Not For Love Or Money - 2009

by Dallas Frasca

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    It's no surprise that "Not For Love Or Money", the debut album by Aussie roots/rock powerhouse Dallas Frasca has a sense of exhilaration and dynamics throughout. That's because Frasca and her partner in crime, Jeff Curran (guitarist) wrote the tracks during a heavy-duty bout of touring. "It was recorded in five studios around the country over an 18 month period - and was basically written to have an empowering impact on the listener," reveals Frasca. "Not For Love Or Money" lives up to that promise. It cuts a blue line through rock, roots, blues, soul and pop, while allowing Frasca to put a stamp on proceedings and add a sparkle to what goes down during her live shows. Frasca co-produced it with Forrester Savell (Helmet, Karnivool, Cog), and brought on board guest appearances by Xavier Rudd, Adam Weston (Birds of Tokyo), Jacob Mann and Liz Stringer, to provide greater depth and flavours. Frasca is more than a performer with fire in her belly. She is also a story-teller. For instance, "I Like You Better When You're Straight" (the first single) is about "those friends, usually cool and together, who suddenly morph into idiots when they're out of it - and we all know someone like that!" "Loaded Silence" was inspired by the time Midnight Oil invited her to play with them last year. "It allowed me to mingle with the activist minds of great songwriters such as Rob Hirst and Jim Moginie. The song reflects my realization there is a lack of documented truth about this country." The pop-tinged singalong "Til' The End I'll Walk Proudly" touches an issue that strikes a chord with her audience - "The overwhelming contentment you feel when you are with someone right. It doesn't matter what happens next.... this is the right time, right place, right person." Frasca was born in Adelaide but grew up in Wangaratta, the daughter of a truck driver and hairdresser who loved music. Records played constantly in the Frasca household. Then came that moment when it all kicked in. She recalls, "When I was 12 years old, I watched a film called 'Crossroads', based on the myth of Robert Johnson - music by Ry Cooder - and was blown away by the love, emotion and expression in the soundtrack of this film. I remember wagging school the next day and watching the film over and over again... that music is embedded in me. And it was from there that I got into heavy rock, metal and soul." By 18 she was on the road, displaying a sass and irreverence onstage reminiscent of Chrissie Amphlett or Suze Demarchi. Always an outlandish dresser, her bright red dreadlocks made her stand out (although they've also been purple, black and rainbow). The grunt in her voice was inspired by Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis. Then tragedy struck. She developed nodules on her throat and told not to sing for 18 months. "But it was actually a blessing," she insists. It forced her to spend more time listening to great records, and also teach herself how to play guitar. The players who inspired her guitaring - Duane Allman, Bob Brozman & Mississippi Fred McDowell - were those who had a penchant to break the rules. In 2006, she won Triple J's "Light Your Fuse" competition from over 500 entries. Her career exploded from there. Two songs hit the top position on MP3.com, she released an EP, major festivals invited her to play (such as Falls, Bluesfest, Pyramid, Festival of the Sun, Queenscliff, Southbound, and massive European festival (“ Blues Passion Cognac). At every festival, Dallas is always amongst the highest CD sellers. In early 2009 Dallas was invited to perform as one of seven artists from seven continents of the planet for International Earth Day in Montreal. It not only allowed her the thrill of holding a dialogue with fellow-artists about social and environmental issues, but she caught the ear of Canadian promoters who have invited her to come back and tour there. "Not For Love Or Money" is the sort of record on which each listener will find a highpoint moment. But it creates a solidarity with its audience because is made by a performer who quite clearly lives and breathes music. It marks an exciting new career milestone for Dallas Frasca.

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    released 28 August 2009

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1.
LEAVE ME ALONE You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone I'm running you are too blind to see You're coming why won't you let me be My face says why won't you read me You're obsession it's grown into a beast You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone I'm running you are too blind to see You're coming why won't you let me be You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone You don't want.... You don't want to leave me alone I think you're insane You want my name Hang it on a wall You'll always want more
2.
I LIKE YOU BETTER WHEN YOU'RE STRAIGHT I like you better when you're straight The road between the lines, I take Outside of that I've made mistakes I like you better when you're straight I like you better when you're straight It turns me off when you can't wait Addicted to the thoughts you make I like you better when you're straight I like you better now... I like you better when you're straight If drunk, met sober, you would hate Your lame excuses have been made I like you better when you're straight I like you better when you're straight Have you seen yourself of late Distorted world will be your fate I like you better when you're straight I like you better now... hoo hoo why did you change? Hoo hoo It seems you're not the same hoo hoo I'm not too blame I like you better when you're straight The love between the sheets can wait Because tonight babe you don't rate I like you better when you're straight
3.
Strong Man 03:02
STRONG MAN I don't come home til late and party with all the boys I might be gone away for 8 weeks at a time I meet the famous and push myself, drink or die I pour my heart out to a thousand people at a time IT TAKES A STRONG MAN, TO BE WITH A WOMAN LIKE ME I traveled this land in a year more one would do in a life The road is long & tough, your the reason why I stay out of strife IT TAKES A STRONG MAN, TO BE WITH A WOMAN LIKE ME
4.
AMONGST THE LEAVES It's been a very long winter. For me so lonely and cold I believe this group of friends Will never beat the company of just me. It's time this young girl blossomed again into another foreign, a land of understanding, won't someone take her hand? Them cloudy days are here again but not for long this time. Cause I can cast a magic spell and dictate for the sublime. Why don't you think or have no remorse? For the careless ways you've been. You've hurt me bad and lashed my heart, but you'll never take my dreams. Hey Hey.... Never felt so bad, I want you to know. But judge me I don't want. So I keep my pain inside once again. Body, mind & holy spirit. Give me what I'm after. I demand you make it good I'm wanting greener pastures Oh for when times bad and boy and they never seem to end. Then come here to me my love and you're troubled heart I'll mend Oh amongst the leaves I found a gem It's a secret and it's mine. You'll never know & I'll never tell But it's in this very rhyme Hey Hey....
5.
TIL THE END I'LL WALK PROUDLY Never shall I seek another lover I found my other half You are the only thing I want to consume Now you run through my blood Small trickles lead into the bigger streams Let me stand in your flood Dripping with love in Lennox Head I'm as weak as I am strong TIL THE END I'LL WALK PROUDLY Okay my friend, I'll bare all my soul this ain't for granted, your the first man I've shown Fill my body with your wonderful essence This is ain't no gift for a bone TIL THE END I'LL WALK PROUDLY
6.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME... WHO I AM When I'm down from being rejected Don't rub your love in my face When I'm hurting from your fucken lour Don't put yourself in my place When I'm sad from your clear conscience mind Don't think you're at the same phase When I'm tired of your constant abuse I feel the spell cast will not end THANKYOU FOR MAKING ME... WHO I AM If you wanna get your head cut You better get out of my way When I'm rising with my hands in the air You best find yourself another prey When I've moved on & I'm not looking back Nothing you'll do or you will say Cause I'm better for what you've done & now I choose my friends wisely. THANKYOU FOR MAKING ME... WHO I AM THANKYOU FOR MAKING ME... WHO I AM * 3
7.
Burnt Toast 03:09
BURNT TOAST It's the small things your missing when the phone hung up It's the sand between the stones that fill up the cup BURNT TOAST It's the smile you gave to me as you walked down the road It filled me all day long yeah until you came home BURNT TOAST It's the flower on my pillow The thing that you said But it's all gone missin', Now you're all dried up BURNT TOAST Now I'm standing in the kitchen as we yell our shit The smoke is a pouring We forgot something BURNT TOAST It's the smile you gave to me, Don't miss those little things, I want your sexy fire Yeah it keeps me alive It's the smile you gave to me, It filled me with desire I want your sexy fire Yeah it keeps me alive BURNT TOAST
8.
BREAK THE MOULD I'm not predictable and I'm not safe This prototypes different so get off my case I'm a tough lady, who don't take no shit I am gonna break the mould. WE ALL NEED TO OPEN UP OUR MINDS WE CAN'T BE TRAPPED INSIDE WE NEED TO BE THE ONES TO DECIDE CAUSE WE'RE GONNA... BREAK THE MOULD My heart is bleeding On earth for a change Being higher & mightier is not out of range Gather round people Now lend me your ear Cause we're gonna break the mould. WE ALL NEED TO OPEN UP OUR MINDS WE CAN'T BE TRAPPED INSIDE WE NEED TO BE THE ONES TO DECIDE CAUSE WE'RE GONNA... BREAK THE MOULD
9.
RID OF THAT SHAME I walked slow down the road I was feeling free Healed by the power of me Well I believe I NEED TO GET RID OF THAT SHAME * 4 From the depths you raised your head I saw your face & I felt glory Reborn to clean your soul This is a new story I NEED TO GET RID OF THAT SHAME * 4
10.
LOADED SILENCE Lady Luck is staying at the Junkyard, Rattlin' trains are storming by. Hands are chained to the railway lines Blue collar workers are just making their coin The land is worked until it's sore with no sustain in sight This lull won't last for very long The night doesn't cease with the rhythm that shakes LOADED SILENCE ............FROM A DISTANT SHORE LOADED SILENCE ............WON'T TAKE A BOW LOADED SILENCE ............MAKE A GREAT FALL LOADED SILENCE ............SAVE SACRED GROUND The WAYWURRU people are all gone but the lady on the five remains Warby took over Pangarang Distorted lines of triumph and gain LOADED SILENCE ............FROM A DISTANT SHORE LOADED SILENCE ............WON'T TAKE A BOW LOADED SILENCE ............MAKE A GREAT FALL LOADED SILENCE ............SAVE SACRED GROUND Books are locked, it costs to read so it doesn't come to mind Words are lost are often replaced what am I to find? LOADED SILENCE ............FROM A DISTANT SHORE LOADED SILENCE ............WON'T TAKE A BOW LOADED SILENCE ............MAKE A GREAT FALL LOADED SILENCE ............SAVE SACRED GROUND

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It's no surprise that "Not For Love Or Money", the debut album by Aussie roots/rock powerhouse Dallas Frasca has a sense of exhilaration and dynamics throughout. That's because Frasca and her partner in crime, Jeff Curran (guitarist) wrote the tracks during a heavy-duty bout of touring. "It was recorded in five studios around the country over an 18 month period - and was basically written to have an empowering impact on the listener," reveals Frasca. "Not For Love Or Money" lives up to that promise. It cuts a blue line through rock, roots, blues, soul and pop, while allowing Frasca to put a stamp on proceedings and add a sparkle to what goes down during her live shows. Frasca co-produced it with Forrester Savell (Helmet, Karnivool, Cog), and brought on board guest appearances by Xavier Rudd, Adam Weston (Birds of Tokyo), Jacob Mann and Liz Stringer, to provide greater depth and flavours. Frasca is more than a performer with fire in her belly. She is also a story-teller. For instance, "I Like You Better When You're Straight" (the first single) is about "those friends, usually cool and together, who suddenly morph into idiots when they're out of it - and we all know someone like that!" "Loaded Silence" was inspired by the time Midnight Oil invited her to play with them last year. "It allowed me to mingle with the activist minds of great songwriters such as Rob Hirst and Jim Moginie. The song reflects my realization there is a lack of documented truth about this country." The pop-tinged singalong "Til' The End I'll Walk Proudly" touches an issue that strikes a chord with her audience - "The overwhelming contentment you feel when you are with someone right. It doesn't matter what happens next.... this is the right time, right place, right person." Frasca was born in Adelaide but grew up in Wangaratta, the daughter of a truck driver and hairdresser who loved music. Records played constantly in the Frasca household. Then came that moment when it all kicked in. She recalls, "When I was 12 years old, I watched a film called 'Crossroads', based on the myth of Robert Johnson - music by Ry Cooder - and was blown away by the love, emotion and expression in the soundtrack of this film. I remember wagging school the next day and watching the film over and over again... that music is embedded in me. And it was from there that I got into heavy rock, metal and soul." By 18 she was on the road, displaying a sass and irreverence onstage reminiscent of Chrissie Amphlett or Suze Demarchi. Always an outlandish dresser, her bright red dreadlocks made her stand out (although they've also been purple, black and rainbow). The grunt in her voice was inspired by Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis. Then tragedy struck. She developed nodules on her throat and told not to sing for 18 months. "But it was actually a blessing," she insists. It forced her to spend more time listening to great records, and also teach herself how to play guitar. The players who inspired her guitaring - Duane Allman, Bob Brozman & Mississippi Fred McDowell - were those who had a penchant to break the rules. In 2006, she won Triple J's "Light Your Fuse" competition from over 500 entries. Her career exploded from there. Two songs hit the top position on MP3.com, she released an EP, major festivals invited her to play (such as Falls, Bluesfest, Pyramid, Festival of the Sun, Queenscliff, Southbound, and massive European festival (“ Blues Passion Cognac). At every festival, Dallas is always amongst the highest CD sellers. In early 2009 Dallas was invited to perform as one of seven artists from seven continents of the planet for International Earth Day in Montreal. It not only allowed her the thrill of holding a dialogue with fellow-artists about social and environmental issues, but she caught the ear of Canadian promoters who have invited her to come back and tour there. "Not For Love Or Money" is the sort of record on which each listener will find a highpoint moment. But it creates a solidarity with its audience because is made by a performer who quite clearly lives and breathes music. It marks an exciting new career milestone for Dallas Frasca. w w w . d a l l a s f r a s c a . c o m

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