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Carlo wrote the words, sang the song, played the guitar parts and sent it to me. My first impression was that it sounded like a Dinosaur Jr song or a Sonic Youth tune.

I loved it. I knew why it was sent to me with such an authentic organic feel. It needed it's limbs removed and replaced with arms cast in plastic.

We appreciate any feedback on this tune.

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Lyrics
NEXT WAVE ROCKER

I hold my limbs in a tangle,
a jumble of wires.
Making monkeyfist in the telephone booth,
ah-hum-deh-o
I don’t move like a man
when I’m moving my hands.
My hand is a kung-fu grip,
kung-fu plastic grip!

And I don’t wanna stop, I’m a no-stop rocket
Hasbro-mattel, Mattel-hasbro
And I don’t wanna stop, I’m a no-stop rocket
I told you before what kind of rocker I am
I told you before what kind of rocker I am

I’m a next-wave swamp thing
all circuits and ice cream
ah-hum-deh-o
To have and to hold to touch and to know
I feel alright
I don’t move like a man when
I’m moving my hands
A timeghost in the telephone booth
a-hum-deh-o

And I don’t wanna stop, I’m a no-stop rocket
Hasbro-mattel, Mattel-hasbro
And I don’t wanna stop, I’m a no-stop rocket
I told you before what kind of rocker I am
I told you before what kind of rocker I am

I told you before what kind of rocker I am
Song Stats
Hits: 4518
Comments: 73
Fans: 26
Plays: 235
Downloads: 132

Uploaded: Oct 09, 2007 - 11:13:20 PM
Last Updated: May 27, 2010 - 08:03:21 AM Last Played: May 10, 2017 - 05:27:03 PM
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Comments
michael2 said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
awesome
you guys are the rulers. you're right about the sonic youth thing, but the weird keyboard effects(is that a wah wah pedal?) and the fake drums take it somewhere else. i really like this.
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Rulers?
Thanks Michael. Coming from a songwriter like you, that's a major compliment.

I enjoy writing songs with Carlo because of his unique poetry and how he somehow works it all into the song. In our earliest songs, Carlo would have me hack out some off timed beat on the drum machine, then he would sing, then I'd play a bass line, then he did guitar tracks! Tokyo One was the first song we wrote like that. Uncanny!

When he sends me the file with his vocals, guitars and a single drum loop from beginning to end, I feel like a kid in a candy store.

The weird keyboard effect is specifically the Fuzzy Clav Instrument (which has Auto Wah in it's default setting) and I added a tiny bit of echo and reverb to produce what I felt was the most appropriate wah wah possible. Thanks for asking.

I tend to forget the original dynamic of our band - we used Dr Rhythm and ran it through an Alesis Midiverb and we used the Latin Drums on one of my Casio synthesizers. Fake drums were and are part of our sound. I guess I should just quit moaning about it and pay more attention to the girls dancing on the dance floor.

I was always plugging drum machines into synthesizers to try to get new sounds. I do the same thing for many of my songs as a starting point. I prefer the midi tracks so I can control every single note. Loops to me are still a gigundus mystery and I admire anyone able to use them.

Thanks for listening.

Bob
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lengold said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
You
two have really got something going here. VERY catchy song with great production - I like the drums too. I know what kind of rockers you are - great ones.
Cheers
Len


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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
I'm A No-Stop Rocket!
Thanks Len!
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echoroom said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
finally
i get 2 c the lyrics.!
Great production and a sweeet song... wheres my t. Booth t-shirt???
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
T-Shirts
Thanks Steve. We're printing some more youth sizes this weekend. I'll be sure to get you a child's small!

Hope you're having fun and finding inspiration in Malta. I saw the Malta flag beside your name yesterday. How cool are you, Mr World traveler?

Be safe and don't drink the water!

You pal (and Adult Large t-shirt wearer),

Bob

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cjdaley said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
no-stop rocket
The chorus is catchy like a kung-fu grip. The evil-scientist hybridation of organic and plastic is a success . Glad to see Telephone Booth back from the Junkyard with a vengeance.
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Kung Fu Grip
Thanks CJ.

I appreciate your comments on the song before I posted it. It helped me focus on a few important elements that I would've probably overlooked. The end result could've been too many synthesizers.

Hey, how was the pool party?
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guitapick said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Rockin'....
...awesome lyrics to go with it.

"Hasbro-mattel"...hehehe

Really clever with a sledge hammer delivery.

Enjoyed this very much.....
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Hasbro-mattel, Mattel-hasbro
You think Carlo's in tune with his childhood?

Ask me if I'm autobot,
I say I am not,
Maybe I am Micronaut
Maybe I am not

Just a few lyrics he decided not to use on this version of the song.

He is one clever sledge hammer.
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bud said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
masters of the universe
hasbro mattel - mattel hasbro

you guys have really done it this time. Ihar you about wanting live drums - but you did such a good job with the loops that I never would have thought about it. How'd you manage that after the guitars? Did Carlo play to a more basic track that you replaced? Excellent synth business and the guitars and vox are perfect. Reminds me of the Voidoids as much as SY.
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Drums
Thanks bud. I'm really taken by the response from you guys. I think the song is pretty great, but I wasn't expecting anyone else to like it!

Carlo used a single drum loop throughout the song pretty much as a metronome, and when I got it, I started by finding members of the same JamPack family (imagine that) and tried to make transitions. A crash, a little change up kinda thing and then I hacked loops to the point of pure stupidity for the explosion towards the end.

Carlo and I had a very close drummer friend die while we were working on this song, so it was my intention to create maniacal intense drums like our buddy Jeff might've done.

I hear the Hell in his voice as well. Thanks again for the kind words. The next song is already in the works and boy is it something!
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elnorte said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Caliente.
Feeeeeeeeeeel you - no-stop-rocket. Marvelloso grande.
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five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
I don't wanna stop
Mucho masticando, muchacho del blonde.
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said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
You rockin
What kind? Oh yeah that kind! Love the attitude in the singing brings me back to my circle jerk.. dead kennnedy days, But newer waver like! excellent !
five_extra_arms said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Next Wave Rockers
(I told you before what kind of rocker I am!)

Thanks ego!
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said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
hard and heavy
with a nod to the early 80's rock, pre hair bands. it has a definite underground feel.
nicely done, and i dont mind the drums so much.
five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Hard And Heavy
You know about hard and heavy Allen - great new version of your latest.

Thanks for the listen!


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ic42 said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
ocasek
it creates musical poetry of decades ago. the lyrics are gooey. they almost coalesce into meaning, and then metamorphose into looking-glass insects and fly away. it is a delight to see this happen. it seems tight and loose simultaneously. 0x0
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
looking-glass insects
You're pretty poetic. Ever gonna sing for us?

Thanks Icey!
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Peter Bauckham said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
this is
brilliant - I just love your sound including the fake drums - you've done an excellent job with them - keep 'em coming!

Peter
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Fake Drums, Fake Band
Thanks for the comments Peter.

This is invaluable to us. Not meaning of no value, but, well.... you know what I mean!

Thanks!
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Axgrinder said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
Shazam!
This was pretty unexpected. Nice production. Nice collab. Your (K)board really shines in this, not to say carlo's additions don't shine as well! I really dig this fellers. Hope to hear more of your combined total!

Ax
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Shazbot
Thanks Alvin -

Thanks for taking the time to comment and thanks for taking that horrific image of your profile.

I was having trouble sleeping.

Now we can be elctrofriends again.
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Estella said 3695 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
telephone booth
I like it!

Can't wait to hear the next one.

Are you working on a theme album - limbs and telephone booths? Would make for a very interesting album cover.
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Telephone Booth
We are committed to an album's worth of music. Not sure what the cover art will look like, but you can rest assured it will be well planned.

Not only is Carlo one of my most favorite singer songwriters, he's also one of my most favorite visual artists.

And estellie, what's up with your fascination with limbs?

Thanks muchacha armada adicional
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Vic Holman said 3694 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
catchy and scratchy
I wanna be a rock star with a kung fu grip and paint my face like a mattel toy from china and eat ice cream in swamps and tangle my arms telephone chords while dismantling the phone receiver...well that's the type of rock start I am.

Real catchy tune and liked you synth inclusion, you come up with clever workable sounds. i guess that's the type of rock start you are!

neato!
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Catchy and Scratchy!
Sounds like the nick names for my dogs!

Thanks for the laugh Vic. Now I know what kind of rocker you are too....

Waitaminit..... I already knew what kind of rocker you are. One of the finest from the swamps of China. Wha?

Glad you like the synths. I tried real hard to create a decent contrast with those beefy guitars without trying to put it up front and steal the spotlight. That's not the kind of rocker I am.


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Dj French Toast said 3694 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
MR Arms
great song and nice mix . Love the vocals and the kinda live set feel to it !
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Live Vocals
Thanks Mr DJ.

I think Carlo's voice is pretty great too.
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The Infinites said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Great work, guys!
I'm way into the post-punk loop/live sound of men making noise that suits their character (although, having not met Giancarlo (yet) that's a calculated assumption).

I took your heads-up about the drum sounds and thought that it may be a weak part of the tune, but no, no & no! That's what gives it the interest as a fine backdrop to the guitar and bass work that is right up my street. Vox are great - Carlo is right up there obviously enjoying the gig, and Bob - your backing is ace, and that's the 5EA stamp, over what really should be on the Telephone Booth profile...


Downloaded, faved and straight to iPod. I love being able to do that - especially with work from your stable.

Keep it up, boys!

Jim
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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
The Drum's Beat And The Guitar's Strung
Thanks Jim.

I guess I'll be printing TWO Telephone Booth t-shirts now!

You and Steve will have to alternate days that you wear them so that people don't think you're twins or something.

It's comments like these that make me feel good about the money I send you through PayPal every week!
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said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Move over "Kum-bay-yah"...
..."Ah-hum-deh-o" will take it from here thank you!

Crunchy tuneage bro! I may have to invest in a couple of extra arms myself! Ha ha...

Exceptionally good vocal this time out. Love the harmony sections! This may be my fave of all your posts so far. KUDOS!

Be well man!

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five_extra_arms said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Kamikaze Ballerina!
Thanks Michael.

I feel the same about your new post. Incredible song.

ah-hum-deh-o!!
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ktb said 3694 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
all five arms
jammin on the guitars during that chorus. what a great wall of sound. fun & funky. That wah effect takes center stage. way cool. passionate vocals
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five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Passionate
I'm anxious to share more passion.

Thanks K2B!
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said 3693 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Can I get a tee too?
Im a Carlo fan as well as a 5EA fan, lethal combo, I hear some Iggy in this but on the next century new earth...just a great feast of sounds!
five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Free T-Shirts!
Now that you mention it, Mr Wounded, I better get the t-shirt design done pronto. I'll have to have anyone that wants a shirt to send me their size and address. Thanks man!

I'm a fan of Carlo too. I've been begging him for 2 years to get off his lazy bottom and get ah-hum-deh-o-ing!

Thanks again for Analogapalooza!
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five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Iggy

Speaking of Iggy, you should see Carlo perform live. Cat-like prowess with kung-fu grip. He has a real presence and a shipload of attitude packed into his thin white tattooed frame.

He was meant to be a front man, no one will ever argue that.

Why, it's been said that he's the Steve Craig of the USA.
(Steve Craig? Wasn't he the Crocodile Hunter?)
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buckhorn said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Five Extra
Telephone Booths. I like the lyrics and the "let it all hang out" vocal prformance. Another real good one. Regards
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five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
let it all hang out
Thanks Buckhorn.

It's our primary mission to let it all hang out.


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lavalamp said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Excited
I was really excited to hear a new one of yours. The chorus is great for starters. Carlo is an outstanding writer. It does remind me of Sonic Youth and the Pixies somewhat, which is cool.
Awesome "keyboard fx's" they really fit the song.
Great rock voice Carlo.
Way to go Bobby!
Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Excitable Boys

It's very cool making noise with Carlo again.

We always found a way to make it work out with our combined interests and various noise makers. I think the secret is to keep the guitar and vocals as the central elements and pile the rest of the noises around it and try to create some variety here and there. We like to glue things down and peel 'em back off, scratch it out or paint over the whole thing and start over. It's a great process that works well for us both. Carlo calls it "kick the can" Secrets from the Telephone Booth - October Edition


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chipan said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Another
song that is way cool, Bob! I like the way you use words. Some of it may not make sense to me, but the lyrics are somehow satisfying. Maybe it's their rhythmic value? Anyway this one was fun. I love the sounds you create.
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chipan said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Sorry, after reading the comments
I realized you didn't write the words. Anyway I like it!
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five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
What Are Words For?
Hey Chip, thanks for listening. Although I didn't write these words, I have written words similar and in a totally different order. Why, once I even a song that had words from begining to end, not one of the words (or combination of words) was "kung-fu grip" or "circuits and ice cream".

Thanks for the good news! There's a ton of future dads/new dads roaming this site. Congratulations!

Bob
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said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
takes me...
back to my high school days!
freaking love it!
super job guys!
more, more more!
five_extra_arms said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Timeghost In The Telephone Booth
Wait til our next song. It'll bring you back to your days in diapers.

Thanks man!
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Johnny Mustard Seed said 3693 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
Non Stop Rocket
Dear X-Tra Appendages,

This song is surely a hit. It kind of sickens me though. You see Deanna Sue, my ex, has always had a thing for space travel. She really got excited about that dufuss from Virgin Airways starting a space travel program for Joe six packs and she was ready to go. I told her that as soon as it was a reality, I%u2019d shoot her into space no matter what it cost.

Well, like all Englishmen, the promise seemed to be a long time coming, to make things worse space travel seemed to be one of the few glues holding our marriage together.

After a hot night of efficient, consensual sex, Deanna Sue started talking about the trip. I, under the influence of satisfaction and one too many Mike%u2019s Hard Lemonades spouted, %u201CThat Limey%u2019s never gonna get off the ground!!%u201D

I don%u2019t think any heat shield could take the searing that I took while re-entering the reality that was marital dissatisfaction. Deanna Sue called me a buzz kill, which is quite the insult considering she consumed 12 Khalua & Yoohoo%u2019s.

Needless to say, your no stop rocket brought all the miserable memories right back down to earth!!!

Thanks for nothing, schlep!!!

five_extra_arms said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
Ground Control To Major Mustard
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear....
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Lenny Zero said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
5 extra stars!
This kicks like a mexican drug mule - aces!
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five_extra_arms said 3692 days ago (October 13th, 2007)
All Circuits And Ice Cream
ah-hum-deh-o!

Thanks Lenny, you handsome and mysterious man, you.
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DWL said 3691 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Just when I think I'm back on track
I get thrown off ......

A great arrangement and I love the lyrics

Sophisticated lo-fi.

Cheers

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five_extra_arms said 3691 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Off Track
Thanks Dick, you handsome and mysterious man, you.


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racerat said 3690 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Shades of the IG
Hey,
Cool. Certainly shades of Iggy and the Stooges here. Love the lo-fi wah. You either love wah or you hate it, I and I LOVE it. Nice use of deep reverb on the backing vox.
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five_extra_arms said 3689 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
STOOGE-ATHON
Thanks Phil. I was hoping you'd like my mix. I came this close to sending it to you for a listen, then I say, "Naaaawww. He's too busy for the likes of me".

I love the Stooges - Moe, Larry, Shemp, Curly.... Iggy was the new guy, right? He's funny too!
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racerat said 3689 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
never
Never to busy for you! Bring it on, next time...

Philip
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five_extra_arms said 3689 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
You're My Favorite Stooge
Thanks Philip. I most certainly will!

You see that everybody? Racerat and I are PALS!!

Bob
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davisamerica said 3688 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
surprise for the day!!
and a mving little tune.....does have a live feel! i like this one...very much!
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five_extra_arms said 3688 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Surprise!
You're my other favorite Stooge, Davis!

Thanks for the listen. I'm off to Shame Town!
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Pigeonfilter said 3656 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
wow
Killer tune, guys. Damn catchy with top shelf production.

Very nicely done.
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five_extra_arms said 3654 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Applying The Pigeonfilter...
...always works for me.

Thanks for listening!
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The Infinites said 3645 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Emmm..?
Getting close to Xmas and I haven't got a T-Booth T-Shirt to give as my UPOTY. (Unique Present of The Year). Could surely come close to the time I gave an industrial magnet from a fibre-glass manufacturing machine as a gift.....

Always a good move to give a gift that doesn't get repeated (or used/spoken about!). I could also do with a new tee for the winter.

Hee hee!

Jim
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Heightened said 3623 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Wow!
This song rocked like you told me before.
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five_extra_arms said 3553 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Heightened
Thanks for listening!
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Mcboy said 3553 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
this has
stones feel ...second time this week i've said thag...hmmm......and a young mick jagger type vocal....brown sugar comes to mine.....but...this is no stiones rehash...this rocks mightily on its own....punker rocker kooler.....!
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five_extra_arms said 3359 days ago (September 10th, 2008)
Brown Sugar
Carlo does have some Jumping Jack Flash moves in him. He's a terrific front man as anyone will say that's seen us live.
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MIRx said 3545 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
It undoubdetly has a S.Y. or D.J. feel
and this is one thing that makes me definitely like it!
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five_extra_arms said 3359 days ago (September 10th, 2008)
Sonic Youth
Big influence on me as a musician. Thanks!
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Lennon714 said 3360 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
How did
I miss this? How brilliant is the line, "I%u2019m a next-wave swamp thing, all circuits and ice cream"? Love it.

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five_extra_arms said 3359 days ago (September 10th, 2008)
All Ciruits And Ice Cream
Tell me about it. He's my favorite gutter poet.
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lengold said 3286 days ago (November 22nd, 2008)
This just
popped into my iTunes again. What a truly fantastic track it is.
Cheers
Len


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Relic67 said 2833 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
neat
glad I found this one...
very original sounding and catchy...
sort of an indie rock sound but the glitchy synths take it up to the next level... enjoyed!
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