Live at The Great American Music Hall

by Tadpoles

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1.
06:50
Rainbows have a way of knowing 
And welcoming the light
 Flying its flag Rainbows have a way of showing 
And teaching about light 
Naming all the colors Water with its peace with time
 Can block and bend the light 
I want to be that water I am a rainbow chaser 
I want to get that pot 
Of gold at the end I want to see the way 
I want to know the way 
Sailing on the waves 
Floating in the waves 
Feeling a part of time 
Feeling all of the time I want to be a rainbowmaker 
I want to be a prism-man 
I want to show my colors I want a sky, each star an eye 
Mirroring me back my man
 Shining on me, shining me I want to be, be understood 
And I want, want to be heard 
I want to be cared about I want to be a rainbowmaker 
To refract a tiny piece 
Of all the distance of light I want to be a rainbowmake r
I want to be a prism-man 
Iwant to show you my colors I want to see the way 
I want to know the way 
Sailing on the waves 
Floating in the waves
 Feeling a part of time 
Feeling all of the time
2.
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
3.
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
4.
05:44
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
5.
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
6.
08:03
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

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Hoboken, NJ's neo-psych rockers, Tadpoles, in a rare live recording from their 1997 West Coast Tour with Cul de Sac at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall.

This mini-album was recorded straight to DAT from the soundboard at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall on November 5th, 1997 during Tadpoles' West Coast tour. Due to the limitations of a soundboard stereo recording, there are audible imperfections, however this is great representation of the more direct and raw sound of the Tadpoles live during that era and tour. As a companion piece to their first live album, Destroy Terrastock -Live, the Great American Music Hall set contains two tracks rarely performed live, Rainbowmaker, from 1998's studio album, Smoke Ghost and 4D, from 1996's studio album, Far Out, both of which are sung by Nick Kramer.

We present this release on November 5th , 2017, the 20th anniversary of that show in San Francisco. Enjoy spending some time with the Tadpoles again!

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released November 5, 2017

Produced by Tadpoles
Recorded Live directly from the board to DAT by The Great American Music Hall Sound Crew on November 5th, 1997 in San Francisco, California.
Post-Production and Mastering by Todd Parker

Todd Parker - guitar and vocals (2,3,5)
Nick Kramer - guitar and vocals (1,4,6)
David Max - bass and effects
Adam Boyette - Drums

Cover Photo by Monica Drew, Los Angeles, CA, November 1997.

© 2017 Tadpoles/Bakery Records

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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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