Swing Swang Swung

by Ensemble Formidable

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I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! Got no time, got no patience Gotta swing to win for all occasions What you doing with your groove thing, your mood ring, ya blues groove swing? Doowop doowop it's a scat attack! It's vocal not fecal now you lack some tact You got your foot thumping too Jazz tap, it's swing swang swung to be exact I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! Industrial chook, Mum what's for dinner? Melodies and beats jazz bass critiques Back in the 50s with the singers and swingers Now millennials pop pills and get thinner So sing, sing, sing Drop the bass, upset the pace And swing, swing, swing Take a backseat, great Gatsby I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing! I don't want to live my life if I don't have enough - of what? - of swing!
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Fit In 03:53
Another day, another sin You can catch the mood I’m in Just close your eyes and block your ears Cos those we like should fit a mould And those we don’t like should be told that they’re not welcome here, until they hear: So if you’re like us You might find that you like us And if you’re not you’ll have to fight us What are you waiting for? And if you’re not us It’s you who’s got the problem not us We’ll be banging down your door What are you waiting for? They should be happy as our wives Instead of wanting separate lives Where will the babies go, we don’t know Cos we can’t match the female state So we’ll just drown them out with hate Our daughters hopes and dreams, it’s obscene So if you’re like us You might find that you like us And if you’re not you’ll have to fight us What are you waiting for? And if you’re not us It’s you who’s got the problem not us We’ll be banging down your door What are you waiting for?
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Industrial Chook locked in a cage, cooped up so long, gets filled with rage It bulges her eye, it sharpens her beak, it floods her brain, it makes her weak Now delirious power drips in her eye, she’s a beast maximised, beak in the sky With alien intelligence she brings the pain, this injustice has mutated her DNA Industrial Chook locked in a cage Cooped up so long, gets filled with rage Woke up one day and went berserk Her war cry: bok bok bok bergerk! The mutation travels through her cells, expressing the rage she felt in her cell There’s no punches pulled, no victim spared The warpath is littered with feathers and hair Humanity failed her, took her babies away, broke her beak and her wings and locked her up in a cage Now humans are the ones that are out for the pickin’ cos Industrial Chook is now a free range chicken! Industrial Chook locked in a cage Cooped up so long, gets filled with rage Woke up one day and went berserk Her war cry: bok bok bok bergerk!

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released January 3, 2014

Recorded and mixed by Dan Carroll at Rada Studio
Mastered by James Newhouse at Real 2 Reel Studio
Thanks to Owen for the synth
Graphic design by George Cooke

Ensemble Formidable:
Laura Bishop - vocals, violin
Romain Guéry - lead guitar
Karri Harper-Meredith - trombone, samples
Kaprou Lea - saxophone
Richard Watson - accordion, synth
Maisie Glen - rhythm guitar
Ellen Paynter - double bass
Shaun Cowe - drums

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Ensemble Formidable Fremantle, Australia

Sounding like Django doing the charleston with Beyonce at a 1940’s Parisian rave, the 10-piece Ensemble Formidable is a fully live dancefloor doof-device featuring horns, strings, accordion, drums, electrojunk and synth. Barely squeezing onto stage, the chicken-driven machine brings you a rickety wall of sound made from factory-floor sweepings of swing, dubstep, klezmer, manouche, dub and tango. ... more

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