Boarding Party

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The 4 tracks are a taste of the Boarding party sound which takes the agressiveness of punk and melds it with a warmer more Oz rock style.

Themes are timeless yet very twenty first century; bushfire, life on a fishing boat, the possible bleak future of Bass Strait City and the true life story of a yacht of hashish smugglers.

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released January 1, 2007

Vocals, Guitars: James Brook
Bass Guitar: Ruge
Drums: Brendan Kayes
Harmonica: Roland Smethurst

Recorded, mixed and produced by Brendan Kayes, Alex Martin
Mastered by Stuart Long at Red Planet Studios
Songs written by James Brook
CD Design: Alanna

Power of the Sea for Wayne

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James Brook

Since 1993 James Brook has toured extensively in Europe and Australia both as a solo artist and as a member of punk group Ecowar.

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Track Name: Bass Strait City
HERE WE ARE NOW IN BASS STRAIT CITY
HERE WE ARE NOW IN 2050
HERE WE ARE NOW IN BASS STRAIT CITY
HERE WE ARE NOW THE END OF THE WORLD

HOW DO YOU WANT IT TO BE
OUR ISLAND FOR US OR A PRIVATE COMPANY
THEY'RE DRILLING THE OIL ON THE FARMERS LAND
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS BETTER MAKE A STAND

SINGING HERE WE ARE NOW...etc

IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES WE FOUGHT FOR OUR PAY
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY HOWARD TOOK IT AWAY
NO CHEAP AIRLINES NO MORE MOTOR CARS
THE ANTARCTIC OIL ITS RUNNING OUT

HERE WE ARE NOW....

THE FRESH WATER ITS RUNNING OUT
WHAT'D WE DO TO DESERVE THIS DROUGHT
THE FRESH WATER IS RUNNING OUT
WHAT 'D WE DO TO CAUSE THIS DROUGHT

HERE WE ARE NOW...
Track Name: Fisher Widows
Pushing fifties and pushing twenty cent pieces into the phone
Wanna tell you that I love you i love the kids but I’m
Five hundred miles from home

Got dolphins squeaking through the hull
Oil platforms and the
Seals sunbake on the kelp

Metal deck is heaving
Night time confused sea
Out here on Bass Strait

I’m Stuck out here behind this rock
Waiting for the wind to stop
His blow
Didn’t want you to be
One of the
Fisherwidows

Got a wave down my neck
Wet salt in the boots
Full load steaming for Lakes.

Trawling the sea bottom
For what life it contains
Blue rings flatheads scallops

A Hundred horsepowers throbbing
The radar beeping
When we ever gonna sleep

On the dock unload
A punch is thrown
Let’s head to the Central for a drink

CHORUS

You say you
Are getting
Used to me
Not being round
And you ask
Where were you?
Hey.
Where were you?

I was Stuck......

CHORUS
Track Name: Power of the Sea
WAS FOUR OF US
A SMUGGLING SAILING YACHT
FIFTY GRAND TO DO THE TRIP
I WAS IN I WAS IN
FROM AFRICA CAME THE SUPPLY
T’WAS NIGHT TIME WHEN
A FISHING BOAT
DID GLIDE UP TO OUR SIDE
PASSED THE CARGO IN A SILK BLACK SEA
WE WAS AWAY WAS WE

BATTLING GALES WE MADE IT TO
DELIVERY COORDINATES OFF EIRE
BUT NO PICK UP CREW
AT RENDEVOUS
SO WE CIRCLES OUT TO SEA
THE MAFIA SOOK THAT CONTROLLED THE LOAD
WAS FREAKING AND WETTING HIS PANTS THE TOAD
FIGHTING AND BITCHING SO WAS WE
RUNNING OUT OF WATER AND TAKING ON SEA

I’M RISKING LIFE AND LIMB FOR A TON OF HASH
GOT PLANS FOR MY MONEY BUT I’VE DONE MY DASH
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE SEA
SHE’LL TEACH YOU A LESSON BOTH YOU AND ME

SO OUT TO THE OPEN SEA WE GOES
THE ATLANTIC GALE OH HO SO SHE BLOWS
THE THIRD DAY TOO NO RENDEVOUS
WE WAS ON THE RADIO
FINALLY THEY ANSWER CHANNEL THIRTY TWO
WHERE THE FOOKING BLAZES HAVE YA BEEN
SORRY CHAPS WE HAD A BIT OF STRESS
SO LETS MEET SET YOUR GPS

THROUGH THE FOG AND MIST WE GOES
TO COME FACE TO FACE WITH THE SCARPA FLOW
AS BIG AS A CLIFF
A FREAKING BATTLESHIP
THE ROYAL NAVY OH SHIT OH SHIT

CHORUS

WE TURNS ABOUT
WITH THE ENGINES ON FULL
LETS OPEN THE SEA COCKS WE’RE DOWN BELOW
THE ZODIAC TROOPERS GIVE US A GO
COME SAMASAULTING OVER THE RAILS
TOOT TOOT TOOT
FIRES THE MACHINE PISTOLS
OUT ON DECK NOW HANDS IN THE AIR
I’M LYING FACE DOWN IN THE FREEZING SPRAY
AND ON THE QUICK CUFFS GO

AND THE WIND SHE BLOWS
BLOW MY DREAMS AWAY
AND OUT TO SEA
ACROSS THE WHITE CAPPED WAVES
THE ATLANTIC SPRAY
I PLEAD GUILTY

TEN YEARS THEY SENTENCED ME
I GOT OUT WITH GOOD BEHAVIOUR IN THREE
I’M WALKING THROUGH DUBLIN
ON WEEKEND RELIEF
WHEN I MEETS A LASSIE JUST LIVING ON THE STREET
HAPPY END TO MY STORY
I’M PLEASED TO ENTREAT
WE FELL IN LOVE AND IT WAS SWEET
BUT I STILL REMEMBER THAT HORRIBLE TRIP
KEEPING MY HEAD DOWN
STAYING CLEAN
DON’T YOU UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE SEA
SHE’LL TEACH YOU A LESSON YEAH YOU AND ME

CHORUS