1.Livin’ in The Basement
2.Meditations by DAN
3.Bangin’ My Head on The Mic
4.Hacky Sack With Kittens
5.Lazy and Proud
8.God Knows Why
9.I Threw Up Off The Porch
11.Drunk Ass Nigga
12.Those Fuckers Lied About The Weed
13.Bubblegum and Kicking Ass
15.Cody’s Moving Back to Town
16.I Drank a Beer
17.Get Off Yer Phone
19.Some More Stupid Shit
20.John Lennon’s Uncircumcised Penis
21.Concerto in D Minor ala Sid
23.Super Anal Party
24.Obama is Black
25.We Don’t Need No Drummer
26.Pure Fucking Agony
I decided it’s time to get back to the reason I made this blog. To write about each and every release I’ve ever put out in chronological order. I’ve already wrote about Free Emerald State’s Volume 1 (my first cd), Dables’ Slacker Pop, 14 Songs, Pretty Ugly, Closet Monster’s Smoke Pot Kill Your Family (another old band of mine), and DAN’s first album Magic Mountain. If you want to read about any of those, just put dables in the search box on my page because they are all rather old blog entries.
ANYWHO, here is the second release from my old band DAN, titled “Grandparents Forever”. It came out in January of 2010 on my self-run label Slacker Pop Records.
Here are the album credits:
David Walker - guitar, etc.
Clayton Marks - bass, etc.
Sid Shurer - vocals, etc.
Our buddies who helped:
Tucker-background vocals on “Lazy and Proud” & “Some More Stupid Shit”
Shelby-background vocals on “I Threw Up Off The Porch” & farts on “Disco Amoeba”
Cody-voicemail on “Cody’s Moving Back to Town”
Brittany-background vocals on “Super Anal Party”
Basically this was just a continuation of our first album Magic Mountain, although we moved away from a punk sound, going more for a psychedelic sound and trying harder to write funnier songs. The whole idea was to write short songs, usually only with one or two riffs, that just get straight to the point and hopefully would both rock and be funny. We were basically just trying to entertain ourselves. Not really a whole lot else to say about this album.
“Livin’ in The Basement” is probably my favorite DAN song, and it’s about how Sid and Clayton lived in Sid’s parent’s house basement, where we recorded about 95% of this album (the rest was recorded in my bedroom at my house).
“Bubblegum and Kicking Ass” is another one of my favorites and is basically just a They Live reference.
“Cody’s Moving Back to Town” features a voicemail my friend Cody Blackwell left me informing me that he was moving back to Fountain Inn after living in Savannah, GA for the past 2 and half years. I recorded the entire song by myself. I was stoked that he was moving back and shortly after he came back, we formed the current lineup of Dables.
“John Lennon’s Uncircumcised Penis” was inspired by the cover of John Lennon’s Two Virgins album. It is also the most played & downloaded song on bandcamp and it brings my site a lot of traffic. People looking for pictures of John Lennon’s dick I guess. Not surprisingly the second most played/downloaded song is “Super Anal Party”. Go figure.
Immediately after finishing this one, we started working on another album that was going to be called Honey Berry Surprise (named after a blunt wrap) but it never got finished. We played two shows as DAN. One house show that went ok, and one show at The Hangar in Greenville that was awful. My guitar’s input broke on the first song and I had to borrow someone else’s and the sound was horrible and there were maybe 10 people there. That’s about all there is to say about Grandparents Forever. I hope you listen to it and laugh as much as we did while recording it.