Friday, February 8, 2008

Steve Kilbey - Remindlessness

Steve Kilbey, from the iconic Australian band the Church has had quite
an impressive solo career. This 1990 release often described as haunting,
melancholic and evocative is a masterpiece.
I saw Steve do a rare solo show around when this was released, it was
at a spring Livid here in Spring Hill.
He opened with a stripped back version of "life's little luxuries" a brilliant
song, then managed to forget the lyrics of just about every thing he tried
to play. He explained later that it was true what they say about short term
memory lost and marijuana.

Life's Little Luxuries - Steve Kilbey

What you need is a flattering mirror
A strong elixir with no hangover properties
Nineteen year old lovers who can stay hard all night
A million dollars with no strings attached
I say yeah yeah yeah
But you don't know where you can find it
I say yeah yeah yeah
Life's little luxuries

What you need is a vial full of asses milk

Your very own doctor to prescribe you the blues
A brilliant career with critical acclaim
A trip to India A trip down the Ganges
A copy of Justine, signed by de Sade
A bag or two of Neil's purple heads

Gold-tipped, silver printed, black calling cards
A villa in Sydney An igloo in Alaska
A girl who can come Anytime
I ask her
Thirteen red peacocks with eyes like the sun
Monogrammed bullets for my pearl handled gun
A Rolls a Mercedes A dozen Blue Poles
The flesh of my servants The deed to their souls
To meet Damien Lovelock from The Celibate Rifles

Chocolates and salmon Truffles and trifles
Wait there's more
and more
There's gotta be more

What a song!
To Meet Damien Lovelock from the celibate rifles.
He must of loved that.
If you like the Church at all
you gonna love this.

Download Here


Anonymous said...

Great post! Thanks!

efterklang said...

Oh no!!! The link don't works.

Please, can you reupload it again?

Great blog!!!

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

i shall get on to it efterklang

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

back up