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Jesus Was A Carpenter

from Vertical Learning Curve by Cancel The Astronauts

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Sorry for the long delay. I have literally 15 killer tracks ready to be demoed (demo'd?).Seriously, 15 future number 1 hits in the bag, in the can, on the tape, locked and loaded, primed and ready to pump, but I have been very busy with work. I'm not showing off, my job is boring and badly paid. I am in Scotland for a week and have borrowed a guitar off my very good friend Chris McGill*. Diehard CTA geeks will know that Chris was a founding member of Morley Street- a proto-CTA band from Kilmarnock- and a fine songwriter in his own right. After writing the song 'Little Angels' (widely regarded as his masterpiece) Chris decided he had nothing left to say and hung up his twelve string seemingly for good. He has started playing again and was kind enough to let me borrow his new axe. Thanks Chris! Unfortunately while re-tuning his guitar the high E broke and I can't buy a new one, so the next few demos will all be recorded with just 5 strings. Sorry Chris!

I'm pretty sure there is already a song called Jesus Was A Carpenter, but I can guarantee you that the lyrics to my song are better. This song is finished in my head. I can hear the backing vocals, guitar lines and percussion, piano and Wurly: it's all there. But this is just the little demo version so, like me, you'll just have to imagine those bits. Still, it has a pretty melody and I like this song very much, despite the lacklustre clapping on it. Enjoy!

*Incidentally, Chris McGill sings lead vocals on an early proto-CTA song, 'Honey Red, Honey Blue', still the greatest song I've ever written and Kieran's best guitar line.


from Vertical Learning Curve, released June 13, 2020


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