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RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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Showdown at Canobie Lake Park (2012)

After years of failing I finally finished an RPM on time! All songs recorded using GarageBand for iPad.

Rock Music for Old People (2013)

My second straight RPM album finished on time. Written, recorded, and performed by me. Copyright 2013 and all that fun stuff.

Things and Stuff (2014)

2014 RPM Challenge written, performed, and recorded by me between 2/1/14 and 2/27/14.

Welcome to Methuen, Massachusetts (2015)

All songs written, recorded, and performed between the 2nd and 28th of February, 2015. The triumphant return of guitar feedback!

Flat Earth Songs (2016)

Five straight RPM Challenge wins for me! I almost had enough music for two albums this year, but I edited down to just one. No White Album for me. Written, recorded, and performed by me between February 1 and February 29, 2016. Thanks to the leap year for letting me squeeze in a couple of extra songs!

Foaming at the Mouth (2017)

Not my best. I had to rush most of it in the last few days. It's done though, that's what matters.

Other RPM Partcipants

Buffalo Knife

Wallet, Keys, and Phone

The Shepherd Band

China Prison Orchestra

Buzzard

Fail Faster Therapy

Champagne

Broken Reflection

After School Special

Jacob Talkington

RPM Home

Artists by Year

Artists by Genre

Artists by Name

Robert Parker

BIOGRAPHY

Back in 1986, a very tall red head who played guitar poorly decided to try writing songs. He's still trying.

BAND MEMBERS
Just me. Guitar, vox, sax, and programming in GarageBand for iOS and OS X.

YEARS COMPLETED
2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

GENRES
Rock,Grunge

OTHER BAND SITES
http://alonetone.com/robertjames1971
http://robj2112.wordpress.com/
http://lizardfishmusic.com/


Completed Albums

Showdown at Canobie Lake Park(2012)

After years of failing I finally finished an RPM on time! All songs recorded using GarageBand for iPad.


Debut
The Day it all Went to Pieces   (preferred)
Traffic
Showdown at Canobie Lake Park
Fight or Flight?
Heartland Denies the Obvious Truth
Close Encounter
Much to My Surprise
Stay on Mission
Quiet Lazy Song
RPM Blues
Ready for It
The End of the Story

Rock Music for Old People(2013)

My second straight RPM album finished on time. Written, recorded, and performed by me. Copyright 2013 and all that fun stuff.


So Frustrating   (preferred)
Illuminate
Optimism
Sympathy and Empathy
There and Gone
Tunguska Event
Something About You
Fine Line
I Know Youre Gonna Make It
Dont Be Afraid
Never Give In
What You Are to Me
Teach Me
The Quiet Life

Things and Stuff(2014)

2014 RPM Challenge written, performed, and recorded by me between 2/1/14 and 2/27/14.


Small
Overreaction   (preferred)
Bad Guy
Confidence
Cold
Not in This Lifetime
Interlude
Can't FInd the Words
Bridget and John
Yes
UFO
That Certain Someone
Not if I See You First

Welcome to Methuen, Massachusetts(2015)

All songs written, recorded, and performed between the 2nd and 28th of February, 2015. The triumphant return of guitar feedback!


The Thing You Fear the Most
Hindsight   (preferred)
That Time of Year
New Horizons
Critical Mass
Song for Charles
The Ghost in 314
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Career Advice
Rageface (remix)
Two Years Left
White Out
One for the Road:Falling Water

Flat Earth Songs(2016)

Five straight RPM Challenge wins for me! I almost had enough music for two albums this year, but I edited down to just one. No White Album for me. Written, recorded, and performed by me between February 1 and February 29, 2016. Thanks to the leap year for letting me squeeze in a couple of extra songs!


Feels Like Something's Coming
Flat Earth Society Blues
The Flat Earth Rebuttal   (preferred)
No Skin Off My Back, Bro
Too Small to See It
Did I Offend You?
It's Not Funny Anymore
Feeling It
Wendy's New Gator
If You're Lucky

Foaming at the Mouth(2017)

Not my best. I had to rush most of it in the last few days. It's done though, that's what matters.


Sucker   (preferred)
Resistance
Fight Back
No Tomorrow
Hypocrite
Truth
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Hook Line and Sinker
Doin' That Cave Man Thing
To the Streets
Maybe Things Will Be Better
RPM Rag