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ElectricBananaClub.net Musical geniuses ahead of their time. Favorite track: Mom's A Bunji.
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1.
Instant 05:16
Instant (Music: SAS - lyrics: Daniel Ramirez © 1984) Won’t you tell me please, oh what’s your hurry? We know you’re the life of the party I like to put you on like I wear my clothes Take a one-year pill with no weight to pull I like your hair - I love the way that you dress It’s money, muscle, booze and ah – tenderness. So won’t you tell me please, oh what’s your hurry? We know you’re the life of the party Hey – what’s your hurry? She won’t neglect you... Got no time for truth, no patience for lies Ain’t no time to doubts that lay deep inside 
 
 You won’t force your time, you even pretend Not aware of pay for things that you said 
 
 You’re past your golden age, your time is so short Minimum’s the wage, it’s all you can get 
 
 Rug from under goes and still you go on Face in the mirror and it’s you all alone 
 
 Hey – what’s your hurry? 
 He won’t neglect you You’re the life of the party 
 She won’t neglect you 
 Now you’re running on your own - UH HUH (x 4) 
 Just can’t take now I feel like crying Rug from under goes to hell from trying 
 Gone and dashed your dreams the night just before
 Cover up and say that you love him more Go to work with bruises blue on your skin Tell the story that’s so purposely thin 
 
 Family and friends give silent glances Why won’t they just say it, you long to tell them? Hey, what’s the hurry? 
 
 He won’t neglect you 
 
 You’re not happy though you breathe the same air What is justice, now where is it fair? Go to work with bruises blue on your skin Tell the story that’s so purposely thin Rug from under goes and still you go on Face in the mirror and it’s you all alone 
 
 Go to work with bruises blue on your skin Tell the story ‘cause the blame the victim. 
 
 
 You’re the life of the party 
 He won’t neglect you... 
 Now you’re running on your own - UH HUH (x 8)
2.
Breaking Habits (music: Sullivan/Vitale/Soule/Morninghawk/Pearl - lyrics: Chuck Sullivan - © 1983) Problems have not disappeared. They are only sleeping But when the problem is waking up Everybody’s leaving Breaking Habits - 
Hard To Stop
 Automatic
 - Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been What we do and what we say Break off into separate ways Forking tongue and hiding hand Are we trying the best that we can? Breaking Habits
 - Hard To Stop Automatic - 
Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been If you mind your own affairs
 Cause nobody harm
 But you when you look - you look the other way The trouble hits you double hard
3.
I followed this bell, into the valley of loss Entered the absence through a crack in the shell Waited so long, for the destruction of dreams And waiting for the clarity that can never fail Though I try, still the rain’s a fact On a street that runs in every direction After the absence of your violent grace Racing black and fiery in pursuit of perfection Oh, and god – when I can see the kites Like hot prayers rising in the steam of the night Let me rise to understand – by convection Now the horror is vision and a sacred infection
4.
The Hopping Frog (music: SAS - lyrics: David Soule - © 1984) It is very late
 A frog is hanging out, a frog is hanging out
 He is considering Language 
He has a bright idea
 It makes him hop, hop hop --- hop He likes nature 
He wants to kill a fly, he wants to kill a fly He hops all over the place
 He is considering twilight 
He needs to sing to it He’s having a great day and he thinks he’s bad Bridge He likes nature 
He wants to kill a fly, he wants to kill a fly He hops all over the place
 He is considering twilight 
He needs to sing to it He’s having a wild day and he thinks he’s bad
5.
Mom's a Bunji (music: SAS - lyrics: Dan Ramirez - © 2008) So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way There comes a day, godspeed child
 Pursue a longing = break the mold Between my lies and treasons Things I’ve done made her old 
So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way 
I know I’m not alone
 Her love is all around Stretching from coast to coast Hold me tight but never bound (x2) Around around around Mom’s a bunji, I’m a clown Around around around Found a land with funny people
 Talked to a man - marked his words
 Drove through a desert of deceit Became who I am in spite of the hurt So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way I know I’m not alone 
Her love is all around Stretching from coast to coast Hold me right but never bound Around around around Mom’s a bunji, I’m a clown Stretches and pulls Around and around and around
6.
Breaking Habits (music: SAS - lyrics: Chuck Sullivan - © 1983) Problems have not disappeared. They are only sleeping But when the problem is waking up Everybody’s leaving Breaking Habits - 
Hard To Stop
 Automatic
 - Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been What we do and what we say Break off into separate ways Forking tongue and hiding hand Are we trying the best that we can? Breaking Habits
 - Hard To Stop Automatic - 
Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been If you mind your own affairs
 Cause nobody harm
 But you when you look - you look the other way The trouble hits you double hard
7.
Grace 04:52
Grace (music: SAS - lyrics: David Soule – © 1984) I followed this bell, into the valley of loss Entered the absence through a crack in the shell Waited so long, for the destruction of dreams And waiting for the clarity that can never fail Though I try, still the rain’s a fact On a street that runs in every direction After the absence of your violent grace Racing black and fiery in pursuit of perfection (BRIDGE) Oh, and god – when I can see the kites Like hot prayers rising in the steam of the night Let me rise to understand – by convection Now the horror is vision and a sacred infection
8.
Wasted Lives 04:41
Wasted Lives (music: SAS -[Creighton, Duer, Laugelli, Murray, Sullivan, Vitale, Wenzel] - lyrics: Richard Vitale © 1981) Insulated from Change Don’t want to waste your life. Open the door now Open up the door.
9.
Mom's a Bunji (music: SAS - lyrics: Dan Ramirez - © 2008) So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way There comes a day, godspeed child
 Pursue a longing = break the mold Between my lies and treasons Things I’ve done made her old 
So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way 
I know I’m not alone
 Her love is all around Stretching from coast to coast Hold me tight but never bound (x2) Around around around Mom’s a bunji, I’m a clown Around around around Found a land with funny people
 Talked to a man - marked his words
 Drove through a desert of deceit Became who I am in spite of the hurt So pass the mountains - So pass the days
 I’ve touched the ocean - I’ve passed this way I know I’m not alone 
Her love is all around Stretching from coast to coast Hold me right but never bound Around around around Mom’s a bunji, I’m a clown
10.
Grace (full band version) (music: SAS - lyrics: David Soule – © 1984) I followed this bell, into the valley of loss Entered the absence through a crack in the shell Waited so long, for the destruction of dreams And waiting for the clarity that can never fail Though I try, still the rain’s a fact On a street that runs in every direction After the absence of your violent grace Racing black and fiery in pursuit of perfection (BRIDGE) Oh, and god – when I can see the kites Like hot prayers rising in the steam of the night Let me rise to understand – by convection Now the horror is vision and a sacred infection
11.
Breaking Habits (music: SAS - lyrics: Chuck Sullivan - © 1983) Problems have not disappeared. They are only sleeping But when the problem is waking up Everybody’s leaving Breaking Habits - 
Hard To Stop
 Automatic
 - Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been What we do and what we say Break off into separate ways Forking tongue and hiding hand Are we trying the best that we can? Breaking Habits
 - Hard To Stop Automatic - 
Back to the start, start, start
 Turn around, look within, catch a glimpse Of where we’ve been If you mind your own affairs
 Cause nobody harm
 But you when you look - you look the other way The trouble hits you double hard
12.
Get It All Out - feat. Billy Pilgrim & Jacquea Olday (E) (DJ SOY SOS_ Same As It Never Been - Re-freak Mix) and its on again and by the time you catch the riff another song begins and im on the mend but wont bend to break cuz it just dont end w no time to waste wait! cant do it, gotta get it out while ya'll just go thru it make me wanna shout like muthaphuckaz are clueless grind till they toothless while the other side is ruthless foolish game we pursue w passion askin, wavin white flags but they blastin, huh? caption closed just another crack in the road on the path chose that were supposed to act on shown the map but use a frac-tion til it overloads left w only a reac-tion boom! w a feeling that its coming soon so i leave it on the floor when i step into the room.. then resume to trip like they expectin me to lose my grip oh shit! dont slip when theyre coming to get ya and if not, then they make you flip from the pressure no matter what you got there is always more to measure and get chopped down if you cant remember stop for the sound when you cant surrender talk of the town when they treat you lesser cant handle it cant escape feeling so scandalous change the pace and let it unravel never go to waste after you taste a sample drop! let it dangle watch out for the plainclothes at a different party but surrounded by the same hoes you gotta wrk the angles ample more than a handful cuz we're going in they wanna make example same as it never been back in the saddle ride w the wind so they cant hold a candle stay vigilant ready w another salvo never been innocent and i feel the imminence indifferent comin off like a militant belligerent asshole keep you worried bout cashflow while they screamin praise the lord - pass the ammo and i speak it in canto agro burning from end to end like tobacco blend with the beat 10 toes in extended from the streets you misrepresent but we kept the receipt you washed up and rinsed out no need to repeat dont sleep! keep running they comin for yer spot top gunnin always on your back cuz you never stop frontin give love to get never something from nothing gotta get it out!

about

Thirty years in the making, INSTANT is the first true studio album by the nomadic and critcally-acclaimed Stick Against Stone. A hybrid melodic blast of horn-rich noir funk, ghostly dub ballads, pulsing samba flecked with afrobeat juice and post-punk rock energy.

Lead by the powerful vocals of Sari Jozokos Morninghawk and the original guitar and bass duo of Daniel Ramirez and David Soule, INSTANT is a welcome time-capsule revelation that sounds startlingly fresh and on-point today.

credits

released November 5, 2015

All songs written by Ramirez / Morninghawk / Soule / Shepard / Vitale -- except
• Mom’s A Bunji - Ramirez / Morninghawk / Soule / Vitale
• Breaking Habits – Sullivan / Soule / Vitale / Morninghawk / Pearl
• Wasted Lives – Creighton / Vitale / Duer / Sullivan / Murray / Laugelli
November 2007 - Basic track recording (drums, percussion, bass, guitar)
Underground Sound - Greensboro, NC (recordunderground.com)
• Drums & Percussion - Will Ridenour (willridenour.com/about)
• Bass-David Soule (sirdave.com)
• Guitar - Daniel Ramirez
• Engineer - Saul Johnson

Spring 2008 - Additional guitar overdubs

Earthtones Recording - Greensboro, NC (earthtonesrecording.com)
• Guitar-Daniel Ramirez
• Engineer-Benjy Johnson

2012 – 2015 – Arrangements, Audio edits & overdubs

Grand Street Recording - Brooklyn, NY (grandstreetrecording.com)

Keyboards recorded at:

Carousel Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY (joemcginty.tumblr.com)

• Vocals (plus original percussion parts and horn parts for “Mom’s A Bunji”) – Sari Jozokos Morninghawk
• Background Vocals
- Freedom Bremner (houseofreedom.com) (“Instant”/“Breaking Habits”/“Mom’s a Bunji”)
- Rob Nolfe – (voiceacademynyc.com) – (“Mom’s a Bunji”)
- Michael Owen Butscher – (“Breaking Habits” – DJ Soy Sos - Dark Matter Dub)

• Drums - Harvey Wirht (drumhar.com)
(“Wasted Lives”)
• Percussion & Vibraphone -Yusuke Yamamoto (yusukeyamamoto.net/disc)
(“Breaking Habits”)
• Additional guitars-Tomek Miernowski (tomekmiernowski.com)

• Piano, Keyboards & Melodica-Joe McGinty (joemcginty.tumblr.com)

• Piano-Brittany Anjou (brittanyanjou.net)
(“Grace” duet & Lofty Club Mix)
• Pedal Steel-Jon Graboff (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Graboff)

• Tenor & Alto Saxophones and horn arrangements - Dan Lipsitz (dannylipsitz.bandcamp.com)

• Baritone Saxophone-Bob Wenzel
• Trumpet-Ivan Rosenberg (irosenberg.wix.com/1#!about)

• Bells & Cowbells-Chuck Sullivan
• Arrangements, Percussion & Samples–Will Kreth


• Engineers- Ken Rich/ Tomek Miernowski / Jake Lummus /Joe McGinty

• Mixed at Grand Street Recording by Ken Rich and Jake Lummus
• Remixes by DJ Soy Sos (Herman Pearl) at Tuff Sound Recording, Pittsburgh, PA (pearlartsstudios.com/tsr/)
• Mastered at Avatar Studios by Fred Kevorkian (avatarstudios.net/in-residence/fred-kevorkian/)
• Executive producer: Will Kreth isni.org/isni/0000000483403744

Thanks and gratitude to: All the members, family and friends of Stick Against Stone.

Dedicated to:
Our brother from another mother: Daniel Ramirez – always in our hearts - Siempre en nuestros corazones.

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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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