General Bye Bye

General Bye Bye

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DIY French Indie Rock band from Paris. Between Blonde Redhead and early american contemporary music.

Biography

A half-mad but oh-so-smart threesome that mixes the jagged edges of steel strings, the frenzied heartbeat of pounding drums and the bewitching enchantment of printed circuit boards to come up with songs made for dreaming and for dancing. A crazy group that smells of compost and froth, of changing rooms and melted plastic. A band that stands at the crossroads where Kraftwerk, Michael Nyman and Blonde Redhead never met. Three french men who have a strong Direct to Fans philosophy. Following on from the releases of their first LP Girouette and now armed with their coming mini-LP Blood On My Keyboard (recorded in Memphis in one day) General Bye Bye is heading off into battle once more.

Lyrics

Self-Portrait

Written By: D.Hruskar

My arms are heavy
My dark eyes getting deeper
Balancing helplessly
I stagger under the weight
Under the weight of what I am
What I’m becoming
I am lying, rolling and crawling
Rolling all over again
Trying to find a shelter in the bushes of Szechwan
Behind the trees of the Himalaya
Under the eternal rains of deserted cities
Where we meet our destiny
Weakly, on my own, I rise my boneless body
And observe myself, and observe myself clearly
In the reflection of someone else’s dream
And someone else’s nights become my nights
Someone else’s hands caress my hands
Am I dreaming or is your body still hanging on my back
Teasing me and turning me inside out
With a nervous twitch I collapse
Insecure and afraid I keep on tripping over
I should collect myself and continue
Haunted by the insipid smell of gasoline
I’m desperately seeking what I once found
In a dull sound of my shapeless cat-legged body
Feeling like a panda

Girouette

Written By: D.Hruskar


The Japanese cat stares at me

He smashed into pieces

I cover the window and switch

The channels in my head

The bus driver is taking his seat

You are paralyzed by the mouvement

The scenery is rushing by

While the clock ticking

Richtung : Ostdeutschland

Reveals the traces of my footsteps in snow

Wet from sadness and pain

Creating Il Diluvio universale

48 hours of Hungarian rhapsody in rain

Irány: Keleti pályaudvar

Crossing the bridge

Like the last survivors from the suicide

On a train to nowhere my hands shake

Turning the pages of a book torn to shreds

The image of the black-spotted dog

Howling in the night

The truck driver is picking his teeth

And counting his money on the countryside road

In the brightness of the street light

The eyes of the cow devour me

I take a shortcut to the end

I’m crashed into pieces

But the man with the moustache smiles, lights his cigarette

And the direction indicator is pointing West

The jealous Zephyr must be blowing his gust of wind

Monsieur le chat grins from the tramway window

And we balance over his head on a balancing rope made for balancing purposes at 35C sweating like chicken under the white veranda

I change the time zone

Jag skulle vilja vara en sköldpadda

som simmar i en finsk sjö

Maniac Mansion

Written By: D.Hruskar

Shivering and sneezing

Crawling on all fours

You’re a lifer

In a creaky old house

Hiding in your oubliette

Your dungeon is cozy

Your garment is of silk

The rings on your fingers (are) shiny

Your imprisoner is drumming his fingers

And stirring the sugar in his tea

His whiskers are unkempt and his fur is messy

His worn out tail is lying

Lying in wait

Whenever you turn around

His amber eyes stare you down

You’ve always on the run

Whenever you turn around

Don't Shoot The Rabbit

Written By: J.Klein

Here I am again

I was strolling around your home

I’m worried my sweet girl blue

Why do you sit here bored to death

Here I am to make

some pink bubbles pop in your mind

Get out of your pool of fear

oh dear my dear we shall be late

Here we are again

rushing down the magic well

just follow my cute plush ears

I’ll take you back into my maze

I hate to pick up your daisies so don’t shoot

don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up

don’t don’t don’t shoot my white rabbit

I hate to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot

Don’t – shoot – my – white

rabbit I hate to pick up your daisies

oh don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot my white rabbit

I hate to pick up your daisies

My white rabbit my white rabbit

I hate to pick up your daisies to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot my white rabbit

I hate to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up your

And sit down here with Alice

well come, take a seat, have a tea with the bumblebee

and an explanation with Alice

Don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up your daisies

so don’t shoot my white rabbit I hate to pick up your daisies

don’t – I

Discography

"Blood on my keyboards" Mini LP - 16th of April 2011
(Bye Bye Music)

"Don't Shoot The Rabbit / Greedy Pigs" - Single - February 2011
Split 45RPM
(Bye Bye Music / Can Be Fine)

Girouette LP- May 2010
(Greed Recordings / MVS Anticraft)

Alphabet EP - June 2009
(Bye Bye Music)

Radio Airplay
- Alphabet (Radio Campus Paris)
- Maniac Mansion (Radio Campus Paris, Radio Neo, Noise'R'us, French Underground)

Set List

We have a set that goes from 30 min to 1h30 min. We have 17 songs in total. Our set is composed of catchy pop tunes as well as crazy krautrock songs and some more aerial moment thanks to the magical Kantele, the national instrument of Finland.

Our 50 minutes set includes :

1 - Grammatical Error
2 - Alphabet
3 - Physics and Maths
4 - Maniac Mansion
5 - Self-Portrait
6 - Ana Bashaak El Bar
7 - Blood On My Keyboard
8 - The Wrong Side Of The Wire
9 - Legs in the dark
10 - Emmylou
11 - Girouette