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Live at the I Street house (4​/​5​/​1990)

by Brent's T.V.

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1.
Co-op Bop 01:12
Hey McKinley, get out of the park, There's gonna be a party at the CO-OP after dark. (Whee!) Hey Sunflower, I'll see you there, Bring your crystal, baby, and don't be a square. Virgil's going, Spider too, Johnny's gonna be there, baby why aren't you? Let's go! She's swinging 18 pounds of tofu at the CO-OP. Watch out baby, it might hit you at the CO-OP. We got a 9 pound cheese block at the CO-OP. You'll be doing the birkenstock rock at the CO-OP. At the co-op I eat good grub, At the co-op, I fell in love. At the co-op. C-O, C-O-O-P! It's an all natural dance at the CO-OP. No preservatives in your romance at the CO-OP. Gimme your number and I'll give you mine at the CO-OP. If you do that I'll give you my sign at the CO-OP. At the co-op I eat good grub, At the co-op, I fell in love. At the co-op. At the co-op I fell in love. At the co-op I fell in love. At the co-op.
2.
She's so divine. Turpentine. A pulp emission, a used transmission. A cloudy day by the bay Talking about elite Manilla, alright. Green foam. All alone. Trailer home, it's home grown, Crow bone, chromosome, Talking about baby's in black, alright. She said she was from the elite, (Elite!) She said it, she said it all night, (All night!) She said she was from the elite, (Elite!) She said it. (Now! 1-2-3-4!) She's so divine. Turpentine. A pulp emission, a used transmission. A cloudy day by the bay Talking about elite Manilla, alright. Honky Tonk!
3.
The night is dark, the rain comes down. My baby's driving on the backside of town. I know she'll be here, no need to fear. Anticipating because I'm waiting for those Bright lights Coming down the street Coming to get me, Yeah only me. Well I've been waiting all of the day. And now it's dark and baby's on her way. Her engine's roaring, full steam ahead. She's driving me crazy, outside my head. I'm talking 'bout those bright lights Coming down the street Coming to get me, Yeah only me. Staring out my window, shutters are wide open, Staring at the moon, baby will be here soon. I'm talking 'bout those bright lights Coming down the street Coming to get me, Yeah only me. Well I'm a' talking 'bout those bright lights...
4.
She don't love me. She don't love me. She won't even eat my food, She won't even call me dude, 'Cause she don't love me. She don't love me. She don't love me. She won't even eat my beans, She knows just what that means, 'Cause she don't love me. She don't like roller-skating, She don't like serenading, She don't even want my mating, 'Cause she don't a want my mating, 'Cause she don't love me. 'Cause she don't love me. She won't even be my pal, She won't even be my gal, 'Cause she don't love me. I think that she loves you, I don't think that is true, I saw a picture of you, In her living room. 'Cause she don't love me. She don't love me. She don't, she don't, she don't love me, She don't, she don't, she don't love me, No, she don't love me. No, she don't, she don't, she don't love me, No, she don't, she don't, she don't love me, No, she don't love me.
5.
All my friends are putting me down with the crazy things they do. I say “hello” I say “good bye” and they just say “au revoir(do)” And it’s making me mad so mad mad It’s making me mad so mad so mad so mad Mr. Doctor I think i got amnesia cause all my friends are turning Parisian. Invite ’em to my house to drink some brew and watch old Roger Maris They got a corkscrew and a bottle of champagne And they’re singing “I love Paris” “In the summer, winter, springtime and fall” “When it likes to sizzle” “When always drizzles” Mr. Doctor I think i got amnesia cause all my friends are turning Parisian. Brian changed his name is Jacque And Virgil’s got shit on his socks John says he’s doing “tres bon” eating finger lickin’ “chickqueon” And it’s making me mad so mad mad It’s making me mad so mad mad so mad Mr. Doctor I think i got amnesia cause all my friends are... Turning Parisian.
6.
Freeway 01:08
Fell in love on the freeway today, Dodge Charger was a coming my way. Looked in the rear-view mirror, And that's when I knew I had to be nearer. GO! Put on the gas and drove up to her side, Just to see her face was worth a suicide, Memorized her license plate and tried to ask her for a date. I honked my horn in Morse code, It went a beep beep bop bop dot dot dash. Spent my life searching for love and there she was. Spent my life searching for love and there she was. Golden Gate in a matter of time, Before I knew it we had crossed the state line, Circled Central Park until it got dark, Then we traveled up the coast I think we're looking for sharks, Took a detour at Colorado Springs, She would swim and I would sing. I spent my life searching for love and there she was. I spent my life searching for love and there she was. Well, my carburetor won't flow, Gas getting so low, and my engine is about to blow. Said, my carburetor won't flow, Gas getting so low, and my engine is about to blow, Let it blow. Spent my life searching for love and there she was. Spent my life searching for love and there she was.
7.
Trinidad Mon 01:44
Flipping through the yearbook I did see A pretty pretty baby looking up at me I’ve never seen that face before And she was only a sophomore I searched all over the school Trying to find that jewel I asked for the attendance sheet Said she hadn’t been here for a week Is she gone with the Trinidad Man? Is she gone away? I memorized that picture I had her in my mind I went to the brain surgeon And asked if he could find That girl in my mind That girl in my mind That girl in my mind That girl in all of my mind Is she gone with the Trinidad Man? Is she gone away? I love her love her love her, I love her love her love her, I love her love her love her, I love her I love her love her love her, I love her love her love her, I love her love her love her, I love her Is she gone with the Trinidad Man? Is she gone away?
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I sit at home with my head in hand and it lingers, Why does my baby got a ring on her every finger? One from the neighbor and two from the boy next door, Three four and five from the guys from the defensive line. Mother better talk to your daughter, 'Cause she is everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl. She's everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl. I take her to the football game and everybody knows her name. 5 Goodyear blimps and their reading "Will you marry me Jane?" Mother better talk to your daughter, 'Cause she is everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl. She's everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl. "I want you to talk to me!" And don't cha know that I really like a what you do, But everything you do you do for the whole world too. Mother better talk to your daughter, 'Cause she is everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl. She's everybody's baby, She's everybody's girl.
9.
Superwoman 01:58
So you say, you want to learn how to dance, Ba da ba ba ba-da, So you say, you want to make romance, Ba da ba ba ba-da, You say all things you want to be, But you will always be superwoman to me. So you say, you want to be a star, Ba da ba ba ba-da, Like a diamond, a diamond up so far, Ba da ba ba ba-da. You say all things you want to be, But you will always be superwoman to me. 'Cause you're super (super) superwoman to me, yeah! 'Cause you're super (super) superwoman to me. That's what you be. Yeah, that's what you be. "Ahhh!" "Brian!" "Talk to me, Brian!" "It's okay, Brian!" James shaved his eyebrows off in the back alley. James still boycotts grapes grown in the central valley. "Whoo!" 'Cause you're super (super) superwoman to me, yeah! 'Cause you're super (super) superwoman to me. That's what you be. Oh, that's what you be. Oh, that's what you be. Oh, that's what you be.
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Fell in love at the candy shop When she put a quarter in and started to bop. She bopped a little here and a whole lot there Ya bop like that and I can only stare. Bopped all day until the sun went down That's when my baby, she stole my frown. Bopped to the east and she bopped to the west, Bop like that and I'll love you my best. 'Cause a bop bop baby just a you and me, Well bop bop bop baby just a wait and see, Yeah bop bop baby with all your might, Well a bop bop bopping all through the moonlight. Gonna put on my blue suede shoes, Gonna get me rock n roll, I'm sick of these blues, I'm gonna twist and shout, rattle and roll, Watch out baby when I hit the floor I'm gonna shake a hop, do a twist, Any old dance I can dance like this. I'll do the jerk, bla-da blah, Any old dance I can dance with you! 'Cause a bop bop baby just a you and me, Well bop bop bop baby just a wait and see, Yeah bop bop baby with all your might, Well a bop bop bopping all through the moonlight.
11.
I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Hey mister, I don't want no fries, I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Well bless my heart and bless my soul please please mama I don't wanna go there's a little girl and she's looking at me she's got such pretty knees. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Hey mister, move to the side. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Well bless my heart and bless my soul baby's got me out of control now she's walking next to me she's got me on my knees. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Good-bye. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. I'm just standing in line watching my girl go by. Bye bye baby.
12.
In January 02:30
In January, I saw her walking across the street, her name was Mary, She had short red hair and a backpack on With biology, anthropology, psychology, and a lonely heart. In the library, I was walking from A to Z, I saw sweet Mary, She was reading a deposition about A man who lost his limbic system and now he can't love at all. Mary, Mary, put down that book and give me a moment with you. Mary, Mary, just give me one look and tell me you love me too. Mary, I love you. I'm not Machiavelli, Tolstoy, and I can't paint like Botticelli. I'm just a boy from the other side of the tracks With a tattoo scratched right on my back And it looks like, baby just like you. Mary, Mary, I don't get my kicks from spelling dinosaur names, no, Mary, Mary, if I had to pick, I'd go play tic tac toe, woh woh woh woh, We could go to a show And see the Ramones, "Hey Ho! Let's go!" Eat an ice cream cone o woa woa woa.
13.
Hairdoo 01:35
She’s got big big feet She’s got bigger buck teeth She’s got bones that creak She’s got a three boot beak She’s always got the flu But I love her hairdo See that girl walking down the street She’s got more than weight on her feet She’s got a hairdo oh yea. Standing in line waiting for a train Big black widow gnawing on her brain She’s got a hairdo oh yea Hairdo hairdo what do you do, every time I see you it makes me come unglued. See that girl her hairs up and set Used a whole can of Aquanet For her hairdo oh yea. Standing in line at the beauty parlor Trying to decide what’s her best color For her hairdo oh yea. Hairdo hairdo what do you do, every time I see you it makes me come unglued. Dippity-do, give me Prell I don’t care, as long as I got a gel For my hairdo oh yea It might take mouse, put it in my hair Make my hair as big as Cher’s Hairdo oh yea. Hairdo hairdo what do you do, every time I see you it makes me come unglued.
14.
Laundromat 02:14
Hey baby let’s split the scene I know where it’s at There’s a dance going on at the laundromat. Come on baby let’s split the scene We’ll do a pogo on the speed queen There’s a dance going on at the laundromat And we will dance dance dance now baby Dance dance where the socks hop Dance dance dance now baby I don’t want to talk Wash wash wash ‘em baby Wash ‘em do the tumble and dry Wash wash wash ‘em Betty used Tide Betty used Tide Come on baby put a quarter in This ain't gambling There’s a dance going on at the laundromat Come on baby no need to stress We’ll put in permanent press There’s a dance going on at the laundromat And we will dance dance dance now baby Dance dance where the socks hop Dance dance dance now baby I don’t want to talk Wash wash wash ‘em baby Wash ‘em do the tumble and dry Wash wash wash ‘em Betty used Tide Betty used Tide
15.
She's So Hot 01:17
She's so hot, I'm burning up. Up up and away when I kiss her lips I'm on a rocket ship. Up up and away, gravity won't make me stay, oh no, I'm going down to see my baby. I'm going down to see my baby. She's so hot, I'm burning up. Up up and away with my baby, Up up and away with my baby, And we're never coming back again. And we're never coming back again. Hey! She's so hot, I'm burning up. Up up and away when I kiss her lips I'm on a rocket ship. Up up and away, gravity won't make me stay, oh no, I'm going down to see my baby. I'm going down to see my baby.
16.
Hick Up 01:09
There's a brand new dance that's going around, it's called the hiccup! It's faster than a locomotive and a pickup. You got it in your blood and you got it in your veins, And you got it beating back and forth dire ctly to your brain. You got the picture? You got a hipster. Well the cats are crazy cuz they know they'll be sweating, Gonna yell 1-2-3-4 more bar chords! Doing the Hiccup. Last time I saw you girl you were so tame. Next time I saw you you were dancing like a hurricane, You were spinning like a top, shaking like a mop, Going so fast got pulled over by a cop, it was a stickup, doing the hiccup. Flying through the air like a prima ballerina, Gonna yell 1-2-3-4 more bar chords! Doing the Hiccup! "Whoo-Ha!" Well the cops are here and they're banging on the door, So hang on baby got time for one more bar chord. Doing the Hiccup. (Well come on baby, won't you dance with me?)
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DDD's 01:31
Happy cow burger, deep fried in ghee, Makes my mouth water, tongue down to my knees, Down at D.D.D.'s. Got a lot of snot, need an herbal shot, Ginseng shot's gonna clear my clot, Down at D.D.D.'s. Rama rama don't serve salami, Rama ramma it's bad karma, Rama rama fast food Dahli llama. Oh! Bruce is loose, he's sleazing in his grease, He's sliding down the counter to abduct my niece, she's got a job Down at D.D.D.'s. Happy cow burger, deep fried in ghee, Makes my mouth water, tongue down to my knees, Down at D.D.D.'s. Rama rama don't serve salami, Rama ramma it's bad karma, Rama rama fast food Dahli llama. Whoo! [live chicken dance commences] ...Deep fried fortified, Bruce is 45, Eats right to stay alive, so he can own a dive, It's called DDD's. Deep fried fortified, deep fried fortified, Deep fried fortified deep! (Whoo!)
18.
"ONE! ONE TWO THREE FOUR!" Talk about people I don't even know, Talk about places I don't want to go, Talk about the man behind my back, Talk about the boy with the new Cadillac. I wanna talk about you (ah ah ah). Don't wanna play the game, it all sounds the same, All I wanna do is talk about you. Well you talk about your dog and you talk about your cat, You talk about this and you talk about that, You talk about the stars and you talk about the pope, Talking 'bout your horoscope, I wanna talk about you (ah ah ah). Don't wanna play the game, it all sounds the same, All I wanna do is talk about you. "Let's go/talk!" Well you talk about the spring and you talk about the fall, You talk about the sales going on at the mall, You talk about your hair and you talk about your clothes, I don't wanna talk about those. I wanna talk about you (ah ah ah). Don't wanna play the game, it all sounds the same, All I wanna do is talk about you.
19.
I got a phone call from my baby yesterday, the operator said, "Do you want to pay?" Collect call, that's all, didn't get a name I took the bill 'cause I knew it was my dame. It was baby, and baby is nice, She was coming for my loving and I'm feeling paralyzed. Fixed the house, swept the floor, and then I took down all the pictures of the girls next door. Woo! Yeah yeah yeah yeah baby's coming over, yeah yeah yeah yeah gonna kiss her one more time yeah yeah yeah yeah flew in from Saratoga yeah yeah yeah yeah pick her up in Anaheim. Go Go Go baby let's go! Go Go Go baby let's go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Waah! Driving down the freeway no time for red lights I gotta pick up my baby before her flight, too much change in the x-ray machine, and now I'm being frisked by a mean marine. Go Go Go baby let's go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go Go Go baby let's go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go Go Go baby- Go Go Go baby- Go Go Go baby let's go!
20.
What do you get? What do you get? When you put gum in your best friend’s hair Put a tack on the teacher’s chair Push your little sister down the stairs What do you get? When you knock down the neighbor’s chimes Steal a quarter from the March of Dimes Speak out for the mimes. What do you get? When you put sand in your dad’s lube Call your best friend a goob Write a song called “Hey Jude” What do you get? What do you get?
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Two-Bit Baby 01:44
You never call and it's all my fault. You ask for a milkshake and I made you a malt. And now I cry myself to sleep 'cause I'm in love with a total creep. Oh no, falling in love, falling in love with a 2 bit baby Oh no, falling in love, falling in love and I can't go on. She calls me on the phone, she says "Hi Dudley," My name is Bob but at least she don't call me Mutley. She's the insecticide that's gonna kill my family tree, If she gets close enough it's poison ivy... Oh no, falling in love, falling in love with a 2 bit baby Oh no, falling in love, falling in love and I can't go on. Whoever said love was heaven sent, Never paid a dime at the pearly gates rent on lent. Uh-uh. Bop Bop, Buh Buh Buh Bop Bop, Bop Bop, Buh Buh Buh Bop Bop, Oh bop Bop Bop, Buh Buh Buh Bop Bop (Bop Bop!) She's like a shirt without any sleeves, She shakes my tree and down come my leaves, And now she's raking me apart, First the tomatoes and now it's my heart... Oh no, falling in love, falling in love with a 2 bit baby Oh no, falling in love, falling in love and I can't go on.
23.
Sometimes 01:29
Frank never did nothing wrong in his life, Then he fell in love with Ms. Right, Now every night he's doing the pogo , And everywhere they go it's something au go go. She worked at the high sierra, Said she wanted to go to the Riviera, So he went to France, put it in his car, And every single night they're eating caviar. Go! Sometimes I wonder what makes a man lose his mind, Then I know the answer when I see her passing by. Is it over? No 'cause Lance is in a trance, Eddy's going steady, Eddy's brother, Freddie is going out with Betty, And Chris is in eternal bliss, Ever since he kissed those luscious lips. Skip has flipped, Drew's unglued, Bob quit his job just to go out with Sue, And Don Ho's on the television, Kissing all the girls at 7-11. Go! Sometimes I wonder what makes a man lose his mind, Then I know the answer when I see her passing by. One more time! Sometimes I wonder what makes a man lose his mind, Then I know the answer when I see her passing by.
24.
Busman 00:44
Hey Mr. Busman get me off this bus saw a pretty girl that’s ‘causing me to rush she passed me by on 4th and Vine and now i know she’s gotta be mine. Hey Mr. Busman turn this thing around take me back to the other side of town she might be gone before i’m there and i’ll never see her standing there. Let’s go! Hey Mr. Busman this is far enough this is where i saw my baby standing up she packed her bags, and now she’s gone i feel like i’ve been hit with an a-bomb. I feel like i’ve been hit with an a-bomb.
25.
Kalamazoo 01:03
She’s got a smile like the Mona Lisa And that’s why she’s my favorite piece of Art, when i see her i start appraising Wonder if her value’s raising. I have a history Of falling in love too easily A girl with her sanity Drives me to Kalamazoo I took a trip when i kissed her lips I flew outta DC on a 707 Took a seat in the 1rst class section Caught my plane at the love connection I feel so happy Got myself a window seat Peanuts and a magazine And a stewardess who looks just like you Arg! Flight 1555 out of new orleans landing in Kalamazoo in approximately 12:35 Baggage claim at section 4, have a nice trip in Kalamazoo ladies and gentleman Thank you very much. I have a history Of falling in love too easily A girl with her sanity Drives me to Kalamazoo
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Train arrive 16 coaches long Train arrive 16 coaches long Well it took my baby But she's mine all mine Train train train comin' round the bend Train train train comin' round the bend Well it took my baby Never gonna take her again Train train train, Texas Train train train, Texas Train train train, Texas Train train train, Texas Well it's that long black train Well it took my baby But she's mine all mine

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Recorded live (with a handful of delightful friends dancing and singing along) on April 5th, 1990 at the so called "I Street house" (887 11th street) in Arcata, California.

At the time, this was mixed down and made into a demo tape that we sold to a few folks, but mostly gave to friends.

Later, after the band had broken up, twelve of the songs were included on the Lookout! Records #102 split CD with Sweet Baby.

We remixed this album from the original 8-track reels.

You may occasionally hear friends in the background, forgotten lyrics, and incorrect chords.

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released June 11, 2017

Recorded live onto three 8-track reels by by Carl Keil, who preferred to be known as "Bongo."

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Brent's T.V. Arcata, California

Brent's T.V. was formed by John Denery, Chris Imlay & Virgil Shaw in 1988. Joined by Brian Keeney and Jon Quittner, they sounded like a pop punk Everly Brothers. The band set forth on a tour of laundromats and released a 7 song EP, "Lumberjack Days" on Lookout Records in 1990, and split soon after. In 1995 Lookout released a compilation of Sweet Baby & Brent's T.V. songs called "Hello Again." ... more

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