Plasmabat by Hugh

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1.
Mega-Wiggle 03:22
We've got a new dance and you've got ... no choice. 'Cause the beat's so loud you can't hear your voice. Mega-Wiggle! Leave your car parked on the street. 'Cause when we're through you won't have not feet. Mega-Wiggle! Mega-Wiggle, uber-wiggle, ultra-wiggle, destructo-wiggle! etc.
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The finish is all silvery, the edges razor-sharp I keep it by my bed at night to play with in the dark. Having Fun with Pointed Things, a hunger they are sating I just can't keep away from them, so small and penetrating. In school I was a sweet little boy, just a bit depressive. But I'll grow out of it they said when I grow up in my head And now I'm just aggressive ... My friends all sort of fade away and everyone things I'm queer but I still like to watch TV, I like to drink a beer. Having Fun with Pointed Things while someone's back is turned Might cut myself and draw some blood, at least I won't get burned! Like you! And now it's time to put out the lights, at peace with every creature With my pretty pointed things I'm ready for what tomorrow brings I'll cut myself a future Having Fun with Pointed Things Every night.
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Melancholera 03:07
I"m down with it again, Melancholera Will it ever end? Maybe it's just too much quiet or a change in my diet Maybe a rise in humidity or some pollen I can't see I'm down with it again, Melancholera Will it ever end? Maybe it's heredity or its' just too much TV Maybe I should exercise and then I'd dare close my eyes I'm down with again, Melancholera Will it ever end?
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If you want to fly, wouldn't you rather be a bat? Flutter through the moonlit skies, and cool things like that? Birds are kind of stupid, they don't know where it's at so if you want to fly, wouldn't you rather be a bat? Flap your wings, catch a bug, hang upside down! (Damn right!) And how would you like to be descended from a lizard? Itchy feathers on your back, and pebbles in your gizzard? Know for being dirty and your reputation deserved? How would you like to be descended from a lizard? Snap your beak, eat a worm, lay an egg! (Yuck) Flap your wings, catch a bug, hand upside down! Suck my blood! Just kidding! They don't really do that. Well, maybe a couple of 'em. Flap them wings! Get down, get fluttery! Got those little thumbs! What an ugly nose though. They're in your hair! (No they aren't. They never do. It's an old wives' tale) (ever try to get batshit out of your carpet?)
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You won't tell me, how you feel, how you feel You won't tell me, what's the deal, you won't squeal. You keep me at arms length and I haven't the strength to push by you and see what's inside You won't tell me, how you feel, how you feel. You won't show me, what I need, need to see You won't show me, how to live, you and me We go round and around, and it never gets clear and we never come near to a reason why You Can't Tell Me you love me and you can't tell me why and you can't tell me why So I'm waiting, for the day, for the day So I'm waiting, till you say go away Not much hope, not much hope, at the end of my rope and I fear that the ending is near because You Can't Tell Me you love me and you can't tell me why
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Dance Fiendish Who will kiss the bride and groom? I think there are aliens in this room! Nobody move, my scruples are gone! Check, check, is this thing on? Dance Fiendish (New York is where I'd rather stay) Turn around pick a bale of cotton! If it gets wet, your cotton's rotten! Where you go I will follow, Down in the mud and wallow, wallow! Dance Fiendish (New York is where I'd rather stay) Dance Fiendish (I get allergic smelling hay)
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Payday, payday in Hell I wouldn't look up if I were you, It's the last thing to look forward to. Payday, payday in Hell I wouldn't look up if I were you, It's the last thing to look forward to.
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Last night I was lying in bed (my clothes all over the floor) Thought of something that had no head stumbling through my door I'm not Afraid of the Dark No, I'm Not Afraid of the Dark Thunderstorm had knocked the lights out (time to stub my toes) Fuses are all in the cellar Where no one ever goes! I'm Not Afraid of the Dark No I'm Not Afraid of the Dark Walking home through downtown alleys (My car, we're not speaking) Rats are not my only worry with all these hinges creaking!
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Lullabye 03:17

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Recorded over a 3 year period and released in 1987, Plasmabat by Hugh was my first solo album. I recorded it on "prosumer" 1st generation 8-track gear from Fostex, mastered to Sony F1 digital (you'll hear a few digital glitches as my tapes had degraded a bit over the decades). I did the cover on a Commodore Amiga-1000.

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released January 1, 1987

All songs written and recorded by Hugh Caley. Drums on "Not Afraid of the Dark" played by Alan Waltz. Special thanks to Geraldine Caley, my grandmother, who started a college fund for me, which I diverted to recording gear! Also special thanks to my brother, Glenn, for creating the pads for triggering the Linndrum. And especial special thanks to Tom and Phyllis Caley for putting up with my endless practicing and for their massive encouragement. Music was a special thing at our house.

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California Ebullience and weirdness.

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