Self​-​Sabotage: the early year

by Wet Dirt

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Coming across like an early seventies, slightly-fried, band of freaks, the rather excellent Wet Dirt sound suitably messed up on their album “Self Sabotage, The Early Years” with the stoned groove of “Bad Choices” setting out their stall with the chorus “Bad choices, made some bad choices, gonna make some more”. Add to this fine guitar playing, a solid rhythm section,and an ear for melody, and you have a perfect opening song and statement. Moving on, “The Chill Out Man” is weird and creepy, nonsensical word play, and a crawling guitar line creating a strange atmosphere, the song sounding like something Zappa could have created. As the album progresses the band get weirder, louder, more interesting by turns with “Hot Pink” managing all three at once. Elsewhere, “Invalids” is post-punk noise, angular guitar and an individual vocal delivery adding to the tension of the lyrics reminding me of Pere Ubu, whilst “Of Felt” is a song about the tactile pleasures of felt, as it should be. If you are searching for something different, energetic, angry and weird then this should hit the spot, a minor classic. (www.inyrdisk.com)
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released July 31, 2013

Robert Dayton- lyrics and vocals, Tobey Black- drums, Robin Fry- guitars and sounds, Simon McNally-bass
Recorded at 6 Nassau by James Anderson
Released on inyrdisk
inyrdisk #57

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Track Name: Hot Pink
Aroooo arooooo
Arooo arooo whooo
Arooo aroooo
‘Aroo aroo whooo

CHORUS:
Hot Pink! (I love you) X 12
Yes I do

Gonna climb a mountain for you
Gonna climb a mountain for youuu whoo
Gonna climb a mountain for you
Gonna climb a mountain for youuu whooo

CHORUS

Gonna climb a mountain for you
Gonna climb a mountain for youuu whoo
Gonna climb a mountain for you
Gonna climb a mountain for youuu whooo

And the name of that mountain
And the name of that mountain is
The name of that mountain
The name of that mountain is Himalaya

(CHANT: Himalaya, himalaya....)

SPOKEN:
Gonna climb you
Gonna scale you
You’re out of reach
You’re so far away from me
You’re so far away from me
But if I close my eyes and I open my mind
And think of a little mantra of the little engine that could
It goes, “I think I can I think I can I think I can...”
I open my eyes and my mind is still open
And there I stand at the base of the mountain
All packed up and ready to go
Suit up!
I got supplies, I got supplies
There I go, there I go
Going to climb the mountain
Where ya gonna go, where ya gonna go?
To the top of the toppermost
To the top of the toppermost
Up to where the air is thin
It makes my head spin
And as I merrily go along I sing a little mountain climbing song
It’s a yodel
Yodel ayyy hooo
“Yodel ayyy hooo”
Yodel ayyy hooo
“Yodel ayyy hooo”
Sure makes the time go faster
Oh, look at us
Me, I’m horizontal and the mountain it is vertical
We’re almost there, we’re almost there
Just one more step
There!
Anti-climax
And I unpack my picnic basket and I unfold my picnic blanket
And I have a little picnic lunch for two, just me and you, just me and you
Maitre d’! Maitre d’! Maitre d’! Maitre d’!
Are you ready?
Are you this ready? Or are you this ready?
S’alrite s’alrite s’alrite
C’mon
Let’s gooooooo.....!

CHORUS
...break it down!

Aroo aroo
Aroo arooo whooo....
Track Name: Invalids
CHORUS:
Invalids shunted aside on this journey of life
Are invalids, try to refrain that they feel great pain
Invalids, invalids, invalids
Invalids, invalids, invalids

Just trying to bring you back, just trying to bring you, bring you
You might be coming out of this
Soon hope coming out, coming on strong

CHORUS

Didn’t see you blink
No, I never saw you, saw you
Hair hanging down your bed, gone limp, gone limp

CHORUS

And if you pull through
If you pull through
You should be in art films
You should be in art films

CHORUS repeat
Track Name: My Man
Don’t!
Sit there
His spirit still resides there
In that chair
His body lies there
We must leave everything exactly as he left it

CHORUS:
My man, my man, oh how I miss my man X4

The dust!
Resides there
It has long settled
With great care
We must leave everything exactly as he left it

CHORUS

I won’t!
Move on
I will forever
Miss my man
How dare you try to pry my legs open

CHORUS

I have lost the taste
I can no longer bake
The most amazing cakes
In all sizes and shapes
Ever since the wake
My hands they shake
Oh for goodness sake
Oh for what should I take?

My man, my man....

Oh, my man, I miss you so, oh, my man, why did you go?

My man, my man...