|Shaddix||Дата: Суббота, 2007-10-20, 11:02 AM | Сообщение # 1|
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All of the above are actually real names of music categories. In fact, these music styles all refer to American four-piece band Papa Roach. The band has been around since 1993. Then, in Vacaville, California, the band consisted of Jacoby Shaddix, vocals, Dave Buckner, drums, Will James, bass, (who only participated in group’s first release “Potatoes for Christmas”), Alan Dan Pease, trombone, (replaced by Jerry Horton on band’s early days). At present moment, it’s still four people but with some changes – Jacoby Dakota Shaddix, 1976, Dave Buckner, 1979, Tobin Esperance, 1979, bass-guitar plus song writing, Jerry Horton, 1975, guitar plus back vocals.
As it is a common per aspera ad astra way for American artists, it all started in the high school… Practices in someone’s garage or basement… Starting out playing at small local parties…Ongoing to popular local clubs. There had to be some mad energy of their live performances that brought out the high school friends to the same stage with such nu-metal stars as “Deftones”, “Snot”, “Downset”, “Far” etc. In 1994, the band, called after Shaddix’s grandfather’s nickname (originally it was Mr. Roatch), recorded the seven-track EP “Potatoes for Christmas”. This release stayed mostly unnoticed. Next year, it was a two-track promo “Coca Bonita” – the same story. Their first serious studio work came out only in 1997, it was called “Old Friends from Young Years” including such hot themes as “Orange Drive Palms” and “Liquid Diet”. Continuing touring, which took most of the band’s time, Papa Roach performed along with Incubus, Powerman 5000, (hed) pe, Snot and some others.
And finally, in 1998, their fourth self-released five-track work called “5 Tracks Deep” caught Warner Brothers’ attention. This album included their worldwide super hit single “Last Resort”, which is still in a hard rotation along with “Broken Home”. Both songs later showed up on the “Infest” album. After sponsoring these few works, Warner Brother still refused to sign the contract. “Let ‘em Know” EP of 1999 became their last common project. This attempt was a success so the guys didn’t fold their hands and soon afterwards they signed with DreamWorks Records. At this studio, they recorded and released three times platinum “Infest”. This album became Papa Roach’s worldwide visiting card with the compilation of hard and softer motives. DreamWorks were lucky enough to sign a long-term contract. The studio work was supported by a global all America and Europe touring. They also performed main stage for Ozzfest both in the U.S. and the U.K. After their great success the musicians locked up at the studio again to record the eventually gold number two at America’s billboard album “LoveHateTragedy”. It didn’t overdo the “Infest” but still brought the four even more fame. This work marked mature music style. And their “Getting Away with Murder” blamed for softer and more pop-like sounding arrived in 2004. Musicians note that the rapping is somehow gone, they’ve overlived it.
The group’s most recent major alternative rock album “The Paramour Sessions” was released on September 12, 2006. Musicians are now touring in support of the album; they also became special guests at Zippo Hot Tour. The band decided not to release acoustic recordings of “Forever”, “Scars”, and “Not Coming Home” songs from this album, for their audience “is just not ready”. The official video for “Forever” was filmed. Even after its debut broadcast on AOL the YouTube “Make your Own “Forever” Video” prize winner Ramon Boutviseth (from Huntersville, NC) was given the rights of video’s remake co-director! The band’s members totally loved the storyline by Boutviseth. Love art as it is!
My God give the talent at the Rock all the nations.........