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Get It All Out

by Stick Against Stone Orchestra

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    “...like Fela Kuti refracted through Rip Rig and Panic via Ornette Coleman.” FINANCIAL TIMES - UK

    “With infectious energy and propulsive beats running through the songs,... an eminently danceable force with a horn section in the neighborhood of similarly motivated groups in New York (Liquid Liquid, The Dance, Defunkt, ESG, Konk) and the U.K. (Pigbag, Rip Rig & Panic, The Slits, Scritti Politti, A Certain Ratio).” PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

    GET IT ALL OUT takes its title from one of the last songs John Creighton wrote and recorded before he left Stick Against Stone in 1983. (It’s also the title of the documentary about the band - still in progress.) From the opening frenetic strains of “Everybody’s Song (The Music Business),” which features original SAS singer and clarinetist Geraldine Murray, it’s immediately apparent why this band worked up such a cathartic sweat—and such a devoted, if insular, fan following—during its brief ’80s heyday. In Creighton’s lyrics, there’s a timeless sense of youthful rebellion (“I want to be awake now,” Murray sings on the infectious samba-jazz workout “Moonlight Finds a Face”), and strength in numbers (as singer Mark Rinzel intones, “Don't be afraid of the power of the circle,” punctuating the languid avant-funk groove of “Medicine Wheel”), while the music itself oscillates between tribal percussion (“Wasted Lives”), Fela-like horns with a Gil Evans twist (“Elephants”), ska-minded punk (“Face Down”) and straight-up funk (“Get It All Out”) without ever sounding forced.

    In the end, it helps to have musicians with the ability to render such a complex tableau. After Kreth managed to sign on some of the original SAS members (sax veteran Bob Wenzel and vocalist Geraldine Murray), Terhune recruited an impressive cadre of players to complete the picture, including singer Cedric Lamar, Burnt Sugar’s Moist Paula Henderson on baritone sax, the Lounge Lizards’ Michael Blake on soprano and tenor sax, session ace Jesse Krakow on bass (Shudder to Think, Time of Orchids), and drummers Tony Mason and Denny McDermott (the latter known for his stint with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen). It’s a veritable cavalcade of talent, but amazingly, everyone sounds fully invested in the “power of the circle” that is Stick Against Stone.

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    To celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary year of the Stick Against Stone Orchestra playing LIVE in New York City, we're basically offering a steal of a deal on this amazing LP from 2013. GET IT ALL OUT is now available for only US $5 - plus shipping costs. But hurry, there are only 100 of these quality 12" LPs - printed at Brooklyn Phono - left to grab. Free download of high-res audio files with every purchase, including the tracks not found on the LP due to time limitations of the format. Don't sleep on this offer!

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 8 Stick Against Stone releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Rippel Tapes - LIVE, Eugene Studio EP, Get It All Out - Wordless Version (Play Loud), INSTANT, The Oregon Bootleg Tapes: Live, Get It All Out, Live At Danny's Pub, and The Index Of Directions. , and , .

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I remember when we used to talk Our words had so much promise I remember when we used to walk The streets had so much promise I remember when we used to dream Now it’s just a business Now it’s just a business, now it’s all group image Now it all so normal, that we’re in the music business. I remember when we used to dream New attitudes and playing To get the people to feel more involved. In the music we’re playing But now we’re not very sure of ourselves. To play the game we laughed at Now it’s just a business, now it’s all group image Now it all so normal, that we’re in the music business.
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“...like Fela Kuti refracted through Rip Rig and Panic via Ornette Coleman.” FINANCIAL TIMES - UK

“With infectious energy and propulsive beats running through the songs,... an eminently danceable force with a horn section in the neighborhood of similarly motivated groups in New York (Liquid Liquid, The Dance, Defunkt, ESG, Konk) and the U.K. (Pigbag, Rip Rig & Panic, The Slits, Scritti Politti, A Certain Ratio).” PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

GET IT ALL OUT takes its title from one of the last songs John Creighton wrote and recorded before he left Stick Against Stone in 1983. (It’s also the title of the documentary about the band - still in progress.) From the opening frenetic strains of “Everybody’s Song (The Music Business),” which features original SAS singer and clarinetist Geraldine Murray, it’s immediately apparent why this band worked up such a cathartic sweat—and such a devoted, if insular, fan following—during its brief ’80s heyday. In Creighton’s lyrics, there’s a timeless sense of youthful rebellion (“I want to be awake now,” Murray sings on the infectious samba-jazz workout “Moonlight Finds a Face”), and strength in numbers (as singer Mark Rinzel intones, “Don't be afraid of the power of the circle,” punctuating the languid avant-funk groove of “Medicine Wheel”), while the music itself oscillates between tribal percussion (“Wasted Lives”), Fela-like horns with a Gil Evans twist (“Elephants”), ska-minded punk (“Face Down”) and straight-up funk (“Get It All Out”) without ever sounding forced.

In the end, it helps to have musicians with the ability to render such a complex tableau. After Kreth managed to sign on some of the original SAS members (sax veteran Bob Wenzel and vocalist Geraldine Murray), Terhune recruited an impressive cadre of players to complete the picture, including singer Cedric Lamar, Burnt Sugar’s Moist Paula Henderson on baritone sax, the Lounge Lizards’ Michael Blake on soprano and tenor sax, session ace Jesse Krakow on bass (Shudder to Think, Time of Orchids), and drummers Tony Mason and Denny McDermott (the latter known for his stint with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen). It’s a veritable cavalcade of talent, but amazingly, everyone sounds fully invested in the “power of the circle” that is Stick Against Stone.

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released January 22, 2013

Executive producer: Will Kreth isni.org/isni/0000000483403744

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Stick Against Stone Brooklyn, New York

Stick Against Stone is a funk-injected post-punk/no wave band from Pittsburgh, PA that resided in Pittsburgh; Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco and remained active (in no less than six incarnations) between 1980 and 1990. The band incorporated elements of no wave, world music, free jazz, reggae, avant-funk, rap, spoken word, ska, dub, African, and art-rock into their music. ... more

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