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The World Has Changed

by Marty Attridge

Released 2017
Released 2017
Solo acoustic song recorded for use in the film "Reach".
NOTES
Somber break up song recorded with "Fisherman's Son" and written for use in the film REACH.

Fisherman's Son

by Marty Attridge

Released 2017
Released 2017
Solo acoustic version of a Marty Attridge song previously released by Who Are Those Guys.
NOTES
An acoustic take on a song originally recorded by Who Are Those Guys (Tick Tock Album) in 1988. This version by Marty Attridge was recorded for and makes its debut in the film "Reach".

Old North Road

by Marty Attridge

Released 2017
Released 2017
A solo album from one of the founding members and main songwriters of Who Are Those Guys. Marty Attridge showcases his original mix of rock, folk and country. With a few surprises added in for good measure.
Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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A new tune for 2014. This a solo acoustic version (but I've got bigger plans for it!). There's just something about women who drive pickup trucks. LOL...

Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

Written by me for the first Who Are Those Guys CD - GRAZE. Originally, the CD was not going to be a WATG release but rather a solo CD. Joe Palermo and Joe Armetta, of the original WATG, had moved on. Jim Gorman, Pat Petrosini and myself went to work on this CD. The working name for the band was Taylor, Martin and Smith (named after the guitars we were playing at the time). Some CDs were released under that title. It was later changed to Who Are Those Guys. This track has Jim on bass and backing vocals. Pat on drums and backing vocals.  I play the guitars, harmonica and do the lead vocals.

No real story behind the lyrics, just a story idea I had. But then you never really know... 

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge

Story

An oldie, circa 1982. The 1982 acoustic recording of this song appears on this website. This is the first released recording of it. Recorded with WATG for the Modern Snack Bar CD. The rhythm tracks were recorded live.  I replaced the electric guitar rhythm part with an acoustic guitar later. Lead and background vocals were also recorded later. As were the organ (me) and Lindsay's harmonica part. Nice job WATG people! See the other version for comments on the lyrics.

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1982. Not much to add about this one, the song pretty much covers the subject. One of life's darker moments. I don't think I need to expand on it. I like the spookiness of the recording though. Home recording on a two track cassette deck. Not a song I think I'll ever play live. LOL...

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2007
Marty Attridge

Story

Wrote this song driving home from a gig one night. Based on a true story, autobiographical tongue-in-cheek view of my life at that moment. It's alright now....

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

Passed through Downsville, NY while driving home from a family re-union. The sign said "Welcome To Downsville". I thought it'd be a great title for a song. The rest of the lyrics I don't want to discuss. 

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

Another cut from the GRAZE CD. Jim, Pat and myself laid down the rhythm tracks. Joe Palermo added a fine guitar part. Frank Centrone adds a killer organ at the end which really makes the song. There are lyrics to this song, but I liked the way the scratch vocal sounded. So we kept it. I'll print the real lyrics sometime.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

Another one of those started-out-as-something-else songs. The melody was originally a harmonica prelude I wrote for another song. I liked it and thought I'd write some lyrics to it. The working title was "the King of Nothing". But it wasn't working. We tossed it around for a bit. For some reason Tom started playing a 60's surf beat and the song was transformed into a surf instrument. One of my favorites. Kahuna!!

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2007
Marty Attridge

Story

Not sure about this one... Freedom, the Devil, Love, War and some sort of Political Statement. Covers all the bases. Like the CSNY vibe though. Forget where and when I wrote this.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

Another one from the GRAZE CD. Jim, Pat and myself laid down the rhythm tracks live and added the vocals. Frank Centron covers the keyboards. The guitar player we intended to use couldn't make the session. At the last minute we got Bob Canovas to come in and put down the perfect guitar part. Funny how the Universe works. Got the idea from an article that likened some areas of poverty in the US to third world countries.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2007
Marty Attridge

Story

From the 2007's WATG CD. Recorded during the "Welcome To Downville" sessions. I added some keyboard tracks and vocals for the WATG CD. Kind of rough, but I think it's got a good vibe to it. I particularly like Doug's guitar sound on it. 

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2007
Marty Attridge & WATG

Story

This is one of those instances where a song starts out as one thing and becomes something totally different.  I originally wrote this as a slow country song with lyrics like "I got a heart like a drum and it keeps beating, to the sound of an old steel guitar". Took it to the studio. We played with it and turned it into an uptempo instrumental. The bridge was written by all the "guys". Good thing too, we really don't need another slow country tune.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2007
Marty Attridge

Story

My attempt at an uptempo, modern-pop rocker. Not much else to say about it.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

Circa 2000. A driving-home-after-a-gig song. It's nice to have someone waiting there for you.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2013
Marty Attridge

Story

Another "oldie" circa 1982. Brought back to life on the WATG CD. Lindsay does a great job on the harmonica. You got to Keep on Dancing!!

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

From the GRAZE CD. Jim, Pat, my brother Doug and myself recorded this one live. My chance on lead guitar this time. I laid down the vocals later. Straight up blues rocker, a la Creedence. The lyrics are kind of a statement on consumerism. Inspired by someone I met along the way who judged people by the amount of money they had, not who they are. This song has had some success. It's appeared in three films and a TV show.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

From the Graze CD. Jim, Pat and myself on rhythm tracks and vocals. Joe Palermo makes another fine appearance on lead guitar. A song about giving into love.... Nice thing to do.... Try it!!

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

From the Graze CD. The usual suspects on rhythm tracks and vocals. Joe Palermo makes another fine appearance on lead guitar. The other side of love.... Not pretty!

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

From the GRAZE CD.  Again, Jim, Pat and myself on rhythm tracks and vocals. Frank Centrone and I share the keyboard duties. I wrote the lead guitar part, but had problems playing cleanly. Joe Palermo saved the day (but don't tell him that, I'll never hear the end of it). Dream....

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/1998
Marty Attridge

Story

Graze CD. Jim, Pat and I fooling around in the studio. I added the keyboards later. "El Nino" was in the news at the time. That's where we got the vocal and the title for the song. Sometimes you just gotta have fun...

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

From the Welcome to Downville CD. Needed to write a blues tune and came up with this. Channeled John Lennon on some lyrics. Jim on Bass. Tom Daly does the drum work on this CD. Doug joins the band on guitar. Frank Centrone on keys. Me on vocals and guitar.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

Welcome to Downville CD. I think it's me, Jim, Doug and Tom on this one. Don't really remember. I play the acoustic guitars, harmonica, melodica and do the vocals. Jim covers the bass. Doug on electric guitar. Tom does the percussion. Lyrics were inspired by my daughter when she was very small. How nice it must be to have someone big pick you up and cradle you. I think we could all use that once in a while.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2000
Marty Attridge

Story

Welcome to Downville CD. Jim, Pat, Doug, Tom and myself on these tracks. Frank added keyboards later. A broken love song... I have to admit I'm not happy with this recording of the song. Nothing against the players, I just didn't have a good vision of what I wanted it to be. I'll have to try it again someday... 

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge

Story

From the Modern Snack Bar CD. Recorded live in the studio. Lead and harmony vocals overdubbed later. I added the keyboard parts later as well. The lyrics are from another song I had written years ago but had never recorded. I was playing guitar by the river and came up with this melody. Updated the lyrics from the older song, added a bridge, borrowed a line from Mr Lennon and there you have it. What can I say, Ol' John had it right, "All you need is love".

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge

Story

Started writing this one circa 2006. Finished the lyrics for it on the way to the studio to record it for the Modern Snack Bar CD. Recorded live. Harmonies, harmonica and keyboards added later. Love songs, what would you do without them?

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge & WATG

Story

From the Modern Snack Bar CD. Written by most of the WATG crew. I wrote the lyrics, Doug wrote the guitar lick. Recorded live. Doug later re-recorded his lead break using an acoustic electric through a processor. Got a very cool sound out of it. We were asked by a publisher to come up with a Creedence style tune for a film. We came up with this and Prayin For The Rain. Nothing came of the film though. I've always wanted to write a one chord song. Funny, it took four of us to do it.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge & WATG

Story

Modern Snack Bar CD. A band collaboration. The music and lyrics were written by Tom, Doug, Jim and myself. A publisher asked us for a Creedence style tune for a film. We wrote this and Freedom Road. Pretty much a live recording. Organ, Concertina and vocals added later. A song about the 1 percenters.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2012
Marty Attridge

Story

The real title is "Dipped in Shit" which is most of the lyric. Written around 1979. recorded in 2012 for WATG's Modern Snack Bar CD. Got the lyric from a college friend Leslie who used to say it. Don't know where she got it from. I added the "Hee Haw" music and voila! A favorite of Stuttering John from the Howard Stern show. It's a strange world sometimes. Not a deep song... so don't think about it too much. Just sing along. You'll feel better!

Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2004
Marty Attridge

Story

From the 25th Anniversary CD. Originally recorded with Jim and Pat in the early 1990's. A living room recording with Pat playing a scaled down drum set with one mic on the set. The rhythm tracks were recorded on a portable 4 track. The lead guitar and organ were added later by me. The song was written circa 1980. We had played it at live shows for years but never recorded it. We were short a few songs for the 25th Anniversary Cd, so we dusted this off and added it. Basically a song about gigging on the road.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2004
Marty Attridge

Story

Written circa 1980. Not sure when we recorded this version, I think it may have been around the time of the Welcome to Downville CD. Another song we had played live for years. There are a few recorded versions of it around. This one made it to the 25th Anniversary CD. We were short a song or two for the CD, so we added this one. Basically, it's me , Jim and Doug. Not sure if it's Tom or Pat on drums. I'll get back to you on that. A tongue-in-cheek, cry-in-your-beer country tune. 

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Recorded 1990, written circa 1977. Solo studio recording of this song. It's basically me doing all the parts. There are a couple of band recordings of it, the 1st with Virgin Swill in 1978 (Jim, Doug, myself and a drummer) and later with WATG.

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Another track from the solo recording sessions circa 1990. The song was written in the early 80's.

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Another track from the 1990 solo recording sessions. At the time I was planning to put out a solo CD. Never got there and I don't know why.  Written circa 1977 and originally called "Song for April" after a friend who liked the song. A band mate at the time re-dubbed it "Song for Coffee". The name's stuck ever since.

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Written and recorded in 1990 for the solo sessions.

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Marty Attridge
12/21/2013
Marty Attridge

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Recording circa 1995. An early demo track of this song recorded in my home studio. All the parts played by me. The drums are a drum machine. A different version shows up on WATG's Welcome to Downville CD.

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1980. This is the first recording of this song. Recorded on one of those old, boxy portable cassette recorders in my friend Mark Romano's apartment in Smithtown. It was revisited a few times over the years, finally making it's public debut in 2012 on WATG's Modern Snack Bar CD. Inspired by an old fisherman I saw one morning sitting on a dock surrounded by the fishing boats in Montauk. A young man asking an old man questions concerning life's journey. Funny, I think I have more in common with the fisherman now. LOL... 

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Marty Attridge
Marty Attridge

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Written in 1995, a reaction to the Oklahoma City bombing. Not a song I wanted to write, it really just wrote itself. My daughter was young at that time and the picture of the fireman holding the young child kind of hit me. The spread of hatred seems to have gotten worse since that time. Sad...

Another living room recording at Jim's old Eastport home. Recorded with Jim and Pat around the time of "Highway Madness". Rob Stein plays pedal steel. I drove my rack of recording equipment to his 2nd floor apartment in Yonkers, NY to record him.

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2010
Marty Attridge

Story

Written in the early 80s. Recorded with the founding members of WATG circa 1988. The band line up included myself on vocals, keyboards, guitar; Jim on bass, vocals; Pat on drums, vocals; Joe Palermo on vocals, guitar, keyboards: Joe Armetta on vocals, guitar. The harmonies are me, Joe P and Jim. Joe does a great acoustic solo in the bridge. He thought I was crazy when I suggested he do the lead over the vocal, but it works. Some great songs came from that band. We never released a CD though. I compiled a bunch of those songs on a CD a few years back. It's titled "Tick Tock". It's available on CDbaby and i-Tunes. Check out the song "Tick Tock" (written by Joe Palermo), it's a great tune! 

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Who Are Those Guys
Marty Attridge

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Another from the founding WATG fathers, circa 1988. Still waiting for the light.... LOL

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2013
Marty Attridge

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One more from the original WATG line-up. Let's ride away... We played the Harley Davidson Rendezvous in upstate NY in 1990. This song was part of the set. Later when we received promo videos of the Rendezvous, they had the live version as part of the background track. Never did get any royalties for it though...

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Who Are Those Guys
06/01/2010
J. Palermo, J. Armetta, M. Attridge

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Partial credit on this one, circa 1990. The backing tracks were programmed on a Korg M-1 keyboard by Joe P. and myself. Joe added the guitar parts. Joe on lead vocals, me on harmonies. This was to be the last recording from the original WATG line-up. 

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Virgin Swill
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1979. Our first "real" studio recordings. One of three songs recorded at those sessions. the line-up included myself, Jim, Doug and a drummer to be named later. Leslie Ferguson adds background vocals. The band was named Virgin Swill (pure garbage) at that time. We always had a sense of humor... The studio was located in the basement of a drug store in Ronkonkoma. How convenient! I remember driving in a snow storm to get there.... This was originally released on a 45 record. Anybody remember those?

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Virgin Swill
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1979. The second of three songs recorded by Virgin Swill at the time. This was the A side of the 45 record. 

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Virgin Swill
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1979. The third of three songs recorded by Virgin Swill during theses sessions. This one has never been released, until now....

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Virgin Swill
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1982. A tongue-in-check, comical little number, not directed at anyone. Please don't be offended. Doug on guitar and background vocals, Gerry Noonan on bass, Joel Bluestone on drums. Recorded at a studio in Babylon. The studio was new and didn't have it's reverb unit set up yet. So they put some other weird effect on the my voice. Previously unreleased.

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Who Are Those Guys
Marty Attridge

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Circa 1984. Rough version, a bit distorted. Transferred from a cassette tape. I'll have to find a cleaner version. Post-punk style tune on political speak. Still holds true today. Joe Palermo on guitar and background vocals. Harold Washington on bass. Forget who the drummer was. Pre-WATG recording sessions. Lots of gibberish going on in my vocal. LOL...

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Marty Attridge
06/01/2015
Marty Attridge

Story

Just a little song about having no place to be, no one to see and enjoying it. Sit back and relax.

Marty Attridge
09/01/2015
Marty Attridge

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Demo track from upcoming solo CD. Check back for updates.