren't real when you’re nowhere
We took a chance all alone, on our own, on the sly.
B. Verse 1
I wanna live in a place that I know won’t erase me
Let’s put an end to the waste of the words you call lies.
1st Chorus.
Don’t be afraid when you need it most, you just can’t coast
On a Four Day Burn.
Don’t sell your soul when it’s all you got, your last shot
On a Four Day Burn.
2nd Verse
They stood around like the trees in breeze from the West Side
It took a turn for the worst settle down you’ll be fine
You took a chance on the wheel, cut the deal it’s a dark ride
Ante up, break it down, pay the house, cross the line
B. Verse 2
I wanna live in a world that I know won’t replace me
It’s hard to run from the scene of a crime you call life
2nd Chorus
Don’t be afraid when you need it most, you just can’t coast
On a Four Day Burn.
Don’t sell your soul when it’s all you got, your last shot
On a Four Day Burn
Don’t be a fool there’s a million ways, count the days
On a Four Day Burn
You never know what you’ll need to take, sounds so fake
On a Four Day Burn.
GTR BREAK/SOLO
3rd Chorus
Don’t be afraid when you need it most, you just can’t coast
On a Four Day Burn.
Don’t sell your soul when it’s all you got, your last shot
On a Four Day Burn
Don’t be a fool there’s a million ways, count the days
On a Four Day Burn
You never know what you’ll need to take, sounds so fake
On a Four Day Burn.

Pure Grinding Sparkle

Written By: Tim Lacy,Michael Sciotto,Nick Moroch, Nick Moroch

PURE GRINDING SPARKLE
VERSE:
Somebody Chained My Scene, to a second rate common lie
It’s always the same routine, but you never know til you try
Burnin’ the bridge you crossed, then you try and put it all on me
Livin’ the dream you lost, but they never said it was free.
PRE CHORUS:
Don’t try tellin’ me you’ve heard it all, Can’t fly if you never get your wings.
CHORUS:
I’m looking for B sides cause the A sides come and go
Pure grinding sparkle in the daylight
I’m takin’ the eastside cause the westside is so slow
Pure grinding sparkle in the daylight.
VERSE:
Runnin’ your mouth again, aggravation with a lack of style
When will it ever end, fascination with a broken smile
Layin’ the needle down, revolution with a vinyl soul
What is the color sound, retribution for the words you stole.
PRE CHORUS:
Don’t try tellin’ me your made of gold, Don’t lie when you’re hangin’ by a thread
CHORUS:
BRIDGE:
Well I never had a libertine look so fine, Could not change my life
And you’re searchin’ for the silver screen sacred shrine, but it cuts you like a knife
GTR SOLO:
CHORUS OUT: