TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS RELEASE VIDEO FOR GREEDY
Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and Alligator Records recording artist Tommy Castro
has released a video for Greedy.
The song is the A
side of the new Tommy Castro & The Painkillers' vinyl 45 Greedy / That's All I Got
, a limited edition, Castro-produced two-song record pressed on money-green vinyl. The 45 is available at Castro's live performances
and at www.alligator.com
. Both songs are also available as downloads, and the record will be in stores beginning January 15.
Since forming in February, 2012, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers have been tearing up the road. Along with original Tommy Castro Band bassist Randy McDonald, new members Byron Cage on drums and James Pace on keyboards, Castro pares his music down to its tough, raw core. "The Painkillers are very soulful and talented musicians with tireless energy that make me feel like I did when I first came on the scene," says Castro. "A lot of folks are having hard times these days, and they need something to lift them up and make them smile. Our music kills the pain."
is a sure-fire anthem for the times. The insightful, biting lyrics expose the hypocrisy of corporate and political greed while the emotional guitar playing and pulsing rhythms drive the message home. That's All I Got
, the infectious, riff-heavy flipside, offers a simple solution to the ills laid out in Greedy
: the power of love over money. Castro's melodic, potent guitar playing and pleading vocals tell the story of the song's narrator, who may not be rich, but who can offer plenty of love. With The Painkillers blazing behind him, Castro delivers an instant classic.