The Rebel Wheel

by The Rebel Wheel

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    As well as the five tracks from the original release we have included a bonus track called Acquiring Glass Friends which is a piece that was part of GORGG's CD release. It was music inspired by and soundly vaguely like Gentle Giant.
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The self-titled debut album "The Rebel Wheel" was recorded in Toronto and Ottawa from 1991-2003 and featured midi performances from a variety of musicians. Cab Lind, Per Lind, and David Campbell performed the drums and percussion on samplers, drum machines, acoustic kits and tuned and untuned percussion. David Campbell and Pelle Vadim performed the bass tracks with guitar synths, synths and real basses. Nils Bell and David Campbell performed the keyboard parts on a variety of midi keyboards and samplers and David Campbell performed the guitars.

The album was recorded at Fiction Music Production's studios and produced by David Campbell for Rostfrei Records. Biangio Pinna's illusion art was used by permission for the cover and CD art. The other graphics and photos were done by Pelle.

While the epic piece "Crystal Rain Suite" as well as the popular 1oz were written and recorded in Ottawa by David in 2003, the rest of the album was done in Toronto from 1991-1995 with the band. The first section after the ambient intro of The Crystal Rain Suite features themes developed from a much earlier piece called "Whore's Breakfast" (written in Vancouver BC and Brockville ON in 1979-1980). The current Rebel Wheel album uses the same themes and developments and takes them one step farther yet and in fact is named after the piece of music itself.

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released January 1, 2004

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The Rebel Wheel Ottawa, Ontario

Steeped in dark cinematic soundscapes and complex, turn-on-a-dime arrangements, The Rebel Wheel features a frenetic mix of rock aggression, complex compositions and unpredictable odd-meter vamps. Originally formed in 1991 as a fusion-based midi ensemble, the floating lineup has gradually focused on a modern, more performance-oriented, genre-blending Prog. ... more

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Track Name: Crystal Rain Suite
Part 1 Crystal Rain pt1 (instrumental)

Part 2 Innocence pt1

I don't believe it, what did she say?

I can't pretend I wasn't listening anyway.

No voices echo, inside my car

As I drive silent through the night to where you are.

We traded all our innocence

and now we find we've nothing left.

No silken ties, we've cut that rope.

I know to much to hold much hope.

I hope she's happy, in her place.

I still remember the sunlight on her face.

I hope she wonders, sometimes of me.

No point in counting on the "wait and see"

We traded all our innocence

and now we find we've nothing left.

No silken ties, we've cut that rope.

I know to much to hold much hope.

Part 3 Whore's Breakfast (instrumental)

Part 4 Brothers (lyrics by David Crawford)

We are brothers I hear it said

but it doesn't look that way to me

Can I take you out to tea?

Why the gun?

Why to me?

No-one escapes this merry-go-round alive.

We are brothers, Cain and Able

watch your back, watch your back.

Blood is thicker than water.

Blood is mostly water.

The tribe is on the move again

No thought for the unfit left behind.

Time to get back in line.

Defend good.

End evil.

No-one escapes this merry-go-round alive.

We are brothers, Cain and Able

watch your back, watch your back.

Blood is thicker than water.

Blood is mostly water.

Part 4 Crystal Rain pt2 (instrumental)

Part 5 The Itch (instrumental)

Part 6 DV82XL

I don't know why you're waiting

wond'ring if they'll call.

Surely you know all they want is

all you have.

Those empty moments

you spend 'til they respond

when all the questions were beyond

them anyway.

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you're life is your wishing well

All you need to break the spell

is open up your eyes

DV82XL

do it weird but do it well.

All you need to break the spell is

DV82XL.

I meet your eyes and they,

show me your disgrace.

All your tender expectations are tears

upon your face.

They choose your ward-robe,

they influence your mind.

leave you in shadows.

the blind leading the blind.

DV82XL

you're life is your wishing well

All you need to break the spell

is open up your eyes

DV82XL

do it weird but do it well.

All you need to break the spell is

DV82XL.

I meet your eyes and they,

show me your disgrace.

All your tender expectations are tears

upon your face.

They choose your ward-robe,

they influence your mind.

leave you in shadows.

the blind leading the blind.

DV82XL

you're life is your wishing well

All you need to break the spell

is open up your eyes

DV82XL

do it weird but do it well.

All you need to break the spell is

DV82XL.

Part 7 Crystal Rain pt3 (instrumental)

Part 8 Innocence pt 2

I don't believe it, what did she say?

I can't pretend I wasn't listening anyway.

No voices echo, inside my car

As I drive silent through the night to where you are.

We traded all our innocence

and now we find we've nothing left.

No silken ties, we've cut that rope.

I know to much to hold much hope.

Part 8 Crystal Rain pt 4