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Scraping by on the Hope of Redemption "the nice price"

by Curt Florczak

Blood Gumbo 04:11
Worry Stone 03:01
Scraping by on the hoop of redemption Keep looking for new directions home Where are we going to call home? Shout at a wall, it doesn’t answer back Take a trip, it doesn’t bring us back home We are on our own Take me to Lost Cities We gather things that just might save us We hold them close, cross our hearts, and hope to die We gotta say goodbye Sometimes we feel like we just can’t make it We despair and in the end we’re all alone We’re all alone Look for a street that we recognize Look for a pair of familiar eyes Travel dimensions of memory All that we find is a Lost City A dead tower off in the distance Can it be that we’re looking for a chance To get safe inside We make signs, got our bases covered Symbols are all the same anyway these days The City slips away Take me to Lost Cities The howling wind mocking every mile Dogs muster their sharp tooth smile We’ve gotta choose our sides The stars are disappearing from the sky It’s dark out but it sure aint night We’re just killing time Lost City Lost City


"Perhaps the best, though is the brilliant, driving garage rock of “Take Me To Lost Cities”. The one where the EP title comes from, it is also the one that roars with an intent and crackles with an energy." - Maximum Volume Music

"Yay for Curt FLorczak!!!!" - Linda Bean Pardee, The Chelsea Curve

"Ah yes, a loud, clean guitar riff is just what the doctor ordered!" - Scott Hudson, The Ledge, Real Punk Radio

"Florczak dipped his toes into the LA warm and apparently decided he preferred the four seasons. All the better for this coast." - Boston Groupie News

"Curt Florczak's guitar playing was an instant attention getter. There was a depth there that is not common." - Paul Blowfish

"I have been in love with guitars since I was twelve years old. From the day when a childhood buddy of mine handed me his recently acquired Crown Melody Maker knock off, I have been hooked." - Curt Florczak

Curt Florczak (veteran guitarist & songwriter, The Hi-End, The Mochines, B-Movie Rats, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion and local guitar doctor) steps front and center with his debut solo release of riveting, hi-octane Rock n' Roll.

Dust off and crank up the stereo speakers with a heavy dose of Creem, Circus, Classic Rock & Hit Parader inspired Rock n' Roll. Mastered by Mike Mariconda (The Raunch Hands, The Devil Dogs).


released May 14, 2021

Curt Florczak - vocals, guitars, bass
Jared Seabrook - drums tracks 1-4
Darron Burke - drums track 5

Recorded and mixed by Darron Burke at Makeshift Studio 2013
Mastered by Mike Mariconda 2021
Design & layout by Slade Anderson
Front photo by Philippe Remond
Back photo by Mike Sapporito

All songs written by Curt Florczak


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