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Bandcamp. If you've heard of it you'll know why we are using it! If you've not heard of it you'll thank us for telling you!

Can you imagine a website where bands can upload full resolution audio files (.aiff) and you can chose what type of format your download is, and there's a minimum of third party overheads reducing the band's income.

Imagine no more because that's what Bandcamp is. By starting with the highest possible quality source, they’re able to convert our tracks into a bunch of different format and quality combinations for you to listen to, including MP3 (320, VBR V0), Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, FLAC and AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format)

You can see why we have chosen bandcamp as our supply partner for our downloads.

Having said that In the days of our demo recordings the facilities available to up-coming bands were rather basic compared to this century!

The demo tracks were mostly recorded on a cassette based "portastudio" or in some cases directly off the sound desk at gigs but this also imbues the tracks with a certain 'patina', which given their 30+ years age is quite fitting, so please understand that these are not modern recording studio quality. We're currently leaving the tracks open for streaming so you can hear what you are getting before buying!

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Alan

alantdomGraeme and I are very different in our political views, which can often make writing something we're both happy with a bit of a challenge. However, I immediately warmed to this idea of the control-freak political leader. It's kind of a dig at Tony Blair, but it applies to pretty much any self-satisfied political or social leader. Anything they say needs to be taken with a healthy pinch of salt. I think the soul choir's a nice touch - If we ever did a video I'd like to portray TB, GWB and OBL as gangsta rap types with loads of bling (lots of gold, girls and a huge Hummer) .. All style and no substance.

 

 

Graeme

graemeI spoke earlier about how sometimes musical ideas just happen and sometimes they dont, well on this night they did. Mike B had given Niall and I a real rollicking for getting bogged down, and not getting any of the tracks finished. I had watched our esteemed Prime Minister lie his way thro' a tricky press conference on TV just before going to the studio and had a lyric brewing about "political ambition "and the dream of "power". Got to studio.. compulsory cup of tea....brief chat with Niall over general concept....Picked up bass...Niall picked up guitar....three hours later we had a rough backing track with verse and cracking chorus, and guitar solo in the bag. We were very smug, as we knew Mike would be at the studio the following day. JESUS, what a row we got for starting another new idea instead of finishing the ones we had already. Anyway I love this. Its a bit like Sledgehammer meets City Of Love, with the humour of Big Tim. Hope you guys like it.

 

Niall

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I remember Graeme and I sitting in the studio one night and Graeme saying that he wished there was a punchier track on the album with the sort of riff that goes something like this....daa daa dee......daa daa dee etc and the track was born.

 

Colin

colintdomNot very Pallasy, but very rocky, powerful and precise. It was decided that the groove was the most important thing in this one, sort of Zeppelinesque, with straightforward fills. Although during the first guitar solo, we throw in a single bar of 5/4 to keep it interesting. The middle section (with Tabla etc) has a great almost Bonhamesque groove and moves into a real Hendrixsy feel at the end with swirling cymbals and fills etc and less that 5 minutes long!

 

Ronnie

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This was created in my absence. "I’m liking it!" 

 

 

 

 

Lyrics

Hello, good morning from the top of the food chain
Your thoughts and calls are most important to me
You voted me in to bring back the good times
So just relax and leave it all to me

 

I'm walking the walk, I'm talking the talk
I'm kissing the creche, I'm pressing the flesh
I'm wearing the clothes, I powder my nose
I'm calling the shots, I'm liking it

 

God is my buddy and we talk all the time
He wants you to know that he's doing just fine
He took retirement - got a place in the sun
Now that's my promise for you everyone

 

I'm walking the walk, I'm talking the talk
I'm kissing the creche, I'm pressing the flesh
I'm wearing the clothes, I powder my nose
I'm calling the shots, I'm liking it

 

Since I was a small boy I've dreamed of this day
When all of you would look up to me this way
Now that we have the future in the palm of our hands
Let's take a ride to the promised land

 

I'm walking the walk, I'm talking the talk
I'm kissing the creche, I'm pressing the flesh
I'm wearing the clothes, I powder my nose
I'm calling the shots, I'm liking it

 

Messiah
Don't you know he's a liar

 

 

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