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Published on February 25th, 2002 | by Gerry Galipault

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For your listening pleasure: Trik Turner

MEMBERS: David Bowers (vocals), Tracy Tre Thorstad (guitar), Sean Garden (drums), Doug Rid Moore (vocals), Steve Faulkner (bass), Danny Marquez a.k.a. DJ DBX (turntables).

HOMETOWN: Phoenix.

ALBUM: “Trik Turner” (RCA; release date: March 5).

THE SOUND: Rock-influenced hip-hop.

PRODUCER: Mudrock (Godsmack, Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000).

FIRST SINGLE: “Friends & Family.”

OTHER TRACKS: “Existence,” “Sacrifice,” “Father,” “New York Groove,” “Temptation,” “Not Like You,” “Black Sheep,” “Triks of the Trade,” “Ish,” “Let It Rip,” “Outro.”

WEB SITE: www.trikturner.com.

SOMETHING TO KNOW: “Friends & Family” is in the Top 10 on Billboard’s modern rock tracks chart, while “Trik Turner” peaked at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

SOMEBODY’S STANDING IN A CD STORE AND COMES ACROSS YOUR ALBUM. THEY’RE CURIOUS ABOUT BUYING IT; WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO CONVINCE THEM?:

Garden – “If you want something new and diverse, check it out.”

WHAT SONG DEFINES YOU?:

Garden – ” ‘Sacrifice.’ It is about doing whatever it takes to get to the next level as well as staying grounded.”

WHAT WAS YOUR MANIFESTO FOR THIS ALBUM?:

Garden – “To show fans what we’re about and to bring some positive music into the world!”

WHAT’S YOUR GUT FEELING ON HOW YOUR ALBUM’S GOING TO DO?:

Garden – “Hopefully, people will catch on and we will get the opportunity for a second release.”

YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL HERO?:

Garden – “The Roots, OutKast, At The Drive-In, Ani DiFranco, Tool, System of a Down, STP, Blackstar, Deftones, Strokes (to name a few).”

WHAT’S THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?:

Garden – “We would love to see everyone get along and for less animosity towards new music.”

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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