Float Away (Live At CBGB's)

by Tadpoles

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1.
Blossom 03:12
hallucinate your mind in time
 let it float away 
hallucinate that you are mine 
let it float away
 all along you were wrong 
you let it float away 
hallucinate it won't be long 
let it float away
 away 
away 
away 
away
2.
Snapper 04:44
daffodilly petals are in bloom 
the moment you walk into the room 
and each time that i ask you to come in 
your head puts my head into a spin 
reaching unknown destinations tonight 
ride with me i'll take you out of sight confusion rules where once was sane 
patterns in my brain spell out your name t
his could be coming just in time 
love you so much it blows my mind 
ride with me i'll take you out of sight
3.
Liars 03:10
you can't buy her 
always deny her 
you can't find her 
always deny her 
elevating time 
leave it all behind 
liars 
liars
4.
Butterfly 03:52
nvestigating all that is wrong with this place 
leaving an impression of you 
only thing missing what's wrong with this face 
leaving an impression of you 
how can i get out of here and get out alive 
leaving an impression of you 
i'll follow you until you get lost in the sky
 following a butterfly
5.
The Ride 04:27
i woke up dead and you were there 
there you were on my bed 
telling me the sun was blue 
and there wasn't anything else to do 
we took the sled and got the tree 
for christmas day you and me 
it was big and shiny like a million story airplane standing on its side 
we got on and took a ride 
the captain said you better hide
 no one knows where we're going to 
no one knows what we're gonna do 
we flew past jupiter we flew past mars
 our friends drove by us in their cars 
you didn't care neither did i
 on this ride we're going to fly
 lets do it for the ride 
go along for the ride 
its a day and nighttime trip 
i think i think we're going to flip 
look out for the twists
 there's one we almost missed 
look out for the twists 
there's one we almost missed 
its a day and nighttime trip i think i think we're gonna flip 
its a day and nighttime trip i think i think we're gonna flip
6.
Iguana 03:24
iguana, you're lying awake 
think of all the things you take 
think of all the love you make 
you know it's true 
iguana, it's you 
iguana you're lying all baked 
thoughts you cannot fake 
come sailing on your lake 
you know it's true 
iguana, it's you
7.
i hear you scream 
you dream obscene 
taking these trips and visits and the fear is gone 
i'll visit your mother 
i'll visit your brother 
but i won't visit you at the funny farm 
i hear you scream 
lets go over 
next to my place 
taking these trips and visits then the fear is gone 
come on along now 
and bring your dolls 
taking these trips and visits then the fear is gone 
i'll visit your mother 
i'll visit your brother 
but i won't visit you at the funny farm 
i hear you scream
8.
I'm losing, losing touch with my mind I'm fallin', fallin' way behind I'm walkin' down a one-way street I'm tryin', tryin' to find my feet I need it babe, it makes me feel alright I need it babe, it makes me feel alright, alright, alright I'm movin', but I'm goin' no place I'm thinkin', but my mind's in space I'm hopin', hopin' to find my aim I'm aimin', but I don't take the blame I need it babe, it makes me feel alright I need it babe, it makes me feel alright, alright, alright I'm shootin', shootin' off my gun It's too bad now babe, but it's a lot of fun I'm livin' like you'd like to live But I'm wantin' babe what you've got to give I need it babe, it makes me feel alright I need it babe, it makes me feel alright, alright, alright, alright
9.
Hey 02:22
Oh, I don't know, and you can't say. And even if you could, You wouldn't any way Let's go to hell Hey... hey... hey... Now I'm in love, not with he or she it's a burning hate why don't they see? Get your hands off.. Hey.. .hey... hey... I'm burning now, like a falling dove Cause I'm not fit to fall in love. LOVE? Hey... hey... hey... A broken fist on a swinging arm A lover's kiss and I am gone.
10.
Jamba 05:43
loat me through the ocean 
letting me slip in 
flying around the sun now 
let you on the ship again 
the walls are really bending 
letting me slip in 
my mind starts pretending 
rollercoaster jumps the track again 
stuff in all the things that couldn't fit 
too many sounds there goes another hit

about

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Bakery Records release of Tadpoles' first CD "He Fell Into The Sky", we're releasing "Float Away (Live At CBGB's) exclusively here on Bandcamp only in digital download format.

"Float Away" features the 5-member version of Tadpoles that recorded the "He Fell Into The Sky" album.

Songs 1-7 were recorded and mixed live direct from CBGB's soundboard to CBGB's cassette master recording system. No overdubs were added to the recording. The show, on Friday, August 13th, 1993, was the final performance of this 5-member version of Tadpoles as drummer Michael Kite Audino and guitarist Andrew Jackson Shapiro departed the group shortly thereafter.

Songs 8-10 were recorded live in rehearsal to cassette 4-track at B&L Studio, Manhattan, NY on April 22, 1993 in preparation for the studio recording sessions for Tadpoles - He Fell Into The Sky album.

Recorded with rehearsal room overhead mics and the vocals through the board. The limitations of the recording system are evident throughout as there are level fluctuations and distortions. Tadpoles often covered Spacemen 3's "Losing Touch With My Mind" throughout the 90's, but of note is the version of Butthole Surfer's "Hey" which marks guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kramer's lead vocal debut with the band.

The He Fell Into The Sky album was recorded in a 2-day marathon session at Kramer's Noise New Jersey studio in April 1993. Essentially, the band played the songs live in the studio and only overdubbed vocals and a few additional guitar enhancements. It was then mixed the following day after a few hours of sleep on Kramer's studio floor.


FROM mratavist.com/2014/04/18/tadpolesfloat-away/ - APRIL 2014
It’s no secret of the big love here for Tadpoles, or the debt owed to them for this ‘confluence of many rivers’ and a wealth of astounding waves. It’s been 20 years since Bakery Records released their first CD He Fell Into the Sky, and head ‘pole Todd Parker has seen fit to mark the occasion with a special release of Tadpoles live at CBGB’s, and then some. Float Away, featuring the final performance of the 5-member line-up that recorded He Fell Into the Sky, was taken from a performance in August of ’93. Cuts 8-10 are were recorded live at a rehearsal in Manhattan as Tadpoles were getting ready to record He Fell Into the Sky with legendary producer/musician Kramer. Float Away also features their take on Spacemen 3′s Losing Touch With My Mind, a live staple for ’poles in the ’90s,and Butthole Surfers’ Hey ‘which marks guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kramer’s lead vocal debut with the band.’ Other than Destroy Terrastock, live offerings from Tadpoles are scant, making this much more than a milepost marker or a snapshot. Float Away is a generously bare, raw, and intimate offering for marking the anniversary, above and beyond being another live document or simply a curio

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released April 18, 2014

Songs 1-7 Mixed and Recorded live, direct from CBGB's Soundboard to Cassette Master.

Songs 8-10 Mixed by Todd Parker at dbs digital, Hoboken, NJ, August 1996.

Mastered by Todd Parker at Starlight Blanket Studio, Sacramento, CA, April 2014.

Todd Parker - Guitar and Vocals
David Max - Bass
Michael Kite Audino - Drums, Percussion
Andrew Jackson Shapiro - Guitar
Nick Kramer - Guitar, Effects and Vocals on "Hey"


All songs written by ©Tadpoles, BMI except:

Losing Touch With My Mind (Kember, Pierce - Spacemen 3)
and
Hey (Butthole Surfers)

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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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