Three Lucky Boys

by Big Block 454

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Produced by Big Block 454.
All tracks recorded in BB3F Studios, Manchester between 1992 and 1994.

Released on cassette (bb3f #10) in 1994 and on CD (bb3f #46) in 1998.

Big Block 454 are:
Colin Robinson & Pete Scullion (computers, electronic/acoustic/home-made instruments, found sounds, vocals) with Melissa Sinden (vocals)
plus
Les Howarth (digital media and graphics)
Natasha Robinson (voice on track 7)

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released August 1, 1994

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Big Block 454 Hebden Bridge, UK

Since the late 80s, Big Block 454 has been making exploratory, highly individual music that encompasses rock, funk, electronica, folk music, Dadaist collage and much more besides.
Each band member is a multi-instrumentalist, but Big Block 454’s approach also encompasses the creation of sound on instruments they don’t know how to play, and those that hadn’t been invented before the band made them.
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Track Name: The Harvestmen
Days they spent under leaves,
up and down old apple trees,
they won't talk to bees.
The Harvestmen are in our fields.
Track Name: Big Boy's Coming Home
A new sound for a new era,
a boy amongst outdoor men.
An outsider, getting nearer,
remember me 'til then.
Track Name: My Stenographer
Overseas,
over sea.
Just my stenographer and me.
Track Name: Three Lucky Boys
A good deal knocked up by the sun today,
in vain calling out the names of our lost friends,
as we ran North along the King's Highway to Babylon.

Three Lucky Boys
repainting a boat

Iron dreadfully corroded,
fourteen carbines with long bayonets,
as we ran North along the King's Highway to Babylon.

Three Lucky Boys
repainting a boat
Track Name: These Charming Chairs
These charming chairs
would make a lovely fire.
These charming chairs.
Are you suggesting that I'm a liar ?
Track Name: We are the Stove-Bolt Six
We are the Stove-Bolt Six,
we are the Angels of Mons,
we are Household Gods,
where did we go wrong?

El Cordobés, El Camina, Angel Diaz, Ford Cortina,
Ford Granada, Ford Sierra, Imam Abdul Sattar Khan.

Villanueva del Trabuco, Scalextric, Unamuno,
Sant’ Maria del Fiores, Fillipino, Avalon.

Ben Malik, Terán Fernández, Salamanca, Salamandez,
Salamis to Sacremento, Louis Duc de Saint-Simon.

Lee Van Cleef, Garciá Lorca, Linda Lovelace, Linda Chalker,
Lingua franca, linguiformal, Lilienthal, lingaphone.

We are the Stove-Bolt Six,
we are the Angels of Mons,
we are Household Gods,
where did we go wrong?
Track Name: The Shifted & Shrunken Village of Weasenham St. Peter
Sticks and stones
collected for bones,
a small and formless cluster
that musters no pearls,
just swine.
Track Name: The Man with a Small Garden
The man with a small garden
is looking out for rain.
The man with a small garden
has mislaid his umbrella again.