Tricking the Future

by The Wild Stares

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    Tricking the Future is a 12" 45 RPM clear vinyl 5 song EP released on Birth Records in 1986.

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IT NEVER HAPPENS HERE written by Steve Gregoropoulos (Temple Bells, BMI administered by BMG) © 1986 all rights reserved Not in the concrete, in the rubble and bricks Never find a love in the wreckage. Dirty old ceiling - dirty old walls Oh, I can't imagine It never happens here. Dance 'round the maypole! Beautiful girls dressed in white holding flowers. Shady summer evenings, picnics in the park Oh, I can't imagine 'cause. it never happens here.
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THE GREAT BARRIER written by Steve Gregoropoulos (Temple Bells, BMI administered by BMG) © 1986 all rights reserved We threw it up out of wood and nails, we did, and it took about a dozen of us to keep a thousand of them in for it is something in the color of the cloth they made this jacket from or that was what they told us the day they made the great barrier.. it was a nice bit of work to have to do today and you'll forgive me if I'm tired and I ain't got much to say 'cause when I'm out there on the clock amidst the crush of working public - committing a thousand acts of murder is what it feels like. The great barrier.
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BABIES FALLING written by Steve Gregoropoulos (Temple Bells, BMI administered by BMG) © 1986 all rights reserved Where the workers stand in querulous rows awaiting dislocation I will be there too. When you're cashing in your food stamps When you're sleeping in a cattle train I'll be with you pushing up against a ticket counter window face against the glass bleeding from the waist and kissing to be chaste. It is said that those who will not rest have been cursed to tramp like soldiers through the marshes, and that blessed are the ones who leave the stage like babies falling fast asleep so I twice am cursed, and twice am stuck affixed to this corner of the Earth. That old river keeps a-rollin' but the old man doesn't see it he just stands there with his eyes closed asking "Where'd you go?" So wherever you may sleep tonight be it bed or bedrock, home or open field when your breathing slows and your eyes are closed and you begin to yield. then whatever you have chosen as your pillow, may it serve as mine as well. Underneath the weeping willow will wait for you forever, my eyes forever closed asking "Where'd you go?"

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Tricking the Future was orginally released as a 12" 45 RPM clear vinyl 5 song EP released on Birth Records in 1986.

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released January 18, 2023

Steve Gregoropoulos - Vocal, Guitar, Drum Programming
Justin Burrill - Guitar, Vocal
Fran Miller - Bass, Vocal

All songs written by Steve Gregoropoulos (Temple Bells, BMI administered by BMG)
© 1986 all rights reserved

Written, Arranged and Produced by The Wild Stares
Recorded at the Sound Loft, Brookline, MA
Engineered by Tom "Hambone-Head" Hamiltion

Painting by John Gregoropoulos

Thanks to Our Friends in England, Holland, Germany and all accross the U.S. who lent their beds, sofas and floors and to all who donated their professional talents and time. You made this record!

Birth Records

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The Wild Stares Los Angeles, California

“Inscrutable, dense, manic, bizarre, intense, aloof, schizophrenic,” once wrote Option Magazine.
The Wild Stares, formed in Boston, in 1979 by Justin Burrill and Steve Gregororpoulos, joined by Fran Miller Campbell toured Europe and the U.S. several times, releasing many recordings along the way and relocated to L.A in 1988 adding drummer Kyle C. Kyle before morphing into W.A.C.O. in 1993. ... more

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