Thylacine / Bugs

by The Union Electric

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The Thylacine / Bugs 7" was recorded and released in 2010. "Thylacine" is a "scored poem", released in conjunction with Poetry Scores. The Union Electric composed the music for the poem by Stefene Russell. "Bugs" is the true story of a retired chemical worker who found himself beset by insects wherever he moved.

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released August 14, 2010

The Union Electric:
Tim Rakehell - vocals, guitar, percussion
Glenn Burleigh - guitars, vocal
Melinda Cooper - bass, percussion, vocal

with guests:
Kevin Buckley - drums
Beth Bombara - keyboards, vocal
Josh Weinstein - bowed bass
Matt Pace - trumpet on "Thylacine"

recorded by Kevin Buckley
cover art by Sleepy Kitty

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The Union Electric St Louis, Missouri

The Union Electric is made up of veteran St. Louis musicians Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper and Mic Boshans. Depending on the date/time/weather, Beth Bombara, Jake DeLeonardis, Mary DeLeonardis and/or Brad Vaughn may also make intermittent appearances in the line-up.

UE has released five 7" records, a EP of cover songs, and the CD "Time Is Gold".
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Track Name: Thylacine
Thyalcine - from the poem by Stefene Russell

suitcase jaw, knife stripes, they eat the bones

no bloody feathers blowing against the salty grass
and the chimera shadow, the flip book
with jowly wolf head and hindquarters of a tiger
and a middle part that we don't know how to name

suitcase jaw, knife stripes, they eat the bones
the farmer's children slam the closet door
pull the hems of coats and dresses over their eyes
at the thought, at the thought of croupy barking
pull the hems of coats over their eyes

suitcase jaw, knife stripes, they eat the bones
but the gait, three animals put together
the book says awkward, though tireless
like the one who can't keep up, far down the path
three rhythms that trip off a little migraine of the heart

suitcase jaw, knife stripes, they eat the bones
Track Name: Bugs
Bugs - adapted from the true story told by Ross Lessor

the old man worked for the chemical company
when he retired moved out to the country
that old house on the river was infested
called on the phone and siad he had to move
all those years in a blue jump suit, working for the chemical company
mixing, fixing to kill, mixing pheromones with the poison
that's how you kill them, attract them to the posion
one last phone call from that old man
the bugs are killing me

old man worked for the chemical company
mixing, fixing to kill
all those years making DDT until he himself radiates it
built a new house every step by hand
new wood, new ground, up on a hill
but these things are futile if you've been mixing to kill
that's how you kill them, attract them to the posion
one last phone call from that new house
the bugs are killing me, he said

and the heart attack was from the shock of how well it worked
and how they'd come for him in the end
at the end of that dirt road
the bugs are killing me he said
and the neighbors found him dead
shine a light on this infestation
exterminator down