• Shine On

  • Shine On by Gar Francis

    Gar Francis sounds effortlessly vintage-cool as he captures again a time capsule for what garage rock-steeped genre music should sound like. “Shine On” is the new EP from songwriter/guitarist Gar Francis.  Gar indeed shines his musical talent through “clouds of pink majestic skies” as he uses lyrics like “look out world here she comes again”. Yes, music world “Shine On” is here and with all her psychedelic rock coolness.

    Produced by Kurt Reil and Gar Francis and recorded at the House Of Vibes. It's a consistently, undoubtedly a brilliant EP.  It is very noticeable that these five tracks are not only TV/film-synch ready, but a must have in your music collection.

  • Tracklist

    1. SHINE ON 4.01
    2. BACK IN 1985  3.20
    3. BLUES CADILLAC 4.23
    4. TRAGEDY 3.41
    5. I'M STILL ALIVE 2.51 

    Released: Feb 14th, 2012

  • SHINE ON in ASIA | September 2015

  • REVIEWS

  • Review - The Netherlands

    NYC garage rocker Gar Francis has released a new EP, Shine On. He is a veteran who is capable of teaching snotty kids how to get a psychedelic rock groove going. With a slightly hoarse voice he gets things going with the Bowie-esqe title track before delving into the melancholic mid-tempo Back In 1985, with a right-in-the pocket harmonica part as the icing on the cake.Blue Cadillac start out as a Fifties piano-thumper before bursting into a high energy rhythm & blues with a speeding guitar chasing the song into a frenzy. Tragedy is a breather about a serious subject (the homeless) with a twelve string bit that has a glimmer of Norwegian Wood I'm Still Alive, sings Francis in the final track. For lovers of garage rock, old and new, that's excellent news indeed. - There Comes The Flood Hans Werksman - The Netherlands

  • Review -Sweden

    “Shine On” - the title track - what a haunting anthem. I swear I hear the Byrds in here - or maybe a Psychedelic British Invasion band. In any case, it sounds great. I really like songs that flow and groove. His vocals blend well with the music.“Back in 1985” . It has a Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros vibe that I like. The music is melodic and features a nice harmonica."Tragedy" - the best song on the EP, in my opinion. I hear the Beatles in this track, then that killer guitar kicks in and I think "hmmmm that guitar is just too raunchy and guttural to be Beatles - I like it." After the bit of raunch, the melodic chorus comes back around and once again I find myself thinking of something like Norwegian Wood. I find myself listening to this track over and over.  John The Grouch - Sweden 5 out of 5 Starshttp://grouchygaijin.com/by-artist-menu-link/178-gar-francis-category/439-shine-on-review

  • Review - The Rock n' Roll Magazine

    "Tragedy" a basic slice of the Everly Brothers' Since You Broke My Heart (Cadence 1376) that constitutes -Michael McDowell Blitz Magazine Since 1975 The Rock And Roll Magazine For Thinking People- Michigan

     

     

  • Review - Here Comes The Flood

    With all this, Gar still finds time for his first passion, writing songs.  SHINE ON REVIEWS NYC garage rocker Gar Francis has released a new EP, Shine On. He is a veteran who is capable of teaching snotty kids how to get a psychedelic rock groove going. With a slightly hoarse voice he gets things going with the Bowie-esqe title track before delving into the melancholic mid-tempo Back In 1985, with a right-in-the pocket harmonica part as the icing on the cake.Blue Cadillac start out as a Fifties piano-thumper before bursting into a high energy rhythm & blues with a speeding guitar chasing the song into a frenzy. Tragedy is a breather about a serious subject (the homeless) with a twelve string bit that has a glimmer of Norwegian Wood I'm Still Alive, sings Francis in the final track. For lovers of garage rock, old and new, that's excellent news indeed. - There Comes The Flood Hans Werksman - The Netherlands

  • VIDEOS

  • SHINE ON -The EP Promo Garage Rock by Gar Francis

  • Gar Francis - Back in 1985 - Shine On EP

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