Friday, June 27, 2008

My Friend the Chocolate Cake - Throwing It Away (Ep)


“That's why Chocolate Cake is such a joy of a band to be in,”
says David.“Everyone in the band believes in all those diverse
elements really strongly. While it's entertaining, it stands for
something. It's a unique band in my experience.

You'd bottle it if you knew what it was.”


My Friend the Chocolate Cake are just one of the best bands ever,
after founding one of Australia's most brilliant bands what do you do
to top it, well David Bridie formed another band
which its once again unlike any other, But first some history from
Chocolate Cake's web site

It all started as harmless fun. In 1989, David and cellist Helen
Mountfort were playing in globally acclaimed ambient/world
music ensemble Not Drowning Waving when they opted to unplug
and unwind with a few more breezy compositions.
The idea of the band began when David took a holiday in
New Zealand and wrote a collection of songs that didn't fit into
the 'Not Drowning Waving' style.
He & Helen then began My Friend The Chocolate Cake with
the intention of playing all acoustic music.
From the inception My Friend The Chocolate Cake emerged
as an enjoyable ensemble, as musical friends & colleagues came
together one by one to form their unique sound.
Hope Csutoros, a violinist with eastern European gypsy roots
and a flamboyant stage presence to match, was an inspired
early accomplice. Mandolinist Andrew Carswell and guitarist
Andrew Richardson added to an exotic web of acoustic textures.
Russell Bradley was the first of several drummer/ percussionists.

This 5 track Ep is a nice introduction to this band
and one of my treasured cd's as I got David to sign it after
a songwriting seminar he did.

The title track "Throwing it away" is fantastic a song
about the evils of materialism


THROWING IT AWAY
(Bridie)

I'm walking down the road where the car yards end
There's bright flags waving in the air
But it don't seem like much of a party here
I don't think so

Whilst this man's selling Amway to all his friends
She's been chasing cosmic thrills
Is someone pulling faces from up above?
I don't think so

Maybe it's all in the way that we strive to be rich
It seems like every last one for themselves
Every last one for themselves

And we're just throwing it away
Oh well, we had something here
But you never know quite what you've got
Until the other mob comes and takes the
whole machinery away

If you drive around this city for days on end
The streets all start to look the same
And reason is asleep in this big fat town
Well I think so

Maybe, we're falling asleep
Maybe, we've lost it, and we won't get it back
Maybe it's all in the way that we strive to be rich
You know its every last one for themselves

And we're just throwing it away
Oh well we bad something here
But you never know quite whet you've got
Until the other mob comes and takes the
whole machinery away




Chinese Envoy is one of at least 3 John Cale songs they cover
these guys are completely responsible for me becoming a
John Cale fan

The romp is a pure Chocolate Cake instrumental, fantastic
Gossip another brilliant song from their debut album
and Turkish story is a loverly piece to finish off.

Download Here





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2 comments:

observer said...

could you upload this again please?

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

back up