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In 1991, drummer Jason Lorenz and bass player Jason Reed met at a high school function in Farmington, New Mexico. They soon discovered a mutual love for music, specifically artists such as Metallica, Van Halen, and Guns & Roses. Over the course of the next year, they began to play a mix of covers and a few originals in an outfit called A Little Too Loose. When Lorenz finished high school, he journeyed south to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces to study Electrical Engineering, where he was eventually joined by Reed. Meanwhile, guitarist Paul Harrington and singer Steve Valenzuela had been playing under the name Somebody's Weird since 1993. The group had slowly built up a small but fiercely loyal following in Las Cruces by playing small clubs and occasional fraternity parties. It was at one of those functions that Valenzuela and Harrington met Reed, and eventually asked him to join. When Lorenz signed on in early 1995, the present lineup was united. Somebody's Weird continued to gig in Southern New Mexico and West Texas, and eventually gained some well-deserved notoriety after contributing a track to a regional compilation disc entitled Past Due. In 1998, the group recorded it's first full-length release, A Little Bit Bitter. The disc was extremely well received, and the initial pressing quickly sold out. As the band's popularity continued to grow, their disc became one of the few local offerings to garner significant radio play, which eventually led to an opening slot for Motley Crue. Finally, in June 1999, Illusion Records CEO Sean Cummings Producer of 'At the drive in' (Vaya) signed Somebody's Weird to a three record deal. In December of 1999, Illusion released the band's second LP, Blur, to a national audience. The new disc highlights the exceptional diversity and dexterity of the band. With the support of veteran engineer Mike Major (At The Drive In, New Texicans) and the guidance of Cummings as producer, Blur represents a landmark in the evolution of rock and roll in the Southwest. From the sparkling sheen of the 90's prototype rock hits 'Living' and 'Blue As You,' to the positively gorgeous country charm of '78 and Clear,' Somebody's Weird has bolted to the top of the rock and roll food chain with lightening quick precision. The entire album is immaculately crafted, intricately weaving a myriad of influences into a cohesive, highly original soundtrack of their lives. The band's philosophy is to celebrate life by enjoying all of the little miracles the world has to offer. Music fans everywhere will agree, Somebody's Weird is another one of those little miracles.

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Artist: Somebody's Weird
Title: Blur
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 4/01/2000
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 660355863820
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