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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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Swill's Sunday Session #4 (Scottish Songs Special), Swill's Sunday Session #3, Swill's Sunday Session #2, Swill's Sunday Session #1, Phil Odgers at WSO ISOLATION FESTIVAL 2020, Let's Make It A Double - Live At Green Note, When Hank Met Woody, Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down - Double Demo Album, and 15 more. , and , .

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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 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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Track Name: The Ghost Of Rock 'n' Roll (DEMO)
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
Track Name: The Desert Has A Thousand Eyes (DEMO)
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
Track Name: Early Morning Rain (DEMO)
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
Track Name: The Last Thing On My Mind Is Regret (DEMO) [Uke Version]
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
Track Name: Brooklyn Bridge (DEMO)
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....."
Track Name: 4 Men Went To Ealing (DEMO)
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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