Get It All Out

Get It All Out - album cover artAvailable on CD, 12” vinyl LP and
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“A smorgasbord of solid grooves seasoned with global spices – served in a punk funk setting.” -Liquid Liquid’s Salvatore Principato

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Here’s what the critics are saying about Get It All Out so far:

  • Main-Financial-Times-LogoFinancial Times (UK): “Pittsburgh in 1981 had the same vibe as Bristol: a melting pot of influences from free jazz to gamelan to Afrobeat. The city’s short-lived Stick Against  Stone Orchestra reunite here to record their three-decade-old repertoire, and it sounds decidedly contemporary, like Fela Kuti refracted through Rip Rig and Panic via Ornette Coleman. “Private Sector”, with its honeyed corporatisms, could be a lost David Byrne song about buildings and food.”  Full story (requires free registration)

 

  • site-logoGround Control Magazine  (Toronto, Canada):     “…there are pieces of Afro-Cuban blues, reggae, strands of rock which border on the sort of punk hybrid that The Minutemen once made (see “Face Down” and “Moonlight Finds A Face”) and the unusual syncopated genius of Talking Heads spread throughout these ten (sic – actually 12) songs …   Stick Against Stone Orchestra keeps playing at the “sweet and beautiful songs with a Warfarin center” angle throughout the run-time of Get It All Out, and the flares of excitement that it yields never begin to feel played out because nothing is ever done the same way twice…”   Full story

 

  • NYMusicDailyNew York Music Daily: “Musically, the hooks are simple and catchy, with bright horn charts and incisive bass, and the NYC pros who form the backbone of the newly reassembled band do a good job capturing the music’s irrepressible, subversive spirit.”   Full story

 

  • logoCelebrity Cafe:  “In the end, Get It All Out  from the Stick Against Stone Orchestra does what it’s title suggests. It liberated the band’s inner funk and is sure to release the same in anyone who listens to it.”   Full story

 

  • tonyTime Out NY: The resulting album, Get It All Out, takes its title from one of the last songs John Creighton wrote and recorded before he left Stick Against Stone in 1983. (It’s also the title of the documentary, due in 2014.) From the opening frenetic strains of “Everybody’s Song (The Music Business),” which features original SAS singer and clarinetist Geraldine Murray, it’s immediately apparent why this band worked up such a cathartic sweat—and such a devoted, if insular, fan following—during its brief ’80s heyday. In Creighton’s lyrics, there’s a timeless sense of youthful rebellion (“I want to be awake now,” Murray sings on the infectious samba-jazz workout “Moonlight Finds a Face”), and strength in numbers (as singer Mark Rinzel intones, “Don’t be afraid of the power of the circle,” punctuating the languid avant-funk groove of “Medicine Wheel”), while the music itself oscillates between tribal percussion (“Wasted Lives”), Fela-like horns with a Gil Evans twist (“Elephants”), ska-minded punk (“Face Down”) and straight-up funk (“Get It All Out”) without ever sounding forced.
    – Bill Murphy

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