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Wreck Of The Big Ragoo

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Recorded the weekend of August 31st, 1996 at Channel One Studio on Clifton Road, Atlanta by Jimmy Ether. Music tracked live to DAT. Originally the music was dubbed down to cassette 4-track and the vocals overdubbed (mostly live at once) to the remaining two tracks. For this reissue, the cassette vocal tracks were re-synced to the original music master, remixed and remastered. Reissue work done by Jimmy Ether September/October of 2010 at Headphone Treats.

In 1996, The Big Ragoo was formed as a side project by three members of the Atlanta post-punk band Monkey Boy. Jimmy Ether, Ken Whitener and Shawn Christopher -- all prolific songwriters -- would rotate instruments with the principal songwriter playing guitar. Lyrics were written communally based on what each member thought the others were singing, resulting in both interesting motifs and complete absurdity. Musically, the trio pulled heavily from the influence of Trumans Water, fIREHOSE, Soul-Junk, Sebadoh and Archers of Loaf.

14 years later... maybe... just maybe... they're reform to yet again bring the rock. Your purchase of this record will help make that happen.

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released October 7, 2010

The Big Ragoo is:

Ken Whitener
Shawn Christopher
Jimmy Ether

©1996 The Big Ragoo

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Track Name: Hard Hit Grounder
exotic
laced in a shroud that's so complete
you're a parasite

neurotic
self-shifting bones
and my soul to clean
you're a parasite

recital
charter a submarine and beat the rush
you're a parasite

in side-car
sharp breaking ball
total appeal
you're a parasite
Track Name: Won't Be There All The Time
you never understood why the birds kiss slowly
right through time in the mist
but, it's impossible to define
thank God I won't be there all the time

ecstatic, all the followers say with service
"get your feet all the way
into a harness," they'll never find
thank God I won't be there all the time

sewn in insides
what a stupid prank
went to an invite
found out the rook paid
it's all a raid
she said so

you're so unstable
why can't you write?
Track Name: Hostile Guy
side-burned
regal
hi-fi fidelity is still alive
soapbox rival
shower the expletives
and deny

don't even compromise it
now try the universal cry

sweetheart rental camera's conception
an uninvited talk
instant blah-blah
under committed
memory provides

red light sequel
no medication can heal the telling time
founding member
split sea carnivorous
close the blind
Track Name: Eddie Haskell
I deal in gravel
sour of breath
call on me
dabble in gravel
faded old
dad's mahogany

southwest
spotted blooms

I sold my suitcase
gallows and drinks are on me
floundering nude race
felon
diverse economy

couldn't save that stolen vice
gonna sell away the rights
buy some misguided tip
sermon bound with flame in store
been tied down to the breakroom floor
ventilated spite
Track Name: TrueCote™
down this undeveloped coastline
searching for a tank of fossil fuel
driving an Edsel
constrained to pursue this tourist state
opting for the secular weight

in Arizona
sea breeze across the state
they're building a lighthouse on the west coast channel

try and erase the summertime
tumbleweeds on foamy dunes
try and erase the summertime
startled with the thought of June

down this undeveloped coastline
running from the fashion lead stockade
driving an Edsel
this side of the bay is only
six-thousand degrees from cold air

hidden
staying out of sight
spawned by
collegiate satellite
molten
older than the sky
richter
fits passenger side
Track Name: Gilligan's Bible
last year I spent the night in Reno
right about this time
swallowed dove while playing keno
bitters splashed with lime

thought of ending on a keynote
and right now
it's raining something white

bland red salmon

woke up to find they'd robbed me blind (dynamo)
the odds were 3 to 1 (dynamo)
the Finnish lost the fight
two kids, a wife, a home, a dog (dynamo)
the laughs were never long (dynamo)
basking in the smog

last year I spent the night in Reno
right about this time
saunter candy stripe casino
as I bet pass line

shrill style makeup
and right now
it's raining something white

FREE SOAP

I declined to go renew my passport
and fly to Canada
leave it all behind
we decided to pass out in Reno
right about this time
it's raining something white
Track Name: Wreck Of The Big Ragoo
due south, clear horizon (wind will die. that's)
one more real lie
red sky rising on port side

near gale, wind rising (Captain cries. big)
storm on starboard side
forecast
in another small craft
that's sunken

white caps rub the salt in my eyes

calm sea, dead silence (in the eye, with)
hell on either side
not time
judgement day has arrived

go throw down the storm anchor (all hands heave to)
swamping turned the bilge pump off (try and head her)
aye
and we're capsizing
grab the flares and lifejackets (mayday mayday)

that's sunken
white caps rub the salt in my eyes

is it gonna be alright
there's something coming up tonight
Track Name: Premier Kissov
Jaycee
shape in a bottle
bonafide hayseed
flexin' at forty
and I'm fine

he thinks she's having a good time
in drive
but pulling out slow
I think she's having a good time
we cruise the wheaty silos

roan tooth
two packs
on treated afternoons
rhinestone handled revolver at his home

fractured slowly
bend
scaffold
halo
standard press
Track Name: Mazel Tov Cocktail
and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time
(but in the wind, it's all the same)
and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time

say the last word
always
bring back the state of the garden delight

no silver line
no silver lining

and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time
(but in the wind, it's all the same)
and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time

no silver line
no silver lining

and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time
(but in the wind, it's all the same)
and in the wind, it's all the same
on a salty day
next time
Track Name: Hard Of Seeing
sell out
blinked and couldn't see
despite it
lanced the sore and wailed

cursed, the Siamese
we are fools
flawless foul creation
dawn a critical belief
one pathetic bore
but, I've been wrong before

violet signal of escape
leaves a hammer in it's wake

cursed, the Siamese
we are fools
flawless foul creation
dawn a critical belief
one pathetic bore
but, I've been wrong before

Jai alai
said I had the right
Track Name: Handyman Negri
bet his son refused the static
chosen few who negotiate
to god
the sound
it measures glitch implanted

the sound of static

Johnny Law was serving overseas
shirk away consecutive advance
with a Fighthouse travel magazine
thought his daughter was dressed to be
a gracious host
I'm not your gracious host

corresponding colorful beliefs
defy infatuation
back in the woodshed
falling to his knees
thought his daughter was dressed to be
a gracious host
I'm not your gracious host
Track Name: Welcome Nero
country-clubbing on the coast of Spain
set aside a free pair

new design
buy a rotten goal
clip tie on the railroad

well, I walked out of my way
under trees that made me faint
softly broken lights display
dare we dub pirate scam play

we'll talk about everything
still sitting on the box spring
we'll talk about everything

welcome, Nero

well, I walked out of my way
under trees that made me faint
softly broken lights display
clear blue Holy drug

you're excited Mrs. Seidelbaum
Federali won't be long
overstated and it's on you hands
sweater times
make more plans

we'll talk about everything
still sitting on the box spring
we'll talk about everything

welcome, Nero
Track Name: Fred's Barbecue House
west-side Irish taverns
pitted against the slumlord's breakfast habit

essence of doodlebug wannabe
once scent of Fred's
saturday

french fried finger basket
collar the photo finish
farm fresh salad

essence of doodlebug wannabe
once scent of Fred's
saturday

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