Dr. Oxide, a very unique singer-songwriter, defies categorization.
His poetry touches all genres and speaks to the power of the
earth and human spirit. For over three decades the Doctor has
prescribed his poignant brand of social commentary on current
affairs, the environment and ordinary every day events.
Join Dr. Oxide on his latest road trip.
The Black & White collection spans my career -— recent compositions as well as a few songs I wrote years ago which I have updated for this album. I hope the songs add colour to your life. I would like to extend my personal thanks to Gary "Brotherman" Branchaud for his vision and friendship, to Nashville musicians John Heinrich, Luana Haskell, and Rory Faciane for making it all sound and feel so great, and to the Sieniuc family for their tireless support. Thank you everyone for taking the time to listen.
Dedicated to the memory of: Henry Sieniuc and Christina Haynes.
Black & White available on ITunes other digital platforms
CD available November 2017
Eclectic Country Folk, Scruff Rock - a refreshing, raw
and edgy departure from contemporary fare containing social,
political and environmental commentary with a hint of humour.
Infectious melodies that will leave listeners “Crying
in the Rain” for more. Songs of love and hope for the
body and mind.
3 of Hearts CD available at CDBaby To be re-released on digital plaforms 2018
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a song with true depth and emotion. FANTASTIC!
Original, refreshing and moving. Dr.Oxide lyrics and song
is filled with so much passion and honesty. The melody was
simple yet totally affective and stuck with me. I loved
creative and totally catchy. I loved it!!!!!
I absolutely loved this song! Especially the lyrics that
were both profound and poetic. Dr.Oxide's music is so refreshing.
A must buy CD
Website : www.droxide.com
To immediately set the tone of "3 of
Hearts" - the cd from singer-songwriter Dr. Oxide from
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - the production is sometimes
very brave. The songs from "3 of Hearts" are recorded
in the legendary Gene
Breeden Studios, Nashville, Tennessee where various recordings
took place for (among others) Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks,
George Jones, oy Acuff and Waylon Jennings.
Always anchored in sober country, he switches from ballads
to rhythmic songs, just like he also varies the issues which
he writes and sings about.
Dr. Oxide is a cultural storyteller who discusses current
events as well as
dreams; sings just as easily about pollution ("Too
much Shit in the Sea") as
about the weather ("Crying in the Rain"). All
these songs are written by
Larry Sieniuc, 'the Doctor' himself, except "Locked
(Sieniuc/Kuchinsky) and "Dog Song" (Sieniuc/Kenyon).
This brave production of "3 of Hearts"
lay in the hands of Gary "Brotherman"
Branchaud (Joyful Sound Co.), the recording and mixing was
by David Signs in
the Gene Breeden Studios. The digital mastering lay in the
hands of Martin
Anderson, who we know from his collaboration with (among
others) Jerry Lee
Lewis, Jo Dee Messina, George Jones, Vince Gill, Lee Ann
Rhimes and so many
others. For accompaniment, he could count on Nashville's
?Monster Pocket? with members Gary "Brotherman"
Branchaud (Willie Nelson,
Kenny Rogers, the Jordonaires, Lenny Klinger's Galaxy Band)
on base. David
Signs on keyboards, Butch "Styles Bitchly" Davis
on guitar and Fred
Saterfied on drums.
Dr. Oxide merges electric country folk with
atmospheric pop songs and
evocative ballads. But above all, he combines these gripping
Before You Eat !"
We live in the plastic age - one of genetically modified
foods, mad cow, avian flu, hormone enhanced farmed fish.
Let's rethink our approach to ensure that whatever our individual
choices it is from a more environmentally sustainable and
humane point of view.
Life is Humour... . Or is it? email@example.com
Here's what other muscians/singer-songwriters
say about Cowbell
Moooooo've over .. this song kicks!
the harmonica blaring out in the intro .. i could tell i
was really going to enjoy this.
then i heard the organ going at it ... yeah!!! give it to
me! lyrics are funny ... and original. who sings about cows
these days? nobody! and dammit, its about time someone did!
thank you. thank you for giving the cows a voice! love the
melody ... its easy to listen to and you can really get
into the song. i'm going to play this song for all my vegetarian
friends. thank you again ... you made a meat eater hungry!
best of luck!
- ShawnZ from Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania
Man! Country Upsidedown.
I love this song, it is "Groovy Country"
'Bout time some band did it! Plus: I think the lyrics are
cute, and the prodution is good. Great Bass, GT, Groove
& Very funny too! Minus: Lead Vox needs a different
- Brotherhifi from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Cow Song !
Very Al Yankovich!Has
that late 80's sound with a ninety's edge. Having grown-up
in the country, I can appreciate this song! I can actually
picture the writer of this song sittin' out on a hillside
looking out over the pasture watching the cows and saying
"I think I'll write a song about this." It's pretty
funny, mainly for two reasons: the vocals have that goofy
expression much like Talking Heads, and the observation
about a young woman who buys plastic shoes instead of leather
making her statement silently. The sounds effects are pretty
funny in the end as well. It's a cute song! Very amusing!
- SweetPunch from Federal Way, Washington
Yeah its a good
Sweet, the harmonica is great i love it. the melody the
guitar the whole thing is amazing , you just get that feel,
ohh soo good!
- andy831 from Mission Viejo, California
grass, they're standin' st
I'm a fool for Bob Dylan/Neil Young whiny
harmonica so this song grabbed me from the beginning. This
song is very entertaining and was probably a gas to record.
I love sort of Beatles/Neil Young feel and the tongue-in-cheek
lyrics and vocals not unlike the Dillards on their Wheatstraw
Suite and Backporch Bluegrass albims. They are obviously
having fun with it, which translates to the listener. I
kept wanting to listen to it one more time until I had listened
four or five times. It's quirky like Coen brothers film,
I'm putting it on my playlist.
- digital_dog from Southern, Ohio
Nice to hear
somebody stand up and take a sta..
I've seen a lot of people doing reviews
here on GB complaining about long intros. I'm not one of
those people. I hope to God that I don't end up like those
guys on TAXI, counting the seconds of all the intros to
songs on the Country Music Top 40. 13 seconds? Bah. 43 is
It's an interesting mish-mash of sounds here.
That staccatoey, clean electric guitar sounds like one of
those 50s guys -- Earth Angel and such. Then there's the
simple but for the most part tasteful harmonica, and the
straight-on-the-half-note bass, an organ, and a vocalist
with, shall we say "interesting" technique &
phrasing. But it's not a thing. This guy knows he's not
Julio Iglesias, and accepts that and moves on. Reminds me
of the guy from the Flaming Lips a little. Too with the
lyrics: "Cows on a hill..." followed by the bovine
lowing of, I'm guessing, the various members of the band.
Nice to hear somebody stand
up and take a stand for something.
- timhall from Nashville, Tennessee
Its tough to
be a cow.
This made me a smile.I like your song. finally somebody
tells it how it is for these poor creatures.Lyrics and melody
fit perfectly and I wouldnt change anything.Order me up
a side of fries!
- rjottoboni from Portland, Oregon
Great, Love It
I am a sucker for the harmonica, really cool. great sound,
loved the organ and the vocals were damn cool. Very catchy
chorus. The vocals reminded me of a mix between 'they might
be giants' and 'the violent femms'. I enjoyed the lyrics
as well. Simple, humorous, and origional. Production sounded
very good, and I loved the ending, very funny and cool.
Think I will download the song, nice job guys, keep having
fun with the music you are making. It's nice to hear a band
keeping it light, and having fun. All of sudden I got really
hungry, for a hamburger....
- enettestad from Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
what do you want me to say about these lyrics...... theyre
revolutionary. i like this a lot cool song
- theelephant from Nashville, Tennessee
Great intro, I love a harmonica! Guitar
line is very good, hammond organ is a nice touch. Like your
voice, are you singing about cows? This reminds me of something
talking heads would do. This song made me smile. I like
songs that aren't so serious, it's a nice break from all
the angry youth mad at their parents!!!!!!!!!!
- susiekiteband from Orange Park, Florida
Where The Chips Fall
harmonica fits like a glove .harmony flies
like a dove.
this is one of the best cow songs iv'e heard in a long time.
ah Hell! this is the best! cool moo dubs!refreshing not to
here a baby i love you song.
- mjpilgy from Jonas, Pennsylvania
A song about cows - no one
else has done it
This is instantly catchy. I love the single snare start and
then the melody of the harmonica is brilliant. There is a
slight change before the vocals start which through me a bit.
The music at the start reminds me of Neil Young or the band
or Ryan Adams - which is great. The rrangement, recording
and production are really professional. It is clear time and
energy has been put into it. Time well spent. It was definitely
a surprise to hear that the song was about cows. It this is
a half-jokey song it is brilliant. If its serious - well I
still like it. I would listen to it again. Nice one..
- citadels from Cork, N/A, Ireland
Cows are taking over!
Has a country music intro to it.. but then
the vocals come kind of sound like the beatles maybe buddy
holly and the whole song changes.. dont know what the song
is talking about talks about cows eating grass and a girl
jumping over the moon.. this has a feel of a great love song..
the melody is catchy.. overall this songs great...this is
a great song for the people who love older music.. overall
can recommend much to change to this song.. the whole thing
about cows dont understand but great music.. soundtrack/love
- EpicRocks from Bellville, Texas
controversial song that
garners a lot of requests
wherever Dr. Oxide goes"
Love it or hate it - it's all good!
Click to hear Penguins
Here's what the critics
say about this controversial song ....
intro, has a warm fuzzy country feel to it...
... and then the singing begins, and the lyrics shock
you from the first line. This is like Zappa jamming with Ry
Cooder, pretty funny! This is satirical gospel at its finest,
following in the footsteps of all the past songs ever recorded
about penguins. The basically traditional format of the arrangement,
with the soft hooky guitar and mellow piano riffs, contrasts
nicely with the comedically, and also, well, performed vocals.
I don't think I want a pickle either anymore, which made equal
sense, well, maybe a little less. The synth lead solo toward
the end was quite nicely interjected, actually adding substantially
to the musical value of the song.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Keyboards,
Production, Lyrics, Coolest Chill-Out Track.
- Steban from Montgomery, Texas
yeah man, i feel that homey pentatonic lick - deep
down in my pants. love the vocals..the backups are sweet.
production is decent, too. Lyrics add a new dimention, but
i still can't believe someone wrote these.
- RadiocureA from Somerville, Massachusetts
That echo on a simple guitar line is a nice late 80's/Early
90's touch.. ala Tom Petty. I love the gritty, cynical vocals
and lyrics. Very Lou Reed... but a country Lou Reed. If he
didn't live in New York City and was never hooked on Heroin,
he might sing this song instead.
Great melody. It's really engrossing.. that happy little beat,
with the ringing piano touches, all the elements of a poppy
eay listening station type song, but ridiculous back ground
vocals, electronic synthsolo and just the right amount of
profanity to make this truly inaccessible to the masses. I
- dplfunk from Kutztown, Pennsylvania
lots of energy for this song...hope bob and tom gets
a hold of this but even then they could not air this....well
Extra Credit: Production, Stupidest
Song I've Ever Heard.
- ClaytonEarl from Boise, Idaho
Honest I Do...!!!!!
Confident intro with good beat. Less FX on lead vocal
as the lyrics deserve more. Great backing vox. Quiant guitar
licks. Jolly good humour. Catchy guitar hook. Dynamic build
up. Neat keyboard solo.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars,
Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics, Originality, Stupidest Song I've
- ibrowze Penzance, Cornwall, United
some funny shit....
Great gospel harmonies.... can't help grinning. Sounds like
something I'd see on a sweet cable access show... with a live
choir in the background.
Great bassline......... Lyrics are funny, not much depth..
and pretty random, but funny.
Love the gospel melody
Nice instrumentation. Already said I liked the bass.
Where would you go next? ..........smile
- willwestmusic from Portland, Oregon
This song has real wit. It is funny, but is also a good song
in it's own right. Effort has been put into it's production
and it works because of it. The backing vocals were unsettling
at first, but once you get into the song they blend in nicely.
The lyrics aren't always easy to catch, but this is a song
I would gladly listen to again to get them. The throw away
tone of the lead vocals also suits it. Quality
- Matwt from London, United Kingdom
this music defies explanation. how should it be clasified?
Extra Credit: Programming,
Mood, Best Feel Good Track.
- kemo9000 from Azalea Park, Florida
This song reminds me of something Frank Zappa would
do. Specifically the harmony and the subject of "penquins
riding motocycles down the stairs". Nonsensical, but
entertaining. I like the sythesizer...sorta reminds me of
"Muskrat Love". I like the harmony and I think it
keeps the song from being mundane. Melody was pretty catchy.
The arrangement overall was very good. A different kind of
song in a good way.
Extra Credit: Originality.
- Jody_Garner from Tyler, Texas
know about this one...
I don't know...I normally don't care for much humour
in songs but this one got me laughing pretty hard with the
contrast between the upper end production & arrangemnt
of the song and the lyrics being what they are. The repetition
of the main line is what cracked me up so bad. You guys must
be crazy to party with.
- vertkeernay from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
wow this song got me rolling....great tunage for
pickin up my mood....what a song to hear at 5:30 am in the
morning before coffee...actually though it was put together
great ...good job!
Extra Credit: Production, Beat, Mood,
Originality, Best Elevator Song.
- Inner_Sanity from Dunbar, Pennsylvania
the lead vocalist does remind me of,frank zappa.
but hey that is oj.the song itself is and does have a gospell
feel to it.the lyrics suit the mood of this track,and the
melody is for me on the backing vocals the foundation of the
song.i also find the musical arrangement very good.yes a good
- heavensgate from Dorset, United Kingdom
I love this song, but know what I hate? I hate people trying
to describe their trips, you cant explain a trip.
- GreatMagnet from Iowa City, Iowa
This is a very funny song, but I actually don't care about
penguins on motorcycles. I have to give you guys credit for
putting very silly lyrics together with a good melody and
very professional sounding playing. Those background vocals
are great. Reminds me of Zappa in the arrangement. That screaming
string sound is so cool too! Great ending.
- lkelly from La Honda, California
Paul Davis goes
off his fu*kin rocker.
Wow...have to say at first I thought..whooohh sounds like
a Paul Davis 70's Cool Night coming.Have to say it was a wild
suprise and pleasant one when the slapstick F bomb lyrics
came on. Its a wild wacky combo and it works well. The old
70's pop sound was captured nicely and the vocals sure kick
the crap out of the One Eyed Purple People Eater. Recording
and performances are great for the 70's. Mix is good with
decent balances and back vocals. Great tone on the guitar
bits. Catchy chorus and all that good stuff. Lyrics made me
smile & chuckle, and I am a sucker for the 70's.
So guess what? I dig it... Keep at it.... I'm going to go
dig out my Paul Davis shit...
- HubbleHead from Neenah, Wisconsin