Grand Theft Bus:
GRAND THEFT BUS
- Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
- Graeme Walker – bass/vocals, Tim Walker – guitar/vocals, Dennis Goodwin – guitar/vocals, Bob Deveau – drums.
- Since coming together in 2000, the band has played hundreds of live shows and are known for their live performances of experimental rock, concise pop songs and progressive instrumental compositions.
Personally, I don't really know that I am affected by landscape and physical surroundings so much when I am writing songs, although maybe I could be on a subconcious level. I have yet to write a sea shanty or my 'Rocky Mountain High', not to say I never will. Maybe I should be gawking out my south-end Saint John window into the heart of the harbour to see what inspiration I can draw, or sit on the top of Fort Howe, indulge myself in the open mouth of the bay and see what I come up with. Maybe this question has inspired me.
I will say that in spending thirty-three kazillion hours in a van connecting the dots across this gigantic country, I have been given plenty of time to write and think. I know that several song ideas have been sparked and spawned while staring blankly out the window with wandering random melodies swimming through my road noise-numb head. Hmmm, actually maybe all my songs are influenced by our landscape.
— Tim Walker
- Audio CD (April 5 2005)
- Original Release Date: May 31 2005
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Universal Music Group
|1. Room in Your Brain|
|5. Get What You Give|
|10. Makes Me Free|
The song writing on this album is next to perfect. "Room In Your Brain" is the opening song and delivers a catchy chorus on top of simplistic yet astonishing guitar riffs, and this song is an excellent opening to "Flies In The No Fly."
Track four, "Plastic" is arguably the most infective song on the album. It is impossible not to tap your foot to this funk-driven, jazz rusted tune.
"Get What You Give" is darker than the hour before dawn, yet it is irrestible. "Get What You Give" is almost as dark as the haunting "Leader," which makles you almost feel guilty for liking it.
All-in-all, Grand Theft Bus is a solid band that many people unfortunatly have not heard of and are definetly worht checkin out.