Peter Case

Rock ‘n’ Roll

This track I made with Stan Ridgway has just come back into focus…

Let’s Turn This Thing Around is a track we recorded at Stan’s Lumberyard Studio, back during the W. Bush epoch.  Sad to say, it’s come back into relevance. But’s it’s a rocking’ little number I want my jockey to play, ‘cept that never happens. So, here it is!

Me on vocals and banjo, Stan on drum machine and SOUNDS.

LET’S TURN THIS THING AROUND!

Let’s Turn This Thing Around

when the next election comes & goes•

before it’s stolen by a nose

Americas been growing strange•

we the people want a change

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

Democracy is our ideal •

without the truth its all unreal

Jesus Christ said it plain•

you can’t serve God on a golden chain

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

Our countrys split that what were told

Our constitutions bought & sold

turn off the tv hear the news

without the lies & violent spews

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

who are the heros? who, the thieves?

who tells lies & who believes?

we the people hear the voice

the time has come to make the choice

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

when the next election comes & goes•

before it’s stolen by a nose

Beware the ones who turn their backs•

on reasoned words for false attacks

 

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

Americas been growing strange•

we the people want a change

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

How many thousands more will die

before they suck this country dry

They listened in what’s that about?

The time has come to raise a shout

its up to us to clear THE HOUSE

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

LETS TURN THIS THING AROUND

 

 

This was released on The Case Files compilation of rare tracks, on alive/naturalsound recordings a few years back. It’s still available on LP and CD:

Heres the link http://www.bompstore.com/case-peter-the-case-files-pink-vinyl-ltd-ed-last-copies-lp/

 

The Case Files (2011)
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Magic Touch at The Golden Bear

 

From the album “Beach Town Confidential”  recorded live in 1983, [released a couple years ago by alive/natural sound recordings]with the original line-up.  I wrote this song with Eddie, and we had high hopes for it as the follow-up single to A Million Miles Away, but a KROQ rep told me: “Too primitive!”   Which I thought was a selling point.  Oh well…maybe somebody didn’t make their payments, is the impression you get from reading the book “Hitmen” about the era, and Geffen in particular. That’s rock ‘n’ roll for you, like they say, its a vicious game. But this song was pure fun. Peter Zaremba said it was an update of the Buddy Holly and the Crickets sound…maybe so.

 

One original feature of this was Louie beating the drums and playing maracas at the same time, I’ve seen people do it since, but never before…who knows?

 

 

This song and the album are available at iTunes and Apple Music:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beach-town-confidential-live/id492812876

For the vinyl or CD:

http://www.bompstore.com/plimsouls-beachtown-confidential-custom-mixed-yellow-marble-vinyl-ltd-ed-of-100-lp/

 

 

 

In the picture below, for some reason I’m checking my pulse!  Racing for some reason, hmmm?  1983…yikes!

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The Action Dogs “I Can’t Get Through To You” 1981

The Action Dogs were a collaboration with the Plimsouls, their NYC pals the Fleshtones, guitarist and rockabilly legend Danny B. Harvey, rock and roll pianist extrordinaire the late Uncle John Herron, and A Million Miles Away producer Jeff Eyrich. A twelve piece band, recorded live to two track in Hollywood, a late night, drink-fueled session that nearly none of the participants clearly recalled. The song I had started for the Nerves and never recorded, then the Fleshtones added a  great section halfway through and everybody kicked in some lyrics, and it was just really fun, I think!!! Check it out. Listen on big speakers or headphones for the full effect… Thanks Danny for the copy.

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