Information Overload

Al Rose Music

Whitehouse Records No. 2 (1994)

Al Rose made his long-awaited debut with Information Overload. He had been writing songs and performing solo, acoustic, and was best-known in the Midwest for leading his large band, The Transcendos. His fascinating lyrics are brought to life by his distinctive voice and quirky musical style. Al played acoustic and electric guitar, flute, harmonica and alto sax on this recording.

The Transcendos were Steve Hashimoto (bass), Laura Blye(vox), Mike Smith (guitar), Maury Smith (guitar and mandolin), Heath Chappell (drums), and Melinda Banks (vox). The thirteen originals are complemented by a version of Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth” (the 1967 Buffalo Springfield hit) and the country standard “Long Black Veil” (a 1959 charter for Lefty Frizzell).

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