KluBMiX!45

KluBmix CD

This month sees the 25th MuZiK KluB release. I’ve been doing this now for two years and love it. I can’t thank everyone enough who is buying them and especially those of you who buy them every month without fail. It is amazing to get emails from people who are only too happy to support you and help to keep you going and I’m also understanding that a lot of people now want a different connection with the artists and musicians they like. They want to actively support them in a much more direct way and be an actual part of the process.

Those of you who do buy the MuZiK KluB releases regularly will see how the releases have got better as time moves on and how I have tried to reinvest in them. I’m working towards getting more subscribers so that I can not only live but also make a really great album at a proper studio again. This month I’m releasing the follow up album to KluBMix!33. KluBmiX!45 is again a compilation of what I considered to be a good albums worth of tracks taken from months worth of MuZiK KluB releases. This doesn’t mean that they are what I considered the best songs or my personal favourites, its been compliled with a completely fucked up attitude to make an album that sounds like it all fits together. And boy does it fit together, like a ham sandwich and a wake, this album is grim.

Those of you who have all of the MuZiK KluB releases will know most of the material but it has been edited and remixed and mastered and on one occasion received a complete re-record. The result makes Leonard Cohen sound like Peter Paul and Mary. I knew I was dark and had a slight grievance with the human race in general but compiling this baby left me thinking I was hanging around with the wrong people when I wrote it. On the other hand, while I was mixing it, I was actually pissing myself with laughter too. I don’t know about you, but to me, Morrisey was never sad, just outrageously funny. If you agree with that sentiment, this album might just be for you. If you don’t, perhaps try the knew Disclosure album or the long awaited Kanye West release? Just kidding pilgrims, I know you all have taste otherwise you wouldn’t be subscribed to this blog right? Right!

I shall be releasing this album after the summer or towards the end of the year, but in the meantime it’s free with this months MuZiK KluB so you can have a happy and care-free summer. Are you not entartained?!

I might be putting the MuZIK KluB out slightly early next week so I can post everything before I go away on Monday 3rd August. Me and the wife have been planning a trip around Europe for possibly 20 years now. It was one of those ‘when the kids have grown up maybe we could get a motorbike and travel around Europe for a few weeks on it’ moments. Well, after years of saving and hoping, we’ve made it and it’s going to happen, the moment has arrived and we set off on Valhalla (my Suzuki VL800) next Monday. Let’s hope it doesn’t piss down, I could end up writing a really grim album, an even grimmer one.

Well, I thought I’d post the lyrics to KluBMix!45 here today.

Maybe I was just hanging out with the wrong people? Either way it’s nice to be able to put an album out that the record company doesn’t pick over…

“Are you sure we want to put a song called Wanker on the album Chris? It’s a great tune, a potential career maker and a hit single, Radio 1 would love it if we just change the title? Ok?”

1. Wanker

Has nobody ever told you you’re a wanker?
Has nobody ever told you you’re a wanker?
You must of heard it before?
You must have heard it before?
You’re a wanker
You’re a wanker

Has nobody ever walked away from you
While you were talking, while you were thinking?
Has nobody ever walked away from you
Mid conversation, while you were talking?
Don’t you know you’re no good
Don’t you know you’re no good

No good for the soul
No good for the soul
No good for the soul
No good for the soul

Don’t you know you’re no good
Don’t you know you’re no good
You’re a wanker

2. Arrested

I heard you’d been arrested in a 5 star hotel
I heard you’d been arrested in a 5 star hotel
I heard you’d been taken away
For crimes of the soul
I heard been you’d taken away for crimes of the soul

I heard you’d been living it hard
Just because you can
I heard you’d been taken away with a vice president
I heard it all on the grapevine
The information super highway
It doesn’t really make sense to me
Why I read this stuff

I heard you’d been arrested
With a 5 star girl
I heard you’d been taking it in
With a pretty 5 star girl
5 Star service in a room for two
There isn’t anything in this life but you
I heard you’d been taking cocaine
Like there’s no tomorrow

I heard you’d been arrested for crimes of the soul
I heard you’d been arrested for crimes of the soul
For crimes of the soul
For crimes of the soul

3. Waste Of Time Stoner

Why don’t you pick up the phone?
Are you stoned, are you drunk?
Are you stoned, hung over?
Are you stoned, are you drunk?
Are you just a waste of time?

Didn’t you know, life is simple…

Are you out, are you in?
Are you out, are you in?
Are you stoned, are you drunk
Drunk again?
Are you just a waste of time?
A waste of time
A waste of time
A waste of time
A waste of time…

4. Black And Blue Collar Town

Black and blue collar town
You let me down
You let me down
You brought me in
You’ve called this place a home
I’m here for you now
I’m here for you now
I’m here in your arms
My blue collar love

Blue collar love, blue collar town
Everything is like a dream
Your dress is white and clean
Nothing is sacred nothing is bliss
I don’t believe in you
And the colour of your dress
Black and blue
Black and blue
You’ve brought me round
You’ve let me down
Black and blue collar town
Black and blue collar town
Black and blue collar town
Black and blue collar town…

5. Pretty Little Loneliness

Don’t you know, you’re beautiful?
Pretty lonely, here for me
Drop dead like a fortune
Drop dead down for me
Don’t you know, you are beautiful?

Steal my everything, everything I have
Steal my every, little thing I have

Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have
Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have

I don’t wanna hurt
I don’t wanna feel a single thing
Now that you’re not here
You’re the best I’ve ever seen
It doesn’t matter where you are
It doesn’t matter where you’ve been
Now that you’re not here
You’re the best there’s ever been

Steal my everything, everything I have
Steal my every, little thing I have

Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have
Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have

Pretty as a picture
Pretty as a scene
Pretty little loneliness
All there’s ever been

Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have
Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have
Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have
Pretty little loneliness
Pretty all I have

6. Chair

Been listening to the radio
Been watching the TV
Been crying over nothing
Been lying here with me

It’s sweet, it’s blinding
It’s the colour of your hair
Sweet little pretty thing broken in the chair

Been lying on this bed for years
Been saying things over and over
Been looking good then looking pretty ill
Been drunk and been sober

It’s sweet, it’s blinding
It’s the colour of your hair
Sweet little pretty thing broken in the chair

Broken like a rag doll, empty like a room
Broken like a rag doll, empty like a room

Sweet little pretty thing lies broken in the chair
Sweet little pretty thing lies broken in despair

7. I Don’t Want To Sleep With You

I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight
I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight
I’d like to eat some food and stay up all night
I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight

I don’t want to sleep with you; I’d like to read a book
No I don’t want to sleep with you, I’d like to stay awake tonight
I’m tired of talking; you need to give me some time
I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight

Just get me some feed; I’d like to eat something nice
Just get me some food; I’d like to eat something nice
Just give me some time; I’m tired of talking
Just give me some time; I’m tired of talking

No I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight
No I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight
No I don’t want to sleep with you, not tonight

8. DUMB (Repeat After Me)

That’s what you are
That’s why you will be
That’s how you’ll stay
That’s how it is
That’s what you are
That’s why you will be
That’s what you’ll stay
That’s how it is

dUMB, dUMB dUMB, dUMB

That’s how it is
That’s how we see
That’s all there is, all there will be
That’s how it is
That’s how we see
That’s all there is, that’s all there will be

dUMB, dUMB dUMB, dUMB

That’s all you are
That’s all you will be
That’s all you are
That’s all you will be
That’s all you are
That’s all you will be
That’s all you are
That’s all you will be

dUMB, dUMB dUMB, dUMB
dUMB, dUMB dUMB, dUMB

For you and for me, for you and for me
For you and for me, for you and for me
dUMB, dUMB, dUMB, dUMB

You couldn’t write
You couldn’t read
You wrote a book
You wrote these words for me
You couldn’t write
You couldn’t read
You wrote a book
You wrote a book for me

dUMB, dUMB, dUMB is all we are
dUMB, dUMB, so dUMB is all we are

For you and for me, for you and for me
For you and for me, for you and for me
For you and for me, for you and for me
dUMB, dUMB, dUMB, dUMB

9. Real Life

Every day you keep on trying
It’s hard to make, make ends meet
Chasing the dream, lift your head up high
Chasing the dream, down on your knees
That’s real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream…

Sure it’s up and down
Sometimes it’s side to side
Brutal and painful
Living and dying
Stand up everything is on hold
Until somebody somewhere stops you from going old

That’s real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream…

Stop chasing dreams you can’t catch
Stop trying to swim in the dark and deep
Of your real life

Real life
Real life
Real life
Real life

Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream
Real life, chasing the dream…

10. Are You Satisfied?

I’m staring out of the window
And all I see is the trees
Swaying in the wind
The November wind

Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Well are you satisfied?

I’m staring out of the window
Of my shiny new car
I wish I could feel the wind
Blowing through my open roof
I wish I could feel the freedom
I used to have on two wheels
I remember when I was so young
On the freeway of love

Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Well are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Well are you satisfied?

The sky is normal today
The sky is normal today
The sky is normal today
This guy is normal today
This guy is normal today
This guy is normal today

Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Well are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Are you satisfied?
Well are you satisfied?

Free Twelve album

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TWELVE – Houston IV

(HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANUM)

Free Krautrock multitrack Koncept album available now for FREE or make a donation…

This album was made as a multitrack concept album. One commercial studio album was taken and a loop was made in a CD player for each track. Each loop was played over with various vintage instruments and then a vocal was laid over the top. The top and mid eq of the vocal was removed so it’s difficult or impossible to make any words out. Online booklet contains 9 pictures of the studio. No computers were used.

ITS A FREE GROOVY COOL PSYCHEDELIC COSMIC SOUND FOR YOUR SUMMER LISTENING!

THERE IS ALSO A KNOCK DOWN PRICE JEWEL CASE ‘VINYL RECORD’ CD FOR THOSE WHO DON’T DO DOWNLOADS. ALSO, A FREE SIGNED CD AND LIMITED EDITION TWELVE ART POSTER GOES TO THE FIRST PERSON WHO CAN GUESS WHICH ALBUM WAS USED TO CREATE THE LOOPS!

MuZiK KluB 23 posted

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I just posted the latest MuZiK KluB’s and they look great, especially the contact sheets, I shall be giving more of those away next month. I just went out to the post office on the motorbike thinking it would cool me down in this heat but it actualy made it worse, it felt like someone was pointing 10 hairdryers at me.

RIDE Albert Hall, Manchester

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I went to see Ride last night at The Albert Hall in Manchester. I’ve met, the lovely, Mark Gardner a few times on my travels abroad and was lucky enough to be invited to a fantastic sold out show. It’s always a buzz going to Manchester. The sound was incredible, no way do I remember Ride being that good in the early ninetees. Second song, Like A Daydream, actually brought a tear to my eye, nostalgia is a sad thing, for me anyway! The atmosphere was incredible, a bit like what I would imagine a 60’s hippy festival would be like. All this talk of Britains Greatest Generation, yeah hats off to them but just ’cause we didn’t fly Spitfires doesn’t mean we didn’t count. Watching RIDE made me feel proud to be British in a strange way, so much great music, popular and on the fringes, and the fringes are always way more interesting.

I also met Bonehead from Oasis who just happened to come and stand right next to me in the VIP area (or in my case VIN – Very Important Nobody). I chatted to him afterward, what a nice man. We talked about how it feels to play Aquiesce full blast in front of 40.000 people, tattered hearing and how Noel Gallagher wrote Supersonic, from beginning to end, in just half an hour. He also confirmed to me that RIDE were never this good in the early ninetees. :-)

Leave Them All Behind
Like a Daydream
Polar Bear
Seagull
Sennen
Cool Your Boots
Black Nite Crash
Natural Grace
Twisterella
OX4
Dreams Burn Down
Time of Her Time
Chrome Waves
Paralysed
Taste
Vapour Trail
Drive Blind

Mouse Trap
Chelsea Girl
I Wanna Be Your Dog

New MuZiK KluB out.number 22

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8 fantastic new tracks and a very funny live bootleg!
There’s also a 16 page lyric booklet, the usual vinyl style CD, A genuine Tour Laminate and also an old tour itinerary from a New York show when Interpol supported six by seven + the newsletter.

This month I’ve been recording with real drums again, but in a very simple way. The songs remind me of Elliott Smith a bit (Either Or period)… I guess you can listen to a stream of the track Four Winds on the site and make up your own minds!

Included in this months release is also an 11 track live bootleg CD of six by seven playing at the Louisianna, Bristol 23rd July 2013 on the Love Peace And Sympathy tour. When I mastered this I left all the exchanges between audience and band on it, including James Flowers’ technical goof which caused us to stop playing So Close after the intro. It left me having to tell a rude joke. Which was nice.