Presents The Farm Tapes, Vol. 1

by Todd Parker

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The Farm Tapes Series features demos, finished recordings and sonic experiments recorded between 1985 and 2001 by Todd Parker with the only requirement being that the recordings were produced on a cassette 4-track machine. A Fostex X-15 was used until 1989 and from then on a Yamaha MT3X was the primary recorder.

The Farm Tapes, Vol. 1 contain recordings that span the era from 1988's twisted Dance With the Wicked Witch through the late 90's psychedelic demos for Percolate and Jimmy Colored Glasses which appeared in re-recorded form on the Tadpoles' albums, Smoke Ghost and Whirlaway.

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released November 2, 2011

Compilation ©2011 Todd Parker/Bakery Records

Performed and Recorded by Todd Parker
Drums on Ride The Soul, Sunshine, Crackface and King Of The Castle Performed and Recorded by Michael Kite Audino

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Todd Parker Hoboken, New Jersey

Todd Parker, songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/founder, of the 1990's Hoboken/NYC psychedelic rockers, Tadpoles. After releasing 7 CDs, Tadpoles went on indefinite hiatus in 2000. Parker took a decade off and returned with a solo album "Greetings From The Star Chamber" in 2010 and continued on.

For the full Tadpoles bio, see their link on Bandcamp as well as Todd Parker and The Witches on Bandcamp.
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Track Name: Ride The Soul
Ride the soul
Ride the soul
Ride the soul
Around
Track Name: Sunshine (Original Ride The World Around The Sun)
Ride the world around the sun with me
Pack all your things
Your ticket to ecstacy
Ride the world around the sun
Checking it out
You're gonna have fun
Ride the world around the sun with me
Check it out
And see what you can be
Track Name: Crackface
tie game, insane
its too tight, its not right
mind play go away
crackface leave this place
everyday run away
catch it if you can
got to got to
got to do it again
do it again
Track Name: Friends
Somebody's walking uptown
With your friends
You look
They're not around
Doo doo doo doo

Someday with a friend
And then you turn around
Its the end
One day with a friend
And then you turn around
Its the end
Doo doo doo doo

They're not around
They're not around
They're not around
They're not around
When you
When you
When you
Need them
Track Name: King Of The Castle
I'm the king of the castle
Master of all I survey
Look directly into my eyes
And I might just let you stay

King of the castle

Waiting in my little world
Where all is made of gold
Look directly into my eyes
Watch yourself explode

King of the castle

I'm the king of the castle
Direction is lost on the way
Cannot see what's in front of me
Behind is where you stay

King of the castle
Track Name: Jimmy Colored Glasses (Original Demo)
Never thought that I'd feel so sad
Never wanted anything I had
And its time that I learned to see
It's enough to just believe

We all will pass away
No one makes us stay
If there's any way to make it good
I think that I should
Track Name: Brightness Fades Unbroken
Instrumental
Track Name: Percolate (Original Demo)
You're lying on your back
You're on the second track
C'mon you're leaving here
You're gone
You're climbing up the walls
Track Name: Darkness Shines Unbroken
instrumental
Track Name: Dance With The Wicked Witch
Dance with the wicked witch
You wanna dance with the wicked witch
Wicked Witch
I am the wicked witch