Terrible But Great

by Jon Poulin

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Ryan Martin This is what I loved about punk rock in my childhood. So much energy and simple, yet great riffs! followed on youtube for years and it's great to see Jon releasing this music! Favorite track: My Fingers Hurt.
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MunzadetH Man... I bought this album after the first track alone, but the rest of the album really REALLY delivers as well. I'm such a huge fan of instrumental guitar driven music that's played with this much FEELING. You have a truly lovely playing style sir. And your songwriting is so expressive and inspired! GREAT work man, this is brilliant. B-) Favorite track: Valor.
Christian Wyant
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Christian Wyant Hey Jon! I'm subbed to you on YouTube, we went back an forward just talking about your EP a while ago, I'm Russellmania if you remember. Anyway, just wanted to say how much I love this EP, the riffs and progressions are very well done, very fast and melodic. My favorite track is "My fingers hurt". Anyway, keep up the great work with your music, you're an influence to my guitar playing. Thank you, and keep it up! Favorite track: My Fingers Hurt.
Owen O'Brien
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Owen O'Brien Absolutely brilliant album. Really brings out my love for instrumental music. Gets stuck in my head all the time. Solos and leads and overall musical techniques are mind boggling. Favorite track: My Fingers Hurt.
Aleksander Vedom
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Aleksander Vedom Thanks for awesome videos and now music!! Favorite track: My Fingers Hurt.
Christophe Blondel
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Christophe Blondel Very organic album, full of rich chords and deep melodies. I've had this on my radar since the trailer was released, and it held all its promises. If you like instrumental guitar music, you'll find it delicious. Favorite track: One Of Everything.
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I started the writing for this EP in June 2014 after contacting Grant Henry (Stemage) about a collaboration and he to my surprise accepted. I've been a huge fan of his music for nearly a decade. So i was thrilled! After many long months, riddled with writers block and busy schedules, we finally arrived at the final product. I'm super happy with the way this turned out. My past original songs have always left me unsatisfied with the end result and i knew that Grant would help bring my songs to life. So a thank you to him would be a tremendous understatement.

I also want to thank Erik Peabody (Viking Guitar) for not only his guitar solo in the outro of "One Of Everything" , but for his constant willingness to provide advice and insight on my tracks as they took shape. i truly appreciate his help.

I play the majority of all the guitar on this album but Grant does a lot of lead work on "Valor" including verse and chorus melodies and even the final guitar solo. Not only that but Grant also plays a riff on "Haste" (essentially what would be the 2nd part of the intro when the drums/bass come in full swing) and a small riff in the outro of "My Fingers Hurt."

My overall intention with the EP was to show that music doesn't need a vocalist to be fun and catchy. i've always been picky with music, especially vocalists, which is why I've always felt drawn to instrumental music. Although, a lot of my melodies were written as if someone were singing them.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think. Thanks!


released September 18, 2015

Jon Poulin - Guitars,
Grant Henry (Stemage) - Bass, Drum Programming, Additional Guitars on Tracks 2, 3, and 5.
Erik Peabody (Viking Guitar) - Quality Assurance, Guitar Solo on Track 4

All songs written by Jon Poulin.
Produced by Jon Poulin and Grant Henry
Mixed and Mastered by Grant Henry
Artwork by Katie Norkaitis




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Jon Poulin Massachusetts

I'm usually found hanging around youtube as littleredguitars2. Sometimes i create original music.

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