Future of the Past

by The Litter

Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
The hard rock and psychedelic sounds of the legendary Minnesota band THE LITTER come full circle in new release on Blackberry Way Records appropriately titled "Future Of The Past".
  • 03:29 Lyrics Something's Coming

    Something’s Coming

    Gotta keep on pushing

    Gotta keep on trying

    Gotta get ourselves together

    So the world can keep surviving

    Gotta keep on pushing

    Gotta keep on trying

     

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    Anticipate

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    It’s your fate

     

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    Don’t Hesitate

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    It’s too late

     

    Gotta keep on pushing

    Gotta keep on trying

    Gotta get ourselves together

    Tomorrow there’s no denying

    Gotta keep on pushing

    Gotta keep on trying

     

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    Anticipate

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    It’s your fate

     

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    Don’t Hesitate

    Gotta get ready

    Something’s Coming, Something’s Coming

    Is it too late?

     

    Yeah!

     

    Whispers: Something’s Coming

    Something’s Coming

    Something’s Coming

     

    Yeah!

    Yeah!

  • 03:55 Lyrics Stay with Me

    Stay With Me

    Stay with me baby

    Stay with me now

    Stay with me baby

    A little longer

     

    Used to be so good at being alone

    Didn’t need anybody, thought I was strong

    You came along and the walls came tumbling down

    Never knew I could feel this way

     

    Stay with me baby

    Stay with me now

    Stay with me baby

    A little longer

    Right here by my side

     

    You do something special for me darling

    You make me see the good in the world all around

    Nobody else can make me laugh at myself

    I never knew love could be this easy

     

    Stay with me baby

    Stay with me now

    Stay with me baby

    A little longer

    Right here by my side

     

    I know that nothing can last forever

    But for just one moment let time stand still

    Lying here in the night with your loving arms around me

    Our hearts beat together, can’t always wait

     

    Stay with me baby

    Stay with me now

    Stay with me baby

    A little longer

    Right here by my side

     

  • 03:32 Lyrics Crazy Horse Legend

    Crazy Horse Legend

    Crazy Horse Legend

    Future coming way too fast

    Shirtman had a vision

    Gonna make his culture last

    It stays the same

     

    Feathered Riders

    Keep the people safe

    As enemy approaches

    With their war machines

    Women’s hearts are up

    Kids staying brave

    Crazy Horse got answers

    In his dreams

     

    Keep on Fighting

    Clear the Way

    Crazy Horse Spirit

    Lives on today

    Keep on Fighting

    Clear the Way

    Keep on Fighting

    Hoka Hey-ey-ey-ey

     

    Crazy Horse Walking

    Oglala Strange Man

    World keeps on spinning

    Skan, Taku Skan Skan

    It Stays the same

     

    Shy and quiet

    Invisible dance

    When lives are threatened

    Takes the big chance

    Following his vision

    Freedom needs a fight

    Life’s worth a good death

    He’s still right

     

    Keep on Fighting

    Clear the Way

    Crazy Horse Spirit

    Lives on today

     

  • 03:35 Lyrics For What It's Worth

    For What It’s Worth (Stephen Stills)

    There's something happening here

    What it is ain't exactly clear

    There's a man with a gun over there

    Telling me I got to beware

     

    I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

     

    There's battle lines being drawn

    Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

    Young people speaking their minds

    Getting so much resistance from behind

     

    It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

     

    What a field-day for the heat

    [Ten] thousand people in the street

    Singing songs and carrying signs

    Mostly say, hooray for our side

     

    It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

     

    Paranoia strikes deep

    Into your life it will creep

    It starts when you're always afraid

    You step out of line, [they] come and take you away

     

    We better stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, hey, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, now, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

    Stop, children, what's that sound

    Everybody look what's going down

  • 02:45 Lyrics Itsnot

    IT’SNOT

    You take too long

    Unlike myself

    You talk too much

    To someone else

     

    You bide your time

    I’m done wasting mine

    You come at ten

    I’m gone at nine

     

    You creep around all the time

    Other stuff is on my mind

    Jealousy makes you try to bring me down

    (While you) Tell tales all over town

     

    This must be love! But it’snot

    This must be love! But it’snot

    This must be love! But it’s snot

     

    You’re not on my radar map

    It’s quite easy avoiding your trap

    You keep chasing; I won’t be caught

    You think it’s love, but it’snot.

     

    It Snot over

    Round and round and round we go

    It’snot over

    Round and round and round we go

    It’snot over

    Round and round and round we go

    It’snot over

    Round and round and round we go

  • 02:53 Lyrics Voids Can Be Filled

    Voids Can Be Filled

    I sing a song for all around

    Of times when life brings large minds down

    Of waiting til the waiting ceases

    To help sustain some psychic peace

    Four Saddest Clowns

    ‘Til all of time has been drowned

    Of all the good that’s never come

    From thoughts elusive dream

    You’re right, you’re wrong

    You win, you lose

    To me it’s all the same

     

    Four Saddest Clowns all around

    ‘Til all of time has been drowned

    Four Saddest Clowns all around

    Til all of time has been drowned

    Keep your mind wide open

    Keep yourself a’floatin’

    Voids can be filled in a day

    Keep you mind wide open

    Keep yourself a’floatin

    Voids can be filled in a day

    OooOooOoo Hooloo hooloo

     

    I sing a song for all about

    Of times the soul is filled with doubt

    When nothing seems to be quite right

    And darkness turns out the light

    Four Saddest Clowns

    ‘Til all of time has been drowned

     

    When hearts are healed and broke again

    Yet no one is to blame

    You’re up, you’re down

    You give, you take

    To me it’s all the same

     

    Four Saddest Clowns all around

    ‘Til all of time has been drowned

    Four Saddest Clowns all around

    ‘Til all of time has been drowned

     

    Keep your mind wide open

    Keep yourself a’floatin’

    Voids can be filled in a day

    Keep your mind wide open

    Keep yourself a’floatin’

    Voids can be filled in a day

    Voids can be filled in a day

    Voids can be filled in a day

    Voids can be filled in a day

  • 01:51 The Mummy's Revenge
  • 03:25 Lyrics You Can't Feel Love

    You Can’t Feel Love

    Listen!

    There’s something on the shelf

    Back when tears would bother me

    Reflections of myself

     

    Gentle words only

    From everybody else

    Simply just amazing

    To be held by no one else

     

    I keep feeling

    There’s a lack of something true

    Holding onto dreams

    In hopes of reaching you

     

    Is it really real?

    Or are we just fools?

    Open your heart

    That’s all you’ve got to do

     

    Nothing is too hard

    When you give up your heart

    Loneliness  kills a life

    Give Love another try

     

    Nothing is too hard

    When you give up your heart

     

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love (lost)

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love (lost)

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love

    You can’t feel love (lost)

     

    Lost Love!

    Nothing is too hard

    When you give up your heart

    Loneliness kills a life

    Give love another try

     

    Lost! Lost! Lost! Gone

  • 02:43 Lyrics Shake Up

    Shake Up

    I’ve got something on my mind

    Think about it all the time

     

    You’ve got something on your mind

    See with eyes no longer blind

     

    We’ve got Freedom on our mind

    Undo the chains, chains that bind

     

    Everybody open your mind

    We gotta heed, heed the signs

     

    Revolution on our mind

    We’re not gonna tow the line

     

    Now I wanna clear your mind

    Relax, unwind, bump and grind

     

  • 04:56 Lyrics The Miracle

    The Miracle

    [Smalls: Waiting for a Miracle.]

    Queen tried to kill the Smalls

    Didn’t quite get them all

    Little Warriors grew Ruff  n Tuff

    They Huff n Stuff, they’ve had enough

    [Queen: You really think you can defeat me?]

     

    Smalls no longer bend

    Queen’s reign has got to end

    They take matters into their own hands

    Reclaim their land, take a stand, man to man

    (This evil bitch has got to go!)

     

    [Smalls:  Smalls March!]

    Little ones walk the trail

    Goodness must  prevail

    Use their might against the night

    First light starts a righteous fight, a righteous fight!

    [Queen: You wanna play with Fire?]

     

    They approach the stone wall

    Ferocious soldiers who give their all

    No one holds back, there’s no slack

    Fear’s all they lack, as they attack!

     

    Queen:  This is War!

    OEO’s (Battle)

    Queen: They’re coming to take me away HaHa

    They’re coming to take me away

    They’re coming to take me away Haha

    They’re coming to take me away

    They think they’ll kill me in the fray

    And I’m supposed to rot away

    But they’re not doing that today

    Haha hoho heehee!

     

    No surrender is the cry

    Ragged soldiers never die

    Stones walls tumble down, so long

    She’s done, evil’s gone, Sing a victory song!

  • 04:26 Lyrics Just Believe

    Just Believe

    Sitting here in my room of foam

    Wondering why I’m all alone

    Everyone here is insane

    Everyone here is the same

     

    Inside, I feel dead

    Living in my burned out head

     

    Cuckoo

     

    You all think we’re quite insane

    We will win your silly games

    Yes, we are insane

    Oh my, we are insane

     

    Inside, I don’t feel dead

    Living in my clearing head

     

    CrossOver

    All you’ve gotta do is believe

    CrossOver

    I ain’t gonna do you no harm

     

    Sitting in your normal world

    In my head things twist and twirl

    There are ways to ease the pain

    You don’t have to stay insane

     

    We know you’re not dead

    You’re cured, it’s what they said

     

    CrossOver

    Just believe in me now

    CrossOver

    I ain’t gonna do you no harm

     

NOTES
Blackberry Way Records is proud to announce the addition of THE LITTER to our roster with the new album: “FUTURE OF THE PAST” To be released September 2019.
In the late 1960’s THE LITTER followed up their punk/garage classic hit ACTION WOMAN with the LP's DISTORTIONS, $100 FINE and EMERGE. EMERGE released on ABC’s Probe label, was awarded gold record status selling over 500,000 albums around the world. Along with DISTORTIONS, EMERGE has remained one of …
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Third

by The April Fools

Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
Guitar and vocal driven American Rock & Roll.
NOTES
The April Fools return for a celebration of "Third", their highly-anticipated new release, engineered and produced by Mike Owens at Blackberry Way Studios, and mastered by Andy Walters at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Members of this all-star lineup have rich histories that include work with Lowell George of Little Feat, Link Wray, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Chuck Berry, Roy Buchanan, The Hard Left, The Flamin’ Oh’s, Tetes Noires, and Robert Palmer, AND have appearances …
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The Right Kind of Crazy

by Michael Owens

Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2019
Blackberry Way Records
An eclectic blend of blues based rock,pop & country from the man who founded Blackberry Way Recording Studios That Recorded Mpls bands including The Replacements,The Trash Men,Soul Asylum, Curtiss A, The Flamin' Oh's, The Castaways and many more!
NOTES
MICHAEL OWENS first solo release The Devils Doorway garnered airplay and rave reviews around the world. The Right Kind Of Crazy is the second solo effort by Michael Owens. The album features an eclectic blend of Rock, Blues, Americana & Country based songs. The bonus track 14 South 5th Street Blues was placed in the documentary Jay's Longhorn and features members of Fingerprints and special guests including Mpls legend Curtiss A and The Suicide Commandos Chris Osgood.

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Music of Ireland, Scotland and Beyond

by Walking on Air

Released 2018
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2018
Blackberry Way Records
Walking On Air takes its name from the magical novel by Michele's father, Pierre Delattre. To him, and the fine musicians and friends who have inspired us, this album is dedicated. Traditional Celtic folk songs passed down through the generations.
NOTES
1. Last Winter Was A Hard One
Two Irish-American women discuss their husbands, the weather, unemployment
and the bosses’ knack for playing one group of immigrants off another.
Learned from Joe Hickerson (and composed in 1880 by Jim O’Neill and
Jack Conroy, according to scholar-musician Mick Moloney). Michele, lead
vocal.
2. Manuel’s Jig/Skipper Lost His Guernsey/Les Patates/Brûlées à Gerald
Thomas
Jamie learned these three Newfoundland tunes from Kelly Russell of St.
John’…
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Colorwheel

by The April Fools

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
A killer combo comprised of Twin Cities music scene veterans who blend rock, country, pop, and more into a cohesive and timeless groove.
NOTES
The April Fools' self-released, self-titled debut in 2015 enjoyed airplay on over 140 radio stations across the US and Canada, including 90.3 KFAI and 89.3 The Current in the Twin Cities. The New Release “COLORWHEEL” is witness to the bands growth and musical breadth that can only occur after years of live performances and countless hours in the recording studio. So strap on your seat belt, kick back and enjoy the ride. The April Fools' Are: Brian Drake (lead …
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Candy Cane Girl

by Michael Owens

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Our goal was to capture a mixture of 1950's and 1960's Pop,Tony Bennett meets The Beatles.
NOTES
Composed by Michael Owens and Terri Owens "Candy Cane Girl" features Joseph St James, a veteran of Minneapolis Theater, on lead & Backing vocals. Michael Owens on Ukulele, Terri Owens on guitar and backing vocals, Glenn Manske on piano & strings, Ben Kaplan on drums and Bill Grenke on bass. . Produced and Engineered by Michael Owens at Blackberry Way and Mastered at Abbey Road by Andy Walter.

One More Night / Dear Prudence

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Sonicbouquet is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge.
NOTES
One More Night b/w Dear Prudence is the current release from SONICBOUQUET on Blackberry Way Records. Look for the new video "One More Night" on the Blackberry Way Records youtube channel on our website.

SONICBOUQUET is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge. Their 2012 Monty Lee Wilkes produced album debut, Bloom, reflects strong Beatles/Big Star influences. The last release SECRET GARDEN, Produced and Engineered by Michael Owens …
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The Soul Remains.

by Swing Set

Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2017
Blackberry Way Records
Pop formula reminiscent of the Beatles, Byrds and REM, sounding as fresh as it is familiar.(Mpls St Paul Magazine)
NOTES
Swing Set "The Soul Remains" was first released on Blackberry Way Records in 1990. The Cd garnered airplay on both college and commercial FM radio stations as well as rave reviews nationwide. "Elegantly simplistic, reminiscent of REM and The Pretenders." -ALBUM NETWORK- "They've got the chops and the sense of style that show cool confidence...what a nice record." - ROCKPOOL MAGAZINE- "The Soul Remains" was named "Best Local Pop Record" by MPLS ST PAUL MAGAZINE …
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Paint the Sky

by Flamin' Oh's

Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
High energy rock from one of the most celebrated bands in Minnesota music history. Formed in the 1970's the band still carries on today. This reissue of "Paint The Sky" was first released in 1987 to critical acclaim on Blackberry Way Records.
NOTES
The Flamin' Oh's are one of the most celebrated rock bands in Minnesota music history. First released in 1987 to critical acclaim "Paint The Sky" delivers high energy rock, lovely ballads and a bit of Psychedelia. The LP garnered extended radio airplay on FM and college radio stations including KQ Duluth, Cities 97, K104 and many more. "Masterful subtle psychedelia from this Minnesota group....Roberts finest work, PAINT THE SKY is a recommended LP"- BILLBOARD MAGAZINE- "…
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The Devil's Doorway

by Michael Owens

Released 2013
Blackberryway Records
Released 2013
Blackberryway Records
An eclectic blend of blues based rock,pop & country from the man who founded Blackberry Way Recording Studios That Recorded Mpls bands including The Replacements,The Trash Men,Soul Asylum, Curtis A, The Flamin' Oh's, The Castaways and many more!
NOTES
The extended intro on blues based The Devil's Doorway lays down the law that this is a record that isn't in a hurry.Won't Be Satisfied brings up the tempo and the layered vocals are super cool. Bucketfull Of Rain the guitar kills me-both the tone and the playing. Hillbilly Girl a country folk number. Hope Your Happy nothing like a 12 string pop song. Oh Daddy Cool to hear Terri's vocal out front..nice piano. …
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Mini Hits of Minneapolis, Vol. 2: The Best of Blackberry Way

by Various Artists

Released 2014
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2014
Blackberry Way Records
A collection of Pop/ Rock songs from the early to mid 1980's from Blackberry Way Records, Remastered for this release, and featuring some of the best bands from the Minneapolis area.
NOTES
BLACKBERRY WAY was formed in 1974 with an eye toward recording emerging Minneapolis rock bands. The studio evolved into a 24 track facility, dedicated to music and hosting over two dozen recording groups a year. If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of the SUBURBS recording IN COMBO as well as most of their Twin/Tone recordings, the first HUSKER DU record, SOUL ASYLUM and of course THE REPLACEMENTS. Most of THE REPLACEMENTS early work …
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Secret Garden

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Sonicbouquet is a Minneapolis based power pop band playing melodic, romantic rock with an edge.
NOTES
Blackberry Way Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Exquisite Power Pop Band SONICBOUQUET to the Blackberry Way roster. The band opened for Pop Star Tommy Keene at First Avenues 7th St Entry Sept. 12th 2015 to rave reviews. A high energy live show is delivered.

Brave Happy New Year

by Truant Lovers

Released 2013
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2013
Blackberry Way Records
A new song for the holiday,featuring Camille Gage & Terri Owens both late of Tetes Noires along with Michael Owens, Dan (Daddy Squeeze)Newton, Bill Grenke and Ben Kaplan. The song features accordion, stand-up bass, mandolin,ukulele, and sing along vocals.
NOTES
In 1989 Jimmy Jam hosted a New Year’s Eve show on TPT Channel 2 TV in Mpls. The Daughters Of Invention, featuring Camille Gage and Terri Owens both late of Tetes Noires, closed out the show with their original composition “BRAVE HAPPY NEW YEAR.” Upon revisiting the video, I knew we had to record this song. I wrote a drum program and we recorded Terri’s mandolin, added acoustic guitar and ukulele and we were off …
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Joseph (Will We Ever Know)

by Sonicbouquet

Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2016
Blackberry Way Records
This is a song composed for our friend and musician Joseph Berhend, who was murdered with his own guitar in 1989. We want to help bring closure and justice to this tragic event. Joseph was a member of the Mpls rock band "Flamin' Oh's"
NOTES
*JOSEPH BEHREND COLD CASE UPDATE* Blackberry Way Records was proud to host Channel 5 ABC Eyewitness News investigative reporter Eric Chaloux as he interviewed Barb Behrend and Terri Owens for a report on Josephs cold case that will air later this month or early May. As many of you know Joseph was murdered in Aug of 1989. The Minneapolis Police Cold Case Unit is trying to bring this tragic event to a close. Terri Owens (Braatz), Josephs …
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Feel the Bern (a Song for Bernie Sanders)

by Michael Owens

Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
Released 2015
Blackberry Way Records
This song is a a Rock & Roll shout out for Bernie Sanders. Please share! Part of the proceeds from downloads will be donated to Bernie Sanders.
NOTES
This song was composed to try and help move Bernie Sanders campaign for President forward. We wanted to do this in a fun way to try and get more people involved and excited about his campaign. What better way than a fun song that can be shared with friends and family. Please download the song as we will contribute part of the proceeds to Bernie Sanders.