The Dirty Blue

by The Dirty Blue

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The album is a collection of crowd favorites, showcasing The Dirty Blue's relentless dedication to the traditions and aesthetics of the golden age of rock while providing a retrospective of the band's early career highlights. In many ways, this jukebox-diary of sorts does not merely chronicle the first five years of the trio's history but also serves as a frozen time capsule of group members' vast songwriting influences that helped them form a tight bond as a band, favoring their mutual appreciation for the classic pop and rock of earlier generations over any flavor-of-the-month trend or fashion.

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released 09 September 2009

All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by The Dirty Blue
Published by Insignificant Music (ASCAP)

Engineered, Recorded and Mixed by Andy Gerber
at Million Yen Studios Chicago, IL www.millionyen.com
Mastered, Edited and Sequenced by Don C. Tyler
at Precision Mastering Los Angeles, CA www.precisionmastering.com

The Steinway D Concert Grand Piano
Courtesy of Chicago Public Radio
Engineered and Recorded by Mary Gaffney
at The Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio Chicago, IL

Copyright © 2009 Insignificant Records, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. www.insignificantrecords.com
The Dirty Blue® is a registered trademark and used with permission.

Group Members:

Dima - lead vocals (tracks 2-12, track 4 - bridge & chorus), 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, electric rhythm guitar, mixing & sequencing supervision, orchestration, music direction

John Kuhl - lead & rhythm guitars, slide guitar, cello arrangements, lead vocals (track 1), backing vocals (track 5 - coda), concept development, post-production

Nathan Kuhl - drums, auxiliary percussion, bass guitar, grand piano, hammond b3, wurlitzer, rhodes, clavinet, melodica, harmonica, lead vocals (track 4 - verses), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9-12), photography, graphic design, art direction

Guests:

Andrea Schripsema - cello
Andrei Rabodzeenko - spoken word www.rabodzeenko.com

Special Thanks:

Expert Pro Audio Equipment Repair by Anatoli Bagri
at AB AudioTech www.abaudiotech.com
Complete Guitar & Bass Services by Chad Fitzpatrick
at Chicago Guitar & Amplifier www.chicagoguitarandamplifier.com
Handmade Combo Amplifiers by Mike Bacino
at Bacino Amplifier Co. www.bacinoamp.com

Handcrafted in Chicago www.thedirtyblue.com

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Much can be revealed by the name of a band. Often, it conjures ideas about the band's inspirations and influences. "The Dirty Blue." A comment on our smog filled skies? The name of some seedy downtown strip joint? A nod to Lake Michigan? After all, these guys do hail from the windy city... Read more here: photos.thedirtyblue.com/about ... ... more

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Track Name: New Feelin'
lookin' around
wastin' time all over again
on the edge of destruction
with a taste of sweet gin

it's how the old man told me
there's a new feelin' in town
and now that new feelin' is bringing me down

if you can feel me
please feel me now
spider dancing on a dinner table
settle me down
as far as I can see
you're still here

it's how the old man told me
there's a new feelin' in town
and now that new feelin' is bringing me down

it's how the old man told me
there's a new feelin' in town
and now that new feelin' is bringing me down

bringing me down
bringing me down
Track Name: Let's Be Friends ... Into The Blue Theme
let’s be friends
your last thrill
let’s be friends
at your will
let’s be friends
standing still
let’s be friends
words that kill

I’m busy changing gears
when everything’s wrong
oh, are you still here?
well, I’m already gone…

let’s be friends
oh, that’s too bad
let’s be friends
you said
let’s be friends
your last thrill
let’s be friends
words that kill

I’m busy changing gears
when everything’s wrong
oh, are you still here?
well, I’m already gone…
Track Name: Farewell Theory
found a machine gun
of the clerk,
sarcastic redheads
went to work,
forgot their
skanky tweezers in
an anesthetized
munchkin skin

I’ll give them to read
my farewell theory
tyrannical seeds
will not set me free

bob dylan’s crayon
greased popcorn,
the sound barrier
of porn,
you melt razor-sharp
charming of
my lucky wreck-style
pint-sized love

I’ll give you to read
my farewell theory
tyrannical seeds
will not set me free

flat-chested bicycles can wait
my fluffer’s roommate’s always late

I’ll give them to read
my farewell theory
tyrannical seeds
will not set me free

she’s not ugly
some may say she looks like a guy
tell me why she
is collecting jars full of flies
Track Name: So, So Sad
you look at me, you're not quite sure
if I could ever be your slave
so steal my dreams and feed me lies
and tell me I'm the one to save

when you're around it's hard to breathe
but I die when you leave
you'd rather kill than let me go
too much too soon now I want out
don't bring me down
just let me go..

you look at me, you're not quite sure
why I seem like somebody else
don't you confuse me with yourself,
I'm not used to walking on egg shells

when you're around it's hard to breathe
but I die when you leave
you'd rather kill than let me go
too much too soon now I want out
don't bring me down
just let me go..

I'm caught on fire
I can't put out
I'm much too tired
it's so, so sad
but you won't see me cry tonight
I'm caught on fire
I can't put out
I'm much too tired
it's so, so sad
but two wrongs never make a right
Track Name: Wake Up Call
wake up..
wake up,
shivering morning,
voices
buzzing,
careless warning,
calm and
ready
to give it all up

do you know when to stop
believing what you see,
explaining how you feel,
alone today..
oh, you'll never get away..

mindless
coffee
and wet cigarettes,
what you don't
remember
I'll never forget,
calm and
ready
to give it all up..

do you know when to stop
believing what you see,
explaining how you feel,
alone today..
oh, you'll never get away..
Track Name: Tea And Crumpets
I'll never believe the stories you tell
you probably think I'm under your spell
but I'm moving so fast
that you're choking the dust
I'm going to take your little bleeding heart
and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust..

Just watch me slipping through the cracks
your train of thought is going off the tracks
how long before
you'll shatter my trust
I'm going to take your little bleeding heart
and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust..

vows broken
still ringing in your head
softly spoken
and wishing I was dead
tell me something
I don't already know

it won't be long
'til you collapse
betrayed by all
your silly rules
and I can smell
the bitterness
that grows inside of you

I'll never believe the stories you tell
you probably think I'm under your spell
but you're choking..
on dust!
I'm going to take your little bleeding heart
and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust..
Track Name: Cottonmouth
(...)
Track Name: Blue Eyes
the guardian angel's gone
somebody took his place
no matter what you choose
there's nothing left to chase

I didn't catch his name
half smiling she said
the devil's got blue eyes
and there's nothing wrong with that

there's nothing left to burn
there's nothing left to raid
no stone's left unturned
a memory won't fade

I didn't catch his name
half smiling she said
the devil's got blue eyes
and there's nothing wrong with that

there is no shame
no rules to follow
and who's to blame
when your heart is hollow

and the stars fall down
drunk with desire
as the sunrise sets
the clouds on fire
Track Name: Idle Hands
driving recklessly when
it's already too late
burning bridges gladly
between love and hate
so now you're losing all your senses and
you're running out of friends
never thought you had a problem finding
work for idle hands

no matter how slow
the further you go
the less you know

turning to the last page
to help you understand
when your back is bleeding,
no one gives a damn
and now you should be taking comfort
in knowing how it ends
but you've never had a problem finding
work for idle hands
Track Name: Sometimes ... Out Of The Blue Theme
sometimes
you feel lonely
like you’re choking
on the darkness,
thinking over
something
while it’s bleeding
through the walls,
sometimes
you feel nothing
like you’re nothing
but empty spaces,
and all your
friends are worried
that you don’t return their calls

and all your thoughts are valid,
don’t be afraid to take
any consequences,
allow yourself to make mistakes,
and remember to be ready
to forgive yourself,
I have garbage in my ears
but I’m awake, are you?

sometimes,
as if someone
came and put you
on the boil,
shaking
you don’t struggle,
caught in never
ending coil

and all your thoughts are valid,
don’t be afraid to take
any consequences,
allow yourself to make mistakes,
and remember to be ready
to forgive yourself,
I have garbage in my ears
but I’m awake, are you?
Track Name: Shooting Star
stone cold heart
and innocent eyes
your smile reflects
another lazy sunrise

walking like a woman
talking like a man
no one in this town
could ever understand

that times have changed but
the rules are still the same
there's no use re-arranging
the letters of your name

'cause you're a
shooting star
that's what you are, yeah
you're a
shooting star,
shooting star..

look at all these people
they've all got things to say
they'll chew you up tomorrow
and find another prey

better, faster, stronger
next in the waiting line
the end is the beginning
and we're just wasting time

and times have changed but
the rules are still the same
there's no need in re-arranging
the letters of your name

'cause you're a
shooting star
that's what you are, yeah
you're a
shooting star,
shooting star..
Track Name: Check Your Head
whatever they're chasing,
the facts they're misplacing
you're scared of facing
the ones that make you bleed

their hatred is breeding
their words are misleading
the fears they're feeding
to drown us in greed

the enemy's inside
the red, white and blue colored lies,
not everyone is dead
it's time to check your head

their hatred is breeding
their words are misleading
the fears they're feeding
won't let you take a stand

the puppet's selected
your rights are neglected,
not what you expected?
nobody gives a damn

the enemy's inside
the red, white and blue colored lies,
not everyone is dead
it's time to check your head