Samurai Porkchop

Samurai Porkchop

 Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Samurai Porkchop is reinventing the jamband. Rooted strongly in improvisation and free form jamming...they continue to smell funny...

Biography

SAMURAI PORKCHOP is an explosive act out of south-central Indiana, whose shows are interwoven with high energy, fun-love, and supreme musicianship.
Creating a unique performance environment with funky grooves that you can’t help but dance to-
SAMURAI PORKCHOP is always pushing the boundaries of audience perception as to what music really is.

Lyrics

Short Term Career

Written By: Samurai Porkchop

I called him and he was acting
working on his reaction
for someone else's satisfaction
that day a play
that involved yesterday

At the theater
i was acting

Images on the buildings
as i pass by
drawing a subtle attraction
pushing me into acting
looking for a distraction

The lights
are glaring in my face
the fear sets in and i think

Standing alone
on my pedestal
acting apart from my own
it's unknown that i forgot my line
which happens to me all the time

In the theater
i was acting

Ridiculed and prosecuted
shame hanging over my head
i probably should have just stayed in bed (...probably..)
there no one is making me act

Crew Cut

Written By: Samurai Porkchop

She had a crew cut (hairdo)
To write home about
She had a crew cut (hairdo)
To write home about

She liked to flaunt it around
When she walked around town

It was a new cut (hairdo)
To write home about
It was a crew cut (hairdo)
To write home about

It was a new cut
It didn't cost her much
Now she saves a bunch
And she buys her lunch

She liked to flaunt it around
Show the boys downtown
Take it for a ride

(...hey baby wanna go fer a ride..)

Pinstriped Suit

Written By: Samurai Porkchop

"My mind is a pinstriped suit - a million pieces - brilliant, exploding - two eyeballs on extension chords - wearing my hat, containing my hair"

LumberYard

Written By: Samurai Porkchop

{-spoken, improvisational lyrics; referencing your last visit to the grocery store}

Haiku Smaiku

Written By: Samurai Porkchop

Signs reflect light beams
Eyes spotted with spectral spheres
A curve is ahead

Molly wants a job
Curling her legs in a knot
Please help me help her

Signs respect light beams
Drives a small spotted white owl
Swirved for the toolshed

Molly found a job
Curling her legs in a knot
Please help me help her

Signs reflect light beams
In a valley up a hill
A curve is ahead

Discography

Samurai Porkchop is a LIVE band, hence any recordings of said band are also LIVE, and are subject to the forces which govern such processes.

Set List

A typical Samurai Porkchop sets consists mostly of original material. Sets may also include cover songs.

Here is a sample from our original song list:

Short Term Career
Janitor Variations
LumberYard
PinStriped Suit
The Good Life
Sea Cat
Buicks n' Snowbanks
Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
Laughing Mangos
The Fuzzy Upper
Under Estimate Shiny
Splendid Little No Shows
Ernie Buttes Theme
Music Not Yet
Minds Eye
Haiku Smaiku
Crew Cut
...