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alan ross haynes "Back In Vietnam"
Back In Vietnam
  • Performed By: alan ross haynes
  • Album: Back In Vietnam
  • Album UPC: 634479456831
  • Album ID: alanhaynes2
  • Label: alan ross haynes
  • CD Baby Account: CDB00062253
  • CD Baby Track ID: 2326659
  • ISRC: usx9p0662297
  • Released: 01/01/06
  • Key: E
  • Mode: Major

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Rockabilly folk and footstomping, handclapping, biting political commentary.


Coming Soon, A New Album with 15 newly released, mastered, studio-engineered songs !
"Out of Hand" is in process of being mastered and released here and on CD Baby, as well as I-tunes, Amazon.com, and many others!
Alan Ross Haynes

"Back In Vietnam" was released on a compilation CD boxed set by Bear Family Records ion July 1, 2010. The project is entitled "Next Stop Vietnam".
Other artists include:
Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tim Hardin, Donovan, Bruce Springsteen, The Doors, Ernest Tubbs, Glen Campbell, Country Joe & The Fish, The Fugs, Plastic Ono Band, Bob Dylan, Bellamy Brothers, Jim Reeves, Donovan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, J.B. Lenoir, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, a.m.o.
Check it out here:

Welcome to redneck leftist music by Alan Ross Haynes.

This is rockabilly folk in the tradition of Country Joe and the Fish. The sound has also been compared to Canned Heat. It is funny and sardonic, footstomping, handclapping political commentary with a quirky twist.

This single recording is now available for download on Apple i-Tunes and several other sites. Just do a google search for "alan ross haynes" and click on the download of your choice! This recording is currently available on CD Baby only through digital distribution.
It is laso included on full-length cd, "Naked Demos", and the two song CD "Let's Eat The Poor."

Alan plays his Martin guitar and provides lead vocal as well as harmonica.

Virtuoso guitarist Vito Petroccitto provides slide stratocaster guitar and a unique approach to percussion.

Sound Engineer: Vito Petrocitto, Gardiner, NY
Mastered by Mark Dann Recording Studios,Woodstock, NY
Backup Musicians: Holland, Thompson, and Tooch
Photo and Graphics by J. David Wright, REALPICSBYJDAVID@HOTMAIL.COM

It's deja vu all over again.

July 25, 2008
Alan - I sang "Back In Vietnam" for my Nam/Afghan/Iraq vets PTSD group the other day and everyone loved it. Simple words yet so powerful and true.
Thanks for the inspiration. You got me writing songs again.
Later Bro,
Bob Eaton
100% disabled Nam vet


Alan Ross Haynes was born long, long ago on a far away planet, where he was raised by
terrestrial bipeds who played country music.
Alan Ross Haynes is a composer/author/ performer, recording artist, studio musician, and guitar/ vocal teacher who has written and recorded well over 100 songs.

He has performed with high level performers, including David Roth, Karen Taylor-Goode, Jana Stanfield, Dick Kniss (bass player for Peter, Paul, and Mary and John Denver), Fred Bogert (grammy-nominated producer), Steve Gillette (uncountable Grammy awards), Susan Kroupa-Riley; Greg Greenway, Richard Meckdeci, Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Melissa Holland, Scott Ainslie. Vito Petrocito, Mark Dann, and many others.

He has just completed his second full length CD, "Naked Demos". His first, "New
Roads , can be heard on radio stations around the world.
"Naked Demos", to be sold through CD Baby, will be on sale by Sept. 2008!!. Songs from this CD are also to be included on current and future compilations by Roadshow Records.
He currently has songs on 3 compilation albums on the Roadshow Records label- and they are asking for more !

His music has been featured on broadcast radio shows from New York to Massachusetts to Oklahoma to England , the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. He has even been heard in Belarus.

On internet radio, he is a featured artist on The Viking Radio Network in Ca. (part of the Radio Live 365 network., as well as appearing on such stations as:
WDYN.net, unheardofrecords.com, whole wheat radio, nessmp3 (Scotland), 4spotlight.com, musicgrams.com, songtiger.com, ruleradio.com, idolunderground.com, thebandhouselive.com, Maddhouz radio, radiorolodex.com, Kinda country (Australia), Radio Clandestino, Faith MP3, and others.

He has been rated in the top 20 on the country charts on Idol Underground Radio on two occasions .

His full length CDs ("New Roads", "Naked Demos", and "Spiritual Journeys") and single releases are sold on CD Baby and are available digitally there and through I-Tunes and many others including : The Dynamic music Store; e-Folk;
Audio Lunchbox, Amazon.com, Yahoo Music, Emusic, MusicIsHere, Bitmunk, PassAlong, Tradebit, GreatIndieMusic, PayPlay, GroupieTunes, Nexhit, GreatIndie.com, e-tunes, Verizon Music.


Back In Vietnam
©2006 alan ross haynes

Verse 1:
We're turning the corner, we're winning the holy war
There's a light at the end of the tunnel, I've heard all this before
Nobody seems to know why we're fighting in this far-off land
They call it Iraq, but we're back in Vietnam
Verse 2:
We send our precious children to fight an unseen enemy
While we bomb those damn Arabs into democracy
The people want us out, but we don't seem to understand
They call it Iraq, but we're back in Vietnam
This war on terror's been chock full of error,we seem to be very confused
Maybe they got the country wrong, Iran is not spelled with a "Q"
Verse 3:
The news on the tv sounds just like forty years ago
Soon they'll be saying "gotta have more troops!", I know
The caskets come home as we sink into the desert quicksand
They call it Iraq, but we're back in Vietnam
Bridge 2:
This war in Iraq's been a war on facts, nothing they told us was true
The same lies we heard from Nixon, now we're hearing them from "W"
Repeat Verse 1

Alan Ross Haynes was born long, long ago on a faraway planet, where he was raised by extraterrestrial bipeds that played country music.

Alan performed with the Unity Clearwater Band, a Contemporary Christian band, from 2001-2006. In this capacity, he has performed with well-known artists, including Jana Stanfield, Karen Taylor-Good, David Roth, Fred Bogert, Penny Nichols, Paula Hawley, Greg Tamblyn, Richard Mekdeci, and others.
Alan’s voice has been often compared to Chris Smithers, Chuck Pyle, and Rick Nelson. His style has been compared John Prine, Johnny Cash, Harry Chapin, and Bob Dylan.

He recently performed his satirical song "Let's Eat The Poor" at a house concert in Saugerties, N.Y., with recording artist David Roth and Richard Kniss, legendary bass player for Peter, Paul, and Mary and John Denver.

In Feb. 2008, Alan signed with the Roadshow Records label to appear on a compilation CD ("Roadshow Records IndependentArtists Vol.3)which is now being distributed in the US,Japan, Australia,New Zealand, and Europe. He also appears on Roadshow Records Pro Series Compilation, Vol. 1
and Vol.2.

Alan currently performs with Melissa Holland in the Hudson Valley area of New York. The duo recently (3/19/08) performed live on WBCR 97.7 FM Radio, Great Barington, Ma. They were the guests of Barbara and Graham Dean on their 2 hour "Common Sense Radio" show.

To contact alan about performing in your area, please
e-mail him at :

KW in Nashville
March 26, 2008
"Your songs have great atmosphere....that's the best I can say it!
It's real folk music. Good stuff."

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