The Way It Crumbles

by Bug Prentice

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harrycw Such a cool, spooky album. These guys are out to rock in a kind of spiny, nerdy way, with cute funny lyrics and some great raw noise. This album will take you on a little dark journey. Favorite track: Spoons.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson another great record with Ruth Goller on it? Yup. Strong echoes of 90s DC Punk - Fugazi/Shellac etc. but with some spikier, jazzier harmonies in there, perhaps echoing some of Ian McKaye's post-Fugazi projects. Love this a whole lot. Geddit.
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vaun norman This is the most interesting and diverse set of songs imaginable, the music is ultra postmodern indie rockfused with clever and witty lyrics. Musicianship of the highest order. Favorite track: Nebraska Admiral.
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released November 23, 2015

Ally Craig - voice, guitar
Ruth Goller - bass, voice
Stephen Gilchrist - drums

With:
Jon Clayton - cello on 'Spoons'
James Maddren - drums on 'The Bucket'

Recorded at One Cat Studio, Brixton. Engineered and mixed by Jon Clayton. Mastered by Mark Cawthra.

All songs written by Ally Craig.

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Bug Prentice Oxford, UK

Bug Prentice is an avant-punk trio straddling Oxford and London like some crazy godzilla. Our influences range from Cardiacs and Shellac to Thelonious Monk, with lyrics inspired by watching too many old films.

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Track Name: Nicholas Ray
This is a man
He is just mad
This is a man
He is just mad

I'm a stranger here myself...

This where he live
If he lives at all
Once you been there
You've been somewhere

I'm a stranger here myself...
Track Name: Not Yet
Birds and bees and educated fleas
But not me
Worms and whales and everything between
Makes me green

Rabbits are particularly bad
The very thought of it could drive me mad

Flowers don't say no to the bees
But they all say no to me...
Track Name: Nebraska Admiral
I'm askin'
If you're Nebraskan
Can I join your navy?
Would you nominate me?

I want to be a Nebraska Admiral...

An honorary title
Performing duties vital
There is no money in it
But I'd really like to win it

I want to be a Nebraska Admiral...
Track Name: Just Do Anything?
Ah, the French champagne
Is noted for its excellence
There is a California wine
Inspired...
By that same French excellence

It's fermented
In the bottle
Like the best champagnes
It's vintage dated
So Paul Masson... CUT!
Track Name: Ceilidh Dancer
Tell a joke but Billy's gone and spoiled it
Gave away the punchline 'cause he's heard it
He had plans to use it in his own speech

Sexually aggressive ceilidh dancer
In his head he chants "be the bull - BE IT!"
Stamp his foot so hard he breaks the dance floor
Track Name: Spoons
When the rest are just confused
You'll be understanding
If your spoons are running low
I won't be demanding

I've a feeling just like home
When I'm over your place
I don't need a camera
To remember your face

I wish that we could live in a library
All the crap we own far as I can see

I've a feeling just like home
When I'm over your place
I don't need a camera
To remember your face

Can I take a picture anyway please?
Track Name: A Train then a Train then a Train
Oh-oh... I can't complain
That's the reason it took me so long to write again

Catch a train
Then a train
Then a train

I know, yes I know you'll keep me entertained
And I'll never want to go back home again

I won't miss
My TV

We'll see if we get so far, we get so far
That all we know, all we know is our guitars

Catch a train
Then a train
Then a train
Then a bus!
Track Name: Moustache
[Ally]
I haven't slept
In like eight days
It's hard, you know
Hard being me

[Ruth]
What's the worst part
Of being you?

[Ally]
Moustache...

I take a drink
It dips in my cup
Tickles my lip
And wakes me up

[Ruth]
Did you never think
Just shave it off?

[Ally]
I can't do that
It's my moustache
Track Name: Angular Spirals
My finger's on the switch, switch
If I push my hand in it
Could I become electric?

I find my beauty in, in
Bridges and cities
And the angular spirals we both draw

Like we feel the same way
About junk and stuff
Like we feel the same way

It's getting harder
To beat all of my high scores
I'm not really improving all that much

Maybe I should change
I should change THE GAME
Maybe I should change
Track Name: Lovitz vs. Dick
So it goes, so it went
We never saw Phil again

Jon still blames Andy
And everyone agrees
So Jon's punching Andy
And everyone's cheering
Jon still blames Andy
And everyone agrees, everyone...

You ugly son of a bitch
You've a face for radio
And a voice for magazines
Track Name: The Bucket
I'm so easy to wind up
I gave you the key

There is nothing you could say
That would put me off

I can't win, I can't win, I can't win
Then again I don't really want to

I'm so easy to wind up
I gave you the key

I can't win, I can't win, I can't win
Then again I don't really want to
Will this mind ne'er be clean?
I'll calm down if you give me

THE BUCKET...