1. The Anonymity Ball (Prologue)
Bin ich ein Gott? Mir wird so licht!
2. The Anonymity Ball
At the Anonymity Ball/I cannot see you but I hear you call/I get higher, as you get older/I get higher, as you get older/I get high
3. Money Money
Money can get you high
4. Gunshot Boogie (Prelude and Boogie)
The forty-ninth of the great forty-eight. From an original score to the 1925 silent film ‘The Gold Rush’ by Charles Chaplin
5. Lady Blue
Why beat this cross into the ground?/Why hate the lost and loathe the found?/There’s reasons, child - there’s reasons, see/But what they are has beaten me, said Lady
6. Extreme Functionalism and the Cadaver
Coffins. Coffins filled with earth. From an original score to the 1921 silent film ‘Nosferatu’ by F W Murnau
7. The Fat-ass Lexicographer
Don’t forget to feed the mule. From an original score to the 1925 silent film ‘The Gold Rush’ by Charles Chaplin
8. I’ll be gone
I must be blind or mad or dead/To keep these pathways in my head/My sainted father told me long ago
9. Harmony Budge and the Pixie Biscuits
One way of getting breakfast. From an original score to the 1925 silent film ‘The Gold Rush’ by Charles Chaplin
10. Kitty she loves me
She thinks I’m a good boy /But I’m not a good boy
He who believes will live. From an original score to the 1926 silent film ‘Faust’ by F W Murnau
12. The Town of Rotting Bricks
The dogs first hear the cry/and the pigs first smell the blood/but the moon first meets the eye/of the newborn infant god
13. How do you elves have your tea?
A record of an event
14. A Kind of Innocence
I am travelling/Into a time of playful forgetting/And even if a thousand flowers/Bloom over my bones/I will not be moved
Vocals, guitars, piano, banjo, tin whistle, backing vocals, synthesizers, megaphone, drums and lobster by Floyd Thursby
Cello, accordion, piano, backing vocals and amplified voice by James Hazelden
Vibraphone, kit, percussion, vocals, backing vocals and tea by Harold Lye
Guitars and trumpet by Yanai Morris
Bass guitar by our very special guest Brett Dellavedova. Piano on track 4 by our very special guest Eleanor Gay.
All music and lyrics by Paul Gillett except for Track 13, music by James Hazelden, lyrics by Harold Lye and Track 6, by Paul Gillett and Harold Lye.
Produced by the Ang Fang Quartet and Thomas Rouch.
Recorded by Thomas Rouch at Basement Music, Melbourne, Australia between January and May 2004, except for track 13, recorded on a Sanyo MW166F cassette recorder at Harold Lye’s lounge room in Melbourne, Australia in October 2001. Mixed by Thomas Rouch at Basement Music. Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing, Melbourne, Australia.
Artwork by Gregory Mackay. Design by Shamus Hoare at Gozer Media.