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Sticks And Stones (Deluxe Remaster)

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Kevin Noel Olson
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Kevin Noel Olson The remaster tracks of the original Sticks and Stones are great, and the bonus CD, This is the Way Love Was, is absolutely amazing. Consisting of some of the better tracks laid down, it also includes 3 early demo tracks from the band in the 1970s, showing incredible musicianship and songwriting from the very start. A must have for 77s fans and connoisseurs of great music! Favorite track: The Days To Come.
Kevin Jackson
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Kevin Jackson Amazing album, wore it out! Favorite track: This Is The Way Love Is.
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recordboy This album walks up to you all nonchalant and immediately punches you in the face. You can't help but sit down and take it all in. Amazingly beautiful and full of energy. It picks you up and pushes you back down again, makes you want to cry. Favorite track: Don't, This Way.
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1.
MT 03:57
Come on let me in I swear I'll be your only friend And I will get down on my knees for you And if I could You know I would do anything at all To get you near today Hear me say You're more than money More than glory More than I could ever hope to say You're more than beauty More than mystery More than now More than yesterday Take me to your heart 'Cuz there is where we make it start And I will get down on my knees for you And pay the price Sacrifice Do anything at all to melt your soul on ice Realize You're more than money More than glory More than I could ever hope to say You're more than beauty More than mystery More than now More than yesterday More than a lover More than a friend More than a talent More than a trend More than a mystery More than a dance More than your history More than romance More than your politics More than your plans More than a sure thing More than a chance More than your weakness More than your strength More than completeness More than fragments
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Nowhere Else 04:13
Hey Na Na Hey Na Na There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms The moon blew through the valley Carried away the clouds The stars seem so much brighter this night Orion's belt is shinin' The big dipper's upside down Over us it's pourin' out it's light You slip your arms around me Draw me to your side The full moon's shinin' so clear Is that music in the distance? For a moment of time There is nowhere else but here There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms I could walk across the desert Build my own oasis Where the palm trees shade me from the sun I could swim across the ocean Find a desert island But your arms would always draw me back home There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms Hey Na Na Hey Na Na There is nowhere else I'd rather be There is nowhere else I wanna be
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When I gave up, you held up When I ran out, you filled me up When I kept runnin', you kept up When I let you down you lifted me up This is the way love is When I couldn't find the words, you understood When I didn't find the time, you were in no hurry When I wouldn't make ends meet, you tied them together When I cheated you kept to the rules Well, this is the way love is This is the way love is When it's a one-sided double-minded mirror with no reflection When I was keepin' it in, you were givin' out When I was losin' out, you'd let me come back When I was holdin' back, you were holdin' on When I was losin' my cool you were keepin' your love warm Well, this is the way love is This is the way love is When it's a one-sided double-minded mirror with no reflection When I kept it all to myself like a miser holds on to his last dime When I closed up myself like a desperate hand on a lifeline Well I was bled, I was dried, all wrapped up in my pride This is the way it is when you're on the wrong side Well, this is the way love is This is the way love is When it's a one-sided double-minded mirror with no reflection
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Why doncha git up Git up next to me Why doncha git up Git up next to me If ya git up close enough to me, baby You won't like what you see Why doncha hang around Hang around around me Why doncha hang out, baby Hang out with me Sooner or later you'll get sick of me, baby Sick of me I guarantee I fill up with gas My light's might glow Wind me up but I'll never never go No no no no no I won't go I only got one gear and that's reverse, baby I'm in the fast lane moving slow You can break me You can shake me But you won't change me That I know You can break me break me break me break me But you won't change me That I know I'm only one bad apple but I've spoiled a whole bunch I'm rotten to the core Well you keep on looking, baby You ain't gonna find what you're looking for Keep on looking looking looking looking Ain't gonna find what you're looking for Some kinda perfect man that you can worship, baby He ain't on this earth anymore Give it up Forget it, babe, it won't work Give it up give it up Forget it, babe, it won't work You're looking for a perfect boy or girl? Forget it baby We're all jerks
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Imagine All our years together Like a blackbird that won't sing Imagine Throwing it to the air But it falls from broken wings Don't leave this way, so many words unsaid Don't lie this way, stretched straight from Feet to head Imagine The sky is pouring down On the back of all those years Imagine That bird helpless on the ground Shot down by all those tears Don't leave this way, so many words unsaid Don't lie this way, stretched straight from Feet to head Don't look this way, closed eyes, unmoving lips Don't feel this way, cold hands and fingertips
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Here we are A floor and a ceiling One two three four walls And an empty feeling Even when the bodies are everywhere Even when the talk's so loud you have to shout Loneliness is staring me in the face Tryin' to get out of bein' in has left me inside out (And if it weren't for you I'm sure that I'd be A pessimistic man In search and lonely Wondering what to do And why to do it) Lousy jokes And out & out lying 'Bout somebody else's bad luck Bad taste Bad timing Somebody always tries to get a laugh From losers in this system of give and take Can't decide what this party's all about Is it a celebration Or just some kind of personal wake? (And if it weren't for you I'm sure that I'd be A pessimistic man In search and lonely Wondering what to do And why to do it) You walked in the room (And people seem to get a retrospective look in their eye) You walked in the room (Like if only they had known, they would've prepared a disguise) You walked in the room (Ain't it funny how your presence always comments on our secret lives) You walked in the room You walked in the room
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Something tells me that we'll come out of this With a healing compassion or a scarring bitterness Don't revive painful times, let them rest Don't drag a net through the sea of forgetfulness The cut was deep, the blood was warm I can't deny what it's done But if we don't release the past We'll slap the face of the days to come There's a hand at the door refusing to leave Its pulse is throbbing, its heart on its sleeve It's a new tomorrow waiting to be received By somebody ready and willing to believe The cut was deep, the blood was warm I can't deny what it's done But if we don't release the past We'll slap the face of the days to come Remember this melody Don't ever let it go away Sing it to your heart Day after day after day The cut was deep, the blood was warm I can't deny what it's done But if we don't release the past We'll slap the face of the days to come
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The Loop 03:54
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You fail You try half-hearted and fail One foot drags behind you One foot tripping in front of you You fail You spit out manna, God sends quails Dry bones pile up behind you More wet mirages in front of you You can't go back You can't go back You failed You sunk like Jonah to the whale Big mouths follow behind you Still small voice swallowed up by you You failed You picked the right time to fail Got your past behind you Got your future in front of you You can't go back You can go on You failed You picked the right time to fail Got your past behind you Got your future in front of you You can't go back You can go on You can't go back You can go on You can't go back You can go on
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One more question before you're out the door Can you believe in me the way I believe in you? Without dreams our love can come to nothin' Without love our dreams won't come true Okay Say no with your lips But someday Say yes with your heart Well, you can't have love without dreams And you've got to have some dreams this side of paradise No, you can't have love without dreams And you can't see your dreams without payin' the price You can't have love without dreams You thought you had some dreams, maybe But they were just petty illusions They were strings wound up one at a time Into a ball of confusion So, okay Say no with your lips But someday Say yes with your heart Well, you can't have love without dreams And you've got to have some dreams this side of paradise No, you can't have love without dreams And you can't see your dreams without payin' the price You can't have love without dreams Okay Say no with your lips But someday Say yes with your heart
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Take back All those things you said When you were tired of living Hold on To the dreams we shared They were so easy to believe in Turn back From the way you're goin' It's a rocky road for sure Lift up your heart to heaven Dream this dream with me once more Do it for love Do it for love Tell me how to love you Let me know what I've been missing Don't walk out of this life again You've got me, You've got this love This world in your hand Do it for love Do it for love And I can see a time when we will dare to laugh At all these ghosts that haunt us Hey, that day we'll say we did it Did it for love
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Well, I feel Like I have to feel Something good all of the time With most of life I cannot deal But a good feeling I can feel Even though it may not be real And if a person, place or thing can deliver I will quiver with delight But will it last me for all my life Or just one more lonely night The lust, the flesh The eyes And the pride of life Drain the life Right out of me Well, I see something and I want it Bam! Right now! No questions asked Don't worry how much it costs me now or later I want it and I want it fast I'll go to any length Sacrifice all that I already have And all that I might get Just to get Something more that I don't need And Lord, please don't ask me what for The lust, the flesh The eyes And the pride of life Drain the life Right out of me And I love when folks Look right at me And what I'm doing Or have done And lay it on about How groovy I am And that I'm looking grand And every single word Makes me think I'll live forever Never knowing that they probably Won't remember what they said tomorrow Tomorrow I could be dead The lust, the flesh The eyes And the pride of life Drain the life Right out of me
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He put it out It meant nothing in the world to him so He put it out His hunger needed some attention so He laid it out Swapped it all for a bowl of pork and beans And he got put out Left for poor By a man of means Esau, you sod You gave it away Esau, you sought it with tears Couldn't get it back again She put it out He put the heat on and she got too hot so She put it out Gives in a little But she's giving him a lot and she lays it out She's showing all her prized possessions to him and She's putting out She's swapping everything for what he's putting in but Her lamp goes out She didn't notice the light was growing dim and then He goes out And he takes everything that she had With him Tamar babe You shoulda run away Tamar babe You saw it coming Did you have to stay and play Tamar babe! Where was your head that day Tamar, He took your best and left You left it too late Too late Too late Too late Too late Ashes for your veil Ashes for your veil Veil of ashes Veil of ashes Veil of ashes
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I'm getting tired of walking up every floor I'm getting tired of waking up anymore But there's a hope now and there wasn't before I got no money and I got no time I fall down every mountain I try to climb But peace of heart is better than peace of mind I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh no You take one look at me and you wanna walk 'Cuz there's no good in me and I shouldn't talk But I've got everything though nothing at all I wasn't looking for what it was I found Myself standing on some holy ground I couldn't stand it and I had to sit down Wanted the impossible Looked for the impossible The impossible found me first I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh no I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh yeh I've got a bottom line Oh no
15.
Take back All those things you said When you were tired of living Hold on To the dreams we shared They were so easy to believe in Turn back From the way you're goin' It's a rocky road for sure Lift up your heart to heaven Dream this dream with me once more Do it for love Do it for love Tell me how to love you Let me know what I've been missing Don't walk out of this life again You've got me, You've got this love This world in your hand Do it for love Do it for love And I can see a time when we will dare to laugh At all these ghosts that haunt us Hey, that day we'll say we did it Did it for love
16.
Hey Na Na Hey Na Na There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms The moon blew through the valley Carried away the clouds The stars seem so much brighter this night Orion's belt is shinin' The big dipper's upside down Over us it's pourin' out it's light You slip your arms around me Draw me to your side The full moon's shinin' so clear Is that music in the distance? For a moment of time There is nowhere else but here There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms I could walk across the desert Build my own oasis Where the palm trees shade me from the sun I could swim across the ocean Find a desert island But your arms would always draw me back home There is nowhere else I'd rather be Than in your heart There is nowhere else I wanna be But in your eyes In your arms Hey Na Na Hey Na Na There is nowhere else I'd rather be There is nowhere else I wanna be
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She just can't cope with performance anxiety A figment of an imaginative society She's a tramp enamored by extravagance She will jump at the beat of a new romance What you gonna do with that problem girl What you gonna say when it starts to grow Is it mental, physical, moral or spiritual What you gonna say when it starts to show She regrets what she does But she knows that she can't change time She wants to go to heaven when she dies A victim of merciless self-scrutiny The captain and the sailor trapped in a mutiny What you gonna do with that problem girl What you gonna say when it starts to grow Is it mental, physical, moral or spiritual What you gonna say when it starts to show Tell them that it's genius trapped by a mediocre imagination Tell that that it's guilt trying to break out of innocence It's a grand ruse baby that can't be save by a sense of humor It's a lot of time put in and no worthwhile experience What you gonna do with that problem girl What you gonna say when it starts to grow Is it mental, physical, moral or spiritual What you gonna say when it starts to show
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Wheels of progress turn Spokes of passion burning Engines winding out Brakes are all but failing Dragging each other on motorized need I count this life of mine A worn out, old disguise A pale sienna sunset across a city sky Searching with electrified fingertips For that television living Change a channel Change your wife Trying to put color into black and white I count this life of mine A worn out, old disguise A pale sienna sunset across a city sky Eye unsatisfied with seeing Ear unsatisfied with hearing Hand unsatisfied with holding Mind unsatisfied with knowing Danger: radiation Egotistical fallout Explosions out of atoms Living out of dreams In the end the elements are nothing that we need I count this life of mine A worn out, old disguise A pale sienna sunset across a city sky
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Look long at your tomorrows Yesterday has left a clue There's but one door we can follow Check your pulse then walk on through Don't talk about the mountain Til you climb it's peak Don't talk about the holy book Til you hear it speak Don't talk about no foreign lands Til you walk their shore Don't talk about the other room Til you walk through the door Walk through the door
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If I'm walking in the dark You don't scare me Killer chasing me thru the park You don't scare me I could ride on a plane Losing all its engines Heading straight down the drain I don't care, I don't care I don't care, I don't care Cuz I know, no you don't You don't scare me Go for a drive and hit a rock You don't scare me Lightning bolt give me a lethal shock You don't scare me I could fall down the stairs Or get stabbed at the fair I won't fear, I won't fear I won't fear, I won't fear Cuz I know, that you don't You don't scare Why should I go the wrong way Down a one way street Against the Heat When in one moment you could Turn my up-to-date to obsolete And your indiscreet And you don't repeat And you're beat beat beat You're so beat Yea though I walk Through the valley Of your shadow so near I will fear no man I will fear no woman I will fear no pain I will fear no thing Cuz you don't No you don't scare me I'm gonna show you a mystery You'll be swallowed in victory Where's your stinger Where's your sting
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about

For several years it has been the desire of the 77s to perpetrate upon our adoring public an album consisting of all our unreleased demos, dead dogs, weak sisters, failed experiments and/or otherwise brilliant material (depending upon your point of view) which somehow or other never saw the light of day. After our idea was stolen right out from under us by R.E.M. (who scored the biggest-selling album of their career up to that point with Dead Letter Office) and other ‘prattle & scum’ers, we knew it was high time to grant amnesty internationally to these ‘lil MIAs and POWs once and for all.

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released March 13, 2012

SEVENTY SEVENS–STICKS AND STONES

PRODUCED BY MICHAEL ROE & STEVE GRIFFITH

MICHAEL ROE / voice, guitar
JAN ERIC / bass, voice
MARK TOOTLE / keyboard, guitar
AARON SMITH / more pounding & thrashing
ALSO FEATURING:
STEVE GRIFFITH / bass (The Loop), percussion (God Sends Quails) CHRIS HILLMAN / mandolin, vocal (The Lust)
MARK HARMON / bass (MT)
JAN CLEVERLY / piano (The Loop)
THE NURK SISTERS / vocals (Nowhere Else)

Recorded & Mixed by STEVE GRIFFITH & DARYL ZACHMAN at Exit / Sacramento, CA & The Music Annex / Menlo Park, CA

Mastered by KEVIN FROMER at EnergyGlass / Manhattan, IL

SEVENTY SEVENS –THIS IS THE WAY LOVE WAS

PRODUCED BY THE 77s

MICHAEL ROE / voice, guitar, harp
JAN ERIC / bass, voice, guitar
AARON SMITH / still more pounding & thrashing
MARK TOOTLE / voice, keyboard, guitar, bass, drum machine MARK PROCTOR / drums (Cross The City Sky, Walk Thru The Door)

1, 2, 6-11 recorded & mixed by SHALOM ABERLE
3, 4, 5 recorded & mixed by DARYL ZACHMAN
1 & 2 recorded at DK’s / San Luis Obispo, CA 1988
3, 4, 5 recorded at Exit / Sacramento, CA early 1980’s 6-11 recorded at Wild Blue Yonder / Fresno, CA 1988

Audio Restoration & Mastering by
KEVIN FROMER at EnergyGlass / Manhattan, IL

GEORGE HOLDEN / Art Direction & Design, 1990 MARC LUDENA / Art Direction & Design, 2012 JOHN WAGNER / Cover Photograph
LAUREEN JONES / Hair (cover)
CORRIE ESPOSITO / Makeup (cover) PAT JOHNSON / Studio Group Photos

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