99 Burning

99 Burning

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99 Burning is Bukowski and Kerouac and Rock and Roll, we have a film, two books, and a couple CD's. Call us grungeadlic, psychebilly, thrazz, whatever. We just jam.

Biography

99 Burning is a band that has seen its share of ups and downs. In 2006 they reunited after 13 years apart. During those years one member toured for a spell with Dog Fashioned Disco, another wrote a book, went into broadcasting and got published, while others jammed and took their shots in different bands in different projects in different directions while at the same time creating their own lives. Ultimately, though, there was always a calling to see what they missed out on more than a decade gone by.

After recording one album called She the band self-destructed, living a rock star lifestyle on a working band’s budget. That’s a story in and of itself. Don Eminizer, a former pro-wrestler, published writer, and poet, formed the band with James Frank, a guitarist with a decade of experience and schooling in broadcasting. After a slew of changing members, an album, their own underground night club, and 2 years as a band, they ended up with a final roster including bassist Jeff Zepp, and drummer Jon Clark.

They put on a festival called 99 Burning’s Electric Circus, it was filmed by Skipstone Productions. The goal was to find the mythic American Dream, sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, make it into a circus. The immediate mission, to build the Electric Circus into a three ring rock carnival by any means necessary.

Since then there’ve been divorces, replacements, rip-offs, and Hollywood. A film is being made (mia-film.com) and we're just getting warmed up.

Welcome to 99 Burning’s Electric Circus, the strangest show on Earth...

Lyrics

She's My Nightmare

Written By: Don Eminizer

Vacant eyes
I thought she was there
Desperate lies,
But I don't care

She thought she'd get lost astray
In a small town so far away
& there's this new song, that she won't play
Trapped in a gold void, so I won't stay.

Won't you?
No I...

She left me here--- she's gone
She dropped a crystal tear---she's back
I love which means I fear---She's mine
She stole a painted leer---she's hot

It lies in wait past the realm of sleep
Pouncing upon my wake from unconscious deep
As I am led from scene to scene
It watches on pacing nervously
Waiting to be fed baring teeth so keen
With lust it hides beyond the edge of dreams

Lying just beyond sublime fields and dreams
Its hunt's complete upon first memory
In sticky morn it tracks me down
As I am torn from sleep so sound.

She left me here--- she's gone
She dropped a crystal tear---she's back
I love which means I fear---She's mine
She stole a painted leer---she's hot
SHE
My little girl
SHE
No, no, no, no
SHE
Done left me here,
SHE
Go, go, go, go
SHE
Don't
SHE
Love
SHE
Me
SHE
No more
SHE
Done
SHE
Left
SHE
Me to die...

I'm done, I am

Lonely Skies

Written By: Don Eminizer

Moon's dew drenches a charcoal night
Mixing sadness with a touch of light,
Wiping tears from its starry eyes,
The skyline stutter's and begins to cry

And I can't get away from these Lonely Skies
Whose clouds remind me of your painful eyes,
Losta and afraid that no sun will rise
Haunted and chased by these lonely skies

Midnight floats on a pitch black raft
Shooting rapids dart down gloomy paths
Drawing back Orion's bow
Piercing me with a fatal blow

And I can't get away from these lonely skies
Whose clouds remind me of your moody guise
The Night sings the blues with it's windy cries and I'm
Dazed and confused beneath lonely skies

And I can't get away from these Lonely Skies
Whose clouds remind me of your painful eyes,
Losta and afraid that no sun will rise
Haunted and chased by these lonely skies

Lonely skies no sun will rise to see them lonely skies
Lonely skies in painful eyes seeing lonely skies

And I can't get away from these lonely skies
Whose clouds remind me of your moody guise
The Night sings the blues with it's windy cries and I'm
Dazed and confused beneath lonely skies

TV Child

Written By: Don Eminizer

Little television child won't you turn on your smile
Get lost in the images of airwaves running wild
Oh forgotten child...explore for awhile
The pictures that place reality on trial....

Wrapped up in the images of the TV
Electronic signals that can set you free
Poor abused child won't you find your smile
Tune into your shelter with the turn of a dial....

You'll find in the screen's hypnotic glow
A place to hide where you can go
To romp in fields of television snow
& find happy ending's wherte life is but a
Show...

Little tv child the real worlds a sham
So don't you cry because you don't understand
Why pain is caused at dad's hand
You'll be safe in your tv explore your mind & you'll be
Free...

(Solo....go James...fricking GO man!...)

Little tv child the real worlds a sham
So don't you cry because you don't understand
Why pain is caused at dad's hand
You'll be safe in your tv explore your mind & you'll be
Free...

Little television child won't you turn on your smile
Get lost in the images of airwaves running wild
Oh forgotten child...explore for awhile
The pictures that place reality on trial....

Discography

She - Serpentine Records

Set List

The only covers we do are a thrash version of Time by Pink Floyd and a punked out version of People are Strange. We have several hours of material. Now we're playing 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour sets consisting of songs such as:

She's My Nightmare - 6 mins
TV Child - 4 mins
She's My Addiction - 4 1/2 mins
7 Devils - 5 mins
Naked City - 5 mins
Lonely Skies - 5 mins
Lost Angels - 7 mins
People Are Strange (Doors) - 2 mins
Elvis Preaches - 3 mins
Cat - 4 mins
Wasted - 8 mins
Time - 5 mins
Political Insanity - 2 mins
The Long Ride - 8-10 mins