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BAND:   The Rich
ALBUM: Temptation

The Rich power pop punk rock band, was formed in San Diego before the band members moved into a Venice Beach house on Broadway Avenue, September 1978. In 1978 The Rich won the San Diego KPRI Radio Battle of the Bands contest with the song, "The Pauper." Original Venice Beach band members of The Rich were:
     Richard Del Connor - songs, lead vocals, bass
     Dann Linck - electric guitar, backing vocals
     Fred Paul - drums, lead vocals.
The 1979 album, Live in Venice, consisted of:
     Richard Del Connor - songs, lead vocals, bass
     Bill Stewart - drums
     Vinnie Lauria - electric guitar.
The 1986 album, Live at the Batcave, consisted of:
     Richard O'Connor - songs, lead vocals, electric guitar (Richard changed last name to "O'Connor" until 2007.)
     Bruce Candelaria - drums
     Sam Persons - bass
The 1989 album, Live at Madame Wongs, consisted of:
     Richard O'Connor - songs, electric guitar, lead vocals
     Marshall Woodson - drums
     Dan Linck - bass
Additional musicians for some performances and recording sessions included:
    Richard Augustine - drums
    John "Jack" Sherman "Dogtar" - guitar
    Mitch Thompson - trombone, electric piano, hammond organ
    Paul Atanasoff - guitar
    Pat Flannery - guitar, backing vocals
    John Merritt - drums
    Scott Hitchings - keyboards, vibraphone

    Manny delaVega - percussion
    Jason Scheff - bass

*NOTE: Some musicians have been forgotten. Sorry.
Please contact me so I can add your name.
The blonde drummer in 1982, the guitarist from Newfoundland, and others... Call me and say, "Hi."

 

EPK: Temptation album by Richard O'Connor and The Rich

Each album will have several EPKs associated with it for Graphics / One-Sheet / Poem List of Song List

BIOGRAPHIES and CREDITS of End of the Line album

Artist Artist Roles End of the Line BIOS Other Artist BIOS Other Artist INFO
songs, singing, Pandora guitar
americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 4 website section:
     Coyote BIO

shaolinCOM.com
   Spiritual Coyote
   Romantic Coyote

Shaolin Records EPK
   Coyote RESUME PDF

Coyote "Talents" PDF
americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Coyote BIO
Rory G
Marshall guitar
americanZEN.org
   End of the Line section:
     "Updates"
KungFuCowboy.com
   About American Zen
americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Rory G BIO
Tom Calder
Rickenbacker bass
americanZEN.org
   End of the Line section:
     "Updates"
  americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Tom Calder BIO
Steve Hixon
DX drummer, percussion
americanZEN.org
   End of the Line section:
     "Updates"
  americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Steve Hixon BIO
Richard Del Connor
record producer
americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 4 website section:
     Richard Del Connor BIO
  americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Richard Del Connor BIO
R.Connor record producer RESUME
Don delaVega
recording engineer
americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 4 website section:
     LEVEL 4 ALBUM
  americanZEN.org
   LEVEL 3 website section:
     Don delaVega BIO
Scott Karahadian
recording engineer
shaolinPICTURES.com
   Scott Karahadian BIO
  Shaolin Records EPK:
   Scott Karahadian RESUME PDF


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EPKS of End of the Line album

End of the Line ALBUM EPK
Links to END OF THE LINE EPK webpages.

End of the Line GRAPHICS EPK
High quality graphics for feature editors.

End of the Line ONE-SHEET EPK
Distributor information about release and promotion plans.

End of the Line SONGLIST EPK
Links to END OF THE LINE lyric webpages.

American Zen NEWSLETTERS EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to AmZen_eNEWS newsletters of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

American Zen PRESS RELEASES EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to PR_AmZen press releases from Shaolin Records of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

American Zen WEBSITES EPK - End of the Line ALBUM
Links to websites and webpages of American Zen.

Facts:

PRODUCT NUMBERS:
SFR1401
AmZen-L4-P1-2013=EndOfLine

ALBUM TITLE:
End of the Line

ARTIST:
American Zen

COMPOSERS / LYRICISTS / AUTHORS:
Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote

RECORD PRODUCER:
Richard Del Connor

RECORDING ENGINEER:
Don DelaVega

RECORDING STUDIOS:
Shaolin Records Studios: "Tacoma Studios"
Recorder: Zoom NH-4n
Recorded at: 16bit 44.1KHz

TRACKING DATES:
Album Composed: April 2012 to September 2013
Pandora Guitar Tracks: January 2014
Vocal Tracks: January 2014
Bass: January 2013
Marshall Guitar: February 2013

MIXING DATES:
Mixing was not completed and album mastering was minimal using Apple Logic.

CREDITS:
The Hippy Coyote: vocals, flute, electric guitar
Rory G: electric guitar
Tom Calder: bass
Steve Hixon: drum sticks

UPC BAR CODE: (see: ONE-SHEET EPK of End of the Line for marketing information.)
888174854120

SONGS IN THIS PROJECT / ALBUM: ISRC: (see: SONG LIST EPK of End of the Line for song information.)
1. Use Me ushm21460188
2. High School Graduation Reunion ushm21460189
3. Scorpion Resurrection ushm21460190
4. Secret Asian Girl ushm21460191
5. Rock Me Hard ushm21460192
6. Kung Fu Cowboy 2 ushm21460193
7. Take Me Apart ushm21460194
8. End Of The Line ushm21460195
9. Honor and Obey, Cherish and Protect ushm21460196
10. Black Hills Ride ushm21460197
11. Starting Over Again ushm21460198
12. End Of The Line - Scott Mix ushm21460199

PROPER COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
COPYRIGHT 2014 Shaolin Music. All rIghts reserved.

Headlines:

"Scorpion Resurrection" of The Hippy Coyote

Dance Songs of the Homeless

Recorded in Coyote's truck, (where he's been living past couple years).

Descriptions:

Short Descriptions:

American Zen records the most "danceable rock songs" ever. With two guitarists, bass and drums, The Hippy Coyote returns to his old school heroes of The Beatles, Blue Cheer, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix to create a new classic rock album.

11 rock songs tell the story of Coyote's "nomadic" journey since Christmas 2011 when he left his kids to start a Shaolin Kung Fu school in Las Vegas.

End of the Line music album by American Zen tells the musical autobiographical story of The Hippy Coyote from the time he divorced his family in 2011 to the end of 2013. Coyote recorded this album in his truck where he's been living the past couple years. This is Coyote's first album without an acoustic guitar and it sounds powerful as he takes on the musical alter-egoes of his American Zen bandmates.

End of the Line music album by American Zen is the first album of American Zen without any acoustic guitar. 11 songs tell the story of The Hippy Coyote, known currently as "Kung Fu Cowboy." Songs depict homeless life and his upcoming movie, KUNG FU COWBOY ROCK & ROLL MOVIE 1, starring Coyote with 21 songs of his in the soundtrack.

Long Description: (Shaolin Records product page)

End Of The Line follows the 2012 release of Coyote Radio Tujunga by THC The Hippy Coyote and the last released album by American Zen, LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1: King Solomon's Temple in 2010. Both of these previous albums, also written by Coyote, are based upon the life events of T.H.Coyote, known mostly as "Kung Fu Cowboy" since 2012. End Of The Line is a musical autobiography of Coyote since he became "nomadic" in 2011.

Starting with the song, "Use Me," Coyote tells how he became homeless and stranded in Las Vegas. The next song, "High School Reunion," was written as Coyote reentered the town of his birth for his 40-Year High School Reunion.

Coyote continues to perform all the instruments under the pseudonyms of his music alter-egoes; Steve Hixon on drums, Tom Calder on bass, and Rory G on electric guitar.

The songs were written on the tailgate of his truck, and in February and March of 2014, Coyote recorded all 11 songs in his truck. The drums had to be recorded in his daughter's living room while his truck was getting a new head gasket. The final guitar playing through his vintage 1978 Marshall amp was recorded with the flutes in an empty apartment in Van Nuys where Coyote could turn his amp up to "11." The bass, vocals and rhythm guitar tracks were recorded in Coyote's Toyota Tacoma using his sleeping bag for insulation... We now refer to the truck as, "Tacoma Studios."

Coyote originally intended this to be a solo record of his recent solo performances on electric guitar and flute. "It just made sense to keep going," explains Coyote. "Opportunities just kept opening up and one of my Kung Fu students bought me the Zoom 4-track recorder for Christmas. The album just kept growing--with a life of its own."

End Of The Line is the 5th album release of American Zen. With the return to 4-track recording, this album has a simlar rock honesty as the LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind album by American Zen.

"This album represents my final departure from folk rock," says Coyote. "Since 1994 I've been striving to revitalize or bring back folk rock music. It didn't work. As you can see the world has chosen bombs, bullets, rap cussing and digital music from kids who can't play a single instrument. Folk rock is dead, and I couldn't resurrect it."

Coyote was the host DJ of the Folk Rock Podcast of Shaolin Records for several years. "I'm a rocker now," states our hippie dog. "I will never play an acoustic guitar again."

That's okay. Coyote shreds on guitar. End Of The Line will be the album used by future generations of guitar players to learn their rock riffs and form their own 4-piece rock bands all over the world. "This album will be used for Rock Hero," states Scott Karahadian confidently.

End Of The Line album, released June 2014, will also be promoted and marketed as Coyote releases and promotes several other projects. Supersoul 13 is the spiritual journal written by Coyote in 2013 while completeing the End of the Line album. This book provides details of the album being written, and any fan of the album will want this book. Supersoul 13 is being released exclusively through amazon.com.

Coyote is a Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu master teaching under the name, Buddha Zhen or Buddha Z . As founder of several Kung Fu schools, including the Tai Chi Youth nonprofit education organization, Coyote has become famous as the "Kung Fu Cowboy." Already featured in Kung Fu Masters Magazine, Coyote will star in the movie written about him, Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 , currently in production as this album is released.

The song, "Kung Fu Cowboy 2," was written with phrases and lyrics that only a Kung Fu practitioner would know: "Rooted to the Earth in a horse stance," "Don't fight--we play around," "Trees are my punching bags," and "Qigong and a bong--for energy!" portraying the modern Kung Fu hero as a person who enjoys life as much as possible--in a healthy way.

So, during his three years of being homeless, Coyote has been stung by a scorpion in the neck, released 19 books in Kindle format, written and recorded the End of the Line album, written and published Supersoul 13 book, written the screenplay for Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie,1, and worked as a stageheand wihile teaching Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu private lessons. Coyote has released more products while sleeping in his truck for the past 3 years than Coyote has released in the previous 30 years of sleeping in nice warm houses.

"Hey! That doesn't mean that I'm better off homeless! I'm just not having to cook, clean, change diapers and help with homework every day. I've been on my own since Christmas 2011. It's great having more time to write, record, and play music, BUT I NEED MY STUDIO BACK! I need a home! I need a kitchen..."

The bed of Coyote's truck is 6' long. Since Coyote is 6'1" in height, sleeping has been restricted these past 3 years. Hopefully he hasn't grown shorter...

So the world's new rock star is The Hippy Coyote, the Kung Fu Cowboy of American Zen, "America's first Buddhist rock band™."

This is probably the first time in history that a 60-year old homeless hippie emerged onto the radio and record charts to become a pop star. Baby boomer resurrection? Maybe. Certainly a scorpion resurrection.

Coyote recorded his first album in 1974. So this "overnight success" is the result of 40 years dedicated to a dream... that even his parents, brothers, and relatives discouraged. This album End of the Line, will prove to every listener that The Hippy Coyote is a wizard--a true star. (It also proves that relatives can lead you astray.)

Bonus items included in purchase ONLY from Shaolin Records:

FREE BOOKS:
Supersoul 13 book by Buddha Z  (Coyote's Shaolin Kung Fu name)
4 Decades of Love songbook by THC The Hippy Coyote

FREE SONGS:
"Peace Of Mind #2" song from LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind album by American Zen
"Christ Killer" song from LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer album by American Zen
"I Want You To Love Me" song from LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me album by American Zen
"Kill The Spider" song from LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1: King Somon's Temple

WEB ARCHIVES: (A collection of webpages from Shaolin Records and American Zen)

Buy
End of the Line album now
(with bonus items)
directly from Shaolin Records

$8.88   ($23 value)

SINGLE SONG DOWNLOADS
0.99

American Zen WEBSITES

AmericanZen.org

American Zen HOMEPAGE

End of the Line ALBUM WEBPAGES within americanZEN.org
(includes lyric page for each song on album)

LEVEL 1 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 1 = Peace of Mind
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 2 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 2 = Christ Killer
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 3 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 3 = I Want You To Love Me
music album by American Zen

LEVEL 4 entrance to section of website for LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy
includes poetry and original website for Kung Fu Cowboy LEVEL

KungFuCowboy.com

American Zen LINK LIST
Links to pages at KungFuCowboy.com

ABOUT American Zen
Some history of Zen.

American Zen CONCERTS
Upcoming and past concerts of THC The Hippy Coyote or as "Kung Fu Cowboy"

American Zen Kung Fu Pages:
1. Coyote with kids "The family that Kung Fu's together -- stays together"
2. Coyote with Family doing Tai Chi "Buddha Kung Fu Parade 2007"
3. Coyote swordplay photos "Kung Fu Cowboy Chinese Weaonry"
4. Coyote weapons photos "Kung Fu Cowboy Chinese Buddhist Diplomacy"

shaolinCOM.com

Album Covers by Coyote
PDFs of the album covers are provided for fans who purchased American Zen by downloads instead of CD.

Artwork by Coyote
Coyote enjoys many art forms and mediums.

Books by Coyote
Information about American Zen formation in 1990s.

Digital Art by Coyote
Coyote enjoys working in Photoshop and Illustrator to create interesting artworks.

Kung Fu of The Coyote
Shaolin Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi of Shaolin Chi Mantis and Shaolin Zen.

Rocktography by The Coyote
During the 1980s, Coyote was a professional photographer.  TAGLINE: "Rocktography by The Coyote"

Romantic Coyote
Romantic songs of The Hippy Coyote

Spiritual Coyote
Spiritual songs and pursuits of The Hippy Coyote

Product page: End of the Line album
Download the album from shaolinCOM.com

ShaolinRecords.com

Product page: End of the Line album
Official product page of Shaolin Records for selling the album.

8 LEVELS of American Zen
Each LEVEL has its associated projects listed in groups.

Product page: Supersoul 13 book
Includes stories about writing songs for the album

Other American Zen EPKs

American Zen BOOKS
Links to EPK webpages of books by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, Buddha Zhen, or Rachel Connor.

American Zen MOVIES
Links to EPK webpages of movies: Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1, and Kung Fu Cowboy Documentary.

American Zen MUSIC VIDEOS
Links to music videos featuring American Zen.

Shaolin Communications ENTERPRISES
Links to the various subsidiaries and enterprises that include Shaolin Records, Shaolin Music, and Shaolin Chi Mantis.

Shaolin Records PRESS RELEASES
Links to Shaolin Records press releases related to End of the Line album by American Zen.

Music Videos

Kung Fu Cowboy "Scorpion Resurrection" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/29/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

Kung Fu Cowboy "Use Me" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/1/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

Press Releases

Kung Fu Cowboy "Scorpion Resurrection" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/29/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

 

About Shaolin Records
Shaolin Records was launched in 1984, releasing vinyl records and cassette tapes of Kung Fu music from Santa Monica, California. With its' origins in Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism, Shaolin Records hopes to 'enlighten and entertain™.'

Media Contact:
Richard Del Connor
Producer, Shaolin Records

www.ShaolinRecords.com

About The Rich
The Rich were formed in 1978 as Richard Del Connor left San Diego with Dann Linck to become one of the first punk rock bands of Los Angeles. The Rich recorded in many of the best L.A. studios with amazing recording engineers until becoming the Coyote in a Graveyard rock opera in 1984 which altered Richard's name to "The Coyote." During the late 1980s the set list included songs from the original 1979 band and the Coyote in a Graveyard soundtrack album. This band was billed as "Coyote Graveyard." In 1992 Richard Del Connor became American Zen, and in 2007 became "The Hippy Coyote," and "Buddha Zhen." While working as a stagehand in Las Vegas, Richard became known as "Kung Fu Cowboy." Jamming on flute with his Vegas reggae musician friends, they named him, "THC The Hippy Coyote."
  

Artists of Shaolin Records

1974 - Lotus
1978 - The Rich
1985 - Coyote in a Graveyard
1989 - Coyote Graveyard
1992 - American Zen
1994 - Buddha Zhen
2003 - THC The Hippy Coyote
2009 - Kung Fu Cowboy
2013 - Buddha Z