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Coloring Club Plus — 9/26/19

Sept 26

Per wikipedia:
Almost Killed Me is the debut studio album by Brooklyn-based rock band the Hold Steady, released on March 16, 2004 on Frenchkiss Records. It is considered by many to be a concept album, with several recurring themes such as near-death experiences, parties and the fictional character Charlemagne. Its concept album roots are further explored with the recurring characters in Separation Sunday, the Hold Steady’s second album, which uses the same characters introduced in Almost Killed Me. Almost Killed Me was ranked number 99 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Decade.

Sweet Payne is the cut I chose because it mentions MI.



Payne avenue lives up to its name some nights it’s painful and strange.
The whole city seemed sane in the day. but some nights it seems distressed and deranged.
The east side is where we met with those guys that said they’d get us high but that changed.
Now they’re down in the basement. They’re bashing out his brains.
Kids are getting cut up with the motorcycle chains.
St. Paul had it all when we called. They were maxing out on medicine.
A shaved head. The blood on the bed.
Those guys you’d recognize. They had the same tattoos as Gideon.
Strong stuff and she had more than enough.
She was slumping over smiling and sailing off with cherubim.
The cityscape skins are kinda kicking it again.
They’re gonna show these kids some discipline.
Gideon’s been living up in Bay City, Michigan.
He’s been working at the Michelin.
He got messed up with some messed up magicians.
We got so high some nights Michigan looked just like a mitten some nights we got fried.
Strung out on residuals and visuals and laser shows.
Reach into the speaker and try to hold on to the quarter notes.
I always dream about a unified scene.
I always dream about a unified scene.
There’s James King and King James and James Dean.
At a table in the corner of my unified scene.
They want a double order of love and respect.
They said they just got back from up in hostile, Massachusetts.
Girl I’ve seen your friend. she looks nothing like Jada Pinkett.
I think you got something in those cigarettes.
Gideon was living up in south Minneapolis.
He was the cowboy on the crosstown bus.
All the little Phillies at the Yukon Club are gunning for the gold rush.
We got tangled in electrical fences. we got wrapped up in the Indian fringes.
All the little Phillies at the Yukon Club are gunning for the gold rush.
They just can’t get enough.
Songwriters: Craig Finn / Tad Jason Kubler

4 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 9/26/19

  1. Good job coloring Lisa…
    I like this song Lisa thanks for featuring it. I also like the drum (and drumming period) sound and the mix in this. The dynamics are really good.

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    1. Thank you, Max. I liked the whole album and thought the musicianship was great. The singer’s voice got on my nerves a little by the end though. It felt like he was almost spitting the words out at the audience.


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