Mabel

by Tundra Cats

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Inspired by listening to lots of Pixies records. A bit of Blur in there. A bit of Stephen Malkmus too, apparently, and I'm happy with that.

I used a Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer, a TC Electronic El Mocambo overdrive, a Harley Benton tremolo, and a TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 reverb pedal, all leading into a TC Electronic Wiretap recorder pedal.

Drum, flute and organ sounds are from the Korg M1 software. The drum loop was made in FruityLoops Express. Everything was put together in Audacity. The chords are C Bb F G.

lyrics

I climbed the highest mountain
Without a paddle
I crossed the greatest ocean
Without a saddle

Rode horses in West Virginia
With your cousin Mabel
She said, "I never knew you had it in ya
"Now get on the table"

But I wasn't able
'Cause it wasn't stable
Oh no

I flew the desert freeway
It's my special power
I'm kind but I give no leeway
I charge by the hour

Grew carrots in Massachusetts
Puts food on the table
"Once you've got it you will never lose it"
That's what I told Mabel

She tied me up with a cable
Because she wasn't too stable
Oh no

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released September 26, 2019
Lyrics & Music: Ron Riot.

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Tundra Cats Brighton, UK

Tundra Cats split up and reform constantly, but they make the world inexorably better, like a perpetual present made up of one continually changing apocalypse. Or something like that.

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