ELECTRIC EARL
Elvis Has Left the Building (1987)

Elvis Has Left the Building

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1. Blood Money   (3:09)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
2. The Empress   (3:41)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
3. Big Man   (4:33)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
4. Just Say No   (3:21)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
5. Forever   (3:24)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
6. Victo [instrumental]   (2:21)   MP3 WMA RA sheet music
7. Fast Food   (4:08)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
8. White Hats and Black Hats   (3:57)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
9. The Long Wait   (3:06)   MP3 WMA RA lyrics chords
10. I'm Dumping You (Dump Truck)   (4:22)
(Written and sung by drummer David Dayries.
Guitar by Electric Earl.)
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11. The Empress, part two [instrumental]   (2:48)   MP3 WMA RA
12. Outro [brief spoken passage with sound effect]   (0:16)   MP3 WMA

Total time:   39:35



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CREDITS

# title musicians / singers
1. Blood Money EARL: vocal, guitar
"JOHNNY" WELLS: lead guitar
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
A solo acoustic version of this song can be found on Tra La La (1993).
2. The Empress "JOHNNY" WELLS: lead vocal (verses), lead guitar
EARL: lead vocal (choruses), guitar, piano
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass, harmony vocal
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
This was about an "emperor who has no clothes," except that the "emperor" was a female. Hence, the lyric "the empress is naked." A singer I knew had released a new record, and I had given her some feedback about it, not entirely positive. She wrote back a nasty letter (which I could probably sell on eBay). Personally, I like negative reviews. They help me to focus on the things I can improve on.
3. Big Man EARL: vocal, guitar, synthesizer
"JOHNNY" WELLS: lead guitar, backup vocal
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass, backup vocal
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
This was about Reagan and the Iran-Contra scandal.
4. Just Say No "JOHNNY" WELLS: lead vocal (verses), lead guitar
EARL: lead vocal (choruses), guitar, synthesizer, bass
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
"Just say no!" was the slogan of Mrs. Reagan's anti-drug crusade, which I felt was treating the symptoms instead of the cause.
5. Forever EARL: vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, piano
"JOHNNY" WELLS: backup vocal, guitar solo at end of song
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
6. Victo [instrumental] EARL: guitars, synthesizer, piano
Victo is short for Victoriaville, a town near Montréal where I had attended an avant garde music festival (Festival Musique Actuelle). This song was my attempt at writing a New Age kind of instrumental.
7. Fast Food EARL: vocal, guitar
"JOHNNY" WELLS: lead guitar, backup vocal
HESCHEL ALLOR: bass, backup vocal
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
8. White Hats and Black Hats "JOHNNY" WELLS: lead vocal (choruses), lead guitar
EARL: lead vocal (verses), harmony vocal (choruses), guitar, synthesizer
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
9. The Long Wait EARL: vocal, guitar, synthesizer
"JOHNNY" WELLS: lead guitar
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass
DAVID DAYRIES: drums
10. I'm Dumping You (Dump Truck) DAVID DAYRIES: lead vocal, drums
EARL: guitar
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass
David wrote and sang lead on this song. When we played it live, he'd step out front to sing, and "Johnny" would play drums.
11. The Empress, part two [instrumental] EARL: synthesizer, vocal chant, handclaps
"JOHNNY" WELLS: lead guitar, vocal chant, handclaps
HERSCHEL ALLOR: bass
DAVID DAYRIES: drums, vocal chant, handclaps
This is a jam based on "The Empress." We recorded the drum track first, then the bass, keyboard and lead guitar in that order. Dave thought up the opening chant, "The bitch be nude!" - a parody of the original song's opening line, "The empress is naked," which was itself a distaff version of "the emperor who has no clothes."
12. Outro RUSSELL BAILEY: announcer
Engineered and mixed by Electric Earl.
Recorded between Halloween and Thanksgiving 1987.

The original cassette version of this album had track #1-6 on side one, and #7-12 on side two.

Because my previous album Dinosaurs (1986) had been well accepted - with several songs getting regular airplay on the LSU radio station - I decided to start doing shows with some of the people who'd played on that project. At first, the band was billed as Electric Earl and the Electrons, to capitalize on my name recognition. I was hoping that in the long run the band would be more democratic, and we'd be billed simply as The Electrons, so that's how I labeled this album.

All words and music by Earl P. Reinhalter, except:
* "I'm Dumping You (Dump Truck)" by David Dayries
* "The Empress, part two" by Reinhalter-Dayries-Allor-Wells


 




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