Viva La Vinyl!

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Eyes gaze around, loving Lovell’s. Tasting the vinyl vein of Penny Lane.
In the ears, Angus Young meets Shaun Cassidy, while channels are unscrambled on the T.V.

It was a far, bidden time, but it was vinyl, and if you had a vinyl couch, you listened, idle,
But as we sat in the corner, we reflected, while a square, shiny paper had expanded.

Put it on in the middle, listen to it a little longer!
The groove’ll get scratchy, but it makes it sound that much stronger.
It’s a piece of melted vinyl, not a dinner plate!
Preserve your 33 and a 1/3’s for when it’s too late…

Like now (skip) Like now (skip) like now (skip) Like…

Gerhart street and 45’s…bought a song or two just to feel alive.
Weekend rummage sales and 7-8’s; gotta horde ‘em all before it gets late (and they’re gone)!

Susie left for Mike, it was “Rain Song”. Got a pizza job, it was “(Linger On) Pale Blue Eyes”.
Lost a brother, it was “Double Dare”. Met a bud named Buddy, it was “Master”, “Coup d’etat”!

Moved to a city that was “Stone In Love” with scattered images of “Rise Above”.
No matter what, the needle always breaks, right in the middle, where “The Levee Breaks”!

Vocabulary/References:

Lovell’s Records-Whittier Penny Lane Records-Whittier (now closed)Angus Young (guitarist, AC/DC) Shaun Cassidy (teen pop star from the 70’s; Hardy Boys) “Rain Song” (Led Zeppelin) “(Linger On) Pale Blue Eyes” (Velvet Underground) “Double Dare” (Bauhaus) “Master of Puppets” (Metallica) “Coup d’etat” (The Circle Jerks) “Stone In Love” (Journey) “Rise Above” (Black Flag) “When The Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)

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from Fire Underwater, track released January 14, 2016

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