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    Time Is Gold is preceded by three 7” releases and continues the band’s practice of weaving chaotic rock arrangements around each song’s folk core.

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(or That Great Atomic Power Scared Charlie Louvin More Than God)

There's a White House war machine,
the one Wilson switched on
waited long enough and joined the side that won
Roosevelt was dying, they had to find a man
who would keep things running
just like they planned
Henry Wallace said what he really thought
and there's no room for that
no chance for that to move up
in Washington
When Roosevelt died, they had Truman move in
left all the furniture exactly how it had been
Independence to Washington
Show me a man who would seem to take a stand
got the White House blues all across this land
MacArthur covers a whole nation's eyes
and he waits for William Laurence
to come claim his prize
Hiroshima to Washington
That great atomic power, scared Charlie Louvin,
scared him more than God.

Drop the little boy and the fat man
now you got the whole world with the Marshall Plan
The doctrine was in order, they just needed a name
almost any other man, it would have been the same
it's a shame in Washington
Now you have to close your eyes to deny the rumors
the working class, we're all consumers
Truman left the White House, his job was done
left all the furniture for the next one
Eisenhauer to Washington
The Rosenbergs were still in prison,
going to the chair
now there's a new man in the White House
it doesn't change a thing,
in Washington
because that great atomic power
scared Charlie Louvin
scared him more than God.


from Time Is Gold, released July 28, 2012



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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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