Good Bad Love

by Telamor

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The fifth full-length Telamor CD!

About Telamor, Tom says, "While I've had years of experience performing live, I'm not interested in being famous. With Telamor I try to keep a very low profile. I'm just trying to make a small contribution to the great tradition of pop rock music. My influences range from Robert Johnson to The Weeknd. If you listen closely, in between you'll hear Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, the Stones, David Bowie, the New York Dolls, Nirvana, even Taylor Swift--pretty much anyone who wrote a great song and sang it with conviction.

"Working with Warren Babson is a great privilege. Basically, it's my job to deliver to Warren a big box of parts. It's his job to take the parts that he wants and assemble them into a great track. We aim to make classic three-minute pop songs that hit you in the gut and reach you emotionally. My lyrics are simple and direct, just like my guitar riffs and our beats.

"While the songs are simple, the recordings can be quite complex, with a full band sound including multiple guitars, piano, background vocals, percussion, plus the bass and drums. It's all played live in the studio--no sampling or quantizing. If you listen carefully you might hear slight fluctuations in tempo in various instruments. That's because we're going for that live band sound, not a processed synthetic sound. Telamor means real rock and real emotion."

REVIEW by Beachsloth, November 22, 2016:
Sung with passion and an anxiety reminiscent of the Talking Heads, Telamor’s “Good Bad Love” is a pure joy. The jerky rhythms, the 70s and 80s alt rock stylings, everything simply works. By far the heart of the album is the Tom Hauck’s clever, concise lyricism. Possessing a poetic quality to it the songs simply unfurl in a dazzling display. These songs are imbued with memorable melodies, outstanding rhythms, and an overall classic sound. “Good Bad Love” is best taken in for the way the songs interact is rather gorgeous. Pacing is done with the utmost of care, as Telamor goes from a full-on driving rhythm to dreamier textures.

“My Baby” starts the album off on a high note, as the way the song builds itself up is deeply satisfying. Mellowed to its core is the moody “Count the Days”. A playful sensibility defines the contradictory emotions of “Nobody Really Cares if You Don’t Go to the Party”. Easily the best song on the album is the title track “Good Bad Love”. Telamor’s voice is commanding as the song veers from full-on blast of sound to the spacy, contemplative moments. Delicate arrangements define the light on its feet spirit of “You Still Stand”. A spirited cover comes on “Human Performance” where Telamor does great work doing Parquet Courts true justice. Bringing the album to a satisfying conclusion is hope of “Hey Mr. White”.

Telamor’s “Good Bad Love” is an album that simply stuns with its earnest, raw, intimate feeling.

REVIEW by Peter Zezas, WMSC 90.3 FM, November 15, 2016: "The cover of this album looks like someone took a picture of Charlie Sheen in his 30s and then overlaid it with a 90s filter. Track 2 is interesting to say the least. This album gives me a sort of solo rock artist feel. This is definitely road trip kind of music that you sing to whether its corny or not – you sing with all your friends while cruising down the highway in mid-July. This is definitely a unique album and is incomparable to anything of my knowledge."

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released November 1, 2016

Tom Hauck: Songs, vocals, guitars, bass, piano, drums.
Warren Babson: Bass and drum programming on "You Still Stand."
Tony Goddess: Trippin' guitar on "Nobody Really Cares if You Don't Go to the Party."
Produced by Tom Hauck and Warren Babson at Bang A Song, Gloucester, MA USA.
Mixed by Warren Babson.
CD sequencing by Tony Goddess.

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Telamor Gloucester, Massachusetts

Since 2014, reclusive Boston rock veteran Tom Hauck has been recording new music under the name Telamor and distributing it to a small circle of friends and fans. Propelled by Tom's distinctive vocals, with its 1980s throwback rock sound Telamor reaches for the stars and gets down in the dirt.
Telamor is Tom Hauck (tracks) with Warren Babson (producing, mixing) and Tony Goddess (guardian angel).
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Track Name: My Baby
I was a broken hearted man
Just a layin on the ground
I couldn’t stand up on my feet
To my bitterness I was bound

She took my hand
And said I under stand
I heard the words she said
and rose up from the dead
Stood straight and tall
She’s my one and all

We’re gonna stick together
My baby’s got a piece of my heart
We belong together
Nothing’s gonna tear us apart

My baby knows just what I need
To get me up and that’s for sure
Too many reasons to ignore
And then she leaves me wanting more

My baby covers me with kisses
And then she sends me on my way
Into the night when dogs are howling
And then I come back torn and frayed

I know that I’m
Gonna be just fine
When I’m out of time
And countin’ my last dime
When I’m down and out
I ain’t got a doubt

We’re gonna stick together
My baby’s got a piece of my heart
We belong together
Nothing will tear us apart

My baby tells me all her secrets
And she can read me like a book
There’s not a thing that I could hide
There ain’t no place she wouldn’t look

My baby’s never keeping score
But don’t I know it that she could
I’m gonna give her what I got
She’s gonna give it to me
Track Name: Count the Days
Our time was fleeting
Like water flowing
But you touched me
And made me feel free
You’ve been gone so long
I sing this lonely song
My words I give you
and hope they reach you

CHORUS
I count the days
til I see you again
I’ll find away
For our hearts to mend
From the cold of winter to the heat of summer
I’m gonna wait until I’m holding you near
I count the days

When I am thinking
About where I’m going
As I drive my car
Or sit down at the bar
With my friends I laugh
But they don’t know the half
One thing is on my mind
Your kiss I gotta find

I count the days
til I see you again
I’ll find away
For our hearts to mend
From the snows of winter to the heat of summer
I’m gonna wait until I’m holding you near
I count the days

It’s been so long
Since I’ve held you tight
There’s something wrong
And I can’t sleep at night
My world is black
And I can’t see the end
I want you back
In my arms again
Track Name: Good Bad Love
You know you’ve got me
Just where you want me
And all my friends say
That I’m crazy

She’ll break your heart boy
You’ll just be her toy
They don’t know how we feel
And what we’ve got is real

You take me to the top
And then you bring me low
I just can’t get enough
You’re my good bad love
My head tells me to stop
My heart tells me to go

When I can’t see you
I guaran tee you
I feel so lonely
Nothing pleases me

I find no pleasure
In all my treasure
Nothing satisfies
Until I see your eyes

You take me to the top
And then you bring me low
I just can’t get enough
My head tells me to stop
My heart tells me to go
You’re my good bad love

You got a reputation
I’ve heard it all before
Every body likes to talk
And drag you cross the floor

Baby I don’t buy that stuff
It’s all a pack of lies
Conjured up by broken hearts
And guys that couldn’t rise rise rise
Track Name: Back and Forth
You can’t keep
going back and forth
Between me and your other guy
The time has come for you to choose
If our love will live or die

I don’t have all day and night
To sit around and wait
Time goes by too quickly
For you to hesitate

Back and forth
You go back and forth
Tearin up my heart
I can’t take it any more

Make up your mind
What you gonna do?
I’m crawling cross the floor
I can’t take it any more

I understand you may be torn
And see good in us both
But you cannot have it all
Decide for what it’s worth

What is your expectation
Do you want me to beg and plead
You know me well enough by now
I won’t go on bended knee

Back and forth
You go back and forth
Tearin up my heart
I can’t take it any more

Make your mind up
What you gonna do?
I’m crawling cross the floor
I can’t take it any more

Our love affair it started out
With promises we’d keep
It wasn’t long before I knew
That talk is always cheap

I’m getting thinking in my head
It’s time to walk away
I ain’t gonna be no boomerang
That comes back every day
Track Name: You Still Stand
Another day to feel alone
Can’t go back to an empty home
Angry voices ring in your ears
The pain is fresh through all the years

Bruised and battered you still stand
Knock you down you’ll rise again
Mountains move and lightning strikes
Heavens fall but you’ll make it right

After school the lesson’s hard
Eating dirt behind the yard
Nowhere to run nowhere to hide
Nothing left but damaged pride

Bruised and battered you still stand
Knock you down you’ll rise again
Mountains move and lightning strikes
Heavens fall but you’ll make it right

They hit low, you aim above
Take the hate, repay with love
When their push, comes to shove
Take the hate, repay with love

When a brother calls out for help
When a sister needs pickin’ up
You’ll be there with sympathy
And say the words to set them free

Bruised and battered you still stand
Knock you down you’ll rise again
If mountains move and lightning strikes
Heavens fall but you’ll make it right

They hit low, you aim above
Take the hate repay with love
When their push comes to shove
Take the hate repay with love

Bruised and battered you still stand
Knock you down you’ll rise again
Mountains move and lightning strikes
Heavens fall but you’ll make it right
Track Name: Nothing But Hope
I ain’t got much money
But I got plenty of dreams
Just give me a chance
To show you what I mean

I can see your heart
Is seeking love
You turn away
But I got good stuff

Nothing but hope
is what I got
C’mon baby
give me a shot
You and I
can make it right
Conquer darkness
and see the light

The world is mean
And times are hard
Sometimes it feels
Like a prison yard

But I look up
And see the sky
A sea of blue
That paints my eye

Nothing but hope
is what I got
C’mon baby
give me a shot
You and I
can make it right
Conquer darkness
and see the light

No body
should cry a lone
Nobody
should have to roam
Nobody
should be afraid
Nobody
Should feel betrayed
Track Name: That Ain't For Me
My education started
The day that I met you
You took me for a patsy
I didn’t have a clue

You knew that you were lookin good
And you got my attention
I thought I hit the jackpot
The colored lights were flashin

Fool me once and I’ll hand it to you
Fool me twice and I say we’re through

I got to put you down
Gotta set you free
Lyin and a cheatin
That ain’t for me
You think I am so blind
But baby I can see
What you’re calling love
That ain’t for me

It started like a dream with
My every wish fulfilled
Starry nights and satin sheets
And champagne that was chilled

I may be blind but I ain’t dumb
To stark reality
For you I was a steppingstone
To a ticket that was free

You said babe don't be a bore
All is fair in love and war

I got to put you down
Gotta set you free
Lyin and a cheatin
That ain’t for me
You think I am so blind
But baby I can see
What you’re calling love
That ain’t for me

It ain’t no use protesting
You can’t erase the pain
Caused by your endless lies
And your fingerpointing blame

So go and find another guy, a
Gullible young fool
A sucker who’ll give it up
And dive into your pool

I’d say I was a lucky guy
To be the one to say goodbye

I got to put you down
Gotta set you free
Lyin and a cheatin
That ain’t for me
You think I am so blind
But baby I can see
What you’re calling love
That ain’t for me
Track Name: Hey Mr. White
With an angry face at me you shout
the nation’s met its fate
Because I’m just like you my friend
I can give it to you straight

Once the world was black and white
And now its living color
To understand what’s going down
You don’t need to be a scholar

Hey Hey Mr. White
Dontcha be afraid
Change is a comin
And nothing stays the same

Hey Hey Mr. White
It’s gonna be all right
The world will keep on turning
And the sun will shine its light

I went to Ellis Island
And walked the empty halls
Saw the ghosts of immigrants
Hopeful one and all

I heard din of many tongues
Saw many upturned faces
All coming to a land of promise
From many different places

Hey Hey Mr. White
Dontcha be afraid
Change is a comin
And nothing stays the same

Hey Hey Mr. White
It’s gonna be all right
The world will keep on turning
And the sun will shine its light

Hey Mr. White
It’s gonna be all right
Hey Mr. White
It’s gonna be all right

Memory can be deceiving
And paint a rosy picture
Like a Norman Rockwell cover
Of a land of endless summer

It never was so simple
As we would like to think
Nobody’s hands are bloodless
From the same well we all drink

Hey Hey Mr. White
Dontcha be afraid
Change is a comin
And nothing stays the same

Hey Hey Mr. White
It’s gonna be all right
The world will keep on turning
And the sun will shine its light