Uke Town - Double Demo Album

by Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers

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    Originally intended as a project through PledgeMusic until they managed to lose all of my recording funds! This is double album of 18 tracks, including 3 special cover songs, on a twin CD set. All written or played on a Ukulele! Yes, you heard that right, a Ukulele! There are some other instruments on here too of course – Tom Spencer joins in on Banjo and Guitar, Geoff Price plays Lap Steel and Mandolin – and more there’s Ukes of course – James knight also play a Tongue Drum on one of the tracks!!

    In the main part these are demo versions of songs I’ve written or taken a shine too over the past year. I’ll be looking at picking 10 of these songs, developing them further and re-recording later for a ‘commercially available’ album at some point (which may include more traditional rock n’ roll instruments).

    This double CD is a very limited edition only available here and possibly at some gigs next year. It will not be made available for general release.

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The Ghost of Rock ‘n’ Roll Cross his palm with silver cross his palm with gold Cross his palm with powder, Mr Rock 'n' Roll Prowling like a wolf, howling at the moon The spirit of his former self is going to haunt your room He comes to take your heart, he comes to steal your soul He’s high, high, high, he’s low, low, low He’s coming to get you Barbara The ghost of Rock and Roll He’ll drain you of your blood, he’ll prey upon your mind Walking, stalking, disinterred, he’s following Plan 9 From outer space, one step beyond the twilight zone And the body of his former self will stagger round your home He comes to take your heart… Gonna never stop, Gonna do voodoo Pull your strings, do awful things, when he catches you He’ll snatch your body put a pod under your bed He can take on any form and hide and inside your head Here he comes to take your heart… Incredible! Invisible! Insatiable! The Ghost of Rock ‘n’ Roll
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I'll add these later but here's the first verse for now: On the Ismailia desert road from Port Said to Cairo It’s a three hour drive from the three green domes As the sun beats down, we’re melting on the highroad Sticking to our seats and boiling in our bones
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In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand With an aching in my heart and my pockets full of sand Now, I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved ones so In the early morning rain with no place to go Out on runway number nine a big 707's set to go But, I'm stuck here in the grass where the cold wind blows Now, the liquor tasted good and the women all were fast Well, there she goes, my friend, well she's going down at last Hear the mighty engines roar - see the silver bird on high She's away and westward bound - far above the clouds she'll fly There the morning rain don't fall and the sun always shines She'll be flying over my home in about three hours time This old airport's got me down - it's no earthly good to me 'cause I'm stuck here on the ground as cold and drunk as I can be You can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train So, I'd best be on my way in the early morning rain You can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train So, I'd best be on my way in the early morning rain
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Last Thing On My Mind Is Regret [C] If I could write a [F] song for you [C] Make every wrong [F} right for you [C] If I could write a [G] tune that would change the [C] world [G] [C] If I could put pen to [F] paper now, not [C] save it for [F] later Now [C] if I could pass this [F] test I could fix this [G] mess But I [F] sit here crack another beer, I [C] ponder and I fret As I [F] write these words cross them out again and [C] light another cigar[Am]ette I know that [F] all the good things [G] in my head I’m [Em] going to [Am] forget, and the [F] last thing on my [G] mind --- is regret [C] [C] I took all those [F] years from you, [C] Blood, sweat and [F] tears from you Your [C] mother was right when she [G] first clapped eyes me [C] [G] Cos, [C] She said I wasn’t [F] right for you, and [C] you weren’t right for [F] me she knew But [C] somehow, [F] we saw it [G] through But I [F] sit here crack another beer, I [C] ponder and I fret As I [F] write these words cross them out again and [C] light another cigar[Am]ette I know that [F] all the good things [G] in my head I’m [Em] going to [Am] forget, and the [F] last thing on my [G] mind --- is regret [C] BREAK But I [F] sit here crack another beer, I [C] ponder and I fret As I [F] write these words cross them out again and [C] light another cigar[Am]ette I know that [F] all the good things [G] in my head I’m [Em] going to [Am] forget, and the [F] last thing on my [G] mind --- is regret [C] [C] If I could write a [F] song for you [C] Make every wrong [F} right for you [C] If I could write a [G] tune that would change the [C] world [G] [C] If I could put pen to [F] paper now [C] not save it for [F] later Now [C] if I could pass this [F] test I could fix this [G] mess
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Here's the original poem: MOTORWAYS by Joe Solo "Morning Mr Arthur, I've come to fix the fridge." He said: "I've got a little magnet of the Brooklyn Bridge.... The ice cream went all mushy first And nothing much survived..... We brought it back from New York When me wife were still alive..... But where's me manners, sunshine Would you like a cup of tea? What do you say you're here to fix The fridge, or the TV?" I said: "I'm no good with tellies I'm here to do the fridge." He said: "I've got a little magnet Of the Brooklyn Bridge. Take no notice of me, son Me mind's not what it was I lose me way a lot these days I know I do because I hear me when I'm talking But there's gaps in what I say Like when the rain stops under bridges As you drive a motorway I hope the rain stops soon, son The fridge man comes at three Forgive me manners won't you? Would you like a cup of tea? You'll have to drink it black, mind I've no milk in cos of fridge I've got a little magnet Of the Brooklyn Bridge....."
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4 Men Went To Ealing 4 Men went to Ealing, October 17 The man who made the wheels turn And the man who made them dream One who spoke for people’s rights One who kept them safe at night 4 Men went to Ealing Home of the British Blues Take a look around You’ll see you know who Alexis the corner Rod in the hall Gods on the wall Down in the steaming kitchen Dwells the ghost of Ho Chi Minh From Pots and Pans to Vietnam The worlds about to change 4 Men went to Ealing Bombed out from the war Land of Hue and Cry, Go Go, Whisky Galore In Survival Doctor and Ace Yeah, shot outside this place Sarah Jane y’know lives down in Bannerman Road Down in the steaming kitchen Dwells the ghost of Ho Chi Minh From Pots and Pans to Vietnam The worlds about to change I’m walking down to West 13 I’m walking down to West 13 I’m walking down to West 13 And the worlds about to change
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As Pledge Music let everyone down - musicians and music fans alike, I used the reliable and trusted Bandcamp platform to get this up and running. It's an 18 track album, including some random covers, on a twin CD set. And this time I’m playing them all on a Ukulele! Yes, you heard that right, a ukulele!

I’ll be looking at taking 10 or maybe 12 of these songs further and re-recording later for a ‘commercially available’ album at some point (which may use instruments I’m more familiar with …like a guitar). However, this exclusive limited edition double demo CD will only be available here and at gigs. It will never be made available for general sale or release.

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released December 25, 2019

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Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers London, UK

Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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