The cover photo? Not a 'gangster' exactly, but a crook of sorts, a witless culture-vandal; the kind of tourist who would really be much happier watching a video, or better still an interactive, 3-D, virtual-reality playback, of their chosen holiday destination, rather than actually visiting it. They could then switch off, 'fast forward' or channel-hop whenever there were unwanted intrusions or tiresome developments, such as local customs, local people, local smells, local poverty etc. Hence the CD's name.
But that's just the title track. In addition; Don Juan receives unwelcome enlightenment; there's a rather disturbing little ape tapping at the mirror; I wannabe, wannabe, without lifting a finger of course; the TV's on again, and it's not 'Brain of Britain'; there's a love song or two, and suicidal hatred. An old man chooses his own flight path; someone wins against the odds. Then a commercial break; followed by tub-thumpers and poets in The Park, and the voice of dangerously specious politics. The wind picks up; the admiral sets sail for the stars; a young man goes 'missing in action'; the golden bowl is broken.
The following titles are included on this CD, a 40 second sample can be downloaded (aprox 314k)
|Track Title||Sound bite||Song lyrics||DONNY JOHNNY||MONKEY IN THE SUBWAY||VIDEO TRIPS||WANNABE BLUES||GUESS WHO!||FROM A SILENT TOWN||COUNTDOWN||BEST WE COULD DO||GAMES||LEARNING TO FLY||HIGH LIFE||ON THE CORNER||SIMPLE||BURA||THE ADMIRAL||MISSING||.....AND A FORGETTING|
Paul Cowlan - guitar, vocals, harmonica
Chris Leslie - fiddle, mandolin
Ljubo Majstorovic - bass guitar, fretless bass, synth zither,percussion,
Geoff Palmer - cello
Sandro Friedrich - shawm, sax, flute, darabuka,
Recorded and mixed by Ljubo at his Sound Vision Studio, Baden.
Brambus Records - No 200151-2
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