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As the Rain Beat Down on Our Town

by Joe Normal

Released 2016
Rankoutsider Records
Released 2016
Rankoutsider Records
Authentic Underground Folk-Pop Songwriter from New Jersey who rocks it!
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A tribute to anyone who ever dreamed of making it big and escaping the grasps of the working class small town. This is an autobiographical work by Joe Normal, who grew up in port town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in the shadows of the factories and oil refineries, with aspirations to reach the heights of rock stardom as other Jersey natives before him like Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon.

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Who's Watching the Skies

by Joe Normal

Released 2015
Rankoutsider Records
Released 2015
Rankoutsider Records
LOOK UP! Joe takes on the issue of GEOENGINEERING / WEATHER MODIFICATION / AEROSOL DISPERSALS! Channeling Neil Young & Pete Townshend he reminds us of our right to blue skies, and that no consent has been given otherwise - Rankoutsider Rec's
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"LOOK UP!" ...this is the FIRST real protest anthem about CHEMTRAILS / Weather Modification / Aerosol Dispersals / and the Secrecy that we've seen by any artist out there!

So, where are today's Neil Youngs, Joe Strummers, Pete Townshends and Phil Ochs hiding when it comes to confronting issues such as CHEMTRAILS, WEATHER MODIFICATION, AEROSOL DISPERSALS, GMO's??? I'll tell you where... either the media has them totally oblivious and distracted from what's going on, or they're just chicken-shit... …
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Crude Folk

by Joe Normal

Released 2015
Rankoutsider Records
Released 2015
Rankoutsider Records
Top-notch Folk-Pop songs n melodies + Lo-Fi indie sound that defies industry standards. An Artist with a credible track record, Joe says with a devious half-smile, "these songs were hastily slapped together with tape, glue, and house paint" like it oughta
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM:

My Fellow Normal People Everywhere,

With no intention or awareness that I was working on a new record, I began the process of purely documenting a bunch of new songs, quite crudely and undoubtedly rough around the edges, basically just to get this shit out of my head and down here for others to hear, react or relate to.

On most of the tracks I started out with a single mediocre microphone …
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2013
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Pink Butterfly

by Joe Normal

Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Melodic dream-pop love song for and about a sweet little PINK HAIRED anime chick. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground meets Smiths, Morrissey and The Cars.
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Melodic dream-pop love song for and about a sweet little PINK HAIRED robot anime chick. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground meets Smiths and Morrissey. JOE NORMAL flavors this track with "Heroes" era Mick Ronson-style E-bow, and dreamy chord changes.

Bitten by a pink butterfly,
My sweet lady luck
I thought had run dry.

Never heard a sound as pretty as her voice,
Never thought I’d be the one
Who’d be her first …
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The Hutch Years... Volume I

by Joe Normal

Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Lo-Fi indie folk-pop, the press compared this to Beck, The Beatles, John Lennon, Badfinger. The strength here is in the songwriting and charming lo-fi production.
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A winning debut CD appeals with some raw Lennon -isms, Westerberg -like swagger, Lo-Fi BECK -meets- Syd Barrett tones, and Badfinger -esque songwriting. A charming artist, (and a real nice guy.)

The first 5 songs were released between 1999 - 2000 as an EP simply entitled HUTCH, Joe Normal's first solo release after a 6 year run with sibling based trio, The Hutchinsons. The EP's original liner notes appear on the inside cover. (Please refer to back cover for …
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The Hutch Years... Volume II

by Joe Normal

Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
A steady-selling underground power pop CD that touches the same nerves as Cheap Trick, The Smithereens, Big Star, and The Who. Give this one a couple listens to grow on ya. It'll never leave the stereo.
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AMAZON REVIEW:
4.0 out of 5 stars "WAIT FOR IT TO CLICK PEOPLE!"...4.5 stars!!!
By S. R.
Format:Audio CD
Just found this effort a couple months back. after one or two listens I thought it had potential, but not very much. A few songs and hooks stood out but the songs didn't seem memorable. Then after about the fourth play ( over two weeks) it suddenly clicked. Melodies that seemingly weren't there appeared and they were good.....…
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The Hutch Years... Volume III

by Joe Normal

Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
A simple acoustic masterpiece that grabs the listener in a way not unlike listening to the "Scoop" demo series from Pete Townshend, for those familiar with these pieces of works. Pure Folk-Pop, raw, unpolished and unpretentious. Westerberg meets Gallagher
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REVIEW: Not Lame Recordings...
Really an simple acoustic masterpiece that will grab the listener in a way not unlike listening to the "Scoop" demo series from Pete Townshend for those familiar with these pieces of works. Pure Folk-Pop, raw, unpolished and unpretentious. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Chris Bell, Paul Westerberg, Karl Wallinger, and Donovan come to mind, but JOE NORMAL (HUTCH) may have the songwriting goods to stand up to his influences. Please take a …
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The Hutch Years... Volume IV

by Joe Normal

Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2014
The Hutchinson Library
As graduates of the original Silverlake underground pop scene, HUTCH (JOE NORMAL) mined classic 60's & 70's Rock to create "retro-forward" soundscapes that draw the listener in, but quality songwriting and choice cover tunes keep you coming back.
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HOLLYLAKE & SILVERWOOD

I was either living in Hollywood and/or recording at the Silverlake studio my brother and I shared at the time when most of these tracks were written, and these recordings were made.

The Remo Music Studio is situated in a run-down Los Angeles barrio near Eagle Rock in Silverlake. If not for the battered, vintage neon sign that remains above the doorway of this old-time music storefront, the locals would seriously think …
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Valentine

by Joe Normal

Released 2013
The Hutchinson Library
Released 2013
The Hutchinson Library
JOE NORMAL, aka HUTCH croons memorable melodies across a Lennon-esque landscape that drips lazy rockabilly guitar riffs and sugary rhymes, guaranteed to win the heart of that special Valentine. Slow dancing n making-out under moons and stars allowed!
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JOE blends classic rockabilly guitar style and sounds, upright bass and solid singer/song-craft to create a style and vibe that is both reminiscent and fresh simultaneously. Fans of Paul Westerberg, John Lennon, Lyle Lovett, Rob Thomas, Rufus Wainwright, Neil Young, John Mayer, and Bruce Springsteen will be glad they discovered this indie artist. An honest and regular guy (most of the time!) sharing his experience down here with the average folk through song and …
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