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Steel Derrick Music Releases "We Get What We Want" - and Nelson Bragg Has Definitely Got It

An engaging and eclectic blend of 11 power pop songs - pure sonic bliss! Nelson Bragg captures the heart of the matter with remnant sounds and harmonies of The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Joe Jackson, The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and more. Bragg's sophomore album is getting rave reviews and selling quite well, as he promotes it while on the road touring as percussionist with none other than The Beach Boys, themselves. Dig in and enjoy.

Rockport, MA, May 26, 2012 --( Nelson Bragg has done it again with “We Get What We Want.” And Bragg has definitely “got it.” Steel Derrick Music has just released Bragg’s second CD, which consists of 11 eclectic masterpieces, stemming from Bragg's beloved influences, the likes of George Harrison & The Beatles, Joe Jackson, The Byrds, Steely Dan, David Crosby, and Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys, to name a few.
But Nelson Bragg is clearly a name unto his own. The rich and distinctive harmonies, strong melodic lines, and stimulating percussion are intimate and personal languages of his own musical talents.

A veteran of numerous power-pop outfits, Bragg folds his myriad musical and life experiences into a sprawling opus of pop-rock splendor. A European pop critic noted “this album exemplifies everything that is great about quality pop: instantly catchy hooks; sharp melodies; lush, elaborate harmonies; and intricate, thoughtful and unexpected arrangements.”

The songs on "We Get What We Want" range from pop to progressive psych to folk and more. For anyone who appreciates music, “We Get What We Want” is essential to own. The music covers a wide variety of rock styles, but every song is blessed with a catchy tune and witty, intelligent lyrics.

“You Could Believe” starts this masterpiece of an album on a pounding rock note. Bragg seems to pack decades of pop into this one song. “Trying Hard To Please You” has somewhat of an eerie air of personal desperation about it. There are a couple of remakes on here as well. “Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long” is an obscure and beautiful melodic piece of art, written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and released on his first solo album in 1988. “She Used To Love Me” is an even more obscure English recording by the Green Pajamas. But all 11 songs have Bragg’s creative influence showing off his natural feel for mesmerizing melodies and alluring twists and turns, offering many unexpected surprises.

This album is certainly not macabre. There are no gimmicks here, just pure heart-felt melodic rock and a simple, yet-engaging approach to the tried-and-true rock formula without the rock star posturing. Bragg continues to fight to bring back the good side of rock and roll, a rather daunting task in today’s musical world dominated by heavy pounding house sounds and angry young lyrics. Bragg is winning the fight.

A true pop artist down can't be kept down. This catchy album will entertain on every level, for a long, long time to come.

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