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Prod By Jimmy Harry, 2012 Golden Globe Winner

Never Fear REVIEWS
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"The songs are great, suggesting the finest moments of The Mekons "

CMJ MAGAZINE 'Jackpot'

"Joe Hurley is one of N.Y.'s most entertaining frontmen. His distinctive vocals can be raucous as all get-out, and as sorrowful as a baritone can be"

VILLAGE VOICE

"Celtic-tinged R & R with unshakable pop hooks, mixing guitars & keyboards with mandolin & tin whistle, Rogue's March celebrate drinking, depression, and strife, with songs thickly coated in black humor.
"Shut Up and Drink" and "Amsterdam Mistress" (which rhymes "pints of guinness" with "lots of slow kisses" ) make for perfect St Patrick's Day wallowing"

NEW YORK TIMES

"Rogue's March are a fantastic band who have managed to capture the same excitement they create during a show in a tight, raw, studio recording, NEVER FEAR. This 14 song collection is an exuberant package featuring a heap of memorable music."

NEW YORK POST 'CD Of the Week'

"Musically tight & hugely entertaining, Rogue's March play an inspired hybrid of C&W, Irish Trad,and R & R. 'NEVER FEAR' showcases songs such as "Joyriding", which is as poignant and reckless as anything this side of the Stones' "Gimme Shelter", and "I'm In Love (But Not With You)" which recalls the turn on a dime riffs of Jam era punk. "Amsterdam Mistress" remains one of the most evocative ballads ever penned"

IRISH VOICE

"On NEVER FEAR, you'll find jig-rockers like 'A Rose is God's autograph', poignant ballads, such as the glimpse of an 11-year-old's world in a dysfunctional family in 'When You Feel Like Crying', rousing Grecian Folk tempos on 'Whispering Salvation" and an unusual bent to songs like 'I'm in Love (but Not With You)' and the cheerfully preposterous notion of a bleary 8am mind in 'I Wish My Wife Was A Country Singer '
Rogue's March sell out shows (1,500 at Irving Plaza) & radio airplay is brisk. Artists such as Marianne Faithfull are coming by to sit in with them, and in an MTV interview, the Band played their single 'Bend in The Road'. Never Fear is out now on Caroline Records

WOODSTOCK TIMES

There is true magic on Never Fear, from the upbeat screamers like 'Shut Up and Drink' to the gorgeous ballads like 'Amsterdam Mistress' & the medley of influences works. Rogue's March turns up the heat in a very American way."
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Rogue's March combines the attitude and drive of the Sex Pistols with the wry lyrical detail of say, a Richard Thompson or Lyle Lovett"

NEW YORK PRESS

"Esteemed rocker Joe Hurley leads Rogue's March, a stately combo that uses New York's roots-rock cognoscenti to interpret the shape of traditional Irish Music"
TIME OUT NY

"I came away with a new favorite NYC band, Rogue's March, whose 'Shut Up and Drink' is a sure party anthem for the end of the century."

THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

"Joe Hurley's voice sounds like the morning after a good bender on Guinness, whisky, heartache, and nicotine. And that voice is pure gold. Hear it on 'Never Fear', from Rogue's March, the muscular punk-Irish-country-English music hall-cabaret band Hurley fronts"

NEW JERSEY RECORD


"At the Guinness Fleadh on Saturday, Joe Hurley and his large Celtic crew gave what would be one of the most talked about rock performances of the festival".

NEW YORK POST

"When not touring with their new CD 'Never Fear' Rogue's March draws crowds including Marianne Faithfull (who jammed with the band onstage), director Jim Sheridan, Timothy Hutton, Martha Plimpton, The Mekons, Matt Dillon, and Denis Leary.. Joe Hurley is revered for his soulful baritone"
NEW YORK MAGAZINE



"Joe Hurley has the best set of pipes you'll ever hear"

UPSTAGE MAGAZINE

"Rich, poetic imagery, with charismatic Celtic ballads and love songs that sound like a late night heart-to-heart with the bartender, such as the newly-minted classic 'Amsterdam Mistress' with the lyrics "Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses, we were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress"

IRISH ECHO


"That was MARIANNE FAITHFULL at Paddy Reilly's on Sunday, checking out Joe Hurley's great band, Rogue's March. Faithfull arrived with Oscar Winning director Jim Sheridan, ("My Left Foot") and screenwriter Terry George. Faithfull ended up onstage belting out songs from Rogue's March's new album 'Never Fear' and her all-time hit "As Tears Go By". "The band is wonderful" said Sheridan. "They're truly original"
Page 6 NEW YORK POST

MORE REVIEWS at www.roguesmarch.com

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released January 1, 2003

Prod by JIMMY HARRY, 2012 Golden Globe winner for 'Best Song'

Tks 7,11, 12, 13, Prod By Johnny Byrne. (RIP)

Musicians
Joe Hurley-vocals, acoustic guitar
Jimmy Harry-Guitars, B-3
Bill Gerstel-Drums
Ken Margolis-Accordion, piano
Gary Johannes- Bouzouki, mandolin, whistle,
Dan Prater-Bass
& guests
Chris Byrne- Uillean Pipes Tk 4.
Adam Roth-Guitar Tk 12
Jason Goodrow-Guitars.
Eddie Sperry, back vox 11

For EDDIE SPERRY & JOHNNY BYRNE R.I.P
You are missed dear friends.

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AudioBook w Neil Gaiman,CD w/ Colum McCann.
Heralded for the emotional delivery in his raspy baritone, & poetic lyrics.
"Joe Hurley is one of the City's deepest singers, both in his vocal range & in the level of his soulfulness-Mesmerizing"
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Track Name: Shut Up And Drink
'Shut Up And Drink' (Hurley/Harry)
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It's four a.m. now, and I'm falling on the floor
I just need one more drink, just one more
The lady on my left buys me a glass of gin
She may be Irish Catholic but she's awful fond of sin

Fuck everything, Shut up and drink
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight, I dont want to think


It's six a.m. now, the lady said goodbye
Left me alone with Tommy cause the bottom shelf was dry
He belts Delta Dawn like a trucker from the South
But Alabama boys dont throw Guinness down their mouths

Fuck everything, Shut up and drink
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont want to think
Fuck everything, Shut up and drink
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight, No I fuckin dont, right

Eight a.m. now, just fell out of a cab
Said a quick prayer for Tommy, I guess it's kind of sad
He's a little closer to Heaven, slumped head first on his bar
He may be an alcoholic but he wants to be a star

Fuck everything, Shut up and drink
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont want to think
Fuck everything, Shut up and drink
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight
I dont wanna hear your shit tonight

No ! Well maybe ! Yes baby One more !

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Lyrics-Joe Hurley Music- Hurley/Harry

Copyright Joe Hurley Music
Track Name: Amsterdam Mistress
'Amsterdam Mistress'
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There were pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, but too many near misses
Will the missus walk in, kick down the front door
Her eyes in red silence, yeah I've done this before

Patsy sang 'Crazy', and you sang along
I didn't think my heart could break over one song
Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress

For one perfect moment, I held you by my side
One enchanted evening, oh It felt good, to be alive

I never felt lighter, so wanted and warm
Like a blanket draped across me, a child reborn
Your old wooly cap, the falling of new snow
You laughed as you shivered 'Please never let me go'

The ghost of Dylan Thomas was smiling that night
There were carols by the river and Christmas tree lights
Pints of Guinness, lots of slow kisses
We were almost in love, my Amsterdam Mistress

For one perfect moment, I held you by my side
For one enchanted evening, Christ it felt good, to be alive

Feels like Christmas , with all your slow kisses
I wish you were with me, my Amsterdam Mistress

Feels like Christmas, with all your slow kisses
I wish you were with me, my Amsterdam Mistress

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Lyrics & Music-Joe Hurley
Copyright Joe Hurley Music. Ascap
Track Name: Joyriding
"JOYRIDING" (Hurley)

"Sally takes her pill
Crawls in the back seat with another strange man
She looks pretty ill, but she's okay
A tired love flows down her face,
oh so gently
In a cold white basin,
with a towel, that's all grime & greasy

Another John Henry and the money's alright
He gave her a cigarette, she gave him a light
But now her mouth is wired up tight
She went joyriding last night

Tony shuts his eyes and drives,
his love lays on the road up ahead
This is much more fun than school
He's taken the road less travelled
and a stranger's car, it's going ninety
The power of speed makes him feel so cool

Another Hail Mary as he kills all the lights
Stealing a car is like flying a kite
But now his body is wrapped up tight
He went down joyriding, joyriding last night

Heaven's lights are near, what are you doing here,
Feel the brightness warm & clear,taste it now my dear

Father said 'Son, it's a family matter, keep it that way
Wash those bloodstains off your clothes"
The keys to his car, keys to her heart
lay in a ditch by the side of the road
She's not coming home tonight

Another John Henry and the money's alright
She gave him a bag, he gave her a fight
and now her body is wrapped up tight
She went joy, joyriding...joyriding last night

I Must be home by ten,Can I call on you again,
I'm not like other men
she goes up, down, all around, up, down, all around
She had a long white robe and I'd put my arms here
and snuggle up just so, her touches soft and slow
she touches and she goes
she goes joy, she goes joy, she goes joyriding "
Track Name: I Must Be Dreaming
'I MUST BE DREAMING' Lyrics by Joe Hurley


"Patricia said its not what you have got,
It's what you leave behind
But I've got nothing but unpaid bills
and that thought never crossed her mind
She smiles as she strolls
down another All Souls Day she goes

I slipped as I fell through the crack that lets in all the light
At night she dreams of playgrounds, and first kisses,
she holds her pillow tight
When you're young, loves for keeps
her grazed knees and your heart skips beats, it goes

I lost my place, I love your face
I must be dreaming
A soft embrace, a new found grace
I must be dreaming

Behind the shed she said drop dead
you're always falling down
One last dance, she moved to france, she wrote me twice
said I wish you were around
I swore, once before, that I would never feel this way again

I lost my place, I love your face ,
I must be dreaming
A soft embrace, a new found grace
I must be dreaming
I cannot waste this sweetness taste
I must be dreamin
I'm a textbook case, back in the race
I must be dreaming"
Track Name: I Wish My Wife Was a Country Singer
"I WISH MY WIFE WAS A COUNTRY SINGER" (Hurley)

"I wish my wife was a country singer
Fresh coffee kisses and new smokes every day
She'd inspire me to write the great American novel
and I might...
She'd hide my morphine and take the pain away

I wish my wife was a country singer
Grammys to spare, Gold records on the walls
And after a night of vodka, beer and whiskey, oh yeah
She'd pick me up in a Pick-Up Truck with balls

Country Singer, have no fear, I am here for you
Country Singer, dont shed your tears, I'll always be true

I wish my wife was a country singer
These thoughts of death, they would not enter my head
I'd stop reading Camus, yeah, even the stranger too *
Every night I'd say my prayers beside my bed

Last night, about half past eight this morning
I get a phone call as I'm drininking in some bar
Woman says "Hey Joe, you dont know me..
but I'm a country singer."
Then the line went dead,
that drunken dream didn't go too far

But my wife, she aint a country singer
I'm not even married, yeah, it's true
But if my wife was a country singer
Dear Jenny, she'd look just like you."

*Some pressings of 'NEVER FEAR', vs 3 sees Camus gone. The alt verse reads

"I wish my wife was a country singer
These thoughts of death, they would not enter my head
I'd stop shooting my gun, yeah , even at strangers
Every night I'd say my prayers beside my bed"

Hurley has used both lines in Concert.
The original version, w Camus line, is the mp3 here !.
Track Name: When You Feel Like Crying
'When You Feel Like Crying' (Hurley/Roth)

John throws his books in his satchel
As he bicycles down the footpath to school
Where the joke is in French class, he daydreams of football
Il joue la foule
So when the teacher asks the questions
He never gets it right
He doesn't hear the laughs of his classmates
Only hears the screams of last night

Sunday comes slowly
Yeah but you win 3-1
With the twists and the turns and the sliding tackle burns
You're like Bestie on the run
But you hide in the garden,
Beaneath the weeping willow tree
Wondering where your father is
Will your mother be too drunk for tea

When you feel like crying
When you think you cant go on
Just think of all the goals you will score
When you feel like dying
When you just want to close your eyes
Just picture the crowds, the songs, the roar

You're first awake with the fog in the morning
And the dog lays asleep on your bed
Your sister warns you there's broken glass by the window
Your mother slipped, cut open her head
Well Monday's your birthday
You're eleven years old
You blow out the candles
Wishing secrets would never be told

When you feel like crying
When you think you cant go on
Just think of all the goals you will score
When you feel like dying
When you just want to close your eyes
Just picture the crowds, the songs, the roar

When you feel like dying
When you just want to close your eyes
Remember you're a captain, like Bobby Moore

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Lyrics-Joe Hurley Music- Joe Hurley/Adam Roth

Copyright Joe Hurley Music Ascap.
Track Name: Whispering Salvation
'Whispering Salvation' Lyrics-Joe Hurley
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The road is dark and littered with all kinds of bad intentions
Trudgin through the mud to find asylum or detention
Body soaked with sheets of rain, I badly need a saviour
Or even just a heart of gold, who might grant me a favour

Angel fell, just for me
She's just where I want to be
I have seen the glory
She's whispering salvation

Takes me to her bungalow, sits me by the fireplace
Tell her that I'm running scared, she runs her hands cross my face
A Botticelli angel, but I'm on good behaviour
A soldier rat-a-tats on the door, he wants to see my papers

In he storms, six foot three
He's not where I want to be
Angel smiles, winks at me
She's whispering salvation

Whispers in my good ear
Tells me what I want to hear
Knows just where the coast is clear
Takes my hand, says Never Fear
Sings me all her songs of old,
Italian sonnets, sweetly told
Her breath kills off the winter's cold
Her beauty breaks a curses's hold
Redeption for a noble heart
Goodnight sweet world, I now must part
An angel has just sung to me,
She's whispering salvation