KEN SHARP - Beauty in the Backseat (2018)
KEN SHARP
Beauty in the Backseat


Released : August 29, 2018
Produced by : Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp
Time : 00:00

01 Rock Show (5:01)
02 Mona Lisa Smile (2:58)
03 Lemons to Lemonade (4:16)
04 No One Seems to Stay Together Anymore (3:21)
05 Closer (4:03)
06 24 Hours a Day (2:44)
07 Pull the Strings (4:05)
08 The Day That David Bowie Died (5:17)
09 The Hardest Part (3:33)
10 Jet Fighter (1:00)
11 Ring on Your Finger (3:28)
12 Listen to Me (3:42 )
13 Sinking (4:45 )
14 I Wanna Be David Cassidy (2:30)
15 Philly Kind of Night (4:38)
16  Miracle (4:55)




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musicians :

Ken Sharp
Ace Frehley (lead guitars on track 01 "Rock Show")
Kasim Sulton (on track 02 "Mona Lisa Smile").
John Oates (on track 15 "Philly Kind of Night")

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NOTES :
Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp.

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Extra NOTES (promo letter) :
This 16-track album’s traverses a wide musical terrain and a myriad of lyrical themes. “Rock Show” delivers the intoxicating joy of getting your band on the concert stage; “Pull The Strings” is a quirky story of an adult in his mid ‘40s who can’t survive without his ventriloquist dummy by his side (“Pull The Strings”), the death of David Bowie is explored on “The Day That David Bowie Died”; “Sinking” chronicles the transformative power of loss while “Listen To Me” is a plea for unity in a world torn apart by social and political tumult and divisiveness.

“Being a Philly boy with my ear permanently glued to the radio dial, the sound of Philadelphia etched its indelible mark on my musical DNA. Being able to work in the studio with John Oates, someone whose music was the soundtrack of my youth, was a supersonic blessing of brotherly love! Another full circle moment for me, being a huge fan of KISS since I was a kid, I was thrilled that Ace Frehley laid down a solo on the opening track, titled appropriately enough, ‘Rock Show.’”

Beauty In The Backseat is Sharp’s fifth album. His music has garnered raves from USA Today, Mojo, The Huffington Post, Music Connection and Goldmine and has received airplay on Sirius XM’s “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.” He’s also a seasoned live performer who’s recently landed high profile gigs opening for John Waite, David Cassidy and The Babys and headlined The Troubadour in Hollywood, California.

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Ken Sharp is a New York Times Best Selling writer who has authored or co-authored over eighteen music books, contributes to a variety of national music magazines, works on music documentaries and has done liner notes for releases by Elvis Presley, Sly & the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Small Faces, Santana, Cheap Trick, Raspberries, Eric Carmen, KISS, Hall & Oates, Rick Springfield, The Babys, John Waite, The Guess Who, Jellyfish, Jefferson Airplane and others. Contact Ken Sharp

His books include: Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, Elvis: Vegas ‘69, Nothin’ to Lose: the Making of KISS (1972-1975), Elvis Presley: Writing for the King, Sound Explosion: Inside LA’s Studio Factory with the Wrecking Crew, Overnight Sensation: The Story of the Raspberries, Raspberries: TONIGHT!, Eric Carmen: Marathon Man, Reputation is a Fragile Thing: The Story of Cheap Trick, Play On!: Power Pop Heroes, Kooks, Queen Bitches and Andy Warhol: The Making of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, KISS: Behind the Mask, Meet the Beatles…Again!, Small Faces: Quite Naturally, Rick Springfield: A Year in the Life of a Working Class Dog, Power Pop, The KISS Years!, and KISS Army Worldwide!: The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon.

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