Bastards of Melody specialize in jangly, catchy power-pop
influenced by Sixties icons like the Beatles, Hollies, and Byrds. Guitarist
Paul Crane's easygoing, boy-next-door vocals evoke Fountain of Wayne's sense
of pop whimsy on the wittily self-deprecating "Must Be Stoned." He gets a bit
more gritty on the faster-paced "Dead Soldiers" and the band gets eight miles
high for the psychedelized freakout "Born To Raise Hell."
- Jim Testa - Jersey Beat
I'm really impressed. My favorite track is Dead Soldiers
- of course it's the hardest rockin' track of the EP, but you would have guessed
that. My personal opinion is that you guys sound best when you rock out like
that. The other stuff is good too, but the harder stuff has more of a
commercial Green Day feel, or something. Who knew you could sing?
- Morgan Giles - Columbia Records
The Bastards of Melody is a Hoboken,
NJ based power pop band. Their music
is loaded with great melodies
(obviously), catchy lyrics, and driving guitar.
I believe this band will hit the airwaves and the
charts in the near future.
- Andy (Crash) Crane - Unemployed and Loving It
Bastards of Melody were at Lovesexy last week and were not only well dressed, but very loud
- Elizabeth Walsh - Hoboken Musician
I LOVE this band!!!
- Carolyn Zafiros (aka Gigsister)
Welcome to the Bastards of Melody. We use only the finest
musical ingredients, and all of our songs are guaranteed to be
absolutely fresh. As for our service, we think it's as important as our music.
That's why we promise to serve you in the fastest and friendliest way
possible. Our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction is the basis of
our music.You can rely on Bastards of Melody to satisfy all of your
musical needs. We deliver quality music, on time, with the highest
standards in all of Rock/Roll. We worry about every detail because we're committed to
making you happy. So if you have any questions or suggestions, please let us
know. We really do care.
I so solemnly swear to be committed(!)to making nothing but
the finest rock-n-roll.
I pledge not to forget my sticks on gig nights.
I pledge to wear nothing but the finest rock-n-roll clothes
I pledge to use the bathroom before we take the stage.
I pledge the top of my tchotchke cabinet often.
Oh, yea we the bastards of melody forthwith and pledge the
known as rock-n-roll.
So sayeth the flock.
I pledge to always show up
I pledge to play only the most tastefull guitar
I pledge to play really fast if and when appropriate
I pledge to have my guitar in tune (a 440) at all times
I pledge to use effects minimally and only when appropriate
I pledge to bring only the most beautiful women to the gigs
I pledge to bring moderately hot chicks to the gigs when the
most beautiful women are not available
I pledge to look cool on stage, even when I don't feel cool
I pledge to accept Paul for what he is, and not judge him
for what he might have been
Pledge yea, yea Pledge, Pledge, yea, Long live the Bastards!