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Classmates, friends, and supporters - we proudly present, an
album dedicated to those of us that can still remember...!

 

The Bad Seeds Return - Album
Earthuse Records - 1966 to 2016
118-B South Main Street McGregor, TX  76657

"Test drive" 16 of the Bad Seeds original songs.  In the track listing below, click to hear the clip or download the full version from Apple iTunes. 

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You can download a single song or the entire Return Album. 
 


Track 1 - The 60's - [1:13 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes
"It's not the 60's no more"  No kidding.  In fact, it is anything but the time we grew up in.  This Bad Seeds music is not the music we performed in the 1960's, but it addresses how good we had it and perhaps didn't know it.

View The 60's Music Video on YouTube.com


Track 2 - TV2 - [0:59 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

TV2 is about the powerful [war] images we see on television and discusses if what we are seeing is the route to "freedom" or the road to hell.  You decide.

Track 3 - All Night Baby - [0:34 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

There are times when you meet someone and they motivate you to do things that you wouldn't normally be able to do.

Track 4 - Make Me Feel - [0:58 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

This one is the all important love song. Remember when the Bad Seeds played the "slow" songs, most of us looked for the darker places of the Hermann Sons hall, to dance very close.  I don't think we thought it was "dirty," although I'm not really sure it was only dancing.

Track 5 - The 4 Bar Blues - [1:13 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

"We always start at the Crossroads."  Remember those places you could go to get beer when we were too young.  There weren't many, but we knew them all.  Then there are the technical details..., As musicians we have been told repeatedly..., there are no existing blues songs with 4 bars.  [Then, we must explain]  This song was originally titled 12 bar blues, but we could only remember 4 bars that would sell beer / alcohol (to us).

Track 6 - If I Had Known  - [1:10 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

Remember January 31, 1968?  [some of the guys should].  It was the Tet offensive, and the single most defining moment for the Bad Seeds Band.  We didn't know it then but, within the year, half the band would be serving in the military, and the Bad Seeds would not play together again until Easter 2000.

View If I Had Known Music Video on YouTube.com


Track 7 - Get It - [0:51 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

This is one of those songs that not everyone will get...., so to speak. It is one of those songs that plays on the double meaning.  You either get it or you don't.

Track 8 - Don't Know - [0:58 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

One of those "he said..., she said" songs that discusses the necessity of going to one of the Bad Seeds socials.

Track 9 - Get In or Get Out - [0:58 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

"Relationships" in our younger days were (I think) more simple.  Trying to decide if you wanted to continue "going with" someone was a matter of staying in the vehicle or leaving.  That idea is "current" today when trying to decide about on-going relationships..., to continue or to get out?  You really never know [for sure] until much later.

Track 10 - Mad Dog Killer - [1:16 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

This track is best labeled the Bad Seeds "pro-war / protest song."  The drill sergeant barked at the private [in week 3] of basic training.  "What are you-u-u...? [the drill sergeant barked]. There were several attempts to answer his curious question.  One guy said "I'm a mean green fighting machine."  NO-o-o you're not [the drill sergeant barked].  Another soldier said, "I'm a bad ass, drill sergeant."  "NO-o-o you're not," [the drill sergeant barked].  Then the drill sergeant (spitting and screaming) at the guy next to me. "What-t are you..."  The soldier braced himself (and with the most intense delivery) said; "I'm a Mad Dog Killer, drill sergeant."  The drill sergeant collects himself and says: "That's right."  He takes one step back, then asks our platoon, "how about you men...," "what are you-u-u."  That day, (and for the rest of our 8 weeks of training), we were all Mad Dog Killers.

Track 11 - My Job - [0:58 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

This song may be a BadSeeds anthem.  Have you ever had a job you absolutely hated?  I think we have all had that experience.  Well, this music tries to address how we have all felt at one time or another.

Track 12 - Heaven - [0:49 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

This is the "other" slow song, dedicated to those of you that are "in-love."

Track 13 - More or Less - [0:56 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

The lyrics reflect an internal, emotional compromise, more or less.

Track 14 - Romeo - [0:48 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

Only in your dreams would this be true.

Track 15 - You Won't Change - [0:56 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

I'm certain that many of us have come across this situation in our relationships.  Usually it is an unanswered question.  Why do I bother?

Track 16 - Bo's Place - [0:57 clip] - download the full version is from Apple iTunes

In every town [back then] there was an "after hours" place that people go.  It was absolutely forbidden to Bo's Place, so I suppose that is why it was so cool.  The other important thing about this song is - it is the only song that has both Moody and Crawford, TX in the lyrics.

Do you remember?

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