The Whirlaway Sessions (20th Anniversary Alternative Mixes)

by Tadpoles

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For the 20th anniversary of the release of Tadpoles' final studio album, "Whirlaway" Bakery Records has released an alternate version of the entire album, complete with previously unheard and unavailable alternate mixes, most of which were mixed by Gene Holder of the seminal 1980's college pop rock band "The dB's" Tadpoles ended up shelving these mixes for a version of the album primarily mixed by Pete Drivere back in the confines of his gritty Youngstown, Ohio warehouse studio "Ampreon Recorder" which is where most of the album was originally tracked. The band preferred the sound of the studio for their vision of "Whirlaway." After 20 years, the alternate mixes of Whirlaway contained here reveal different featured parts and a look at the album from an alternate perspective.

“Aural shimmering starburst music..” ~ Greg Wallace, 2019

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released August 2, 2019

Whirlaway was engineered and mixed by Pete Drivere at Ampreon Recorder in Youngstown, Ohio in 1998 and 1999.
Additional overdubs and mixes were done at Jolly Roger Studio in Hoboken, NJ by Gene Holder (the dB's).
"Horse and Buggy" was recorded and originally mixed at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan, New York by Kramer
Album artwork and design was created by Ann Manca.
Mastered by Todd Parker 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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Track Name: Frances The Dancer (Alien Mix)
A see saw lets you float up

The water lets you slide

One after another

Get in line for the other side

And your time is up

Put away your tin cup

Breathe in the sweet air

And take it in and feel it there

It's alien

Good times

Just teach yourself the subjects

The moons are in your reach

Get out your favorite colors

Give all your sands a beach

And your time is up

Put away your tin cup

Breathe in the sweet air

And take it in and feel it there

It's alien

Good times

The ocean's getting deeper

From the drains you had to waste

The desert's just a little colder

From the nights you tried to chase

When you taste the bitter

Taste that they left behind

Sip your favorite water

Refresh whats in your mind
Track Name: Lyman Bostock (Harvest Mix)
Begging with a borrowed hand again
Burning bridges, swimming rivers
Building and breaking and fixing things
You can never run from the devils in you

But you can beat a path to my door
When the running gets the better of you
Rest yourself a while, sit a spell
And you know that tomorrow is a new day

It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's up to you, how you harvest me

Betting on a borrowed hand again
Desert sands in your barren palm
Your rivers dried out into the seas
Brother, don't you curse my name
I haven't made peace with parts of my past
Or with those ghosts with halos round their eyes
And you hope that tomorrow is a new day

It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's up to you, how you harvest me

It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's all in how you harvest me
It's up to you, how you harvest me
Track Name: Crash Of The Bug (Moonlight Mix)
You're driving in your car

Not going very far

A sunday sunny drive

Feels good to be alive

Your friends are in the back

Ask you where you're at

Some take the wrong turn

The moonlight tavern burns

At the bottom of the hill

A wooden house is filled

You've got to climb the stairs

Your friends are unaware

Just make one more call

To the pictures on the wall

This dream will come to pass

You'll sleep in beds of grass
Track Name: Jimmy Colored Glasses (Make It Good Mix)
Never thought that you'd feel so sad

Never wanted anything you had

And its time that you learned to see

It's enough to just believe

We all will pass this way

No one makes us stay

If there's any way to make it good

I think that you should
Track Name: Whirlaway (Dreamtigers Mix)
From temperate climes, through rain, set sail

Ribbons of water, they sparkle and spangle

In the coming sun, falling through liquid streets

Into the jungle and out of the rain
Steal into dreamtiger eyes and slowly leave behind

Domino days of time, inches of distance

Slip past the double-edged sword of building

The cost of building more, or of just maintaining

Feel the dreamtigers prowling free and easy

But ribbons of memory still tumble and tangle

And turn into questions, "Can your friends trust you now?"
Only dreamtigers never have a need to change

In time, as night declines, fleeting and fading

Ribbons of laughter, they jingle and jangle

And all the dream-tigers retreat back into the trees

With green, smiling eyes, at the coming of the day
Track Name: Dusty Baker (Grassy Mix)
When you are feeling low

Let the juices flow away

When you are moving slow

Take a ride down the drain
I don't have the time to wait for you

And I don't care if you stay

Just don't hang around and blow my brain

Can't you break the clock today

When you are feeling low

Get down on the grass and lay

The snake is gold and he follows you

The poison takes your cares away
When you are feeling low

Let the juices flow away

When you are moving slow

Take a ride down the drain

Down the drain

Down the drain

Down the drain
Track Name: You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Easy Chair Mix)
Clouds so swift

Rain won’t lift

Gate won’t close

Railings froze

Get your mind off wintertime

You ain’t goin’ nowhere


Whoo-ee!
Ride me high

Tomorrow’s the day

My bride’s gonna come

Oh, oh, are we gonna fly

Down in the easy chair!

I don’t care
How many letters they sent

Morning came and morning went

Pick up your money

And pack up your tent

You ain’t goin’ nowhere


Whoo-ee!
Ride me high

Tomorrow’s the day

My bride’s gonna come

Oh, oh, are we gonna fly

Down in the easy chair!

Buy me a flute

And a gun that shoots

Tailgates and substitutes

Strap yourself

To the tree with roots

You ain’t goin’ nowhere


Whoo-ee!
Ride me high

Tomorrow’s the day

My bride’s gonna come

Oh, oh, are we gonna fly

Down in the easy chair!

Genghis Khan

He could not keep

All his kings

Supplied with sleep

We’ll climb that hill no matter how steep

When we get up to it


Whoo-ee!
Ride me high

Tomorrow’s the day

My bride’s gonna come

Oh, oh, are we gonna fly

Down in the easy chair!
Track Name: Smile If You've Crossed Over (Other Side Mix)
Instrumental
Track Name: Sunrise Ocean Bender (Golden Mix)
Nothing to believe in

Nothing worth seeing

It's ok

The dunes are frozen

Throw rocks in the ocean

The waves are astounding

The heart keeps on pounding

It's ok

Your arms are golden

Your sunlights are broken

When night is falling

You hear me calling
Can you tell me how to see

Can you tell me how to look

I can't find my way inside

I haven't read the book

It's ok

The sunrise ocean bender

The sunrise ocean bender
Track Name: Horse And Buggy (Mr. Longtail Mix)
instrumental