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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1.
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
2.
Hear It Now 03:50
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?
3.
Remedy 03:18
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
I'm Your Man 04:28
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.
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Bad Boogaloo 03:06
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
11.
Good Thing 04:50
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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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.

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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

Three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners and Australian Roots Music Award nominees. 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. ... more

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