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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 in THE NOISE Music New England:
Tom Hauck has once again put together an almost completely solid collection. Opening track “Leap of Faith” hearkens back to the long-ago Atlantics track “Pop Shivers,” with a touch of The Stones’“Satanic Majesty’s Request” thrown in. “Loserville” has a similarly herky-jerky feel, with a hooky, telepathic and electrifying guitar line. “Cry Love” strikes me as the missing link between Deep Purple and The Clash, howsoever unlikely that might seem. “Better Day” evokes memories of The Turbines and Lyres, only abetted by the sharp bass work of Tony Goddess. “Hurricane” has another hook-rich bluesy guitar line. This is followed, appropriately, by a soundalike cover of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” with requisite sneering vocals. “Frankenstein” is an amusing heavy-duty metal rock novelty. “Bang Yer Head” is lyrically adroit, if musically minimalistic. “Everybody’s Gotta Go” is a folksy chantey; a raggedly cheery tune with a fatalistic message and some trippy, Pink Floyd-esque guitar. “Stand Up” is another Turbines-like anthem with epic guitar straight out of ’60s garage rock. Recommended. (Francis DiMenno)

Review in Babysue.com, June 2016:
Telamor - Telamor 3 (CD, Olex Music, Underground pop), Straight Shots (CD, Olex Music, Underground pop)
Telamor is the one man recording project created by Tom Hauck. (A few guest artists lend their help but this is mostly a one man show.) If you liked the sound of underground recording artists before digital recording made everything sound too sterile and generic, you might want consider checking out this guy's stuff. Hauck writes and records underground pop that's a far cry from what people are listening to in 2016. This isn't retro or vintage music, it's just...different. For the most part, this music just sounds like someone having a helluva time in their home recording studio. Although the sound here reminds us of different bands we've heard, it's kinda difficult coming up with any obvious comparisons. We always appreciate it when folks have the right motivation. And on these albums, Mr. Hauck most certain does. Our favorite cuts include "Leap of Faith," "Better Day," "We Got What It Takes," and "Sophisticated Lady."

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released May 5, 2015

Tom Hauck: all instruments, vocals except tracks 4, 6, 8, 10: Tony Goddess, bass.
Songs by Tom Hauck.
Produced by Tom Hauck and Warren Babson at Bang A Song, Gloucesre, MA USA. Mixed by Warren Babson. Additional recording by Jenn Morrison. Gibson Les Paul guitar courtesy Geoff Small.

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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: Loserville
I’ve been living where you don’t want to go
The people there are beaten down and so low
They’ve given up on everything that is good
I know I’m getting out of here like I should

I learned my lesson
I tried but I was missin’

I’m never going back
Back to Loserville
That melancholy place
Where you swallow bitter pills
I’m never going back never going back
Never going back to Loserville
I’m checking out of there forever
yeah I’ve had my fill

I tried my best to keep you satisfied
I only wanted you to be at my side
We walked into the club and heads would turn
Your old lovers giving us the burn

It was a sweet thing
But you gave me a fleecing

I’m never going back
Back to Loserville
That melancholy place
Where you swallow bitter pills
I’m never going back never going back
Never going back to Loserville
I’m checking out of there forever
yeah I’ve had my fill

Take me outta your phone book
Delete me from your file
Don’t give me another look
I don’t like your style

It was a sweet thing
But you gave me a fleecing

I’m never going back
Back to Loserville
That melancholy place
Where you swallow bitter pills
I’m never going back never going back
Never going back to Loserville
I’m checking out of there forever
yeah I’ve had my fill

copyright Thomas A. Hauck / Olex Music
Track Name: Cry Love
I know you’ve been down
Been kicked around
And called a clown

You’ve been cast aside
Lost your pride
Been told a lie

Cry love - I’ll be there
To light your darkness with my flame
Put you on your feet again
All you gotta do All you gotta do is call my name
Just call my name yeah yeah

You try to stand alone
And battle down
The sticks and stones
When you got no hope
You just can’t cope
Gotta grab a rope

Cry love - I’ll be there
To light your darkness with my flame
Put you on your feet again
All you gotta do All you gotta do is call my name
Just call my name yeah yeah

And I’ll be standing on the rock for you
Together we will see the
tempest through

You’ve seen too much pain
Too much misery
And shame
I’ll stay by your side
To wipe away
The tears you cried
Track Name: Hurricane
I woke up to see the stars
Swirling all around my head
Tried to stand but lost my grip
Fell right back into your bed

Our love is like a hurricane
Drench me in your tropic heat
Turn my world upside down
Lose my balance sweep me off my feet

I thought I was through with love
Holdin on was not for me
I took pride in being tough
Love ‘em leave ‘em as I pleased

Our love is like a hurricane
Drench me in your tropic heat
Turn my world upside down
Lose my balance sweep me off my feet

BREAK
I don’t miss
Yesterday
All those games
I used to play
I don’t miss
Yesterday
Cause it’s all
Blown a way

My old way of life was not
Half the fun it seemed to be
My mind was in a prison cell
The door blew off you set me free

Where we go I cannot tell
The future’s not for me to know
We will follow with the wind
Riding high to where it wants to go

I don’t miss
Yesterday
All those games
I used to play
I don’t miss
Yesterday
Cause it’s all
Blown away

Our love is like a hurricane
Drench in me in your tropic heat
Turn my world upside down
Lose my balance sweep me off my feet

copyright Thomas A. Hauck / Olex Music
Track Name: Frankenstein
got a pacemaker in my chest, a metal plate in my head
My teeth look real but they’re plastic bits, got a rod stuck in my leg

I’m Frankenstein - I got nobody to love me
Ragin and destroyin beneath the bloody moon
Running out of time, I’m howlin’ can’t you hear me
Hounds of hell they’re tracking me on the road to wrack and ruin

Stiff and sore I walk this land, watching for a bigger bang
My feet are armored piercing treads, from my head the wires hang
I got a laser guided eye, I’m rusty and I’m greasy
Just plug me into your circuit box, baby don’t you try to stop me


I’m Frankenstein - I got nobody to love me
Ragin and destroyin beneath the bloody moon
Running out of time, I’m howlin’ can’t you hear me
Hounds of hell they’re tracking me on the road to wrack and ruin

Hear me knockin at your door
See me breakin down your walls
Feel me breathin down your neck
Your blood runs cold when I call

I’m Frankenstein and I got nobody to love me
Ragin and destroyin beneath the bloody moon
Running out of time, I’m howlin’ can’t you hear me
Can’t you hear me cryin’
Can’t you hear me howlin’

Hear me knockin at your door
See me breakin down your walls
Feel me breathin down your neck
Your blood runs cold when I call

copyright Thomas A. Hauck / Olex Music
Track Name: Bang Yer Head
Bang your head, bust your brain
Open up your eyes
Bang your head, bust your brain
Don’t believe the lies

Like Picasso and Van Gogh who painted brave new worlds
Albert Einstein showed us how the universe was curled
The astronauts went into space where danger greeted them
Shakespeare opened up our minds with the power of his pen

Let’s cast away the shackles of a failed society
Break the bonds of failure and of mediocrity
Change our vision from the nineteen-fifties black and white
Crown our heads with color put a rainbow in our sight
Bang your head, bust your brain
Open up your eyes
Bang your head, bust your brain
Don’t believe the lies

Nothing comes without a risk of failure and defeat
We may crash and burn against the wall that we will meet
No/body rises up who treads along the worn-out path
You got to play the odds and use your brain just do the math

What worked for mom and dad I got no complaint about
They did their thing, so let it be, no need to throw it out
But I got something of my own that’s gonna blow your mind
I’ll bang yer head and bust yer brain and make your guts unwind

Bang your head, bust your brain
Open up your eyes
Bang your head, bust your brain
Don’t believe the lies

Explode your view into a million little pieces
Chew them spit them out into the universe

See the children in a row
Teacher knows not where to go
Will the world just pass you by
Never know the reason why


Take these shattered fragments
Make them something new
Make them something strange and wonderful and true

Educating to the test will never get you far
Imagination is the only way to raise the bar
Magic happens when you dare to go outside the lines
Don’t be no square I want to see your shattering designs

Bang your head
Yeah yeah yeah
Bust your brain
Yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: Stand Up
When you’re getting knocked around all over the place
And your back is up against the wall
When darkness beats you down into an early grave
Reach to me when you start to fall

Stand Up
Don’t you fall don’t give an inch
Hold your ground and
Show ‘em what you got
Stand up stand up

Laying down is never gonna work for you
You’ll be trampled to the ancient dust
Giving up is never gonna satisfy
And if you stick together then you’re gonna rust

Stand Up
Don’t you fall don’t give an inch
Hold your ground and
Show ‘em what you got
Stand up stand up

When the long knives circle round
And people cast you down
Friends become your enemy
C’mon and raise your head up one more time

Stand Up
Don’t you fall don’t give an inch
Hold your ground and
Show ‘em what you got
Stand up stand up

When the wolves are at your door
And hope is a painted whore
Nothing matters anymore
C’mon and raise your head up one more time

Stand Up
Don’t you fall don’t give an inch
Hold your ground and
Show ‘em what you got
Stand up stand up

Copyright 2015 Thomas A. Hauck / Olex Music