Evil Harrisons

Evil Harrisons

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In 2004, Evil Harrisons were born when Rónán Murphy was introduced to Nicolás Puyané and Paul Carolan by mutual friend and co-conspirator Barry Dwyer. Willingness to experiment with songwriting and genre resulted in a sound which has been described as “multi-textured, soaring and frequently moving”

Biography

In 2004, Evil Harrisons were born when Rónán Murphy (Vocals) was introduced to Nicolás Puayné (Bass) and Paul Carolan (Drums) by mutual friend and co-conspirator Barry Dwyer (Guitar). The inclusion of Murphy resulted in an instant spur of songwriting which resulted in the groups debut EP "X as in Fox". A small, limited release in late 2004 "X as in Fox" helped pave the way for their second 4 track EP "Seafood and Crab".

Recorded for €50 in two days and named after a sandwich paste they daren't try, "Seafood and Crab" was the groups first freely available EP. Available at gigs, the EP prooved to be a success with audiences and Evil Harrisons followed this up with the release of their debut single in 2005.

Featuring live favorites “You’re my ears and my big toes” and “Oh Bonnie” this single was released in late April ’06. Produced by Marc Carolan (Thrills/Muse/JJ72) the tracks showcased the group’s willingness to experiment with genres while remaining true to their individual style. An extensive tour of Ireland taking in 20 dates from Belfast to Cork between Mar-April in 2006 followed.

Lyrics

You're My Ears and My Big Toes

Written By: Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané

YOURE MY EARS AND MY BIG TOES
(Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané)

Wheelchair- that's where I'd reside,
Staring at my beat feet-
Masturbation City and State:
Jupiter forbid!

Wheelchair- I'd be so low
Girl, if you should fly. Why?
Chickadee, you're balancing me-
Kill that katydid!

You're my ears and my big toes,
Fire for my firehose,
You're my ears and my big toes,
A chemical ride in the Vatican zoo!

Wheelchair- babbling Hawking talk,
Mice within my holey soul,
I'd huggermugger my Gemini sugar,
Kaiser Novocaine!

Wheelchair- senses dodoed,
Passion ossified, I'd
Live to snap that bubble wrap
People call my brain.

You're my ears and my big toes,
Beta phi Anita Loos,
You're my ears and my big toes,
A chemical ride in the Vatican zoo!

You know my dissatisfactions?
Stick 'em up your pigeonhole and salivate;

I'm gonna get my injections
And fly to your Thailand soul-
We'll renovate and make Bang Kwang a Shangri-La!

(c) lyrics & music Evil Harrisons 2005
http://www.evilharrisons.com

Oh Bonnie

Written By: Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané

OH BONNIE
(Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané)

Oh Bonnie you crook
Dont gimme that look
Youre stealing my mind away
Stop making silicone faces
Start taking me inside places
Dont make me wander home tonight,
My hands shaking and my fingers freezin,
You know I neednt roam tonight,
I wanna stay so gimme a reason

Quit raising my cane
I'm going insane
Just shaking the blues away
Youre giving me exitations
But Im living me a game of patience;
This solitary soul
Has had more than enough of your pushin & your shovin
You're giving me your mamas dole,
But dont you know Ill be fine if you gimme some lovin

I love you so
Ill be your beau
I love you so
So, so, so
I love you so
Oh, oh, oh,

Oh Bonnie you crook
Stop reading that book,
Your boring my soul away:
Go and burn that Schopenhauer
And gimme a golden shower:
I know my psyche all too well
And Im needing a long vacation:
You dont need a mechanics manual,
To use a pump in a petrol station.

Dont barter in lies
Im reading your eyes,
Theyre telling me a different tale:
Quit telling me tonight, yeah, maybe
Youre selling me smalltalk baby.
This ice-cream tête-a-tête
is freezing my soul but my hearts in the oven,
So whats the need to wait
When you know Ill be fine if you gimme some lovin,

I love you so
Ill be your beau
I love you so
So, so, so
I love you so
Oh, oh, oh,

(c) lyrics & music Evil Harrisons 2005
http://www.evilharrisons.com

Corner Crazy

Written By: Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané

CORNER CRAZY
(Carolan/Dwyer/Murphy/Puyané)

Corner crazy, thinking of you-
I'm only lazy as you know,
and Saturday blue.

Everyday from morning to night
I loose my way from wrong to wrong
In your sight;

I'll rise later and make a start
To fight my heart.

The penny the sidewalk eyed me with winked a fortune:
I'm ready to cash that flash every day.
Don't know why I stay,
Delay in Saturday clothes:
I'll be there in a day-
One more day every day.

Corner crazy, talking round walls
The words your mazy love reveal
Till Saturday palls.

No amending lying down low,
When I'm pretending and I know
That you know,

Anyway,

My excuse is the night is young
For songs unsung.

This single apartment heart is a gaff for torching:
"Remember to pray my name", then he dived
Into lies - the eyes and his, but ever again
I'm in love - I can't hide,
Classified
By your side.

(C) Music & Lyrics Evil Harrisons 2006
www.evilharrisons.com

Discography

2005 - "You're My Ears and My Big Toes"/"Oh Bonnie" (Single)
2005 - "Seafood and Crab" (EP)
2004 - "X as in Fox" (EP)

Set List

For our most recent (and first) independent tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland (20 dates in Apr/May 06) our setlist was 40-45 minutes long. The setlist was a core of 11-12 songs which we felt provided the best momentum together. We would augment and change this though on occasion if events on the night demanded it....we won't go into the enforced encore in mullingar in which the 10 person crowd wouldn't let us leave the stage till we had played an extra 30minute encore...we managed and it was a great night in the end...and hopefully we won over some new fans too....

Typical Tour Setlist:

1. Ears
2. Bleak
3. Siren
4. Dessi
5. Talking
6. Coma
7. Following
8. Match
9. Caramel
10. Ride
11. Bonnie
12. Bag