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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 go
up 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. "

This is an extra song from the 2012 "Evil Bliss" sessions


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


from King Of The Castle EP, released December 4, 2012
Produced by Todd Parker
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Starlight Blanket Studios in
Sacramento, California, February - December 2012

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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