popartglory

by The Jasmine Minks

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about

popartglory was lovingly crafted by the jasmine minks from original songs written by wattie duncan and jim shepherd

these songs were realised in a brief few weeks from a blur of emails, riffs and lyrics sent back and forth, the original demos were added to by a talented set of musicians, collectively known as the jasmine minks

credits

released April 13, 2015

wattie duncan - strategies, guitars, vocals
kenny hossick - piano, organ, synths, vocals
tom reid - drums, vocals, whistling
jim shepherd - vocals, guitars, bass, programming, production

interludes taken from piezoelectric unit's 'galactic radio noise' excerpt from blackwater-side (an old traditional folk tune) used on freefall, traditionallly sung and arranged by sandra shepherd.

additional musicians:
martin keena - bass on freefall, bloored ccr, keepin hold of you, angel
jah budgie - vocal on popartglory
sandra shepherd - vocal on freefall
gemma shepherd - vocal on redsky
kizzy and granny gilchrist - laughing on redsky
tommy sheridan - vocal on daddy dog

the album was recorded mostly at our homes in dunoon and newtonhill, scotland with additional recording and mixing done at the foundry, glasgow, engineered by sag

mastered at soundmastering, london by nick robins

cover design el graphic

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The Jasmine Minks Scotland, UK

Hailing originally from Scotland, the Jasmine Minks were the first band signed to Alan McGee's Creation records.

If you like your music to be proud, polemic and thought provoking then the Jasmine Minks are for you.

Now, over 30 years since they first formed, the Jasmine Minks still bring new tunes to you here whilst also offering some harder to access tunes from the past - we hope you enjoy!
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Track Name: popartglory
everywhere I go
it doesn't seem to show,
that this faith I have in you
gets stronger.

strangers talk in trains
about kids injecting their veins
but what practical difference
does this make?

class culture strains
our politics and aims
destroying our imaginations
gender, class and race underlining our conviction,

to shout out with truthful expression!

i can see into your eyes and their tired
your sensual smile surrounds me
you’re in everything I know
i need to get inside your head,

feed my mind on your soul......

this is not some game
where real life feeling
gets lost in some hyped-up, hyped-up name

make democratic art
through aesthetic, aesthetic,
aesthetic and political interaction.

raised consciousness brings gain
blissful ignorance stores pain,
strengthening solidarity, hastens change.

resolve ourselves, reflect in natural, natural glory.

i can see into your eyes and their tired,
your sensual smile surrounds me
you’re in everything I know,
i need to get inside your head

feed my mind on your soul....
Track Name: 3 B 4 8
Hey boy just dance, dance, dance, dance

I’m beginning to see things clearly
Putting things into the light
Driving with full beams on
And there’s never a doubt in my mind

And if I had the chance to
Change anything I wouldn’t
Not that I’m afraid of change
I just let things happen anyway

With a smile and a laugh
You can change anything they say
Throw out the signals to all
But you give out much, much more

But I’m not like you
I have darkness and deep, deep thoughts
And my smiles are a paean to the other side of me
As important as what it was then

So as we let each other go
Go our own ways and now
We are parallel in our paths
So don’t worry, don’t worry no more

I carry you on my back
I carry you on my back
I carry you on my back
I carry me, me, me, me, me

I have twice the load as usual
My thoughts my strength, my thoughts
Go to lifting us both
It’s not easy, it’s not easy to go anywhere

I can smile for both of us
But I frown for two….
Track Name: soul children
A silence more meaningful in a troubled mind
Suggesting deep thoughts never giving in
A murder waiting to happen as the boats go by

Fish jump out to see us but we don’t look
The greens turn to brown
The hills get steeper as we go

As we grow in stature
We face the events to come
The future offers us nothing we can’t see
The real enemy is now
The joy is the past

Where we live and delve
Into a mine of pictures, moods and snippets
Altering as we please
We wait as the tide changes

Waiting and thinking
Waiting and thinking

Hanging onto realness
Looking faraway
Ignoring what surrounds
What surrounds us
What surrounds

When the moon gets full
And the sun rises
The cycle will start all over again
It’ll start again
Track Name: daddy dog
"No more bosses versus workers. We are on the same side, the same team." Tony Blair, Labour Party Conference, Blackpool 1996

"We knock in our pan's and they don't give a damn, no they don't"

The 70's strikers sang, and from civil disobedience sprang a collective stand, Forcing change in many lands.

But the 80's broke the united vote and trade unionism died a death. Margaret Thatcher's attacks on the working class, damaged solidarity, It split brother, sister, kith and kin.

Divide and Conquer was her basic rule, utilising greed to capture votes. Our civil rights got choked, eroding both collective and individual hope, Impacting deep despair and suffering.

Now the 21st century's here, it's blatantly clear, we're under multinational control. This makes them happy to see because they require us to be, Dysfunctional disordered and still torn apart.

We must strive to fight for given rights because true identity allows us insight. They don't want the people to be, they don't want the masses to see that, Controlled and justified anger gives us proles strengthened might.

We must come together, now as never before, stand up proud and act as one. Don't be put down, trampled to the ground, just don't take it anymore, Network together, cooperate, and sustain in unified cohesion.

Self-emancipation is the explanation for the battle against capitalisation. Conviction to individual liberation will defeat racism, sexism, humiliation, We have to help those that need.

Our rallying cry is clear: Stand up and be counted!
Track Name: freefall
Boo boo the letter is out
The numbers are waiting still in the bag
A fire has been lit
To burn up the bits
They refused to resist

My yellow toy has grown tired and she smells
Of stale bread and wine and yesterday’s times

Shoo shoo the effort has gone
The engine is off and I’m coasting along
A yard of ale is here
With a glass of absinthe to bring up the rear

My bed has grown mould where the covers don’t move
My aim is direct and my head is confused

True true the buildings are down
The brickwork collapsed and it fell in my arms
The books they keep rolling down
Entering places you just couldn't dream (of)

A mixture of kids and a scream and a yell
Now they’re gone, where they go I never can tell

Viner-a-go
Viner-a-go
Viner-a-go
Viner-a-go

Here we go
Balling on a go
Falling on the ice
And too much sun

Too much sun
Too much sun….
Track Name: midnight and i
Midnight and I'm alright
I've made some time
to modify my mind.

Yesterday, I cut my hand,
and the wound inflamed bad thoughts
sent them running round my head.

But what is past is absent
and what I hope for gone
and this is the hour
in which I am, In which I am.

I'll never underestimate,
the importance of what you gave,
you taught me not to hate

I get so tired of thinking
conclusion's such an obvious place
and it is to you , I venerate.....

I venerate.

If I climb the highest wall
and I can clearly see for miles and miles
then I'll truly understand

That what is past is absent
and what I hope for gone
and this is the hour
in which I am, In which I am.
Track Name: bloored ccr
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna

Yeah, Ooooooh
Yeah, Ooooooh
Ooooooh Woooaaah
Track Name: running ahead
I can’t agree with myself from one minute to the next
I have a rich vein of wisdom
I just don’t know how to tap it
If the conditions were right and you stuck a mic in front of me
You may get more than you bargained for

A hoodlum with a bug and a choice few words
A light-headed feeling when the ideas can’t flow
A confusing jumble of stupid thoughts
Held together by chaos and love

A terrible mess it seems to me
For all I know you understand what I mean
The rules are there for you to follow
But my mind is lazy and crazy and hazy
Firing and jumping, never mis-timing
Still running ahead, still running ahead
Track Name: on a saturday
An elephant rhyme
Birds breaking in time
Several trips on a stone
With a mobile phone
Another wasted view
Anatomy of new

Everyday diction used
Trampled from dis-use
Telefink on a platter of
Pearl plums on a Saturday

Never use a rubber when it’s coming at you

A steep hillside walk
Pidgin Spanish talk
Movements from below
Smiles from above
A boy from another age
Wild things on a page

Another windy planet
Pink from the sun
I hurt from the shove
Gotta let you know
The reasons you did
Let me walk home alone
With my bird and my stone
With my bird and my stone

Qualified to do a job
A Regal packet of fags
Would surprise anyone

A mite of a lad
Fighting in a bag
All this going on
On a Saturday

On a Saturday
Track Name: ken's korubo
(Instrumental)
Track Name: keepin hold of you
Looking back it’s plain to see
The different paths we’d take
And in our different lands
We made our plans
To go for make or break

I went for power and glory
You just stayed the same
Now the years have passed
And I still call your name

The seeds of time can change a man
Yet I still feel the same
And in my different land
I make my plans
To see your face again

I went for power and glory
You just stayed the same
Now the years have passed
And I still call your name

I thought I’d got
What I was after
Now I know it’s not true
I still recall your smiles and laughter
There was nothing sweeter than the love I knew

I went for power and glory
You just stayed the same
Now the years have passed
And I still call your name
Track Name: angel
I can clear massive hurdles
Since you delivered my into the light
Silent darkness gone forever
Pure love shining bright

I gladly placed my trust in you
Banished bad thoughts behind
I know that you always look out for me
Your perfect picture fills my mind

There’s no point in feeling lost or lonely
No room for emptiness in my heart
Your simplistic beauty makes me act stronger
We are together, we will never be apart

I everlastingly hold you close my angel
If I could only once whisper in your ear
Tell you that you’ve never left me
When I close my eyes I know you’re near

I can clear massive hurdles
Since you delivered my into the light
Silent darkness gone forever
Pure love shining bright

I gladly placed my trust in you
Banished bad thoughts behind
I know that you always look out for me
Your perfect picture fills my mind

And when the moment comes that I need you
I’ll call your name when the time is right
Help me cross that final hurdle
So our stars will eternally burn bright
Track Name: 2001 a minks odyssey
(instrumental)
Track Name: redsky
nothing is left,
nothing is here,
nothing is sacred,
nothing is REAL