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Sunrise Ocean Bender (Ampreon Mix)

from Nine Rays Of Moonshine by Tadpoles



Closing Track / Ray 9 , is Sunrise Ocean Bender (Ampreon Mix), from 2001’s comprehensive Use With Headphones Late At Night. The original mix appeared on 1999’s Whirlaway album, but over time, this has become my preferred mix. It’s a bit punchier and was done by old pal, Pete Drivere in his Ampreon Recorder warehouse studio in gritty Youngstown, Ohio. It’s not every song that eventually becomes the name of both a radio show and a record label, but this one did. Richmond, VA’s musical wizard and champion of underground psych, Kevin McFadin, connected with me at some point in 2010 after I noticed a review he published on his blog about the Whirlaway album, and became a dear friend. Kevin has used the S.O.B.moniker for his WRIR radio show as well as his indie label over the past decade, providing a forum and platform for exceptional music that decidedly falls outside the mainstream. This remains my final song written for the Tadpoles project, something that occupied me from the mid 80’s through our final show at Maxwells in Hoboken in February 2000. So, I really wanted it to be a closing statement of sorts, maybe a little bit epic in nature. And with that final ray of moonshine, the Tadpoles story comes to an end. ? ~ TP


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


from Nine Rays Of Moonshine, released June 4, 2021
from Use With Headphones Late At Night (Best of 1990​-​2000), released September 11, 2001
Original Mix appears on the 1999 Camera Obscura/ Bakery Records CD "Whirlaway"
From the 2001 Bakery Records CD "Use With Headphones Late at Night (Best of 1990-2000)

Produced by Tadpoles
Recorded and Mixed at Ampreon Recorder, Youngstown, Ohio by Pete Drivere

Todd Parker - Guitars, Vocals, Effects, Keyboards
Adam Boyette- Drums, Percussion
David Max - Bass
Nick Kramer - Guitar


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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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