Toothbrush Machine Music

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2018
Story of Now! Records
Released 2018
Story of Now! Records
Uninhibited free-form jazz prog, performed with gusto and topped with the sonic delights of an actual electric toothbrush!
NOTES
I decided to test myself and see if I could create a completely improvised long-form musical piece. My determination was to sit down and genuinely capture and keep every note played and discover how it would turn out. What you'll hear on this record is the result of this exercise. There are no re-takes, no "fixes", no tricks.

The record takes its inspiration in part from Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music (1975) and Ornette Coleman's Free …
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Mush with Vegetable Pieces

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2017
Story of Now! Records
Released 2017
Story of Now! Records
An intriguing collision of jazz, prog, punk and novelty, all dressed up and ready to fly.
NOTES
If one were to mix the modal musings of the 1960's Miles Davis Quintet with the oddball orchestral ambitions of Frank Zappa, add a pinch of Theolonious Monk nursing a hangover, and then splash in a touch of Ramones, you might land here! Try something engagingly different and fresh today... Mush With Vegetable Pieces by Tom Hedrick. "Five stars! Well... at least four!" - Dr. Joan Breen

Winter Breaks

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2016
Released 2016
Power Pop, Prog, Jazz and Punk all mashed together for your enjoyment. Like Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and Robert Fripp forming a band!
NOTES
Is it power pop? Is it a prog album? Is it a jazz-rock-punk mashup suite? What about that song that seems like it would fit on The Beach Boys Pet Sounds? What's going on here? Winter Breaks is the 10th solo release by the Minneapolis indie recording artist Tom Hedrick, and it's a wonderfully mind-bending, sonically delightful experience.

"Every song on "Winter Breaks" is a jewel in a crowning achievement of greatness. As a whole …
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Yimmer

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2015
Story of Now! Records
Released 2015
Story of Now! Records
Melodic power pop-punk-rock that sounds like The Beatles Abbey Road, The Beach Boys Pet Sounds, Ramones and Velvet Underground all mashed together!
NOTES
Yimmer is the ninth solo release by Tom Hedrick, the noted and acclaimed power pop songsmith from Minneapolis, Minnesota. This fine album can best be described as equal parts Beatles, Brian Wilson, Ramones and The Velvet Underground, with a touch of Zappa, Miles Davis and Captain Beefheart thrown in for a bit of fun and unexpected U-Turns!

Most of the songs segue effortlessly into each other, creating an engaging journey through the entire record. In …
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Night Light

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2014
Story of Now! Records
Released 2014
Story of Now! Records
A potent mix of rock, punk, power pop, and avant-garde jazz stylings from this one-man band. Catchy, funny, touching and absolutely energetic songs!
NOTES
Night Light is the seventh full length solo album - and eighth solo release overall - by the versatile and endlessly inventive Tom Hedrick. This time out, Tom shares a more varied palette of sounds and styles without losing his emphasis on songs with strong melodic structures.

Songs like "Kate!", "Mardi & Her Jet Pack" and "Early Morning Man" are high energy, punkish songs that still manage a sing-a-long, hooky vibe that begs for repeat listens. …
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The Man in the Brown Suit

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2013
Story of Now! Records
Released 2013
Story of Now! Records
Gloriously ringing guitar power pop songs with plenty of delightful harmonies, in the tradition of acts like The Who, Big Star and The Jam.
NOTES
The Man In The Brown Suit is the seventh solo release from Minneapolis-based power popper Tom Hedrick. Known for his joyful and downright toe-tapping guitar rock songs, Tom brings the catchy choruses and driving rhythms to full throttle on this fine record.

Right from the mersey-beat opening of "Shock Of My Life", surprises and delights are to be found everywhere within this 14-song collection. Listen to the gorgeous, moody sweep of "Coffee And Cake" with …
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Pause for Cheese

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2012
Story of Now! Records
Released 2012
Story of Now! Records
Five foot stompin' rock songs about fast cars, tasty bacon, nasty breakups and hangovers in church!
NOTES
I'm all about turbo-charged power pop, good 'ol guitar rock and a sprinkling of bubblegum songs.

I grew up in the Buffalo, NY area and started my musical endeavors there. I've lived and performed in different parts of the U.S. including the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, AZ and now Minneapolis, MN.

While I don't stray too far from my '60's and '70's guitar rock roots, I nevertheless insist on being stubbornly …
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2 Laws in 1 Day

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2011
Story Of Now! Records
Released 2011
Story Of Now! Records
Catchy-catchy-catchy! 10 power pop-rock gems from oddball song spinner Tom Hedrick!
NOTES
Another power pop-rock gem from oddball song crafter Tom Hedrick! This is upbeat stuff, featuring meaty, beaty, big and bouncy tunes about beer breath, cut fingers, after school trysts and cheap champagne! 2 Laws In 1 Day is Tom's fifth CD.

Mahoopie!

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2010
Story Of Now! Records
Released 2010
Story Of Now! Records
A wonderfully eccentric soundtrack for a non-existent movie. This record will delight you with a mix of hard prog rock, light and dark synth orchestral pieces, post-bop jazz guitar rave-ups and oddball chants
NOTES
Mahoopie! is a soundtrack for a movie that begs to be made. Primarily instrumental, it tells the story of a hapless door-to-door office supply salesman who finds peace and happiness as the new care giver for a group of child-like goblins.

This is the fourth, and most adventurous album yet, by Tom Hedrick. The record swings wildly and unexpectedly from the hot guitar swing of the title track to the King Crimson-like thrash of "Conflict …
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Red Giant

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2009
Story of Now! Records
Released 2009
Story of Now! Records
Compelling, haunting songs of loss and hope, driven by great rock hooks, big guitars and first rate singing.
NOTES
Red Giant is the third solo album by Tom Hedrick, and it's an altogether more serious record than his previous releases. It nicely balances the tension between straight ahead rock and more thoughtful acoustic numbers, and the melodic potency for which Hedrick is known is always present. Standout songs include "Snowflake", as heart rending a rock song as anyone will ever write, and "Fire At The Lab", which is surely Hedrick's most ambitious composition and …
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Salads and Ballads

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2008
Freedom of Speech Records
Released 2008
Freedom of Speech Records
Really great songs. Guitar rock in the best '70's tradition.
NOTES
This is a great album.

Tom Hedrick (formerly of The Fitsners) returns with his second solo outing "Salads and Ballads". Whereas 2002's "As If" focused on humor, "Salads and Ballads" encompasses more varied lyrical themes from the somber "Sunday Dinner" to the wistful "A Picture of the World". Some humorous touches remain, particularly on "Save the Penny" and "Oh Dear, Pluto!".
Hedrick is joined on this record by Lori Shepard, a versatile Alto/Soprano who …
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As If

by Tom Hedrick

Released 2002
Freedom of Speech Records
Released 2002
Freedom of Speech Records
Guitar buzzin'/foot tappin' rock, with lots of harmonies 'n humor for people who ain't gonna cry in their cornflakes.
NOTES
"Tom Hedrick is f***king weird, but I like him. He's got a classic sense of pop craftmanship, a multi-instrumentalists palate and a whimsically twisted vocabulary...(It's) like the Beach Boys and a horny robot collaborating on a television soundtrack..." - Shredding Paper
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