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The Lonely World Of The Dudley Corporation - 10th Anniversary Remasters

by The Dudley Corporation

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Score 02:04
Doh Ray Mi Assholes Burn me out Unkempt in solos Don’t even know my scales. We break your rules cos we know we can’t get caught No engineer put me in this hole ‘D’you get the letter, did it make you feel better?’ Oh no, solo, don’t go ‘It’s full of lies that I hope you don’t mind’ Oh no, solo, don’t go Making these entries Mortal and sullied You caught my eyes on your grey scale thighs Lost composure, got lost in all your lies ‘D’you get the letter, did it make you feel better?’ aow, aow , aow ‘It’s full of lies that I hope you don’t mind’ Aow, aow, aow
Trace your outline in my bed Place my hands where you'd rest your head The cotton is cold, and I can only hold Your body in my memory Play Can’t seem to face The things I made In your image in case I betray The hardest part of my heart, oh my love Oh, those times we'd float around Drunk on ourselves and Drunk out of our minds Play Scream out loud at the wasted nights Miss all the stupid things You’d say, dear, to soothe me And tease out all my fears
The ink dries off and the words left permanent The sentiment applies, but our motives are wasted Time took a back seat to the hands that pushed us away As we settled for less than our values belied Our feet worn and ragged, from all the miles beneath us Our tongues torn and tattered, from all the fights we’ve had to have, We never knew a limit, never drew ourselves a line, But the minutes were our guidance, and our tears were lined with smiles Cradled, Arms held together like crayoned-in spider webs Tangled, Our skin seems to scream like a heart attack carnival Take my hand, I’ll walk with you I’ll make you forget all the things You hate about yourself and I’ll Start a million fights for you and make You want my best ideas and take me home So I’ll take a deep breath And I’ll scream out your name And I’ll dance around the room And I’ll colour In your laugh lines cos your smile has been dying And I’ll make up Histories for us in diaries we’ll never read And the coastlines That map your heart I’ll wander forever But it’s freezing In your own sadness when honesty takes over
Stutter 02:52
The day runs out Of light and shade You tried to leave But the room lost its shape You can still see her laughing and clapping When you close your eyes You can still see her smiling and happy When you fall asleep Her open dress, her open blouse Her hands move in And out of your mouth The keys get stuck The screen melts away Your tears won’t stop You can still hear her saying she’s leaving When you close your eyes You can still see her crying and screaming When you fall asleep Her open dress, her open blouse Her breasts fall out, And into your mouth, Her face moves in Her sweat rubs off You dance inside her You dance all night Her open dress, her open blouse Her face moves in And out of these thoughts, You dance inside her And you wake up in sweat But she’s never there When you open your eyes
Stupid 02:10
You’ll chase me out of Your wedding You’ll chase me out of Birthdays But I’ll run riot at Your funeral Cos your ghost can't Haunt me there I mix intention Without belief I string words together And I don't know what they mean What you saw inside me Was everything stupid I could show you 'By no means hide Your idiot, Let words run out And clasp Anything that makes sense Pin it on to your chest' 'By no means hide Your idiot, Let words run out And clasp Anything that makes sense Scratch them into your chest'
She Falls 03:23
It’s awful cold This winter Days run off Like tears Our race is run Falling down Become you Cos I can pick you up We’ll laugh out loud But all these tears Welcome home The leaving lasts a lifetime I forget to breathe And you feed me air But all those years Of sadness You hide behind those eyes We’ll turn to joy And all those tears Welcome home No more tears Welcome home
Sleeping around to get an idea Of what you do when you’re not here In the arms of some old hag Feel so cheap and useless Something’s in the water When I learn I’ll start to attack The city that’s built me, the city that laughs At every plan I’ve ever tried to make I’ll pull it apart, I’ll tear of its face And watch it kick and scream and plead The ambulance will go Mee maw mee maw mee maw Something’s in the water And if you try to stop me in my tracks, I’ll knock you down; I’ll break your back And if you leave with all the world in tow I’ll rip out your pews and tear down your homes Something’s in the water OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!
It’s a little too early for last orders But it's a little too late for me to stay And the barman doesn't want to know So I’ll go away Get lost in all my little secret histories While trying to write a fresh page in this book But the drink takes the piss out of my sadness Made out a silence that your voice had broken There’s not much too break when you've grown up Maybe I should be afraid Cos when you look at me Things get a little weird I think I Should leave Spend the night staring at the telephone Wishing that I had the balls to call But I think I’ll just pour another class And curse your name under my breath and make my Way into my bed and grab my crotch and tease out all the Fun we used to have The walls start to breathing and my stomach starts screaming And I puke into the small hours and die
Quick 03:34
Gentle and quick, she rolls over She extends her arm to the light switch She extinguishes the brightness And lights me up inside For hours after, the only thing that matters Is her breath on my skin Makes me think of more sin Then she asks me, to be her blanket I pull her closer, and watch her sleep Morning slides in, and I can only hear her breathing I counted every breath, while she was sleeping She rolls over, and wants me to kiss her So I kiss her, and she lights me up inside
Slowed in motion, arms aren’t broken; they’re just hanging there Feeling birdlike and I’m hoping, that they’ll take to the air Then I’ll fly inside, right between your thighs, The hours fly by, in slow motion, and we’re just laying there In some bed, and wrapped around you, cold but I don’t care Then you turn, kiss me, and set me off.
RKP 02:32
No matter how it happened, it still took me by surprise. Day 3, she'd got to me, turn turn turn I couldn't help myself I fell in love, I fell into... Some hazel eyes A breath, a laugh, a smile, a twitch Her last kiss It takes so long to say goodbye, Then she’s gone, I lose myself I fell in love, I fell into… Her hazel eyes
We’re 2 bodies caught In twisted shapes, spread and sweaty heaps Blow out London So cold We drink our wine And lay together through these wretched nights Blow out London Slow steps We curse our luck We pray the deities and ghosts still hope For us London So slow Hold on…
Hed 04:04
I can’t take you home The letters I wrote and the words I spoke Mean nothing to you Your hands in my hands Just saying goodbye and what are the things I should say to you The attacks on my heart last all night But I’m not afraid of your cruellest words I get caught on the silence That follows you out of the room
The Out Song 04:52
Stars collapse around you As you ride away May I wrap around you So that you might stay May I be your guidance? You’re sorry looking glass Or your eyes in darkness Or just a safe way home The night is weak for you The air is tired The moon is a smile to you And the earth is a sigh For hours I’ll hold you I’ll wear your make up Take the arrows for you When the world is on fire All going to Raise our voices All going to Raise our families All going to Raise our glasses This will end the album


Originally released on September 10th 2001: 'The Lonely World Of The Dudley Corporation-Rock LP' (slab05) Full Length LP on Scientific Laboratories. Released Oct 15th in the UK. 200 copies on clear vinyl. US release on Flameshovel August 2002.

Those who purchase the whole LP get a bonus track, a song not good enough to get on the LP at the time. A terrible song! There's an incentive for you!


released September 10, 2011

'The Lonely World' is the first LP by our band The Dudley Corporation.

When booking Chem 19 in Glasgow, and telling the studio we intended to record and mix 15 songs in 4 days, I distinctly remember a barrel of guffaws ringing down the phone line. Quite remarkably, a diet of Old Jamaican Ginger Beer and the remarkable stamina of engineer Andy Miller, saw us through.

As it was all recorded in such a flurry, memories are hazy but it was an experience I remember with great fondness. Things like drinking so much tea on the first day we almost had to abandon the sessions we were so jittery with caffeine, Alan Barr from the Delgados dropping in to play sublime cello in return for a bottle of whiskey and a bag of chips, which sat beside him as he recorded. Pip sleeping soundly on the couch while all hell broke loose with the loudest guitar overdubs ever. The ever disappearing lack of human colour from poor Andy's face as we put him through hell and the hours wore on. Never did he flag with his cry of "that's great, pal!" or "d'ya wanney come 'n havae lishen?" after each take.

During the big group choir ending of the last song, in the tiny gap right at the end you can just hear the briefest snippet of a mobile phone going off, much to the dismay of it's owner, Linda, who was even more appalled at having to tell us it was a Belle & Sebastian ringtone. I wonder should we have cleared the rights to that. Just before that moment, too, you can barely hear Andy and his droll cameo, "This will end the album". Which it certainly did.

Anyway, it was a remarkable experience, and one that's been a pleasure to revisit for these remasters. As everything was done in such a flurry of youthful haste, we've never been overly happy with the finished sound of the album, and can blame no-one other than ourselves and our impatience to get it completed.

Thats why we were so delighted when our friend Dubh David Black offered to have a look at polishing up the original recordings, little did we know he'd spend months poring over every detail and doing his damnedest to help the music really come to life. It's been a revelation to have the murky low end cleaned up, and for Pip's phenomenal bass playing to finally get the highlight in the mix it deserves. This was the only LP Pip played on with us, so it's brilliant now that his hugely important corner of the Corpo is properly presented.

Anyway, 10 years on and we're still following a foolhardy notion of trying to live up to that first LP, it just takes us a lot longer these days....

*Original sleeve notes*

The Corpo are Pip, Dudley and Joss.

Instruments played were guitar, drums, bass, xylophone, accordian, harmonica, musical saw, keyboards and the human hand. Alan Barr played cello on Quick. Chris Leonard played banjo on Hed. Claire Timmins sang on One In A Squillion and on the last song Chris, Claire, Andy, Honey, Linda, Sarah Dorman, Sandy, Angela and Jackson Blair sang like angels. Floor space provided by Keith McIvor. Car space by Sandy. Paintings by Dudley. Cover by Sarah Jarvis.

Recorded to 2" tape by Andy Miller in Chem 19, Hamilton, Scotland over 4 days in June 2001.
That's great, pal!

Originally mastered by Fergal Davis at Apollo, Dublin.

Remastered in 2011 by Dubh David Black in A Wooden Spaceship, Portland, Oregon.

Many special thanks to Dubh who went above and beyond in making us happy with the remasters.


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The Dudley Corporation Dublin, Ireland

The Dudley Corporation are Joss, Mark and Dudley.

Dublin gents with 4 LPs under their decaying belts.

In brief, they play short rock songs with wit, verve, romance and booksmarts.

Their shows are notoriously frenzied, visceral and exciting affairs with one song careering into another or stopping on a sixpence, as they say in football parlance.

They are quite old.
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