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Saltwater Roses

Saltwater Roses

Saltwater Roses


Saltwater Roses is a band from Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ) who have been playing together for , well, a long time. The whole thing started on the marshes of Tantramar in the early 80's as the Beatless , doing note for note renditions of nearly all ( even the obscure) Fab Four tunes. Floyd Anderson was alternately Paul or John ( a fanciful existence for a young lad). Tom Loane played bass. David Chambers played a lovely Gretsch Country Gentleman and had the perfect garage for a summer night's dance. Read more on Last.fm
Saltwater Roses is a band from Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ) who have been playing together for , well, a long time. The whole thing started on the marshes of Tantramar in the early 80's as the Beatless , doing note for note renditions of nearly all ( even the obscure) Fab Four tunes. Floyd Anderson was alternately Paul or John ( a fanciful existence for a young lad). Tom Loane played bass. David Chambers played a lovely Gretsch Country Gentleman and had the perfect garage for a summer night's dance. It all kind of evolved from there. In the spring of 1993, the band met Terry Pulliam (producer of Sloan's breakout album and other great bands like Eric's Trip and Jale). The CD was picked up for distribution by Groundswell Records."Little Red Rocket" made it into medium rotation .SWR was featured on CBC Atlantic Airwaves, CBC Mainstreet, and national radio on Richardson's Roundup and Vickie Gabereau. Floyd Anderson won first place in Music West Songwriting Contest (national) for the MAritimes and got a free trip to Vancouver to do a songwriting workshop with Murray McLachlan, Eddie Schwarz and Thomas Dolby.

Bob and Floyd came third with "Day of Wonder". The band started to record Move Over Twice with Laurence Currie at of Idea of East studio. Laurence had done live sound for the band in his early days and was just finishing Sloan's gold and award-winning record "One Chord to Another". "Move Over Twice" was mixed by Laurence . Two of the tunes on Move Over Twice (2005) were produced and recorded completely at Laurence's in 1996 (Baby Ruthe and You Are Who You Are). The band is hunkered down over their third record currently , for release later this year. " Chris, your dad plays bass like a man"- Rivoli , Queen St West ,Sept 30, 2006 - Dan Roberts (bass) Crash Test Dummies (Oct 2, 2006) "Led by vocalist/writer and guitarist Floyd Anderson, Saltwater Roses is a fluid quintet of experienced musicians who have mastered the fine art of constructing and delivering a brisk, punchy and pliant acoustic/electric sound that references enduring artists such as Graham Parker and John Hiatt without sounding slavishly derivative. The rest of the band--Tom Loane on bass, Bob Mahar on keyboards, Don Macdonald on drums and Steve Brown on lead guitar--play with a responsive, organic feel that easily pre-dates synthesizers and drum machines. The result is remarkably crisp and direct, exactly the kind of music that you'd expect to come out of your AM radio in the early seventies when the likes of Van Morrison, Janis Joplin and Kris Kristofferson could somehow co-exist on the public airwaves.

Anderson's marvelous voice consistently sounds youthful and joyous, and Brown's snappy guitar leads crackle and spit with a tart energy. This is a band that sounds like they've just discovered the secret of playing together, more than ten years on down the line. They've got an ensemble spit-and-polish that puts most of Halifax's vaunted indie scene to shame. Saltwater Roses are also a group that couldn't care a whit about attitude or image. Consequently, their new album--entitled Move Over Twice after a line from the tune One After 909 on the Beatles' sad swansong Let It Be Album--sounds timelessly contemporary. While the band touches on darker material on a couple of tunes on Move Over Twice--Daddy's Gone and the album's opening song It Could Eat You Up--most of the disc's tone is crisply optimistic.

There's even some flashes of self-referential humour in the selection I Just Want to Break Even, a song that reveals the group's true intentions in releasing this new CD. Its the common complaint of many a modern-day musician. With a honking horn section filling out a handful of songs on Move Over Twice, and a heavily echoed rock-a-billy selection in C'Mon Sherry, the album reveals Saltwater Roses as a band that puts a premium on having fun. Ron Foley MacDonald - Aliant. net Entertainment (Feb 6, 2005) Here Comes the Night- "Boy , do Saltwater Roses ever make my job easy.

Right here in their press release they describe their sound as "accessible radio friendly great pop music.' However, to leave it at that would sell these guys short, since their music is neither top 40 fodder nor cloying light rock. Saltwater Roses' songs are pieces of mature craftsmanship, well payed and heartfelt. The band keeps a few rough edges, to avoid sounding slick and have a firm grasp on their musical direction and personality." Stephen Cooke - Chronicle Herald Here Comes The Night -"Gritty pop. reminescent of John Hiatt and Van Morrison.

The debut single, 'Little Red Rocket' has actually cracked Q104's play list." - The Coast - Local Update Here Comes the Night..."Here comes an album full of punchy pop, rhythm and blues and rock that could have easily fit into the great days of English pre-punk pub rock"..."Maybe it's even better than that. Saltwater Roses have put together an album that is remarkably assured and accessible, catchy, carefully crafted and yet fulsomely content- driven. After just one listen, I can't get some of these songs out of my head."...."the most polished and compelling local debut" this year. Ron Foley MacDonald - The Coast Here Comes the Night- "transcends the boundaries of musical styles.

The songs and performances have a timeless feel and should be appreciated by anybody who likes good pop music." Tim Arsenault - Chronicle Herald Here Comes the Night- "The album can be appreciated by anyone who loved pop music, but particularly by those who love the 1960's sound and found themselves looking to the likes of Bob Dylan, Beatles,Van Morrison and the solo works of John Lennon....has been the best selling independent label at Sam the Record Man location in Halifax" Howard Carr - The Times- Transcript Top 10 albums of the year- Barra Macneils, Frank Black, David Bowie (Black Tie, White Noise), Guns and Roses (Spaghetti Incident), Sarah MacLachlan (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy), Nirvana (In Utero), Pearl Jam, Rankin Family (North Country), Saltwater Roses (Here Comes the Night), Paul Westerberg (Songs) Tim Arsenault - Chronicle Herald The band's influences include Beatles, The Band, Dylan, Van Morrison Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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