The Metro Hotel E​.​P.

by The Jangle Band

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1.
03:19
______________________________________________ Making out that it’s not my fault is not my strong point, but it is my forte Thinking out loud, the silence is deafening. I’m turning the volume down, at least But I’m drowning out the sound of your heart beating. And I’m leaving off what’s going on But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long. “Everything is fine” is my favourite line, but the script’s been revised, I’ve been written out of the scene The lights have gone down, the gallery is empty now. The understudy’s wishing that the star fell ill this evening But I’m drowning out the sound of your heart beating And I’m leaving off what’s going on But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long Loneliness is here to stay and I’m not making sense these days And anyway there’s nothing that’s right or wrong But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long Written by D. Wallace
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04:49
______________________________________________ I’m standing on the corner of a rainy day and hill And I haven’t seen you happy for a while And the chorus from the highway leaves me melancholy still Like a weatherman who’s looking for a smile Well it’s cheers for now All the best for this week Will we never know If we’re ever going back again And the memories flash in faded black and white But this bar is never open when you bleed To think we used to drink its lonely neon light Or was that only ever in my dream Just one more night with you here at the Metro Hotel We’re only lonely once (I’m running up that hill) So if I try to hide these tears (you will never break my will) And learn to love again If we’re ever going back again Ever going Ever going back Written by J. Algeri / J. Baker / I. Freeman
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______________________________________________ She, she’s the Sun And she’ll rise and shine down light on everyone He, he’s the Moon And he’s only half way there but he’ll be full real soon From Dusk Till Dawn They’ll be going it alone And when he wakes at night she’ll be on the other side In the morning he’ll be gone At certain times of year he’ll all but disappear But her light will still shine on Still shine on. He never shows his dark side He’s been hiding it behind his back for quite a long time And she never gives him the light of day Cause she knows that come the evening he’ll just slip away And when he wakes at night she’ll be on the other side In the morning he’ll be gone At certain times of year he’ll all but disappear But her light will still shine on Still shine on Written by D. Wallace
4.
______________________________________________ A lotta snake and a little oil New adventures on the boil And the night across the lake it strode Farina drive to Wanneroo road Could we glimpse another future or just the one that suits ya? From dashboard lamps I can read your eyes They point like maps to other sighs But never did I see slow faces Just dusty ash and family places Did we glimpse another future never thought to go much further Freeway ramps to worlds unknown Not safely home Written by J. Algeri / J. Baker / I. Freeman
5.
______________________________________________ Making out that it’s not my fault is not my strong point, but it is my forte Thinking out loud, the silence is deafening. I’m turning the volume down, at least But I’m drowning out the sound of your heart beating. And I’m leaving off what’s going on But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long “Everything is fine” is my favourite line, but the scripts been revised, I’ve been written out of the scene The lights have gone down, the gallery is empty now. The understudy’s wishing that the star fell ill this evening But I’m drowning out the sound of your heart beating And I’m leaving off what’s going on But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long Loneliness is here to stay and I’m not making sense these days And anyway there’s nothing that’s right or wrong But I don’t wanna be that guy, So Long Written by D. Wallace

about

"So long, it's been good to know you."

So uttered former army captain Lesmurdie Brampton sometime in the 1840s before wandering into the Simpson Desert wearing only a dressing gown and monocle. There were rumours he was searching for an inland sea or legendary gold reef but neither were ever revealed and the remainder of the expedition were glad to be rid of the self proclaimed camp leader. They painted the words "So Long!" on his travel trunk before returning it to the coast and to the captain's few surviving heirs. Many years later some would suggest that City Views founder and Jangle Band bassman Dave Wallace took inspiration from the ex-captain's story after finding a faded pamphlet on the subject wedged inside a Johnny Young lp found in a hill's op shop. True or not, "So Long" does finally mark Dave's first Jangle Band single A-side. Those sober enough to remember may recall various JB members stumbling on stage to perform this number live as the finale to The City Views performance at the very last Jangle Band single launch. In the nearly two years since then the Jangle's very own mad professor, Joe Algeri, has scraped the barrel and pieced together a scattering of fragments and good intentions recorded intermittently by the various members and lovingly crafted this 5-track ep designed to delight and equally confuse listeners.

Dave's "So Long" kicks off proceedings - a riotous Big Star-esque top end tangle and multi harmony mini epic that takes no prisoners (before returning to the battle ground to ask any survivors to join them inside for a beer).

"Metro Hotel" is the official b-side quickly composed the day after that last single launch by a hungover Joe, Jeff and Ian as a Hollies styled paean to that Canning Highway institute and its many mysteries. The remainder of the ep has been filled out with potential album number 2 contenders as a small reward for any fan's patience.

Dave's "Dusk Til Dawn" demo has been nicely enhanced with some fine harmony work.

"The Duke Of Dog Swamp" (written nearly 10 years ago) in fact predates, predicts and simultaneously challenges the short legacy of this band. Honestly, I was startled and disturbed but you be the judge if you're game enough. Proceedings are wound up with Joe's after dinner special - a stax-o-trax styled vocal mix of "So Long" that is perhaps vindication of the multiple vocal takes.

And there you have it. 5 tracks. Hardly album number 2 but maybe that's to be expected from a band still spread across a locked down continent. Enjoy what you can while you still can.

credits

released May 29, 2020

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Ian Freeman – vocals, tambourine
Jeff Baker – guitar, vocals
Joe Algeri – guitar, vocals
Dave Wallace – bass, vocals
Mark ‘Sid’ Eaton – drums, vocals

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Egomaniac Music Perth, Australia

Egomaniac Music is the home for Joe Algeri and related musical interests. Joe is a songwriter and producer from Perth, Western Australia now known as the JAC. He is also a member of The Jangle Band, The Outryders (AUST) and the Britannicas (AUST/SWE/USA). ... more

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