Antifluff Superstar CD

Antifluff Superstar was composed & recorded during a period of unprecedented self-growth. All of the material was conceived, recorded & mixed without any constrictions regarding when the music was documented as a musical expression. This creates a spontaneity and freshness not easily duplicated in the recording studio.

“OFFBEAT”, New Orleans’ premier music magazine wrote:

“Mark Galasso who gifted us with some of the best modern Louisiana pop around on 1997’s PERCHAPLECTIC, returns with a new persona as Antifluff Superstar, completing his studio-perfectionistic control-freak journey full circle. He’s even starting to sound like other wizards and true stars: his funk is becoming positively Princely, his twisted classicism Rundgrenian, his confessionality Lennonesque. The title track dips and weaves between three decades of damaged art-pop like a drunk on a binge. Just when he seems unfathomable, he polishes off a Beatlesque gem (“Jin’s Jet”), rips out a solid groove (“Stuck Here Without You”), or takes the piss out of his ambition by re-working one his commercial jingles (“Bonus Lucky 7″) and all is well. Mark’s colossally, wonderfully self-obsessed. The sheer audacity and frightening intensity of his ambition is absolutely thrilling. In a state that forgot how to make solid, non-derivative pop music a few decades ago, that’s to be celebrated.”

Mark Galasso-a.k.a “Antifluff Superstar”-has been recognized Nationally and Internationally for nine spectacular radio jingles he has written for the Louisiana Lottery Corporation. In 1999, “Pick 4” won “Best Radio Spot” at the North American Lottery Awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Bonus Lucky 7” & a Gambline Hotline Tv Spot were also finalists in the competition, which involved 49 lottery companies from all over North America. Additionally, his Jingles “Mambo Money” & “Let the Good Times Roll” won Audio Communicator Awards in 2001, and “Mambo Money” was given the “Crystal Award for Excellence”.

(See: “Lottery Jingles” also available on CD Baby, iTunes & many PC download sites)

“He Was Gone” (Single)

“He Was Gone” is a song about moving through loss, with acceptance, grace & perseverance.

Song Credits: Music composed, performed, recorded & mixed by Mark Galasso

Mark Galasso: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Dobro,
Chromatic Harmonica, Bass Harmonica, Percussion, Drum Programming, Train Intro Recording

Electric Bass: David Ellis

Lyrics by Mark Galasso

Cover Photo by Mario Alessi

Recorded at Planet Love, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Mastered by Erik Wolf at Wolf Mastering

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He Was Gone

Out of his head
It’s the last thing he ever would do
Calling him back there lost
Someone to love

He was gone
On a Train
He was gone
A river of shame

Oh, he said he was gone he broke it off
And there it was he wrote the song
And yes it was the last he ever would sing

Half of the time there he wept
‘Till summer was gone
Tearing the pieces he left out
Wrote over and read

He was gone
Covered in red
He was gone
Delivered & Dead

You can remember it all it was the best
And yes the loss was all too much
It tested all he was slumped over in pain

Shackles & all what is left here is over & done
Nothing is left but the daylight
A brother in love

To be em-better’ed in ways you walk along
And there you are you’re left to cull your fate
And what it was, whatever will make

In a storm
There is pain
It’s a long road recovered with less
Forever You Remain