Tenpenny Joke

Tenpenny Joke

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

Alternative Rock Band from Australia being compared to the sound of Tool, System Of A Down, Tea Party and Foo Fighters, Tenpenny Joke has been influnced by the bands Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Beatles and Pearl Jam.

Biography

Tenpenney Joke is an original style aggressive alternative rock music band from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 1997, Anthony Casey, Brian Rimmer, Tim Kill, Pete Coon and Craig Boswell joined forces to create their vision of the ultimate alternative rock band. Their sole aim was to create original songs that contained the ideal blend of rhythm, heavy riffs, and melodic harmonies. This 5-piece ensemble has managed to produce a unique blend of lyrics & vocals.

Throughout their decade-long history, Tenpenny Joke have focused primarily on delivering intense, memorable song writing and stellar live shows. Having appeared at many of Australia and New Zealand's
premier live band venues, the band have built a huge underground following after years of touring, writing, recording and independent releases. Tenpenny Joke have seen their local and worldwide profile
increase exponentially. Their debut album Ambush On All Sides was released in late 2006 to great acclaim. Topping the charts of many internet radio polls & music sites, Tenpenny Joke's music has been aired in Australia on radio stations Triple J, Syn, PBS & Triple R and worldwide on various internet and college radio stations, including airtime in the USA, England, Germany, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. The band have built a powerful internet presence with their own website, an ever-increasing MySpace and many sites such as Garageband, Broadjam, IAC, Gigatracks, Songplanet and Born also featuring their music. Their music video 'She', 'Sirens', 'Even Harbour' and 'Sense' have frequently been included in the lineup of 'Rage', ABC TV's long-running National Music program and have also been released on Australian surfing magazine DVDs such as 'Australian Surfing Life' and 'I Surf'.

The band has made numerous radio and TV appearances, appearing on SBS's music show 'Noise TV' and Channel 31's 'On The Couch' and 'Asylum TV' for interviews and live performances. Tenpenny Joke have also performed live-to-air on radio stations Triple R and ABC amongst many other community radio appearances.

Lyrics

She

Written By: Brian Rimmer

SHE
(B. Rimmer)

VERSE 1
Saw her sitting on the corner
With her feet down in the water
And no one ever helped her
And no one ever taught her
For such a lovely daughter
Couldn’t be more lost in water
With no one to believe in

CHORUS
She will get inside your head
(Like the wolf that travels through the snow)
She the waves inside your bed
(Like the wind must follow)
She will get inside your head
(Like the wolf that travels through the snow)
She’s the wave inside your bed
(Where the wind travels must follow)

VERSE 2
Saw her sitting on the corner
In her masquerade
Saw her sitting on the corner
Black ran down her face
Saw her sitting on the corner
With her feet down in the water
And no one ever helped her
And no one ever taught her
For such a lovely daughter
Couldn’t be more lost in water
With no one to believe in

BRIDGE
It’s so much, much, much darker in the sun
When, when, when you run
It’s so much, much, much darker in the sun
When, when, when you run

© Copyright 2005, Tenpenny Joke
T J C Communications Publishing BMI

Sirens

Written By: Brian Rimmer, Anthony Casey, Tim Kill, Craig Boswell

SHE
(B. Rimmer)

VERSE 1
Saw her sitting on the corner
With her feet down in the water
And no one ever helped her
And no one ever taught her
For such a lovely daughter
Couldn’t be more lost in water
With no one to believe in

CHORUS
She will get inside your head
(Like the wolf that travels through the snow)
She the waves inside your bed
(Like the wind must follow)
She will get inside your head
(Like the wolf that travels through the snow)
She’s the wave inside your bed
(Where the wind travels must follow)

VERSE 2
Saw her sitting on the corner
In her masquerade
Saw her sitting on the corner
Black ran down her face
Saw her sitting on the corner
With her feet down in the water
And no one ever helped her
And no one ever taught her
For such a lovely daughter
Couldn’t be more lost in water
With no one to believe in

BRIDGE
It’s so much, much, much darker in the sun
When, when, when you run
It’s so much, much, much darker in the sun
When, when, when you run

© Copyright 2005, Tenpenny Joke
T J C Communications Publishing BMI

Black Satellites

Written By: Brian Rimmer, Anthony Casey, T. Kill, Craig Boswell

BLACK SATELLITES
(B. Rimmer/A. Casey/ T. Kill/C. Boswell)

VERSE 1
It’s alright at night
The old man is high on life
I arrive the same way, now I’ll decide
Scene set, to get back
All the things we left behind
Step back, step back
I’m coming inside

CHORUS
Alright, alright, not here to start a fight
Are you receiving me?
Black satellite
Gonna watch me fail thought
Are you deceiving me?

VERSE 2
Ever strong, gonna get back home
Gonna help disarm with the arms of the middleman
I’m sure when I go into battle
I’ll find all the ammo then bombs away
Back in the heat it’s a little hard
Finding a way to settle the debts now
I’m finding keys to survival
If I’m gonna get my head away (chorus)

BRIDGE
Back in, I’m in the middle now
Trapped in I can see that, we’re all in this together
Seeing so clear now
But I can’t see you, can’t you forget
Come back, realize your life isn’t like this always (chorus)

ENDING
I can’t trust your sight
About time I started to rise
Fighting for life
Alright, alright
Not here to start a fight
Are you deceiving me?

© Copyright 2005, Tenpenny Joke
T J C Communications Publishing (BMI)

Discography

Ambush On All Sides (2006)
Even Harbour (2003) (EP)
Tenpenny Joke (aka self-titled EP) (2000) (EP)