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I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House - Live At Dante's
Tracks
1. Gone [MP3 clip]
2. I Be Ready
3. Walk Across Texas
4. Dear Mr. Heston [MP3 clip]
5. Westboro Baptist Church [MP3 clip]
6. Saturday
7. Scream
8. Fear'd [MP3 clip]
9. Hayward, CA '76 [MP3 clip]
10. Creepy Little Noises
11. American Fuck Machine
12. Menace [MP3 clip]
13. Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House - Live At Dante's

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
Live At Dante's


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's BIO

Buy this CD at cdbaby.com If ever there was a pull-no-punches, heart-on-the-sleeve, B.S.-free rock band, Portland, Oregon-based quintet I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House is that band.

From the band that shouted "Fuck Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church", in the song "Westbrook Baptist Church", standing up for unheard voices everywhere that detest Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church's godhatesfags.com website and general attitude towards those different then them. While also speaking out against the current presidential administration ("Things That Fail"), senseless murders ("Rachel Corrie"), rock stars ("The Ballad of Courtney Taylor-Taylor), and gun control (Dear Mr. Heston). I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House may not be as poetic as Dylan or as accessible as Springsteen, but their gut-wrenching, in-your-face approach gets the message across none-the-less.

With three studio albums out now via Portland-based indie In Music We Trust Records - 2002's "Creepy Little Noises", 2004's "Put Here To Bleed", and 2005's "Menace" - fans have cherished the studio records, but recognized that the energy of their live show has yet to be captured on disc.

Until now.

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's "Live At Dante's" (In Music We Trust Records) is the truest representation of their live sound that you can find on record.

That's because it is truly a live record, mistakes, lyrical deviation, pre-song banter, and all, recorded at their favorite Portland, Oregon club, Dante's, a club that has supported them since their inception in 2002.

Including fan favorites off their three studio albums, as well as a new song, "Scream", from their forthcoming full-length (in 2007), and longtime live favorite "Rockin' in the Free World" (finally available on an SOB record, after many a fan's request). "Live At Dante's" offers up unadulterated I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House and their brand of rock like it's meant to be heard: loud, outspoken, and in a club.

Look for I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House to tour relentlessly throughout the winter and spring to support the live record, before entering the studio this summer to record their next studio album.

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House - Menace
Tracks
1. Gone [MP3 clip]
2. Thousand To One
3. A Good Day To Be A Bad Husband
4. I Be Ready
5. Pauline [MP3 clip]
6. Walkin'
7. Menace
8. Rachel Corrie [MP3]
9. Regrets and Greyhounds [MP3]
10. Westboro Baptist Church [MP3]
11. Fall Down [MP3]
12. Dust and Sun

Menace

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
Menace


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's BIO

Buy this CD at cdbaby.comI Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's third full-length, Menace is a hard-knock, can't-ignore-it-anymore, fight-to-the-finish take on politics and life. Recommended for fans of southern rock, Steve Earle, Drive-By Truckers, and any band with a strong, pure message, here is a record that pulls no punches and makes no excuses as it speaks its mind.

From tales of drug abuse and friends departed ("Fall Down"), watching loved ones slip away ("Pauline"), calling far right-wingers on their B.S. ("Westboro Baptist Church"), and saluting heroes who gave up their own lives to send a message to the people in power and to save others' lives ("Rachel Corrie"), Portland, Oregon's I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House speak their peace with Menace.

"I found him dead after work one night," says front man Mike Damron, talking about his friend, and the inspiration behind "Fall Down", one of the tracks on Menace. "I still have nightmares. He was young, handsome, and paid his bills. He's not your stereotypical junkie. I believed he had his habit under control, but heroin can get anyone".

It is this kind of realization, nobody is safe, that both fuels and haunts Menace. Songs such as "Pauline", with the beautifully eerie line, "Pauline taught me how to die", one of the band's softer, acoustic ballads, showcase the delicate side of the band.

"It's about my grandmother," says Damron, discussing "Pauline". "I was with her and holding her at the exact moment she left this world. It's amazing to see someone's spirit just up and fly."

The album is also filled with controversy, propelled by the in-your-face stance of "Westboro Baptist Church", which boasts the lines "Fuck Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church" and "Let's talk about the president´┐Ż he sends young boys to die", all with a campfire-esque sing-along that will have you both laughing and thinking hard about how our society came to this point.

The album is filled with loud, abrasive rockers, too, such as "I Be Ready", "Gone", and the title track, three potent numbers that will floor you.

"If we don't get to the core of this evil, generation after generation will be paying with their blood," Damron says about current political affairs, doing his part to get to the core of the evil with Menace. Look for the band on the road non-stop throughout 2004 and 2005.

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House - Put Here To Bleed
Tracks
1. Twerp [mp3]
2. Dear Mr. Heston [mp3]
3. American Fuck Machine
4. La
5. In the Mud [mp3]
6. Hayward, CA '76
7. Gone As They Go
8. Things That Fail
9. The Ballad of Courtney Taylor [mp3]
10. To Be Good
11. Sixsixfive

Put Here to Bleed

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
Put Here To Bleed


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's BIO

Buy this CD at cdbaby.comTaking the bull by the horn, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House's sophomore full-length, Put Here To Bleed, pulls no punches when discussing the current state of affairs in the U.S. Speaking out against George W. Bush ("Twerp", "American Fuck Machine"), gun-totin' NRA President Charlton Heston ("Dear Mr. Heston"), and the American government at large ("Things That Fail"). Put Here To Bleed is a political live wire, the much-needed protest record for those that want to speak out against Bush's war.

With a name like I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House, the band puts it all on the line - and they deliver. When front man Mike Damron sings, he lets it all out. In "Dear Mr. Heston" Damron relives the tragedy of his youngest brother accidentally getting shot by another brother in the kitchen of their Las Vegas home. "Josh said I know where mama keeps the gun/ she won't even know that it's gone/ I took my class and I got my license/ now my little brother will never know the love of a girl/ and he'll never drink a cold one/ and he'll never see another sunrise/ and he'll never damn sure, damn sure fire that gun," Damron sings with chilling conviction.

The song soon erupts back into the chorus: "Dear Mr. Heston, if you ever saw a 12-year-old boy's brain splattered on a kitchen wall, well you'd hang your head in shame, you rifle totin' whore. Cold-blooded, old-blooded, sick-ass man".

Then in "Things That Fail" Damron's anti-war sentiments strike a chord, making you weep as he speaks for us all: "Dubya Dubya three is a man on a mission, he's got a war to sell, these are things that fail".

The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor soon gets his ego put in check on "The Ballad of Courtney Taylor": "All you pretty women, best do what I say. If I see one green M&M, there is gonna be hell to pay. What's that shit, salami? On my deli try! I'm gonna leak it to the Willamette Week that I'm bi-sexual or gay, 'cause I'm a rockstar," snarls Damron, mocking the holier-than-thou attitude possessed by Taylor and other like-minded rock stars.

Put Here To Bleed is an intense, ass-kicking ride through I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House's punk-minded, alt-country, gritty rock 'n' roll vision.

I Can Lick Any Son of a Bitch in the House - Creepy Little Noises
Tracks
1. John L. Sullivan
2. Graveyard Song [mp3]
3. Swing Man Swing
4. Creepy Little Noises [mp3]
5. Whose To Blame
6. Saturday [mp3]
7. Walk Across Texas [mp3]
8. Dive
9. Ahhh Cigarettes
10. Fear'd
11. Hey Big Man

Creepy Little Noises

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House
Creepy Little Noises


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's BIO

Buy this CD at cdbaby.comMike Damron, the mastermind behind I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House is quite the character. Of course, anyone who names his or her band "I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House" has got to be interesting. Though, Mike Damron backs it up with enough musical muscle to kick anyone's ass.

Grabbing his band's name from boxing champion John L. Sullivan's biography (note: "John L. Sullivan" is the lead track on the album), S.O.B. kicks out muddy, swamp-country-rock that would make John L. Sullivan proud. This bad boy rocking machine known as S.O.B. just beats on you non-stop, from the eerie title track and the fight theme song of "John L. Sullivan", to the grittiest ballad you've ever heard, "Walk Across Texas".

This is muddy, not-to-be-compromised, dirt-under-the-nails rock of the working man. Though, it isn't all hard knocks and sad tales of life. On the reminiscent "Saturday", S.O.B. recalls hanging out with grandma, watching Saturday morning cartoons, Cap 'n Crunch, Dilly Bars at Dairy Queen, and a care free world that everyone will instantly relate to as it brings up plenty pleasant memories of your childhood. But in true S.O.B. fashion, Damron proclaims "Mama, you're never gonna hit me again" as he escapes from the troubles of life on his Saturday, living a happy life, and eagerly waiting for the next Saturday to come around ("Cause six days ain't too long to wait").

Rockers and country fans will get it, because this isn't pleasant pop. This music lives up to the true working man creed of the aforementioned genres, kicking out harsh, wild country-rock with plenty of heart and soul, and a tender spot to boot. Mike Darmon and his backing band do both musical styles justice, keeping it raw, emotional, and plenty lively. Don't miss out.

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I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's MySpace website: http://www.myspace.com/icanlickanysonofabitchint

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House's BIO (including more press shots, and press shots of front man Mike Damron)

SOB's front man Michael Dean Damron's debut solo record, "A Perfect Day for a Funeral"

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