About this project
Rock n' roll is the most powerful force in the world. What other form of art embodies youth, rebellion, sex, war, politics, and culture, all in one? Well.....
Doug Ratner & The Watchmen are a down & dirty, rock n' roll band with a lot to say. Having released their first album, Eye to Eye, to rave reviews, and receiving success in the college/independent radio market, they have decided to release a new E.P. for 2012.
Not exactly a concept album, but a collection of songs that focus on some very strong societal issues that are very relevant to today's climate. The music focuses on bullying, depression, greed, technology, gender roles, parental relationships, sexual conduct, and suicide. Though considered "taboo" subjects by some conservatives, for Doug Ratner & The Watchmen, nothing is off limits when it comes to rock n' roll.
The $10,000 that they are trying to raise is going to cover the costs of the recording/mastering, as well as the designing of the new website, album art, t-shirts, stickers, manufacturing of the cd's, marketing campaigns, and other various merchandise. This stuff ain't cheap if you want to do it right!
There's no reason to hold back, these guys are going to make a big statement with this E.P. It might offend people, but it's also going to inspire people. The lesson is that you should NEVER keep your mouth shut about issues close to your heart.
No matter how much you are able to contribute, we just want you to be part of the journey.
Someone recently pledged $150, so one of the perks is a riff/lick made up personally for them!
It's easy to write music for the jock. Or the beauty queen. But what about the kid who sits in the corner of the lunch room eating by himself? He needs rock n' roll. The spirit, the energy, the escape, that's what it's about. We hope that some of these songs inspire the "not cool" kid and teach him that being weird is cool. In fact, we're all weird in our way, and if you won't admit, then you're lost.
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