War Plan Red

War Plan Red

 Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
BandRock

WAR PLAN RED is a 5-piece hard rock band based out of Red Bank, NJ, who combines influences such as Audioslave, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to create a musical tour de force just waiting to be unleashed on the unsuspecting public

Biography

Combining influences such as Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, WAR PLAN RED spent the beginning of 2010 carefully and diligently developing their unique sound into a self-described style known only as "Hard Funk," resulting in the release of their debut self-titled EP in June of 2010.

After playing numerous shows at legendary venues such as The Starland Ballroom, The Stone Pony, and The Circus Maximus Theatre, as well as various colleges such as Kean University and Delaware Valley College (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTw27AQsQUo), the band acquired their beloved 1983 Winnebago (www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sbv7OtfGWs)... and set out on their first east coast tour.

The band has also been fortunate enough to share the stage with national and international acts, including Voyage (Journey tribute), Myrka (Iceland), and The On Fires (Australia)... and was featured as WRAT 95.9's JerseyRock band of the week from 3/28/11 - 4/1/11.

Past venues played include:

The Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
Circus Maximus Theatre (Caesar's Palace, Atlantic City NJ)
The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Delancey (New York City)
Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
Kean University - Wilkens Theatre (Union, NJ)
Dave & Buster’s Dockside Music Fest 2010 (Philly)
Six Flags Great Adventure - Live & Local Stage (Jackson, NJ)
The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ)
Club FIXX (Red Bank, NJ)
Bar Anticipation (Belmar, NJ)
Championship Bar & Grill (Trenton, NJ)
Coyle's Rox Box (Philly)
Shakedown Street (Raleigh, NC)
The Triple (Richmond, VA)

Between edgy vocals, screaming guitars, powerful bass and dominating drums, WAR PLAN RED is a musical tour de force just waiting to be unleashed on the unsuspecting public…

Lyrics

Ivan & the Devil

Written By: James Arlowe

Turn and twist just like before
Saintly deeds don’t hold no water
Here the dead come to live again
Here the dead come to say their prayers
Falling on their knees between heaven and hell

Now carry the ballast
Drag up the leash
Strip the vine now from your teeth
Run down the saddle
Steer out your greed
Lay down the rest now from your teeth

Crawl and beg just a little bit more
This one calls for individual scorn
Bring it down to the streets, oh Lord
Bring it down to the master and slave
Take all my money, take all my pain

Now carry the ballast
Drag up the leash
Strip the vine now from your teeth
Run down the saddle
Steer out your greed
Lay down the rest now from your teeth

Southbound Shakedown

Written By: James Arlowe

Davey, Davey stole my money and headed off to Spokane
Broke his back on a bad luck woman, now he’s never gonna walk again
Hot poker Jane in a one-eyed jack now runnin’ from the F.B.I.
She was the back door winner of the Centenary Diamond
Now she’s heading out over the line

Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme whatcha need
Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme what you bleed

Sweet tooth Sammy was running out of sugar, knocked off the local candy man
15 dead and a trunk load full of the finest Columbian Bam-Bam
Davey, Davey and Hot-Poker Jane now running south out of bounds
False start, flat footin’, bleakin’ in the blink of an eye without a stitch, without a sound

Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme whatcha need
Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme what you bleed

I watch it everyday, they take my life away
Each opportunity to live I lose without a say
I’ve had it up to here so let’s make it crystal clear
The more you take away from me the more I disappear

Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme whatcha need
Gimme, yeah gimme, gimme all your money now
Gimme, yeah gimme what you bleed

All Too Real

Written By: James Arlowe

Bury the shell
Bury the hollow words
Of the angels screams
That tore me from the isolations
Undo the waters of your seas
And drag me

Down
Where the fools and mute men creep
And I will be

And the fire it burns
Throughout my veins
And the cover is blown
Across the silent whispers
Of the saints

And sanctify and bless
This oh so hallowed ground
Where I was laid to...

Rest
To the dirt we all return
To be reborn

And the fire it burns
Throughout my veins
And the cover is blown
Across the silent whispers
Of the saints

I am not
I am not your chosen son
I am not
I am not the fallen one

Settle forth the ravaged graves
Where the cross undeniable fate
Was finally laid...

Discography

"War Plan Red" (5-song EP) - Released 6/15/10

Set List

60 minute set list as of 11/01/10:

1. Once Upon A Time In The Western Hemishere When... (instrumental)
2. Southbound Shakedown
3. Hey Calvary
4. Making a Mess
5. Rock & Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
6. All Too Real
7. Island
8. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
9. Dry Bones
10. Ivan and the Devil

Set list can be manipulated to fit any set length, max 60 minutes