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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:05 PM
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Liar Liar by the Castaways
"Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire

Ask me, baby, why i'm sad
You been out all night, know you been bad
Dont tell me different, know its a lie
Come kill me, honey, see how I cry

Why must you hurt me, do what you do
Listen here, girl, cant you see I love you
Make a little effort, try to be true
I'll be happy, not so blue

Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire

If you keep on tellin me those lies
Still goin out with other guys
Therell come a day Ill be gone
Take my advice, wont be long

When that day comes, wont be mad
Be free of you, but i'll still be sad
In spite of your cheatin, still love you so
I'll be unhappy if I let you go

Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire"


This punk style son first surfaced a couple of weeks shy of 39 years ago. The guy doing the Liar Liar... verses had this evil sassy childlike falsetto and right before a short instrumental part of the song he lets out this blood curdling scream.

The Castaways I think was a Minnesota garage band. I heard the son for the first time in a while and it still sounds very cool. Blondie did a version of the song but it was much tamer than the original.

I will be thinking of this song a lot in the coming weeks every time bushco opens up their unscrupulous mouths.

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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:08 PM
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1. I'd say it was more psychedelic and garagey than punk
But then the labels are pretty relative anyway. It's a neat song, though. :D
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:12 PM
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2. It probably doesn't fit just one category
It has the punk like anger but is psychedelic and surreal as well.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:14 PM
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3. If you like that song, you'd love the band The Lyres from Boston
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 08:14 PM by RationalRose
one of the best garage bands ever. Their best album is "On Fyre" which is now impossible to get.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:30 PM
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5. I love the Lyres
And I would add DMZ to this recommendation as well. All hail Jeff "Monoman" Connolly! :thumbsup:
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:35 PM
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8. Jeff's a psycho but he is a genius
they were my favorite band to go out and dance to as a youngin'.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:36 PM
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9. I never had the chance to see them
being as though I'm all the way across the country. But I have all their albums. :D
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:48 PM
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10. They still play out here in Boston
I haven't seen them in years. I saw DMZ also (I was 13 and they played a local street fair). there were some great Boston bands back in the 70s-80s. There is a great compilation CD, if you can get it used, put out by Rhino:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=A8srsa9qgy...
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:53 PM
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11. Oh, I've got that - it's great
I'm also a huge Real Kids and Mission of Burma fan. :hi:
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:33 PM
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12. Cool-I know them all
I spent waaaay too much time at the Rat and other punk clubs as a teenager!
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:31 PM
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6. Jeff "Monoman" Conolly! Genius!
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:24 PM
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4. Fire the liar.
The entire world knows that Bush is the most compulsive and incessant liar in the history of American politics.

There is no subject so somber, serious, or shallow that Bush will not lie about it. The only other option is not to lie. And that apparently is something Bush can not do.

For example:

Bush says he fell off his bicycle because of the heavy rains and he watched on television on the morning of 9/11 as the first plane hit the first WTC tower and John McCain has an illegitimate Negro daughter and Bush would veto McCain-Feingold and the yawning boy was not there and was not yawning and besides he was standing some place else and Richard Clarke had complete access to Bush and Rice which proves that Clarke was out of the loop which is Clinton's fault but the White House revealed that Clarke briefed the press on background about Bush fighting terrorism which means that unnamed White House sources may not be identified even when Bush wants to and everyone except Bush himself knows where he was during his National Guard service but it was Clinton's fault that Bush did not show up for duty which was after Bush volunteered to go to Viet Nam but before he was no longer required to take a flight physical and about the same time that God ordered him to smite Saddam because the 70 lines of embryonic stem cells and more arsenic in the water and more mercury in the air prove that republican science is better than sound science and the Bush administration did not illegally conspire to illegally reveal the identity of a covert CIA operative which resulted in 2 million new jobs being created because democrats support terrorism and are not good Americans just as the Jews were not good Germans which is why Bush said he would veto the creation of both the Department of Homeland Security and the 9/11 Commission but now claims credit for their creation and the White House is cooperating with the 9/11 Commission which is why the White House withheld documents and called the republicans on the Commission before Clarke testified and why the White House is not coordinating the attacks on the integrity and bipartisanship of the Commission and why Bush and Cheney negotiated with the Commission that the two of them would testfy one time only but never again since the dental xrays prove that Bush spoke with the CIA director everyday and did not ignore either the repeated warnings of the dangers of al Qaeda and Osama or the August 2001 intelligence briefing specifically warning of the upcoming 9/11 attacks because the United States is a nation with a mission and that mission is to bring freedom to every single person in the world which will cut the deficit in half if you do not count those parts of the deficit which will increase under Bush which is Clinton's fault but the boxes from China were labeled "Made in USA" which resulted in 2.6 million new jobs being created even though the $400 billion Medicare prescription drug decorative turkey was not labeled $550 billion and was passed without bribery or criminal deception and was not criminally promoted by the Bush administration using taxpayers' money for propaganda purposes which proves that government spending under Bush has gone down if you do not count the increased government spending under Bush which is Clinton's fault just as acts of terrorism have decreased since 9/11 if you do not count the increase in the number of acts of terrorism and Bush's plane to Baghdad was spotted because before Saddam bought the uranium and became an "urgent" but not an imminent threat which is Clinton's fault Bush had no plans on his desk to invade Iraq since the invasion was not planned before Bush took office even though it was the subject of his first national security council meeting in February 2001 and in December 2001 when plans for the invasion were being finalized Bush said he was focused on the military operations in Afghanistan and then the Carrier Costume Party was too far offshore for the Navy to make a large enough "Mission Accomplished" banner to describe the WMD we have found in Iraq some of which Saddam was giving to Osama for following Saddam's plans and using Iraqi hijackers on 9/11 which is Clinton's fault but everyone who pays income taxes got a tax cut which created 3 million new jobs and allowed Iraqi oil revenue to pay for the cost of the reconstruction of Iraq after the invasion by a small number of troops who would be greeted with floral program related activities except for the dead and wounded troops who are being brought home secretly which is Clinton's fault since Bush is the one who hugs the mothers and the widows and the wives and the kids and since Bush does not watch television news he did not know about the republican torture pranks occurring in Iraq until he saw the pictures while watching television news and that is why Bush who will use the jawbone of an ass to force OPEC to open the spigots and who is responsible for good economic numbers but not bad economic numbers which are Clinton's fault wrote the poem that he did not write blaming Laura for dropping the dog.

Ridiculing Bush for his compulsive and incessant lying needs to become common.

FIRE THE LIAR




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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:32 PM
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7. For a Bush theme, check out the Hives' "See the Idiot Walk."
Their new single. Great stuff.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:05 PM
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13. Wasn't that song
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 10:07 PM by mahatmakanejeeves
on the terrific album "Nuggets," compiled by Lenny Kaye?

Google for nuggets lenny kaye

If that's the sort of stuff you like, you might want to give a listen to the weekly radio show Little Steven's Underground Garage. Little Steven just loves those old garage band tunes.

Little Steven

In fact, I was so inspired by your post that I just turned on my radio to Annapolis's WRNR, which is broadcasting "Little Steven's Underground Garage" at this very moment.

Let's do another search, this time for nuggets original artyfacts.

I don't have the Elektra pressing. Rather, mine is the Sire re-release. This is the cover of the original album.

Wikipedia's article on Nuggets.

You know, there was good music coming from Texas back then. Yes, I'm thinking of The 13th Floor Elevators.

>>
The band had their only US hit, "You're Gonna Miss Me", early in their career. In 1966, came the band's first and most popular album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, which marked the first appearance of the word "psychedelic" in an album title.
<<

WRNR is hard to get here in northern Virginia, but it's worth the effort.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:25 PM
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14. I loved that song when it was out.
I think I was about 10 at the time. I'm not making a disparaging remark by saying that; I still like the song.
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