Rock Stop

by Madigan

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1.
Pity Rock 02:29
i give it up. give it to me. i give it up.up.up.up.up. bring her / to me. all she ever wanted was more. all she ever wanted was more than a ticket / to your back door. bring her to me. she gives it up. like punk / it's a parody like punk rock / we want pity! i give it up. give it to me. i want more... bring it to me. i give it up. make me somebody ... like punk rock / it's a parody like punk rock / we want pity! (repeat) give it to me ... i give it up ... make me somebody
2.
Cornerstore Conspiracies (a pirate's song) duct tape windows and ripped out screens who ever you didn't want here / has robbed you clean duct tape windows and ripped out screens whoever we didn't want here / has robbed us! hate what you don't know then fear what you hate just make sure you're listening now i hope it's not too too fear what you don't know then hate what you fear just make sure you're listening / now i hear ... conspiracy theories at the corner store conspiracy theories / we want more! conspiracy theories at the corner store conspiracy theories / i need some more ... please sir, i want a little more please sir, we need a little more please sir, can i have some more ... pls know sir, we're not leaving / until we have more!
3.
Middlenamed 04:02
MiddleNamed (peppermint soysauce) it's where a bomb goes down. come crashing / crashing round. this one for Satsuki. stomach cancer concubine. who only wanted a sign. who only / only wanted a little time. who only only wanted a little time. who only only dared / to try. who only / only dared seeking the future she refuses to seem middlenamed someone else's dream she only wanted to try / she only only dared / to touch the sky she only / only wanted a fair goodbye / she only wanted a little time / a little time crossing continents demanding the truth all ruthles is is a lack of ruth crossing continents demanding the truth all ruthles is is a lack of Ruth it's where a bomb goes down. come crashing / crashing round. this one for Satsuki. day-glo caught crashing round .. crossing continents demanding the truth all ruthles is / is a lack of ...
4.
Tick Talk 03:35
Tick Talk hickory dickory spock. he's the demon. gets blamed for your lack of feeling / go ... tick tock waiting. tick-tock, tick-talk anticipating. tick-talk tick tock, just talk ... i've got cabin fever. you're not in your chair. you're off your rocker baby / we can't find you anywhere ... no tick-tock. saying tick talk. oh ... just talk. tick-talk tick tock saying .. tick-talk tick tock anticipating .... tick tock tick talk i'm not relating / tick tock tick talk frustrating ... what were you sayin'? just say Q: you know what a real time bomb is? A: no emotional release. you know how it's said? i can't watch you say you're tick- tock and i can't watch you tick tock / can't watch you tick tock, tick tock ... you tick tock. tick tock... tick - talk?
5.
The Girl with Her Foot Behind Her Head (The Contortionist's Song) flying trapeze acts / acrobats / from your back / it's a long way back. can you walk me home? / then can you find your way / back here alone? (oh ... can i go?) Where were you? where / were / you were you a witness too? tightrope / acts / oh / uh oh / accident acro / acrobat / you're the magician with hole in your hat / so notorious for your vanishing act / oh / uh oh / accident ... Where were you? where / were / you 'cuz i'm i'm i'm living here in this circus (poverty/fear) / everyday / so come here tell me where do you think we / where can we run to / too / runaway? i'm living hear in this circus / what role do i play? i am the strongman / who hasn't quite said / i love the girl with her foot behind her head you're the sword swallower / you haven't yet said / you love the girl / with her foot behind her head we're the skeptics / who haven't yet said / we love the girl / with her foot behind her head you're the juggler / who hasn't quite said / you love the girl / with her foot behind her head i am the fire eater / and i haven't yet said / i am the girl with my foot behind my head

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All songs & lyrics written, arranged & produced by Madigan Shive

Madigan Shive - cello, guitar, voice
Sheri Ozeki - contra bass, half size cello on The Contortionist's Song
Laura MacFarlane - drums, xylophone on The Contortionist's Song, additional voice on Cornerstore Conspiracies
Deborah Cavallaro - xylophone on Tick Talk, additional voice on Cornerstore Conspiracies

Recorded live to tape at Poop Alley Studio Los Angeles, CA.
Aug-Sept 1996
Engineered & mixed by Tom Grimley
Assistant engineering by Toni Gogin
except basic tracks to Cornerstore Conspiracies recorded by Sheri Ozeki in The Womb, NoHo

Eta Corina "Festival of the Hundred Handed Giants" sampled with permission & was locked grooved (LP) or random shuffle (CD) ending on The Contortionist's Song

Photos on original CD & LP release by Dana Schuerholz, Melanie Rush, Deborah Cavallaro & Madigan
Sheri's f-hole tattoo by Leslie Mah

(c) MoonPuss Music 1996

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released March 28, 1997

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Bonfire Madigan San Diego, California

Bonfire Madigan, AKA Madigan Shive, is one of my favorite musicians of all time. She clutches her cello like a life-raft, singing in gorgeous yelps and hums. It doesn’t really matter if you like the kind of music Bonfire Madigan sings, because she does it so soulfully and gracefully, you can’t help but stand there open mouthed, gawking at her vocals and cello.— JS The Mercury Pdx, OR ... more

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