"The Ridiculous & The Sublime"
NEW CD From LOGS IN THE MAINSTREAM
Available on iTunes, and many other digital retailers
Also, CD's available @ CDBaby.com
"Pick up on this CD and impress your friends."
If eccentric was a style of rock, Logs in the Mainstream would be its core. Logs in the Mainstream combines rock, punk, funk, world beat, pop, Latin, country and a little of every genre, then spits it back as something all its own.
Always lyrically insightful, a typical Logs theme is self reflective and social conscience from the inside out. Throw in heaps of humor and danceable grooves for girls with one leg shorter than the other and you have music known as Logs style. Logs has amassed a large and dedicated cult following online and in the Northeast area, sharing the stage with Cake, M. Doughty, Alice Donut and Colin Hay.
Logs In The Mainstream is:
Eric Amadeo: Percussion & Keys
In 1990, Mole formed Logs In The Mainstream on a foundation of humor, intensity and insight: punk roots with a world-beat expression. Several self-released demos gave Logs a solid reputation for writing fun, quirky pop songs. In 1996, Logs formed independent record label Corporate Greed Conglomerate Music Division and released the first of their three full-length albums. The first, "I Know I Am, But What Are You?" continued the demo lineup, featuring a full band with Mole on acoustic guitar. This album also featured some of Mole's unique mouth-noise style. By 1999, the band was left without a drummer and decided to release a collection of songs to introduce the bands new direction. "Acaustic" was not only the albums title but it represented the style of music Logs played, with Mole seek and destroy acoustic guitar style. With no drummer and now down to two band members Logs went into the studio and recorded the concept album "The Self, The Shelf and The Store." The acaustic sound was fully realized and Logs released their masterpiece in 2001.
During this time, Mole acquired what is now known as the "Original Burger King Head". Bought at a yard sale, the Burger King Head was adopted as the band’s drummer and soccer ball for the audience during some special shows. This was before the Burger King began showing up in other people’s beds offering a burger on a silver platter. The Burger King Head has since retired from Logs though on occasion he makes special appearances.
Currently, Logs are back in the studio with another line - up and a slightly different sound. With the addition of long time producer Frank Certo on percussion and elements and Eric Amadeo on Drums to the duo of Bob Dorn on Bass and Bagpipes and Mole on Vocals and Guitar, Logs has made the transition from it's Acaustic sound to a full out rock spectacle. Yes, it is true: Mole “goes electric”. Shocking, as that may or may not be the new Logs is Bigger, Better, Faster, Louder and more Rockin' than ever. Ready to save your soul one at a time if necessary and bring peace and harmony to the entire world and/or the entire universe.
Or at least entertain you for a little while.
"Before even getting the chance to stick The Ridiculous and the Sublime in a CD player, it is evident that this offering from Logs in the Mainstream reeks of awesome." "It’s refreshing, entertaining, and solid. And if you don’t like it? The band answers that in the last second of the last song. “Whatever.”"
Skope Magazine - Valerie Williams
"Logs in the Mainstream is the only band I've heard in the last ten years that has made me genuinely nostalgic for my youth. The eclectic mix of jazz, smart rock, weird noises, and bizarre sense of humor is what I always thought rock should be like."
"Logs in the Mainstream are one of the few bands that have the skills and daring to smash record label marketing department barriers, which they ably do on the new CD, their fourth, The Ridiculous and the Sublime."
"Logs in the Mainstream are following the current trend in rock music today of mining styles from the past. In this case, though, they are taking forms seldom touched on and recombining them to create something new, or at the very least, something of their own. Pick up on this CD and impress your friends."
"Logs In The Mainstream start out their “The Ridiculous & The Sublime” with “Gotta Get Up”, a track that vacillates between sounding as if it came out in the sixties or the nineties. The amount of influences that come forth during the 12 tracks on “The Ridiculous” are legion; hints of The Beatles (which the cover of this album parodies), Beastie Boys, Anthrax, Jane’s Addiction and countless others can all be heard."
"Logs In The Mainstream have been around for nearly twenty years (they started in 1990), and show their maturity as an act through the number of styles broached during “The Ridiculous & The Sublime”. At some point, each of the tracks on this album could be heard on rotation on a major radio station – there is that much charisma present during the songs on this album. The subject material presented during this track may be off the wall, but listeners will sing along with it just as if it was a serious song. The band takes a ska-punk style to heart during “If Hitler Had Sideburns”, and it is during this track that the production of the album really is shown to be miles beyond what many punk acts are capable of bringing to the table."
"Regardless, each of the tracks is good enough to be a single, and this album will stay strong no matter how many times one listens to it. I was not familiar with Logs In The Mainstream before picking up “The Ridiculous & The Sublime”, but I know that I will be paying attention to them in the months and years to come. Give the disc a go."
"If you like your music quirky, fast paced and gigantic aneurysm inspiring smile worthy, then this is the band for you. Plus… you’ve got to love those bagpipes."
Andi J Chamberlain - www.subba-cultcha.com
"LITM seem to have released something here that is both brand spanking new and harking back to a time when music was innocent and music listeners just wanted to shake their asses and listen to the new 45’s that were released that week." Andi J Chamberlain - www.subba-cultcha.com
The Ridiculous and the Sublime couldn't be a more perfect title for the latest album by Logs in the Mainstream. The music is clever, tongue-in-cheek, and ever so addictive.
George Dionne - Rock-Is-Life.com
This is not a band to take lightly; they do it for you. Lazlo, a former WDHA (105.5 FM) DJ who now runs blowup.com radio, says “a Logs show always starts with confusion and laughter but then everyone always seems to dig it. After a few minutes, they get it… and are enthralled.”
“Brilliant, passionately presented concepts” (Bob Makin, Home News Tribune)
“Even if you're bemused by the words from time to time, you'll find yourself humming along and thanking your lucky stars that there are bands like this still out there” (Heidi Drockelman, Indie-Music.com).
“Off the wall mish-mosh of twisted pop-based ditties” (Al Muzer, Aquarian).
LOGS IN THE MAINSTREAM
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"The Ridiculous & The Sublime"www.logsinthemainstream.com
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