The home of incredible "INDIE" music from all over the "WORLD" !! Giving bands the exposure they need !! Over 1,000 bands have been featured on Trike's Trax !! If you want "FREE" promo on "Trike's Trax" drop me a line : trikeman69@msn.com !! Band and tour info ! Song , website and media links !! Daily,Weekly & Monthly features !! US 50/50 Mon-Fri feat bands from all 50 States !! Canada ROCKS featuring All Canadian bands,"In The Spotlight, This day in HISTOROCK !! Set your headphones to 10 and listen to some of today's best "MUSIC" Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Vol 430 US 50/50 Day 26 Louisiana ROCKS !!

                    TRIKE'S TRAX of FAME   
                       
                                   "LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album :-)  Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook . You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !! Today's inductees are : Dash Rip Rock , Robert Fortune Band & Shattered Display  !! Awesome bands !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !!




Awesome fusion of  high energy
rockabilly, punk & rock !!
Dash Rip Rock - Black Liquor
Location : New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre : Rock/High Octane Roots
Band members : Bill Davis - Vocals/Guitar , Patrick J - Bass , Kyle M - Drums
Influences : Rockpile , Little Richard , Dave Edmunds
Website :
DASH RIP ROCK
Dash Rip Rock links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
YOUTUBE
AMAZON
iTUNES Upcoming live shows : Aug 22 New Orleans,LA,US   @"DBA" , Aug 30 Ocean Springs,MS,US   @"Government Street Grocery" , Oct 3 El Dorado,AR,US   @"El Dorado Music Fest" , Oct 11 Shreveport,LA,US   @"Red River Revel Arts Center"
Latest release : Black Liquor (2012)


                                      Dash Rip Rock - Black Liquor
        http://www.reverbnation.com/dashriprock/song/15963559-black-liquor



Take a wild ride !!
Incredible passion and intensity !!
Robert Fortune Band - Cadillac 
Location : New Orleans, Louisiana
Genre : Alternative/Alt Rock
Band members : Robert Fortune - Vocals/Guitar , Zack O'Rourke - Bass , Matt O'Rourke - Drums
Influences : Jack White , Cage The Elephant , Jane's Addiction
Website :
ROBERT FORTUNE BAND
Robert Fortune Band links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Cadillac video (2011)


                                        Robert Fortune Band - Cadillac
         http://www.reverbnation.com/robertfortuneband/song/13419237-cadillac



Great riffs and hooks !!
XXXcellent alt rock !!
Shattered Display - Scratching The Surface
Location : Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Genre : Alt Rock/Hard Rock
Band members : Seth Fenley - Vocals , Travis Kirkland - Guitar , Shane Falcon - Bass , Skip Brown - Drums
Influences : Seether , Three Days Grace , Theory Of A Deadman
Website :
SHATTERED DISPLAY
Shattered Display  links : 
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : Aug 9 Pascagoula,MS,US   @"Thunders Tavern" , Aug 23 Baton Rouge,LA,US   @"Phil Brady's Bar" , Morganza,LA,US   @"The Bears Den"
Latest release : Scratching The Surface single (2014)


                        Shattered Display - Scratching The Surface
http://www.reverbnation.com/shattereddisplay/song/20357039-new-song-scratching-surface

Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

This day in HISTOROCK !! Guns'n'Roses !!




        This day in HISTOROCK !!


                     In 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their debut album on Geffen Records: "Appetite for Destruction" which featured the singles ''Welcome to the Jungle'', ''Sweet Child o' Mine'', and ''Paradise City''. The album now has worldwide sales in excess of 28 million, 18 million of which are in the US, making it the best-selling debut album of all time there !! The group came together in June 1985, when the final piece of the puzzle, former Hollywood Rose member Slash joined Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler & Duff McKagan to form Guns N' Roses and they embarked on a short, disorganized tour of the US West Coast. Before "Appetite For Destruction'' was recorded they had to decide on a producer. Paul Stanley of Kiss was considered, but he wanted to change too many things. Eventually Mike Clink, who had produced several Triumph records, was chosen,for being the first to record the band exactly the way they wanted !! Most of the songs on the album are about  personal experiences and daily life, such as "Welcome to the Jungle", some of the lyrics of which Rose wrote after he encountered a man in New York shortly after arriving there from Indiana in 1980 and "Mr. Brownstone", which is about the band's problems with heroin.  Slash states in his autobiography that Paradise City was written in the back of a rental van as they were on their way back from playing a gig in San Francisco, drinking and playing acoustic guitars when he came up with the intro. Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin started playing along, Slash started humming a melody when Axl Rose sang, ‘Take me down to the Paradise City.’ Slash chimed in with, ‘Where the girls are fat and have big titties' !! "Sweet Child O' Mine", was written about Rose’s girlfriend at the time, Erin Everly, whose father was Don Everly of The Everly Brothers !! In 2011, Axl Rose stated that his original idea for the cover art had been the photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger exploding, as used on the cover of Time Magazine in 1986, but Geffen refused, saying it was in bad taste !! Every once in a while, a great album that was clearly never intended for vast mainstream success, becomes a huge success !! "Appetite For Destruction" was one of those records and a year after its release, this dirty, sleazy, dangerous, record was #1 on the US charts and was being played everywhere on radio !! The band started to fall apart in 1996 when Slash quit the band !! A year later Matt Sorum who had replaced Adler was fired and Duff McKagan who was the last remaining original member also quit. Izzy Stradlin had already left the band in 1991 !! Slash has a great solo career happening and Axl Rose is the only original member remaining with the band and still tours as Guns'n'Roses !! Check out this awesome live version of "Sweet Child Of Mine" recorded live in 1992 !!



Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This day in HISTOROCK !! Iron Butterfly !!




       This day in HISTOROCK !!


                    In 1968, Iron Butterfly's second album, ''In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'', entered the US album chart for the first time. The album contained the 17-minute title track that filled the second side of the LP which went on sell over four million copies in the US alone and 20 million worldwide !! The band formed in 1966 in San Diego, California and consisted of  Doug Ingle on organ and lead vocals, 17 year old Erik Braunn on guitars / backing vocals, Lee Dorman on bass and backing vocals, plus Ron Bushy on drums !! Iron Butterfly is a perfect example of a band that that had one big hit, but had an incredible impact on the music industry. What really blows me away is the fact that   ''In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'' was cut from the original 17 min version to a 2 min 56 sec for radio !! Can you really do that without affecting the integrity of the song. For money's sake some would say yes !! ''In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'', was recorded on May 27, 1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. The story goes that the album you and I listened to on our stereo's, was meant to be a sound check for engineer Don Casale, while the band waited for the arrival of producer Jim Hilton. Without the band's knowledge, Casale had rolled the tape, and when the rehearsal was completed it was agreed that the performance was of sufficient quality that another take was not needed !! WOW this incredible song was recorded in just one take !! Legend has it the band was so stoned, when they recorded the track they could neither pronounce the title or stop playing the song lol, so it ended up filling one the whole side of the album, coming in at a full 17 minutes of psychedelic rock !! The song's title was originally In the Garden of Eden but at one point singer Doug Ingle slurred the words, creating the misinterpretation that stuck as the title. Another explanation, as given in the liner notes of the 1995 re-release of the "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'' album, is that Ingle was drunk or high, or both, when he first told Bushy the title, and Bushy wrote it down. Bushy then showed Ingle what he had written, and the slurred title stuck. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts And the album when it fell from the Billboard charts had been there for an astounding 140 weeks !! They also hold the distinction of being the first album to go Platinum (shipping more than 1,000,000 copies) in the US, when the Platinum Award was introduced in 1976 !! Without further adieu, the 17:06 version of ''In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'' !!


Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)


Friday, July 18, 2014

Vol 429 US 50/50 Day 25 Delaware ROCKS !!

                    TRIKE'S TRAX of FAME   
                       
                                   "LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album :-)  Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook . You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !! Today's inductees are : Shades Of August , The Stellar Life & Awake At Last !! Awesome bands !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !!




Raw, emotional, diverse !! XXXcellent !!
Shades Of August - Staind Glass
Location : Dover, Delaware
Genre : Rock/Southern Rock/Modern Rock
Band members :  Brian Dawson: Lead Vocals/Keys , Rick Allara: Lead Guitars , Don Steenhagen: Rhythm Guitars , CLaude Pritchett: Bass Guitars , Lance Pritchett: Drums
Influences : 3 Doors Down , Saving Abel , Lynyrd Skynyrd
Website :
SHADES OF AUGUST
 Shades Of August links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
SOUNDCLOUD
YOUTUBE
AMAZON
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : Jul 25 Dover,DE,US   @"Tom's Bullpen" , Aug 22 Felton,DE,US   @"The Green Stinger" , Aug 29 Laurel,DE,US   @"Station 7" , Sep 6 Rock Hall,MD,US   @"Harbor Shack" , Sep 20 Dover,DE,US   @"Tom's Bullpen"
Latest release : What Doesn't Kill You (2013)


                                        Shades Of August - Staind Glass
http://www.reverbnation.com/shadesofaugustband/song/18744371-staind-glass



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The Stellar Life - Hate Your Guts
Location : Milford, Delaware
Genre : Punk/Rock
Band members : Tyler Wayne - Vocals , Richard Strohm - Guitar , Jimmy Sawchek - Bass , Marcus Pyne - Drums
Influences : New Found Glory , Bayside , The Story So Far
Website :
THE STELLAR LIFE
The Stellar Life links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
PURE VOLUME
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : Jul 19 Newark,DE,US   @"Accent Music" , Jul 26 Berlin,MD,US   @"The Pulse"
Latest release : Motherfuckers (2013)


                                   The Stellar Life - Hate Your Guts
        http://www.reverbnation.com/thestellarlifeband/song/19607830-hate-your-guts



Intense and haunting
progressive rock !!
Awake At Last - Mansion Of Memories
Location : Dover, Delaware
Genre : Rock/Progressive Rock
Band members : Vincent Torres- Vocals/Guitar , Eric Blackway- Lead Guitar , Tyler Greene- Bass , Bryan Mills- Drums
Influences : The Used , My Chemical Romance , Taking Back Sunday
Website :
AWAKE AT LAST
Awake At Last links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
TUMBLR
INSTAGRAM
YOUTUBE
AMAZON
iTUNES
Upcoming live shows : Jul 18 Clarksburg,WV,US @"The Main Street Cafe" , Jul 19 West Babylon,NY,US   @"Evolution Sound Stage" , Aug 29 Toledo,OH,US   @"Mainstreet"
Latest release : Mansion Of Memories EP (2012)


                                      Awake At Last - Mansion Of Memories
     http://www.reverbnation.com/awakeatlast/song/15606618-mansion-of-memories

Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vol 428 US 50/50 Day 24 Las Vegas ROCKS !!

                    TRIKE'S TRAX of FAME   
                       
                                   "LLB !! "Listen , Like , Buy" a song or Full album :-)  Links provided !! Some bands also offer free downloads of some of their music as well . Follow them on Twitter , Like them on FaceBook . You can also check your local record stores for their music & merchandise !! In Moncton drop in and see Karl at Frank's Music !! Today's inductees are : Tonight We Fight , Beasto Blanco & Hyperion's Horizon !! Awesome bands !! Support "LIVE" entertainment !! You don't only have a kickASS time , but you help support the artist too !! Check out these 3 great bands and enjoy !!




High energy pop/punk
from Las Vegas !!
Tonight We Fight - Rock Bottom
Location : Las Vegas, Nevada 
Genre : Pop/Punk
Band members : Brandon Dold- Vocals , Chanze Raffaelli- Guitar , Cameron Gile- Bass , Brian Bako- Drums
Influences : Yellowcard , New Found Glory , The Wonder Years 
Website :
TONIGHT WE FIGHT
Tonight We Fight links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
BANDCAMP
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : Jul 23 Las Vegas,NV,US   @"Southern Nevada Sports Center"
Latest release : Rock Bottom (2013)


                                         Tonight We Fight - Rock Bottom
          http://tonightwefight.bandcamp.com/track/rock-bottom-single-version



Loud, raw & killer  !!
Beasto Blanco - California
Location : Reno, Nevada 
Genre : Rock/Hard Rock
Band members : Chuck Garric - Vocals - Bass , Chris Latham - Guitar , Jan LeGrow - Bass , Tim Husung - Drums
Influences : White Zombie , Nine Inch Nails , Alice Cooper
Website :
BEASTO BLANCO
Beasto Blanco links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : NA
Latest release : Live Fast Die Loud 

                                           Beasto Blanco - California
          http://www.reverbnation.com/beastoblanco/song/19054723-california



Hard hitting, in your
face alt rock !!
Hyperion's Horizon - Women Like You
Location : Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre : Rock/Alt Rock/Metal
Band members : Roux'd - Vocals (pronounced rude) , 
Nicko - Guitar/Vocals , Ely- Bass , Zac- Drums/Percussion 
Influences : 
Website :
HYPERION'S HORIZON
Hyperion's Horizon links :
TWITTER
FACEBOOK
REVERBNATION
MYSPACE
INSTAGRAM
YOUTUBE
Upcoming live shows : Jul 18 Las Vegas,NV,US   @"Las Vegas County Saloon" , Aug 7 Scottsdale,AZ,US , Aug 8 Tucson,AZ,US , Aug 9 Flagstaff,AZ,US , Aug 14,15 Los Angeles,CA,US , Aug 16 San Diego,CA,US
Latest release : Women Like You EP (2014)


                               Hyperion's Horizon - Women Like You
http://www.reverbnation.com/hyperionshorizon/song/21197707-women-like-you

Keep on ROCKIN !!
Trike :-)