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Pinnick Gales Pridgen

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Pinnick Gales Pridgen is:
dUg Pinnick (King’s X)
Thomas Pridgen (ex-The Mars Volta)
Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill)

It’s often been said that three-piece bands are the most expressive and most balanced musical units known to the rock world. Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rush, The Police, Primus … These legendary acts struck upon the correct ratio of musicianship and progressive songwriting by exploring uncharted musical territories while highlighting the individual talents within their collective ranks.

Now Magna Carta Records unveils Pinnick Gales Pridgen a visionary power trio (emphasis on power) and a supergroup to boot, which is sure to take its rightful place in rock’s hallowed halls.

Composed of King’s X’s bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of the progressive metal band King’s X, southpaw blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales (Lauryn Hill, solo) and ambitious ambidextrous drummer and former Mars Volta member, Thomas Pridgen, PGP unites three versatile artists, who demand, as much as share, the musical spotlight.

On the band’s debut, each member of PGP infuses the material with his own set of musical influences, transforming his individual instrument into a lead instrument. The absolutely slamming musicianship frames the recognizable melodies of these songs and catapults the music into the realms of psychedelic blues, hard rock, and progressive soul/R&B.

“This record is three guys, with music in us, who said, ‘Let’s go for it,’” says Pinnick. “It was built upon raw energy.”

Produced by Magna Carta Records VP Mike Varney, PGP’s debut contains all the stinging bite and all-out sonic boom of King’s X, The Mars Volta and The Eric Gales Band. In addition, fans of artists as far ranging as Jimi Hendrix , Cream, Living Colour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tool, The Who, Stevie Wonder and Liquid Tension Experiment might find something meaningful in these meaty, extended tracks.

“I think the record has a combination of all of the good things about our playing,” says Pridgen.

“This is just colossal,” Gales concludes. “This is just some slammin’ [stuff]. When you put a project out like this, man, people will want to hear that [material] live. I know I would.”

If Gales’ evangelist-like rant is any indication, this record and this band are gonna be HUGE!


released February 12, 2013

Dug Pinnick- Bass and vocals
Eric Gales- Guitar and vocals
Thomas Pridgen- Drums

Produced By Mike Varney

1. Collateral Damage
2. Angels and Aliens
3. For Jasmine (Guitar Solo)
4. Hang On, Big Brother
5. Wishing Well
6. Hate Crime
7. Lascivious
8. Black Jeans
9. Sunshine Of Your Love
10. Been So High (The Only Place To Go Is Down)
11. Me And You
12. The Greatest Love
13. Frightening

Wishing Well; Black Jeans; Frightening; Me And You; Hate Crime written by dUg pinnick; Published by Groove You Music (ASCAP).
The Greatest Love; Oblivious written by Mike Varney and Eric Gales; Published by Varney Metal Music Co, (BMI) and Mayhem, Egset, Jasmine (BMI).

Been So High (The Only Place To Go Is Down); Aliens; Hang On Big Brother; Collateral Damage written by Mike Varney, Eric Gales, Thomas Pridgen and dUg pinnick; Published by Varney Metal Music Co, (BMI), Mayhem, Egset, Jasmine (BMI), Groove You Music (ASCAP) and Thomas Pridgen (BMI)

Guitar Solo based on Fur Elise; based on a theme by Beethoven; arranged and adapted as an original work by Eric Gales; Published by Mayhem, Egset, Jasmine (BMI).


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Pinnick Gales Pridgen Cotati, California

• dUg Pinnick - Bass and Vocals (King's X, KXM)
• Eric Gales - Guitar and Vocals (Lauryn Hill)
• Thomas Pridgen - Drums (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies)

dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales and Thomas Pridgen loved the experience of collaborating so much that they quickly headed back into the studio to record a second album of psychedelic blues, hard rock, and progressive soul/R&B together.
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