TOTALLY CRACKED! (LP - 2017)

by DeeCRACKS

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about

At the end of 2007 DeeCRACKS were a mess and the serious possibility of breaking up seemed to loom large over the group. However, this record once again reinforced the band's intention to stay true to themselves and keep their music alive.
“We formed in 2003 as a 4-piece called the CRETINS and consequently made a name for ourselves in and around our home country Austria. 2007 started off well with a tour through France and the release of our self-titled full-length debut “The CRETINS”. During the summer of this year we also recorded the tracks present on this record. Unfortunately, things soon took a turbulent turn for the worse as we found ourselves confronted with a lawsuit over the copyright of the “CRETINS”-name which would limit our activities thereafter. On top of that, second guitar player Marc announced his departure from the band in autumn due to a job opportunity in Germany and in January 2008, just after having changed our name to DeeCracks, bass player Manu left to pursue his career goals.
With a new name and two original members gone, it seemed like the CRETINS were dead. Despite all these setbacks, Matt and I decided to look for a new bass player and to continue playing under the DeeCRACKS flag. In early 2008 Styrian young gun Apey joined us on bass and we worked our butts off to get ourselves back up from the bottom.
In May of 2009 we finally released the “TOTALLY CRACKED” EP including some of the songs recorded back in 2007. In June of the same year, right before we went on our first US-Tour, dutch record label MONSTER ZERO released the “BEACH 90” 7“ and from that moment on DeeCRACKS a.k.a. The CRETINS were busier than ever.
This re-release represents the missing link between the CRETINS- and the DeeCRACKS-eras and contains all the songs from that specific 2007 recording session. Not only do we want to pay tribute to Marc, Manu and everyone else involved with this record, but also to everyone helping, working, touring with us during our entire existence. Thank you all sincerely!” – Mike Dee Crackus

credits

released January 5, 2017

Out on: BETWEEN THE DAYS RECORDS (LP - BTD017)
betweenthedays.storenvy.com
European distribution by STRIPED MUSIC:
www.stripedmusic.com

all songs written and produced by the original four DeeCRACKS
except track #5 written by John Goodison and Phil Wainman and originally performed by Bay City Rollers
and track #11 written by Gene Moss and Fred Rice.
recorded and mixed by Nickl at the Slaughterhouse, Hollabrunn, Austria in 2007
additional recordings and mixing by Tom 20er at Stress Studio, Graz, Austria in 2007
mastered by Marc Perdacher at Principal Studios, Münster, Germany in 2008
remastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering, New Jersey, USA in 2016
artwork by Alex Mahola - ScreenAddicts.com

Tracks #1-5 and #7-9 originally self released as the ‚Totally Cracked EP‘ on May 30th, 2009 and was awarded best non-local release by PunkRockNight.com in 2009.
Tracks #1/4/6 and #10 originally released as the ‚Beach 90‘ 7“ on Monster Zero Records (MZ-06) on June 25th, 2009.
Track 11 originally released on Kamikaze Records (KK-CD-0048) on August 1st, 2008 as part of a Tribute Compilation tot he Groovie Ghoulies entitled ‚When The Kids Go Go Go Crazy‘. It was the first release of the band under their new name DeeCRACKS!

tags

tags: punk Wien

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Track Name: my baby quit rehab
MY BABY QUIT REHAB
My baby quit rehab
she's coming home
she was into medication
now she's out on methadone
You don't know that
it's like hanging on a rope
I saw her hustling on the streets
to get a couple balls of dope
She's really not alright
she's calling late at night
get her back on medication
someone send her on vacation
oh no
My baby - she's on heroin
oh yeah yeah yeah
oh no no no
Track Name: i killed my tv set
I KILLED MY TV SET
I killed my TV set last night
I hated it
Do you wanna know?
- we wanna know!
I just need somebody when I'm coming home
what can I do?
- what can you do?
I've got to smash my TV before I go loco
I know everything's gonna be ok
cause I found another way
I killed my TV set last night
I hated it
Do you wanna know?
- we wanna know!
I just need somebody when I'm coming home
what can I do?
- what can you do?
I've got to smash my TV before I go loco
I know everything's gonna be alright
I killed my TV set last night
Don't you know
I don't need you
I swear I make myself
make myself shut you up
I killed my TV set last night
I hated it
Track Name: turn up your radio
TURN UP YOUR RADIO
Some say I'm a freak
and I don't wanna hear
some say I'm a jerk
but I don't care
Everytime they start getting on my nerves
I know I'm a cretin and I need a nurse
one thing I gotta do
Turn up your radio
I know I'm a jerk
and I don't care
I know I'm a freak
I really don't care
Everytime they start getting on my nerves
I'm just a cretin and I need a nurse
one thing I gotta do
Turn up my radio
Track Name: beach 90
BEACH 90
Well I've lost my heart somewhere in the sand
somewhere by the shore
I've locked this feeling up in a shell
cause I've never felt like that before
And you don't know me baby
you don't know me at all
I feel so sad I feel so mad
but I smile to you
And this is my credit
to all of you
cause there's no other place on earth
I'd rather go
And tonight
I've got beach 90 on my mind
Staring out the window
you're so far away
I can't find any sleep at night
can't make it through the day
And you don't know me baby
you don't know me at all
I feel so sad I feel so blue
but still smile to you
And this is my credit
to all of you
there's no better place on earth
I'd rather go
and tonight
I've got beach 90 on my mind
it's alright
I've got beach 90 on my mind
Rock rock rockaway
Track Name: give a lil love
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE
It's a teenage dream to be seventeen
and to find you're all wrapped up in love
and I found that you made a dream come true
now I do believe in what I say
You've got to give a little love
take a little love
be prepared to forsake a little love
and when the sun comes shining through
we'll know what to do
give a little love
take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
we'll know what to do
When I walk with you there is just we two
and the world goes by but I just don't care
and I know one day that I'll find the way
to be safe and sound within your heart
So until I do I'm gonna give a little love
take a little love
Track Name: she's electrifying
SHE'S ELECTRIFYING
Deep deep deep deep to the bone
she's giving me the Go!
1 2 3 4 thousand volts
oh wee oh oh oh
Don't you know that you're the one
she's electrifying
Track Name: she's gonna kill you
SHE'S GONNA KILL YOU
There's something you've got to know
you've got to know about me
you don't know what I've been through
you don't know for sure
1 2 3 4 steps made it last forever
you don't know what I've been through
One! she's gonna chew you up
two! she's gonna break your heart
three! she's gonna tear you apart
she's gonna kill you
Track Name: whatever happened to my brain
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY BRAIN
20 years past midnight
forever working over time
I've gotta leave my troubles way behind
I feel so awfully tired
but it's impossible to sleep
what the f**k is keeping me alive
Whatever happened to my brain
Burned out to the bone
I'm shivering I'm cold
I feel so tired
I feel so overload
what the f'**k is going on
I cannot move my feet
I feel so tired
but cannot find no sleep
Whatever happened to my brain
You've got to get away
I don't feel so good tonight
Track Name: don't talk to me
DON`T TALK TO ME
I caught myself thinking about the past today
because the past passed my way
the other night
the other minute
the other day
Cause there was this girl
I knew back from school
that kind of girl who treats you like a fool
that kind of girl who makes you come uncool
Oh no
and I wonder
oh no
and I wonder why
would it be as easy if I see you again?
would you even look at me?
would it be like then?
You don't talk to me
I know you can't miss what you never had
I start to shiver
I can't forget
didn't you know
that you were the one
There was this one
I knew back from school
that kind of one that treats you like a fool
that kind of one who made me come uncool
Oh no
and I wonder
oh no
and I wonder why
would it be as easy if I see you again?
would you even look at me?
would it be like then?
You don't talk to me
no one likes to hear what i've to say
no one likes to hear what he says
you don't talk to me
Track Name: king kong stomp
KING KONG STOMP
Deep in the African Jungle
Behind a giant wall
There lives a huge gorilla
The most monstrus monster of all
His name is commonly called King
And you can tell why in a glance
When everyone starts jumping
He goes into his dance
Well its the King Kong stomp
(There's no escape)
The King Kong Stomp
(He just goes ape)
And the jungle swings with a mighty sound
When King Kong starts to monkey around
All the natives, they worship him
And prepare his favorite feast
And he's always guest of honor
When he has a jungle feast
And the jungle drummers
They play a beat that they really know he'll dig
And the giant Kong puts on a show
Thats really, really big!
Well its the King Kong stomp
(There's no escape)
The King Kong Stomp
(He just goes ape)
And the jungle swings yeah with a mighty sound
When King Kong starts to monkey around