Hit the ground running


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    there are only a very few of these left mi amigo!! The Johnny Casino original hypnotic sea shanty organ drenched ¨hit the ground running¨ backed with thee Dancefloor stomp cover of Bob Seger ¨heavy music¨ get one while ya can , or get some!!

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Recorded after the band got home from a 27 shows in 30 days tour of Europe , the Johnny Casino original 'Hit the ground running' sounds like a amped up ,soulful organ drenched Sea Shanty and is backed with a cover of Bob Seger's first single with the Last herd, the classic r'n'b stomp 'Heavy Music'. As we say when ya roll the dice with JC you always come up aces.


released March 1, 2010

7¨single Hit the ground running b/w a cover of the great song by Bob Seger Heavy Music

Recorded and mixed by Mike Burnham at Tardis Studios Sydney Australia
Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering Sydney Australia

Johnny Casino - Guitar, Bass and Vocals
Cris Wilson - Drums
Michael Evans - Bass
James Saunders - Guitar
Jeremy Craib - Keyboards
Mike Burnham - Percussion



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Johnny Casino, anywhere, anytime. This man has one musical fault – he’s too fucking good !BEAT MAGAZINE

Classy, rocking and cinematic, with sweeping vision, individualism , big, bold and brassy sounds occasionally bitter and always engaging.BARMAN I94 BAR

Johnny Casino should be playing upper-middle-class booze orgies to loosen up and wreck soon to be career women !VILLAGE VOICE New York City
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Track Name: Hit the ground running

Hit the ground running, hit the ground running
It´s our time, time to die, that is all that I can see
And our chance, chance to fly, is lost on the breeze
Together we were so alone choking each other with time
So I’ll hit the ground running hit the ground running
And with pride by my side, I´ll walk my way
Wash these hands of you and your kind, with a brand new day
Down by the river she would lie, on her back and through her teeth
She put a spell on me, and that made me blind
And what hides between your legs won’t save you
A belly of lie´s inside your head will fail you
You gotta hit the ground running, hit the ground running