Boring

by Oddest Abe

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This album was built around the song Lemonquest. It represents the concept of the album as a whole. My inspiration was a meeting of the experimental, strange, and silly blues music of Captain Beefheart, & the chaotic, cluttered free jazz of Peter Brotzmann. The songs were recorded over the course of a year, & a half or so. At the time of recording, a lot of my inspiration for the drums was the nuts jazz informed drumming of the Japanese punk band, Midori. But during the production, and mixing phase, I tried to make the drums sound like an early Number Girl record. As a result, the drums often dominate the mix, and drive the other instruments through the twists and turns of each song. Each song was recorded a few months apart from each other, so each kinda represent a different take on the same core idea. I think the albums comes together as a diverse, and somewhat difficult listen overall. And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. But what do I know...

Thanks for giving me a listen.

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released January 2, 2016

All sounds on this album were performed, recorded, produced, mixed, & mastered by Oddest Abe.

Album art by Oddest Abe.

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Oddest Abe Cincinnati, Ohio

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, a committed musical experimenter, and a lover of Japanese music new and old.

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Track Name: Come & Tell Me Something
When the sky's out of blue
come an' tell me somethin'
I'll die and so will you
so come an' tell me somethin'
If the stories are true
come an' tell me somethin'
There's nothin' you can do
so come an' tell me somethin'

When the clouds make a boom
come an' tell me somethin'
It ain't now, but it's soon
so come an' tell me somethin'
I've got noone but you
so come an' tell me somethin'
'fore the bombs hit the roof
come an' tell me somethin'
Track Name: Lemonquest
The one horned beast bays at my approach.
It's true form now revealed.
The meadow reeks of citrus and the collective piss of years alone.
The lemon is denied me.
It golden hue I'm not to eye taste.
If I were warmer, maybe not.
But my saddle's made of pine trees and my veins are tied in nooses.
Where did I go wrong?
What fluid does it need.
It's penis sways.
like a dead man.
like a fish.
flopping.
as if it were a creature itself.

Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
Five!!!!!
Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
horse.

It wishes for my friendship.
but I do knot a tie.
that's not how you wear it.
I know.
My nakedness apparent by the shape between my thighs.
It's the only way to be honest now a days.
It stamps upon the ground with a soft squelching noise.
spraying bile from it's hairs
It says "I know your name"
I do too I say.
What a wonderful landscape it is that you protect.
Two bats sit on an' ought to talk more.
Now stop seducing my brother from the past
he's much too easily amused.

Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
Five!!!!!
Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
horse.

If I were born a girly
maybe it would be mine.
but I was not asked my preference.
I was not given a dollie.
This is my pony now.
It's bought two bees dead.
and kept them alive here for more years than I've lived.
I'm afraid to see what they've become.
big
and gold
like the fruit that I seek.
Mike the boot said I'm bleak.
It hurts me.
like the horn in my abdomen.
the boys will all starve now, once the lady's milk dries up.

Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
Five!!!!!
Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
horse.

Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
Five!!!!!
Oh great one horned
two eyed
three winged
four legged
horse.
Track Name: Sometimes You Try Really Hard, & it Ends Up Being A Waste Of Time
when I was back in Mississippi
where I was born and raised
I met a young tadpole
she'd been swimmin' upstream for days
she said "If you can find the secret
to gettin' me some legs
I'll go out on a date with you,
and maybe you'll get laid"

so I went on a quest
I went on a quest
for rewards of a carnal nature

when I got down to Alabama
where I was born and raised
I asked around the town
and everyone just ran away
they said "the secrets or the frogies,
secrets they will stay"
and they chased me out of town
and into the next state

I was still on a quest
I was still on a quest
for rewards of a carnal nature

when I got to Pennsylvania
where I was born and raised
I found an old frog
turned out he was an ancient sage
he said "I've deciphered the secrets
of gettin' tadpoles legs.
Turns out they will matutre
if they just wait a few more days"

so I finished my quest
I finished my quest
for rewards of a carnal nature

but when I got back to Mississippi
where I was born and raised
I'd been away too long
and her whole body had changed
and when I looked at all the frogs
I couldn't find her face
I figured out the secret
but I'm got gettin' laid

I failed my quest
and I never got
my rewards of a carnal nature
Track Name: Sometimes the Sun is Shine
Blackening the sky!
Blackening the sky!
It happens every night!
Happens every night!
my mother told me I had no reason to be afraid
but when the sun dissapears I can only feel my rage!
at the viscious blatant lies
that make my home into a cage
Blackening the sky!
Blackening the sky!
It happens every night!
Happens every night!
the rest of the world looks on as if it were normal
but the sun leaves us!
maybe it doesn't like us very much.
we must appease it's hunger or we will be left in the cold.
we must offer it a feast of mushed cornbread and gold
or it's horrifying rays will turn us all old!
the sicknesses will be cured and the warmth of the world will return
if the sun is pleased with our gift
is the gun sneezed on our ship?
no!
kick the crackalackers backwards to the show!
they must distill all the wine and make it safe
to consume
lest the beautiful women drink it and have
a somewhat unpleasant taste in their mouths!

Blackening the sky!
Blackening the sky!
It happens every night!
Happens every night!
when the sun returns to us we've all got to hide!
and when it's fully risen past the horizon we all jump out and say "surprise!"
the sun will be so happy that we remembered it's birthday
it will never want to leave us ever again.
an eternal noon will tan all of our skin!
the winter will stop coming
and the fish will be our friends!

Sometimes the sun is shine!

Blackening the sky!
Blackening the sky!
It happens every night!
Happens every night!

The sun rises again
everybody here are friends
if the sun starts to descend
I'm afraid this might be the end

All the world sings with me
from the mountains to the sea
only absurd hyperbole
can describe the sun's beauty

Behold the eternal noon
come to save us from certain doom
the ancient prophets knew
our time on earth is through