Ripped Genes Analogue Dreams

by Leadfinger

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Ripped Genes & Analogue Dreams was originally released on 24th November 2012 as a seven song CD EP in a limited edition run of 100 copies only, all signed and numbered. The CD was available at gigs only and via mail order from the band. The CD version is sold out.

After a busy year in 2011 promoting and touring their 3rd album, We Make the Music, Leadfinger spent the best part of the 2012 writing and recording a stack of new tracks at Sydney’s Def Wolf studio before adding the finishing touches at Leadfinger’s own Rendezvous Studio in the sleepy backwater town of Helensburgh, south of Sydney.

With the resulting album, No Room at the Inn set for release in February 2013 the band wanted to give their loyal fans and the curious out there an appetiser which lead to the self-release of a sneak preview EP titled Ripped Genes & Analogue Dreams featuring a track from the album, three non album originals and a clutch of obscure covers loved by the band.

Well known around the world for keeping alive the flame of classic Sydney hi-energy rock’n’roll, Ripped Genes & Analogue Dreams see’s Leadfinger take a sideways step to showcase their passion and prowess at the classic genre of power-pop rock’n’roll a la The Flamin Groovies, The Replacements, Danny and the Champs, Tom Petty and The Smithereens!

Album track – PRETTY THING kicks the EP off in a flash of power pop rock that harks back to The La’s ‘There She Goes’ and a nod to the Big O’s ‘Pretty Woman’, before launching into a stirring version of ALL THE ACTION – written by ex-Flamin Groovies frontman Chris Wilson as a follow up to his classic SHAKE SOME ACTION! Articulate and literate bunch that these Leadfinger boys are – as evidenced by the title of this EP, the band veer into social commentary on new originals – POOR MAN’S BOOGIE, INDIANS AND LEFT WING XMAS – the bands take on recent social events like the GFC, Occupy Movement, shock jocks, Media ethics and Julian Assange, delivered with wit and rock’n’roll hooks. The limited edtion CD version of the EP is rounded out with Leadfinger versions of T-Rex and Smithereens classics for the lucky few who bought the CD version.

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released November 24, 2012

Personnel:
Dillon Hicks: Drums
Michael Boyle: Electric Guitar and Backing Vocals
Reggie Screen: Electric Bass Guitar
Stewart Cunningham: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica

Guests:
Bulahdelah Boomerangs RLFC: Hand clapping and beer drinking

Recording:
Recorded over Winter 2012 at Def Wolf Studios, Sydney and Leadfinger’s Rendezvous Studio in Helensburgh, New South Wales
Recorded by Steve McCarthy, Stewart Cunningham and Matt Clarke
Produced by Stewart Cunningham
Mastered by William Bowden

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Track Name: Pretty Thing
Pretty Thing
(Written by Stewart Cunningham)

She’s such a pretty thing, we’re loving her thing
She’s such a pretty thing, watching her swing
They follow her around all over that town
She’s such a pretty thing, I love to hear her sing

Such a pretty girl wo oh wo
Such a pretty girl….A diamond and a pearl
Such a pretty girl wo oh wo
Such a pretty girl….She’s a ruling my world

She’s such a pretty thing, we’re loving her thing
She’s such a pretty thing, watching her swing
They follow her around all over that town
She’s such a pretty thing, she’s a beautiful sound

She’s ruling my world
She’s ruling your world
She rules the whole world
What’s that you say, She’s coming my way
I can tell her anything that I want to say
She’s coming my way

She’s such a pretty thing, we’re loving her thing
She’s such a pretty thing, we love to hear her sing
They follow her around the boys in this town
She’s all that I sing, she’s wearing my ring
Track Name: All the Action
All the Action
(Written by Chris Wilson)

Now all the Action has been shakin
All the good things they have been taken
Now this world is hard to get a break in
When your souls so weary and your heart that’s achin

All you need is to bust out at full speed
Dig what I say or Lady Luck will catch you napping
It’s up to you to make it happen

Now we come so far and it’s been so long
And we still can’t see that we belong
Well we can’t go back the way we came
No we’re never going back again

All you need is to bust out at full speed
Dig what I say or Lady Luck will catch you napping
It’s up to you to make it happen.

Solo

The time to hesitate is passed
Or our fate is sealed you know damn well
Now you better change your ways and fast
Or we’re all going straight to hell
Track Name: Poor Man's Boogie
Poor Man’s Boogie
(Written by Stewart Cunningham)

The 99% were out in the streets today
They wanna have their say
The 99% were marching in anger today
They finally realised things ain’t going their way
They got something to say

Yeah – We’re gonna make you pay Oh yeah
In the meantime they were doing the boogie
Meanwhile they were doing the poor mans boogie

The poor man’s boogie is a vicious dance
White collar criminals borrow their the cash
They take it and gamble and stock markets crash
It’s a rich man’s folly and it’s based on chance,

And they always get away
No, this time - they won’t get away
Yeah – we’re gonna make them pay
This time they won’t get away

My sisters going she’s so mean
Mothers got her own enemy
My brothers bringing the guitar army
Tired of having them lean on me
The mans always leaning on me
Gonna bring em down to their knees
Tired of having them lean on me
Sick of having em lean on me
We gonna bring em down to their knees
We’re gonna bring em to their knees

The 99 per cent were marching in anger today
They finally realised things ain’t going their way
And they got something to say

Tired of watching the world crumble and decay

Watching the world crumble and decay

In the meantime they were doing the boogie
Meanwhile they’re still doing the poor mans boogie

Oh yeah – we’re gonna make you pay!
Track Name: Behind the Wall of Sleep
Behind the Wall of Sleep
(Written by P.Dinizio)

She had hair like Jeannie Shrimpton, back in 1965!
She had legs that never ended,
I was halfway paralyzed.
She was tall and cool and pretty,
And she dressed as black as coal.
If she'd ask me to I'd murder,
I would gladly lose my soul!

Now I lie in bed and think of her,
Sometimes I even weep.
Then I dream of her, behind the wall of sleep.

Well she'd held a bass guitar and
She was playing in a band.
And she stood just like Bill Wyman,
Now I am her biggest fan.
Now I know I'm one of many who
Would like to be your friend,
And I've got to find a way
To let you know I'm not like them!

Now I lie in bed and think of her,
Sometimes I even weep.
Then I dream of her, behind the wall of sleep.

Got your number from a friend of mine,
Who lives in your hometown.
Called you up to have a drink,
Your roommate said you weren't around.
Now I know I'm one of many
Who would like to be your friend,
And I've got to find a way to
Let you know I'm not like them!
Track Name: Indians
Indians
(Written by Stewart Cunningham)

Around and round = around and round it goes
Where it stops we’ll never ever know
Love and war everybody knows
The same mistakes over and oh

Around and round, around and round it goes
We can never - ever ever learn
It’s all the same around and round it goes

Around and round it goes

Around and round = here we go again
It’s love it’s war – and it never ever ends
Up and down it’s all the same my friends
Around and round, around it goes again
Around and round the story never ends
Track Name: Left Wing Yule
Left Wing Yule
(Written by Stewart Cunningham)

I’m wishing for a brighter day
The shock jocks have had their final say
And Mr Murdoch is locked away
I’m Wishing that you might even stay
Tomorrow we can start again so true
I’m wishing you a merry xmas too…

The kids are dancing in the street
Revolution at their feet
I’m wishing you

I’m wishing for a greener day to come
Julian Assange is no longer on the run
The mining boom is all done
I see we shall overcome
Our Xmas fun

The kids are still dancing in the street
Internet access is now free
I can see the future it’s not about the losers
The poets and the freaks ….are off the leash

I’m wishing you a merry xmas too
I wishing you a
- Mid 8…
No need to feel so blue
I’m wishing you a merry xmas too
I’m wishing you

Tomorrow we can start again so true
Track Name: Laser Love
Lazer Love
(Written by Marc Bolan)

Gold mouth lady mix a drink for me
Lay beside me a solid company

You move on up, you move on back
Your laser love is like a heart attack

Lean clean woman lay a kiss on me
My love is strong like a raging sea

You move on up, you move on back
Your laser love is like a heart attack

Dance dance dance till the crack of dawn
Dance dance dance till your shoes are worn

You move on up, you move on back
Your laser love is like a heart attack
You move on up, you move on back
Your laser love is like a heart attack