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Swamp of Love

Swamp of Love
Deja Voodoo
Released 1986
Og Records OG11
Made in Canada
Recorded July 30-31 1986, Og Studios

Posted by peter on October 4, 2014 at 9.04pm in listening
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jodi: CLICK HERE for the track list

then CLICK HERE to find videos of some of the tracks

there I did the work for you!
2014.10.04 at 9.06pm · link ·
Dylan: Title of both album and band are pretty kickin' in my books. I know I've heard some Deja Voodoo before but I can't bring any of it to mind to tell you what.
2014.10.04 at 9.06pm · link ·
jodi: Always thought Pluto was a Mickey Mouse dog
2014.10.04 at 9.06pm · link ·
peter: Loretta and I saw these guys in 1987, she was about 6 months pregnant so it was July-ish. It was a super-small venue in London, Ont. They were awesome, not surprisingly. But the opening band was a couple young, clean cut guys, playing guitar and drums and doing mostly Deja Voodoo covers. After the break, the headliners came on and Gerard walked up to the mic and said "That was really weird."
2014.10.04 at 9.07pm · link ·
jodi:
Dylan: Title of both album and band are pretty kickin' in my books. I know I've heard some Deja Voodoo before but I can't bring any of it to mind to tell you what.

Oh man, this record is in your mom's box of records that was at the farm. I taped it off her before your sister was born. We still have that tape but man, it sounds like shit.
2014.10.04 at 9.07pm · link ·
peter:
Dylan: Title of both album and band are pretty kickin' in my books. I know I've heard some Deja Voodoo before but I can't bring any of it to mind to tell you what.

Your Mom has this record, unless it's in that box that disappeared into the collection of your Uncle Vince. It's just song after song of the best sludgeabilly ever.
2014.10.04 at 9.08pm · link ·
Dylan:
peter: Loretta and I saw these guys in 1987, she was about 6 months pregnant so it was July-ish. It was a super-small venue in London, Ont. They were awesome, not surprisingly. But the opening band was a couple young, clean cut guys, playing guitar and drums and doing mostly Deja Voodoo covers. After the break, the headliners came on and Gerard walked up to the mic and said "That was really weird."

That's an awesome story. I'm sorry I missed it (more or less).
2014.10.04 at 9.10pm · link ·
jodi: I just want to point out (after asking from across the chesterfield, to be sure) that the place Peter and Loretta saw them at was the tiny upstairs place that at different times was called Change of Pace, Key West, Onyx Cafe (Peter says he thinks it was this, in 1987). Once operated by Steve Stunning of 63 Monroe. When we went there in the late 90s it was a gothy industrial place with no bathroom door. My cousin played there when it was Change of Pace and he told me there was no bathroom door then either. You know, to set the scene a bit.
2014.10.04 at 9.13pm · link ·
peter: "On this record, you can hear drummer Tony Dewald and singer-guitarist Gerard Van Herk steal bits of bop from Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Jody Reynolds, Link Wray, Big Maybelle, Wilbert Harrison, Wynonie Harris, Gene Phillips, Big Mama Thornton, the Cramps, Jonathan Richman, Louis Armstrong, the Kinks, Buddy Holly, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jackie Gleason, Screamin' Lord Sutch, the Everly Brothers, the Shadows of Night, Elvis Presley, Phil Phillips, Jim Lowe, the Amboy Dukes, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Gun Club, the Animals, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, the Dead Kennedys, Robert Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Trashmen, the Contours, Richard Berry, George Hamilton IV, the Collins Kids, the Coasters, the Ramones, the Violent Femmes, Herman's Hermits, John Lee Hooker, Duane Eddy, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Iggy Pop, and the Velvet Underground."
2014.10.04 at 9.15pm · link ·
jodi: Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
2014.10.04 at 9.16pm · link ·
jodi: Now we are going through that list to see how many we have in our collection.
2014.10.04 at 9.18pm · link ·
peter: Not enough
2014.10.04 at 9.19pm · link ·
jodi: I don't even know what to say about this music. It's so much harder when it's something you've loved for 20 years, to stand back and listen and evaluate.
2014.10.04 at 9.21pm · link ·
jodi: Coelecanth. This is seriously one of my favourite songs.

Live in the sea, off Africa
I drive around, my big sports car
they used to think I was extinct
but then one day, somebody finked
2014.10.04 at 9.22pm · link ·
jodi: I got big eyes
and real sharp teeth
and even better
stuff underneath

For instance, did you know that the coelacanth has nine fins, and one is called the anal fin? Science is fun if you are perpetually twelve.
2014.10.04 at 9.23pm · link ·
peter: Funny they didn't mention George Thorogood in those liner notes
2014.10.04 at 9.24pm · link ·
jodi: Just want to point out that it's spelled wrong on the record, that's why I used two different spellings. Speaking of anal.
2014.10.04 at 9.24pm · link ·
peter: Three Men One Coffin is perhaps my fave on this disc: "Ain't much room in a discount tomb!"
2014.10.04 at 9.25pm · link ·
jodi: THREE MEN ONE COFFIN < --- click to listen


It's tight in there but they don't care
2014.10.04 at 9.25pm · link ·
jodi: BONUS TRACK < --- The Gruesomes covering Three Men, One Coffin
2014.10.04 at 9.27pm · link ·
jodi: By the way this band is not only just two guys, one drummer and one guitarist: it's a drummer with no cymbals in his kit, and a guitarist with only 4 strings on.
2014.10.04 at 9.29pm · link ·
peter: It appears there is life after sludgeabilly. One hot chili and an A- isn't such a bad showing, either.
2014.10.04 at 9.31pm · link ·
jodi: I can't believe you just looked Gerard up on Rate Your Professor. Hah!
2014.10.04 at 9.33pm · link ·
jodi: Okay two questions:

1. What is Tony doing?

2. What does it say in the BAD BOOK
2014.10.04 at 9.33pm · link ·
jodi: well I hope there's a fire way down below because I already bought my marshmallows

File under: appropriate song lyrics for a tattoo
2014.10.04 at 9.34pm · link ·
peter: I think Tony is a brewmaster.
2014.10.04 at 9.35pm · link ·
jodi: DEAD DADDY DEAD < -- go watch
2014.10.04 at 9.37pm · link ·
jodi: you're dead daddy dead
you just ain't alive no more
2014.10.04 at 9.37pm · link ·
jodi: Funny that Gerard van Herk is a linguistics professor when he doesn't enunciate enough to make out all the lyrics.
2014.10.04 at 9.38pm · link ·
jodi: STETHOSCOPE EYES
2014.10.04 at 9.38pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: What does it say in the BAD BOOK

These are the things that make me crazy!
2014.10.04 at 9.40pm · link ·
jodi: First time I heard Ning Heads I had no fucking idea what "egg beaters" was. Somebody had to tell me.
2014.10.04 at 9.41pm · link ·
jodi: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!
2014.10.04 at 9.41pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: First time I heard Ning Heads I had no fucking idea what "egg beaters" was. Somebody had to tell me.

?
2014.10.04 at 9.42pm · link ·
peter: It may be cool, but it don't mean a thing / if their heads are filled with ning.
2014.10.04 at 9.43pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: ?

didn't you just hear Tony shout from way back at the drums, EGG BEATERS and Gerard go, I'll say, Egg Beaters. It was in the lyrics, sheesh.

It's that fake eggs stuff. Or eggs out of the shell all slopped together in a milk carton that you pour. I'm actually not sure if it's fake or real egg.
2014.10.04 at 9.43pm · link ·
peter: oh right, that stuff
2014.10.04 at 9.44pm · link ·
jodi: Last track, Viet Cong. One more video: here

A fan made this video and it looks kind of awesome.
2014.10.04 at 9.46pm · link ·
jodi: Okay, actually some of that video was pretty racist. Whoa!
2014.10.04 at 9.50pm · link ·
jodi: BTW put "Three Men, One Coffin" on the mixtape list for "songs that say ain't that funny/ain't got the money or similar"
2014.10.04 at 9.52pm · link ·

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