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NoHo Calling

by Brady Harris

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1.
LET’S LIVE (Brady Harris) Let’s give each other another try I see the light behind your eyes You know you make me feel alive You know you make me feel alive Let’s mend brokenhearted fever dreams Lost forever in our sleep You’re like nothing I have seen You’re like nothing I have seen Let’s live, you know we only live twice Twice as deep into the night You know that you are out of sight You know that you are out of sight I wanna spend all the money we can steal Never make another deal Tell me honey how you feel Tell me honey how you feel Let’s live Tell me honey how you feel Tell me how you feel Let’s buy, costs about a hundred mil The price is right and it’s a steal Tell me that your love is real Tell me that your love is real Let’s fight, never bow down, never kneel We were made to break the shield A thousand pieces on the field A thousand pieces on the field Let’s live Tell me honey how you feel Tell me how you feel Let’s live, while the future’s looking bright Stare into the sunlight You know you make me feel alive You make me feel so alive
2.
RAISE A GLASS (Brady Harris) 

I sit and raise a glass To a ghost I uncovered from the past From the past it comes and goes You will never know That past it comes to show How you haunt me Do you want me To let go Could never really show you the pain in my heart Cos the love that I know would just tear things apart Yeah it’s true I needed you to try and make a new start I sit and raise a toast To someone I admired, I loved the most When you had me I loved you Now you’re gone and it’s gone too But the feelings still come through Do they haunt you Do they taunt you When you’re alone Now I need to let you go I sit and raise a glass To a ghost I uncovered from the past When you had me I loved you
3.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER (Brady Harris) Better late than never So glad we had this time together Sometimes it takes so long Sometimes it takes forever But you’re here to stay Far beyond today You’ll be in my heart You don’t wanna see me again You say we are better off as friends You think it’s alright Telling my world goodbye You make me wanna cry But it’s alright It’s better late than never So glad we had this time together Sometimes it takes so long Sometimes it takes forever Sad to see you go Glad we had our show You’ll be in my heart We met late in our lives Oh, but it’s been one hell of a ride When I see you again You gotta help me to understand Why you think it’s alright Telling my world goodbye You make me wanna cry But it’s alright It’s better late than never It’s better late than never
4.
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED (Jane Weidlin/Terry Hall) Can you hear them? They talk about us Telling lies Well, that's no surprise Can you see them? See right through them? They have a shield Nothing can be revealed It doesn't matter what they say In the jealous games people play Hey, hey, hey Our lips are sealed There's a weapon That we must use In our defense Silence When you see them Look right through them That’s when they’ll disappear That’s when we’ll be feared It doesn't matter what they say In the jealous games people play Hey, hey, hey Our lips are sealed Our lips are sealed Our lips are sealed Hush, my darling Don't you cry Cryin' angel Don’t you Can you hear them? They talk about us Telling lies Well, that's no surprise When you see them Look right through them That’s when they’ll disappear That’s when we’ll be feared It doesn't matter what they say In the jealous games people play Hey, hey, hey Our lips are sealed Pay no mind to what they say It doesn't matter anyway Hey, hey, hey Our lips are sealed Our lips are sealed
5.
THE NOHO SOUND (Brady Harris) It’s the NoHo Sound All up in this town From Victory to Swagnolia Girl we’re gonna rock and roll ya With the NoHo Sound All up in this town We rep the NoHo Sound Around this town From Viva Fresh to Timmy Nolan’s You know we’ll be PugRock and rollin’ With the NoHo Sound All up in this town From Santa Bizzle up to P-Rob We’ll be there From Carpinteria down to Malibu We’ll get a drink when we pass through It’s the NoHo Sound It’s the NoHo Sound
6.
I THINK I KNOW (Brady Harris) Well, some might say that you could lead the way But I don’t know, hoss, if time is gonna make you pay Cos I been down son and you should never walk away I think I know I think I know Yeah life is tough but you have got to make your way I won’t be here but I got one thing to say When the time is right I know you are gonna make your play I think I know I think I know Well, some might say that you could lead the way Now I won’t be here but I got one thing to say When the time is right I know you are gonna make em pay I think I know I think I know
7.
LOVE WILL BREAK YOU (Brady Harris) Love will break you Friends forsake you But you’ll be alright in awhile Love will tame you Tears will take you But the grief will shed in awhile You’ll be alright till there’s no one around Then a memory drags you down You hold tight You’re gonna fight But the tears they come Cos there’s nothing that can be done And life just marches on In the times when you feel you can’t go on Love will maim you Pain will shake you But you’ll be yourself in the end Love will make you Then it breaks you Into pieces you can’t collect You’ll be alright till there’s no one around Then her memory drags you down You hold tight You’re gonna fight But the tears they come Cos there’s nothing that can be done When you were mine and I was yours Still makes me want for more I will leave you Oh, I loved you But I couldn't make it alright Love will tame you Love will shame you To be alone just for awhile
8.
OLD DRUNK MOTHERFUCKERS (Brady Harris) Old drunk motherfuckers Say the same shit each night Sure like to talk big But you can’t even fight Like an old broken record That skips on a line Over and over Til they call closing time Drunk motherfuckers Goodbye Old drunk motherfuckers It’s time Don’t put your hands on me I can see You’re too drunk already And every time I think you’re gone Is when some other drunk will come along And bother me Old drunk motherfuckers Are the loudest in the bar You smell like a urinal And you know who you are Please bartender Cut em off for the night Keeps botherin’ the patrons And it don’t seem right Drunk motherfuckers Goodbye Old drunk motherfuckers It’s time And every time I think you’re gone Is when some other drunk will come along And bother me Old drunk motherfuckers Old drunk motherfuckers Old drunk motherfuckers Old drunk motherfuckers Goodnight Goodbye
9.
I’VE SEEN THAT FACE BEFORE (LIBERTANGO) (Astor Piazzolla/Grace Jones/Barry Reynolds/Dennis Wilkey/Nathalie Delon) Strange, I've seen that face before Seen her hanging 'round my door Like a hawk stealing for the prey Like the night waiting for the day Strange, she shadows me back home Footsteps echo on the stones Rainy nights on Hausmann Boulevard Parisian music drifting from the bars Tu cherches quoi? Rencontrer la mort? Tu te prends pour qui? Toi aussi tu deteste la vie Dance in bars and restaurants Home with anyone who wants Strange she's standing there alone Staring eyes chill me to the bone Dans sa chambre Joel et sa valise Un regard sur ses fringues Sur les murs des photos Sans regret, sans mélo La porte est claquée Joel est barré
10.
DRAIN ME (Brady Harris) Well you drain me baby, yeah When you don’t let up, oh no And you waste me baby, yeah When you say we break up Then you wanna make up Are we giving up? How do you do what you do? How do I save myself? From falling Falling for you Falling Falling, yes it’s true Well you drain me baby, yeah And I can’t keep up, oh no And you waste me baby, yeah When you wanna make up I’m tired of breaking up Tired of making up You faked me when you said “Tell me the truth” Then you slayed me when I told it to you Well you drain me baby, yeah Now I gotta give up, oh no Cos you waste me baby, yeah When you wanna make up I’m tired of breaking up Tired of breaking up Cos you drain me baby, yeah
11.
LET THE LIGHT SHINE (Brady Harris) Is there a light on in this old town? I feel the sun’s goin’ down Baby, can we make it? Maybe make it shine again Is there a fire in this old town? Temperature’s risin’ again Girl you know it Spring always ends Let the light shine through Let the night shine bright on me and you Let it shine Let it shine Is there time in this old town? To still turn things around Tell me if you wanna Try and make it work again Is there life in this old town? Tell me cos I’m feeling down All the signs show Love’s closing down Let the light shine through Let the night shine bright on me and you Let it shine Let it shine
12.
~Instrumental~

about

A short day's journey into a long NoHo night, NoHo Calling is the follow up to the Brady Harris Band's debut, NoHo Confidential. Recorded by John Adair at his Nodondo Studios, NoHo Calling features 10 new original songs and 2 covers, Our Lips Are Sealed (The Go-Go's) & I've Seen That Face Before/Libertango (Grace Jones).

Check out the new interview at the excellent The Daily Country site about NoHo Calling and related musical endeavors:
thedailycountry.com/interviewsessential-8/essential-8-brady-harris-band

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REVIEWS:

AMERICANA-UK:
(8/10 Stars)
Opening with the Devoesque ‘Let’s Live’ which is all new wave rhythms and hand claps with catchy choruses, you think you have a handle on The Brady Harris band and their new platter ‘NOHO Calling’ (that’s North Hollywood to you and me!) But the next track ‘Raise a Glass’ is pure barrelhouse boozer blues of the soft country lament variety, all crisp shuffle snare and sweet guitar and piano solos . It could be 1am and the bourbon has run out without it being messy.

‘Better Late Than Never’ switches again – a somewhat restrained driving song highlighting some tasty instrumental breaks. With ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ we perhaps return to a template that is probably close to understanding the Brady Harris mindset a brilliant cover that retains the underlying menace of the song whilst pouring it through the filter of bluesy tight guitars and a great lead break where the band are clearly enjoying themselves.

‘The Noho Sound’ changes everything! Full of local acronyms and places in the lyrics, the music is a soft harmony driven doo-wop sitting on a crystal clear jazz guitar. Beautiful and definitely subversive.

And so it goes, this album unfolds further with each listen and it is a journey I highly recommend. There is a whole but each of the parts however short and succinct is different and equally attention-grabbing, right up to the brooding instrumental closer of ‘Battle of Swankershim’. Recommended.

-Keith Hargreaves
Americana-UK.com
March 23, 2018

POWERPOPAHOLIC:
(7/10 stars)
Texas-bred, Los Angeles based Brady Harris delivered this follow up to his 2016 album NoHo Confidential. Brady has laid back, slightly lounge lizard approach to rock here. “Let’s Live” has a bouncing bass line that helps guide the melody and the boozy toast “Raise A Glass” uses a county styled shuffle and subtle pedal steel guitar.

The impressive “Better Late Than Never” is a catchy standout with a Beatlesque approach. And a slowed down cover of The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed” is an interesting addition. The Beach Boys-styled backing harmonies on “The Noho Sound” lends some sophistication to this simple acoustic song. I really enjoyed his NSFW song “Old Drunk Motherfuckers” about the worst people you meet in a bar, and his slide guitar ballad “Drain Me” has a nice Lennon-like weariness to it that makes it another standout. Brady’s music is ready-made for late nights over a bottle, so open a cold one and enjoy the cool refreshing taste of NoHo Calling.
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released December 1, 2017

BIO:
Hailing from North Hollywood, CA, the Brady Harris Band is a Rootsy-Beatlesque quartet big on harmonies, chord changes and the occasional female cover version (Go-Gos, Blondie, Grace Jones).  “Stellar…Imagine if the Beatles were from Texas” is how Keith Creighton of Popdose describes their sound.  Having played gigs up and down the Central and Southern California coast since releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP, NoHo Confidential (“A wonderful, best-of-the-year worthy EP…this will be in your Top 10 for sure.” –Allen Haber, PurePopRadio),  the BHB are back with the full length follow-up, NoHo Calling. And ready rock the NoHo Sound anew. 

Formed through LA musico connections, kindred bands and North Hollywood bars, the BHB first played a one-off gig to support Brady at a dingy bar on the industrial stretch of Burbank Blvd.  Then the rehearsals continued and the setlist grew as did the gigs.  John Adair handles lead guitar, harmony vocals and is the BHB’s in-house producer and multi-instrumentalist.  It’s true, he has performed with George Thorogood, Slash, Vince Neil, and many others.  Tall, dark and handsome and a devotee of cold showers. Band nickname: Dreamboat.  Marc Bernal holds down the bottom end and also sings harmony.  A Spaniard and die-hard FC Barcelona & Harry Potter fan, he can be frequently found at LA’s historic Wiltern Theater, working the stage and sound.  Band nickname: Marcness.  Steve Markowitz keeps the time on the kit and also sings harmony.  He gets mistaken for Sandra Bullock's ex, and occasionally James Hetfield from Metallica.  Fun fact: Steve’s dad sang the Scooby Doo theme.  Band nickname: MacWizz.  Brady sings, plays guitar and other stringed things.  A former busker (London & Paris) Brady is a devotee of Mexican lagers and loves it when people play themselves in re-enactments on TV detective shows.  He can be found watching Unsolved Mysteries re-runs from the early '90s on a TV from the early '90s in his Hollywood hovel. Band nickname: Brisket.

Hang with us as we roll out our new album and much more.  Sign up on the email list below and stay in touch.  Download NoHo Calling and it’s predecessor NoHo Confidential which AbsolutePowerPop called “Another slice of unique Beatlesque-Americana. No need to keep this one confidential”. 

Thanks and cheers til we see ya.

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