A New Swirled Record

by The Vertigo Swirl

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In late 2009, "Manik" Myk Thompson suggested we revive our long dormant collaboration with some recording of an experimental/psychedelic nature. I countered by suggesting that we do so with the goal of a recording a second album under The Vertigo Swirl identity. We began with a day of improvisation that yielded "Jeremy's First Flight", "Third Sun from the Stone" and the compositional beginnings of "The Megalith". I added my contributions to some tracks that Myk had begun at home ("We've Got Electricity", "Molehill Sherpa", "Loneliness Is a Choice" and "Got Yer Back") while he, in turn, added guitar to my own pet projects ("You Belong in Outer Space" and "The Megalith"), a couple of guest performers did their thing and, voila, we had a new swirled record - eight paths of excess trod by two psychedelic brothers in arms.

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released April 10, 2010

voices on "Loneliness Is a Choice" by Andrea Busch
electric sax on "You Belong in Outer Space" by Dominic Schaeffer
all other instruments and vocals by Brian Andrew Marek
and "Manik" Myk Thompson

engineered and produced by "Manik" Myk Thompson
and Brian Andrew Marek, December 2009 - March 2010
mixed by Brian Andrew Marek

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Brian Andrew Marek St Louis, Missouri

Brian Andrew Marek has been playing and singing his way in and out of a variety of bands (including Angus Tweed, Not Actual Size, Lemonade, Popcorn, Rocket Park, Bargain Basement and The Vertigo Swirl) for over 25 years and has, in recent years, carved out a low-key, low-fidelity niche with his Bargain Basement recording studio and Rubberstamp Records label. ... more

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Track Name: The Megalith
You see those earthy hips signal in semaphore
You hear those liquid lips invent the metaphor
She wants to be the first to touch the megalith

You see those shapely legs as they walk out the door
And every poor boy begs for just a little more
She wants to be the first to touch the megalith

You see that healthy ass and you can't look away
She'll break your heart like glass and turn your mind to clay
She wants to be the first to touch the megalith
Track Name: We've Got Electricity
We've got electricity
Track Name: Got Yer Back
the world won't pay you to daydream
we love you and we've got yer back
efficiency is overrated
we love you and we've got yer back

we love you, we love you
we love you and we've got yer back
we love you, we love you
we love you and we've got yer back

they say you can't kill angels
we love you and we've got yer back
you can have half of my sandwich
we love you and we've got yer back

when the skies are greenish black
when they're poised to attack
we won't let them tie you to the track
we will hold them back

you are worth infinitely more
than the part you play in their machine
the universe is pleased with your work
Track Name: You Belong in Outer Space
why did you do, why did you not
why did you forget that you forgot
you should've known, you could've guessed
you'd pass the exams but fail the test

you belong in outer space
it's written on your face, it seeps from your pores
you belong in outer space
in some far distant place that's totally yours

show them a sign, show them results
show them that you're one of the adults
fall on your face, fall on your sword
fall just an inch shy of your reward

you belong in outer space
because the human race is bringing you down
you belong in outer space
in some far distant place with no one around

you holy fool, you're full of holes
walking in your sleep over hot coals
head in the clouds, clouds in the head
so very alive, so nearly dead

you belong in outer space
it's written on your face, it seeps from your pores
you belong in outer space
in some far distant place that's totally yours