The Repercussions

The Repercussions

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"A punk attitude combined with old-school garage guitar. Yeah, the Repercussions are pretty darn rock 'n' roll." -Kenyon Hopkin, Long Island Press

Biography

“Yes, folks, meet The Repercussions and their Modern Sounds, for they truly are the future of rock n roll.”

So says music journalist Chuck Foster in the liner notes of The Repercussions’ new LP, “Modern Sounds”. Their latest album offers up 14 tracks of sonic splendor, ranging from the Johnny Thunders-esque opener “Everything is Gonna be Alright” to the Booker T inspired “It’s in the Bag.” Produced and recorded by George Fullan (Cheap Trick, Keith Richards, Levon Helm) and mastered by Alan Douches (Pete Townsend, The Misfits, The Buzzcocks), “Modern Sounds” is bound to catapult The Repercussions into the stratosphere, and to a town near you.

Since their inception, The Repercussions have thoroughly rocked people all over the world with their high energy brand of tough-as-nails rock n roll. They have received overwhelmingly warm welcomes from audiences on their home turf of Long Island, as well as in New York City, the NYC Metro Area, upstate New York, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
In addition to “Modern Sounds”, ESCHE Records also released the hilariously tongue-in-cheek titled EP, “Don’t Fear…The Repercussions” as well as the “Heather in Pleather” single in February of 2004. These recordings earned them a spot in the national Little Steven’s Underground Garage Battle of the Bands, beating out nearly 3,000 other applicants. Their recordings as well as their live shows have received outstanding reviews from press across the nation. Live performances, interviews, live tracks, and cuts from both “Modern Sounds” and “Don’t Fear” have been heard on both FM and Internet radio. Orders for the albums and for band merchandise have been sent out to all four corners of the globe.

The Repercussions were born in the summer of 2002 when friends and former-band mates Matthew Scott (vocals) and Dave Harrison (guitar) spoke about forming a new band that represented their musical influences while simultaneously creating a sound of their own. After recruiting friends and one-time band mates, namely local legend Matt Dallow (guitar), seasoned skin slapper Nick Berlingieri (drums), and the amazing Aleck Masouras (bass), the lineup was set.
The members credit their growing popularity to their boundless energy, their ability to move an audience with both musical and showman-like qualities, and a style steeped in the tradition of rock n roll’s greatest performers. Although many have called them a “garage rock band”, they have a wide variety of influences. The band most obviously draws from 60’s British Invasion, as well as 50’s R&B, Motown and Stax soul, and 70’s punk rock and power pop.

Shun the Top 40 and believe the hype: The future of rock n roll is right here and right now with The Repercussions.

Lyrics

It's in the Bag

Written By: Matthew Scott Roren

It's in the Bag

I said the two of us, we gotta work it out now
We gotta work it out so we can be together
I've got some problems and I don't want them to bring you down
I've got some problems, but I better keep them to myself

When I wake up and I see your face
I know it will be okay
When I wake up and I'm in your arms
I know that it's in the bag

We've got something special and you really mean a lot to me
Got something special, but it won't turn out just like we need

We've got some problems and we've gotta gotta work 'em out
We've got some problems that are gonna make us scream and shout

When I wake up and I see your face
I know it will be okay
When i wake up and I'm in your arms
I know that ...
When I wake up and I see your face
I know it will be okay
When I wake up and I'm in your arms
I know that it's in the bag
It's in the bag

Copyright © 2005 The Repercussions

Everything is Gonna be Alright

Written By: Matthew Scott Roren

Everything is Going to Be Alright Because We're All Going to Die Soon

You're gonna tell me what goes on inside your mind
You're gonna show me your big book of lies
A piece of paper for when you thought about me
And now i get it when you said you didn't want me to see

Everything is gonna work out
And everything will be just fine
The only thing that's meant to be
Is that we're all gonna die

I understand it from your fucked up point of view
I understand it why you do the things you do
I been through it and I've done it all before
But loving your girl made me love myself more

Everything is gonna work out
And everything will be just fine
The only thing that's meant to be
Is that we're all gonna die

I feel better than I've probably ever felt
Which is weird 'cause you broke my heart
You helped me earn back my self esteem
Now it's something that I don't want

Everything is gonna work out
And everything will be just fine
The only thing that's meant to be
Is that we're all gonna die

Everything is gonna work out
And everything will be just fine
The only thing that's meant to be
Is that we're all gonna die

Copyright © 2005 The Repercussions

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Written By: Matthew Scott Roren

Curiosity Killed the Cat (but it Just Took my Thumb)

It's hard to keep your mind off of someone
When they don't mind keepin you around
Close enough to really hurt you
Far enough that the repercussions don't make a sound

You were the one who made me find who i was
You were the one who made me lose who i wanted to be

The things we could have done together
What could have been only time would tell
It was a match made in heaven
to start a fire that burned like hell

I still remember the way you looked right through me
'Cause you still look at me that way
I wish it meant something, instead of nothing
I wish that I could forget your face

You were the one who made me find who i was
You were the one who made me lose who i wanted to be

Gotta stop thinking there's still a chance for us
'Cause i know that there never could
'Cause i know that there never could
Sometimes when it's over it's just over
Sometimes when it's over it's just over
Sometimes when it's over it's just over

As the days go by I find it harder
to act like i really don't care
But i guess i don't have to act
I told you I would, that I'd always be there

Gotta stop thinking there's still a chance for us
'Cause if you two don't make it
we never could
'Cause if you two don't make it
we never could
'Cause if you two don't make it
we never could
'Cause if you two don't make it
we never could

Copyright © 2005 The Repercussions

Discography

2/04: "Don't Fear" 6 song EP
2/04: "Heather in Pleather" single
2/05: "Modern Sounds" 14 song LP

Tracks from all three releases heard on FM and Internet radio around the globe.

Set List

The Repercussions typically perform for 30-40 minutes, and set consists of all original material. The Repercussions also know a small 10 song repertoire of 60's rock covers. In total, enough original material and covers can allow for a set list of up to 120 minutes.