Saturday, May 30, 2009

McFadden's Parachute - New Album at Amazon NOW!

McFadden's Parachute, Greatest Hits, Volume 1, is available at right NOW! Go download your copy of this 15 song album for only $7.99.

Here is the link:

Here is the review I wrote for this album at

I first heard of McFadden's Parachute about 7 years ago. Bill Kelly played their song "Fall Of The Queen" on his Teenage Wasteland show on WFMU. I loved it and made it my Song Of The Week for 03/23/03 on my website I began writing to the band's leader, "Dagwood," and started buying their albums. I have 5 so far.

McFadden's Parachute plays Garage Punk songs and Psychedelic Rock that sounds like it was recorded back in 1966 and 1967, at the height of the Garage Rock and Psychedelic scenes. Each song features cool guitar, often fuzzed out, with pounding drums and Dagwood's gritty vocals. Many songs also contain Farfisa organ which is something I love about Garage Rock music.

The songs are generally short, although some of the Psychedelic tunes such as the three on this Greatest Hits collection - Laughing Sparrow Died, Silver Days And Purple Nights, and Wishes Of A Peasant clock in at around 5 minutes. Every song has hooks that will get stuck in your head!

If you like 60s music from bands like the Monkees, Beatles, Doors, Kinks, Who - and Garage Rock like Louie Louie, Liar Liar, You're Gonna Miss Me, Midnight to Six Man, I'm Five Years Ahead of my Time, Hey Joe, It's a Cryin' Shame, Abba, 99th Floor - then you'll Love McFadden's Parachute! If you like the bands played on Little Steven's Underground Garage, on Sirius 25, like the Fuzztones, Urges, Hives, Jarvis Humby, Chevelles, Maggots, Woggles, Len Price 3, Creatures of the Golden Dawn, Foxboro Hot Tubs - then you'll Love McFadden's Parachute!

Listen to the samples of the songs on this album. They all sound very cool and have that authentic 1960s sound. McFadden's Parachute uses vintage instruments to make their recordings and you can tell it from their sound. I would recommend this album to all fans of Garage Rock, Punk, Psychedelic and 60s Rock. You will not be disappointed!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

McFadden's Parachute - New Album!

We are proud to announce that Garage Rock Radio Records will be releasing McFadden's Parachute, Greatest Hits, Volume 1, this coming June. It will be available on iTunes, Amazon and other online music sites. McFadden's Parachute is an authentic 60s inspired Garage Punk and Psychedelic band from Rochester NY that has been cranking out cool original songs along with a few 60s covers for many years. I'll post links to the album on iTunes and Amazon when the album is online. Be ready, this is a great Garage Rockin' Album!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Garage Rock songwriter wins Contest!

Charles Ray recently sent me this email, which includes the following email that HE received to let him know that his Garage Rock song was a Top 5 winner in the Rock/Alt category of the 10th Annual Great American Song Contest. Pretty cool! Garage ROCKS! Congrats to Charles! Check out his MySpace page:

Charles Ray, The Righteous Kind:


Charles R. Martin,

I'm happy to inform you that your song ' Righteous Man ' has been selected by our judges as a Top 5 winner in the Rock/Alt category of our 10th Annual Great American Song Contest.

Contest results were posted earlier this week at the Great American Song Contest website, at:

In approximately three weeks you will receive a winners packet containing your award certificate and prizes. To add an award logo to your website or media materials, please see: GASC Award banners

Again, congratulations on your excellent songwriting. The competition was particularly strong in your category last year, making your achievement all the more impressive.

All the best in your songwriting endeavors,

Steve CahillPresident, Songwriters Resource Network
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Charles Ray

The Righteous Kind

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