Carnival Of Fools

by Blues Arcadia

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Nerve Salad Soulful, skillful, swayful, spoonfuls of smoothness. Real Delbert McClinton vibe going on with the vocalist, and a super groove happening throughout the entire album. It's likely you could pick yourself out a soul/r&b/rock influence, and you'll find it here. Big thanks to Bucky Brown for hepping me to this one. One thing's for sure: These Aussies can give you a case of the incurable feels.
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Bucky Blues Arcadia and their debut full length album Carnival of Fools hit us with a soulful and catchy batch of tunes. Immediate hooks and playful harmonies render two big thumbs up from this guy.
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Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 recorded and mixed by Steve Robin at the Barn Recording Studios, Laidley Queensland.

Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9 recorded and mixed by Jeff Lovejoy at Black Box studios, Moorooka, Queensland.

Mastering by Leon Zervos at Studio 301 Sydney.

credits

released March 1, 2019

Vocals - Alan Boyle
Guitars - Chris Harvey
Piano and keys - Parmis Rose
Bass - Jeremy Klysz
Drums - Steve Robin (1, 2, 4, 5, 11), Casper Hall (6, 7, 8, 9) and Beck Flatt (3, 10)
Percussion - Steve Robin (1, 2, 5), Casper Hall (6, 9)
Backing vocals on Liars and Thieves - Jen Mize

with the King Biscuit Horns:
Tenor saxophone - Shaun Ballagh
Trumpet - Clint Allen except Brad Esbensen (3, 10)
Baritone saxophone - Alex Price except Papa Joe Roberts (3, 10)
Horn arrangements by Shaun Ballagh and Parmis Rose with Chris Harvey

Artwork by Ben Clarke Design.

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Blues Arcadia Brisbane, Australia

Combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival.

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Track Name: Seven Days A Week
I just got to tell you how I’m feeling
Take a little time out on the weekend
Didn’t I do everything a man can do
I went from part-time to your permanent lover
But every Friday night you’re dancing with another
Didn’t I do everything a man can do

I can’t eat
I can’t sleep
You got me working like a dog
Seven Days a week

Our eyes met on Monday
Kissed you on Tuesday
Got married on a Wednesday
All our friends said it felt like Friday
Spent the weeknight burning
Saturday you’re yearning
For the weekend
Left me burning
Crying for a month of Sundays

I just got to tell you how I’m feeling
Take a little time out on the weekend
Didn’t I do everything a man can do
I can’t eat
I can’t sleep
You got me working like a dog
Seven Days a week
Track Name: Hear It Now
Give me a reason for the things we say
Give me a reason for the promises we break
Give me a reason for the time we waste
Give me a reason

Give me a reason for the hole in sky
Give me a reason for the useless shit we buy
Give me a reason for the never-ending greed
Always taking more than we need

Can you hear it now…

Give me a reason for the way things change
Give me a reason why progress don’t mean a damn thing
Give me a reason to get under your skin
Give me a reason

Give me a reason I should carry on
I got my reasons but I just can’t stop feeling wrong
Give me a reason I should reach for the truth
I keep reaching – all the time it was you
Can you hear it now

Can you hear it?
Track Name: Remedy
Life is for living
Why does it have to be so hard
You dance with the devil
And then you stumble in the dark
But when you can't find your way
I'll be there for you babe
Oh I will come to
Your rescue

Now don't be afraid
There is strength in surrender babe
And sometimes we're paralysed
And made blind
By all the choices that we're supposed to make
But when you can't find your way
All you gotta do is call on me babe
Oh I will come to
Your rescue

We all need someone
You're my remedy
Can't you see
Oh darlin' you're my rescue
And I am yours
Sometimes I stumble and fall
But when I do
You come along
Give me the strength to carry on
Now I am strong enough to be
Your rescue
Track Name: Carnival Of Fools
I’m not looking for consolation
But I been down since I found my faith in you
I'm afraid sometimes
Might be losing my mind
But baby you know you make me feel so fine

Everybody's talking like they know me
Everybody acting in the Carnival of Fools
I ain’t confused
I spend my time on you
But baby you know you make me feel so fine

I am burning with the fever
You pull me right back to you
I am drowning in the river
Oh don't cut me loose
You tell me it's forever
You lift me up and spin me round
My feet can't touch the ground
Baby you know you make me feel so fine
Track Name: Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
Let’s not fall in love with each other
Let’s just spend a little sweet time together
You could be so nice
A perfect alibi for my sin
Somebody still at home
Somehow she always know
Where I am

Oh, this ain’t happening tonight

Now you say we might just as well forget it
But I know you didn’t come here to check the weather
You got to move along
I got to be alone in my skin
Somebody still at home
Somehow she always knows
The mess that I’m in

This ain’t happening tonight
Track Name: The Ballad of Sir Tralyne
Well I wake up in the morning
Feel like I could die
But I won’t kill myself or nobody else
Long as I take my sertraline

So I went to see my doctor
Fifty dollars for a minute of his time
He said I’ll cure your ills
With this little white pill
Shut up and take your sertraline

Somebody tell me why this world is so cold
I’m not half the man I used to be
But now I’m twice as old
What happening to my dreams
Drinks and drugs and limousines
Mama said that I was gonna be a star

I’m in love with somebody
She make me want to lose my mind
But I can’t get too close
Unless I double-dose
So I take my sertraline

People you know the story
Sometimes life can be unkind
But I won’t kill myself nor nobody else
Long as I take my sertraline

Somebody tell me why this world is so cold
I’m not half the man I used to be
But now I’m twice as old
What happening to my dreams
Drinks and drugs and limousines
Mama said that I was gonna be a star
Track Name: I'm Your Man
If you want it, baby I got it
And if you need it, well get back on it
Set your mind at ease honey please
Get it while you can
If you want the best
Don’t settle for less
I’m your man

So do I need to
Hug and squeeze you
Tell you that I love you
Kiss and hug you
Set your mind at ease honey please
Get it while you can
If you want the best
Don’t settle for less
I’m your man

Some girls want to mess around
Have a little bit on the side
Some girls want to settle down
Waiting on Mister Right
Well, why waste your time
On the perfect guy
To spend your money like nickels and dimes
We could have a real expensive time
In cheap company

So, If you want it, baby I got it
And if you need it, well get back on it
Set your mind at ease honey please
Get it while you can
If you want the best
Don’t settle for less
I’m your man
If you want to boogie just a bit
I’m your man
If you want to drink a little drink
I’m your man
If you want to smoke a little…
If you want a little love
Baby, I’m your man.
Track Name: Liars and Thieves
Swimming in circles
Tangled in lines
We can't be certain of ourselves
In uncertain times

Caught in the shallows
Asleep with the tide
We are just drowning our sorrows
Until the time arrives
You and I will keep hope alive

There is a bird
That sings though the world is in darkness
And deaf to it's song
And if we're all to blame
We'll suffer the same
As the liars and thieves who don't believe
That the ocean always wins

The ocean always wins
Keep hope alive
Track Name: Pity The Fool
Just the same, when you play your games
Never leave good enough alone
Such a shame, when you lay the blame
You build it just to burn it all down
What do I know
Pity the fool I am

Pity the fool who wants you now
Stay at home alone with the kids when you’re out on the town
Pity the fool who wants you now
Saving up his pennies while you’re selling it by the pound

Just the same, when you play your games
Never leave good enough alone
Such a shame, when you lay the blame
You build it just to burn it all down
What do I know
Pity the fool I am

I’m the one who loves you
Crying all the time, wishing you were mine
I’m the one who wants you
How can you be so cruel
Well you treat me like your fool

Pity the fool who loves you now
Pity the fool who loves you now
Track Name: Bad Boogaloo
Baby I got that fever
That stone cold fever
I don't touch that reefer
Nor that cocaine too
But I need it bad
So bad
I got that bad boogaloo

Honey I need some loving
Just a little bit of loving
Give me all of your hugging
And your money too
But I need it bad
So bad
I got that bad boogaloo
That bad boogaloo

I just got to have it
Can't break the habit no
I'm going down...

Maybe now baby it's a Monday
Now maybe it's a Sunday
I don't care what day it is
Long as I get my hit
But I need it bad
Yes so bad
I got that bad boogaloo
That bad boogaloo

I been waiting on the bass line
Just hanging on that second line
Give me some of that double time
That's what I need
How about you
Do you need it too?
Yes you do, you got that bad
Bad boogaloo
Track Name: Good Thing
There is something you should know
Something I should have said before
But would it change anything
Now you got your mind made up
You are the closest thing
To love that I've been
Why you gotta go
Take it slow
Where we gonna find this
Good thing

It's a sin, why'd you go
Good thing
I don't care where you been but
Why'd you have to got to go
Good thing

Now it's the strangest thing
I feel like I'm in a dream
But when I open my eyes
There is sorrow lying next to me
You are the closest thing
To love that I've been
Don't disappear
Got what you need right here
Where we gonna find
This good thing

It's a sin, why'd you go
Good thing
I don't care where you been but
Why'd you have to got to go
Good thing

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