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The Shrinks
Kissed By The Queen
(2015)

1. Meville
2. The Age Of Steam
3. Maybe We Did
4. Brighton
5. Children Of The Splice
6. Don’t Ever Say Goodbye
7. Kissed By The Queen
8. Down And Out
9. Who’s Next?
10. Cheap Wine And Daytime TV
11. Lyin’ Lips
12. Tarmac For Breakfast
13. Meet Me In The Middle
14. Bones
15. Because It’s Christmas

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The Shrinks
That’s How It Looks
(2012)

1. Dead Man Singing
2. Good Times
3. Me & McCartney
4. Waiting for Love
5. Unselected
6. Your New Best Friend
7. Talking
8. Sunday Worship
9. The Judge
10. Wrap Party
11. Bumper Car
12. City Sidewalk Tree

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The Shrinks
Modern Sounds of Cotham
& Westbury
(2009)

1. Country Song
2. Closer to the Fire
3. Something Worth Saving
4. Jacket, Shirt & Trousers
5. Daddy's Arms
6. Lucky Shoes
7. Sunday Morning Music
8. My Friend the Cactus
9. Smells Like Elvis
10. Jones Street & 4th
11. Raised by Wolves
12. The Finest Train

The Shrinks
Further Along The Road
(2006)

1. Bristol, Tennessee
2. Further along the road
3. Soul ironing
4. The Devil’s breath
5. Easy in this world
6. Always the way
7. Be strong
8. Nobody listening
9. Yeah, no (I love her so)
10. Best destiny
11. The picture (that isn’t there)
12. The drinking song

The Shrinks
More Damned Lies
(2003)

1. Do like the Bears Do
(Grizzly Business)

2. Trash Cart Trophy Girl
3. The Beetle Eats the Cathedral
4. One too Many for the Road
5. Bigfoot
6. Yeah Yeah Yeah
(Freshly Minted Parlophone)

7. The Nearly Man
8. It Wasn’t Always Like This
9. Wayne & Sandra (Fred & Ginger)
10. The Rat in the Piano
11. Amen
12. Northern Exposure
13. More Damned Lies

The Shrinks
On The Stoop
(2001)

1. Friendly Fire
2. On The Stoop
3. The Badge
4. Wake Up Call
5. Wind It Up
6. Nick Drake’s Pants
7. Glenn Miller
8. While You Were Gone
9. Cool As A Fridge
10. Nature/Nurture
11. Beautiful Machine
12. Hallelieu Canoe

The Shrinks
Horfield to Hollywood
(2000)

1. Archie Leach
2. Coal
3. Where We Live
4. Victim of Crime
5. Maurice Chevalier
6. Anthony and Lois (Maybe)
7. Potatoe Heart
8. Skip inside the Drive
9. Tim & Neil
10. More Money
11. Ahamay
12. Rooster Do

 

Soul ironing  
David Brown

I like to iron my clothes to sweet soul music
When it’s a pressing load - soul can reduce it

I like to do my creases
while Bobby Womack preaches
I like to starch my collars
while Marvin Gaye Hollers
and when Otis testifies
I like to press my ties

When Stevie Wonder laments
I do her undergarments
I steam every seam
to classic Al Green
then I swing and sway
like late, lamented Ray

The iron presses her dresses
and I take care not to tear
while Aretha wonders
which one to wear

When Isaac Hayes raps
I put the clothes into stacks
check all the buttonholes
to Muscle Shoals
then I put it all away
with Donny Hathaway

When Sam Cooke hums
I know I’m all but done
and so I know for some
that a change is gonna come

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