6.23.2005

Rocky Votolato

Rocky Votolato


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I would easily note Rocky Votolato as one of, if not the, biggest musical influence I have. His brand of folk-tinged acoustic rock is as soothing as it is scathing. His voice is stressed like that of a man who's had one to many nights drinking; the kind of singer you'd hear in a roadside bar a couple of miles off the main road. He pushes his voice as far as he can in many of his songs, laying everything he has emotionally on the line for everyone to hear. He sings like he's been through years of pain, yet he never crosses over into depressing. His songs are amazingly powerful and poignant, covering everything from corporate greed, suicide, and loss. His most recent album, Suicide Medicine, was produced by Death Cab for Cutie guitar player Chris Walla, and Walla's amazing production and influence shows throughout the album. Suicide Medicine is his most mature and compelling work to date. If you download only one of the songs I've posted, make sure it's "The Rain Will Come," as it's easily one of his most dynamic and beautiful songs he's ever written.

From Burning My Travels Clean
Image hosted by Photobucket.comCrabtree and Evelyn
Image hosted by Photobucket.comWithout Eyes Still Seeing

From The Light and the Sound EP
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From Suicide Medicine
Image hosted by Photobucket.comMixtapes/Cellmates
Image hosted by Photobucket.comMontana

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Odds and Ends

FAMILY GUY: THE MOVIE!!!

This album has the potential to be redicuously good.

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Daily Torrents

Broken Social Scene - Bee Hives
Collection of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Shorts
Elliott Smith - LIVE 1997-05-03, Stinkweed's, Tempe, AZ [DVD]**

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