The Machines

by The Machines

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Debut Album from Classic 1977 Punk Rock'n'Roll band The Machines.

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released December 12, 2011

Nick Paul - Guitar and Vocals
Stephen Reddihough - Bass and Backing Vocals
Steve Pegrum - Drums

Engineered by Barry Gardner
Produced by Steve Pegrum
Mastered by Barry Gardner at Safe and Sound Studios

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The Machines Southend On Sea, UK

The Machines are a classic UK Punk, Rock 'n' Roll band formed in 1977 in the amphetamine rush of Punk, split in '78 and then regenerated in 2006. We all grew up listening to The New York Dolls, The Stooges, The Ramones and Patti Smith and we find this aesthetic still informs our sound. This all feeds into the Machines mix, helping to create a powerful live alchemy ... more

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Track Name: Racing
It's hard to take a stand for racing
Hard to take a stand - it's easier to fall
Hard to stay the way you are
When you're staring down from the top of a wall

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Oh come on!

So you bought yourself a bottle
Said you're gonna drive for 4000 miles
So you think your roofs are better?
Freebase baby with a faceless smile

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Ok lets go racing!

So you're racing to get away
For ever and ever you'll turn your back
Just like other ones
You'll head out east on the battle track

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Oh come on now!

You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
To get away, to get away, to get away
Now!
Track Name: Cyclone
Cyclone, Cyclone,
Alone on The Cyclone

Speed loves me, going round and round
I love speed, keeps me off the ground

Cyclone, Cyclone,
Racing on The Cyclone

Speed loves me, going round and round
I love speed, keeps me off the ground

Speed loves me, going round and round
I love speed, keeps me off the ground

Speed loves me, going round and round
I love speed, keeps me off the ground
Track Name: Perfect Black
Welcome to my underworld, 15 million boys and girls
Let’s break some bones on that rack
C’mon, c’mon

I’ll give you all the things you lack, give you things then take them back
And paint your world perfect black
C’mon, c’mon

Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows
Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact!

I’ll lift you up, just to beat you down
I’ll turn your head round and round
I’ll burn your house, then burn your town
C’mon, c’mon

Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows
Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact!

Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows
Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact!

C’mon
Track Name: Pirate Times
Well it was hard as daylight
We took directions from the sun
With arms held high you told us
That 'Our adventure had begun!'

And everything we tried - we tried everything
Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything,
We tried everything

Never beaten back by weather
Held hard against the raging skies
Always searching for adventure
And where adventure lies

And everything we tried - We tried everything
Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything,
We tried everything

And everything we tried - We tried everything
Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything,
We tried everything

Now no one said it would be easy
And if it was, well what's the prize?
Heading out across the ocean
Living good in these Pirate Times

Heading out across the ocean
Living good in these Pirate Times

Heading out across the ocean
Living good in these Pirate Times

Heading out across the ocean
Living good in these Pirate Times

Heading out across the ocean
Living good in these Pirate Times
Track Name: Weekend
Hey now baby, how fast to go?
Foot down hard or take it slow?
Hey now baby, I need to know
Stick around or pack ‘n’ go?

Standing on the beach, proud and out of reach
Watching the sea, lightning through the trees
And then we know
It’s time to go

Hey now baby, what you say?
Leave tomorrow? Leave today?
There’s a bar down the street
Pack our bags let's hit the street!

Standing on the beach, proud and out of reach
Watching the sea, lightning through the trees
And then we know
it’s time to go

Forty-eight hours in one day
Forty-eight hours I’ve been away
Forty-eight hours in one day
Forty-eight hours I’ve been away

On a weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend
Track Name: Girl in Black
A girl in a black dress, pulls up in a taxi
On a cold, winters day
Hawaiian eyes Parisian skies,
And then she turns and she walks away

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny said "It'll end in trouble"

Now the girl in the black dress, gets back in her taxi,
She has done, what she came to do,
Another year and he's not here,
But I suppose, choice was not a feature...

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny said "Oh man, this is trouble!"

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well
And Johnny and Nico said "There's gonna be trouble!"

At the Chelsea Hotel it’s turned to burning hell
And Johnny and Nico and Jim said "Oh man, trouble!"

Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye Nico, Goodbye Jim
That's the last of him...
Track Name: Chain Gang
Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park
They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang
I don't know - Why me?

I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang
A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang

Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park
They said walk, you ran
Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park
They said walk, you ran
And It was so dark, It was so dark, It was so dark, It was so dark
I don't know - Why me?

I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang
A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang

Come On!

I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang
A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang

Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park
They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang
I don't know - Why me?

Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park
They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang
I don't know - Why me?
Track Name: Parents Zone
Locked in your parents home
Locked in your parents zone
It's better to be on your own
Than locked in your parents zone

Parents home I couldn't take no more
Only one thing to do and that's get out that door

Get out of my face
Just leave me alone
Gotta build my own space
Out of my parents zone

Parents home I couldn't take no more
Only one thing to do and that's get out that door

You bang on my wall
Unplug that phone
Gonna burn down your house
Set fire to your parents zone

Parents home I couldn't take no more
Only one thing to do and that's get out that door
Track Name: Sue This Song
Everything is right nothing's going wrong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song!
Everything is right nothing's going wrong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll?
So

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Tonight

Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll? Well Sue This Song!
Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll?
So

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Tonight

Everything is right nothing's going wrong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song!
Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong
You hate Rock 'n' Roll?
So

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Tonight

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Tonight

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Tonight

Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Sue This Song
Track Name: Don't Be Fooled
You’re walking round in a dreadful state
Fuelled up on the speed of hate
You want this world to go away
This old world is here to stay

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled

God this world just makes me sick
God this world just makes us thick
You want this world to go away
This old world is here to stay

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled

You’re a fool, you’re a fool
You’re a fool, don’t be fooled
Track Name: Racing (1977 Demo)
It's hard to take a stand for racing
Hard to take a stand - it's easier to fall
Hard to stay the way you are
When you're staring down from the top of a wall

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Oh come on!

So you bought yourself a bottle
Said you're gonna drive for 4000 miles
So you think your roofs are better?
Freebase baby with a faceless smile

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Ok lets go racing!

So you're racing to get away
For ever and ever you'll turn your back
Just like other ones
You'll head out east on the battle track

You say you've got a free reaction
But isn't that story just a little bit tall
You say you've never seen this action before
Oh come on now!

You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
You're racing - to get away
To get away, to get away, to get away
Now!
Track Name: You Better Hear (1977 Demo)
You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Shout and scream and claw
Rise up from the floor
Blowing every plug
Power from above

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Exercise the right
Firing in the night
Don’t let that grey
Destroy another day

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

There’s no bars, but well I’m in prison
Policemen say ‘you'd better go to bed’
I’m in a crowd well I’m a person
Don’t you hear just, just what I said?

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Ok You'd better, you'd better hear...
Yeah ok that's right

I won’t go to sleep
Until my eyes they see
My dreams are my own
They belong to me!

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear
Hear me!
Track Name: True Life
If restricted, tied down, well they could stop us geting off the ground
You backstabbers, hypocrites, pretend friends who are just a bunch of shits
'Cos there ain't no more in this world, there ain't no more in this world
Well I'm Talkin 'Bout

True Life, Real Life
True Life

Everything is out of date control my life take away your fate
The easy life, no fun Is just a dream that ain't ever gonna come
'Cos there ain't no more in this world, I said there ain't no more
There ain't no more in this world
Well I'm Talkin 'Bout

True Life, Real Life
True Life

True Life, Real Life
True Life

To run to stay there's nothing that I want to say
Your life, my life I never met a human who was civilised
'Cos there ain't no more in this world, there ain't no more
There ain't no more in this world
Well I'm Talkin 'Bout

True Life, Real Life
True Life, Real Life

True Life, Real Life
True Life
Track Name: Everythings Technical
I dial a number on the telephone
An answering machine says ‘there’s no-one home’
I’m just standing talking down the line
To a gadget -You ain’t a friend of mine

You’re gonna need a new toy everyday
Increased leisure time takes your life away

Escalators take me round this town
Electric lifts take you up and down
I’m gonna be awake forever more
Nothing left to sleep for

You’re gonna need a new toy everyday
Increased leisure time takes your life away

Ok Lets Get Technical...

I'll play a record and I'll play a cassette
TV tennis game gonna make me forget
Talk about things but lets not pretend
Anything lasts when the battery ends

You’re gonna need a new toy everyday
Increased leisure time takes your life away

And then its:
Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence
Track Name: You Better Hear
You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Shout and scream and claw
Rise up from the floor
Blowing every plug
Power from above

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Exercise the right
Firing in the night
Don’t let that grey
Destroy another day

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

There’s no bars, but well I’m in prison
Policemen say ‘you'd better go to bed’
I’m in a crowd well I’m a person
Don’t you hear just, just what I said?

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear

Ok You'd better, you'd better hear...
Yeah ok that's right

I won’t go to sleep
Until my eyes they see
My dreams are my own
They belong to me!

You better hear, you better hear
You better hear me, you better hear
Hear me!
Track Name: Evening Radio
If there's something you wanna know
Well there's one place you never go
'Cos anything you wanna know
Is never on the radio

Some say it's bad some say its crap
Most will admit its rubbish on tap

It's on your radio...

Whose cat got stuck?
Who really gives a fuck?
Which old ladies dead dead dead
Frozen onto her bed?

Some say it's bad some say its crap
Most will admit its rubbish on tap

Your local radio...

If I listen to the radio well I don't hear a word
They really should know better
Than play me music that's absdurd

Some say it's bad some say its crap
Most will admit its rubbish on tap

The state of that radio...

Oh the radio, it's no use to me
'Cos it serves no purpose, as far as I can see
Oh the radio, 'cos it serves no purpose
Far as I can see
Its no use, Its no use, no use, to me