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Bread Forever
Fan site. Includes news, memorabillia, images, and links. [English and Japanese versions]
Randy's Rodeo: Bread
Commentary on James Griffin's considerable talent.
Entertainment Weekly | Guilty Pleasures: Bread
Columnist Ty Burr's confession that he is a sap for Bread.
'Puter Guy 1's David Gates and Bread Page
A fan site containing commentary, discography, and photos.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
David Gates' 1998 induction into the museum.
David Gates mp3s
Downloadable music, lyrics, photos, sheet music, and instructional videos.,David
Bread Artist Biography
Biography and discography for David Gates and Bread.
Richard De La Font Agency: David Gates
Profile, photos and booking information.
Bread Fans
Fan site includes news, photographs, memorabillia, albums, history, lyrics, past tours, fans, and articles.
Elektra Entertainment: Bread
Free audio clips, exclusive videos, interviews, chats, contests, and cybercasts.
Lubbock-Avalanche Journal | Gates Believes Bread's Music Timeless
Staff report Ben Wener's interview and article on David Gates and Bread.
Amazon offers Manna (Audio CD),23 August, 2006
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a really interesting effort, but ultimately uneven / 3
Bread broke through commercially in 1970 with the David Gates-penned classic "Make It With You" which was released as a single in March of that year. "Make It With You" then went on to appear on Bread's second album "On The Waters" which is quite a showcase as far as the David Gates-penned material is concerned, but unfortunately that is not the case for the material by James Griffin and his writing partner Robb Royer.

"Manna", Bread's 3rd album, was originally released in March of 1971. There's a heck of a lot going on stylistically here which gives the album sort of a tug-of-war feel, and although the results are ultimately uneven, it's still a really interesting effort. As far as the songwriting is concerned, the album is split down the middle, with 6 tunes written solely by Gates and the remaining 6 written by the Griffin/ Royer pairing.

On the whole, Gates is in pretty strong form here with his compositions. His weakest tune on the album by far is "He's A Good Lad"--it's got a lightweight McCartney-esque feel to it, but unfortunately it's annoyingly slight and dull, with toothless and excessively repetitive lyrics. The album-opening "Let Your Love Go" had been released as a single in late 1970 and peaked at #28--it's certainly catchy, but the attempt at a punchy and relatively hard-rocking sound sounds somewhat forced. "Come Again" is an extremely ambitious tune, starting off as a stately classical-inspired ballad, shifting into a jazzy nightclub feel, and containing a complexly melodic instrumental segment with piano and orchestration--it's quite intriguing, with impressive and effective melodicism, but unfortunately the song's melodrama takes away much of its impact. Gates does come up with three irresistible songs--there's the somewhat roots rock-flavored "She Was My Lady" in which he delivers an excellent echoing lead vocal and savvy lead guitar soloing; the breezy pop-rocker "What A Change" which has him soaring up to a blissful falsetto on the choruses; and of course, the immortal "If", a heart-wrenching, transcendant ballad of eternal devotion, fittingly enchanced by the 'underwater'-sounding electric guitar.

As for the Griffin/ Royer combo, they're showing signs of improvement over their "On The Waters" material, although Gates' production and arranging probably deserve a considerable amount of the credit for this, and the results still leave a lot to be desired. "Take Comfort" moves back and forth between a relatively hard-rocking section and a ballad section--the rockier part does have a catchy melody, but the song's 'meaningful' lyrics are lame-brained and obvious, and Griffin's typically overwrought vocals make them sound even worse. They go for edginess on the lustful, R&B-flavored "Be Kind To Me", but the tune sounds considerably like a throwaway, with lame lyrics and excess repetition of the title. They do come up with an engaging moody ballad with "I Say Again", a nice acoustic-based pop-rocker "Too Much Love", plus a couple other respectable tunes--the orchestrated ballad "Live In Your Love"; and the relatively revved-up album closer "Truckin'" which is typically overwrought but reasonably catchy.

In the end, "Manna" has its moments for sure, but it's frustratingly disjointed, with uneven songwriting. The 1995 CD release on Rhino does sweeten the pot with excellent, extensive liner notes and a typically valiant remastering effort--try to track it down for a reasonable price if you're a big-time Breadhead.

Song "Hold Tight"
Hold tight
I wanna dance with you this whole night
I hope the music never slows up
I hope this place don't never close up

Hold tight
'Cause you're the only one who feels right
Girl I know it's now or never
I wanna dance with you forever

So hold on tight - never let me go, baby
'Cause I can feel the rhythm of your love
And when you get yourself in motion
Girl it's tearin' my emotions right in two

Hold tight
And we will dance into the moonlight
All the stars they will surround us
We will be so glad we found us

So hold on tight - never let me go, baby
'Cause I can feel the rhythm of your love
And when you get yourself in motion
I get lovin' notions all for you - yes I do

Hold tight
And we will dance into the moonlight
I hope the music never slows up
I hope tomorrow never shows up

THE MYSTERY READER reviews: Bread on Arrival by Lou Jane Temple
The Mystery Reader – the latest reviews and news of current mystery novels. Book Review, The Bread Book
A book review by Rebecca Brown. The Bread Book: All About Bread and How to Make it, Carolyn Meyer, Trina Schart.'s Review of Caribbean Bread Box Restaurant and Bakery
I wanted a hard dough bread fresh out of the oven. Without knowing who I was and that I intended to do a review, Mrs. Lue told me to return in about an hour ...
Book Review: Breaking Bread, Nourishing Connections
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Whole Wheat Bread (Alibi)
As clichd as punk covers have gotten these days, you'd be hard pressed to find a better cover, punk or otherwise, than Whole Wheat Bread's rendition of Lil Jon's "I Don't Give a Fuck." The song even drew the King of Crunk's attention himself, which led to a collaboration on several tracks for an album due out this spring.
Harrison Goblin Band hosts Mardi Gras celebration (Harrison Daily Times)
Special to the Times The Harrison High School Jazz Band will perform at the 4th annual Mardi Gras Celebration, Let the Good Times Roll. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Harrison High School Commons area.
Celebrate Mardi Gras tonight in Crestwood (Louisville Courier-Journal)
If you can't make it to the real French Quarter in New Orleans this year, the Oldham County Arts Center has another option for you. The center is playing host to a Mardi Gras celebration tonight starting with a Cajun-style buffet at 6 p.m. at the center's French Quarter Caf. Food includes jambalaya, dirty rice and New Orleans bread pudding. At 7 p.m., the six-piece band Dixie Sizzle will ...
Cajun music for Mardi Gras at Cafe Zydeco (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Traditional Cajun music and Mardi Gras are an annual event at Caf Zydeco in Bozeman. The Bb LeBoeuf band once again plays their variety of music, bringing the flavor of south Louisiana to the frozen north.
The pairing of think-rap troupe Sol.illaquists of Sound and y?allternative band the Heathens at the Social last Friday seemed a stretch, despite them being two of the best acts in town. A cool idea, yes, but a long shot nonetheless.
AT THE CASINOS (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
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live music (El Paso Times)
1914 Lounge -- 115 Durango. 544-4191. Aceitunas Beer Garden -- 5200 Doniphan. Royal Mud, today and Saturday; cover varies. Mariachis, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays; cover varies. 581-3260 or
Spring arrives with a variety of activities (The Springfield News-Leader)
Stained Glass Theatre's production of "The Damascus Road" opens March 1 and continues through March 24 at 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; at 2:30 p.m. March 24. Tickets are $7 for adults; $4 for children. Call 581-9192. "The Importance of Being Earnest" opens at 8 p.m. at Drury University's Wilhoit Theatre, Central Street and Drury Lane.
Our choices (Tucson Citizen)
AUTHOR STEVEN FREEMAN: A discussion and book signing with the author of "Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?" When: 6:30-9 p.m. Where: Plumbers/Steamfitters Union Hall, 2475 E. Water St. Price: $10 suggested contribution Info: 326-3716
Mom achieves her goal (Mobridge Tribune)
Kelly Kemnitz's father, Denny Palmer, had it right when he often said, "Kelly's always wanted to be a mommy." "Because that has always been what I have wanted to do," she nods in agreement. "I've been a stay-at-home mom since we had our oldest son, Michael, and I love it.

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