Radio Quemado

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In early 2012 Burnt launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund our first professionally engineered recording project. The result is our 6th album of original music, entitled "Radio Quemado" (which means Burnt Radio in Spanish).

As a band we are so grateful for the opportunity to have recorded in the world-class Old School Studio (Caspar, CA) with engineer Calvin "Crash" Turnbull. Being in this studio feels like moving through a beautifully curated vintage instrument museum. It is a very, very special place. We therefore decided to invite the most talented musicians we know to join us in the experience.

The rhythm tracks were recorded in just 3 days. Danny (Guitar, Vox), Matt (Bass) and Rob (Drums) were joined by the incomparable Ryan Tomazin (of The Debonaires), who laid down beautiful Hammond Organ and upright Piano on almost every track. The band was guided through these sessions by co-producer Chris Baca, who also helped produce Burnt's first two albums: Chorro (2005) and Esperanza (2006).

Radio Quemado also features performances from the horn section of The Debonaires (Riverside, CA). The contributions of Tom Cook (Trombone and keys), Marques Crews (trumpet) and Dave Sakover (Sax and Clarinet) add a tremendous amount of depth and energy to Radio Quemado. Although some horns were recorded at the Old School Studio, a good portion were engineered and recorded by Tom Cook at his home studio in Riverside. The quality of those tracks is a testament to Tom's multi-talented musicianship.

For lead guitar (also recorded in Riverside), the band turned to their friend and Minister of Burn, the legendary Joe Ransom. His unmistakable tasty licks and searing solos give the album tremendous dimension.

The album also features a self-recorded guest vocal (track 6, Bandito) from underground hip-hop guru Karmic Basis!

Because of the tremendous amount of hard work and dedication from all people involved with the project-- from our Kickstarter backers to the musicians-- Radio Quemado was finally released on the last day of June 2012. We are very thankful as a band to be able to offer these tunes to new listeners as well as to our fans.

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released June 30, 2012

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BURNT music is rebel music: an original blend of reggae, ska, punk rock and hip-hop sounds. Building on DIY traditions of many influential punk and reggae bands before us, we manage our own tours and have independently produced 10 albums of original music. At the center of our sound is a voice for social & environmental justice for all! Conscious lyrics, bass heavy grooves & steady rhythms=BURNT ... more

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Track Name: Rice and Beans
Rice and beans cookin' on the stove
satisfy my soul.

Last night
i did it to myself
i couldn't stand the rain.

Last night
i did that for myself
got no one else to blame.

Rice and beans cookin' on the stove
satisfy my soul.

Sunday morning
soon come
help me carry on.

Sunday morning
you came
to help me ease the pain.
Track Name: Pickle
Primero there is Primo
refugee from San Diego
if lovin's on the menu
throw caution out the window
leave the red light on
'till your mama comes home
Primo's on the bed
with a bass line in his head
it goes boom boom boom
a knock on the door
heartbeat faster like four on the floor
straight out on the lawn
chonies in hand
call me up tomorrow we can do it again

'cause she can dance
and she can wiggle
Primo's in the middle
Primo's in a pickle

Jah bless Rob with the gift of calm
dready be the break in a thunderstorm
water for the fire
eye of hurricane
shit gets crazy so he stays sane
but Achilles had a heel
remember Waterloo
she could drive him mad
with the things she do
she might not like it but it's no less true
Dragon made a dready blue

'cause she can dance
and she can wiggle
Robbie's in the middle
Robbie's in a pickle

all the signs said swing-away
it's gotta end some day
'cause third base ain't nothing like home-plate
hold on
stay strong
move along
here it comes.

Danny got a girl and he love her so bad
i can't help it she look good when she mad
chicken-bird sizzle like a lovers flame
head needs nugget so we do it again
one thing sure so i can say it plain
babe i'm such a lucky man

'cause you can dance
and you can wiggle
Danny's in the middle
Danny's in a pickle

All the signs said swing away
it's gonna end someday
'cause third base ain't nothing like home plate
hold on
stay strong
move along
here it comes.
Track Name: Hourglass
Hourglass
time is changin'
put your hand
in mine.
Hourglass
time is movin'
by so fast
tonight.

Each moment in time
slips away like that
i'm just sand
in the hourglass.
Track Name: Feast or Famine
Feast or Famine
flood or drought
he can't find in-between
on or off
it's all or nothing
that's the way he's always been.

But if it's love she's thinking of
he's putting up no resistance
and as circumstances change
he's giving without condition.

Feast or Famine
flood or drought
she can't find in-between
up or down
it's ever changing
that's the way she's always been

But if it's love he's thinking of
she's putting up no resistance
and as circumstances change
she's giving without condition.

Feast or famine
flood or drought
we can't find in-between
just an easy come today
and then a rocky road tomorrow
that's the way it's always been.

But if it's love you're thinking of
i'm putting up no resistance
and as circumstances change
i'm giving without condition.
Track Name: El Trebol
i'm in trouble
at El Trebol
who put the lights out
at El Trebol
you're a clover come over to me, darling
you've got that recipe
one two three
where do we go from here
Track Name: Life inna Bus
when i was just a little boy
when i was in pain my father come to rescue me
he'd place his hand on my chest and said son breathe
gather up your pain
give it all to me

i've grown into a man and i found my girl
jah jah put her in my life to rock upon my world
i'd give my eyes to never see her bleed
gather up your pain lover give it all to me

i look into the future that lies ahead
i see we struggle struggle struggle for our bread
i wonder how long we fighting to be free
gather up your pain people give it all to me
Track Name: Burnt Foundation
Could have been a four cornered room
could have been a teepee too
might have been a-shiver
in a van down by the river
just a place to rest awhile
make we a pot o' soul
just a pile of sticks and stone
still the place that i call home

a bamboo hut on a burnt foundation
big enough for our relation
if i get rich i'm gonna buy for you
a bamboo house and the island too.

Five years later with a lady friend
still the time has just begun
washing, wishing, snuggle too
all the things i do with you
just a place to gather in
we clean the mess then we do it again
just a box of flesh and bone
still the place that i call home

a bamboo hut on a burnt foundation
big enough for our relation
if i get rich i'm gonna buy for you
a bamboo house and the island too.

Pick we up, we moving again
so the landlord says
we'll i've never been so blessed to have
so many strong-back friends
it's just a place to hang your hat
come make we start anew
if you'll be there
i'm not alone
that's the reason i call you home.
Track Name: Something for the Lovers
i have lived to see one-thousand pretty faces
i have played upon the sands of Mexico
i have climbed onto the mountain
and swam the river wide
so i could see the future shining in your eyes

in your eyes my darling now this is our moment
when the promise of your lips is all i know
when the whole wide world is open
i'll be ready
hold me tighter
little darling
don't let go.

i have lived to see one-thousand better places
i have trod upon bare feet and fancy shoes
i have swam into the ocean
and climbed the mountain high
just to see the future shining in your eyes

in your eyes my darling now this is our moment
when the promise of your lips is all i know
when the whole wide world is open
i'll be ready
hold me tighter
little darling
don't let go.
Track Name: Sunnyside
Smile big and nice
bright fun
like the Amazonian sun
cooler than a popsicle
hotter feel the fire flicker
soon come

The moon stomper
wolf rider
fire warrior
up-steady vibe
through the night
we be on the sunnyside

stereo eyes
seen sight
in an outer-national time
breathe in levity
heavy as gravity
i and i

hard rain does fall
inside
through the open window i know
harder than a stone wall
sharper than a dagger y'all
reggae soul

time to unite
all-one
Fear the Big Asteroid
come down
boom like a dancer
become the Master Blaster
begone
so long