dwarf americans

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Studio and live recordings from 1988-1992.
Obscure isn't the word. One track on a compilation album, some demo tapes, a few dates supporting The Fall, Chumbawamba and others (sharing the bill with an embrionic Cornershop for instance ), a handful of appearances on Steve Barker's Radio Lancashire show 'On the Wire ' and Roger Hill of Radio Merseyside's ' World Noise', a John Peel airing of 'Snooper' ( that we missed ) , and thats about it. Amongst all the malfunctioning boot sale PA systems and dysfunctional band members there were some frightening(ly good) gigs, and some decent songs. But then I would say that.
Probably too odd for comfort, the DA's had the misfortune to be submerged beneath the tide of Madchester which was at that time engulfing the North West of England.
Worthy of another listen.

credits

released September 1, 2011

all songs by Dwarf Americans. 1988-1992
MC WAR ATROCITY (Paul Buckley ) MC GATEAU BLASTER ( Alastair Price ) MAX CADY ( Neil Abercrombie ) MAX BECKMANN ( Bob Heath ) SLASH HERMIT ( Andrew Murray ).
Cover star : Stany.

Thanks to everyone who carried equipment, wobbled lights, took photos danced and supported us - you know who you are.

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Track Name: snooper
A 'Boys from the Blackstuff" type scenario.
Track Name: easymantra
"Goodbye enormous jeans, though I never wore you at all "
Track Name: yes means yes
"in a sea of wires and steroes, warming themselves to crappy gas fires "
Track Name: theme from 'killeen'
He's a hairy grouch,
alcohologram,
A1 misanthrope,
Hawkwind HI -FI fan
He's a cartoon freak,
buddy puddy cat,
he chucks axes round,
he wears furry hats.

and then he says "up your end Dave ",
and then he says " noxious little jerk "
then he says " its a bit of a choker ",
then he paints the Cosa Nostra
then he says " Kranken wagen ",
and then he says " He's a salty dude "
then he talks of " Body liquor ",
then he paints the Pater noster

" Eat your dinner off that ",
man o ginger chin,
drinks his tea from pint pots,
swills his beer from tins
he's a daffy ducker,
scruffy t shirt type,
he got NCB knife,
he got boheme life.
Track Name: tiffany's altamont
There was a shopping mall,
with lots of people there,
and in a bag they had tins and underwear,
a dwarf American girl sand dancer,
by doting parents ripped,
and minders cared.
It was a royalty act
off behind the fact,
from the purple states,
twenty years too late.
But it was too soon,
shopping trolley swoon,
kiddy's tarmac graze,
meets the double glaze.
Track Name: badly run zoo
sadly run down, badly run zoo.
Track Name: I was monet's double
Dyslexic typist art spy mix
Susan Hampshire bit part role
re wrote course of WW2
now his story can be told

Secret Service name cock up
mistake realised too late to alter
white bearded smock with painter's palette
steps from the aircraft in Gibraltar.

I was Monet's Double.

Il dit 'je suis Claude Monet '
died way back in '26,
thumbnail sketch of St.Lazare,
kidnapped whilst on painting trip

Submarine interrogators
impressionistic double take
beat with questions 'bout his brush strokes
Nazi art world take trhe bait.
Track Name: groovy ghetto
the hit man with herpes...