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© ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved. Words & music for all songs written by Scott Cooley. Lead & background vocals, lead, rhythm & slide acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, marimba, drums & percussion by Scott Cooley. Marimba solo on #12 by Lenore Cooley. Recorded, mixed, mastered & produced by Scott Cooley in Michigan, USA.
Cover Photo Credit: by Trish Keiswetter, courtesy of The Vail Trail, a now-defunct Vail, Colorado newspaper. This was the photograph used for an entertainment feature story about the live music scene in the area, and was taken at The Gashouse restaurant and bar in Edwards, CO. It depicts Scott soloing on an acoustic guitar.
Behind The Music
Far out, man. Escapism. This one is more bluesy than other SC albums. The moon, the stars, and the sun play prominently. These songs mix real experiences with dreams I've had, and together they will put you in a mood that makes for a dreamy listening experience. Best listened to with a good set of headphones. Enjoy the theme and let it take you away for a while.
Acoustic space rock songs inspired by staying up late at night, yearning for love, contemplating the meaning of life, Moon Dreams features out-of-this-world rhymes that tell stories about situations, sometimes sad, told from different character's perspectives, backed by the signature Scott Cooley instrument sounds, and all tightly constructed with just enough room for understated instrumental jamming.
Escapism in the form of bluesy acoustic rock songs that feature acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar and simple percussion rhythms with melodic hawaiian lap style slide guitar, harmonica and marimba. Ballads, blues ballads, 12-bar, folk-rock, and uptempo acoustic rock forms, combined with warm, emotional vocals, deliver stories of love and getting away from it all that leave you looking at the world with an improved perspective. The duality of nature - lightness and darkness, clouds and rain and sun and blue sky, with scenes that include round and bright things we see everyday in the sky can inspire dreams we have - at night or during the day - of something larger and more powerful than ourselves and our everyday grind that conjure up wonder about outer space and our place in it.
Acoustic bluesy space rock songs inspired by staying up late at night, yearning for love, and contemplating the meaning of life, Moon Dreams is the first officially-released full-length album by Scott Cooley. It features out-of-this-world rhymes that tell stories about situations - sometimes sad and told from different character's perspectives - which are backed by the signature Scott Cooley instrument sounds (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, acoustic lap steel slide, marimba, light drums & percussion), and all tightly constructed with just enough room for understated instrumental jamming. This album is the first full-length album released by Scott Cooley Records that is still in print. In this regard, it serves as the debut album by Scott Cooley, as previous efforts such as the self-titled debut from 2000 was never formally or officially released and the sophomore effort, Homegrown, remains a cult classic bootleg that is no longer in circulation. Moon Dreams contains song lyrics that come from a combination of dreams and reality with an underlying theme of elements from far away places. Enjoy the trip there and back.
Newly-established independent label Scott Cooley Records is pleased to announce its first music album release, Moon Dreams, by solo artist Scott Cooley. A follow up to the now cult classic Homegrown in 2002, and his self-titled debut Scott Cooley from Cool Breeze Records in 2000, this record will please existing fans of the Scott Cooley sound, once again delivering original acoustic rock songs with great power. It may round up some new appreciators as well, since it delves into the celestial realm with a more bluesy sound than his past efforts.
Scott Cooley hails from the great state of Michigan, and among his influences are famous songwriters from his home state such as Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, and garage rockers Question Mark and the Mysterians, to name a few. His music combines acoustic guitar blues with the raw, amateurish, unrehearsed and naïve quality of garage rock. You might even hear that one of Scott’s favorite records is The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd on this album.
The self-released, full-length album offers escapism in the form of “space rock” that features warm, emotional vocals which deliver stories of love and getting away from it all that leave you looking at the world with an improved perspective. This far out music mixes real experiences with dreams, and together, they will put you in a dreamy mood that can take you away for awhile. Best listened to with a good set of headphones, the moon, sun and stars play prominent roles in songs delivered with left-right panning that is out of this world.
Strictly an internet release, no touring is planned in support of the new album. Free preview streaming is available on Scott’s MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/scottcooley), where the new songs are experiencing numerous plays daily. CDs can be ordered directly from the artist’s website (http://www.scottcooley.com/store).
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