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released June 25, 2011

All The Apparatus are:

Al Rosales - Accordion
Jenna Chidester - Cello, Ukulele
Bremen McKinney - Accordion
Kathleen Majdali - Ukulele, Recorder
Michael C. Hansen - Bass
Sherrilyn Edgar - QChord, Glockenspiel, Bowed Psaltery
Dustin Geddes - Trumpet, modified MicroKorg, Korg M50
Erika Marler - Kalimba, Steam Pipe 5000, Percussion, Kazoo
Ezra Frantz - Trombone
John England-Fisher - Trumpet, Mellophone
Nate Gehrman - Drums, Percussion

All background vocals by All The Apparatus
Additional background vocals - David Eaton

All songs written, arranged, and performed by All The Apparatus
(Rosales, Chidester, McKinney, Majdali, Hansen, Edgar, Geddes, Marler, Frantz, England-Fisher, Gehrman)
*Except:
"Let's Go Ride Bikes" written by All The Apparatus & Shem Greenwood
"Portland Rose" written by All The Apparatus & Philip Eger
Additional arrangements by David Eaton
All publishing administered by Faulty Records (ASCAP)

Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by David Eaton
Recorded February-March 2011 in the basement of Jambox Recording Studios, Portland, OR
Mixed at Faulty Records, Studio City, CA
Assistant Engineer at Faulty Records – Aron Geldberg
Manufacturing Coordinator – Angela C. Beyer
Artwork & graphic design by Kathleen Majdali & Joey Majdali

Extra Special thanks to:
Dusty Wakeman (Mojave Audio), John Jennings (Royer Labs), Franchot Tone, Tony Ruiz, and Jim Prescott,

Thanks to: Kelli Kuhlman, Deanna Hall, and Adam Smith

A big “Thank You” to:
Our families and friends, you, the beautiful people of Portland who've dodged MAX trains and braved all manner of weather to watch us play street corners, all the awesome performers we've met and played with, our Hawaiian Ohana, Peter at Guitar Center (SE-Portland), The Jaurigue Family, Jonathan Marler, Duncan Ferguson, Olive & Walter, Dolores Erickson, and, especially, “Thank You” David Eaton for embracing our craziness & harnessing it into a sound recording!

This album is dedicated to James Don Warren III

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Track Name: Hat Trick
Gather round folks, Gather around to hear a most unusual tale.
Aaah!
You see one almost certainly knows what to expect from wolves, or spiders, or devils.
Aaah!
But sometimes even the friendliest character has something evil hidden up his sleeve.
Aaah!
1,2,3 1,2,3!

There was a magician who traveled along pulling out tricks of all kinds,
From the hat that he took from the top of his head he entertained curious minds,
He performed his act for beautiful girls who giggled and squealed at his cunning,
But when they saw the saw that he hid they usually went running!

Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Now she’ll disappear!

With a slight of his hand and a twist of fate a certain young maid walked in through the gate,
The magician could see something special in her and the crafty fox had a scheme,
HA HA HA!
With smoke and with mirrors he pulled from his hat a ring with a curious jewel,
He traded this treat for a trick because he could see the girl was a fool.

Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Now she’ll disappear!

1,2,3 1,2,3!

“You will be my assistant!” the magic man said, “Here step into this box!
If you are good and do as you should I’ll reward you with dresses and frocks!”
But once she was in he said with a grin, “forgive me my dear for this sin!” He pulled out a jagged zig zaggity blade and said, “Now let the show begin!”

Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Hocus Pocus! Ala Kazam! Abra Kadabra! We have a cadaver!
Now she’ll disappear!
Now she’ll disappear!
Now she’ll disappear!
Tada!
Track Name: Let's Go Ride Bikes
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes!

Your sister looks like Donkey Kong
Your sister looks just like Donkey Kong
And not even the pretty girl version of Donkey Kong
but the ugly boy one.

Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes!

Your Mother got a divorce from your Father,
Your Mother got a divorce from your Father,
They told you it wasn’t your fault but it was
'cause you get bad grades.

Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes!

I found some panties behind the gas station,
I found some panties behind the gas station,
and they were really big and dirty
so they must’ve been your mom’s!

Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes,
Let’s go outside and go ride bikes!

We can ride to Japan!
Ride as fast as you can!

1,2,3 Let’s Go!
Track Name: Sweet Tooth
Hard candy chains and black licorice whips
caramel eyes and lemon drops hips
It brings to my mind a tasty design
Skip the snack, Sugar, let's eat out tonight!

After all, Honey, it's like the good Lord say,
“not by bread alone” so you better pray
You get it while it's hot, partake while it's ripe
‘cause that sweet tooth of yours is gonna keep you up tonight!

The Devil burned his fingers pulling this out the oven
come on over here, Honey, it's time for some lovin'
I saw you blushing, don't have to give me any sign
Just give me one taste of that poison apple pie

After all, Honey, it's like the good Lord say
“not by bread alone” so you better pray
You get it while it's hot, partake while it's ripe
‘cause that sweet tooth of yours is gonna keep you up tonight!

Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah, Aaaaaaah!!

Well you're my favorite confection,
You’ve been glazed to perfection.
Now turn yourself around and bring it back my direction
I got a mean sweet tooth I gotta satisfy
just give me one taste of that poison apple pie

After all, Honey, it's like the good Lord say
“not by bread alone” so you better pray
You get it while it's hot, partake while it's ripe
‘cause that sweet tooth of yours is gonna keep you up tonight!


After all, Honey, it's like the good Lord say
“not by bread alone” so you better pray
You get it while it's hot, partake while it's ripe
‘cause that sweet tooth of yours is gonna keep me up tonight!
Track Name: The Aeronaut
I can see the rooftops from my red balloon,
lighting up the night sky like a crimson moon.
Cries of surprise ring from the crowd below,
Incendiaries cast their azure glow.

Cold stripe of fear across my heart and mind,
my airship rises for the final time.
This bangle fire causes my soul to stir,
The earth she beckons me return to her.

Is that a requiem please don’t be mine,
Clay shingles catch me for a moments time.
The rooftop’s fickle face rejects the stir
as earth re-beckons me return to her.

Ah Moi!
Ah Moi!
Ah Moi!
Ah Moi!
Ah Moi!
Track Name: The Valley
Down in the valley far side of the shore,
I left my baby waiting for me.
Call of my country drags me to war,
grabbing my rifle and heading out that door.

And when the day comes
I’ll hold her in my arms and whisper softly,
“I’ll never let you go.”
And when the day comes
I’ll hold her in my arms and whisper softly,
“I’ll never let you go.”

And when the day comes
I’ll hold her in my arms and whisper softly,
“I’ll never let you go.”
And when the day comes
I’ll hold her in my arms and whisper softly,
“I need you like a firecracker needs the fourth of July!”
Oh Baby! You’re mine all mine!
Track Name: Chains O' Damnation
Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!

Oh, the devil, went down with cloven feet
walked his red ass down to New Orleans.
Lord I know, Lord have mercy on me!
‘Cause when Lucifer laid his money down,
at a friendly game of spades and crowns.
Lord I know, I’m a wanted man.

Seems I took the life of a preacher man
I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothes with his bible in my hand,
and I’m a drifter from a town to town,
and I’m pretending that I’m that preacher now.

How long will it take only time will tell
before the chains of damnation drag me down to hell
but in the meantime, I’ll take to women and wine.
How long will it take only time will tell
before the chains of damnation drag me down to hell
but in the meantime, I’ll take to women and wine.

“Well I lied!” - That’ll be a dime.
“I cheated on my man!” - That’s a dollar twenty-five.
Now if you don’t want to go down below and rot,
you killed a man huh? Well how much you got!
‘Cause there’s a monetary price for every sin
if the pearly gates you want to get in.
So if you’ll be so kind as to put some money in my case,
you’ll leave ya with your soul intact and in God’s grace.

How long will it take only time will tell
before the chains of damnation drag me down to hell
but in the meantime, I’ll take to women and wine.
How long will it take only time will tell
before the chains of damnation drag me down to hell
but in the meantime, I’ll take to women and wine.

How long will it take? Only time will tell
before the chains of damnation drag me down to hell.
But in the meantime, I’ll take to women and wine.

Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!
Oh, the devil!

Oh, the devil, went down with cloven feet
walked his red ass down to New Orleans.
Lord I know, Lord have mercy on me!
Cause when Lucifer laid his money down,
at a friendly game of spades and crowns.
Lord I know, I’m a wanted man.
Lord I know, I’m a wanted man.
Track Name: The Wolf Song
When the wolves came tearing at him,
he could have run away,
but he stood there with a soft look,
for he was not afraid.

When the wolf came smiling after,
our hero might have fled,
but he stood with hands in pockets,
nostalgia... it is dead.
Track Name: Worm Is The Term
Aaah! Aaah! Aaah! Aaah!

Worm, worm is the term!
Worm, worm is the term!
Worm, worm is the term!
Worm is the term!

Aaah! Aaah! Aaah! Aaah!

Worm, worm is the term!
Worm, worm is the term!
Worm, worm is the term!
Worm is the term!

Voy a ser una isla en tu mar
Y con tus piernas me vas a encarcelar
Dientes y piel
Carne y miel
Vas ser el alimento a mi hambre infidel

Te quiero mami, con todo mi corazon!

Aaah! Aaah! Aaah! Aaah!
Track Name: Portland Rose
Rose just sit tight till I show my face,
we’ve waited so long please stay in one place.
My words will be deeds in another two weeks,
‘till then keep on pulling your weight and your weeds.

It’s raining like pets in Portland in May.
I gave up my home and headed your way.
Though I’ve never met you your mine my dear rose.
Just wait, wait right there in your elegant pose.

I will be in the band on the stage at the show.
I’ll let my soul sing and I’ll let my horn blow.
And I’ll play in a way so that you’ll know the sound
of a man waiting twenty-five years to be found.

Oh Rose! Rose! You’ll jump on the stage
and plant a big kiss on my lips and my face!
I’ll marry you! I’ll marry you! I’ll make you my bride!
You’ll be my companion, the rib from my side.

Just wait! Just wait!
I’ll be coming soon!
Just give me two weeks late May early June.

Oh Rose! Rose! You’ll jump on the stage
and plant a big kiss on my lips and my face!
I will marry you! I’ll marry you! I’ll make you my bride!
You’ll be my companion, the rib from my side.

Just wait! Just wait!
I’ll be coming soon!
Just give me two weeks late May early June.
Just wait! Just wait!
I’ll be coming soon!
Just give me two weeks late May early June.
Track Name: Human Being
Wake up your friends, Wake up your Ma.
Cause the time is right to get a piece of the pie.
The sky is blue.
It’s like a silk machine,
C’mon on big brother lend me what I need.

‘Cause I am a Human Being,
and I got fight for something.

The colors green,
It’s what you need
Come on Everybody let’s get a piece of the pie.
The world is yours,
the time is now.
Come on big brother and let me into the “how.”

But I am a Human Being,
and I got fight for something.

This is the hardest thing I’m going through,
feels like a rifle in my hand.
This is the hardest choice I’ll ever do.
When the time is right don’t you ever fight again!

They got lots of dirt,
if you don’t care who gets hurt,
they got a big pink suit, and a cashmere tie.
I love their pacts
all the devil’s own contracts.
Come on big lummox sign on the dotted line!

But, I
I’m a Human Being,
and I got fight for something.

This is the hardest thing I’m going through,
feels like a rifle in my hand.
This is the hardest choice I’ll ever do.
When the time is right don’t you ever fight again!
Track Name: Dance Hit!
Feel the rhythm!
Feel the rhythm!
Oh feel the rhythm! In the street!
Oh feel the rhythm!

Damn you!
Damn you for what you do!
With that ass to me! Damn you!
Damn you for what you do!
With that ass to me!

Oh, feel the rhythm in the street, in your feet, in your meat,
gonna make you skeet, gonna make you roll all over the floor,
gonna make you do things didn’t know that you could do before,
and your mother wouldn’t be very proud of the things your doing!
And your going to go insane!

Damn you!
Damn you for what you do!
With that ass to me! Damn you!
Damn you for what you do!
With that ass to me!


Oh feel the rhythm in the street, in your feet, in your meat,
gonna make you skeet, gonna make you roll all over the floor,
gonna make you do things didn’t know that you could do before,
and your mother wouldn’t be very proud of the things your doing!

Oh Yeah! Now it’s time for the break down!
You all know what that means!
It means if your wearing even one stitch of clothing,
then you got lose that trash right now.
Cause I ain’t trying to deal with none of that.
And get that Zima out my face!
I know it’s a delicious refreshing beverage.
But I got this here Deer Milk
100% aphrodisiac in third world countries.

Then were going to go down to Planned Parenthood!
Gonna hit ya back wit Jimmy Hats,
Gonna hit yo back wit Jimmy Hats,
Gonna hit ya back wit Jimmy Hats!
Track Name: Great Whale
Riding on a great whale in no particular direction.
Looking for the North Star when you found a supernova.
You filled your pockets one by one with the light from that distant dying sun.

And you told all the people all the information,
the unbelievable location with a compass and an atlas.
In a show of hands, a united voice, the crowd sent you away.

Blind!
Sublime!
The power of an exploding Sun clearly makes you a holy one!

You returned to the Great North a little for the wiser.
Take the light from your pockets and return it to the skies above.
You can't take it with you, but you keep what you give away.

Take the light from your pockets, (I…)
and return it to the skies above. (…give my…)
You can't take it with you, (…light…)
but you keep what you give away (…from...)
You can't take it with you, (…deep…)
but you keep what you give away (…within.)

Blind!
Sublime!
The power of an exploding Sun clearly makes you a holy one!
Track Name: Pancho Villa
Jei! Jei! Jei! (translation: "Hey! Hey! Hey!")