Agony Aunts & Friends 2011 Single Of The Month Club

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Agony Aunts & Friends will post a new digital single every month in 2011, in alphabetical order by band name. (ed. note: OK, so we blew the whole alphabetization thing.)

January: Agony Aunts
February: Bigwheel
March: The Corner Laughers
April - Joel Crawford
May - The Honey Wilders
June - The Hot Organ Combo
July - Monkey Typing Pool
August - William Cleere & The Marvellous Fellas
September - Marty Rudnick
October - Preoccupied Pipers
November - Andy Siff
December - Allen Clapp & His Orchestra / John Moremen's Flotation Device

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released January 25, 2011

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Agony Aunts San Francisco, California

AGONY AUNTS: a Bay Area psych-pop supergroup starring members of The Corner Laughers and featuring members of Preoccupied Pipers, The Orange Peels, William Cleere & The Marvellous Fellas, The Loud Family, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, & Anton Barbeau.

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Track Name: The Corner Laughers - March A-Side: Transamerica Pyramid
It’s square at the bottom and narrow at the tip
Like the slave workers built for the pharaohs of Egypt
The descendants of the Mayans and the Inca(n)s
Drive by in the their Lincolns that they bought with the coffee that we sipped
On the back of a dollar there’s an eye that looks down on the squalor that we never knew
‘Cause the Transamerica Pyramid is where I first met you
The Transamerica Pyramid is where I first met you

There’s a bridge into town with tall orange spires
That from all around the globe people come to admire
And there's thousands of them every day who cross over the bay
By car or foot on their sneakers or tires
Everyone’s sons and daughters use it to cross over the water that’s sparkling blue
But the Transamerica Pyramid is what brought me to you
The Transamerica Pyramid is what brought me to you

There's a route through the Sunset where all the Barracudas
And the Mustangs having fun get going down Judah
With the slant sixes purring like the dance mixes during their way out of the sticks where they're setting the mood of
The feeling of the street where the boys and girls meet
And no car without Mopar will do
But the Transamerica Pyramid is what drove me to you
The Transamerica Pyramid is where I first met you
Track Name: Monkey Typing Pool - July A-Side: Monkey Typing Pool - Little Audio Sparkler And The Slightly Scary Gentlemen Of Rock
Little Audio Sparkler and the Slightly Scary Gentlemen of Rock

They were sprung unto the world as good and gracious spheres of gentle warm.

Their height and mass did not exceed two standard deviations o’er the norm.

They want to rock’n'roll till 2 a.m.; it’s notarized on these here forms.

They’re more popular than that guy where, in his father’s house, are cramped and tiny dorms.

They’ll only catch the slower rabbits, but they’ll surround and firmly nudge your clock.

They’re Little Audio Sparkler and the Slightly Scary Gentlemen of Rock.

They were born to trot and jog, to go unshaved, and join in fun disorder.

Their school was out for weeks when its librarian found cracks and weakened mortar.

They party like it’s 1953 in their maroon and rusted four-door.

Their angel drew the cartoon on page 47 of the newsstand’s new New Yorker.

The clock struck one, but glancingly, and missed the others, hick’ry dick’ry dock.

They’re Little Audio Sparkler and the Slightly Scary Gentlemen of Rock.

They’ve suffered napalm hamstring tears and scratchy fever they’re blaming on the drizzle.

Their velveteen ground-level semidetached apartment just got shelled by Viscount Missile.

Ooh-ooh-ooh la-la, voulez-vous crochet?

But if they don’t thrive (they’re staying alive),

Survivront…

they won’t lie down to drive (they’ll survive)

Ne se couchent…

or use the wrong fork and knive

Mauvaise couteau…

to eat Belgian endive.

Manger endive…

They’ll only catch the slower rabbits, but they’ll surround and firmly nudge your clock.

They’re not Me-First and the Please-Sir-May-I-Have-Some-Mores, or The Tallest Man on the Block.

They’re Little Audio Sparkler and the Slightly Scary Gentlemen of Rock.
Track Name: Marty Rudnick w/ Agony Aunts - September A-Side: Marty Rudnick w/ Agony Aunts - Erica The Beautiful
From across the skies so spacious
With your flirtatious eyes
To see the purple majesties
You did gladly fly

You came abroad, a pilgrim, no interest in dukes or earls
But you loved the Kinks and Queen and four lads who shook the world

Across the sea you came
I never knew your name, I called you:
Erica The Beautiful
From sea to shining sea
Forevermore be dutiful
To Erica The Beautiful

In a cafe up in Camden I took your hand in mine
For pastries plain or fruited, an undisputed sign

Two travelcards zones one through zed
Routemasters turning the town red
In paradise as long as I can gaze at you
Until the sun sets over Waterloo

In your dress of white and scarlet, under the star-lit blue
You declared your independence in those transcendent hues
To the alabaster city under the halcyon sky
You shed your grace and glamour, the amber waves goodbye

Back to the states you went
Across the continents
I call for...