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Anatomy of a Mix Tape

by Cherokee Starlight

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Disco Jesus 03:31
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The Horror 05:06
The Horror Music & Lyrics by Stavros Don't remake anymore good movies. Just re-release them into theaters, into theaters. A Nightmare on Elm Street -Should've left it alone. Halloween II -Should've left it alone. Arthur -Without Dudley Moore; eh! What a bore. The Day the Earth Stood Still -Yeah, with horror from how bad it sucked! Get Carter -You mean, get back with your whacked attack. Psycho -Estas Loco? How could they remake that! The Fog -So thick and lame. -Just watch John Carpenter's film again. The Haunting -Just sucked Child's Play -You don't fuck with the Chuck. -"Don't fuck with the Chuck!" Day of the Dead - More like, Day of the Don't! The Vanishing - I wish the remake would just go "Poof". -Okay, Byeeeee The Stepfather -(Groans) You're not my real, crazy step-dad flick. -I don't have to watch you! Friday, the 13th -But, whyyyyyyy??? -You murdered it. Fame -Famous for how bad it sucked. -ew, burn! The Wicker Man -Voted Worst Horror Remake -Ever! The Mummy -Just Stop! RoboCop -Just Stop! RollerBall -Just Stop! Total Recall -Just Stop! Godzilla -Just Stop! Conan, The Barbarian -GRRR! Don't even get me started! -Poor Jason Momoa. Poltergeist -You mean, the Polter-Heist! Footloose -Please tell they didn't... -Mhmm. -Bastards! Red Dawn No Swayze, No Way! Fright Night 1 & 2 -Ah..."You're killin' me, Smalls". Robin Hood -Just Stop! Amityville Horror -Please Stop! Bad News Bears -Fucken Stop! Overboard -Well, there's two hours of my life I'll never get back. City of Angels -Utter Crap. Jacob's Ladder -Climbing to nowhere. Evil Dead -Can we make it stop?!? Clash of the Titans -Dear God, is there even an original thought in Hollywood these days?! You mean, like... Bewitched? (Groans) Point Break -No. No More. The Longest Yard -Stop! Ghostbusters -(Gagging) Rocky Horror Picture Show -(Puking) -It wasn't astounding. Time Died. Flatliners -(Puking) Land of the Lost -It never ends! -The Horror. The Horror. ...Destroying my childhood; one scene at a time. -Make it stop; Just Stop! -Enough is Enough. ...You don't want to see the re-imagining of The Warriors? No. No, I don't.
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Lavender & Regret Music & Lyrics by Stavros She smells of lavender and regret When she looses the petals of her mind Lost like the key to her heart Away in the sunshine of her imbitteredness Awake in the afterglow of lies A smoking hole to the last cigarette No confusion as she drinks up each regret And lives through the pain of yesterday Away in the sunshine of her imbitteredness, imbitteredness Awake in the afterglow of lies! Stop before you crash On the hard bones of your lover Failing, failing each constant repose Away in the sunshine of her imbitteredness, imbitteredness Away in the sunshine of her imbitteredness, imbitteredness Awake in the afterglow of lies
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Cosmic Struggle Music & Lyrics by Stavros Two Ham Sandwiches On the edge of the Universe Cosmic lights flashing pursuit Chasing the Comet of Youth I run you down It's my Will It's my Will I run away Seek to fade From your gaze Hustlin' & Holdin' An enterprising neighbor You call me, "Hood." But I got the cosmic flavors Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! So, now we're tusslin' & fightin' Clawing up from the bottom Each atoms of stardust Clashing in a fury of lust To bring symmetry to a system of rust Calcifying Will & Eroding Trust I shoot at you To bring you down, Bring you down. I die in vain Another one slain, Another one slain. Round & Round & Round & Round & Round The Sun we go Friend, Family, Neighbor, or Foe The Justice of Life, is the Kindness to Grow Strongest Survive! Strongest Survive! Strongest Survive! Strongest Survive! Fuck all your kindness Your blindness, your hope The sappy society of Heavenly lights just can't cope With the violence of Nature, The impact of Change The Will of a galaxy to Evolve beyond it's game. Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin'. Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin'. Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin'. Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin' & Spinnin'; DJ! Strongest Survive! Strongest Survive! Strongest Survive! But you know This is how it goes Us. Them. No, No, No, No! It can... It can... Harvest Harmony Harvest Harmony Harvest Harmony Harvest Harmony
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A Complex Eternity AKA: Just Another Relationship Poem About Spirit Not a crucifix pin cushion or heart-crushed voodoo doll Not a victim of catastrophe swimming in a bondage of words eternity is only heard in silence felt in the quiet of bones A skin wrapped star burning with disobedient passion lighting its way through a waiting room of flesh Love not or Fear not give no quarter to be a slave to any illusion worth dancing with Can't defeat these demons while we're raising hell in the streets Can't bloom the flowers within waiting to rise without the sun of that star burning what the darkness can not comprehend Just because the heart can bear it all doesn't mean that it should The heart is a witness that there is more in this dream within a dream than what first appears More than what the divine bequeaths to its next incarnation Though wisdom is silent becoming wise is loud obnoxious and abusive in its beauty No matter how you cut it Spirit will conquer flesh regardless of how hard you beg for it to stop
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Shooting Star Music & Lyrics by Stavros You chasing out I ain't sore If you're dragging Be your own Shooting star Trouble with dreams They ain't always what they seem Hang on to the one That wont die, Fade, or hide Be your own Shooting Star You chasing out I ain't sore If you're dragging Be your own Shooting star Trouble with dreams They ain't always what they seem Ain't always what they seem Ain't always what they seem
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The Strange Case of Henry Lange Music & Lyrics by Stavros If you feel a deep well of pain Poking and prodding through every vein The world is sick But I am sane What's wrong with you They said to Henry Lange A prescription of eyes Drilling into my brain They said I was good But I'd never be the same A champion statistic A royal pain This is the strange case of Henry Lange Follow the red pill With a blue chaser pill Take all your meds So you will feel fulfilled A champion statistic Another human stain This is the strange case of Henry Lange yeah, yeah, yeah ://
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You Are Everything May all the wolves shudder by the dreams you are to behold. May all the earth quake under the soul of your step. Wake not from the moments when you become the fire that birthed the stars. Simply be the tranquil spark that created us all. Simply be the wonder that is you.
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JoJo Trucker 04:33
JoJo Trucker Music & Lyrics by Stavros JoJo's a Space Trucker from way out West Around Centaurus A or Sombrero, I guess She'll haul anything, smuggle your load Sneak past Galactic Police on the troll Can find her fuelin' on Mudder's Milk, Scumble at the Space Engine until she pukes But what really gets her nasty, a Segue 1 freak Is some Romulan Ale and Spice Melange' JoJo Trucker climb down from our high Can't live your dreams if you only ride to die JoJo Trucker climb down from our high Can't live your dreams if you only ride to die JoJo Trucker move along JoJo Trucker move along JoJo Trucker move along Killed a few fellas over the spicy brown Fleeing a warrant, she blew a hole through the town Debris and bodies in the vacuum of space Through the Tarantula Nebula on an epic chase JoJo Trucker climb down from our high Can't live your dreams if you only ride to die "We got her core signature. Shift it into hyperdrive." JoJo Trucker move along JoJo Trucker move along JoJo Trucker move along JoJo Trucker move along
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Lost to the Creeping Void Music & Lyrics by Stavros Desperate & all alone On the run & far from home Doin' what you can 'Cause it's better than why you ran But that man in the yard Choked you out & raped you twice What your family did wasn't right You were only looking for a break They never gave you the chance To find a home within their house. Oh, Angels cry for innocence Lost to the creeping void Daddy's comin' home Your shaken & all alone Thick hands for beating you So, you steal his gun & make him gone At last, you can rest But the Law doesn't see the scars The blind eye that set him free Is the same one that was the key But when they let him out they damned your soul 'Cause your house was never a home. Oh, Angels cry for innocence Lost to the creeping void Will this yelling ever stop Despite the words you're good enough But they drill it in your head So, you dream of death instead And they act so scared and shocked When you run the blade across your arm Never once do they see Their own vicious, vicious harm Four walls in a living hell Makes the grave a better sell Oh, Angels cry for innocence Lost to the creeping void
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Mudflap Shoes Music & Lyrics by Stavros 4 x 4. Pedal to the floor Goin' off road to have fun and explore Got big nappy tires, a comfy roll bar Beers in the cooler and girl who wont go far She's stacked like my tires; cherry to the max Hails from Kansas City, but left 'cause it was whacked She's rollin' up a blunt as we hit the mud Sprayin' the Cam, like Ron Jeremy's spud But the big block can take it; tuned like a champ Got Mopar shocks bouncin' like her butt Gettin' tossed around the cab, like a roll on the couch Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' LOL... You know it does Pull out my chains 'cause we done got stuck Buried in mud passed the fender walls She cracks open a beer and we hit the sun Kickin' back loungin'; 'cause that's how it's done Blast the stereo and Pass that Blunt! My buddy hooks the chains and steps up front Tires-a-Spinnin', chewin' up dirt A baptism of mud, but it don't hurt Pulls us clear to the distant rock shore Just kick off our boots, and do it some more Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' Mud Flies - Gears a Spinnin' LOL... She ain't got no mudflap shoes
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Galactic Report Alpha Music & Lyrics by Stavros JoJo rolled over and downed the remnants of last night's Romulan Ale. Slapped the hairy ass of the guy next to her and said, "Get the fuck out." Showered, dressed; she made her way to Space Dock. Hanger 18. When she saw two Galactic Officers eyeing her ride; she couldn't have that! "No bounty for you boys," she grumbled. Tearing the panel off the entrance hatch. Hitting the button on her Nav-Grav boots, she flipped the switch and laughed As everyone standing on the dock drifted into the air, Bewildered looks aghast on their faces as the oxygen waved bye-bye, And they floated out to space.
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Mr. Obscene 05:06
Mr. Obscene Music & Lyrics by Stavros You got nothing on me A self-hating, obsessed disease Oozing all over the place Like a swift kick in the teeth I break my peace At least, I know the cure For this damned soul Now, it's coming undone The thin veil of what I am A charlatan in search of love That I can't give myself Do you think it too obscene If you cosplay my dream And get down on all fours Take it 'til I can't feel anymore Just a shade of Mr. Obscene Fucked into a state of Bliss But it's the twist The drug of my choice And your flesh is the price tonight
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This is the End Music & Lyrics by Stavros And now, this is the end To this side of the CD Put in the next one, or don't You could just fuck off!
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SST 07:18
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Political Message 101 Music & Lyrics by Stavros No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies! No More Lies!
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Galactic Report Beta Music & Lyrics by Stavros She climbed off him and saw it. A whole row of 'em. Port side too. Parameters sensors didn't trigger. She'd been hacked. Was it the lovely Altürian boy at her side? Tentacles are fun, but not at a price. "We have you surrounded," the radio crackled. "Give it up. We're taking you in. Dead or alive makes no difference to us." No time to deal with him then. She was in a pickle. A tight spot. He'd show his true color soon enough, And I'm not talking about his purple spots. Naked, she wiggled her way to the console and hit the fail safe. A sonic pulse emanated from her ship like a wave, As missiles fired in every direction. She was gonna ride that wave, like a sea of fire and debris, As she high-tailed it outta there. At least, she grinned, that was the plan. Except plans, they say, just make God laugh. All two million of 'em. In silent cacophony, her view sparkled like lava as each blip that was a ship Ignited and she fired up the engine's core.
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Funky Women Rule The World Music & Lyrics by Stavros Funky Women Rule The World Funky Women Rule The World Funky Women Rule The World Funky Women Rule The World Oh God, yeah! Funky Women Rule The World Oh, yea-yeah! Funky Women Rule The World Hey, Hey ,Hey! Funky Women Rule The World Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. Yes we do. They rule the world Funky Women Funky Women Funky Women Funky Women We Rule The World Funky Women We Rule The World Funky Women We Rule The World Funky Women They Rule The World Yes we do. Hey, Hey, Hey! Funky Women, Funky Women They Rule The World Yes we do. Yes we do. We Rule The World! Ooh, yea-yeah! All You Women...You Wanna Get Funky? Yeah! We Wanna Get Funky All My Women...Do You Wanna Get Funky? Yeah! We Wanna Get Funky All you Women...Do you Wanna Get Funky? Yeah! Really, Really Funky Yeah, yeah, yeah! Let's get Funkin, Funkin' Funky, Yeah! Funky. Funky Women Rule The World We Rule The World Funky. Funky. Funky. Funky Women Rule The World We Rule The World Funky. Funky, Funky Women Funky Women Rule The World We Rule The World Yes We Do! Funky. Funky, Funky Women Funky Women Rule The World We Rule The World Yes We Do. Yes We Funky; yeah, yea-yeah! We Rule The World Yes We Do. Yes We Do. Funky Women...Mmmmm Respect Funky Women Rule This World Yes we do. Yes we do. Funky Women... Respect Rule The World Rule The World
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Tears of the Moon Colliding in the atmosphere, like two lovers on a train. Hurling through space; predestined to meet for millions years. The encounter was brief, yet meaningful. An eruption of passion That shattered both into pieces, and gave birth. Torn from the other, ripped away, a shard of longing, moving at an equinoctial distance, the Moon awoke to isolation and loneliness. Unable to reach her. Pulled from their great embrace. Unable to feed from her garden any longer. Unable to return to the rock from which it came; a splinter of its former self, and a glory that it did not know yet. Bound to look at her. Never to touch, or hold her ever again. Spiraling further from all it had ever known, ever been, ever sought to be, the Moon awoke with a great sadness pulling at its heart. She tried to hold him. She tired to pull him to her bosom again; tried to keep him all to herself, tried to remain whole, but he was leaving. He was gone, gone, gone, rising through the dust-filled atmosphere. So, she did the only thing that she could do... She let him go. But there in the void, growing between them, distance spread out as time passes, they found a way. He would take his orbit, and she would hold him there - breath within breath, each circling the other, holding on to the invisible strands of the universe, like a rope swing tied to a tree. Holding on to the invisible strands of love. Kismet lovers unable to touch; unable to caress one another in the sun's naked light. And for a time, this helped, but it was never enough. Sadness drew upon their separation and clung to their ethereal heels; And the Moon wept. He cried at having lost her. Only to gaze upon her beauty from afar. It was unbearable. Tears rolled down his cheeks, forming rivers through the tumbling slopes of her mountains. They filled her valleys with moist longing. Desperate to touch; he cried all day and all night, nourishing her deep crevices until wondrous oceans lapped at the curves of her sides. Water swelled all around her, and though she felt as if she would drown by his tears, she did not. All the green places took on more life. They grew more vibrant. Lush with trees, forests swept across the landscape where once only barren rock had been. His tears had made her beauty more radiant, more lovely, more complete in his eyes. She took on a new shape, and he gazed at the wonder of her majestic nature! Then he noticed something. In the waves that touched her shorelines. In the rippling waters that defined the lion's share of her essence, he looked at her, and he saw himself. Cascading across her flesh in a landslide of light, his reflection was touching her. Caressing her. Holding her. They were finally together again. But it wasn't fated to last. It was only at night, and for just a brief time, when the stars kissed the sky; they could be together. Between the moments when the bright eye of the sun erased their touch, destroyed their union, magnified their distance in his glorious brilliance. It was at night. Oh, blessed night! Wrapped in a velvet blanket, she found him wanting her. She laid bare her water. Those wet, undulating, diamond oceans that he had given to her, so long ago. She found him, wanting. Gently holding her in his magnificent reflection until dawn. Bathing her in his light fingers. His radiant touch. And soon it became enough. Not to have, but to hold. To admire, and keep her steady in his orbit, As she kept him in hers. After all, they had been through with one another They had each finally found the other. They found a way to simply, and truly, Love.
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Epidemic 03:19
Epidemic Music & Lyrics by Stavros I'm sorry to the mothers of lost sons I'm sorry says the bullet to the gun Piggies on the hunt for blackie tonight Piggies on the hunt for hoods or dressed tight And when Piggies on the hunt blood gets in his sight It ain't right But Piggies on the hunt Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Goodnight Piggies on the hunt for blackie tonight Piggies on the hunt for hoods or dressed tight And when Piggies on the hunt blood gets in his sight It ain't right But Piggies on the hunt tonight
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Sharp Knife 03:51
Sharp Knife Music & Lyrics by Stavros One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. White men lied through the skein of his teeth Didn't care about his treaties or keeping the peace It never mattered how hard you adopted his ways The color of your skin only numbered your days An endless trail of tears to separate You from the land that he eyed to take. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. From endless days across this land The same tale unfolds against man against man To put one up and keep one down Is a wicked way to live out our own fates As we cut our flesh to eradicate One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours. One day your head must bow As low as ours. As low as ours.
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Feels Like Rape Music & Lyrics by Stavros Forced to take you down High On Your emissary, your fiend High On Floating down the drain High On A shifty, fractured brain High On Pumping through my veins High On The same old shit again High On Heels, like a spike Dig in close, like a knife Not the scene I want to taste It's too obscene; feels like rape High On Breaking all my rules High On So I can ride again High On Behind the velvet walls High On Each moment starts to claw High On And I become the tool High On Slipping like a spool High On Heels, like a spike Dig in close, like a knife Not the scene I want to taste It's too obscene; feels like rape Feels like Of my own mistakes Feels like Of my own mistakes Feels like Of my own Feels like Of my own Feels like Of my own mistakes
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Galactic Report Omega Music & Lyrics by Stavros I saw a Xambūgi castrate his own mother for a spike of the brown. Nasty business. Especially for a comet-hopper like JoJo. Heard she shot up the Hernandeski Cartel, instead of delivering the load, Just to keep the cargo. No loyalty to the Smuggler's Code, I guess. (An explosion in the background) "What do you know about it? You Crocadillio Spud-Pumper!" Huh?! "Spreading this shit." C'mon now, wait... "LIES!" This, this is... a... This is just a... "Broadcast This!" Hey? No. This is just... (Laser Shots Fired) (A gurgling death rattle) (JoJo hums a tune as she leaves) Shit...
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Hole in the Sky Music & Lyrics by Stavros Don't really like the way that you treat me. Don't really like the things that you say. Put me down without thinking in an instant. Shut me down if I've got something to say. Got your own mind on the way that you see me. It's like looking through a hole in the sky with a gun. With a gun. With a gun. Hole in the Sky. Hole in the Sky with a Gun. This is where I say, "adieu", to you. "Thank you, adieu, adieu."
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No. 9 with a Bullet This is the last groove on the album We're gonna bring everybody in One at a time, like a conga line at a cheesy discothèque The girls are gonna sing for you Something sweet and melodious Something that dips way, way back (Hey Ladies!) As the DJ spins an ethereal dream with nibble fingers caressing the record, sampling the mood I want you to fall into the groove of the vinyl, dig way down into it, where the cracks and thistle loom above you like giants We are just getting started now Warming up to unleash... Hold on... Wait a minute... (What Time is it?) I gotta... Taken from the Billboard Music Charts where a tiny red bullet was placed next to songs of potential climbers. This figure of speech associates the subject within the list and how it ascends rapidly or is overwhelmingly dominant. Crash & Burn you gotta take that turn. Little bit too fast. That's the chance you gotta take. make when you gotta make. Peddle on the gas. C'mon Boys, ya go for a ride. Though used in the general lexicon and appearing in a popular movie in 1987, as well as an episode of 21 Jump Street, the term achieved widespread usage after 2001's release of High Fidelity. Fall Out Boy used the term in 2003 in their song Goin' Down; and in 2004, Actress Rachel Bilson was #58 on the Maxim Hot 100 list, But came in at #6 the following year. You go crazy. Well, I ain't any different. Then the way I used to be. That crash & burn. You gotta take that turn. A little bit too fast. That chance to make when you've gone to make. Little pedal...on the gas. Little pedal on the gas. Of the song whose sample I nicked, John Lennon was reported as saying that he was trying to paint a picture of a Revolution using sound. Though no sound is associated to the phrase that accompanies the charting of audio art, I have often heard the ricochet of a six shooter from an old Western Film, rolling around in my head. Okay, here we go Everybody's in now Everybody's in. Think it's time to finally get this party started

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A mix tape was the thing! Putting one together got you in touch, and in charge, of the music. It forged destiny. It made bonds between those far out sounds and your soul! Giving a mix tape to a girl you fancied was a map to your heart, your mind, and the exploration of love that you hoped to share together.

Now, mix tapes are a thing of the past; replaced, to a lesser degree, with a Playlist. They've transcended the veil to memory and icon. But the dream one placed in a mix tape and the potential it once held in your hands, and the hands of the one you loved was magical.

So, no need to flip the cassette on this double CD collection of Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, & Spoken Word, just set your sights for outer space and let this cosmic rendition of a good time sink into your soul!

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released February 23, 2022

All Songs Written and Performed by Stavros
Stavros - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Loops, & Vox

ADDITIONAL MUSICAL SUPPORT:
Lisa "Classical Heathen" Donald - Cello
Mary Stockton-Johnson - Vocals, & Backing Vocals
Rachel Ross - Vocals, & Backing Vocals
Judi Romero - Backing Vocals
Samantha Klotz - Backing Vocals
Amy Sedillo - Backing Vocals
Elena Gonzales - Backing Vocals
Story Cockrell - Backing Vocals
Xavier Cowell - Backing Vocals
Charlie "Chaz" Sutter - Drums
DJ Wae Fonkey - Turntables

Samples from: Shake Your Groove Thing: 1978; Peaches & Herb; Polydor. Dancing Queen: 1976; Abba; Atlantic Records. Get Down Tonight: 1975; KC & The Sunshine Band; T.K. Records. Child's Play 3: 1991; Universal Pictures. Tasty Pudding: 1953; Miles Davis. Apollo 13 Audio: 1970; NASA. The 2000 Pound Bee, prt 1: 1962; The Ventures; Liberty Records. Revolution 9: 1968; John Lennon & Paul McCartney; Apple Records. Hey Ladies: 1989; Beastie Boys; Capital Records. News Reports gathered from various outlets online.

Mastered at Rio Grande Studios
Majestic Pigeon Records
Copyright2022 Stavros

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Cherokee Starlight Albuquerque, New Mexico

Music is! It's the language of my heart, my mind, and Spirit. It is the language of our Earth, the stars; it is life. Every vibration that moves within us, around us, and through us, can be heard, felt, and played. I play with the sounds of Folk, Rock, Punk, Funk, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Jazz to explore the journey of this odd flesh suitcase traveling down this organic ghetto. ... more

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