Live at The Great American Music Hall

by Tadpoles

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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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Track Name: Rainbowmaker
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
Track Name: Race You To The Mustard Patch
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
Track Name: At Least I'm Not Like Jonathan Carver
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
Track Name: Nazareth
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
Track Name: Ride The World Around The Sun
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
Track Name: 4D
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