Three Song Demonstration Disc

by Bargain Basement

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(free) 02:47
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(free) 02:05
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(free) 04:12

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Gloriously low-tech, deep-soul rock 'n' roll with guitar genius Kjle Risch and longtime friend Dan O'Connell (Angus Tweed, Popcorn). Bargain Basement's classic pop rock leanings are stripped to the bone, rolled around in the dirt and given a loose, rootsy twist. Brimming with spontaneity, passion and humor.

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released June 30, 2007

Brian Andrew Marek (lead & harmony vocals, drums, acoustic guitar, autoharp and percussion)
Dan O'Connell (bass guitar and harmony vocals)
Kjle Risch (lead guitar)

with special guest Kate Mittendorf (harmony vocals and percussion)

engineered and mixed by Brian in The Bargain Basement
photo and logo by Kate

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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: Steppin' Out
tell your mama and your papa too
tell ‘em what we’re gonna do
gonna tap into a real live wire
gonna jump into the fire
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon

tell your brother and your sister too
it ain’t old and it ain’t new
everybody’s got a wig to flip
on the road or on a trip
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon

tell your teacher and your preacher too
even tell the men in blue
we’re not gonna murder, steal or rape
this is just a great escape
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon
Track Name: Thank You for Caring
I should have seen right from the start that things would fall apart
It wasn’t hard for me to spot that you weren’t thinking with your heart
That through it all you never felt a thing
But thank you for caring enough to pretend to care about me

I thought I saw you blink once as you looked into my eyes
And the way you fought those tears back when you said that you wouldn’t cry
Showed that you were not ill at ease
But thank you for caring enough to pretend to care about me

You didn’t have to try so hard to pretend
With all the little things you told your friends
And the way you whispered dear
When you knew I wouldn’t think you’d know I’d overhear

Most of all I’d like to thank you for that parting shot
When you said I’d never meant a thing, well you know that meant a lot
It made it all so very plain to see
That you still care enough to pretend not to have cared about me
Track Name: Headache in My Heart
I’m bored by every passing day
I don’t expect that you would understand
unless you know my mind
in dreams I’m half a world away
I don’t expect that you would understand
unless you’re of my kind

here’s to the myth I’m burdened with
a headache in my heart, a heartache in my head
a dancer on my grave, cadavers in my bed
an ink stain on my soul and poison in my pen
a headache in my heart again

I’m drinking from a dirty cup
I don’t expect that you would understand
unless you’ve known this doubt
the bills are really piling up
I don’t expect that you would understand
unless you’ve gone without

I pretended not to notice
everything was going wrong
I pretended not to notice
but I knew it all along
but I knew it all along