Pete Beat – The Rat Race – Day 1 / 6

Welcome to The Rat Race.

Ever feel like you’re chasing things you don’t need…? Working for other people’s benefit…? Making money for unnecessary costs…? This album is different though, you should definitely buy the CD when it’s released ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Thanks for your interest in my music – it’s very much appreciated. Over the next six days I’m going to be sharing this album with you – this is ahead of the release date, so you’re the first to hear it… spread the good word ๐Ÿ˜€.

Each day there’ll be:

  • A chat about the songs and lyrics.
  • Links for a free download of the tracks in mp3 or WAV format. So you don’t really need to buy the CD ๐Ÿ˜‰.
  • Lyrics and chords. If anyone does a cover, please send me a video, I’d love to hear it!

There’ll also be a few acoustic performance videos dotted throughout the week for good measure.

It’s taken me about ten years to write and record this album, and I’m really excited to share it! I hope so much people like it, if you have any comments please use the boxes below, I’d love to hear what you think!

So let’s kick off the first day with tracks 1 and 2.

Track 01: Talent

Let’s get started with a bit of a tongue in cheek song about the fame-hungry, and slightly idle…

[Interview video 1]

Here’s the music video we made for Talent:

Lyrics and chords are here. Also outline sheet music with the chords and structure.

Track 02: Nine Great Apes

A song about the threat of nuclear war…

[Interview video 2]

Have a listen to the track:

Pete Beat – Nine Great Apes

Here’s an acoustic rendition of the song:

Lyrics and chords are here. Some outline sheet music here.

So that was day 1…

Let me know your thoughts so far in the comments below, would love to hear from you ๐Ÿงก

Download links:

Small print

The Rat Race album – written and produced by Pete Beat. Performed by Pete Beat except electric guitar on Talent, some guitars on Cover That Arse (both by Craig McDearmid) and bass on Fear Of The Public Square (by Jez Stephenson).

ยฉ 2019 Pete Beat. All Rights Reserved.

Cover artwork based on photo Factory by Joost Markernink licensed under the Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution.