Dateline Phoenix 2009
PRP is proud to release Mike Lennon's third solo album ' DateLine Phoenix 2009 ' . Recorded from June 2007-April 2009 with Russ Reiter at Russ's studio in North Phoenix, ArizonaThe new CD is real, contemporary and is easily Mikes best work to date. The album rocks with a narrative feel in the style of Bruce Springsteen circa ' Born In The U.S.A. ' with the energy of the Clash Some of the standout tracks include ' I'm Telling You Goodbye ', ' Temple Of Doom ', ' Psycho Woman ', and ' Johnny's Gotta Gun '. ' DateLine Phoenix 2009 ' rocks out from the opener ' Nothings Changed ' to the closer ' Somehow,Someway '. Interview with Mike Lennon August, 2009 Tell us about your latest CD . ' Well ' Dateline Phoenix 2009 ' is like wathcing the local news and reading the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times, you'd see these kind of stories ' . I was playing alot of country music at the time so it was fun to really rock on these tracks I was listening to the Clash Sex Pistols and Green Day and wrote about twenty songs . ' Nothing's Changed ' is about the promises and lies our elected officials tell us . ' Temple Of Doom ' is about the nightmare of heavy drug addiction both of these songs really rock ! ' Psycho Woman ' is the mature version of ' Psycho Baby ' it's more laid back it says that people don't change with age, you know once a psycho ( laughs ) . ' Johnny Gotta Gun ' is like the Stray Cats with a Bruce Springsteen type of lyric you can read stories like this online every weekend . ' Don't Blow My Mind Baby ' is like a Buck Ownes type song with a psycho lyric . 'Riding In The Back Seat ' is another Springsteen real life lyric another rocker . ' I'm Telling You Goodbye ' is one of my latin type song this one is like Santana and Los Bravos . ' Guard Dog Man ' is about a well known shock Jock or is it about a certain Sheriff ? make up your own mind ! ' I Wanna Be The One ' is like a new wave Blondie type of 80's song . ' You Can't Run And Hide ' is a true life song about a young girl I know who got messed up on meth . ' Psycho Seizure ' is lots of fun it rocks out like ' La Bamba ' and 'Twist And Shout ' . ' Somehow Someway ' closes the album on a positive note it says things will get better we just gotta hang in . ' I love the songs on this album I thought it was a great cycle of songs . Psycho Woman, I Wanna Be The One, Somehow, Someway and I'm Telling You Goodbye have done real well on the internet and the CD has been a solid seller . ' Here's what Phoenix New Times says about Dateline Phoenix 2009! '(Lennon) Sounds like a lo-fi electrified blues playing Jimmy Buffett!' ' Riding In The Backseat' has a nice jangle to it with some of the best riffs on the record. ' Psycho Woman ' has a nice loose fun feel that sounds like Gram Parsons.' Lennon writes some nice songs! ' Martin Cizmar ' Phoenix New Times '