THE DIRT AND THE SKY

by Danny Walsh Banned

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Thanks to all the Banned musicians for sharing their talents here and on stage, including those listed above and Stephen Parry, Stevie B Melican, Peter ‘Hat’ Watts, Andrew Alves, Garry Seven, Jeremy Furze, ‘Texas’ Tom Burgess, and Adam Redfern.
Thanks also to our families, Emma Peel, Nao Anzai and family, Colleen Hewett, Alicia Bendall, Matt Quinn, Alysha Main, PBS FM, RRR FM, Crispi & Cat, David Heard, Matt Frederick, Mohair Slim, Jon Von Goes, The Fitzroy Pinnacle, The Labour in Vain, Some Velvet Morning, End of the Line Bar, The Drunken Poet, The Union Hotel Brunswick, True North, Darebin Music Feast, Litchfield Dance, The Weed Killers, Modesty, The Gun Barrel Straights, Jimmy Stewart, Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood, Bob Log III, Dane Certificate, Daniel Oldaker, Sacha, Basement Discs, Donald Newsagency, Rockdogs FC and all those who grabbed this record, came to a gig and shook a shaker – you’ve been banned!

© & ℗ Danny Walsh Banned 2016
Tell us a story dannywalshbanned@gmail.com
More banned goods at dannywalshbanned.bandcamp.com
Hope to see you beyond where the dirt and the sky meet…

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released May 15, 2016

All songs arranged by Danny Walsh Banned
and written by Danny Walsh, except:
Weed Killer by Leo Tellefson and Danny Walsh
Sinner Man by Johnny Livewire and Danny Walsh
Drunk for Days by Johnny Livewire
Little Sister by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Rubber Bells inspired by the film A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Danny Walsh: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Percussion, Sherremin on 3 and Field Recordings*
Johnny Livewire
Bass, Vocals on 9, Electric Guitar on 1, 6, 7, 9, 10 and Backing Vocals on 1, 7, 9, 10.
Will ‘Blind Willie’ Hewett: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals & Handclaps on 4
Leo ‘The Weed’ Tellefson: Piano, Vocals on 11
Dave Mudie: Drums
Lucy Dwyer: Backing Vocals on 6, 7, 10

Banned aids:
Talei Wolfgramm: Vocals on 3, Backing Vocals on 4
Nao Anzai: Percussion on 2, Organ and Moog on 3, Handclaps on 4, Mellotron Vibes on 8
Ian Collard: Harmonica on 2, 5
Craig-Lee Smith: Lagerphone on 5, 9
Cayn Borthwick: Saxophone on 6, 11
Julia Walsh: Backing Vocals on 6, 11
Emma Peel: Whispers on 7, Handclaps on 4
Chris Altmann: Pedal Steel on 9
Mohair Slim: Maracas on 11

* Reservoir, Clifton Hill and at The Penny Black Brunswick VIC, Upper Main Arm NSW, McGee’s Landing Louisiana, Salvador Brazil.

Produced by Danny Walsh and Nao Anzai
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nao Anzai
Recorded at Soundpark Studios and Reel 2 Real in Melbourne, Australia
Cover artwork and design: Brooke Penrose
Photography: Andre Cefai

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Danny Walsh Banned Melbourne, Australia

The Danny Walsh Banned have a reputation for performing unmissable live shows reminiscent of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell’s infamous ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ tour of the 1970’s with a heavy dose of vintage Aussie boogie thrown in for good measure. Now, the Banned have captured their high powered and spontaneous blend of rock’n’roll in their second album, 'The Dirt and the Sky' ... more

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Track Name: RUBBER BELLS
Throw your eyes around the room
Fix them on the wall
Stand back from the piece of art
Gently let your eyelids fall
The past just dries into an idle brush stroke gone
And all that’s now remains under a spotlight shone
So features glow between the shadow’s teeth.

Look at me! Ring rubber bells
Look at me! Beat cotton gongs
But don’t search below the surface for what lurks
And you don’t want to see my greatest works
Nah nah nah na nahh…

Staring into the fog that falls
And seeps right through the cotton
I never knew to feel like this
Or perhaps I’d just forgotten
A life’s a stick of chalk drawn to a dusty cloud
While a statue stands forever there casting doubt
On those who dare to worship at its feet.

Look at me! Beat feather drums
Look at me! Fire plastic guns
But don’t search below the surface for what lurks
And you don’t want to see my greatest works
Nah nah nah na nahh…

You’re like a brand new can of paint,
To brighten up my room
With all gloss finish, colour so bold
Feel a little high from the fumes
Well clay in my hands bleeds until it feels so cold
But it sets into the secret of not getting old
We’re all born into the land of living dreams.

Look at me! Strike silk cymbals
Look at me! Blow paper horns
But don’t search below the surface for what lurks
And you don’t want to see my greatest…
Fly tissue flags!
Follow me! Ring rubber bells
But don’t search below the surface for what lurks
And you don’t want to see my greatest works
No you don’t want to see my greatest works
And I hope you never saw my greatest works.
Track Name: BAD GRAVITY
Woah bad gravity’s falling down
Yeah bad gravity’s falling down
Better keep your feet up off the ground
Coz woah bad gravity’s falling down.

Ahh that levee’s crying now
Yeah that levee’s crying now
All that water bearing down
Ahh that levee’s crying now.

Fools like us won’t stay apart
Fools like us won’t stay apart
Looks like we’ll make another start
Coz fools like us won’t stay apart.
Track Name: CHANGE DON'T COME LIGHTLY (feat Talei Wolfgramm)
Mainland horizon so calm
The newborn took for the shore
Never been a child more disturbed
The sky fell dark and all the leaves stirred
Early warning's more than enough
The weather girl, she cuts up rough!

CHORUS
Turbulent, sweet typhoon
Clearer days, be here soon
Take what's precious hold on tightly
Blow the rest
Change don't come lightly.

Twist and twirl she dances around
But it hurts when we all fall down
Shepherds shelter your sheep
Hold your hats in the squall down the street
Early warning's more than enough
The weather girl, she cuts up rough!

CHORUS

Deadwood, blow it all down
But good timber topples as well
Oh windows feel the pain rattle
She wields lightning, rides the wind into battle!
Early warning's more than enough
The weather girl, she cuts up rough!

CHORUS

That change won't come lightly (repeat).
Track Name: HINDSIGHT GLASSES
I got something that makes the world seem so clear and bright
So I can make a decision and always get it right
Yeah no one else has seen them, for they’re not yet for the masses
Life is such an easy job wearing my hindsight glasses.

Standing at an intersection wondering which way
Or rambling out at night –“should I go or should I stay?”
I just put them on to see what happened as time passes
The outcome’s always good for me wearing my hindsight glasses.

You can build your time machines or pray you could go back
Just to do things differently, to take a better track
But I just hang them on my ears, perch them proudly on my nose
And looking through the lens, the perfect situation flows.

Maybe I would lend them out if I had a spare
Do you think they’d send the kids to war if our leaders wore a pair?
Perhaps they’re more useful than a lover’s heart
Relationships that ended bad wouldn’t need to start at all.

The other day I threw them out – you’d think I must be mad
But some mistakes are beautiful and others don’t turn out so bad
Just not the same one too many times and you might fall on your feet
And I can still see beyond where the waves and the sky meet
Yeah I can still see beyond where the dirt and the sky meet
I can still see beyond where the mud and the sky meet.
Track Name: BAD SOUVENIR
Well it never rains in my homeland
It just pours fire and fires down burning tears
One last smile for my family
I said one day we’ll all be free
So I’m setting off with this bad souvenir.

We live like rats under the boards of limbo
Work nine hours for some rice and a piece of floor
And I pray five times a day
While twelve years just slips away
And we hide away from someone else’s law.

Well hope’s a colour all so bright and so nameless
It’s singing every note that we could never trust
A light swinging in an empty hall
With shadows up and down the dirty walls
All these years of darkness and my eyes still can’t adjust.

Yeah I got a one-way ticket to the land of plenty
When we hit those shores the children gonna jump and dance
But I just pray this sieve don’t sink
And it breaks my heart to think
How I’ll tell my family this is love’s last chance.
Track Name: WEED KILLER
You’re knocking ‘em dead!
They’re coming back up.
You’re knocking ‘em dead!
Weed Killer.
Track Name: QUIET KID IN A NOISY WORLD
You might have seen right through me to the back of the hall
Where the big noters sing for the fly on the wall
My own company ruled, I only speak if you spoke to me
First I was immersed a bottle in the smoke
Choose my words like a novel from the library shelf
But leaves such a gap the books toppled themselves.

Give you my full attention, spandex got shorter
Round my ankles and look they’re in rising water!
Stared at my soggy shoes gazed all over in doubt
While the ocean roared in the shell from where I came out
Coz I kept eating my crusts while my hair slowly curled
Yeh, I’m a quiet kid in a noisy world.

CHORUS
He’s a quiet kid they always turned him down
But in a noisy world you can’t hear a sound!

So listen right up sit down on my laptop
It’s got a bug and it’s stuck in the apple
Buzzing around one flew in my ear
Been spinning some wax and sounds so unclear
So loud, strewth – my ears fell in rut
I held up my camera to the hole in my nut
“Hello. What? A few questions to begin?”
Well I picked up my ears, but forgot my pin – drop
Wasn’t heard a needle lost in the haze
With a snowy reception been so cold for days
On the couch getting fatter while the TV gets thinner
This evolution will be televised while I finish my dinner.

CHORUS

So do you dig my post? Or like my page?
And when the World Wide Web’s all full will it fill you with rage?
Click on memories share threads with frayed ends
Save every minute, follow article trends
But if the virus goes viral or a new crash descends
Will you count on one hand or your 400 friends?

CHORUS

Naked tellies on the nature strip got nothing on
But the grass grows around and the signal’s so strong
Come down in the last shower? Plumb it into the bowl
While the hair fall out gathers around the plughole
Like a junky so high, I could see the earth’s curve
Well I could find the vein but I soon lost the nerve.

CHORUS
Track Name: THOSE CLOUDS
A dark cabin packed with postcard tales
At 30,000 feet
Lift a shutter and light it up
Didn’t have a window seat.

That view always clears my mind
Puts my feet down on the floor
Like those LA waves plunging me
Into the foreign shore.

I wish you could have seen those clouds
An endless fine merino fleece
With no prickles, stains, blood or skin
All held in one wonderful piece.

Yes those clouds were like the cotton crops
I drove past in Mississippi
Glowing with sweet sunrise over the dateline
Where we lost a sad day.

Saw that Delta harvest in full flight like a good year’s
Wimmera wheat in sandy loam
Well you can fly around the world for change
Yet some things are just like home.

And I wish you could have seen those clouds
Fluffed up like your Christmas Pavlova
I would have told you that and more
Right when I came over.

Yeah you liked things so pretty and nice
Made them with your hands
Those dolls immaculate, their hair so true
Never a stray strand.

“Life’s short, make the most of it”
You said I’m good at that, when we spoke our last
Well you could make a perfect blue sky
From one that’s overcast.

And I wish you could have seen those clouds
From above and looking down
You would have thought them so lovely
But I know, but I know, but I know
You see them now.
Track Name: DRUNK FOR DAYS
CHORUS
I’ve been drunk for days
Ain’t no sign of slowing down now
Just another drink or two and I’ll be on my way.

August comes, so I go down to the levee
She says, “they’ve got a bed,” but I really don’t think I’m ready – no I’m not
‘Cause it’s a helluva long way to get there from down here, from down here
And I really don’t think I’ll make it but I’ll try, yeah I’ll try.

CHORUS

Now my mother-in-law she says, “Son I think you need some help,”
I said, “Don’t call me son and take a good look at yourself,” but she don’t
‘Cause it’s a helluva long way to get there from down here, from down here
And I really don’t think I’ll make it but I’ll try, yeah I’ll try.

CHORUS

My missus calls she says, “They’re coming ‘round to get you,”
So I turn and run. There ain’t anything else to do. Then I stop
‘Cause it’s a helluva long way to get there from down here, from down here
This time I think I’ll make it yeah I’ll try, yeah I’ll try.

CHORUS
Track Name: SINNER MAN
My brother called me
Said he’d caused a lot of pain
His head was spinning
It was driving him insane
They call him the sinner man
Sinner man.

Then when I saw him
He couldn’t look me in the eye
I knew he’d betrayed me
His world was full of lies
Sinner man, oooh
Sinner man.

I said, “Run brother! Pray brother!”
But my own mind weighted a tonne
I guess there’s a thing or two
I also shouldn’t have done
Oh sinner man
Ah-ooh sinner man!

And on the next day well his mama upped and died
All of the next week all his daddy did was cry, cry!

The last time I spoke to him
He was barely even there
Maybe I should have reached out
But I couldn’t bring myself to care
They call him the sinner man
Sinner Man! Sinner Man! Sinner Man!