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August 27, 2010

Driving Songs

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 6:20 am

 The Bricklin is the first New Brunswick musical to have its stage originals recorded for a studio album. By Kyle Mullin for New Brunswick’s Telegraph Journal, July 2010

The Bricklin may be a musical bristling with punch-drunk funk anthems, but Allen Cole says the smallest song he wrote for the production resounds as loudly as any of his other epic numbers.

It’s not sung by a flamboyant premier, his coy accountant or a floundering business tycoon. Instead, it’s a duet between a young couple weighing the merit of their small town before an infamous automobile runs them over.

“It’s called Minto, and it’s basically a boyfriend and girlfriend arguing over whether or not the town’s a hellhole or a paradise,” said Cole, who wrote every note for the first New Brunswick (and one of very few Canadian) musicals to ever have its stage originals recorded for a studio album. He said he believes Minto will gain more airplay than any other on the album because of its catchy chorus.




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