Far Out

by Tadpoles

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1.
Drop down and see it fall away 
Climb up catch what they say 
Drop down and be there fall away 
Get up race you to the day 
The only way Get a little closer to the tone 
Vibrate for everyone you know 
When you stop you've never been away 
Get up race you to the day 
The only way
2.
Aren't you tired of coming down 
You want to float not be around 
Aren't you tired 
Aren't you tired 
Aren't you tired like really wired His name appeared in lights that day
 Her neon dress began to fray 
Don't you know what its like 
Don't let it be an oversight When you're lazy lying on some grass 
Following all the dusty paths 
You watch the sky slide past your face 
When morning comes you've won the race 
Then parachute land on the floor 
You hit the ground feeling sore 
Your knees buckle but you give it more 
Step inside your first balloon
 Blow it up and make it bloom
3.
05:34
Nazareth 
you're taking my mind 
you're taking my money 
you're taking your time
 Nazareth 
you're baking my mind 
you're making me funny 
you're making me blind 
Nazareth 
you're just like a train 
thats going insane 
thats leaving today 
 Nazareth 
can you spare me a dime 
i wanna get high 
if i can't i might cry Nazareth 
c'mon make me a deal 
i wanna feel real
 for that i would kill 
Nazareth 
i love all your lights 
they really shine bright mon 
you're right out of sight 
Nazareth
 i'll take you to bed 
a dream in my head 
until i am dead 
Nazareth 
you're taking my mind
 you're taking my money 
you're taking your time
4.
Ride the world around the sun with me Pack all your things Your ticket to ecstacy Ride the world around the sun Checking it out you're gonna have fun Ride the world around the sun with me Check it out and see what you can be
5.
07:07
I am the confluence of many rivers come before 
And i have noted million things or more 
I've seen the mighty mississippi run through my hands 
I've seen you slip away and seen you come back again The time to leave was yesterday my love 
Now its today and its already too late 
Guess that I am stuck here for awhile
 You make me feel like thats alright My violent mind has seen everything come true 
My silent eyes have watched all I've thought was done undo 
I've washed my hands in the rain from the clouds of my friends 
I've seen them slip away and seen them come back again The time to leave was yesterday my love 
Now its today and its already too late 
Guess that I am stuck here for awhile 
You make me feel like thats alright Once we packed that bowl we knew we couldn't lose 
One ray of moonshine to chase away my blues 
I know of places where I can hind my mind 
I could've slipped away but I never really had the time Guess that I am stuck here for awhile
 You make me feel like that's alright
6.
You're fuzzy in the daylight dawn 
Believing the will is gone 
Just another day is done 
And thrown into the sun When you pick up with the scent 
You drop and hit the floor 
One more icycle melts 
It slips you through the door The words they say are like open sores 
You're drowning in the puss 
Just paint them like Picasso would 
You know you've got the buzz Feel like a freak
7.
04:06
Voices calling on the phone 
Can you answer are you home 
Make believe that you are free 
Can you tell me what you see The look in her eyes 
Made me realize She's gone again Tomorrow night in a dream 
Dance with color jellybean 
Can you tell me what you see 
C'mon along and dream with me Just get inside 
And start to realize 
She's gone again Tomorrow night in a dream Just get inside 
And start to realize 
The look in her eyes 
Will tell you why
8.
05:49
Nothing can replace you near me 
I live in my mind so much sometimes I forget 
Nothing can replace you near me 
Puncture my body lest I forget The hardest walk I ever took was to you 
Now I can never go home again 
The hardest walk i ever took was to you 
Now I'm afraid to be alone again I feel your eyes when you don't even see me 
You've never seen the blackest part of me 
I feel your eyes when you don't even see me 
You omni invoke the warmest part of me
9.
Old dirty mushrooms tend to make you feel 
A whole lot better than a box of pills (like Gerald mouse on a spinning wheel) Pull the bright red wagon 
Drop by the fire dragon 
Feel your body warning 
God your hair is burning Old dirty mushrooms tend to make you feel Like a bunch of raisins on a banana peel (like Gerald mouse on a spinning wheel) Pull the bright red wagon 
Drop by the fire dragon 
Feel your body warning 
God your hair is burning

about

Far Out (1996) is the second full length album released on CD by Tadpoles. The album was recorded by the core trio of Todd Parker, David Max and Nick Kramer after drummer, Michael Kite Audino and guitarist Andrew Jackson Shapiro left the group. Guest musicians Edward Odowd (The Toilet Boys / Psychic TV) and Steve Savoca (The Werefrogs) perform drums and percussion on the album. Additional lap steel guitar was provided by Jeff Passifiume (Hank McCoy and The Dead Ringers / The Lost Continentals). "Ride The World Around The Sun" is a re-recording of the song, "Sunshine" from the Tadpoles' Superwhip cassette-only album from 1992. "Old Dirty Mushrooms" was included as a bonus track on the CD version of the album and was not included on the cassette version. "Old Dirty Mushrooms" was recorded in 1991 and features just Todd Parker and drummer, Michael Kite Audino, along with sax by Raj Seshu. Far Out is notable in that it received a 4-star review from Rolling Stone Magazine, a rare feat at the time for an independently released CD.


“ “★★★★” Taking the approach of all great psychedelic rockers,Tadpoles & producer, Kramer, treat
the studio like a playground, crafting mini symphonies from layers of weird guitars, six-string fuzz bass and impressionistic vocals. Its a heady mix that deserves to disorient a much wider audience.”
–ROLLING STONE (Jim DeRogatis, May 30, 1996) “ ...like a kinder, gentler Monster Magnet touched up with a bit of classic Doors-like themes”
–MAGNET (Gina Bittner, #24, ‘96) “...a psychedelic trio from Hoboken, NJ, who have released two killer indie guitar albums”
–GUITAR WORLD (May 1997)
“...this Hoboken band takes out the tricks of Sonic Boom,Wayne Kramer, and even something from the Strawberry Alarm Clock to mold a guitar geek’s landscape of mesmerizing chords and pulsing rhythms..” –CARBON 14(Kevin McDonough, #9, ‘96)
“Far Out is an almost flawless psychedelic album on which every song is about as good as the next one...one of the better American CDs of ‘96” –CROHINGA WELL (Belgium-#13 ‘May 1997)
“With the Lilys giving up the Loop drone for early Syd Barrett psycho-pop,Tadpoles may be the American claimants of the space-rock crown.” –FACE MAGAZINE (Seth Berner, Feb. 1997)
“the full on execution makes them more Blue Cheer than Love, and the quieter space rock passages give up a countrified nod in the direction of Up on the Sun era, Meat Puppets and Syd’s Pink Floyd...they get further and further out to an alternate universe where Kramer produces million-selling records and Gibby is president.” –EXCLAIM! (Neil Exall,Toronto, Oct.‘96)
“If Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch bought a vintage theater, enveloped the giant screen in fuzz, cut the lights, and put Tones on Tail, Syd Barrett, the Swans, and the Jesus and Mary Chain on the balcony- then handed out the shrooms-you would be close to experiencing the Tadpoles.” –EYE (Lisa Crosby, #9 ‘97)
“Far Out by Hoboken-based Tadpoles is the latest gem wearing the Shimmy Disc producer’s imprint. Thrashy psych abounds with Spacemen 3 and 13th Floor Elevators influence just winning on points” -MOJO (UK, June 1996)
“Tadpoles specialize in stoned-out psychedelic jams...” –OCULUS ( Frank Tantilla, June 1996)
“remind me of Syd Barrett doing doughnuts in the grocery store parking lot...” –JERSEY BEAT (Greg Matherly,August 1996)“

“Their sound is at times almost erotic, yet intimately fierce and always mesmerizing...a modern day continuation of a Barrett-run Floyd” –BRAIN DAMAGE (Jeff Jensen, Nov. 1996)
“pure old-school guitar psychedelia-loud electric psych...it is hard not to be floored by the sheer wall of fuzz bass and droning, wah-wha-ing guitar that one is confronted with on Far Out” –POP CULTURE PRESS (Matt Murphy, #59 July ‘96)
“guaranteed to swirl in your head long after your buzz wears off...” –UNDERBELLY (Nov.‘96)
Various - Far Out Reviews- Highlights (1996)
"4 STARS" - Tadpoles - Far Out

In these days of alternativerock mania, when groups that have played three gigs sign million-dollar deals, the bands that labor on indie labels come in two varieties: those doing something so perversely unlistenable that no one else will release it and those less interested in careerism than in following their own quirky muses. The Hoboken, N.J., trio Tadpoles fall into the latter category.
There's a timeless quality to the band's second do-it- yourself album: Tunes such as "Feel Like a Freak" and "At Least I'm Not Like Jonathan Carver" are equally influenced by Syd Barrett, the 13th Floor Elevators, My Bloody Valentine and the Flaming Lips. Taking the approach of all great psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles and producer Kramer (Bongwater, Galaxie 500) treat the studio like a playground, crafting minisymphonies from layers of weird guitars, six-string fuzz bass and impressionistic vocals. It's a heady mix that deserves to disorient a much wider audience.
Jim DeRogatis - Rolling Stone (May 30, 1996)

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released March 1, 1996

©1996 Tadpoles/Bakery Records

Far Out was produced and mixed by Mark Kramer (Shimmy Disc) and engineered by Steve Watson at Noise New Jersey Studio in 1994-1995 with additional recording at Waterfront Studio in Hoboken, NJ. Album artwork and design was created by Ann Manca. Mastered by Dave Steele at dbs digital in Hoboken, NJ.

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Tadpoles Hoboken, New Jersey

Tadpoles, based in Hoboken, NJ, disbanded in 2000 after releasing 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, 1 live album and 1 E.P. all on their own Bakery Records label (except for their last studio album, Whirlaway, which was released on Australia's Camera Obscura Records.) The group was formed by vocalist/guitarist, Todd Parker and original drummer, Michael Kite Audino in New York City in 1990. ... more

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