King Of The Castle EP

by Todd Parker and The Witches

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KING OF THE CASTLE i'm the king of the castle master of all i survey look directly into my eyes and i might just let you stay king of the castle waiting in my little world where all is made of gold look directly into my eyes watch yourself explode king of the castle ©1989 Parker/Audino, BMI ©2012 Todd Parker and The Witches/Bakery Records
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Intravenously dreaming i'm walking away from you Tammy said to her brother and now she's on the move she went down to her localized locally bird and bee bought some treats that she's gonna be sharing with you and me its just the same its always her name its what happens now so soon or somehow she's catching the train thats leaving the station to your brain intravenously serving up and serving down all the stuff for her picnicky party she is having out on the rough all her friends were happy they were making some mushroom tea tammy said wait you're gonna have to save some of that for me
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slipping down to the lower level if its dark it is better slipping down to the lower level quiet there it is better falling down to a lower level water push my heart to never falling down a lower level disappear beneath its better see my face i think i'll drown in one big tear without a sound where the ocean flows where it goes where it stops i don't know spinning around spinning around looking up getting down
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A companion piece, the King Of The Castle EP contains extra tracks and alternate mixes from the 2012 sessions for the album "Evil Bliss".

Alternate mixes of King Of The Castle open and close the EP with the
Todd Parker Has Left The Building Mix featuring a very special guest
taking care of the vocal business.

Tammy's Secret Wish was a scrapped song by Tadpoles from the early
90's in which dear Tammy has received a spacier makeover in this
version.

Slip Number 2 was another abandoned early 90's Tadpoles' tune that
receives a fresh look by the Witches. The story from TP - "Mike and I were riding the Staten Island Ferry back from Manhattan to our rented house on Staten Island where we lived and had our rehearsal studio. A seemingly confused and disturbed individual walked up to us on the boat and asked us 'How do you get down to the lower level?'. This was an odd question since in order to be up on the top level of that particular boat, you had to goup the stairs. So, obviously, you go down the stairs to get to the
lower level. We directed him down there and the next thing you know,
the boat was stopped in the middle of the harbor. Word got around that
a guy had just jumped off the boat. Hearing the description, we knew
it was our guy. Rescue boats came and didn't find him. This kinda
freaked us out, so when we got home, we just jammed for a bit and came
up with Slip Number 2, recorded it on the 4-track. Guess we got that
out of our system and we never went back to the song as it creeped us
out. This remake contains the core of the song and its still dark,
hopefully in a Joy Divisionish way. "

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released December 4, 2012

Produced by Todd Parker
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Starlight Blanket Studios in
Sacramento, California, February - December 2012

Performed by Todd Parker and The Witches
Drums on the King Of The Castle mixes by Mike Audino

King Of The Castle (©1989 Parker/Audino, BMI)
Tammy's Secret Wish (©1991 Parker, BMI)
Slip Number 2 (©1991Parker/Audino/Max, BMI)

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Todd Parker and The Witches Sacramento, California

Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles returned after a decade off from producing music with Greetings From The Star Chamber in 2010 which has been followed by a series of EPs, singles and 3 more studio albums, the latest being 2018's Futuretripper. More to come. ... more

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