Heaven Is A Ghost Town (Album)

by Nicki Tedesco

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nickitedesco The concept for this album is the caricature "Frantic Ginger" arrives in Heaven and NO ONE IS THERE! It's a ghost town and not only that, her shadow transforms into an ominous alter ego part of herself that is a monster. There is a dark side to all of us. This album explores ALL those things we all think and feel but desperately try to hide or pretend aren't happening, or flat out ignore. You WILL have to look in the mirror, but at least we can do it together! Favorite track: Broken.
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    Comes in a classic CD gatefold with lyrics and additional artwork by Brian P. Judy (from Delta-S). Cover by James Parris. Additional incredible guitar work and production by Alex Guadagnoli.

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I make up lies to fill the time, the lines inside my mind. Words aren't in black, they're white...they don't exist. Fake stories to my delight, just to fuel my plight. It isn't, it isn't right, but I fight to fight! I'm TRAPPED INSIDE! Trapped in the bondage of myself, that ego's in my way. Can't write a song awake, I'd suffocate. I just get in my own way, don't trust my waking mind. When I'm asleep, ok to actually CREATE. I'm TRAPPED INSIDE! My first thought isn't even right My first thought isn't EVER right. I'm TRAPPED INSIDE! I'm TRAPPED INSIDE! I'm TRAPPED INSIDE! I'm TRAPPED INSIDE!
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It's so pretty you've frozen up the city do you think so? You were a ghost in the sun, and I could see you there. So bright in my eye, but I could see you shinin shinin. I thought I'd arrived, we're finally so near. With no one else around, like Heaven is one messed up Ghost Town. It's so pretty you've frozen up the city do you think so? It's a Ghost Town. Tried to pretend it was real, like I could touch your hand. When I could smell your perfume and you'd listen to my funky music. We wrote 3 lovely songs but then forgot them all. I knew it's just a dream, I'll never get back tryin tryin. It's so pretty you've frozen up the city do you think so? I, I'll sneak into heaven with you one more night. It's so pretty you've frozen up the city do you think so?
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Taco Truck 02:35
Say you wanna meet me at the TACO TRUCK, you think I don't know you only got one buck? All the people wonder why I want you so much. But you belong with me and I can't be greedy. And I belong with you, but they think we're needy ...but I don't care! Say you wanna meet me at the TACO TRUCK, nobody should judge you that you got no bucks! Maybe every day we could not give a fuck. And live! not like they want, lonely and hopeless. Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless... We might be broke, no insurance, maybe be homeless, but we don't care! Me and you should open up a TACO TRUCK, downtown Honolulu we can find some luck. Keep your eyes on the prize and we don't give up. Cause you belong with me and after some thinking. I’m thinking, I’m thinking Wise man once said: "life is too short, you gotta be happy". So let's retire!
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Broken 03:07
Even though I know when I lie, I still pretend I’m victimized. This is how I survive the pain, it’s not ok. I know it’s BROKEN, and that it’s hopeless. And if I keep on doin what I’m doin to my heart’s content. I'll show you hopeless, you’ll know I’m BROKEN. And if I keep expecting something different, it don’t make no sense. It just feels good ignoring life and all the things I can’t depend. I’m in a bubble of pretend, I LOVE PRETEND! I know it’s BROKEN, and that it’s hopeless. And if I keep on doin what I’m doin to my heart’s content. I'll show you hopeless, you’ll know I’m BROKEN. And if I keep expecting something different, it don’t make no sense. Denial means: Don’t. Even. (K)now. I. Am. Lying! I love pretend, come let’s pretend!
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Enchanted 02:48
People fall into ruin, they forgot that golden rule. Will you scream or will you feel ENCHANTED? Sunlight phased the moon, Maestro. Will you scream or will you feel ENCHANTED? When you want more than them, and you're bitter till the end. Your heart screams, when will you feel enchanted? The ancients tried to share an everlasting goal to care. Your heart will sing; you'll finally be ENCHANTED. Lessons I should have learned at 5. Loving kindness. Truth without it is just brutality. Lessons of kindness and love. Loving kindness, truth without it is just brutality.
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In this 3rd album which came after a long struggle with depression, addiction and finding a spiritual aspect to life: Nicki delivers driving attitude filled songs with nostalgic sound, that speak to the pop punk genre traditions. Heavy duty riffage with post-punk sneer, expressive vocals, screams and beautiful harmonies, reminiscent of Elastica, Hole, The Breeders and L7. She sings about the familiar things we all feel, but don't want to admit or face in life.
This album travels from serious concepts to fun ones. On TRAPPED INSIDE (a riff heavy groove with vocal snarls and a bonus horror film scream): about how your own ego can paralyze you. The Title track HEAVEN IS A GHOST TOWN (a jumpy pop song with punk attitude) was inspired by a dream where Nicki snuck into Heaven, found her mother, and it turned out they were the only 2 people there! On EGOTISTICAL BOYS (a heavy Joan Jett, AC/DC sound with a punk edge): about the competition culture of men. On CROSS TO BEAR (a beautiful haunt groove that builds and gets in your face): about not being willing to truly help others in need. On TACO TRUCK (a pop punk pleaser that starts out with a blues slide guitar and pops you in the head with it's verses and chorus): about moving to Hawaii to open a taco truck even though you're broke and no one understands! On BROKEN (a pop 90s influenced Breeders reminiscent jam) about faking it on the outside but being broken on the inside. On ENCHANTED (post punk sing/screams and a dreamlike bridge): about how after thousands of years us humans still can't seem to learn simple concepts of kindness. On WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR (a dreamlike post punk almost shoegazer vibe): about an out of body experience at a funeral.

Take a ride with this album and enjoy the roller coaster of emotions that are as FRANTIC as Nicki Tedesco.

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released February 21, 2020

All songs written and recorded by Nicki Tedesco.
Additional guitar and production by Alex Guadagnoli.
Mixed and Mastered by Alex Guadagnoli.
Album art by Brian P. Judy.
Album cover by James Parris

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Nicki Tedesco Los Angeles, California

Nicki Tedesco delivers driving attitude filled songs with nostalgic sound, that speak to the pop punk genre traditions. Heavy duty riffage with post-punk sneer, expressive vocals, screams and beautiful harmonies, reminiscent of Elastica, Hole, The Breeders and L7. She mentors young female writers in L.A. as well as has 100's of BASS videos and BASS covers on her youTube channel. ... more

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