Breakdown" Single Is Available
Rip The Music and
Crucial Vinyl are excited about the release of
"Brittney Breakdown" by Franki Doll.
The tune [written by the Crucial Heads] was recorded by Franki Doll and her
Orange County based band.
The song was produced by the Crucial Heads,
Jeff Gross and Matty
Spindel. The video has
been featured on television, all of the entertainment web
sites and has been written about all over the
news. You can order a download of the single for
$1.99 by clicking
here. "Britney Breakdown" is a
straight from the heart power pop "message" song to one of
America's most beloved teen sensations. It was
written at the height of Britney Spears' very
public breakdown. Now that Britney is finally
getting the help she needs, the song serves as
cautionary tale for teen sensations everywhere!
For more information, write to
Now's your chance to become
"the biggest thing to hit Youtube"! Here are the
lyrics and the instrumental music track to
"Britney Breakdown". Make your own video and
upload it to www.youtube.com.
Just send us an
with the link to your video and we'll feature it
on the site.
Restless" CD Is Here AND The Music
Video AND Five New Jukebox Entries!
After much demand, the "Best Of 'Restless,
Restless' Volume 1" CD is finally here! It contains 16 different versions
of the song that won't go away. It has the most
requested version by Kevin Remuck (winner of
the "Restless, Restless" contest). It also
features Robert Goulet's big band swing
version, William Shatner's
unforgettable "mamba" version and the demo from
Tom & Vinnie that started it all. The
16 versions cover every style of music out there
from hard rock, pop, alternative and country.
The CD contains extensive liner notes, band
photos, lyrics, karaoke version and the history
of the song. Order online right now via
Paypal or the
old fashioned way by mail (see address below).
Each CD costs
$16.00 [which includes shipping].
Strikes Again Plus Tom & Vinnie's Very First
Beatlesque Cover Version!
They say that good
things come in threes....but great things come
in twos...how's that for a lame intro! Anyway,
wait till you here these great new songs created
by the Crucial Heads...our own cyber version of
the Traveling Wilburys. First up is another
great collaboration between Tom and I and the
multi talented Eric Garner. The song is called
"Better Off Being In Love".
Tom and Eric did the bulk of the work on this
beautiful up-tempo ballad. I gave it a gentle
massage at the end I can honestly say that it is
one of my favorite songs this year. After you
hear Eric's version take a listen to the
that Tom and I did for the song....you will
truly appreciate what a genius Eric is! Speaking
of geniuses...Franco Rotondi
is our newest
member of the Crucial Heads thanks to his
brilliant cover version of
Franco is from Windsor, Ontario and we met him when he
sent in a fan letter complimenting us on our Beatlesque podcast. We hit it off right away and
the result is this incredible Beatlesque version
of a song that Tom, Eric and I did last year.
It's so good it's going into our next Beatlesque
podcast! Welcome to the Crucial Heads Franco!
Five New "Restless,
Restless" Versions In The Jukebox
It's been two
years since the big "Restless, Restless" contest
on the Howard Stern Show and we're still getting
in some amazing cover versions of the song. Will Stallmeyer (aka "mini vinnie") does an
incredible job with a version that stays true to
the original 'low fidelity' demo. Will is a
budding film maker and this version will be
haunting him long after he wins his first Oscar!
Dan Smith delivers a haunting XTC-ish double
acoustic cover. Don Carlson does an
interesting Techno Rock cover. The Junction Five
add a nice little New Order type twist to
their cover. Finally Kevin Costa does a great Hootie's styled cover. Thanks guys!
New "Beatlesque" AND
"Beatles Cover Series" Podcasts Are Finally
Ambulance LTD - Anecdote
Slade - How Does It Feel
Mando Diao - If I Leave You
Bluebells - All I Ever Said
Coral - So Long Ago
Blue Ash - She's So Nice
Oranger - Going Under
Pleasers - Don't Go Breaking
Neil Finn - She Will Have
New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish
Parasites - LoveMeToo
Pugwash - Apples
Redwalls - Falling Down
Richard Cummings - Hello
Rockin Horse - OhCarol
Spoon - I Summon You
Artful Dodger - New York City
Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly)
Golden Earring - That Day
Owsley - Sonny Boy
Grin - White Lies
Robyn Hitchcock - Madonna of the
Pugwash - Finer Things In Life
Hudson Brothers - Somebody Else
Rubber Band - Rockin' Around
Sam Phillips - Baby I Can't Please
Shane Gang - Who Wrote This Song
Sloan - Everything You've Done
Spoon - Sister Jack
Sorrows - Teenage Heartbreak
Travis - Only Molly Knows
Slade - When the Lights Are Out
Big Daddy -
A Day In The Life
Blue Ash -
Anytime At All
Bobby Darin -
Bugs & Daffy -
Ella Fitzgerald -
Can't Buy Me Love
Harry Nilsson -
You Can't Do That
If I Needed Someone
Laurence Juber -
Lena Horne -
Moby & Sean Lennon -
Out Of Towners -
Think For Yourself
Peter Lippa -
Peter Sellers -
She Loves You (Cockney)
PM Dawn -
- Within You
Free As A Bird
Please Please Me
- Tell Me What Y
I've Just Seen A Face
Ob La Di Ob La Da
She Loves You
- Sgt Pepper's Lonely
- You've Got To Hide
- Got To Get You Into My
- She's Leaving
I'll Cry Instead
Me & Them
Tell Me Why
Anytime At All
Lara & Trailers
Run For Your Life
New Podcast Alert ...."Who Is
Don Val?" Plus Tom Gesimondo Finds A Hole In The
are in for a rare treat. I've been sitting on an
audio cassette for the past 24 years of a 30 minute
radio air check that is guaranteed to blow you away.
You can file this show under the category of "so bad it's
hysterical". Everything about it is real. I have
created an entire podcast around this very special
Read more about
this incredible show, tune in right now or
download it to your
won't be disappointed! On a separate note, proving
the old adage that good things come in two, Tom
Gesimondo has an incredible story about a recent
internet discovery that not only reveals a huge
"hole" in the internet but exposes a flaw in Google
that is so huge, the stock may be worth pennies when
word gets out.
[Check it out]
Eric Garner Covers "When I
Woke UP"...Gets His Own Rip The Music iPod!!!
Eric Garner of
fame (not to mention that great cover of
is at it again. Eric just sent us his cover
"When I Woke Up"
which was an
Tom and I recorded back in 1982 during our days
at WNBC radio. Eric had to do a little re-write
(the dated reference to coffee "percolating" is
not so relevant in this Starbucks day and age).
I can't believe that Tom and I have our first
dance record! As a small token of our
appreciation, we are proud to announce this
extremely limited edition of the Eric Garner
Ipod. It's so limited, there's only one copy!
Click on the iPod to hear Eric bring our songs
to life. You can also download Eric's songs for
your own iPod. Act fast and tell your friends!
Beatlesque Music Show Podcast Number Five Is
The fifth addition
of the Beatlesque Music Show is here! There's some
great new releases along with some classic
Beatlesque power pop. Here's the playlist for the
new show...don't forget that all the past shows are
archived in the
for streaming and downloading!
Stillman, One Of The Top Three Finalists In The
"Restless, Restless" Contest Gets Added To
just received a nice letter from Jeff Stillman who made
it to the final three in the "Restless, Restless" song
contest last year on the Howard Stern Show. Jeff brought
up a real good point (and I paraphrase) "why the hell
isn't my version of "Restless, Restless" on the damn
jukebox!?". Well, the man has a point. Tom and I have
been holding off posting some of the versions
because we wanted to release them on a compilation CD.
We still plan on doing that but you can't keep a good
song down. So here for the first time, is Jeff
Stillman's version of one of the most covered song's of
all time. Also, check out
Jeff's diary of his
whole "Restless" experience and stop by his websiteto hear some of his other great music.
Game Is Here And You Won't Believe How Addictive It
as a simple game between two friends has now snowballed
into an internet sensation. Read
all about it and start playing now...you'll find it hard
Is The Alive (And Growing)!
Who would have thought
that a music column in the NY Daily News would become a
must read for music lovers around the world. Buried deep
within the Daily News web site is an archive of short
but incredibly informative articles on the history of
New York music. It covers every genre of music over the
last 100 years. It's a must read and thanks to the
incredibly dedicated staff here at Rip The Music, we
have created a
link interfaceto the Daily News site which makes navigation as easy
as turning a newspaper page!
The Winning Version Of "Restless, Restless"
Is Available For Download!
You all asked for it....now you have it!
beautiful Country/Soul version of "Restless, Restless" is
now available for download at RealRhapsody. You will need
Real Player V10 (it's free) to access their music store. If
you don't have RealPlayer V10,
click here to download
it. If you already have RealPlayer V10, then
click here to access the Tom & Vinnie music store at
RealRhapsody. Keep on checking back for more versions of the
most covered song in the past ten years, "Restless,
Restless"....'it happens all the time'.