Something for the Pain

Something for the Pain

by Redlight King


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Something for the Pain

Although he may be classified as a rap or hip-hop artist, Mark "Kaz" Kasperczk, operating under the name Redlight King, combines singing and rhythmic patter in a style not so much reminiscent of Kanye West as of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis or even '80s pop star Corey Hart of "Sunglasses at Night" fame. Kasperczk's own claim to fame so far is "Old Man," his recasting of fellow Canadian Neil Young's classic, which samples the Young record, but, in its rap, pays tribute to a different kind of "old man," Kasperczk's father. The artist comes across as far more experienced than might be expected of a performer on his debut record. What other first-time effort has a song called "Comeback"? But this is a weathered guy who is, as he notes in "Drivin to Kalifornia," still chased by the Devil, which in his case means substance abuse. In the folk ballad "When the Dust Settles Down," which closes the disc and recalls Shawn Mullins' "Lullaby," Kasperczk confesses to having committed all of the seven deadly sins, but the album serves notice that he has overcome his addictions and is grateful for another chance.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2011
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0050087236885
catalogNumber: 001327392
Rank: 50214

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Redlight King   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Julie Gigante   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
Victor Lawrence   Cello
David Low   Cello
Mark Robertson   Violin
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Wally Gagel   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Randy Cooke   Drums
Kaz   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Timothy Loo   Cello
Alyssa Park   Violin
Songa Lee   Violin
Xandy Barry   Guitar,Piano,Slide Guitar
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Sam Fischer   Violin
Julian Tomarin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer
Mark Robertson   String Contractor
Wally Gagel   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Kaz   Programming,Additional Production
Xandy Barry   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Thomas Salter   Composer
Tawgs   Programming
Adam Messinger   Composer,Producer
Rob Simonsen   String Arrangements
Chris Anthony   Art Direction
Will "the Butcher" Card   Tattoo Art

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