Ever Evolving Lounge

by Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Standard CD edition Includes immediate download of album.

    Scheduled for release June 2014, Ever Evolving Lounge contains ten short blasts of melodic, energetic and distinct pop songs all ready to drill a hole through your senses.

    "The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno and McCartney II inform the mix, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Essential. 4/5." -Jon "Mojo" Mills- Shindig Magazine

    "Pick of the week,a psychedelic-pop gem with much to recommend!"- Valis, Trip Inside This House

    "If you close your eyes you can definitely spot A Wizard and A True Star dancing to Paul McCartney fronting The Monkees, drunk on a magical potion consisting of cider and early electronic juices." -Clam In A Jam

    "......not a filler track to be found. Highly Recommended to all those with a healthy love of nostalgia and sunny melodies." -Powerpooaholic

    "this merry-go-round kaleidoscope of bygone melodies is an affectionate, warm-hearted treat for the ears." -Monolith Cocktail

    "....there are moments here where the diversity on show captures the easy cross-genre pollination that the younger Todd Rundgren used to so effortlessly master. Soooooo good." -The Active
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    " The duo have great ears for melodies and harmonies and are not afraid to experiment with them.....an incredible album." -Everything Flows Blog

    "Ever Evolving Lounge takes you on the most pleasant of psychedelic trips back to the glory days of 60’s pop music." -Ravechild

    "Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab sound like they have stepped out of a Tardis from the sixties but, given that they clearly know their way around a pop song, we should be grateful for that. 4/5" -Bluesbunny

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Super Chrome Class, 'Community Garden Politics / Pig In A Pen' single, Coconut Summer Drop-In 432, Beyond The Silver Sea, City And The Stars (single edit), 'Lobster Man' single, Ever Evolving Lounge, and 'Pin The Tail' single. , and , .

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1.
Hexagonal sweetness is here in the hive Just-a one sweet drop cab make me feel so alive Your loving colours in yellow and black But there's a sting in the tale when you're on the attack Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey, ye Queen bee, suckin' on the honey She's buzzing round my brain and I'm feeling kinda funny You're sending signals all covered in smoke and the message is clear but now I'm starting choke It's hot and sticky, honey comb your hair. But if you brush in a rush you can go anywhere Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey, ye Queen bee, suckin' on the honey She's buzzing round my brain and I'm feeling kinda funny We're getting funky producing hot wax, we use a long proboscis just to sing on the tracks Pollen collected is sure food for thought so keep on giving up the honey give if all that you got Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey Queen Bee, suckin' on the honey, ye Queen bee, suckin' on the honey She's buzzing round my brain and I'm feeling kinda funny
2.
Hop off and leave this war in peace I'm running scared on the cottontail trail Hounds ok my back and they will not cease, now I've been snared on the cottontail trail Adopt a rabbit.... Happy trails, happy trails To the one you love the best Happy trails, happy trails To the one who travels west It's hide and seek from the cunning fox, not so fantastic on the cottontail trail. Don't want to end up in a wooden box, it's all so drastic on the cottontail trail Adopt a rabbit..... Happy trails, happy trails To the one you love the best Happy trails, happy trails To the one who travels west Every second, every day We've got to keep our ears to the big sky We're digging holes now come what may Life in a maze, we dig it! Dig it? Adopt a rabbit.... Happy trails, happy trails To the one you love the best Happy trails, happy trails To the one who travels west
3.
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? He asked me then he turned away An answer for another day Tryin hard to crack the code Why did the chicken cross the road? What is on the other side? A place for him to run and hide A joke that never gets too old Why did the chicken cross the road? THESE FEATHERS LIE EVEN IF THERE ARE NO CURRENTS TO GLIDE HE DON’T FLY FLY FLY WINGS ARE NO USE I BET HE WISHES THAT HE WAS A GOOSE COS THEY FLY FLY FLY COAST TO COAST TO COAST The dinosaur he tried back then Cos chickens didn’t exist my friend Prehistorically so bold When chickens didn’t cross the road The duck he later tried it too Because he had something to prove He was no chicken so we’re told And so he tried to cross the road IF THERES NO GREEN MAN YOU HAVE TO CROSS IT ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN EVEN FLY FLY FLY PLEASE LOOK BOTH WAYS OR ELSE YOU’LL COME A CROPPER ONE OF THESE DAYS AND HIT THE SKY SKY SKY AND THEN ITS ONE WAY UP OR DOWN Chicken time to say goodbye When you gonna lean to fly SO IF YOUR CHICKEN IS LONELY JUST LET IT OUT THE BAG SQUASHED AGAINST THE PLASTIC IT REALLY IS A DRAG SO BRING YOUR CHICKEN HOME FOR A CUP OF TEA ....YEAH! BRING YOUR CHICKEN HOME FOR A CUP OF ROSY LEE
4.
Animal Man 03:54
I'm an animal man x 2 With my animal hands Doin the best that I can Evolution passed me by Living in the trees I'm an animal man x 2 I'm an animal man You're an animal too Take my animal hand And let's escape from the zoo Tired of people watching us And everything we do I'm an animal man x 2 Shlalalalalalalala lala x2 Be my animal girl In my animal world Make our animal love In the branches above Shaking up the jungle Rockin two by two I'm an animal man x 2 Shalalalalalalala lala x 2 Verse 1 Shalalalalalalala lala x 4 (Monkey/ape style noises)
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Spend A Little Time And the minute you do you will find you have no restrictions. Steal all the time in the world. Spare A Little Thought And the minute you think that you may have an answer. Tell everyone in the world Send A Letter To And the minute you write someones name in the clouds up above. Seal it with a stamp to the world. Say A Little Thanks And the minute before you speak gratitude to your brothers and your sisters. Whisper a prayer to the world. It’s all across the ocean It’s all around the world
7.
Trading Time 04:39
I heard the news today Heavens in disarray We cast the hours behind Trading Time I see it twice and then The hands hit twelve again What once was in it's prime Now Trading Time The lonely universe Infinity reversed This cosmos, yours and mine Trading Time The circle spins again Towards ? Nobody draws the line Trading Time
8.
Broken Star 03:34
I was torn apart because she wouldn't let me go She didn't mean to sabotage my heart and leave me low She didn't even think of me when love was on the line Cos her mother didn't tell about the fakers and the fools and the dogs and the wolves so she learned in her own sweet time I was flown away to somewhere far away from her With no time to wait around, she took the job on big sur Mending all the bad notes in a minor melody So I tore up all her birthday cards and I wrote it in a letter that I think was for the better but we'll just have to wait and see And can't you see she's a Broken Star, too bright to leave behind The pretty part of the picture The picture in your mind So make yourself a promise, please, To give yourself a chance On the highways and the bi-ways of romance Meet me down by the garden shed Marmalade and a loaf of bread Spread it on think with a rusty nail And send me out via US mail Mop me out, hang out to dry Stick your finger in my pie Toss my salad, tenderise my stew
9.
Monday, you run for the hills again You run like the wind far and wide Where no one can hide from love Tuesday, you yearn for the time A time when your heart was so free A place you can be yourself Back in the world Where no one can dim the light Gone is the girl Who dances in dreams to the beat after midnight Wednesday, a walk in the dark Trying to fight your way back Get out of the black and blue Thursday, a whispering wish A prayer often blown on the breeze That answers your pleas again Back in the day The future was ours to find Never could stay Rode out of town with your eyes in the moonlight The weekend is over too quickly these days, The rat-race is run from the cot to the grave and it's true It's happening to you I comes round again but it comes with a price And your only friend is a roll of the dice No turning back cos you may not like the view Chance came and went but chances now number few It's time to take a stand Make a change cos only I can We've got to get it right Oh yeah, alright Make a pact with Lady Luck Have a go if you got the pluck We've got to get it right Oh yeah, alright The sun came up, with golden rays And chased the blues oh so faraway How long will it last? Well no one can say But for now everything is OK We may be right, we can't be wrong For all we know it's been here all along It's maybe that we, we just couldn't see But for now everything is OK I know that you, were meant to be no other & no one else but you Since you returned To me in nineteen canteen, I'll stick to you like glue Where have you been? I lost you to tomorrow When yesterday was mine Since you returned To me in nineteen canteen We'll watch the stars align
10.
I know it's tough but there's enough To fill your mind so just forget her To the letter I can right your wrongs and sing so alphabetter And if your head feels so bad We can try to fix the problems that you had Cos we all need a friend to feel alright Don't need a silver lining in the Cloud so high above you If it burst it's not the worst This umbrella has been made for two And if your head feels so bad We can try to fix the problems that you had Cos we all need a friend to feel alright Paint a picture of a life and see the person that you want to be If you frame it we can name it and we'll hang it in the gallery And if your head feels so bad We can try to fix the problems that you had Cos we all need a friend to feel alright

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Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab: debut album release
‘EVER EVOLVING LOUNGE’
Release Date 30th June 2014
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If it wasn’t for Todd Rundgren trying to dance like a granddad to bad techno music, none of this would have happened.
For Joe Kane (The Owsley Sunshine, Them Beatles) and Stu Kidd (BMX Bandits, Wellgreen), that fateful night turned from despondency to dreaming as they left the ABC early to drown sorrow in cider and concoct a musical utopia that Todd Rundgren should really be dancing to.

Furthering the conversation and drawing inspiration from McCartney II, The Monkees, The Beach Boys and Brian Eno to name but a few from an inexhaustible list, the duo set about writing and recording under the moniker Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab.

Writing and recording under no pressure from the confines of Joe’s bedroom, Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab began to break down the barriers of the classic pop format and produce something wholly original, yet remaining faithful to the classic sound of the pop hits of yesteryear.

After an “album title naming competition” was started on the fan site and sifting through about 200 submissions, the title of EVER EVOLVING LOUNGE was decided upon.

Released on the 30th June 2014, Ever Evolving Lounge contains ten short blasts of melodic, energetic and distinct pop songs all ready to drill a hole through your senses and remain in your brain until you yourself, can’t stop dancing like Todd Rundgren.

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released June 30, 2014

Written, performed and produced by Joe Kane & Stu Kidd Feb to April 2014.

Mixed & mastered by Joe
Lino cut art by Lindsay Humphreys

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Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab Glasgow, UK

Disappointing Todd Rundgren gigs, Tascam 4 track cassette recorders, animal oddities, The Monkees, cider, children's tv shows from the 80's and sci-fi movies (good and bad) are all ingredients to the sounds of Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab.

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