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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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Too Late For Time Lapse (2008)

It was written mostly on a 12 string. It feels to me mostly like the acoustic side of Jimmy Page stuff. There is a track that has a Deep Purple rock to it and a 'from out of no where' country tune called YOU KNOW BETTER.

I Dreamed I was In Memphis (2009)

I Dreamed I Was In Memphis is a return to where I learned about music. I wanted to see if I could sit down and write a classic rock and roll/rock-a-billy album. I tried to stay true to the feel of music in that time period and I had a lot of fun creating these songs. I really hope you enjoy them.

My Dynasty (2012)

Best of Luck to everyone!  You all should be excited and proud!

 This year I am trying something very different.  When I first started to write songs in 5th or 6th grade, I did not really have many ideas of my own.  I would take songs that I already knew (mostly KISS songs) and use their titles and ideas to write "my" song.  I had a song called BETH and HARD LUCK WOMAN and ROCKET RIDE and many more I am sure.  So the challenge this year for me is to work strictly from the song titles on the KISS album DYNASTY.  I will use only their song title and attempt to write a new song. For those of you unfamilar with this KISS album, it was released in 1979 and is the one that contained I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU.  I hope that I am able to create some interesting songs that will surprise anyone who might know the original work.  

So HERE WE GO!   See you at the end of the month!  MY BEST!

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BIOGRAPHY

I have been writting a recording music for several years now as Something Picaso. I also play live with a cover band called The RocketDogs. Music is something that I have always done and will always do. I just hope to keep getting better at it and I think this challenge took my writing to the next level of my abilities and growth.

BAND MEMBERS
All songs written and recorded by Chuck Bechard. A special thanks to Keith May for helping whenever I need it and my wife Rene for being my sounding board and a great vocalist and helping.

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2012

GENRES
Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
www.somethingpicaso.com


Completed Albums

Too Late For Time Lapse(2008)

It was written mostly on a 12 string. It feels to me mostly like the acoustic side of Jimmy Page stuff. There is a track that has a Deep Purple rock to it and a 'from out of no where' country tune called YOU KNOW BETTER.


Gone   Download
I Can't See the Light   (preferred)   Download
Love   Download
Oort Cloud   Download
Where's the Love   Download
Your Sins and Mine   Download
You Know Better   Download
To Pluto & Back   Download
Only Sometimes   Download
Moonlight Kiss   Download

I Dreamed I was In Memphis(2009)

I Dreamed I Was In Memphis is a return to where I learned about music. I wanted to see if I could sit down and write a classic rock and roll/rock-a-billy album. I tried to stay true to the feel of music in that time period and I had a lot of fun creating these songs. I really hope you enjoy them.


Wishing Well   Download
DayDream   Download
Why We Try   Download
My Leads Suck Blues   Download
Monkey Business   Download
Baby She's Coming Back   Download
Don't Walk Away   Download
We All Die   Download
Let It Roll   Download

My Dynasty(2012)

Best of Luck to everyone!  You all should be excited and proud!

 This year I am trying something very different.  When I first started to write songs in 5th or 6th grade, I did not really have many ideas of my own.  I would take songs that I already knew (mostly KISS songs) and use their titles and ideas to write "my" song.  I had a song called BETH and HARD LUCK WOMAN and ROCKET RIDE and many more I am sure.  So the challenge this year for me is to work strictly from the song titles on the KISS album DYNASTY.  I will use only their song title and attempt to write a new song. For those of you unfamilar with this KISS album, it was released in 1979 and is the one that contained I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU.  I hope that I am able to create some interesting songs that will surprise anyone who might know the original work.  

So HERE WE GO!   See you at the end of the month!  MY BEST!


2000 Man   Download
Charisma (Charazma)   Download
Hard Times   Download
Magic Touch   Download
Save Your Love   Download
Sure Know Something   (preferred)   Download
X-Ray Eyes   Download
Dirty Livin   Download