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I Used To Be So Young (AF063)

by The Homeless Gospel Choir

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Ian Wilbanks
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Ian Wilbanks a friend introduced me to the homeless gospel choir, and this album has honestly changed the way i look at the world completely. it's just wonderful Favorite track: Untitled.
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Lennygrad I had the oportunity to see him live at munich in 2015, when he supported Anti-Flag. I really liked his songs and talked afterwards to him at the merchendise. Great guy and really funny. Later on I checked out his music again, it didnt hit me at first, sure some songs were really catchy. But some lines got stuck in my head for a few days so I decided to give the whole album a go. It blew my mind. The songs are touching. Definitely give the Album a try. Favorite track: Untitled.
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Tilda's Soft Abdomen Amazingly inspirational album. Armageddon, Slow Down the Time, and Musical Preference are also fantastic tracks. The album contains so many insightful messages, tackling very complicated ideas, but is rolled up into a simple delivery, done by one man and a guitar. I dig it. Favorite track: Capitalismo.
lindsey roark
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lindsey roark It resonates with me. The whole album does, actually. Keep on keepin on, Homeless Gospel Choir! Favorite track: Slow Down The Time.
Dee Costa
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Dee Costa Saw The Homeless Gospel Choir open for FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION in Hamburg two days ago and fell in love with his music. Just aweome and true. Favorite track: Holiday Song.
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ADLS This album makes you depressed at first, then it sinks in and helps a lot. Derek is not your usual songwriter, he's a human being. Favorite track: Untitled.
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The Homeless Gospel Choir is the Woody Guthrie of the post-hope-pre-apocalypse world that we live in today. He’s personally charged to tear down greed, privilege, and complacency, and is armed with hard truths, humor, and a world view that every human could benefit from listening to.
“I Used To Be So Young” is his opus. It takes an extremely personal look at what it’s like to wake up in your thirties and be staring down the barrel of adulthood without any desire to participate in it. The record makes observations on everything from the “preppers” movement and the fear that our TVs feed us every day (Armageddon), to our consumer greed (Black Friday), to the real effects of what has happened to our generation that marched off into an endless war on terrorism (When The War Is Over.) He also shares with us some heavy self-analysis on growing up and what makes a life a good one (Slow Down the Time) as well as the importance of casting off the chains of materialism that our society has shackled to us (Capitalismo.)
Produced by Chris#2 of Anti-Flag, “I Used To Be So Young” is an important record, both sonically and ideologically, for anyone who cares about where the human race is headed.


released July 15, 2014


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The Homeless Gospel Choir Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Derek Zanetti, also known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, is a protest singer, author and artist based out of Pittsburgh, PA.

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