Float Away (Live At CBGB's)

by Tadpoles

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03:12
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04:44
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03:10
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03:52
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04:27
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03:24
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02:22
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05:43

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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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Track Name: Blossom
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
Track Name: Snapper
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
Track Name: Liars
you can't buy her

always deny her

you can't find her

always deny her

elevating time

leave it all behind

liars

liars
Track Name: Butterfly
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
Track Name: The Ride
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
Track Name: Iguana
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
Track Name: Trips And Visits
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
Track Name: Losing Touch With My Mind
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
Track Name: Hey
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.
Track Name: Jamba
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