Thrills & Chills -- "ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

by The New Trocaderos

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    It's a full podium sweep for The New England Mafia! I've known for a while that The Connection, Kurt Baker, and The New Trocaderos had the top three locked down. The only thing I had to work out was the order of my selections. So I locked myself in my study and listened to all three albums on constant repeat until I was ready to render a decision. It came down to this: Thrills & Chills is the strongest front-to-back rock n' roll album I've heard in a whole lot of years. Every song is a hit! And while The Connection and Kurt Baker are both amazing on their own, it's like chocolate and peanut butter when you put them together! Kudos to Michael Chaney for the creative vision and incredible songs! >>
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"The New Trocaderos are back with a full-length blast of punk, pop, and in-your-face rock and roll. Cool songs galore, guitars, guitars and more guitars, and just the right balance of swagger and sweetness all add up to your new favorite band. Believe it."
John M. Borack, Goldmine Magazine

"[T]he New Trocaderos are the genuine article...breathing fire and fury into their insanely catchy tunes...pounding garage rock grooves and crafty pop detours...In a just world, the New Trocaderos would be selling stacks of records and their cool tunes would be constantly aired on the radio. Do your part now, grab a copy of Thrills & Chills and support this great band that is doing a fantastic job of keeping the spirit of rock and roll alive and well."
Beverly Paterson, SomethingElseReviews

"Thrills & Chills shows that...The New Trocaderos can sing and play, in virtually any style that is part of the basic rock idiom — blues, country, rockabilly, jangle pop, power pop, doo-wop, punk rock, garage rock, etc., etc., etc. Put it all together and you get timeless rock ‘n’ roll for the modern world. Marino, Palmer and Baker also make their own each of the songs they sing, with their distinctive vocals and lead guitar playing placing indelible personal stamps onto...fine compositions. Thrills & Chills is year-end Top 10 stuff." Jeffrey Raskin, PopThatGoesCrunch

"Thrills & Chills is the rock ‘n' roll classic I knew The New Trocaderos had in 'em. Listen to it once, and you'll never want to stop. Album of the decade!"
Lord Rutledge - FasterAndLouder.com

"Tough as nails, with a decidedly melodic pop heart, this meeting-of-the-musical minds between the Connection’s Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer and the equally dynamic Kurt Baker thrills, chills, rocks and pops–it’s an album that keeps listeners on their toes. Hitting hard with driving rockers one minute and softer, pop gems the next, this album never fails to delight. Of course, we’re primarily drawn to the less manic numbers like the mid-tempo delight “Crazy Little Fool” and the Byrdsian “Like an Angel,” but we also break out our air guitars for the early rock ‘n’ roll raver “Business to Tend To” and the Rolling Stones-inspired “I’m So Bad,” which rocks with this finely-honed quip: “Well the babysitter/Felt so bitter/Trashed my name/All over Twitter.” We’re playing the aforementioned modern-day classics, plus “She Don’t Know,” “Love Anymore,” and “Midnight Creep.” These songs will collectively shake your windows and rattle your walls. Absolutely essential. Don’t miss this one."
Alan Haber, PurePopRadio

The New Trocaderos have been honored twice with "Coolest Song in the World" awards by Steven Van Zandt (The E Street Band) on his Sirius XM radio station, Little Steven's Underground Garage, and the bands' members, collectively, have earned an astounding FIFTEEN Coolest Song Awards, more than any other group in America.

Thrills & Chills is a full length CD of 12 brand new, original, hook and harmony-laden rock 'n' roll songs in the tradition of Rockpile, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Ramones, and The Beach Boys. The band raises the bar this time, adding exciting new dimensions to its 'Best of The British Invasion’ sound, with sweet and, by turns, sassy background and harmony vocals from Kim Shattuck (The Muffs, The Pandoras), Palmyra Delran, and Line Cecilie Dahlmann (The Dahlmanns), Exile On Main Street-style horns, and many other surprises.

From the album-opening screamer "What The Hell Did I Do" (Did I hit a parked car, did I do something worse, The weekend was a blur, I might have driven home in reverse) to the Stonesy slide guitar-driven rocker "I'm So Bad" (My Tele stings like a silver dagger, Got the rhythm and I got the swagger, I drink a lot more booze than Keith, But I never slur, and I never stagger) to the drivin' 12-bar blues album closer, "Business To Tend To" (Hey there baby, have a seat at the bottom of the stairs, Got my bidness to tend to, And it ain't none of your affair), and including British Invasion-influenced power-pop gems and much more, Thrills & Chills surprises and delights on every track, spin after spin.

You be the judge. Have a listen.


REVIEWS:

LORD RUTLEDGE - FASTERANDLOUDER
"I love how the ass-kicking rockers and the pretty little pop songs complement each other so perfectly. At no point on this album will you feel like you've heard the same song twice. As the title suggests, this is a record made to be enjoyed. It's full of fun and humor and melodies that will be stuck in your head for weeks.

Straight up, Thrills & Chills is the classic record I knew The New Trocaderos had in 'em. Almost any band would kill to come up with 12 songs this good in a lifetime. Whether you're 8, 80, or any age in between, this album will have you smiling and singing along and reaching for the repeat button again and again."
fasterandlouderblog.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-new-trocaderos-make-album.html

POPTHATGOESCRUNCH

"Thrills & Chills shows that...The New Trocaderos can sing and play, in virtually any style that is part of the basic rock idiom — blues, country, rockabilly, jangle pop, power pop, doo-wop, punk rock, garage rock, etc., etc., etc. Put it all together and you get timeless rock ‘n’ roll for the modern world. Marino, Palmer and Baker also make their own each of the songs they sing, with their distinctive vocals and lead guitar playing placing indelible personal stamps onto...fine compositions. Thrills & Chills is year-end Top 10 stuff.
popthatgoescrunch.com/2015/08/20/the-new-trocaderos-deliver-non-stop-thrills-and-chills/

REALGONEROCKS - UK
"With Kurt Baker stepping up to the mic, things are shifted into high gear for the rollocking ‘Love and Hate’, an absolutely superb tribute to the kind of trashy rock practised by The Real Kids. The Trocaderos are on fire throughout these three minutes: Baker’s distinctive and curly voice lends a new-wavish quirk, while Kris Rodgers hammers the high keys on his piano as if he could break into ‘Great Balls of Fire’ at any second. The guitars are sharp – the crisp production values really make them come alive – and Baker's careening, lovingly messy solo is an inspired choice and just adds to the heat – already in danger of reaching boiling point."
www.realgonerocks.com/2015/08/the-new-trocaderos-thrills-chills/

credits

released August 20, 2015

Brad Marino
Lead Vocal: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12
Lead Guitar: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12
Rhythm Guitar: all tracks except 5 & 10
Back up vocals: 3, 4, 9, 10, 12
12-String Guitar: 3, 5

Kurt Baker
Lead Vocal: 4, 9, 10, 11
Lead Guitar: 4, 9, 10, 11
Bass Guitar: all tracks
Back up vocals: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12

Geoff Palmer
Lead Vocal: 3, 5, 8
Lead Guitar: 8, 12
Rhythm Guitar: All tracks except 2
Back Up Vocal: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11
Acoustic Guitar: 3, 5, 8, 10

Kris “Fingers” Rodgers:
All keyboards - piano, organ, Farfisa
Background vocal: 6, 10, 11

Rick Orcutt – Drums on all tracks

Kim Shattuck – background & harmony vocals on 3, 5
Recorded at The House of Kim -- LA, CA
www.facebook.com/TheMuffsMusic
www.facebook.com/thepandorasband

Palmyra Delran - background & harmony vocals on 3, 5, 8
Recorded at 30 Below Recording, NYC
www.palmyradelran.com

Line Cecilie Dahlmann – background & harmony vocals on 1, 2, 4, 7
Recorded at SatCityStudio, Moss, Norway
www.popdetective.com/The_Dahlmanns.html

Steve Philp -- Harmonica and slide guitar
Nick Mainella – Saxophone
Chris Klaxton -- Trumpet
Wimpy Rutherford – background vocal on 6

Engineered, co-mixed, and mastered by Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic, Portsmouth, NH
Arranged, co-mixed, and co-produced by Michael Chaney & The New Trocaderos

Check out the New Trocs’ other bands:
Kurt Baker - kurtbaker.bandcamp.com
Geoff Palmer & Brad Marino - the-connection.bandcamp.com
Kris "Fingers" Rodgers - krisrodgersmusic.bandcamp.com

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The NEW TROCADEROS are Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer, the driving force behind THE CONNECTION--collectors of 7 Coolest Songs in the World at Little Steven's Underground Garage--Kurt Baker of the KURT BAKER BAND, himself honored with 5 Coolest Song awards, Kris "Fingers" Rodgers, one Coolest Song, and Rick Orcutt on drums.

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Track Name: What The Hell Did I Do
Late on Monday morning I was sleepin' at home,
My girl called from work and said you better sit down,
Cause the cops are on the other line
And babe, they're looking for you,
Oh no, what the hell did I do?

I said tell 'em you don't know me honey,
Tell 'em that I'm nothin' to you,
Say the last you heard from me, little girl,
I was headin' off to Kalamazoo,
Oh-whoa-no, what the hell did I do?

Did I hit a parked car,
Did I do something worse,
The weekend was a blur,
I might have driven home in reverse,
Oh, no...

Soon as I hung up the cops were knockin' on the door,
They said we only need to talk so get up off the floor,
Knees shakin', voice quakin', I struggled to my feet,
The sergeant said we found your wallet underneath the seat,
Of a beat up broke down '67 Ford,
Stolen by a hooker lady's goin' to jail for sure,

They found dope pipes, long knives, weed 'n speed 'n blow,
In the passenger compartment of the hooker's stolen Ford,
Brass knuckles, nunchuks, a loaded .44,
Please stop, man, I don't wanna hear no more,
They handed me my wallet, said "your girlfriend doesn't know,
Have a good one buddy," and they walked right out the door,

Did I hit a parked car,
Did I do something worse,
The weekend was a blur,
I might have driven home in reverse,
Oh, no...
Track Name: I'm So Bad
My Tele stings like a silver dagger,
Got the rhythm and I got the swagger,
I drink a lot more booze than Keith,
But I never slur and I never stagger,

I put a frenzy in your hips,
You’re gonna dance and lick your lips,
Don't need no fancy tricks my sweet,
Feel the groove in your fingertips,

I'm so bad, I'm so bad,
All the little girls think I'm their dad,
I make 'em happy, I make 'em sad,
Don't matter to me, ‘cause I'm so bad,

Uh well, the babysitter, felt so bitter,
Trashed my name all over Twitter,
I said, the babysitter felt so bitter,
Trashed my name all over Twitter,

Cause I'm so bad, I'm so bad,
All the little girls think I'm their dad,
I make 'em happy, I make 'em sad,
Don't matter to me, ‘cause I'm so bad,

Well, I hug 'em, I squeeze 'em,
I love 'em, I leave 'em,
Yeah, I hug 'em, I squeeze 'em,
I love 'em, I leave 'em,

Cause I'm so bad, I'm so bad,
All the little girls think I'm their dad,
I make 'em happy, I make 'em sad,
Don't matter to me, ‘cause I'm so bad,
Track Name: Crazy Little Fool
I really think she lost her mind,
Temporarily,
Without a clue or warning sign,
She walked out on me,
After all I gave to her,
I made her my whole world,
I really think she lost her mind,
Crazy little fool,

A love like ours was hard to find,
True fidelity,
Her for me and me for her,
Now this insanity,
We always said in troubled times,
Our love would see us through,
I really think she lost her mind,
Crazy little fool,

(She said to me)
I can give you anything but love,
I can give you anything but love,
Just because you whispered I love you, yeah,
Doesn't mean I feel the same way, too,

I, try, to make time fly,
But overanalyze,
Time goes, by so slow,
I gotta let this go,

Thoughts I have that she'll come back,
Straight up fantasy,
Soon I'll have to face the fact,
Now it's me and me,
Friends say it was for the best,
But I know that's not true,
I really think she lost her mind,
Crazy little fool,

(She said to me)
I can give you anything but love,
I can give you anything but love,
Just because you whispered I love you, yeah,
Doesn't mean I feel the same way, too,

Crazy little fool,
Crazy little fool,
Crazy little fool.
Track Name: Love And Hate
Love and hate are two extremes,
Let's find somewhere in between,
Cause I want you girl,
But you bring me down,
I want you girl,
But you bring me down,

I’m lean and clean, I’m the real deal,
Twisted steel and sex appeal,
You want me girl,
But you bring me down,
You want me girl,
But you bring me down,

Some days you’re the best girl ever,
Other days, I swear I’ll never,
See you again, cause I can’t take it,
There’s only so long I can fake it,

Fight or flight, wrong or right,
Not everything is black and white,
Shades of gray, are all in play,
So should I go or should I stay,

Tell me baby you’ll try harder,
Stop actin’ babe, like you’re a martyr,
Cause I want you girl,
But you bring me down,
I want you girl,
But you bring me down,

Fight or flight, wrong or right,
Not everything is black and white,
Shades of gray, are all in play,
So should I go or should I stay,

Love and hate are two extremes,
Let's find somewhere in between,
Cause I want you girl,
But you bring me down,
I want you girl,
But you bring me down,
Track Name: Like An Angel
You are like an angel,
Descended from above,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,

I was feeling sad and lonely
Walking home alone,
Happy couples passed me by,
It cut me to the bo-o-one,

I sat down on a cold stone bench,
Near the water by the pier,
You joined me to hold my hand,
And whisper in my ear,

You are like an angel,
Descended from above,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,

You kissed and hugged and held me close,
As day passed into night,
We laughed as warm rain soaked us both,
Love never felt so right,

You are like an angel,
Descended from above,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,

I had never known,
That love could feel like this,
You erased all my doubts,
With a single kiss,

That was seven years ago,
So much is different now,
But our love stood the test of time,
We've taken wedding vows,

You are like an angel,
Descended from above,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,
Oh here I go again,
Fallin' deep in love,
Track Name: By The Balls
By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol got me by the balls,
By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol got me by the balls,

Don't matter if a bottle's short or tall,
Straight or mixed I drink it all,
I pour it down till they yell last call,
Cause alcohol got me by the balls,

I might be pukin' out in the hall,
Fallin’ through doors, bouncin' off walls,
If I can't walk I'm gonna crawl,
Cause alcohol got me by the balls,

By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol got me by the balls,
By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol got me by the balls,

Couldn't help it, even though I knew,
Everything Ray sang about was true,

Got my ass, tossed into jail,
Sobered up 'cause I couldn't make bail,
Feelin' good, don't wanna fail,
Now my drink is ginger ale,

By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol had me by the balls,
By the balls, by the balls,
Alcohol had me by the balls,
Alcohol had me by the balls,
Alcohol had me by the balls,
Alcohol had me by the balls,
Track Name: Hey Big Boy
Hit a party on Friday night,
My girl and I got into a fight,
She walked out, but I hung around,
Alone,

Cutest girl I've ever seen,
Halter top, skin tight jeans,
Grinned at me and she looked me,
Up and down,

She said, hey big boy,
Kiss me now, or I'm headin' on down the line,
I said, hey woman,
My girl's next door, you must be outa your mind,

She said ya better kiss me soon,
Or I’ll move on to someone new,
I said, hey woman,
If I make a move, we both might die tonight,

In love and war they say all’s fair,
Call me timid, I don’t care,
I want to keep on breathing air,
So long,

She said, one step, baby, at a time,
Show me yours and I’ll show ya mine,
And what I got is oh-so-fine,
Come on,

I said no way, baby, not tonight,
I want you bad, but I’m too uptight,
I wanna live to see the light,
Of dawn,

In love and war they say all’s fair,
Call me timid, I don’t care,
I want to keep on breathing air,
So long,
Track Name: She Don't Know
All I know is she said she'd never leave me,
Now she's sayin' no way we stay together,
She said I changed, that I'm a different person,
But I'm the same, always and forever,
We worked so hard for five good years,
Now she's throwin' it all away,
She put an icicle in my heart,
Never thought I'd see this day,

She said she don't know who I am, anymore,
She don't know who I am,
I try to mend her broken heart,
But she don't know who I am,

What went wrong, did she meet a new guy,
Someone at work, or maybe at the bar,
It happened fast, I didn’t see it coming,
This scene is totally bizarre,
I wish I knew, the words I need,
To help the girl clear her mind,
But it comes out weak, when I try to speak,
I feel like a fool I'm gettin’ left behind,

She said she don't know who I am, anymore,
She don't know who I am,
I try to mend her broken heart,
But she don't know who I am,

It goes to show, you never really know,
The one you think you know the best,
You gotta rise above, to find true love,
To know if your girl is better than all the rest,
She's better than all the rest,

We worked so hard for five good years,
Now she's throwin' it all away,
She put an icicle in my heart,
Never thought I'd see this day,

She said she don't know who I am, anymore,
She don't know who I am,
I try to mend her broken heart,
But she don't know who I am,

She don't know who I am, anymore,
She don't know who I am,
I try to mend her broken heart,
But she don't know who I am,
She don't know who I am,
She don't know who I am.
Track Name: Oh Boy (Today Is My Birthday)
Oh boy, today is my birthday,
Can't wait, to be with my girl,
Last night, she told me she loved me,
All day, my head’s in a whirl,

Hit a bar with a couple of work friends,
On the way to my party tonight,
But there's my girl, puttin' a lip-lock,
On some dude, and she's holdin' on tight,

Too late, I finally see it,
That girl's a pain in the ass,
Don’t know, why I believed her,
She's got no love, she’s got no class,

Supposed to be my special day,
I was her man, now she's turned me away,
That girl's a total disgrace,
Gonna front her, and get into her face,

Oh man, I can't believe it,
That girl's been livin' a lie,
Told me, I was her dream guy,
Don’t think, I’ll ever know why,

Supposed to be my special day,
I was her man, now she's turned me away,
That girl's a total disgrace,
Gonna front her, and get into her face,

Too late, I finally see it,
That girl's a pain in the ass,
Don’t know, why I believed her,
She's got no love, she’s got no class,

Too late, I finally see it,
That girl's a pain in the ass,
Don’t know, why I believed her,
She's got no love, she’s got no class,

Oh boy, today is my birthday,
Oh boy, today is my birthday,
Oh boy, today is my birthday,
Oh boy, today is my birthday,
Yeah.
Track Name: Love Anymore
Bowm bowm, bowm bowm doo doop doo doop,
Bowm bowm, bowm bowm doo doop doo doop,
Bowm bowm, bowm bowm doo doop doo doop,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,

Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
You know you are the one I adore,

There’s only so much pain I can take,
You got me thinkin’ that I made a mistake,
You’re turnin’ colder than a midnight snake,
I gotta put on the emergency brake,

And now you’re makin’ me, sleep on the floor,
You’re stayin’ out till a quarter to four,
I’m really tempted to even the score,
You’re treatin’ me like a prisoner of war,

Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
You know you are the one I adore,

You’re out of hand, girl, losin’ your mind,
You used to be so thoughtful and kind,
Now you’re actin’ like I’m totally blind,
Every day is a horrible grind,

You’re actin’ shifty when I ask where you been,
You sneak in late and you’re reekin’ of gin,
You’re getting calls from a whole lot of men,
And one of them's older than Roger McGuinn,

Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
You know you are the one I adore,

I said,

Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
Why don’t you want my love anymore,
You know you are the one I adore.
Track Name: Midnight Creep
From a parking lot across the street,
I watch her do a midnight creep,
She jumps into a brand new Jeep,
And she's gone,

She knows I work the graveyard shift,
To buy her all those special gifts,
Up till now I must have missed,
The signs,

And while the town's asleep,
She does a midnight creep,
A lesser man would cry because it cuts so deep,
Does everybody know except for me,
She's on a midnight creep,

I follow in my broke down van,
Feelin' like I'm only half a man,
Cheated on, once again,
Oh no,

I thought I knew her pretty well,
I see now that, you can never tell,
The line between, love and hell,
Is so thin,

And while the town's asleep,
She does a midnight creep,
A lesser man would cry because it cuts so deep,
Does everybody know except for me,
She's on a midnight creep,

They pull up to a rich man's house,
Gonna sneak up close, to check them out,
I’m holding back, I want to shout,
Her name, her name,

At 3 AM they reemerge,
He drives her home, I'm on the verge,
Of giving in to a savage urge,
But I don't,

I simply tell her it’s time to pack,
You just left a rich man's sack,
Hit the road, girl, don't come back,
We're through,

And while the town's asleep,
You do a midnight creep,
A lesser man would cry because it cuts so deep,
Does everybody know except for me?
Does everybody know except for me?
Does everybody know except for me?
You’re on a midnight creep.
Track Name: Business To Tend To
I said uh hey there, baby,
Have a seat at the bottom of the stairs,
I said uh hey there, baby,
Have a seat at the bottom of the stairs,
Got my bidness to tend to,
And it ain't none of your affair,

I might be buyin' dope,
I might be pickin' up a gun,
I said I might be buyin' dope,
I might be pickin' up a gun,
Stick your nose in my bidness,
Oooh girl, you better run,

I got outside women, and other women on the side,
I got outside women, and other women on the side,
Sometimes I’m in the open,
Sometimes I gotta hide,

Here come my gal Lucy,
Me and Daisy’s on the street,
Here come my gal Lucy
Me and Daisy’s on the street,
Better duck on down this alley,
Can’t let you two girls meet,