Welcome to Rock On Songs(tm) the only Soundclick(tm) rock duo that plays "only live, one take recordings" with absolutely no editing - ever! Real Music by two guys with the power of five players. Check out our constantly updated fun, unique and "edgy" news page and the best original (free) songs in the World(tm) (that's where we are now anyway). So many songs and so much time - what else can you do but stay - forever, don't worry, we'll tell your wife (unless you're not into that relationship stuff). Remember, there's no escape from ROS(tm) and Bill(TM).
Bill & I (Dave), are just starting our 12th year of our duo-thing; with the last 5 focused on "originals only." We're just starting out 5th year here on Sound Click; you'll note we're getting some serious action (10.1 million plus plays). You'll find some tunes (in a stye that you like) here.
Remember, all songs were recorded "live only," with no editing; all in "one" same take! Now that's ballsy!
Since you know music; you'll be able to hear our harmonic chord changes; hauntingly rich themes, catchy hooks and subtlety nuanced lyrics; and yes, your foot will be tapping - if you have feet that is. And damn - for being 60, I can still hit the vocals - oh yeah!!!!
With 77 (simultaneously active) musical genre (all songs in the top half of the top 1%) charted so far (so many genre, so, so much time!) - we're truly worth checking out again, and again. Stream/Download as many as you want. Our motto "Free Music Forever" is what you'll get.
Why this name?
Bill's known me for over 34 years, (we're kinda old, especially Bill). We were scratching our cranii, to come up with a name; then Bill stared at me (with that stare, you know), and said: "Da, Dave, what do you say everyday 513 times?" I though of many inappropriate words and phrases, but the most common one was "Rock On." Then when we went to "Go Daddy(tm)" to register a fabulous web site - we discovered some band from India (there's a free plug for you guys) had already nabbed that name - so we added the word "Songs" (since we actually play them) to our name. Now you know the secret truth.
Do you play live?
Everything here is done live - anything else is just fake ("oh no, I don't want them to hear my mistakes") music. Seriously, if someone records (perfectly with multiple takes) in a studio and then you hear them live - you'll probably want your money back.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It got rid of the "leeches" that get between the musician and the audience. It means you can actually have people hear your stuff and not have to stay up most of the night playing at crappy bars.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
No, then they'd want us to make fake music. Real music has real mistakes, and it has character. We're not great, but we're pretty dang good - if we were great, you'd not get free stuff, right?
I was in cover bands for 35 years before I figured out that 2 guy's playing original music (and watching TV), is more fun than 5 guys imitating other bands (for drunk people). We've been together for 11 years and counting. The best part is we never have move any equipment, never have to deal with agents or club owners (you know what they're like man), never have to play stale songs for drunks, never have to stay up past 10:00 PM - And we get millions of plays alll over the world! Wow, it's the best elderly gig ever!
All great - non boring 60's & 70's classic rock Bands. Back when the goal was to sound original rather than to imitate others. Songs with more than 6 chords!
Scranton!!!! (some times Poughkeepsy)
Gibson SG, Eric Clapton Signature Strat, Yamaha Acoustic
Korg Trinity+, Roland EXR-3, Dr. Rhythm 880, Digitec Vocal Performer, Kustom 400 Pre-Amp Mixer (400 watts), Crown 660 Power Amp (1680 watts) - through 6 x 15" Mains + 2 x 18" Subs + 4 x (5"x15") Horns.
You'll enjoy these quality, original tunes! And if you didn't; you wouldn't have read this far down the page - because you've already heard most of the first song (since it's on "auto-play") right? Think about that, if you have a "reading challenge" maybe you're on the second or even third tune. Now, who would still be reading this (over worded and totally unnecessary rambling) if they didn't like what they were hearing? Of course no one would ever do that; unless their part of a rival band; attemping to steal the (highly subtle) secrets that make "Rock On Songs" the band we are today (that's right - today).
#2 on SoundClick'.com's Power Metal, #2 on Free Jazz, , #2 on Alternative Post Punk & #3 on Hard Rock Charts . Big rockin brother to the recent hit ballad of same name. What a quick tempo - hold on daddy-O!
#2 on Soundclick.com's Latin Salsa, #2 on Samba & #2 on Alternative Emo Charts. Sweet & Crispy acoustic guitar (done on keyboard) with Dave's standard "growthy" lyrics - for the "Huge" soon to be Rock Classic.
#2 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Brit Pop, #2 on J-Pop & #2 on Power Metal, #2 on Post Punk & #5 on Christian Rock Charts. Check out the excellent "hook" and the surprising mix of harmony and dissonance in the bridge. You can now be "victorious
#1 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Goth & #2 in Doom Metal Charts. Warning!!! All positive and no negative, makes Jack a boring boy. If you get depressed from this infusion of metal content - play one of our other peppy tunes
#1 on SoundClick.com's Nu Metal, #2 on Power Metal, #2 on Hard Rock & #4 on General Rock Charts. There's just no waiting - this one grabs you by the elbows and never stops. How can we play any faster without Mt. Dew(tm)?
#2 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Emo & #2 on Latin Bossa Nova Charts. Take an overworked trucker, a samba beat and throw in a bit of the "twilight zone," and you're in for an unnatural surprise; and you'll remember to get your sleep.
#2 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Emo Charts. Everynight, you get to start over - that's kinda cool! Check this new ballad (soon to be hot rocker) out. Seriously, can we put out "hot" tunes quick or what?
#4 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Metal Charts. One our specialties: Disaster Songs (when else is it better to have a good tune?). This one's about a shipwreck and or how you make choices - figure it out. Bring a towell!
#1 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Post Punk & #2 on Pop J-Pop & #3 on Power Metal & #3 on Nu Metal Charts. This is the "title cut" to the debut of first live album release. This is our first Pay tune from our new album.
#3 on SoundClick.com's Power Pop Charts. You hear the "Fooooog Horn" first - then you know it's time for "Out of the Fog" the big new rock hit, from the recent accoustic hit (2 days ago). So, get ready to "Jig" like the salior who got out!!!
#4 on SoundClick.com's Lounge Jazz Charts. In Dave's solo effort here's the question: Do you trash your Monday each week? - Wow, not much fun huh? So here's the reason to try something different next week.
#5 on SoundClick.com's Smooth Jazz Charts. The accoustic preview of a "coming soon" rock hit, this solo effort has me playing keyboard guitar and doing the "chior boy" show. Nice message, nice tune - get ready for the rock version in May or June!
#8 on SoundClick.com's Country Rock Charts. iHighly anticipated "first web release," in this series of fabulous Rock On Songs. Over the years you'll grow to expect the best in "New Classic Rock!" unlike any you heard before!
#3 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Emo Charts. The original (slow version) has Dave's solo effort, using a keyboard guitar- check out the "plucking" sounds of "non-existent" strings. Same story as the "Hot Rock Version."
#4 on SoundClick.com's Euro Pop Charts. Wow!!!! This is my favorite one "right now!" Tight, Slick Melody, Great lyrics, Easy to follow hooks! We hope you enjoy this "soon to be chart topper!" More cow bell!!!
#3 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Country Charts. In this individual effort; I was able to focus more on vocal tone/control, since I had time to think. Just like Tronya,"I hope you wll relish it as much as much as I."
#4 on SoundClick.com's Indie Alternative Charts. Eggbert Finsterborg didn't get too many dates. His job limited his social options. But, one night, while hungering for the taste of fried foods; he turned into the Talo-Burger only to find.....
#4 on SoundClick.com's Death/Black Metal # 4 in Goth Metal Charts. Nuclear War- nothing boring about that. So, what would you do after hanging out in the fallout shelter for 7 years? Find out, in this rockin radio-active hit!
#6 on SoundClick.com's Other Alternative Charts. Nice story, nice moral - the whole "package." All our songs are only "Live" with no editing! Check out "Sticks Mandalay's" congas/bongos in time with the traps - nice touch "sticks!"
#4 in Modern Jazz & #12 on SoundClick.com's Progressive Metal Charts. A jam that turned into a "Zappa-esque" tune. If you listen to it a few times, you start to get a similar emotional feel/warmth similar to the "Zoot Allures Effect."
#6 on SoundClick.com's Psychedelic Rock Charts. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo & Violet. "Roy G. Biv" is the colorful rainbow kind of guy who's just got to avoid the night time. Find out more about what he's telling you now.
#7 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Metal & #10 on Euro Pop Charts. Up beat, crisply played bullit; with "fine hook" and words for the ages - how can you not love this hit? "I'll buy that for a dollar!"
#3 on SoundClick.com's Goth Alternative Charts. Going to the Dentist is always a good time. What better topic than dental hygene to spice up an "80's" style classic? Please don't try this home without proper adult supervision.
#3 on SoundClick.com's Goth Metal Charts. And you thought Act 1 was hot. Act 2 brings us to the "courtroom sceen;" Perry totally "kicks Hamilton's Hinney" by showing the effect of the "contraku" lascerations; proving his client's innosence!
#13 on SoundClick.com's Acoustic Piano Charts. Early ballad version of the "power house" - with a "Yes" like chord progression. This is Dave's "chior boy" version, if you find yourself thinking "Von Trapp Family?" you'll know why
#4 on SoundClick.com's Avant Rock Alternative Charts. Stanley Jamison was working late. He races to catch his regular commuter "Flight 486"from Boston. Fortunately, being late, he's lucky enough to book the last seat on "Flight 715." Or is he lucky?
#5 on SoundClick.com's Guitar Rock Charts. If you write in "A flat," you deserve what you get. Now throw in guys fresh home from the service on "bivowak,"with no Seargantwatching 'em; you know what I'm talking about!
#5 on SoundClick.com's Nu Jazz Charts. Historical "rise" of Rock On Songs immortalized in song. Don't trust your agent! Book your own stuff! So, do you stay or do you run? Find out what happens... now!
#8 on SoundClick.com's Alternative Goth Charts. Manly yes, but we like it too...... Ahhh, the blarney is "rock solid" in this blending of lilting Irish rhythms, over a "Gothic" bold structure - a bit "Tull-esque" in places - cool!