April Uprising (2010)

April Uprising (2010) Album Cover

Get this album: CD Making Of DVD Vinyl Record Music Playlist 7 Videos John Butler Trio – The Making of April Uprising – Short Film 1:41 Revolution (Official Video) 4:19 One Way Road (official clip) 3:05 Close To You (Official Music Video) 3:50 Don’t Wanna See Your Face (Official Video) 2:43 Fool For You (Official Video) 5:20 John Butler – One Way Road – Tutorial – How To Play 9:51 Tracklist & Lyrics 1. Revolution – 5:052. One Way Road – 3:063. C’mon Now – 2:424. I’d Do Anything (Soldier’s Lament) – 3:215. Ragged Mile (Spirit Song) – 3:576. Johnny’s Gone – 4:557. Close To You – 3:458. Don’t Wanna See Your Face – 2:439. Take Me – 5:0110. Fool For You – 5:0711. To Look Like You – 4:1912. Steal It – 3:4313. Mystery Man – 3:5514. Gonna Be A Long Time – 3:4615. A Star Is Born – 4:35 Additional songs featured on the Limited Edition Vinyl:Gone – 4:26Only You – 3:51Satisfy – 2:43   Credits Recorded The Compound, Fremantle – 2009 – 2010 John Butler – vocals, guitarsBryon Luiters – bass, vocalsNicky Bomba – drums, percussion, vocals Singles “One Way Road” – Released: 4 December 2009“Close To You” – Released: 11 March 2010“Revolution”- Released: 2 June 2010“Don’t Wanna See Your Face” Additional Info April Uprising is the fifth studio album by the John Butler Trio. The album was recorded from late 2009-early 2010 in Fremantle, Australia. The album’s name comes from Butler’s appearance on the television documentary series, Who Do You Think You Are, where he journeyed to Bulgaria to find information about his ancestors. The 1876 April Uprising was an important event in Bulgarian history.The first single from the album was “One Way Road”, which was accompanied by a music video, and was released on 4 December 2009. The second single was “Close To You”, also with a video, on 11 March 2010. On 30 June 2009 John Butler announced the new bass and drum musicians of the John Butler Trio to be Byron Luiters as the bassist and Nicky Bomba as the drummer and percussionist. Bomba, Butler’s brother-in-law, has previously been a member of the John Butler Trio.The first single from the album, “One Way Road”, was released on 4 December 2009. Butler described the song as being the combination of pretty much most of my musical influences; dancehall, roots & rock. Some how we found a way to bring all these feels in a way that sounds natural and not too contrived or cerebral. I’m really happy with how we captured the vibe of this song.John Butler The band, according to billboard.com, recorded twenty two songs at Butler’s home based studio in Fremantle, this was eventually cut down to the fifteen that appear on the album. The album was released in Australia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands on 26 March 2010, in New Zealand and France on 29 March, in the UK on 5 April, and in the USA / Canada on 6 April. April Uprising debuted at No. 1 on the Australian ARIA albums chart on 5 April and whilst the first two singles from the album, “One Way Road” and “Close to You”, charted at No. 15 and No. 36 on the Australian ARIA singles charts they both reached the top five in the Spins radio airplay charts, the former reaching No. 1. On 4 June 2010 John Butler Trio played a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater, which was streamed live to fans around the world at Livestream. In 2010, the John Butler Trio received the award for Most Popular Independent Artist at the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards while April Uprising was nominated at the ARIA Awards for ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ and ‘Best Independent Release’. 1. Revolution So tell me family now what do you think ?Watch it all go down the great big sink.Watch how the scum it rises to the top.Don’t you wonder when it’s all gonna stop?Sometimes I wonder how we do sleep,Serving the dodgy companies we keep.All kicking and scrounging for the very first place –Dictionary definition of a rat race.Pay off those losers we elect to lead,Stealing from the mouths that we’re meant to feed.Enslaving the very clothes upon my back,I feel the sting but I hear no crack, no crack, I’m saying Running through the fire, running through the flame,Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,Running through the hopelessness and shame,Revolution already underway. Big Heavy Pirates man digging those holes,Messing with something that they can’t control.Trespassing lands where they don’t belong,All I hear is screaming where there once were songs.I got my brothers they are fighting those wars,Fighting over scraps and scraping their souls.Under a blanket of a fire and prideThat can’t keep us warm for the cold inside,Inside, I’m saying Running through the fire, running through the flame,Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,Running through the hopelessness and shame,Revolution already underway. So tell me when you think we’re gonna rise?Wake from this slumber wipe the tears from our eyes?Yes from this nightmare yes I must now wake,Open my fist my destiny I take !Good people sick and tired of being pushed around,We call them kings but I see no crown.Tell me when you think we’ll just stand up,Say enough is enough is enough, enough I’m saying Running through the fire, running through the flame,Running through the hatred, pushing through the blame,Running through the hopelessness and shame,Revolution already underway. Take back your feet, take back your hands.Take back your words, take back your lands.Take back your heart, take back your pride.Don’t got to run, don’t got to hide.Revolution. 2. One Way Road   They come, they takeIt’s never enough because they can’t relateTo the real world,Thinking that the oyster is just for the pearlThey start those warsThey want to own the land sea and all the starsAnd right those wrongsThey change their history with their poison forked tongues All right, whos they?A maybe it’s the government of todayOr B for the big business man who thinks the whole world revolves around himOr C for the corrupt official for A and B he be the man in the middleOr D for discoverer