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“Rhetoric”, a hard-edged, angular, and thoroughly unique funk shot through with the unpredictable energy of classic, Ornette Coleman-style free jazz

“Rhetoric” predicts where the Ex would end up ten years later" - - Myles Raymer, Pitchfork - pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19364-stick-against-stone-the-oregon-bootleg-tapes/

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Rhetoric

Creation, Fashion, Lament – Communication
Sensation, Passion, Intent – Penetration
Liquidation, Expire, - Initiation
Indoctrination For Hire – Realization

Pulse of sound
Rhythmic Sound
A ha ha

E e owwww

Condition Chasm Forget – Retaliation
Rendition Forest In Debt – Population
Impression Instant Resent – Infestation
Oppression Constant Repent – Confiscation

Way to think
Eat and Drink
Child to Raise
Day to Daze

Copulation Content – Contamination <break>

Conscription Ornate Success – Infatuation
Conception Gyrate Contest - Information
Hibernation Result – Intimidation
Ovulation Occult – Vegetation

Changing Ways
Faster Pace

All Exhaust
Knowledge Lost

Suspicion Freedom Correct – Annihilation
Abortion Danger Collect – Falsification
Repetition Select – Complication
Reproduction Infect - Radiation

Rhythmic Sound
A ha ha

Pulse of Sound
E e owwww

Pollination Relate – Intonation <break>

Frustration Instinct Revive - Continuation

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from The Oregon Bootleg Tapes: Live, released May 20, 2014
Lyrics: Sari Jozokos Morninghawk © 1984

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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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