"The production dream team of Marino/Palmer/Shernoff has knocked it out of the park like Big Papi crushing a hanging curve! Right down to the flawless backing vocals, knockout guitar solos, and cool as hell lyrics, Labor Of Love couldn't be more perfect. And that's the most awesome album cover I've seen in a long time!" - Faster And Louder
"We're talking about the great American rock n' roll band of this time." - Lord Rutledge
They've been applauded by rock pioneer, visionary, and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. They're championed
by E Street legend Little Steven Van Zandt and heard just about every day on the Underground Garage - with 9 singles in heavy rotation, including 5 " Coolest Songs In The World" . New England’s newest hit-makers The Connection are on a roll…
Geoff Palmer, Brad Marino, and the boys in the band recently hit the studio with legendary punk, rock ‘n’ roll icon, producer, songwriter, and historian Andy Shernoff of the Dictators. “Labor Of Love” is the soundtrack to the love child of Nick Lowe, Flamin’ Groovies, the Kinks, and Graham Parker stumbling through the Bowery with the swagger of Exile-era Rolling Stones; finishing off the night by passing out on the Ramones' studio floor.
“Labor of Love” features scorching rockers like “Red White And Blue”; punk-rock ravers like “Don’t Come Back” (featuring resident Riverdale, Cheat, and Mope Dan Vapid on his trademark backup vox); slung-back, beer- swillin’ tales of the road like “Let The Jukebox Take Me”; and the Connection's trademark jangly garage- power- pop of “Circles” and “Good Things”. Packing a one/two punch in under 30 minutes, “Labor of Love” is jammed with 10 soon-to-be-new classics that all the mods AND the rockers will be screaming for.
released June 23, 2015
BRAD MARINO - LEAD AND BACKUP VOCALS, RYTHM/ACOUSTIC GUITAR , LEAD GUITAR ON TRACKS 5,6,8,9,10, BASS TRACKS 2,6,8,9,10, 12 string tracks: 5,9 PERCUSSION
RICK ORCUTT - DRUMS/HANDCLAPS TRACKS 1,4,5,6,8.
CRAIG SALA - DRUMS TRACKS 2,3,7,9,10
KRIS "FINGERS" RODGERS - KEYBOARDS
ANDY SHERNOFF - BASS ON TRACKS 4 and 7
Zach Uncles - Pedal Steele
Dan Vapid - Back up Vox "Don't Come Back"
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ANDY SHERNOFF
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BRAD MARINO AND GEOFF PALMER
ASCAP STOP TALKING MUSIC copyright 2015
PRODUCED BY MARINO/PALMER
Album Recorded by Geoff Palmer at Friar Park East; Jacobs Dive Studio’s and Thundering Sky by G. Palmer, C. Magruder and B. Marin
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU