AIM: AIM TheRebelCountyPA
Location: Newtown, PA

About Craig-therebelcounty:

Check out my music!! Folk-Punk from Philadelphia!! I call it THE REBEL COUNTY: www.myspace.com/craigneedles www.purevolume.com/therebelcounty MANY OF MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Billy Bragg, Social Distortion/Mike Ness, Dropkick Murphys, Mischief Brew/Erik Petersen, Street Dogs, Ducky Boys/Mark Lind, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Pogues, The Clash, Elliott Smith, Sasquatch and the Sick-A-Billys, $wingin' Utter$, One Man Army, Dead to Me, Chuck Ragan/Hot Water Music, Ramones, Against Me!, Defiance Ohio, Misfits, Balzac, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Woody Guthrie, Rancid, Chuck Ragan/Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls, Johnny Cash, Koffin Kats, Flogging Molly, Bombshell Rocks, U.S. Bombs, SS Decontrol, Frank Sinatra, NOFX, Luke Kelly, Cock Sparrer, Propagandhi, The Briefs, Real McKenzies, The Loved Ones, Keith Olbermann, David Cross... more to be added!! ABOUT ME AND MY MUSIC: I am The Rebel County. Powered by everything from other musicians and writers to politics to the news every day to hatred to apathy, I spend countless late night hours planning my own revolution in my head. I envision these songs being sung from behind a podium at a Civil Rights march, in front of a sea of millions who aim to bring peace and awareness to the rest of the world. Or from the center of an angry protest on Capitol Hill, among thousands of fists and thousands of voices. Or from a basement, surrounded by friends helping to scream every word. Constantly frustrated by 2 major things: Not having a productive outlet to express my personal and political beliefs; And bands, writers, radio show hosts, and TV news anchors (and anyone else who holds people's attention on a regular basis) who don't use their voice and their power to say anything that may ignite a change in people's views and, ultimately, the world... I picked up a guitar and a pen and began my mission to make an impact (positive or negative) on everyone I could. When Billy Bragg says "Help save the youth of America. Help save the youth of the world.", it's not just a line in a song to me. You've sailed into The Rebel County. The Rebel County refers to way that I believe the world should be. I believe that everyone should question everything. Do not go through the motions in life based on what other people expect of you. Don't believe anything you are told unless you honestly see the truth in it yourself. The world would not be full of wars, lying politicians, greedy bosses, and pissed off workers if it were one county. A county of rebels ready to revolt and pave their own path, fulfilling what they truly wish to accomplish, seeing the big picture and realizing that life is too fucking short to waste time on anything else.

Craig-therebelcounty's Favorite Bands

Craig-therebelcounty's Favorite Albums

Glory Bound - Glory Bound (Death to False Hope)
Dirty Tactics - It Is What It Is (Say-10)
Ceremony - Rohnert Park (Bridge 9)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL)
The National - Boxer (Beggar\'s Banquet)
Bedouin Soundclash - Where Have the Songs Played Gone To? (SideOneDummy)
A Wilhelm Scream - A Wilhelm Scream [12 inch] (Paper + Plastick)
Lucero - 1372 Overton Park (Universal Republic)
Polar Bear Club - Sometimes Things Just Disappear (Red Leader)
Chuck Ragan / The Loved Ones - Give and Take [7 inch] (Ten Four)
Bob Marley - Exodus [Definitive Remasters Collection] (Tuff Gong)
Only Thunder - Lower Bounds (Bermuda Mohawk)
Scream Hello - Smart & Stupid (Red Leader)
Ben Nichols - The Last Pale Light in the West (Rebel Group)
Let Me Run - Meet Me at the Bottom (XOXO)
Chuck Ragan / Austin Lucas - Bristle Ridge (Ten Four)
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss)
Paul Baribeau - Grand Ledge (Plan-It-X)
Ramones - End of the Century (Sire)
Dead to Me - Cuban Ballerina (Fat Wreck Chords)

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