Crank It Up

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There’s always room for a rocker on an album and here’s our Stadium Starter, extolling the virtues of
cranking it up to ‘11’.
We have often been cited as having a ‘signature sound’ so this was an easy choice for the opening track of
the album and best served ‘LOUD’.


No need to hold hands it was fend for yourself, Cut to the chase or get left on the shelf
And crank it up, crank it up, that old saying is true,
Crank it up, crank it up. It’s just what we do.
Drums Bass and Strat pick the bones out of that and crank it up.
Now firing it up is the thought for the day, The hammer is down and we came here to play
With plenty of horses tucked under the hood. Rocking’s our business and business is good
You can’t keep a tone if you hold yourself back, for shifting some air you just can’t beat a stack.
Turning it down brings a dreamier state. But eleven’s the mark to step up to the plate.


from Presence & Gain, released September 11, 2015
Lyrics - Howe. Music - Howe, Ibbotson & Martin
All Guitars, Vocals & Harmony Vocals - Keith Howe.
Drums, Percussion & Harmony Vocals– Alan Ibbotson.
Bass Guitar – Rob Martin.
Keyboards – Gareth Young



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Blacktop Deluxe Cornwall, UK

New British Blues/Rock Power Trio.
Formed when Keith Howe and Alan Ibbotson got back together (both well known for their previous work in the Band 'Blue on Black'.
"These guys are Rockin' The Blues in the new Brit' Rock style"..
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