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Used To Be Good Looking

Acoustic Indie Folk, Rock and Blues:  Used To Be Good Looking is the 6th studio album released on the independent Scott Cooley Records label.  It contains 14 new original, previously-unreleased songs written and performed by Scott.  It features acoustic rock, blues, and folk.  It has some songs that are a little longer and more serious than usual.  The last song - Smitten With The Mitten - features Scott's wife Lenore on accordion.

Liner Notes

Total Playing Time:  68 Minutes, 18 seconds.  Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley.  All rights reserved.  Words & music for all songs written by Scott Cooley.  Studio album released June 21st, 2014 on Scott Cooley Records, catalog # SCR06.  Album cover photo by Richard E. Cooley.  Accordion on Smitten With The Mitten by Lenore L. Cooley.  Production, arrangement, recording, mixing, mastering & design; lead & background vocals; whistling; harmonica; marimba; rhythm, lead & slide acoustic guitars; acoustic bass guitar; drums & percussion by Scott Cooley in Michigan, U.S.A.

Produced, Designed, Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Scott Cooley at Scott Cooley Recording Studio, East Lansing, Michigan.

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Includes the regionally-popular state song candidate for Michigan "Smitten With The Mitten":



Used To Be Good Looking
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Studio album by Scott Cooley
Catalog # SCR06
Released June 21st, 2014
Recorded July 2012 - May 2014
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Genre blues ballad, soft rock, habanera, Americana, folk, acoustic garage rock, caveman rock, acoustic blues, Canadian blues, jazz, bluegrass, folk blues, state song folk
Length 68 minutes
Label Scott Cooley Records
Producer Scott Cooley
Personnel Scott Cooley, Lenore Cooley
Release Chronology
"Cherchez La Femme"

"Used To Be Good Looking"

"Rest Assured"

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Brief Description
From short/fun to long/serious in its 2nd half w/ hints of jazz, bluegrass, blues & folk, acoustic guitars, an understated rhythm section, harmonica & marimba deliver songs of love, lust, loss, the natural world, & even a MI state song. 
Related Information Links
  1. Used To Be Good Looking - Press Release.pdf
  2. The Equal Ground Indie Music Album Review - 3.5 out of 4 stars!
  3. UTBGL Press Release - New Scott Cooley Studio Album
  4. A Decade Of Song

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TRACK (album position number)TITLE (name of song, linked to song page)LENGTH (playing time duration)KEY (tonic scale tone)BPM (tempo in beats/minute)GENRE (style category)NOTES (description, credits, instrumentation)
TRACK (album position number)TITLE (name of song, linked to song page)LENGTH (playing time duration)KEY (tonic scale tone)BPM (tempo in beats/minute)GENRE (style category)NOTES (description, credits, instrumentation)
Used To Be Good Looking 3:36 95 Blues Ballad Humorous, funky blues with bongos 
I Care 4:57 104 Rock Ballad Poppy relationship song about faults and caring 
I Know I Love You 3:44 146? Habanera Rock Habanera w/ marimba, inspired by the Higgs Boson 
Up North 3:44 117 Folk Michigan experience/place song w/ whistling 
Fine On A Friday 3:24 111 Rock Poppy ditty about workplace lust w/ harmonica 
B. C. 2:40 Bb 110 Caveman Rock Comical caveman rock featuring marimba 
Brought It On Myself 5:28 88 Blues Good slow12-bar blues about promiscuity 
American Dream 4:19 130 Americana Cautionary statement song, w/ a caribbean feel 
Algoma Central Blues 5:09 60 Blues Ballad Love lost slow blues/Canadian train song 
10 Happily Mad 4:36 120 Folk Folksy gen-X ballad, w/ melodic harmonica 
11 Magazine 5:30 Bm7 86 Jazz Melancholy mellow vocal jazzish feel 
12 Goin' Up To Leadville 6:48 120 Bluegrass Bluegrassy high mountain breakup song 
13 Great Lakes Blues 6:22 90 Folk Blues Serious environmental protest folk/blues song 
14 Smitten With The Mitten 7:27 111 State Song Folk A Michigan state song candidate w/ accordion 
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