Brand new Songs FREE on MP3...
Download This Gorgeous new sweet little love song
and at long last, i give you...
(but please don't judge me until you hear my last line!)
and by golly is it ever a kickin' little beast of a tune
Guitar by Steve Pantlin of Flat Afro Wig
Then, go grab some
and then go get
Released New?, Rather Fabulous Album!
Played Live and Released Debut Album
New Page : Favourite Albums
Strawb: a.k.a. Zen Tails; a.k.a. Akoo Stik; a.k.a. Loud Zoo; a.k.a. James Blackmoore; a.k.a. God Is A Girl Promotions; a.k.a. The Bamboo Grove, a.k.a. Solstice Pilgrim; a.k.a. bit of a meglomaniacal-ego-fruit-loop who really should get out more!
...but slowly and surely I promise to fill this page up with my Songs, none of the above paragraph nonsense!
Real songs, with full vocals and nice instruments played by cool friends
"Yoiks! Years go by and enough is enough, just call me Strawb
It's been a confusing era, but now it's over and I'm fully focussed on who I am and what I do. Only took 40 years too! nice
Still got a lot to do on this site. Have you found the "return2vinyl" bit yet? Still haven't sorted that either. Hey ho
Little by little the purple pages will be updated. For now, my legs hurt as i sit on the floor typing, listening to Led Zeps Physical Graffiti. It's quite good y'know. First time I've heard it. Anyway..."
Strawb Mp3s on the AKOO STIK page
Strawb lyrics on the POETRY page
Story of a song...
I wrote this song over the weekend. I started the music on the Friday, wrote the lyric on the Sunday afternoon while parked on the beech. Laid down the vocals that night. As with my Akoo Stik songs, the vocals are very rough. Had a couple of practice sing throughs, recorded 2 vocals. Bosh! Put an Ohm Boys reverb on it and burn it to CD
I will be rerecording the vocals, try out some harmonies on the chorus and do some proper production. Plus Mr. Pantlin has offered to put some live Bass on it as well as some possible guitar. Rah! In the meantime, please enjoy the song in it's pure Dodgy Digital Demo form
and Surf Safe Y'all!
(cut down like a tree)
(cut down like a tree)
Wherever I may roam
Whatever I may see
Cut down like a tree
Cut 'em down
We'll plant more seeds
With enhancement by the hour
Though the taste is getting sour
We'll glorify the gain
As we chloroform the pain
We'll digitize our feelings
So that life can have more meaning
And our dreams will all come true
For the chosen few
At what cost
For all that we've lost
A loose connection in the chain
We all fall down
Water down the drain
Bodies wash away
Nothing left to say
The price you have to pay
Is in your hands
God we're so clever
God we're so wise
So damn civilize
...and for those who fancy singing 'Innocents' for themselves, here's the Instrumental mix, just waiting for your vocals and additional instrumentation!