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3000 Words

by the excuses

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Bullets 02:53
High 03:13
Disappear 04:57
Vicious 03:30
Party Girl 05:29
Skeleton 04:35


released July 15, 2014

the excuses are:
Jeff Skorik on guitars & vocals
Pat Meusel on bass & vocals
Chris Minnis on drums & incoherent mumbles

Special guest on tracks 4 and 11, Evan Breland on cello

All songs written by Jeff Skorik © 2014 JefSko music BMI,
except for Vicious, written by Lou Reed © 1972 Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd.

3000 Words is
* produced by the excuses and Logan Schlegel
* recorded by Logan Schlegel @ The 515 and Wood and Wire Recording, Nashville, TN
* mixed and mastered by Logan Schlegel

the excuses would like to thank . . . Foghat, Big Freedia, Adam West, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt...
and special thanks to Chuck Britz - the engineer at Western Recording in Hollywood who knew well
enough to keep the tape rolling during Murry's visit in 1965.

3000 Words is dedicated to the memory of Dorsey and the almighty roadtrip.
Kerouac, Hunter S., Bukowski, all great reads, but Dorsey and his green canvas pajamas made
the most reliable guide of all... We saw UFOs, slept with stripper ghosts and met a coffee cup
beside the road... Dorsey kept us safe and got us home every time.

As always, thanks to friends and family wherever you are...


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the excuses Nashville, Tennessee

the excuses are a great rock band hailing from Nashville, TN. This power trio proudly rings out radio-friendly guitar- slinging raspy-voiced bedheaded dirtbag anthems.
the excuses are Jeff Skorik on Stratocaster and spleen-straining singing; Pat Meusel drops mad-melody on bass guitar all while singing backups barefooted; meanwhile Chris Minnis shoves his backbeat right up their you-know-whats.
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