The second studio album from the Albany based progressive groove-rock band Formula 5. Incorporates elements of funk, jazz, folk, bluegrass and electronica. credits released April 15, 2014
All songs by Formula 5. Album Recorded at Edie Road Recording Studio in Argyle, NY.
Album Recorded and mixed by Bryan Brundige (Grandmas Studios) Mastered by Mike Schoonmaker (Gigantic Mastering - www.giganticmastering.com).
Additional Musicians include: Tucker Callander on violin for "Catch Me", "Timmy's Slumber", and "Timmy's Dream" Bryan Brundige and Adam Siegel on trombone and alto saxophone respectively for "Earthbound Tim" and "Pedro".
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The 3rd track off of Formula 5's second studio album "Edging on Catastrophe"
I set out, travelin’ south, when the freight car pulled away
Cause back at home, I-was so alone, and I had some dues to pay
But a drought came in, we packed it in, and the horses ran away
From how I’m sitting here, it’s pretty clear – I have to leave today
Despite it all, I braved the fall, just trying to get along
I buckled down, got a job in town, in the hopes to pay it off
But the hill got steeper and the debt got deeper, put me up against the wall,
So I took a chance, the man got a glance, but they’ll never catch me at all
I was halfway there, without a care, when I thought of what I’d done
A man in his prime, without a dime, not far from his own gun
I’d stumbled in, all full of gin, and much to my surprise
Boss’ safe lay open, and what I was hoping, was a blessing in disguise
With the gold in hand, I began to stand when I spotted August Morr
A man of the book, and his glance I took, as he emerged beyond the door,
He said Johnny-boy listen, I can see your fishin’, for some stock that isn't yours
Wont-cha put it back, and I won’t say jack, and you’ll be on out the door
Could it be the pride, or the liquid ride, that fuels a desperate man?
To take a life, make a widowed wife, just for a final stand
I never planned on killin’ but my head was driven by the drink and a lonely mind
A good man lay dead, and ol’ Johnny boy sped towards the nearest freight car line
As the train pulled rolled in, weighed down by sin, I gave my last goodbyes
To some men whose past, could never outlast the veil of honest eyes
And when those silver tracks, of all the times gone past, began to straighten out)
The law man stood there, yet I still declared, oh no you’ll never catch me at all
from Edging on Catastrophe,
released April 15, 2014
Song written by Joe Davis, Mike McDonald.
Featuring Tucker Callander on violin.
With a diverse catalogue of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind
engaged. Blending high-energy Rock n Roll with tasteful grooves, there is an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation. Every performance is unique, leaving the listener excited for where the band may venture with their broad range of styles at their next show....more