SURPLUS AND DEARTH now a digital release

My only 1990s album Surplus and Dearth is now available @cdbaby and various other digital distributors.

SEE A VIDEO OF BIG BAD SEXUAL DRIVE also on the album

The album was recorded with Martin Cilia fulfilling the duties of producer and very often programmer.   The songs were written in various permutations of Greg Macainsh, Martin and me. Nicole Warner did a lot of the backing vocals.  I only ever had 1000 cds pressed and none of these are left, sold via my website or gigs.   I think there are some excellent songs on the album which has a kind of dark, Lou Reed overtone.  Today I offer up the lyrics of Assassin a song about paranoia, sex and heartache

 

ASSASSIN

It follows and it haunts

A thought that creeps and taunts

You don’t know where to hide

All you know is that you ache inside

 

The days seem awful long

The nights go on and on

The fan is always broken

The leaking fridge is always open

 

When you love your own assassin

Late at night you’ll wake up sweatin

It’s a very lethal passion

When you love your own assassin

 

You try to run but your heart calls out

You try to cling to any shadow of a doubt

 

You won’t admit you’re beaten

You try to mess with reason

You think you’ll dodge the bullet

You think you’ll spot the poison pellet

If it’s gas you think you’ll smell it

You try to run but your heart calls out

You try to cling to any shadow of a doubt

 

When you love your own assassin

Late at night you’ll wake up sweatin

It’s a very lethal passion

When you love your own assassin

 

You try to run but your heart calls out

You try to cling to any shadow of a doubt

When you love your own assassin

Late at night you’ll wake up sweatin

It’s a very lethal passion

When you love your own assassin

 

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2 Comments on SURPLUS AND DEARTH now a digital release

  1. ….this was that quiet Fan album, still holds up, “boogaloo” still apt but now by the new vile breed that live out there, that last song ‘heading west on sunset’ could be a movie told in flash back form, ready to be made- now, “big bad sexual drive” absolute classic, written for every middle aged man (sic) & “babe you got me goin'”& “assassin” still as good as ever, should be covered by some torch singer(wendy matthews/grace knight)whilst I’m leaning all alone @ the bar (I’m not an alcoholic, I’m a melancholic)of some joint on the verge of closing down in kings cross, get some lonely sax or trumpet in for me to be melancholy to. Might go & play the cd now – thanks for that.
    You’ve had that classic shirt awhile but!

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