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Grasshopper Takeover

By Tim Hargesheimer

Elephant Dreams Want to roll a week's worth of emotions into one album? Ready to change your perspective on life? From the uplifting lyrics to the catchy steel drum background in "Esta Vida," Grasshopper Takeover brings you on an unusual musical odyssey through their van's history, life's tricky situations and how to simply relax at the end of the day. When listening to Elephant Dreams, it is apparent that a song like 311's "Do You Right" (Omaha's other light-hearted rockers) would have certainly made the 19-song cut. This CD is a fun, sing along in your car, toe-tapping gem that doesn't drift away from addressing life's situations. Curtis Grubb sings about real life circumstances while the guys provide the perfect melodic background to keep Elephant Dreams in your CD player for good!

Grasshopper Takeover currently consists of Curtis Grubb, Bob Boyce, James McMann and Michael Cioffero. This jam-packed album was released November 26th, 2003 at the band's sold-out hometown CD release party.

Some of the highlights include:

Esta Vida - This song sets the tone for the whole disc. You can feel yourself in the carribbean watching the sun set with a drink in your hand. My favorite by far!

No Pressure - You don't find more "catchy" songs than this. If you want to be in a good mood instantly, scroll over to track number eight.

Up And On My Way - More of an inspirational song that makes you feel like you're rolling through Nebraska with Curtis, Bob, James and the recently added Mike.

Omaha - A mellow reflection of the band's hometown where "the quiet life is just outside your door."

Track List

  • Prelude: The Heist
  • In A Box
  • Make Love, Not War
  • Love In Between
  • Tumbleweed
  • Save Yourself
  • Money Back
  • No Pressure
  • The Queen is Coming
  • Best For You
  • Up And On My Way
  • Long Live Rock & Roll
  • Doin' Time
  • Omaha
  • Esta Vida
  • Emily Rose
  • Owe It To You
  • Slow Killer
  • Gavotte En Rondeau From Suite, BWV 1006a