Bring Back The Real Don Steele

by Mr. Smolin

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Boss Radio 05:47
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Hobo Kelly 00:16
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Mojave 04:33
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Avon Calling 03:45
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I don't want to leave Mar Vista Worse off than I found it I'll take the leap of least resistance Prometheus unbounded There is no view of the ocean Anywhere around here Landscape void of mood or motion West L.A. the backyard frontier Mar Vista emblazoned with malaise Dr. Demento the soundtrack of our days We'll throw a party a barbecue in hell Still be a wasteland But we'll be too wasted to tell 'Cause when we party in Mar Vista baby Everyone's high as a kite If there's a party in Mar Vista darling It goes on all night But at first light You face the reality Of living unforgiving In prefabricated spite Welcome to Nowheresville Pico & Sepulveda . . . We stumble our way to Rancho Park To find some soulless companions after dark It's not Mar Vista but close enough for qualms Things could be worse though At least we're not living in Palms 'Cause when we party in Mar Vista baby Everyone's high as a kite If there's a party in Mar Vista darling It goes on all night But at first light You face the reality Of summer smog and dumb-ass dogs (Some of those bitches bite) Welcome to Nowheresville Pico & Sepulveda . . . All the stucco All the sameness All the semi-urban lameness Wall-to-wall (Like all the carpets) Nowhere near La Brea Tar Pits All the laundry All the tennis Ashen bogs like death on Venice Dollhouse shacks and matchbox rentals Icky kitschy incidentals Make them godforsaken and removed from sight But at first light You face the reality Of crappy bars and family cars And sprinklers on all night Welcome to Nowheresville Pico & Sepulveda . . .
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Old Enough 00:04
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Movie Star 03:50
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Sal Mineo 00:38
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Observatory 04:42
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A Los Angeles song-cycle

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released November 4, 2009

Mr. Smolin--Piano, Vocals
Probyn Gregory--Guitar
Paul Lacques--Lap Steel
Vince Meghrouni--Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica
Miles Mosley--Bass
Brandon Jay--Drums
Harvey Canter--Backing Vocals
Patria Jacobs--Backing Vocals
Chris Rael--Backing Vocals
Gary Baseman--Live Drawings
DanRae Wilson--Puppetry

Performed Live at Echo Curio in Echo Park, CA

Recorded & Mixed by Marc Doten

Produced by Marc Doten & Mr. Smolin

Cover art by Gary Baseman

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Mr. Smolin Los Angeles, California

Mr. Smolin is a composer of weird-ass shit, sonic anomalies, spoken word accompaniments, mongrel psychotonk, hamfisted freneticism, and the occasional pop ditty.

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