Rock The Roof Off

Rock The Roof Off

JWHanberry's picture



Liner Notes: 

I took the prompt literally. This is the somewhat derivative result. Fun anyway. Not sure if one four letter word qualifies for NSFW but I checked it anyway.

Guitars: '94 Fender Mexi-Telecaster (Rhythm)
'86 G&L Rampage (lead)
Amp: '78 Marshall Mk II
Real Tube II preamp (lead)
Note: Skirmish: 1 hour to write and record but I took over 2


Rock the roof off

It's been a real bad week in the city
Bad shit goin' down
They're raisin' our taxes
To hell with the facts
Time to go underground

But there's just enough time for a party
To end all party time
The band's turned up
Whisky in the cups
Gonna have some fun
Before they make it a crime.

Let's rock the roof off
Rock the roof off
Don'tcha stand aloof
While we rock the roof off
Rock the roof off
One hundred twenty proof

We'll have us a celebration
Make noise into the night
Hoist the flag of agitation
Packin' to defend our rights

If anybody tries to stop us
We'll let 'em know who is the boss
You don't want to cross us
You ain't gonna toss us
Better just take the loss

While we

Gtr 1/2 Vs

If anybody tries to stop us...


©2018 John W Hanberry (ASCAP)
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MarkG's picture

You show the sound that makes classic rock classic. I especially like your guitar breaks. V2 plays with all the rhymes: true rhymes (boss/loss), near rhymes (stop us/cross us), and next to last (?) rhyme (cross us/toss us) which I think is cool. And you gotta love the 120 proof attitude!

cblack's picture

You had me from the first drum beat. And then those guitars! Superb! Amazing track all round, really, but if I had to choose 1 element as my favourite, it'd be the guitar, for sure. Masterfully played, just enough gain, awesome solo... Hell yeah!

kahlo2013's picture

Whoa! That is some awesome rock with the great guitar sound you don't hear much these days! I totally love the music and your delivery of the vocals is spot on - great melody and phrasing to deliver the pointed lyrics!

you sure did and im glad you did. Great rock song love the blazing guitars

Acousticmaddie's picture

YEAH! A classical rock song gotta love it. Very nice performed. THIS IS AWESOME. Rock on mate!