Rock, Pop, Etc.

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Here are a bunch of rock and pop songs I’ve recorded over the years. I’ve added notes if you care to know the story behind the music. Otherwise, please freely download, listen, copy and distribute these songs. I hope you enjoy them!

 

(See my notice about commerical use here.)

 


Introduction

 


 

1981

 

Notes

 

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1. Tick Tock 1:06

2. Untitled (Fast Thing1:45

3. Untitled (Walk in the Park2:13

 

1981-82

 

Notes

 

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(These are really, really, really early recordings of mine. Please wear your helmet and seatbelt at all times. Keep a watch for low-flying clinkers.)

 

1. Galactic Games 1:37

2. I Got No ‘Ome To Go ‘Ome To 1:27

3. Keep Your Fingers Outta My Mouth 3:39

4. Seven Seas 6:37

5. Searchin’ 2:51

6. L’Amour Toujours 5:10

7. Doctor Holland 2:53

8. Weekend in Las Vegas 3:19

9. That Was On Last Week (What’s On Tonight) 4:02

10. Rats on the Roof 3:36

11. I’ve Had It With The Blues 3:04

 

“Keep Your Fingers Outta My Mouth” was written by me for Sky Gilbert’s play Art/Rat; the words are based on a poem by Patti Smith. “Searchin’” words and music by Lieber/Stoller. I changed the lyrics only because at the time of recording I didn’t know them and had nowhere to look them up!

 

 

1984

 

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1. Obnoxious Sex Object 4:14 Button-Lyrics

2. The Strings Upon My Heart 4:44 Button-Lyrics

3. How Do 3:11 Button-Lyrics

4. The Love That I Never Had 3:17 Button-Lyrics

5. Having a Party 2:59 Button-Lyrics

6. And I Loved You 3:04 Button-Lyrics

7. Give It Away 3:09 Button-Lyrics

8. Estonian Girls 4:45 Button-Lyrics

9. Light Bulb 3:11 Button-Lyrics

 

“Light Bulb” is by Paul Robertson and Mike Royston.

 

 

1985-86

 

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1. Ain’t the Greatest 2:22 Button-Lyrics

2. Jumpin’ Jivin’ Rhythm 2:38 Button-Lyrics

3. The Restaurant Song 3:18 Button-Lyrics

4. Night Time People 2:29 Button-Lyrics

5. Over You 2:20 Button-Lyrics

6. The Shadow of Your Love 3:49 Button-Lyrics

7. You Know I’m Thinkin’ Of You 4:26 Button-Lyrics

8. Between 11 and 2 4:06 Button-Lyrics

9. Cheat’n on Me 3:32 Button-Lyrics

10. Can’t Buy Love 2:18 Button-Lyrics

11. Crazy Little Rocker 3:17 Button-Lyrics

 

 

1986

 

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1. The Estonian Wedding Song 2:45 Button-Lyrics

2. Whenever 3:51 Button-Lyrics

3. The Love of the Loved 3:07 Button-Lyrics

4. Time Running After 4:32 Button-Lyrics

5. Hang On 3:04 Button-Lyrics

6. Sorrow 2:54 Button-Lyrics

7. A Boy Like That  3:07 Button-Lyrics

8. Stuck On You 2:43 Button-Lyrics

9. Higher (Than Your Love) 4:18 Button-Lyrics

10. Singin’ 3:31 Button-Lyrics

11. Fire 3:02 Button-Lyrics

12. Straight From The Heart 5:00 Button-Lyrics

13. Where Do We Go From Here? 3:16 Button-Lyrics

 

 

And here are some extras.

 

 

The Estonian Wedding Song 2:17 Button-Lyrics

(Steve and Rosie’s original piano demo)

Brooklyn Bound 2:22 Button-Lyrics

Darkroom 2:34 Button-Lyrics

I’m Thinking Of You 5:16

Valeuhendus (Wrong Number) 5:05

Running After You 6:13 Button-Lyrics

 

“The Estonian Wedding Song” by Elmar Maripuu/Steve Gunderson. “Whenever,” “The Love of the Loved” and “Straight From The Heart” by Steve Gunderson. “Time Running After,” “Sorrow,” “Stuck On You,” “Singin’,” “Brooklyn Bound,” “Darkroom” and “Running After You” by Paul Robertson. “Higher (Than Your Love)” and “Hang On” by Rosemarie Lindau/Paul Robertson. “A Boy Like That” by Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein. “Fire” by Paul Robertson/Alar Aedma/Ken McDougall. “Where Do We Go From Here?” by Rosemarie Lindau/Steve Gunderson.

 

 

 

1987

 

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1. Mother Moon 4:12 Button-Lyrics

2. Empty-V 3:00 Button-Lyrics

3. Fran and Frankie 3:51 Button-Lyrics

4. The Star 3:56 Button-Lyrics

5. Emotional Wind 3:45 Button-Lyrics

6. Fifteen Years 2:29 Button-Lyrics

7. Holy War 3:39 Button-Lyrics

8. Baby, Don’t Do It 3:57 Button-Lyrics

9. Cold, Cold City 4:04 Button-Lyrics

10. Moonglow 3:51 Button-Lyrics

11. Young Love  3:16 Button-Lyrics

12. It Isn’t Easy (To Get What You Want) 4:52 Button-Lyrics

 

 

And here’s a fun extra one.

 

Big Man 2:59
(Paul and Steve with Melinda Gilb)

 

“Mother Moon,” “Holy War,” “Baby, Don’t Do It,” “Cold, Cold City,” “Young Love” and “It Isn’t Easy (To Get What You Want)” by Paul Robertson. “Empty-V” by Kathy Najimy/Steve Gunderson. “Fran and Frankie” by Susan Mosher. “The Star” and “Fifteen Years” by Steve Gunderson. “Emotional Wind” by Paul Robertson/Steve Gunderson. “Big Man” by G. Larsen and B. Belland/Beechwood Music.

 

1987-88

 

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1. Ghost Riders in the Sky 4:13 Button-Lyrics

2. Waltz of Echoes 4:16

3. Emptiness (It’s Not Confusion) 3:36 Button-Lyrics

4. The Dark Side of Our Love 2:43 Button-Lyrics

5. Johnny 6:43 Button-Lyrics

7. Howling at the Moon 6:26 Button-Lyrics

8. I Never Really Knew Her 4:07 Button-Lyrics

9. The Life They’re Leading 2:32 Button-Lyrics

10. East Third Street 7:34 Button-Lyrics

 

And here’s a few more from around this time:

 

Counting On You 3:42 Button-Lyrics

Even In My Dreams (no vocal) 5:01

There is Light 3:02 Button-Lyrics

 

* “Ghost Riders in the Sky” by Stan Jones. I have slightly altered the lyrics in the first verse because the original has the “old cowboy” go riding out during the day, and I thought night would be much more spooky.

 

1989

 

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1. Call Your Name 4:36 Button-Lyrics

2. Secret Agent Man3:07 Button-Lyrics

3. Break the Glass 3:44 Button-Lyrics

4. Die Meisten Schon** 11:06 Button-Lyrics

5. Calling You 4:23 Button-Lyrics

6. Runaway Blues 5:34 Button-Lyrics

7. A Walk In The Woods 4:12

8. It’s Crazy 3:15 Button-Lyrics

9. Blue 2:44 Button-Lyrics

10. A Piano Theme That Linda Liked 3:04

 

And here’s a couple more:

 

All Those Times 3:10 Button-Lyrics

The Circle Line 4:07 Button-Lyrics

 

* “Secret Agent Man” by P.F. Sloan and S. Barri. The words I sing here are not correct; they’re words I made up because I was only making a quick test-recording of the song. I always meant to go back and sing it right later but never quite got around to it. And now this version is all I have!

 

** The phrase “Die Meisten Schon” is not correct German. I wish I could change it now, but I can’t. The song was written back in the days when you couldn’t look up these things on the Web and I didn’t have a German-speaking friend to help me. What I was trying to say was “The most beautiful,” because I had a crush on this German girl at the time and I hoped this song would make me look romantic and attractive to her. Oh well.

 

 

1991

 

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1. Change is Coming 5:06 Button-Lyrics

2. Cecelia 2:20 Button-Lyrics

3. Kiss and Walk 2:51 Button-Lyrics

4. Mary Anne 3:35 Button-Lyrics

5. The Dwarves 1:00

6. The Benefit 3:25 Button-Lyrics

7. Rapture 4:27 Button-Lyrics

8. For Bianca 4:21 Button-Lyrics

9. Paper Note 5:02 Button-Lyrics

10. Mr. Emotional 4:40 Button-Lyrics

11. Walking by the Water 6:46 Button-Lyrics

 

And here’s some extras:

 

Cecelia Part Two 4:15

Midnight Ride 4:10 Button-Lyrics

Sorrow 3:15 Button-Lyrics

 

1998

 

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1. Call It By Name 8:22

2. The Wadi 4:49

3. Cakewalk 5:18

4. I Don’t Know You, Really 4:33

5. I Can’t Tell You From The Heartache, Anymore 5:55

6. Seen That All Before 5:01

7. Wisp 8:47

 

And here are some more:

 

Song Number One 2:10

It Can Be That Way 7:00

Your Foolish Ways 5:25

 

 

1999

 

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1. Hoe the Row 3:51

2. She’s a Good Girl 3:23

3. Lost in My Car 2:31

4. It Sustains Me 3:41

5. The Wadi 4:32

6. I Don’t Know You, Really 4:09

7. Turkish Coffee 3:55

8. Thief of Spies 5:13

9. Nothing Less or More 4:04

 

And here’s two more:

 

Chelsea in Chelsea 3:47

Then and Now 5:38

 

2000

 

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1. Theme from “Mission Impossible” 0:42

2. Wishing Well 3:15

3. OK Bright Sun, I’ll Be In That Silver Ball 4:06

4. Save Me (From Myself) 4:15

5. Halcyon, It’s A Road 3:47

6. Should’ve Been Mine 3:23

7. Don’t Wake Sandy 7:22

8. Dreaming (About It) 4:19

9. The Phantom Rig 3:00

10. Lullabye Cry 3:53

11. I’m Leaving It (And You) Behind 4:43

 

And here are some more:

 

Cellophane 1:54

My Conscience Again 3:39

I Can’t Tell You From The Heartache, Anymore 6:41

Oliphant by Moonlight 2:50

On a Passing Dream 5:50

Quiet For Now 5:16

 

2001

 

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1. Angel’s Touch 5:10

2. Don’t Forget to Breathe 4:22

3. Leaving the Farm 2:24

4. Someone’s Little Runaway 4:26

5. Now I’m Very Sorry 5:44

6. I Go Crazy Watching 4:54

7. Dance Back in Time 2:36

8. Sax Thing 2:02

9. Sayonara, Baby 3:31

10. The Gypsy Casbah 7:59

11. Hold On to Now 5:09

 

And here are a few more:

 

Mandala 10:20

Someone Up There Somewhere 3:29

Song for Dad 4:12