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Hoboken Rocks

Hoboken Rocks

  • By Mike Korman
  • Release 2011-12-13
  • Music Genre Rock
  • Media Format CD
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Born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, Mike Korman is making a musical comeback of sorts. Guitarist in the 1980's Hoboken band "Gut Bank", Korman stopped playing music in 1987 to pursue a career in his hometown, working at City Hall. "I was inspired by reform Mayor Tom Vezzetti to serve in government", said Korman. Still working for the City of Hoboken, Korman has begun exploring music again. "For 20 years I didn't pick up a guitar. But in 2007, I bought a used acoustic guitar at a flea market and began playing some old riffs - then applying some lyrics I had written years ago," said Korman. The result is a collection of new recordings - a solo album "Hoboken Rocks". Mike Korman has an audio engineering background. He records all his own music and plays all the instruments. "What I am doing now is way beyond me just playing guitar in a band," said Korman. "I'm creating my own songs, singing for the 1st time, performing better than I ever have in the past. I put a lot of work in the process and it's enjoyable." Mike Korman played guitar with several groups during the 1980's post-punk scene in New York City and played a part in the famed "Hoboken Sound" with Gut Bank. Korman was a member of the 1983 Lower East Side group "The Keeper", made up of band members Michael Goglia the early drummer of psychedelic garage rockers "The Fuzztones", vocalist Parker Dulany of NYC's overlooked "Certain General" and Tommy Victor, founder of longtime industrial metal band "Prong", who played bass. Korman also played in the NYC groups "Mistaken Identity" and "No Thanks", both part of the NYC underground post-punk scene during the early 1980's. Gut Bank, which toured often garnering a large fan base, enjoyed success from 1985 leading up to it's 1987 album release "The Dark Ages" on Coyote / Twintone Records, and often opened for HÜsker DÜ and the Meat Puppets. Mike Korman is currently a solo performer. "All of my songs are performed live with a drum machine. My guitar and voice, with the backing of a drum machine, are enough to recreate the energy of my recordings in a live setting. However, since I've enjoyed playing with some incredible drummers in the past, I will be auditioning drummers soon."

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Artist: Mike Korman
Title: Hoboken Rocks
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 884501641326

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