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Representing the death of the rust belt since '02!
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Ballad_of_Chuckwow
Mal Mapes   /collab
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Long Walk Home
Peak position #20
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Man I'm Not
Peak in sub-genre #33
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Truth In Life
Peak in sub-genre #27
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The Clown
Peak in sub-genre #25
I'm Mal Mapes. The whole band part is a bit exaggerated. I'm a simple four-chord salesman armed with a guitar, and generally I just play with a drummer. I've lived here in the Cleveland area nearly my entire life, and it's rewarded me with plenty of ideas (and exaggerations) for songs, poetry, and life in general...
Band/artist history
Mal Mapes (guitar) - 2002-present Elliot Mapes (drums) - Whenever. Pat Ryan (bass) - Whenever I was in the studio.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I love to play live. I've been through two bands as a bass player, and there's nothing like going up to play and knowing that there's people who came to see you are there, and hopefully you can turn the heads of the others....get em hooked.
Your musical influences
My influences include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, a great group of local musicians (Charlie Mosbrook, Alan Grandy, Garmonbozia, The Cantankerous Dingos), Soul Coughing/M. Doughty, The Black Keys, different punk groups......It's a big list.
What equipment do you use?
I have 2 guitars I regularly use these days: an Oscar Schmidt acoustic-electric (Molly, my girlfriend), and an AXL Badwater Les Paul clone. I also own a '71 Yamaha FG-260 12-string acoustic (my wife), shite Strat clone, and an old Mitchell. At one point, I had a Fender DG-11 acoustic-electric (may it rest in pieces).
Anything else?
Banana?
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