P.A. Dutch Band

P.A. Dutch Band

 Cairns, Queensland, AUS
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P.A. Dutch mixes rock, blues, punk and funk with edgy lyrics to create a unique sound best described as “dance rock”. With over 55 originals this freshman band’s live show plays like a greatest hits album and it has audiences on their feet. The band hails from from both the US and Australia.

Biography

P.A. Dutch mixes rock, blues, punk and funk with edgy lyrics to create a sound that is best described as “dance rock”, and the style is all their own. They have roots in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (their name a tribute to the local Amish heritage) but the band calls both America and Cairns in Far North Queensland Australia home. When last in the recording studio, the band (P.A. Dutch - songwriter/vocals, John Riley - drums, Glenn Strother – guitar, Corey Hall – guitar/synth, and Dave Busch - bass) recorded a huge collection of original music that is now in production. P.A. Dutch will be introducing it to crowds in the States this spring, releasing a CD in early summer of 2011 and bringing the music back to Australia later this year.

Huge collection of music is an understatement. The band said good-bye to everyday life and retreated to the Junglegym compound which sits nestled into the jungle hillside of tropical North Queensland. They spent six months (in 2009 and 2010) immersed in writing, playing and recording. What came out of the Junglegym sessions was an unbelievable 55+ original songs comprising four albums in multiple genres – LONESOME PATROL (pop/rock), SLOWLY RUSTED (indie rock), RED LETTER GIRL (punk) and MEMPHIS (blues). This freshman band’s live show plays like a greatest hits album. Remarkably, the sound remains cohesive from one song to the next - and audiences are responding to it.

Dutch attributes much of the appeal and to the process and the mix of players and explains why this music is not to be pigeonholed.

“As makers of music we crossed and re-crossed that indefinable artistic line in the sand to make some stuff that we can be proud of - art without compromise, art that is paid for in full.”

“We took the time to explore the sound in the studio and on stage. The time that the band spent in Australia performing and recording was as good as it gets. We knew we had an amazing chance to toss out the rules and work with what felt right to us. We are a little bit country, and a little bit bluesy, we all grew up on classic rock, and there are a lot of fiery personalities which lends itself to an aggressive punk rock feel. All of us really appreciate pop music, too. Add in our own personal interests, plus the same one person being in charge of the idea base, and the music became a dynamic representation of who we all are. I think that’s why it all sounds cohesive even though it’s varied. We all enjoy playing a whole night of any one of those genres, and also enjoy mixing it up and letting the feel of the night and the crowd have an influence.”

Intelligent songs about complex subjects remain approachable because they are honest, inviting, melodic and besides that, they rock. Think Nick Cave, Ben Folds, Wilco and Moby.

Watch for SLOWLY RUSTED on CD Summer of 2011.

Lyrics

Good People

Written By: P.A. Dutch

GOOD PEOPLE

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT SOBER
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT CLEAN
GOOD PEOPLE ARE HONEST
AND SAY WHAT THEY MEAN

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT WELL DRESSED
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT HIGH CUISINE
GOOD PEOPLE ARE HONEST
AND SAY WHAT THEY MEAN

Chorus
THERE’S A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE THAT MARKS THE SPOT
WITHIN WHICH I RESIDE
FAINT THE MARKS OF A GOOD MAN
BOLD THE MASKS BE-HIND WHICH THEY HIDE

Chorus

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT FAMOUS
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT SMART
GOOD PEOPLE HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS
STEMMING FROM A WELL MADE HEART

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT HEALTHY
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT RICH
ONE DAY YOU MIGHT SEE ONE
SLEEPING IN A DITCH

Chorus

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT FUNNY
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT IN TUNE
GOOD PEOPLE ARE STANDING IN THE CORNER
LEAVING YOU ALONE

GOOD PEOPLE ARENT PRETTY
GOOD PEOPLE ARENT SANE
BUT GOOD PEOPLE STILL TAKE PITY
EVEN WHEN THEY’RE IN PAIN

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Slowly Rusted

Written By: P.A. Dutch

SLOWLY RUSTED

ITS NOT ME THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
ITS NOT ME THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER
DID YOU TAKE GOOD NOTES YEAH?
ITS NOT ME THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

OOOOOOH IM GONNA TALK TO YOUR TEACHER
OOOOOOH ITS WHAT YOU NEED YEAH
ITS NOT ME THAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

ITS NOT ME THAT HOLDS YOU DOWN
ITS NOT ME THAT HOLDS YOU DOWN
LOOK A LITTLE BIT CLOSER
DID I HEAR YOU SAY NO SIR
ITS NOT ME THAT HOLDS YOU DOWN

OOOOOOH THE EASY WAY IS OUT YEAH
OOOOOOOH BUT I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT YEAH
ITS NOT ME THAT HOLDS YOU DOWN

IN THE NAME OF LOVE WOULD YOU CUT MY THROAT?
IN THE NAME OF LOVE WOULD YOU CUT MY THROAT?
WOULD THERE BE ANY JUSTICE?
IS IT BETTER IF WE SLOWLY RUSTED?
IN THE NAME OF LOVE WOULD YOU CUT MY THROAT?

OOOOOOH DID YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES YEAH?
OOOOOOOH ARE YOUR SCREAMS ONLY LIES YEAH?
IN THE NAME OF LOVE WOULD YOU CUT MY THROAT?

IF SHE’D ONLY LET IT IF SHE’D LET IF SHE’D LET IT
REPEATED
INTO STRANGE BREW

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Stars

Written By: P.A. Dutch

STARS

I SAID ONE SIGN SO ID BE SURE
THAT YOU WERE THE ONE I WAS LOOKING FOR
BUT I DID NOT EXPECT TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

WELL I SAID ONE SIGN SO I’D BE SURE
THAT YOU WERE THE ONE ID BEEN LOOKING FOR
SOMETHING THAT WAS LIKELY TO IMPRESS ME

I SAID ONE SIGN SO ID BE SURE
THAT YOU WERE THE ONE I WAS LOOKING FOR
BUT I DID NOT EXPECT TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

WELL I SAID ONE SIGN SO I’D BE SURE
THAT YOU WERE THE ONE ID BEEN LOOKING FOR
SOMETHING THAT WAS LIKELY TO IMPRESS ME

Chorus
SO TELL ME WHY
THE STARS IN THE SKY
KEEP TURNING AROUND IN A CIRCLING
ROUND IN A CIRCLING
LIGHT THE STARS IN THE SKY
KEEP TURNING AROUND IN A CIRCLING
ROUND IN A CIRCLING LIGHT

CALIFORNIA, GUADALUPE
ID A WARNED YOU BUT I COULDN’T GET THROUGH
NO FRIEND OF MINE WOULD MISS THAT KIND OF CUE

ID HAVE COINED YOU A NEW KIND OF WORD
BUT THE CHANCES OF HAVING IT HEARD
SUPPORTING SOMEONE ELSES POINT OF VIEW

Chorus

AND EVERY TIME THAT NEW SUN IS RISING
IM ALREADY ON MY WAY HOME
AND EVERY TIME THAT NEW SUN IS RISING
IM ALREADY ON MY WAY HOME
AND EVERY TIME THAT NEW SUN IS RISING
IM ALREADY ON MY WAY HOME

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Like A Woman

Written By: P.A. Dutch

LIKE A WOMAN

THAT STUFF IS LIKE A WOMAN KIND OF MESS WITH YOUR MIND
THAT STUFF IS LIKE A WOMAN KIND OF MESS WITH YOUR MIND
AND TO THE ONES THAT LOVE HER SHE AINT ALWAYS KIND

THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN MAKE YOU SPEND WHAT YOU GOT
THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN MAKE YOU SPEND WHAT YOU GOT
AND TO THE ONES THAT LOVE HER THAT AINT LOT

THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN KEEPS YOU FROM TKN CARE OF BIZ
THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN KEEPS YOU FROM TKN CARE OF BIZ
BECAUSE THE ONES THAT LOVE HER ALWAYS FORGET

The talkback section
THAT STUFFS LIKE A SOFT FUZZY SWEATER
TWO LITTLE PUNKINS HIDING UNDERNEATH
THAT STUFFS LIKE A SWEET PERFUME
BIG BAD WOLF A-WAITING IN THE ROOM
THAT STUFFS LIKE A LITTLE BABY BIRD
OPEN UP HER MOUTH GONNA GET A WORM
ITS ALRIGHT, ITS ALRIGHT, ITS ALRIGHT, ITS ALRIGHT, ITS ALRIGHT

Bridge
THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN MAKE YOU CRAZY
STAY ON YOUR MIND LIKE A SONG that you can’t forget ooh ooh
HOW YOU FELT WHEN YOU WERE LAZY (IN LOVE)
BEFORE YOU KNEW IT COULD EVER BE WRONG

THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN
KIND OF MESS WITH YOUR MIND
THAT STUFFS LIKE A WOMAN
KIND OF MESS WITH YOUR MIND
AND TO THE ONES THAT LOVE HER
SHE AINT ALWAYS KIND…..

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Red Letter Girl

Written By: P.A. Dutch

RED LETTER GIRL

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
SHE SAID MY TEMPER WAS HOT
I'D GO OUT OF MY MIND
SHE'D GET ALL FIRED UP

UH UH HU RED LETTER GIRL

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
BY THE WAY THAT SHE DRESS
PERFECT DESIGN
GET IT ALL OFF HER CHEST

UH UH HU RED LETTER GIRL

Chorus
SEE THAT HUNGRY LITTLE GIRL
SHE'S MINE YEAHHH AH
SEE THAT HUNGRY LITTLE GIRL
SHE DONK DONKA DANK A DONKA DONK DANK
THEN JIGGY JIGGY JIGGY JIGGY...(8 times)

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
BY THE WAY THAT SHE DANCE
GOT A BIG LION
LIVING INSIDE HER PANTS

RED LETTER GIRL

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
BY THE WAY THAT SHE TALK
NOT MOVING HER MOUTH
JUST WALKING HER WALK

RED LETTER GIRL

Chorus

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
BY THE WAY THAT SHE DRIVES
TAKING BOTH LANES
TO MAKE IT ALIVE

I KNEW SHE WAS MINE
BY THE WAY THAT HER MARKS
DONT SHOW IN THE LIGHT
BUT THEY GLOW IN THE DARK

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Trees Catch Fire

Written By: P.A. Dutch


TREES CATCH FIRE

TREES CATCH FIRE
STEEL BEGINS TO RUST
WIND CHANGES THE ROCKS TO SAND
AND TURNS THE EARTH TO DUST

Chorus
SO WHILE YOU CAN
MAKE A PLAN
TO GIVE AWAY ALL YOU’VE GOT
SINCE YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO
HAVING SAID THAT IM GONNA KEEP MY WOMAN
CAUSE SHE’S THE ONLY THING I OWN
UNDRESSED, CARESSED, AGAINST HER NECK IM PRESSED
THE WANDERING PLACE I CALL HOME

PADDING IN THE PAYROLL
PUDDING IN THE POT
TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOU
EVERYBODY THINKS YOU HAVE A LOT

Chorus

THE KING OF OBJECTS
LOST HIS MIND
HAPPINESS
HE COULD NOT FIND

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Free Glass of Water

Written By: P.A. Dutch

FREE GLASS OF WATER

HE WENT INTO THE HOTEL DRY AS A DRY MARTINI
HE ASKED THEM FOR SOME WATER
AND THEY REPLIED SERENELY

Chorus
FREE GLASS OF WATER WHAT?
FREE GLASS OF WATER WHAT?
FREE GLASS OF WATER WHAT?
THAT’S A LONG TIME GONE

HE WENT INTO THE LIBRARY STILL LOOKING FOR RELIEF
FROM THE WAY THAT THE LACK OF WATER
MADE HIS TONGUE STICK TO HIS TEETH

Chorus

HE WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE A CARD
HE GOT THE CONSOLATION
BUT THEY COULD NOT AFFORD

Chorus

HE WENT TO HIS POLITICIAN AND HE GOT THE OFFICE CLERK
HE EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AND THEY OFFERED HIM SUPPORT
AND HE ASKED FOR A GLASS OF WATER
AND THEY GAVE HIM A PAPER SLIP
AND HE WROTE DOWN HIS SUGGESTION
AND WHEN HE HANDED IT TO THEM THEY SAID

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Gloomy

Written By: P.A. Dutch

GLOOMY

WENT TO THE JUNKYARD
FOUND SOME GOLD
MADE A PRETTY LITTLE NECKLACE
FOR MY LOVE TO HOLD

PUT IT IN HER HAND
TOOK HER HAND IN MINE
WE LOCKED OUR LIPS TOGETHER
ONLY STOPPING TO DRINK WINE

Chorus
AND THAT’S WHERE I’D STAY EXCEPT THE REST OF MY DAY
KICKS ME OUT OF BED SO GET OUT OF MY WAY
IF IT WAS NOT FOR MY LADY TO LIGHTEN MY LOAD
IF IT WAS NOT FOR MY LADY TO LIGHTEN MY LOAD
IF IT WAS NOT FOR MY LADY TO LIGHTEN MY LOAD
IT WOULD BE GLOOMY EVERYWHERE I GO

BABY DRAW A HEART
AND TOUCH YOUR EYE
YOU CANNOT NOT ESCAPE
NOW THAT YOU HAVE MADE THE SIGN

DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT A THING
THE DAY WILL END REAL SOON
AND WE’LL GET RIGHT BACK INTO OUR
LOVEMAKING MOOD

Chorus

THE TAX MAN SAY
PAY THE RENT!
RELAX I SAY
THE MONEYS ALREADY SPENT!

SPENT IT ON THE ONLY
FURNITURE I HAVE
A KING SIZE BED
WHERE MY BABY AND I LIVE

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Two Moons

Written By: P.A. Dutch

TWO MOONS

ITS BEEN A DANGEROUS DAY
FROM THE MOMENT I WAS AWOKEN
HOT WIND AND HAZE
LIKE GODS FURNACES WERE BROKEN

LITTLE FIRES STARTING UP
OUT OF SPITE
MY WELL IS DRY
IM DRINKING WHISKEY TILL TONIGHT

Chorus
THERE WILL BE TWO MOONS IN MY EYES
THERE WILL BE TWO MOONS IN MY EYES
THERE WILL BE TWO MOONS IN MY EYES

BIRDS IN TREES
SIT AND WAIT
TO CARRY OFF THE SOULS
OF THOSE WHO HESITATE

LEAN DOGS ON THE PROWL
LOOKING FOR A MEAL
STRANGERS PASSING BY
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO STEAL

Chorus

NOW ITS NIGHT I FELL ASLEEP
AND IM DRUNK AND COLD AND BITTEN
I HAVENT HAD ANYTHING TO EAT
AND ONE OF MY SHOES IS MISSING

THANK GOD THERE IS STILL THE REVOLUTION
TO CARRY ON THE STRUGGLE
THANK GOD THERE IS STILL THE REVOLUTION
TO CARRY ON THE STRUGGLE

Chorus

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Meet Your Maker

Written By: P.A. Dutch

TIME TO MEET YOUR MAKER

I AINT LIVING IN THE CITY
NO DIAMONDS ON MY SHOES
NO MONEY IN MY POCKETS
ALL MY WORDS BEEN USED
AND YOUR HIGH IDEALS
DON’T MEAN A THING
AND ALL YOUR APPEALS
DON’T MEAN A THING
AND IT’S TIME TO MEET YOUR MAKER

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU
SMELLS LIKE GOLD
EVERYTHNG YOU OWN
I’LL BET YOU WISH YOU HAD SOLD
AND YOUR PEARLY WHITES
AINT GONNA SAVE YOU
AND YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS
AINT GONNA SAVE YOU
AND IT’S TIME TO MEET YOUR MAKER

YOU’RE LIKE AN INNOCENT CHILD
WITH YOUR QUIVERING SMILE
YOU’RE LIKE AN EMPTY BOOK
WITH YOUR PILL POPPIN STYLE
AND YOUR LATEST LOOK
IS WEARING THIN
AND YOUR GREATEST MOMENT
HAS ALREADY BEEN
AND IT’S TIME TO MEET YOUR MAKER

Copyright 2010 P.A. Dutch

Discography

Impractical Bell
Calvary Hill
Six Pack
Slowly Rusted Coming Summer 2011

Set List

SET LIST 1
Slowly Rusted
Wilson and Lenin
Stars
Good People
Vampires
Like A Woman
Rock Musician
Japanese Girls on Bikes
Two Moons
Whips and Chains
Caller I.D.
Free Glass of Water

SET LIST 2
Gloomy
Slow Cadillac
Time to Meet Your Maker
Trees Catch Fire
Memphis
Psychiatric Feast
Take It With Me
Sex Machine
Streets Don't Lie
Bottom of the Sea
Angel
Raining Fashion

SET LIST 3
Lonesome Patrol
Two Days
Cold Hearted Woman
Baby Don't
The Call
Part Time Hooker
Blue
Twisted
Day is a Minute
Dead Man's Shoes
Maybe I'm Wrong
South Side of Town

SET LIST 4
Latex Dominatrix
Bum Drugs
Grope You
Parking Lots of Feeling
Alien Slaying Knife
Rudy Guiliani
Red Letter Girl
Not Teen Spirit
Charlene
Rock Overlooking the Garden
Kansas City

CHRISTMAS SET LIST
Christmas Card
Silent Night
Japanese Girls on Bikes
Bound to Be Fire
Holly and the Ivy
Long Tall Tale
White Christmas
Mistletoe Song
Pass Me the Bottle Charlie
They Aren't Here Anymore