Diamonds & Rain

by Karl Straub

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How do you prefer your Stones-- Sly, or Rolling? There's a little bit of both on Karl Straub's new single, "Diamonds & Rain," the second release from upcoming album Bubblegum Picasso. And a whole lotta wah-wah Telecaster. Karl edges closer to the funk with this cautionary office party tale/raunchy guitar feature.



I don't know where all the time goes, but
more time's always comin' along
I know sometimes the new time's just
not the same
I don't seem to remember crawlin'
up under this streetlight
at the corner of Midnight (and E. Cherry Lane)

Everybody was singing. We'd been
drunk since the late afternoon
an office party, with Irish coffee,
and a formerly popular R&B tune

The lit-up corner of Midnight and Cherry
No other fools around
All I can see above me is
Diamonds & Rain.


released September 23, 2013
Karl Straub-vocals, guitar, wah, Wurlitzer riff
Peter Fox-bass, keyboards



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Karl Straub Alexandria, Virginia

KARL STRAUB writes music the way birds build nests, crafting strong and beautiful forms from whatever is lying around. Bubblegum pop to classic jazz, Bob Wills to Rodgers & Hart, psych fuzz to horror films. Matching lyrics hit nerves from the heartwrenching to the comical, all with a sharp eye on human failings. HARLEM HAYRIDE hangs all these beauties on the frame of the Graverobbers' solid rock. ... more

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