Alligators Eat Gumdrops

by The Luck of Eden Hall

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    Songs included: Bangalore, This Is Strange, Crystal Ship (Doors), Black Sheep (SRC).

    Curvey: Vox, Guitars, Bass, Drum kit
    Mark Lofrgen: Bass, Vox
    Jim Licka: Mellotron, Moog
    Carlos Mendoza: Drum kit

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I’ve heard some excellent psych covers from Chicago’s The Luck Of Eden Hall, and have pondered whether their talent extends to song writing as well as production. Their new LP “Alligators Eat Gumdrops” resoundingly demonstrates their flare for writing great tunes, put through a rock, psych, kaleidoscopic filter.
Imagine Paul McCartney and Geoff Emerick circa Magical Mystery Tour experimenting on an Abbey Road piano and you’ll get an idea of the sound of album opener “High Heeled Flippers”. In fact, let’s get John Lennon doing a rockier Hey Bulldog with George Harrison on sitar, but no less infectious, and you’ll get the feel of The Luck of Eden Hall’s “Bangalore” too.
But I’d like to stress that while echoing some of these great sounds, The Luck of Eden Hall are no retro act and sound as exciting as any band around. Jack White would be proud of “Ten Meters Over the Ground” whilst “Summertime Girl” is a gorgeous ballad.
Probably my favourite track is “Amoreena Had Enough Yesterday”, the fizzing simplicity of those guitar riffs and chord sequences tied a mellotron sound is much harder to construct that it seems. “Green Faery” melds laughing gnome sentiment washed down with a tot of Absinthe.
Lyrics blend psychedelia and reflection with dreamlike ease, “Wasting the Days of Youth” and “Goodnight Anne Berlin” being prime examples.
Another highlight is the moving “A Carney’s Delirium”, an ode to the State Fair outdoing Soft Bulletin era Flaming Lips. All credit to the whole band’s playing too which is superb. This exemplified by “This is Strange” and closer “Alligators Eat Gumdrops” that take the album to a rockier conclusion.
And overall? An extremely inventive, beautifully crafted and bewitching album. But most importantly, excellent songs, more please! -Jason Barnard, The Strange Brew (UK)

Recorded at Rabbithole Studio. Engineered and Produced by Curvey. Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Studios, Chicago. Artwork by Curvey.


released August 21, 2012

Curvey: Vox, Guitars, 12 String, Bass, Sitar, Piano, Drum-kit
Mark Lofgren: Vox, Bass, 12 String, Synthesizer
Carlos Mendoza: Drum-kit
Jim Licka: Mellotron
with special guest Mars Williams on Saxophone



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Order Now! The Acceleration Of Time double LP on Headspin Records (Netherlands). The End of The Lane 7" on Mega Dodo Records (England). Psychedelic Battle #4 on Vincebus Eruptum Records (Italy) in Spring of 2017. TLoEH vs ? Stay tuned....


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Track Name: High Heeled Flippers
High Heeled Flippers

Long have I waited
Down under the waves
Wrecked in the Grande Coral Ballroom
The ceiling’s corroded and
Barnacles hold up the stage

The room's black as pitch
So your entrance was missed
You and your high heeled flippers
You know
Leaving fresh prints
In one hundred years of sediment

Now I am forever
Stuck in my ways without
Sunshine to see
Just an electric ray
Cast adrift in sub time
What I'm trying to say
I've stopped breathing
For so long
I've forgotten how

And I'm living
In my hologram
Of memory

Electric tentacles
Swing to and fro
Silently pulsating faster
Gliding through eons of silence
To join in the dance

The mind tricks the eye
Is it you that I see?
Mary I swear that you're
Calling to me
I try to let go
But I've lost track of
All that I know

Long have I waited
Down under the Sea
Mary I know that someday
You'll come calling for me
As I float here, so impatiently
Track Name: Bangalore

She’s so completely dull
She’s capitally small
She walked on down the hall
She’s got it on my mind
It’s only my heart pumping again

She’s avarice and greed
She’s everything you need
To follow is to see
She’s always incomplete
It’s only my heart
Break it again
Track Name: Ten Meters Over the Ground
Ten Meters Over The Ground

I'm floating around outside
Ten meters over the ground
Don't really know how to fly
Can't wait until you bring me down

Her collar and her cuffs were of sable
She spoke to me but I wasn't able
While hovering above the table
She said "oh"

I twittered when I felt her caresses
She didn't understand my messages
Then laughing she completely undresses
She said "oh"

She tried to inflate my mind
My head was swollen and round
I'm under the table now
Just trying to remain on the ground
Track Name: Summertime Girl
Summertime Girl

Summertime girl amuse me, and that’s okay. Summertime girl confuse me and what’s to say it’s easier on our frozen day?

Summertime girl you lose me, and that’s okay. Take the path back to your house, sleep in the yard until we’re lost in outer space.
We’ve got to kill the time until everything is back in place.

You’ve got to give me a little.
Until I’m lost in your riddle.
We’ve got to give in a little.
Until we’re stuck in the middle.

Summertime girl you use me, and that’s okay. Summertime girl remove me, and what’s to say it’s easier solitary days?
Track Name: Amoreena Had Enough Yesterday
Amoreena Had Enough Yesterday

Beautiful brain has turned
Mother's gone mad
Jars of formaldehyde
Terribly bad

Dad works his days away
Mending the rust
On an old wooden time machine
Sawing sawdust

Amoreena had enough yesterday

Where has her purpose gone
The need to create something
Kept in a drawer

Those who are listening
Can't be too sure
Words exit from her mouth
And fall on the floor

Amoreena had enough yesterday

Drawing the line again
Drafting a war
Peace is the same for you
For nothing at all
Track Name: Green Faery
Green Faery

Green Faery you're sublime
Unearthly light casts a shadow
Into another place
Another place and time

Green Faery take what's mine
I'll rest my head on your pillow
There is no other way
No other way to fly

Over the face
Of that jolly fellow
Behind the eyes
Of a head that's hollow
Sugary sweet
Makes you nice to swallow
Out of your mind
We're all sure to follow

Green Faery say goodbye
I see you there flying solo
On to your favorite place
In the morning sky

Green Faery knows where I'm
I'm standing here in my raincoat
Waiting for another day
Another day to shine
Track Name: Wasting the Days of Youth
Wasting The Days Of Youth

Memorize what you're told
Then cough it up slowly
Relinquish your control
For what you deem Holy
Carving all that you know
Into the table
I'll return all your calls
When I am able

Marching toward the truth
We were wasting the days of youth

Test your luck for the prize
Over and over
You're corrupted by love
But you recover
History can be shaped
You have the power
Add a little more sand
Extend the hour

Marching toward the truth
We were wasting the days of youth
Track Name: Goodnight Anne Berlin
Goodnight Anne Berlin

Goodnight Anne Berlin, summer sun ambien.
California’s fallen seas, settle down nice and neat.

Goodnight Anne Berlin, sweet skin, salt and sin.
Wonder what the town we’re in. Wonder why the scenery spins

You need to be alone

Anne Berlin’s got diamonds imbedded in her pale skin. Sentimental scientist all wrong.

Anne Berlin’s got tarot card, sweet incense and magic wands. No wonder he fell under her spell.

Goodnight Anne Berlin, to the sweet hereafter kiss. Sleep tight Anne Berlin. You know it to be a dream...

You know it to be a dream…
Track Name: A Carney's Delirium
A Carney’s Delirium

Off in a field, very far away
Standing alone with too much to say, only yesterday

Last week seemed like an eternity
Working this town Fair calliope
Aw, what's left of me

And you had hoped to be better
And you've sustained some bad weather
And you will keep it together

Another State Fair along the road
Can't shake this feeling I’m tired and cold
Aw, you're growing old

Thanks for the message
You're very kind
We all have the fear of getting left behind
Aw, a state of mind

And you had hoped to be better
And you've sustained some bad weather
And you will keep it together
Track Name: This is Strange
This Is Strange

I was jumping a trampoline
Without any savior
When my head rose above the trees
I met my new neighbor

"I've got friends",
Said the lonely girl
She's got friends from another world
This is strange

She said, "I don't need your sympathy
about the explosion
when the rise of the stone machine
depleted the ocean.”

Have we got better things to do?

”There's a whole to infinity
And thee ever after.
Your Apostles of make believe
Won’t get you there faster.”

Have we got better things to do?

She said," I don't need your sympathy
About the explosion.
You're recycling memories…”
Track Name: Alligators Eat Gumdrops
Alligators Eat Gumdrops

Alligators eating gumdrops
Presweetened Blueberry blonde
Take a day trip to the fun shops
Chocolate coating keeps you warm

I don't know but I've been told...

Marsha mellows out with jello
And her favorite magic wand
Assaulted batteries are bad news
Does your Mother know you're gone?

I don't know but I've been told what you have done...