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Guitars, Bass & Drums

by The Reducers

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1.
Yeah Yeah 01:43
Yeah yeah, alright, come on Round and around Yeah yeah, alright, come on
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Everybody's playing golf, I don't know what's going on You all just go ahead without me, I don't want to tag along Put me in a cab, drop me off downtown Get me to a nightspot, put me in a crowd Don't ya wanna, don't ya wanna Don't ya wanna rock! I don't want to argue, I'm not gonna fight You can stay home if you want to, but I'll be going out tonight Cause there's a band that's playing somewhere, and that's the place I wanna be You can sit home if you want to, with your reality TV. Don't ya wanna, don't ya wanna Don't ya wanna rock! And if I gotta wait much longer I just might lose my mind Cause the feeling's getting stronger all the time. So don't tell me that you're busy, that you've got other things to do And don't tell me that you're tired, hey man I work all day too Cause there's a band that's playing somewhere, and that's the place I'm gonna be You can sit there if you want to, that just don't seem like fun to me Don't ya wanna, don't ya wanna Don't ya wanna rock!
3.
Count On Me 03:37
If you feel you've been misused, you've been exploited and abused And you think that you're the only one you can count on me You've been abandoned and refused, you feel dejected and confused And if you think you might come undone You can count on me Jump into my car, open windows with all the stars And we'll drive around all night long, we don't care if it's right or wrong And when the morning comes around then we'll go back home And when you hit your all time low, and you've got no place left to go And you've exhausted all the faces that you know Yeah you quit the pills and the booze so there's nothing left to excuse And you think you might go back to using You can count on me Jump into my car, open windows with all the stars And we'll drive around all night long, we don't care if it's right or wrong And when the morning comes around then we'll go back home So you feel you've been misused, you've been exploited and abused And you think that you're the only one you can count on me Not on your ex-boyfriend Not on your neighbors or your other so-called friends Not on your mother, your sister, your asshole brother Not your alcoholic father Not the pedophile preacher Not the doctor, the lawyer, the psychopathic teacher No, no, no, no, no ,no You just count on me
4.
I read the stories in the paper, I watch the news on the TV They say to keep your eyes wide open, it all seems like déjà vu to me When I go out walking in the city, I just try to keep things to myself But there's gonna come a time, someone'll cross that line That's when it all goes straight to hell There's people knocking at the front door, and somebody's always on the phone There's letters piled up in the mailbox, these creeps just won't leave me alone I try to keep it all inside me, I try to stay between the lines But there's gonna come a day, I'm gonna walk away I'm gonna leave it all behind I'm gonna hit the ground running, you know I'm gonna hit the ground running, and go There ain't no roadmaps where I'm going There ain't no easy way back home Out there beyond the city sidewalks You just try and make it on your own You gotta hit the ground running, you know You gotta hit the ground running, and go
5.
Nothing 02:18
I don't want to go down I don't want to go downtown with you I don't want to answer any of your questions, no can do I'm gonna lean in closer and shout out loud in your ear I'm gonna say the one thing that you don't want to hear I didn't do nothing, I didn't do nothing You ain't got nothing on me I don't like the way you're talking or the way you look at me Everybody knows that it's all just a pose You don't fool me. I'm gonna lean in closer and shout out loud in your ear I'm gonna say the one thing that you don't want to hear I didn't do nothing, I didn't do nothing You ain't got nothing on me You don't want to listen I'm pissing in the wind, it's plain to see You think you've got the drop on me But I'm never gonna cop no plea I'm gonna lean in closer and shout out loud in your ear I'm gonna say the one thing that you don't want to hear I didn't do nothing, I didn't do nothing You ain't got nothing on me
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Meltdown 03:55
Just look at her, she's really hit the wall now Yeah, check it out out, she used to have it all down But there you go, it's happening again yeah You never know, she's going down the drain So sad, she's having a meltdown Too bad, she's having a meltdown Oh dear, she don't know what to do She had it all, the house, the kid, the car keys It all went wrong, now she's down on her knees It's all so sad, she never seemed to learn It's all to bad, she's gonna crash and burn Oh dear, she's having a meltdown It's clear, she's having a meltdown Too bad, she don't know what to do So young, so young so long ago So young, so strong, so long ago So right, so right so long ago So seldom wrong, so long ago So young, so young so long ago So young, so strong, so long ago So right, so right so long ago So seldom wrong, so seldom wrong So long, so long so So sad, she's having a meltdown Too bad, she's having a meltdown Oh dear, she's having a meltdown It's clear, she's having a meltdown Too bad, she don't know what to do
7.
I am betrayed by my best friend Slandered by my favorite magazine You can tell that I've got bad luck baby Likes of which, no you ain't never seen I am back bit on the home front Talked about all on the telephone Trouble with me night and day That trouble won't leave bad enough alone I got heartaches, you better believe me honey I wouldn't tell you no lie I've been put down, I've been pushed around How come I don't pack it in and lay me down and die Just because I'm paranoid That don't mean there's nobody after me Won't you look over my shoulder, baby Tell me about what I don't want to see Johnny Green said, last time I seen him honey "You keep your rear view mirror clean," that's right Watch your step now,, don't look back now Someone's staring down at you, yeah you know what I mean Big red sun out there Sinking down into the sea I ain't no ball of fire, but I'm burning up So don't you mess with me. Watch out!
8.
I Don't Mind 02:38
I was lying in a hospital bed With the covers pulled up over my head I don't think I took the wrong way I'm just doing things the way I say I don't mind if I'm out of time and I don’t care What everybody wants and everybody needs I don't mind if you treat me like a bad puzzle That everyone avoids and everybody hates I was born to live out my life' And I'll keep going until I'm dead I don't think I took the wrong way I'm just living life the way I say I don't mind if I'm out of time and I don’t care What everybody wants and everybody needs I don't mind if you treat me like a bad puzzle That everyone avoids and everybody hates So I was lying in a hospital bed With the covers way up over my head I don't think I took the wrong way I'm just doing things the way I say I don't mind if I'm out of time and I don’t care What everybody wants and everybody needs I don't mind if you treat me like a bad puzzle That everyone avoids and everybody hates
9.
Stop It Baby 02:36
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I've been wandering around most of the day And I've spent hours just walking around your place If I run into you, I'll know what to say I'll tell you, don't worry You're my problem now So you're stumbling out into the world alone And you're not sure you can make it on your own If you need someone to tell your troubles too I'll tell you, don't worry You're my problem now All those people from your past they won't ever find you They don't need to see your face Any troubles that you've had, leave them miles behind you And we'll be in some better place I've got things I want to say and want to do I've got places that I want to travel to And I've got things I want to be but never will That's OK, I'm not worried You're my problem now
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Triumphant 2008 release featuring the anthemic "Don't Ya Wanna"(Rock)" and "My Problem," with guest vocal from Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris).

They're upbeat bad boys. They're pessimistic roots rockers. They punk it up. They bop . They analyze (“Oh dear, she's having a meltdown”). Like the Buzzcocks, The Reducers have two strong creative voices at the helm -Peter Detmold and Hugh Birdsall are each great songwriting frontmen. Together, they're unbeatable. Their shared knack for emphatic rock statements makes the job of the rhythm section-bassist Steve Kaika and drummer Tom Trombley-that much harder, and that much more impressive. Some Reducers songs are admittedly a hair-band's breadth from becoming a much cheesier kind of rock, so it's the band's stripped-down style, unencumbered solos and nods to rockabilly, punk and I'm even gonna say hardcore Henry Mancini that keep all this 30-year-old band's material on the highest plateau of hip. As for this album's extraordinary 10th track, “My Problem”-a typical Reducer mix of tough vulnerability, misfit identity and emotional control, yet handed to a guest vocalist, Connecticut proto-indie '80s contemporary Mark Mulcahy-whole books could be written on its virtues, if the scribes could even pick up a pen after hearing it. - Christopher Arnott, New Haven Advocate

These 11 tunes sizzle, with revved-up guitars cruising along over taut bass and spot-on drums drawn from the garage- and pub-rock traditions. The guitar riffs are tight and loud, and the melodies take unerring aim at that part of your brain that feeds them onto an endless loop for your continued (and continual) listening pleasure.
- Eric Danton, Hartford Courant

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released January 1, 2008

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The Reducers New London, Connecticut

The Reducers
1978–2012
NEW LONDON, CT: The Reducers spent more than three decades resisting the fickle turns of popular taste, the musical fashion, and the temptations of the music-industry buzz that briefly threatened to turn them into the Next Big Thing. Instead, the band spontaneously moved forward on its own uncompromising terms, continuing to make brilliant, personally charged rock 'n' roll. ... more

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