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In This Style

by Automatic Shoes

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Kool Geo
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Kool Geo I absolutely love this whole album every track done in Matts own unique style perfect bought 2 copies of the CD one for the car one for the house, I shall probably down load as well Tanx Xx
Romany Stew
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Romany Stew Amazing Album ,Luv the new style with your vocals and piano.
dkelvin
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dkelvin As a very long time Bolan fan I'd never imagined hearing so wonderful covers of his songs. Matthew Joseph Hugues makes them his owns but meanwhile paradoxically respects Bolan's interpretation. It's a kind of miracle. Often he improves them and shows their true quality once the heavy arrangements are eliminated (eg. All Alone). A must have for every Bolan addict. Favorite track: All Alone.
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1.
I saw this mirror I looked through it Reflections looked most bent and old I can't do much hating hatred Seeing things deformed And almost cold Crying sadly, shielding gladly my eyes From the ugly side Of fat men seeing almost Thin men peeping, steeping, falling Dizzy from their weirdest high The man of magic Thinking of evil He was bringing sunless children Seeing all the bad Cos beauty was too ugly And faceless people wondered At the beautiful forms they had Now the mirror's broken I'm smiling, seeing good things Yet, despite foot splinters swirl in the air Forever causing beauty To become a nighttime weird thing Blackening the fairest maiden's hair I saw this mirror I looked through it Reflections looked most bent and old I can't do much hating hatred Seeing things deformed and almost cold
2.
Hippy Gumbo 01:55
Met a man he was nice Said his name was paradise (believe me) Didn't realize at the time That his face and mind were mine Hippy Gumbo he's no good Chop him up for firewood It seemed good and it seemed right That I should dig him on the night But in the morning with the sun He pulled an automatic gun He blew my soul, he blew my brain He said I could not do the same (get him out of here) Hippy Gumbo he's no good Chop him up for firewood Hippy Gumbo he's no good Chop him up and burn the wood.
3.
Desdemona 02:37
Desdemona just because You're the daughter of a man He may be rich, he's in a ditch But he does not understand Just how to move or rock and roll To the conventions of the young Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Lift up your skirt and fly Just because my friend and I Got a jute joint by the Seine Does not mean I'm past fourteen And cannot play the game I'm glad I split and got a pad On Boulevard Rue Fourteen Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Lift up your skirt and fly Just because Toulouse-Lautrec Painted some chick in the rude Doesn't give you the right to steal my night And leave me naked in the nude Well just because the touch of your hand Can turn me on just like a stick Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Desdemona, D-D-Desdemona Lift up your skirt and speak
4.
Stacey Grove 02:15
Stacey Grove he's a roaming prophet of mine Hat full of wine Stacey Grove he's a roving catcher of skies Forecaster of eyes, so no lies He's a nice cat Oh, he's a nice cat Dungaree dome is decked like a pagan temple to Zeus He drinks acorn juice Roasting his feet by the furnace of peat He roars at the boars who massively sleep at his feet He's a nice cat Oh, he's a nice cat Antelope head his beard skylark red Is tucked 'neath the good of his summer sun hood And now that the gate of his evening is late He sits on a log picking ticks off the back of his dog Oh he's a nice cat
5.
Beauty things sing to me As a chorus As a flock the wild seas Sway before us Hail as a hand is my mail The thrush is my love And the whale is a snail Sailors dance in a trance On the ocean Fairy lights in her eyes Tame the water With the morn we mount and ride Pilgrims of summer The swift is our guide Dazzle dawn man Mouthed with a smile Caution cloud lord Stay for a while You make us smile. It's not hard to believe it...
6.
If I could have grown All upon my own If I could have grown I grew If I could have grew I do If I had a throne You could call it home If I cry my tears are yours To open any frozen doors Hey let's do it like we're friends Let's do it do it Hey let's do it like we're friends.
7.
We are the children of Rarn We've trodden the vales of the sun The child will cry On swans they fly We are the children of Rarn We are the seekers of space We've seen our Master's face It's young and gold and silvery old We are the seekers of Space, Om Youth seer lend me your ear The Dworn dawn approaches and the darkness is near The children in song brought Rarn to my head The beach is a-shaking and the old time is dead The scales of the sky are broken in song And go to the temple and blow on your horn (swan king)
8.
The King of the Mountain Cometh On his arm there was a dove In livery green and tapestry clean He called it his falcon of love, oh yeah Called it his falcon of love The Mage of the Midnight Abbey Was a child of fifteen years His eyes were bored with galactic lores He had points upon his ears, oh yeah Points upon his ears The wild-witch wizard of Esher Was a changeling son from Mars He learned his songs from the cosmic throngs And played them on a Fender guitar, oh yeah And played them on a Fender guitar The woman from the plateaus of Persia Came to sell me a wondrous thing In a horn of oak with a sulphurous smoke She gave me King Solomon's ring, oh yeah Gave me the magical thing Elvis, are you out there somewhere? Looking like a happy man In the snow with rosebud And the King of the Mountain The King of the Mountain Cometh On his arm there was a dove In livery green and tapestry clean He called it his falcon of love, oh yeah Called it his falcon of love
9.
Monolith 04:06
The throne of time Is a kingly A kingly thing From whence you know We all do begin And dressed as you are, girl In your fashions of fate Baby it's too late Shallow are the actions Of the children of men Fogged was a vision Since the ages began And lost like a lion In the canyons of smoke Girl it's no joke, oh no The throne of time Is a kingly, a kingly thing From whence you know We all do begin And dressed as you are girl In your fashions of fate Baby it's too late, oh yeah, oh no Shallow are the actions Of the children of men Fogged was their vision Since the ages began And lost like a lion In the canyons of smoke Girl it's no joke, oh no, oh no Ow
10.
Telegram Sam 03:57
1-2 1-2-3 Ow Oh baby! Telegram Sam Telegram Sam You are my main man Golden nose slim Golden nose slim I nose where you been Purple pie Pete Purple pie Pete Your lips are like lightning Girls melt in the heat, yeah Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam You're my main man Bobby's alright Bobby's alright He's a natural born poet He's just outta sight Jungle faced Jake Jungle faced Jake I said make no mistake About jungle faced Jake, Jake! Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam You're my main man Ahh! Automatic shoes Automatic shoes Give me 3-D vision And the California blues Me I funk But I don't care I ain't no square With my corkscrew hair Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam You're my main man Telegram Sam Telegram Sam Telegram Sam Bought some land in Milan Metal Guru's in the loo With my glue, yeah Thin faced Sally Skinned a cat in my alley Dawn sun storm Minister of doom In your tomb Malice to Pallas At the all night palace With Alice Stella Gazelle and the distraction I bought her I'm a howling wolf Telegram Sam I'm a howling wolf
11.
Shady politician in my bed Tying bolts of lightning to his head Call me Rabbit Fighter you know its true Babe I'll Rabbit fight all over you Tramp king of the city he's my friend Moondog's just a prophet 'til the end Call me Rabbit Fighter you know its true 'Cause babe I'll Rabbit fight all over you I saw a dude unscrewed and badly burned Laughing 'cos he'd gotten what he'd earned Call me Rabbit Fighter you know its true 'Cause babe I'll Rabbit fight all over you Call me Rabbit Fighter Oh oh Jo Jo don't you know Oh yeah oohoo
12.
Yeah Well, you can bump and grind, it is good for your mind Well, you can twist and shout, let it all hang out But you won't fool the children of the revolution No, you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no Well, you can Terraplane in the falling rain I drive a Rolls Royce 'cause it's good for my voice But you won't fool the children of the revolution No, you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no, yeah But you won't fool the children of the revolution No, you won't fool the children of the revolution No, you won't fool the children of the revolution No, you won't fool the children of the revolution, no way, hey Owwww!
13.
All Alone 02:43
All alone I sit at home With my chrome guitar Even Michael Mouse He has a house with someone there You handsome bitch, you movie twitch And serenade the dudes that move and Smile so vile and masquerade, the masquerade An adjacent kid with a Jamaican lid And switch-blade knife, steals the Truth from your golden tooth then Turns you in So you hold hands tight on a marble night And you maybe dismissed, but know that Zeus is never loose with his Grecian kiss His Grecian kiss Fiery skies in children eyes Fade into youth bleeding blood and tears On all the ears, that heard your gold So you walk the dog and you stroll the frog On a dome sky earth, and lie too hard Is an English bard, you better hide your tracks Better watch your mind All alone I sit at home With my chrome guitar Even Michael Mouse He has a house with someone there You hold hands tight on a marble night And you maybe dismissed, but know that Zeus is never loose with his Grecian kiss With his Grecian kiss, yeah
14.
I've changed many faces I've acted many scenes Been the delicate-self hoodlum Of several babies' dreams As I step up to your doorway Listen hard to the sound I'm the Purple Prince Of Pleasure Where there's leisure unbound I stole the golden crown And made everyone believe Everything that could have been Was never meant to be As I fly out on the airwave Listen hard to the sound I'm the Purple Prince Of Pleasure Where there's leisure unbound Ooh do it babe! They got everyone to buy into A lie he half believed To divide and control A world that never had to be TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION Listen hard to the sound Of the Purple Prince Of Pleasure Where there's leisure unbound Ooh Na na na Woo!
15.
I saw this mirror I looked through it Reflections looked most bent and old I can't do much hating hatred Seeing things deformed And almost cold Crying sadly, shielding gladly my eyes From the ugly side Of fat men seeing homos... (ha!) Thin men peeping, steeping, falling Dizzy from their weirdest high The man of magic Thinking of evil He was bringing sunless children Seeing all the bad Cos beauty was too ugly And faceless people wondered At the beautiful forms they had Now the mirror's broken I'm smiling, seeing good things Yet, despite foot splinters swirl in the air Forever causing beauty To become a nighttime weird thing Blackening the fairest maiden's hair I saw this mirror I looked through it Reflections looked most bent and old I can't do much hating hatred Seeing things deformed and almost cold

about

Youth seer, lend me your ear...

After last month's release of the Angel Headed Hipster album, the all-star tribute to the music of Marc Bolan, I received more requests than usual to make my own album of Marc's songs. I enjoy the AHH project, as the artists involved really tailored Marc's songs to suit their own styles. It got me thinking about how I might inject my style and personality into Marc's songs, rather than playing it safe with faithful recreations. I wish it wouldn't have taken me so long to figure out how to do it like this.

For me, Marc Bolan is the most musically, sexually, and politically ambiguous icon; the T.REXTASY a trojan horse into societal acceptance for all of the world's beautiful outcasts. We could always use a little more of that spirit, and that LEADERSHIP, especially here in America, right now. It's the reason I keep coming back to him. He left unfinished business here.

As usual, this is all self-produced in my living room. There are 3 bonus tracks when you download the album (it's free / name your price!) Check out my other music on here as well as with my band Atari Ferrari. We independent artists need all the help we can get. (It's a long way to the top if you want to rock & roll!)

Keep a little Marc in your heart. x

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released October 6, 2020

Songs by Marc Bolan
Performed and produced by Matthew Joseph Hughes
except for Rob Shugert's drums on Children of the Revolution. YEAH!
Cover photo by Judeus Samson

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Automatic Shoes Spokane, Washington

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Automatic Shoes is the solo project of Atari Ferrari frontman Matthew Joseph Hughes.

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