Born Again Floozies

Born Again Floozies

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A voluptuously surreal performance: the rhythm section is two tap dancers and a tuba, the singer plays guitar the way most people play the piano. Steve Albini described them as "...a rock band with extras, though that's comically understated--kind of like saying Franz Liszt only waltzed."

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A voluptuously surreal performance: the rhythm section is two tap dancers and a tuba, the singer plays guitar the way most people play the piano. Steve Albini described them as "...a rock band with extras, but thats comically understated--kind of like saying Franz Liszt only waltzed." But Triple R Records calls them "Fellini-esque songmongers". We're SONGMONGERS! Slingin' songs like so many dead fish... || Discography 1. Novelties, Addenda and Ephemera (5-song ep) recorded and mixed by Steve Albini out June 2006 2. 7 Deadly Sinners (full-length) recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, Mastered by Nick Webb at Abbey Road Studios, London out Jan 2007||

Lyrics

Penitent

Written By: Joey Welch

Reverend Johnson
he was a good one
he used to beat me
with a wreckless abandon

to keep me from
feelin so abandoned
and that beats
everything that you can get so

yeah, yeah, yeah...

CHORUS:
Drivin' by the penitentiary
you were there, you were there for me
and I just want to thank you
for the good times yeah yeah yeah...

In my youth
I survived my own stupidity
and cultivated it to something grand
and called it daring

(chorus)

In my youth
my suffering
I tried to escape

but religion said "No, no
keep on suffering.
that's the way you know you're saved."

(chorus)

I wanna thank thank thank you!

Warden Jones
he was a good one
he used to beat me with a wreckless abandon

big big wrecks,
no abandon and I
graduated juvy at an early age

to the most maximum facility available
and the maximum is
everything that you can get so

yeah yeah yeah...

Miranda Rights Massachusetts Ave

Written By: Joey Welch

Last night I was out
with friends to watch a
downtown concert
that sucked
so we took off early
their commercial bland music
wasn't worth the sweat to
dance to or anything
and I was out 40 bucks
but then our

night arrived
with this busker girl
chiming out a
wilderness
of music and it dragged us in
held by a wicked churning
and worked us all into it’s
cultivated blindness

we were singin’ having fun
drinkin’ then the
cops came
but I'm not sure
who hit first
I tried to stop the cop
but from behind
I got hit
then nothing
it all went black
but while I

slept I dreamt
a god in his heaven
he kinda looked like Morrissey-- no
he looked like Cher
in a dramatic pose and a sequined gown
proclaiming a cosmos
of calibrated celestial pop stars,
a pitch-corrected universe

when I woke up
in the ambulance
singing my head was
bleeding hard
the paramedic smiled
said shut up but she was
lovely, and said
my friends were fine
but then this

cop chimed in
with “Miranda rights”
I said I thought I
knew my rights
already, I
was just singing
in full pursuit
of what is right

and that’s music
as it drags us in and holds us
by its wicked churning
and it works us all up to its
cultivated blindness.

I Used to Play the Euphonium

Written By: Joey Welch

I used to play the euphonium
in a marching band
hip with all the ladies in my
thick glasses and black socks

Man, you should play the euphonium
marchin' in a straight line
they used to call us the real cool killers
at least that's what I thought they said

I cut a frog in biology class
right across the throat--I said,
I cut a frog in biology, man
yeah, I slit his throat 'cause

he don't play the euphonium
in a marching band
he's not hip the ladies:
no glasses and no black socks--give it up!

Fe2 O3* that's the way we spell "rusty", you rusty, hey, hey--you rusty!

*Fe2 O3 is the chemical compound for rust. Duh.

Discography

1. Novelties, Addenda and Ephemera (5-song ep) out September 2006
2. 7 Deadly Sinners (full-length) recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, Mastered by Nick Webb at Abbey Road Studios, London out Jan 2007

Set List

Enough original material for a 90 minute set.