Time Bomb Kid (1981)
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|2.||Here We Are (3:04)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|3.||Johnny's Song (2:29)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|4.||Deadly Cell (2:26)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|5.||All I Can Give Is Me (3:17)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|6.||It's Not Over [early version] (3:03)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|7.||You Don't Have to Ask (3:00)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|8.||Appreciate Me (3:35)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|9.||Wall Sweats (2:01)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|10.||The Ring (2:45)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|11.||Oh! Bettye Jean (2:24)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|12.||Trickle Down (3:18)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|13.||Smiling At Me (3:55)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|14.||Two Separate Individuals (3:43)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
|15.||Friends You Used to Know (2:45)||MP3||lyrics||chords|
Total time: 45:24
Featuring Electric Earl on vocals and guitar. The guitar and lead vocals were recorded live to 2-track, then bass and harmony vocals were added during transfer to a second tape deck.
Engineered by Electric Earl.
Recording dates: 12/20/1981 (track #1-14), 8/16/1982 (track #15)
The original cassette version of this album had track #1-7 on side one, and #8-14 on side two.
There were two slightly different covers for this album. The version that I gave to friends and relatives for Christmas was printed on blue paper. The post-holiday "production" copies were printed on goldenrod stock (as shown above).
"Johnny's Song" also appeared on my next album, Cargo Cult (1982). Back in the days when I was mostly performing cover material, this was the first original song of mine that audiences really liked. And so I stuck it on the next tape that I was selling to fans at my shows. Johnny was my girlfriend's 5-year-old son. Besides inspiring this song, which was about the time we went flying kites on the LSU parade grounds, a few years later he loaned me the Magnus toy organ that I played on We're Not Strangers (1985). The second verse, which talks about "flying your space machine," refers to a Star Wars toy he had.
"It's Not Over" was later recorded with a new arrangement, and that can also be found on Cargo Cult.
All words and music by Earl P. Reinhalter.
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