[Jandek] Newcastle Sunday lyrics (songs 1 & 2)

hillfolk hillfolk at lightlink.com
Sat Feb 18 11:03:19 PST 2006

I just got a note back from Corwood saying Newcastle is out (however it's $6
for the bulk buy). Has anyone experienced this? Do "they" end up getting
more in stock? Thanks for the help.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Danen D. Jobe" <djobe at uark.edu>
To: <jandek at mylist.net>
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 8:44 PM
Subject: [Jandek] Newcastle Sunday lyrics (songs 1 & 2)

> > hmmm... "depression" was the first word of one of the pieces
> > played in nyc (anthology film
> > archives).  same piece, or just the usual "related works" type of
> > thing?
> >
> Since I haven't heard any of the NYC stuff, best way I know to answer is
with the lyrics. I'll try to get to all of them throughout the weekend, but
here's the first two (anyone else with it feel free to jump in; maybe start
with disc 2?). I want to emphasize again - ORDER THIS!!! Like the Austin
show, there are a few moments where it seems to go on a bit much but, also
like the Austin show (or at least as I remember it - haven't listened to
mp3s yet) what's good here is the most visceral, in-your-face, caustic and,
yes, FUNNY music he's ever done.  I'll throw in comparisons to PiL again
(but only the first 2 albums) and early Swans, but this could only be
Jandek.  Youngs and Alex REALLY make a difference, as did the band in
Austin, and as did Loren Connors in Instal (have listened to that show -
amazing!). I think our boy's on a roll and I think it's cause the live
experience is fitting him. Contact with people, however distant, seems to
juice this stuff up. I'll stand by m
> y appreciation of the 'Khartoum' albums, but THIS belongs with J's finest
albums. Okay, here's some lyrics (3 & 4 later tonight, rest of disc one
after that, I'll try to get it all by Sunday).
> 1. Depression (style: BRUTAL, real punky, IN YOUR FACE - he really tears
it up)
> I thought I'd give you
> little bit of depression
> there's no way out - depression!
> I want out - depression!
> Depression.
> The floor's there - I don't care!
> I thought I'd give you
> little bit of depression
> there's no way out - depression!
> The floor's there - I don't care!
> 2. Other Side of Town (style: Caustic "ballad," very tense)
> We got too good
> We're walking away from each other
> I walked away
> you walked away
> you walked away
> I walked away
> then you stayed away
> I have to go
> now I'm gone
> here I am
> I ain't got nothing good
> I was sitting at the barstool
> and I gave her my seat
> the man next over said "she looks better than you"
> I said, "everybody looks better than me"
> she said, "oh don't be like that."
> That's all we said
> until somebody walked away.
> That's my life these days
> on the other side of town.
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