Grandaddy Youth (The Singles Mix)
Grandaddy Youth is five guys, including a father and son, two old friends, two young friends, another friend who is old, but acts young, five good friends in all ! Grandaddy Youth was formed in January of 2001 when son asked father to join him and his band for a benefit performance in Ojai, California. Steve & Taylor Fulton, the aforementioned father and son, are Bass and Drums respectively (Steve also sings). John DeYoung (Guitar, Bass & Lead Vocals) and Steve played music around the area of Ventura, California for many years beginning in 1974, including several years with The Pleasure Dots, thus the "old" friends. Young friends Taylor & Eric Urbano (Lead & Rhythm Guitar) have known each other since they were little kids, and neighbors. Our hybrid member, Andrew Diaz Jr. (Percussion & comedy, old & young), worked with John for several years before joining Grandaddy Youth. Early performances include the Surf Rodeo, actually performed on Pierpont Beach in Ventura, and a concert at Victoria Hall, opening for Jack Johnson in Santa Barbara, California. In addition, repeated performances have included Nicholby's Night Club, the now non-existent Bubba's Lounge, both in Ventura, and the SLO Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, California (really good beer!). Just for the sake of information, the name of the band was created by the young people when Steve insisted that the boys make up a band name, and suggested they come up with something funny. Needless to say, Steve, who is not a granddaddy, did not find this amusing (at the time he was the only old guy in the band). The cool thing about this collection of people, and songs, is the numerous influences that have affected all of us. When we are asked what style of music do we play, we are hard pressed to call it any kind of style at all, other than our own. We have all been lucky enough to appreciate so many different types of music that we can't help but play them all Band Members: Steve Fulton: Lead Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard Taylor Fulton: Drums, Keyboard, Background Vocals, Mixing & Mastering Eric Urbano: Lead & Rhythm Guitar Andrew Diaz Jr.: Percussion John DeYoung: Lead Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Bass Acknowledgements: Bryon Dean: Assembly & Maintenance of our recording computers - Thanks for saving our asses - numerous times! He can be reached at ... but be careful, he's ours! James Barnard: Awesome Poster Art from day one. Jeff Cowan: Final Mixing & Mastering - I have known you since you were 19. Man!, You do your job well (Steve). Thanks, Again!!! Amanda Peacock: All photos. Amanda, I think we owe you some money because I believe you did all that work for free - Thanks again for all your help. Tracy Longo: Guitar & bass setup, and complex expert repairs. Has turned an average instrument into a Magic instrument time after time! This guy knows what he's doing - Thanks for all those years. You can find Tracy at guitartechcorner.com DJ PJ, Disc Jockey, Pete Sanger: Equipment, equipment, more equipment & moral support. Pete, thanks for not only helping us out, but also for hooking up all the folks we send in your direction. If you need any kind of music gear, and want to talk to "The Man", then call PJ at Guitar Center, Oxnard, CA, 805-278-2600. Mention that you got his name from members of Grandaddy Youth. One of two things will happen, he will be really nice to you, or, you will pay TRIPLE! In addition, thanks go out to the numerous people who have over the years supported all of us (both young, and young at heart) starting with our family members, our friends, and all of those of you who have impacted our lives in one way, and another. Song Lyrics: BECAUSE OF YOU You bring out the child in me The call of the wild in me Look what you've done to me It's time for the world to see I get wrapped up in my world And it's easy for me to forget You stand there by the wayside There you stand and wait, By the wayside Because of you, there's a fire in my soul In my soul, because of you Because of you, there's a glimmer in my eye In my eye, because of you Because of you, there's a beat within my heart In my heart, because of you You bring out the child in me The call of the wild in me Look what you've done to me It's time for the world to see I remember that magic night You were there just like a dream You shook me on the inside There you changed my life On the inside, you changed my life Because of you, there's a fire in my soul In my soul, because of you Because of you, there's a glimmer in my eye In my eye, because of you Because of you, there's a beat within my heart In my heart, because of you Because Of You ! Copyright 2006 Steve Fulton MR. CONTROL Mr. Control, I don't have to worry Mr. Control, I'm in no hurry Mr. Control, I like what I'm feeling Mr. Control, I'm touching the ceiling Mr. Control, Rockin' the boat Mr. Control, Skippin' the rope Mr. Control, I like what I'm feeling Mr. Control, I'm touching the ceiling Copyright 2006 Tom Letvinchuck, John DeYoung, Steve Fulton, Tim Eckelberry THE COST You wanna get something for free Anything from A to Z It's gonna cost you in the end It's gonna cost you in the end Take a shot in the dark Make a pass, make your mark It's gonna cost you in the end It's gonna cost you in the end Copyright 2006 Tom Letvinchuck, John DeYoung, Steve Fulton, Tim Eckelberry GOIN' TO THE TOP I'm goin' to the top, to the top of the hill I'm goin' to the top, to the top of the hill I'm on my way, well, come along if you will The trail is sometimes strewn with debris, The path often steep, and the end you can't see, It tires the legs and the feet may ache, And we may wonder why we came this way, And then we reach the meadow with the lake shimmering blue, In the shade of the tree, our hearts beating true, Was it worth the climb, was it worth the pain, Will we wonder how we could ever complain So we're goin' to the top, to the top of the hill Goin' to the top, to the top of the hill We're on our way, well, come along if you will When the mind races wild in panic and fear The sun goin' down and the night drawin' near And the cold settles in and I tremble and shake And I wonder why I was dealt this fate So I build a fire and begin to warm The clouds start to break from the lingering storm And then I smile, because I know Only I decide where my mind will go So I'm goin' to the top, to the top of the hill I'm goin' to the top, to the top of the hill I'm on my way, well, come along if you will Come along if you will, come along if you will You know I'm goin' to the top of the hill Where I can see more clearly Copyright 2006 John DeYoung, Chris Smith, Andrew Diaz, Jr. INFLUENCES: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Carlton Barrett, Santa Davis, Stuart Copeland, Mitch Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Sting, Beatles, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Eagles, Santana, James Taylor, Paul Simon, The Mamas & The Papas, Average White Band, Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Harry Belafonte, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, All of Motown, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmerie, Fania All Stars, Jason Reeves, Colbie Caillat.