Through the Cracks

by Leadfinger

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Through the Cracks was released as a CD EP only in May 2008 and has now SOLD OUT.

Whilst recording the Rich Kids album in 2007, we put down some extra tracks and a few covers to flesh out the recording session. The band re-recorded some songs from Cunningham’s earlier bands….SEE YOU TONIGHT (originally by Brother Brick) got a grittier live re-working and ROCK’N’ROLL SOUND (originally performed by Challenger-7) got a tempo lift and a more straight down the line delivery. Throw in a few choice covers – MELT by Dom Mariani band The Someloves, Slim Harpo’s swampy HIPSHAKE and you have the makings of very rockin little gem of a release.

When the release of the resulting Rich Kids album was delayed an Ep of these left over recordings was quickly rushed out through local Wollongong based record label Musicfarmers (they later evolved into Impedance Records and would release the CD version of Leadfinger’s We Make the Music album in 2011). Through the Cracks is topped up by re-imagined versions of the best tracks from the debut Leadfinger release the floating life, notably a killer rock version of live favourite EDGE OF SUBURBIA and open G versions of A BEAUTIFUL SOUND and the quirky BICYCLE MAN with guest Kaylene Milner from The Nice Folk adding her signature trumpet blasts that really make this track.

Plans are afoot to do another pressing as we often get asked for this obscure release, it really did fall through the cracks and only the lucky few got copies.

credits

released May 5, 2008

Personnel:
Stewart Cunningham: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Bass Guitar on Fade Your Brilliance
Wayne Stokes: Electric Bass Guitar
Stephen O’Brien: Drums and Percussion

Guests:
Kaylene Milner: Trumpet
Karl Weber: Harmonica

Recording
Recorded at Tongarra Studio and The Rendezvous Studio 2007
Engineered by Leadfinger & Steve McCarthy
Produced and mixed by Leadfinger

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Track Name: That Rock'n'Roll Sound
That Rock’n’Roll Sound
(Originally performed by Challenger-7 - written by Stewart Cunningham)

When your feeling blue, just kick off those shoes
Put on a rock’n’roll record,
let your spirits go flying away
Let your dreams run wild today

Yeah the guitars are sweet and the stereo’s loud
Nothin beats that rock’n’roll sound
It’ll pick you up, It’ll turn you around
Cut you loose, that rock’n’roll sound

Well your team has lost it’s final game
The season is over and there is nothing to gain
you make it home and you open a beer
Put on a record, what do you hear?

Yeah the guitars are sweet, the stereo’s loud
Nothing beats that rock’n’roll sound
It could pick you up if your team never made it
Cut you loose, that rock’n’roll sound
That rock’n’roll sound!!!

I want someone to rock with
I want something to roll with ooo ooo yeah

So your girlfriends left you for another rman
It’s a sweet old world, I can understand
Nothing I say could change the sway
I’ll keep on singing this rock’n’roll way

Well the guitars are sweet and the stereo’s loud
Nothing beats that rock’n’roll sound
It’ll pick you up and turn you around
Cut you loose – that rock’n’roll sound
Will turn you around
Track Name: Melt
Melt (Originally performed by The Someloves - written by Mather/Mariani)
A thought that you may feel
and a second that is real
And in a moment you will see
Why you are there and I am here

That’s when you melt away, You melt away
Looking for love with someone else as you melt away
Searching for signs that are somewhere else
as you melt away

A breath that you may take
is a sign that one must wait
And in a moment you will be
Just like a sail that must run free

That’s when you melt away, you melt away
Looking for love with someone else as you melt away
Trying to tie it all together as you melt away

That’s when you melt away, you melt away
Looking for love with someone else as you melt away
Searching for signs that are somewhere else as you melt away
Wondering what worlds are gonna be out there as you melt away
Trying to tie it all together as you melt away

Fade and melt away
Track Name: A Beautiful Sound
A Beautiful Sound
(written by Stewart Cunningham)

It’s getting late at night
Staring out on the empty street lights
There’s no more cars passing by
It’s getting late at night…

Up all night, up all night
Up all night and the day before
The longest day and the longest night
I was up all night under empty street lights

At last I saw the world so right
Reflected by that empty
And then I saw the end in sight
And then I held a wonderful sight

At last I heard a beautiful Sound
Everything was alright

Up all night, I was up all night
Up all night and the day before
The longest day and the longest night
Up all night under the empty street lights

At last I saw the world so right
Reflected by that empty night
And then I saw the end in sight
At last I held a wonderful sight

And then I heard a beautiful Sound
At then I heard a beautiful Sound
Eveything was alright

At last I saw the world so right
Reflected by that empty night
And then I saw everything alright
Track Name: Edge of Suburbia (Urban Dub)
Edge Of Suburbia
(written by Stewart Cunningham)

I got lost in suburbia
Hanging out at the edge of the world
they can’t find me here in suburbia
I’m on the internet telephone calls
In suburbia - I’ll hide away at the end of the world
If you find me here in suburbia
You might find yourself in suburbia
Spend the days in a haze

Computer games and wasting time
Searching to free your mind
I’m anonymous a face in the middle of a crowd heading home…
Heading home thru space, suburbia, I’ll hide away
If you find yourself in suburbia
You might find the edge of suburbia
You’ll pend the days in a haze

I got lost in suburbia,
I found myself hanging out at the end of the world
Just hanging out…

Playin guitar just like Neil Young
Cruising the bush I got nature and fun
Electric blues, another cup of tea
Jump on a train ride along with me

The edge of suburbia, I’ll fade away
They can’t find me here in suburbia
You’ll find me on the edge of suburbia
You can spend the days in a Haze
Track Name: The Hipshake
The Hipshake
(Trad: Slim Harop...Arranged by Stewart Cunningham)

Let me tell you 'bout a dance that's goin' around
Everybody's doin' it from the grownup down.
You don't move your head, Don't move your hands,
You don't move your lips, Just shake your hips.
Do the hipshake babe, do the hipshake babe,
Shake your hips babe, shake your hips babe
Now ain’t that easy

If you don't know don't be no threat
Just listen to me and do what I say.
Don't move your head, don't move your hands,
Don't move your lips, just shake your hips.
Do the hipshake babe, do the hipshake babe,
Shake your hips babe, shake your hips babe,
Well ain't that easy

Well, I met a young girl in a country town
She said, "What do you know about Slim Harpo!"
She didn't move her head, she didn't move her hands,
Didn't move her lips child, she shuck her hips.
She did the hipshake babe, she did the hipshake babe,
Shake your hips babe, Shake your hips babe,
Well ain't that easy.
Track Name: Makin' Up Lost Time
Making Up Lost Time
(written by Stewart Cunningham)

I’m goin Back to that town we all know
I’ve been away and nobody knows who I am anymore
I’ve been hiding away, long time gone
How can I find all those dear old friends
That I used to know a long time ago
(A long time ago)

Why did I leave in such hurry that day
Must have been the drink and the drugs and the booze
that drove me away…….I had to get away
Now 7 long years down the track
I miss ya baby, please take me back.

I miss ya baby
ooooooh those golden days on fire
And I got to make you mine
All over again, one more time
Making up lost time, Making up for lost time
….One more time
Track Name: See You Tonight
See You Tonight
(written by Stewart Cunningham)

Do you remember that feeling when smoke gets in your eyes
It’s a momentary pain and you know that it will subside
Yeah I feel that way when I see your face
Remember a time, a feeling or a place

I’m not very certain bout the way I’m living
But I know that I will survive
I’ll see you tonight Like every other time
we’ll say hi, maybe next time

Yeah I’ll see you tonight, when this town comes alive
Yeah I’ll see you tonight

Every Saturday night I do the same things over and over
Ask myself why am I going to the Town Hall hotel,
I can never stay sober….

I’m not very certain where the girls are going
But I know there not going where I’m going
Yeah I’ll see you tonight when this town comes alive

And I’ll be with the Ghosts when this town comes alive
Yeah I’ll be with the ghosts when this town comes alive

Will I see you tonight?
Track Name: Bicycle Man
Bicycle Man
(written by Stewart Cunningham)

I’m a steady rolling man, I do what I can
I don’t own no land, just a bicycle man
Like a bicycle man, I roll thru this land
day after day, I take some time to understand

I’m a steady rolling man, yes that’s what I am,
I’m a steady rolling man, I do what I can

Take some time when I can, I gotta make my stand
A steady rolling man, not wanted in this land

Everybody wants their gold, I’ll settle for the cold
And some time to grow old, just some time to steady roll

Like a steady rolling man

Pushing up the hills but I roll down to the sea

Here comes a steady rolling man, like a bicycle man
Pushin up the hill but I’ll roll down to the sea
Like a steady rolling man

Like a steady rolling man, yes that’s what I am,
Like a steady rolling man, I do what I can

Like a steady rolling man
Like a bicycle man