In Control

by The Weight

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Bucky The Weight are in total control of the superb Classic rock vibes. Sweet down-home charm wrapped up in warm melody, progressive edge and universal accessibility. Let this one wash over for a while and you’ll see what I mean. Favorite track: Pursuit of Happiness.
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paul rote This album is top notch seventies style fm radio rock. This would have been huge 40-45 years ago . Probably a multiple hit album . It reminds me of Foreigner , Boston, Styx , Kansas , etc . But all the while retaining their own identity. Do not miss this album! Favorite track: Explosion.
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    A few years ago a new band appeared on the Austrian music scene. What they had to offer seemed somehow different from most of their colleagues, although, it was clearly rooted in what we consider Retro Rock. Hence, one could think of two different scenarious, most likely to happen: THE WEIGHT would either disappear like so many of the 60s and 70s nostalgia bands that pop up only to vanish immediately or they would use the momentum to establish themselves as the highly acclaimed act they are today. Luckily, THE WEIGHT chose to opt for the latter. But as we know the road for rock acts in today's music scene tends to be long and dusty and therefore, during the past two years THE WEIGHT have had to prove their will and stamina: constant touring, countless interviews and many live and studio sessions formed a band that appears to finally be ready for the next bold step that will define their musical career.
    IN CONTROL, the title of their new full length studio record seems like the embodiment of this insight and at the same time, given the volatility of today's music business and the impuissance of an independent act like THE WEIGHT, it almost seems like a bitter and sarcastic inside view. Kindly, THE WEIGHT leave no doubt that there is more truth to the title than one could believe at first glance: "The times may be hard for musicians like us, but if you've got some skills you can do it pretty much by yourself. During the production of our latest record we were in full control of almost every creative and technical procedure. I guess that's what makes it pure and real but, of course, there is also one downside: You can't rely on other people's work. The decisions are all up to you which means that there will be no one to blame when it turns out badly."
    Consequently, the new THE WEIGHT record sounds even more particular than its predecessor. The four musicians wrote music that no longer seems to be regardlessly classifiable. Songs like A Little Bit of Music still breathe the same air as Hard Way from the first album, but one can sense the now completed absence of compromise and dither. "The new record does mirror the events of the past few years. We have grown as men as we've done as musicians. I think we wouldn't have had the guts to record songs like Almost Gone or Down the Line three years ago. Now we do" Therefore, what strikes most about IN CONTROL is the variety of its musical ideas and identities that share a common ground in the work of four individuals to create something that is more than the sum of its parts.


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    Release Date: 06.03.2020
    Label: Heavy Rhythm & Roll Records (LC57999)
    Distributor: Cargo Records

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    A few years ago a new band appeared on the Austrian music scene. But as we know the road for so called Retro Rock acts in today's music scene tends to be long and dusty and therefore, during the past two years THE WEIGHT have had to prove their will and stamina: constant touring, countless interviews and many live and studio sessions formed a band that appears to finally be ready for the next bold step that will define their musical career.
    Consequently, the new THE WEIGHT record IN CONTROL sounds even more particular than its predecessor. The four musicians wrote music that no longer seems to be regardlessly classifiable. Songs like A Little Bit of Music still breathe the same air as Hard Way from the first album, but one can sense the now completed absence of compromise and dither. "The new record does mirror the events of the past few years. We have grown as men as we've done as musicians. I think we wouldn't have had the guts to record songs like Almost Gone or Down the Line three years ago. Now we do" Therefore, what strikes most about IN CONTROL is the variety of its musical ideas and identities that share a common ground in the work of four individuals to create something that is more than the sum of its parts.

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    Release Date: 06.03.2020
    Label: Heavy Rhythm & Roll Records (LC57999)
    Distributor: Cargo Records

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1.
You work in the nightshift It's blood, sweat and tears Hungry eyes watch marching years Power to the people It's an echoe from the past Did you think that it would last? And you close your eyes, you drift away It's music, sweet music running through your veins On the top of the iceberg Everything looks fine Never mind the water line Who would cross the ocean For a heart of gold? Hearts are being bought and sold And I close my eyes, I drift away Music, sweet music running through my veins And it's music, sweet music Music, sweet music Music, sweet music Music, sweet music
2.
Explosion 04:01
Love me till the thrill is gone Love me till I can't go on Don't ask too many questions And when nightfall comes I'm gonna sing the boogaloo I'm gonna sing it Sing it loud, loud and clear I'm gonna sing it Sing it loud, loud and clear Loud and clear Fool me right from the start Fool me for the pain in my heart Is kinda killing me baby Is it hard to concieve? I've spent a long time on my own And what goes up - when you see me dancing - Must come down - dancing in the sky - What goes up - i'ts kinda dragging me down Must come down
3.
All night long I'm sitting here I sit and watch the tide I'm lonely And deep inside I'm hungry for your company You set the course I don't mind Where you're taking me Tonight Find out what's beyond the secret Push it while you can Chase it through a starry night Make me understand We do it for the moment Don't let it slip away You set the course I don't mind Where you're taking me Tonight I don't care what the people tell me I don't care what it's all about Let me see the vivid colours I want to reach above the clouds Let me see it in a different way A way that's free to choose You set the course I don't mind Where you're taking me Tonight Tonight Tonight We're the chosen ones We're the chosen ones We're the chosen ones
4.
Operator 03:50
When you get up in the morning And you feel a little spleen You can't find a trace of purpose On your color TV screen You gotta stay cool Just follow the rules Like all the hip folks do You gonna see it through Cause when you're sitting round in circles And you're staring at the door You better call the operator It's 0197684 You gotta stay cool Just follow the rules He must be on his way Ready to save the day The operator The operator Give it a try Send me a smile It might come back around Kick off your shoes Stop singing the blues And turn it upside down And turn it upside down! Give it a try Send me a smile It might come back around Kick off your shoes Stop singing the blues And turn it upside down The operator The operator The operator The operator
5.
Look at you now What have you become? Look at you now What have you become? Do what you do I ain't got much to resist Do what you do And I put it on my list That's what you call happiness Your pursuit of happiness Aces and kings Seems like they never let you down So dance around in your castle high You king without a crown That's what you call happiness Your pursuit of happiness Old crock you're a liar You talk a lot but you're asleep Old chap you're a killjoy And you're digging in too deep You look a little tired Take a sip, get a grip and follow me down I show you around...
6.
Why do you try so hard? Let's get back to the start Pick up the pieces, you'll see How it's meant to be Where the ocean meets the sand Don't be afraid to care The key to your memory Lost in your childhood misery Who's gonna take the blame? No need to feel so ashamed Where the ocean meets the sand Don't be afraid to care And think of me Brother, oh brother Back to the start Still you got a hungry heart Sister, oh sister Back in the ring Ready to take another swing Don't try so hard There's one thing I'd like to know One thing before I go Why do you try so hard? Get back to the start Where the ocean meets the sand Don't be afraid to care And think of me
7.
Oh what a lonely place Footprints Must lead the way Oh what an empty space Reflecting what lies burried In the past We run down so many dreams More than we can count To turn into a memory I'm almost sand and sound Oh what a lonely man Sits there on his throne Oh what a great dispair Sits there, Sits there I feel I've been here before A thounsand years ago Old man won't you come down from your throne And take me down the line Take me down the line Take me down the line All the things we do and say Must fade away Take me down the line Take me down the line Take me down the line Take me down the line Wherever you go Wherever you roam Think of me Whatever you say Whatever you play Play it to me All the things we do and say Come back around one day One day
8.
Victory 04:19
Running round, nowhere to go What's that sound? Go with the flow The feeling is good, the feeling is nice Just like it should be Nice Badabababa Badabababa The times they are a changing I heard a young man sing But what about my life? Beyond the desert mountain That stands before me There's must be the land of the free I've been climbing a lifetime Of bitter pills and pain But no one would hear my complain Badabababa Badabababa Where am I supposed to go? I got my bag and a street to roam Once you're being pushed around You start to notice life's a roundabout Badabababa Badabababa Running round, nowhere to go What's that sound? Go with the flow The feeling is good, the feeling is nice Just like it should be Nice
9.
Almost Gone 05:33
Help me, I'm breaking Apart in front of your eyes Nothing could ever save us Help me, I'm losing my mind You're almost gone You're almost gone You're almost gone Gone, gone, you're almost Our memories and stories Echoe of yesterday's chime Nothing could ever save us Help me, I'm losing my mind You're almost gone You're almost gone You're almost gone Gone, gone, you're almost Gone with the wind Gone with the tide Gone with the one thing that's so hard to find Gone with my love Gone with my heart Gone with a future that tears me apart
10.
Better Days 05:43
Today it hit you hard Almost ripped your heart apart If you'd let them, they would take it all from you They lack your beauty and your style Lord, they hate to see you smile So keep that smile upon your face and do your thing You've had better days I still love your ways Don't give up on me I won't give up on me We change the future, we change the past We change the colour of your mask Changing it all might be the task But as we tumble down the line Of duration and decline We keep that smile upon our face, we do our thing You've had better days I still love your ways Don't give up on me I won't give up on me Sometimes I go out and I take a look I see the world in the hands of the cruel and the crooked Sometimes there's a friend but I feel all alone All alone, but there will be better days

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A few years ago a new band appeared on the Austrian music scene. What they had to offer seemed somehow different from most of their colleagues, although, it was clearly rooted in what we consider Retro Rock. Hence, one could think of two different scenarious, most likely to happen: THE WEIGHT would either disappear like so many of the 60s and 70s nostalgia bands that pop up only to vanish immediately or they would use the momentum to establish themselves as the highly acclaimed act they are today. Luckily, THE WEIGHT chose to opt for the latter. But as we know the road for rock acts in today's music scene tends to be long and dusty and therefore, during the past two years THE WEIGHT have had to prove their will and stamina: constant touring, countless interviews and many live and studio sessions formed a band that appears to finally be ready for the next bold step that will define their musical career.
IN CONTROL, the title of their new full length studio record seems like the embodiment of this insight and at the same time, given the volatility of today's music business and the impuissance of an independent act like THE WEIGHT, it almost seems like a bitter and sarcastic inside view. Kindly, THE WEIGHT leave no doubt that there is more truth to the title than one could believe at first glance: "The times may be hard for musicians like us, but if you've got some skills you can do it pretty much by yourself. During the production of our latest record we were in full control of almost every creative and technical procedure. I guess that's what makes it pure and real but, of course, there is also one downside: You can't rely on other people's work. The decisions are all up to you which means that there will be no one to blame when it turns out badly."
Consequently, the new THE WEIGHT record sounds even more particular than its predecessor. The four musicians wrote music that no longer seems to be regardlessly classifiable. Songs like A Little Bit of Music still breathe the same air as Hard Way from the first album, but one can sense the now completed absence of compromise and dither. "The new record does mirror the events of the past few years. We have grown as men as we've done as musicians. I think we wouldn't have had the guts to record songs like Almost Gone or Down the Line three years ago. Now we do" Therefore, what strikes most about IN CONTROL is the variety of its musical ideas and identities that share a common ground in the work of four individuals to create something that is more than the sum of its parts.

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released March 6, 2020

All songs written by The Weight • Tobias Jussel - Lead Vocal, Organ, Piano, Michael Boebel - Electric Guitar, Patrick Moosbrugger - Bass, Andreas Vetter - Drums • Produced and recorded by The Weight at Heavy Rhythm & Roll Studios, Vienna • Basic tracks recorded at Far Beyond Recording • Audio Engineering by Matthias Reithofer & Patrick Moosbrugger • Mixed by Oliver Zülch • Mastered by Martin Scheer • Photography & Design by Simon Anhorn

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The Weight Vienna, Austria

Adam & Eve expanded their consciousness with the forbidden fruit and THE WEIGHT expand yours with their passion for 60s and 70s rock music.
Heavy, groovy, bluesy, sexy and a bit nostalgic - THE WEIGHT guide their audience to landing fields of leaden zeppelins, the deepest purple or to the who’s who when it comes to throwing TV sets out of hotel room windows.
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