Preview of PLAYLAND ARCADE

Bob Lord

Preview of PLAYLAND ARCADE
Composed and produced by Bob Lord
Full album out in 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been visiting Hampton Beach on the New Hampshire seacoast. When I was a boy we would drive up and walk on the shore, eat fried dough, play table hockey at the arcade, and take in the sights and sounds of what was always to my young mind a satisfyingly strange, surreal, and sensational experience.

It’s a place with a real history, in area that has seen (or possibly seen?) everything from spaceships to witches, centuries-old massacres to mid-60s beach riots, vagrants to vacationers, and I always try to remember that I’m only witnessing it, like everything else, for a brief moment along a massive continuum. And I always wonder what will happen next.

Now I live here in Hampton not too far from that beach, one of the biggest and most spectacular in our region, and this past summer has been the first in my memory where I wasn't able to visit Playland Arcade – my favorite place on the strip – to play Galaga and Centipede and complain about how I *again* got stuck with the crooked skee ball machine.

So while I await a return to the boardwalk I’m sharing with you this preview from my upcoming album PLAYLAND ARCADE, to be released in 2021. Bring a stack of quarters, grab this 6-pack, and enjoy the ride in the meantime.

- Bob
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MUSIC

Have A Drink With Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

5-track EP released in 2013. "Imagine Phish after each member of the band downed seven Red Bulls. Or, King Crimson, but more intense. Or, Dream Theater, though with more fusion and jazz. Then, add them all together, hit turbo, and you might come close to the beauty that is Dreadnaught, but probably not."
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Hard Chargin'

Dreadnaught

New full-length album specifically designed to make you convulse in rolling peals of laughter and enjoyment, or alienate you completely. One or the other.

Dreadnaught is:
Rick Habib (drums, percussion, vocals)
Bob Lord (bass guitars, keyboards, vocals)
Justin Walton (guitars, piano, organ, keyboards, saxophone, vocals)

With guests:
Chris Dow (flute on track 2, 6)
Andy Happel (violin on track 9)
Jonathan Wyman (“solo” on track 7)

And special appearance by:
A veritable shitload of analog effects pedals (all tracks)

Produced by Dreadnaught

All music and lyrics composed and arranged by Dreadnaught, except track 1 (lyrics composed by Dreadnaught, Jay Taylor, and Geoff Logsdon)

All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, except track 4 (recorded and mixed by Chris Chase at 1130ft)

Product design and graphics by Brett Picknell

www.dreadnaughtrock.com
www.redfezrecords.com
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