Robert Russell Music!

New Music from Robert Russell!

It is finally available! You can download my 8 song record "True", and lots of really fun covers like my version of the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon theme!

The Album True is available here:
iTunes - YouTube - Spotify - SoundCloud

Songs and Lyrics:

Low

Low 
Robert Russell
3/4/2018 

You might be a country gentlemen. you might be a Tennessee Rose 
But if you make it out my way. You just might find your action low.
My tone is clear and bright. My heart is keeping time and I want to give them all a show. ..and So before we get much further there’s something you need to know. 

Turn on the lights. and crank the sound. I feel all right. And I’m ready to throw down ‘cause You can feel it in your fingers when it all begins to flow. 
I like it low. 

I like that reverberation, I got the TV Jones. I use the bridges I can roll. and When it comes to action, I like it low. Yeah! 

Turn on the lights. and crank the sound. I feel all right and I’m 
ready to throw down and You can feel it in your fingers when it all begins to flow. I like it low down baby. c’mon lets rock and roll. 

Turn on the lights. and crank the sound. I feel all right. And I’m 
ready to throw down and, You can feel it in your fingers when it all begins to flow. I like it low. Yeah! 

Turn on the lights. and baby crank the sound. I feel all right. Tonight and I’m ready to throw down and, You can feel it in your fingers when it all begins to flow. I like that, low action set up. If you’re ask’n now you know. 

My tone is clear and bright. My heart is keeping time and I feel all right, And I think that I just might take on the world tonight, and when it comes to action Now you know, I like it low.

True

True 
Robert Russell
7/6/2018 

Well good heavens. I walked up to the line. n’ I stare a thousand yards, and I don’t blink my eyes, but you’re the falling branch, that starts an avalanche. so many souls, lost in the slide. I see you, I listen, I know, There’s something you aint say’n. It could be, It should be, You hope I never go away. 

 You might be think’n about say’n three words aloud. All these thoughts in my head spinning round and around, I know what I want, and I want it from you, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. 

You see me, You listen, You know, There’s something I aint say’n. It could be, It should be, I hope, You never go away. 

I might be think’n about say’n three words aloud. All these thoughts in my head spinning round and around. I know what I want, and I want it from you, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. 

You might be think’n about say’n three words aloud. All these thoughts in my head spinning round and around. I know what I want, and I want it from you, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. 

and If I say it first, and I think maybe I might, well, I aint perfect Darling, but I will make you my life. And if you feel the same, and you’re the first to say. well you better love me, till we are old grey. 

Yeah, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. Don’t say it if it isn’t true. I’ll give you my heart if that’s what you want me to do, but, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. 

Yeah, Don’t say it if it isn’t true. Don’t say it if it isn’t true. Well Don’t you say it, know’n it’s just not, True.

Vintage Rock And Roll Girl

Vintage Rock And Roll Girl
Robert Russell. 
2007 – 2018 update

She’s one part June Clever, She’s one part Gasoline. I fell in love in a minute or so, And you know she’s the only one for me. Vintage dresses and high heel shoes, she’s the prettiest girl in the world. Her love is true… Vintage rock and roll girl 

Don’t get me wrong man, it’s more than a style and She’s a real sharp woman with a sunshine smile. She can swing it and she know what to do and she got a way of make’n all the old things new 

Oh, Pretty baby if you’ll be my girl I’ll be the happiest boy in the world. My love is true Vintage rock and roll girl. In a vintage dress with the high heel shoes she’s the prettiest girl in the world. Her love is true… Vintage rock and roll girl 

Yeah! She’s one part June Clever, She’s one part Gasoline. I fell in love in a minute or so.. And you know she’s the only one for me. Vintage dresses and high heel shoes she’s the prettiest girl in the world. Her love is true, Vintage rock and roll girl 

oh, Pretty baby if you’ll be my girl I’ll be the happiest boy in the world. My love is true… I wanna spend my time with you. Yeah you’re so cool, 
Vintage rock and roll girl

Meant To Be

Meant To Be 
Robert Russell
7/21/2018 

It’s all around you, unimaginable gravity, and I see chain reactions, explode over and over, You’ll cut the blackest sky,  When you go super nova.
Burning so bright, maybe you don’t see it. You’re the real thing, and I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be. 

The beat of your heart, Each time is a disaster, Pulling in everything.  …swirling and crushing faster and faster, and faster and faster and faster, till at last this’ll blast into light. Burning so bright, maybe you don’t see it. You’re the real thing, and I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a star ,

And I wonder… Will it be the same? I’ll say I knew you before they saw you shine just like a star. I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be, And twinkle twinkle little star, When no one understands  the way you are and you’re feeling low, Remember you were meant to be.  

Oh you should never doubt it, No never, And don’t you dare back down, Not ever. You’re the kind that gets remembered, forever. Show ‘em all just who you are. Remember you were meant to be a star 

I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a star. I know you were meant to be a, I know you were meant to be a, I know you were meant to be a star .     

Shake

Shake 
Robert Russell
6/24/2018 

Well, All heads turn  when she walk the room, and even all the girls say god damn she’s cool. Dance’n and a sing’n,  to to the band all night. Strut like a cat, and she looks so right, and I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. 
Well, When she smiles, she shines so bright. Her eyes are like a sea at night. Oh when she talks to me I almost die. And all my words they won’t come out right. I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. 

Yeah Shake! – well Shake! Oh yeah - She makes shake, and, I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. 

That girl she looks like heaven. There’s oceans in her eyes. Her voice just knocks me dead and I wanna make her mine. Gotta pull myself together, Find the right words to say. I wonder if she knows how, she makes me shake. 
 
Shake! - Shake! whoa yeah - She makes shake! and, I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. 

Well all heads turn  when she walk the room, and Even all the girls say god damn she’s cool. Dance’n and a swing’n to the band all night. Strut like a cat, and she looks so right. I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. 
Well, when she smiles, she shines so bright. Her eyes are like the sea at night. when she talks to me I almost die. and all of my words they wont come right. 
I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me shake. I wanna ask her out for date, but she makes me ,
Shake!

You are A Scream

You Are a Scream 
Robert Russell
7/4/2018 

Well I love the way, You never fall in line. You know just what makes me laugh and you get me every time and it all falls away. …and I just let go. You ‘re like a favorite movie  with real cool rock and roll music and I want you around me. You brighten everything and I want you next to me, ‘cause You are a scream. You are a scream. Oh yeah, I like the way you always sparkle and shine. So come on over baby, you’re a hell of time and I hope that you can see. You’re everything to me… You are a scream. 

and when I’m torn at the seams, You always know, just what to say and do to 
change the way the wind is blow’n and I want you around me. You brighten everything and I want you next to me, ‘cause… You are a scream. You are a scream. Whoa yeah, I like the way you always sparkle and shine. So come on over baby, you’re a hell of time and I hope that you can see. You’re everything to me… You are a scream! 

You are a rollercoaster. You make me want to sing. You are the cat’s meow. You are my favorite thing. So open up the curtains and let the sun shine in. You brighten everything and I want you next to me. I hope that you can see. You’re everything to me… You are a scream. You are a scream. You brighten everything and I want you next to me, cause you are a scream. You are a scream. and I hope that you can see, You’re everything to me.. You are a scream.

Baby Bye Bye

Baby Bye Bye 
Robert Russell
12/03/2017 

Bye bye my baby
I’ve been through hell and back and I lost track and started burning. Got a feeling like I’m losing my mind And my heart a tell’n me this is the end of the line.
Bye Bye My Baby. Ain’t say’n you aint pretty. Can’t say I didn’t try. Well, Bye Bye My Baby.
I’ve felt true love before, And we aint even friends. There’s no good reasons why, There’s no truth in your eyes. I’ve seen your show before, I know just how it ends. You aint gonna see me cry. Bye bye, bbb-baby bye bye. 

 Well, You painted my world black and that’s fact and Now my eyes are open. Should’a known better than to stay this long. I’m out the door and I’m singing this song
Bye Bye my Baby. I’m walk’n out the door. Won’t see you anymore. Bye Bye My Baby. 

I’ve felt true love before. And we aint even friends. There’s no good reasons why There’s no truth in your eyes I’ve seen your show before. and I know just how it ends. You aint gonna see me cry. Bye bye, bbb-baby bye bye. 

Bye bye baby, Bye bye baby, Bye bye baby, Bye bye baby! 
Bye bye baby, Bye bye baby, Bye bye baby, Bye! Bye! (bbbbbbbbbbb) 

I’ve felt true love before. And we aint even friends. There’s no good reasons why, There’s no truth in your eyes. I’ve seen your show before. I know just how it ends. You aint gonna see me cry. Bye bye, bbbbbbb-baby bye bye. Oh Yeah.

Dead To Me

Dead To Me 
Robert Russell 
6/21/2018

Always in such a hurry , to be unkind. You break the ones you love, yeah, you do it every time.. I’m not how you want and that’s just fine. ‘cause you don’t need to know me, and be disappointed all of the time. 

Oh yeah,  you’re damn sure of things that just aint true, well, Your fight for faith has made you mean. Whoa yeah, you’re so damn cruel, and think that you’re so good, well, You’ve always had two faces, but never could quite see. Its gone on way too long, you’re dead to me. 

From now on I won’t hear you. Request denied. Enjoy your propaganda. hope your wall gets built real high. Blame it all on me and that’s just fine. Stay sure that you’re so smart, and the problem is all mine. 

Oh yeah,  you’re damn sure of things that just aint true , well, Your fight for faith has made you mean. Hell yeah, you’re so damn cruel, and you think that you’re so good, well, You’ve always had two faces, but never could quite see. and Its gone on way to long, you’re dead to me. 

Whoa yeah, you’re so damn sure of things that just aint true, well, Your fight for faith has made you mean. Hell yeah, you’re so damn cruel, and think that you’re so good, well, You’ve always had two faces, but never could quite see. 

Oh yeah,  you’re damn sure of things that have been disproven, And I’ve got faith that you’ll stay mean. Hell yeah, you’re so damn cruel, and you think you’re so dammed good, well, I’m already gone...
You’re dead to me.

My All time Favorite band is the Cure. 
For me they have outlasted every trend and remained new.  
I did a swing'n cover of one of the best songs ever made... 
I consolidated the keyboard parts to just guitar, and gave it a very danceable drum part. I hope you like it. 
Link to my version of Fascination Street - Or click on the pictures to the right.

My cover of "Ethyl My Love" by the Muffs!
Kim Shattuck is one of my all time favorite Rock & Roll singers. (And song writers)
I can't sing like her... in fact, no one can sing like her, but I hope you like my version of one of their coolest songs.

For about three years when I was teenager, I listened to a lot of metal. Some of it was better than others... I always loved the way Anthrax, (Considered Thrash Metal at the time) had their own way of doing things.... and they brought comic books, political commentary, and comedy together in a time when that was not common at all. This is my cover of "Antisocial" by Anthrax.  It's fun... trust me.
...it was a cover for them too, originally, by a French band called Trust in 1980.

My cover of "Salt Point"
2005 by "Buddy" Humberston
This was the first of my experimental covers to mix genres and challenge myself as a guitar player, singer, and song writer.. Buddy is one of my favorite song writers. I listen to lots of different music, but when I play... I just want to play Rockabilly or swing style songs.... so I'm searching for a sound that features what I like to hear and what I like to do. Tricky. Wish me luck. :)

After visiting the UK, and getting to go into cavern club in Liverpool, I decided to learn a Beatles song. I chose Blackbird and it is a tricky little song to play! When I got back home, I covered it with a swing drumbeat and some wilder guitar parts... after all, The Beatles loved rockabilly and Jazz. 
As always... I hope you like it. 
Here is a link to my version of Blackbird by the Beatles.

My Cover of We want The Airwaves by the Ramones
This is probably one the best Rock and Roll songs ever written, and I have covered it with a swing'n rockabilly influence. Crank it up and rock out. I hope you like it! 

 

Spider-Man, (Cartoon Theme - 1967 RCA)
by Paul Francis Webster and Robert "Bob" Harris.

Recorded by Robert Russell in 2019
with a swing'n rockabilly style!

Lyrics:
Spider-man, Spider-man. Does whatever a spider can 
Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies
Look out! Here comes the Spider-man. 

(Well) Is he strong? (Now) Listen, Bud! He's got (The) radioactive blood. 
Can he swing now from a thread? Take a look (right/Honey) over (your) head. 
Hey there, there goes the Spider-man! 

In the chill of night, At the scene of the crime,
Like a streak of light, He arrives just in time 

Spider-man, Spider-man. Friendly neighborhood Spider-man 
Wealth and fame, he ignores. Action is his reward 
To him, life is a great big bang-up. Wherever there's a hang-up 
You'll find the Spider-man! Swing!

This is my cover of the Siouxsie and the Banshees song, "Are You Still Dying Darling"
It was a rare B-side of Killing Jar in 1988, but appeared just a few years ago in a box set. It's a dark song with a great sense of humor. Siouxsie Siuox rules, and I hope I make her proud with my little version of it. (If she ever hears it) ...She is the queen of cool. Special thanks to the super cool Cello player Emily Elkin, who came into the studio and played that beautiful part. The cello really made things sound much heavier and cinematic. 

 ...This is not really a video, as much as it just the cover art with a bunch of fun or even silly effects over the top of it... but it's better than just a still image. :)