Destroy the Heart
This is where a normal artist might try swaying you with words, telling you how great their new CD is, comparing themselves to artists ten times better than them, and then quoting a couple lines from the glowing review the CD had received in the latest Penny Saver. We aren't going to do that, though. Instead, we're going to tell you a little bit about you and hope that our mutual understanding of what it is you're looking for in your next CD purchase will help you come to realize that the new Time Bomb Symphony CD was recorded with you in mind. To assist us is Time Bomb Symphony singer/songwriter Darren Robbins: 'Remember when radio rocked? Generations of rock fans grew up listening to tons of great bands filling the airwaves. Because you tended to hear more good songs than bad, we became conditioned to reflexively turn on the radio the moment we'd get in the car. Nowadays, though, you turn the radio on and are instantly filled with a desire to chuck the darn thing out the window. There were so many cool bands that one could easily run out of wall space to hang posters of their favorite rock heroes. We recall most vividly the poster of Blondie's Debby Harry (circa 1981, sans bra) that was positioned just above my bed. My dad noticed that one too, as I recall. Truth be told, I didn't buy too many posters because then that meant there'd be less money to spend on another cool album or single. Remember singles? I remember walking into the local hardware store, which always carried the latest hit singles of the day, and seeing the "My Sharona" single, complete with picture sleeve featuring the woman for whom the song had been written (again, sans bra...notice a theme here?). My decision to buy the single was instant. Aside from being visually stunning, the music found within those grooves spun my young head around and, truth be told, inspired me to become a musician. Not having the funds (or patience) for the guitar, I began making noise on my dad's drum set and, before long, I'd formed my first band. Dad was kind enough to let me use his kit for some of our early gigs, but as he was also in a band at the time, there were some instances where we both had gigs the same night. Thus, one of us (can you guess which one?) was going to have to buy our own kit to avoid any further scheduling conflicts. A couple years ago, I found myself looking back for my rock heroes because the ones on the current musical landscape just weren't doing the trick. It was then that I walked out of the cubicle farm and back into the rock world, armed with only the belief that if nobody else was going to make music that could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Cheap Trick and Tom Petty albums of my youth then, f*** it, I would. I know there are tons of people out there just like me, hungry for music that makes the tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and makes you want to tell everyone you know about it. Destroy the Heart is the album we made with that in mind and will tell you quite honestly that the work my producer Adam Schmitt did to help me realize my musical vision succeeded in making the tiny hairs on the back of my neck stand on end when I heard the finished masters. And, as you've probably figured out by now, I want to tell everyone I know about it. (R.I.P. Dad, this one's for you.)'