Status Quo Radio

by Rhythm Bastard

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Robert Anderson Worked on this album with RB for quite some time and I'm happy to see it released! Eric's singing, songwriting, and dedication has improved ten fold since I met him and this album shows off how far he's come. The story telling here is great. Favorite track: Status Quo Radio.
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    Status Quo Radio is a rock opera about a rock star seeking revenge and a new life. A tale of betrayal, love, and ultraviolence in the 1960's Southwest.

    Also started life as a concept album based off the video game Team Fortress 2.
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    released October 9, 2015

    Rhythm Bastard- Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums on Tracks 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 16
    Paolo Viteri- Drums on Tracks 1, 8, 12, 14
    David K. Ginn- Vocals on Tracks 2, 7, 10
    Jesse Schopher- Vocals on Tracks 2, 7, 10

    Produced, mixed and mastered by DJ Roborob.

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Hey, let’s go turn on the Status Quo That’s all that you need to know Music and news sure to cure your blues Comin’ out your stereo Everything’s fine in this radio time And we got what you want to hear It’s what going down in your city or town, There’s no need to fear. Get ready for the ride, no matter what you’re side Whether it’s RED or BLU We got your kind of style so hands off that dial Yeah you know what to do The only game in down so we’re gonna party down Lift you up to the sky before you it the ground. Everything’s fine when it’s radio time It’s Status Quo Radio Status Quo Status Quo Radio Radio Status Quo Status Quo Radio Hey, let’s go! The number one station for all your information Dominiating airwaves We got you’re solution if you’re thinking revolution, Don’t be a mainstream slave It’s all OK in your radio stay Without worry or strife If you’ve had it rough, we’re dealing in the fluff The DJ’s gonna save your life All our best guys will never tell no lies And the music rock’s and rolls With our top 40 hits and no bullshit, Just let us take control. The only game in down so we’re gonna party down Lift you up to the sky before you it the ground. Everything’s fine when it’s radio time It’s Status Quo Radio Status Quo Status Quo Radio Radio Status Quo Status Quo Radio Hey, let’s go! Status Quo Status Quo Radio Radio Status Quo Status Quo Radio Hey, let’s go!
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It’s the greatest American institution, don’t you know? All out warfare brought to you by K-Q-U-O Enlist for R-E-D Destroy our enemies In the name of military industry It’s the greatest American institution, don’t you know? All out warfare brought to you by W-Q-U-O Enlist for B-L-U You’ve got nothin’ left to do Except fight for the red, white and blue (DRUM INTRO) LISTEN UP MAGGOTS! I am your colonel. Let me debrief you On this war eternal See those brothers? Of another color? They want to kill your country And don’t you love her? Those sons of bitches Got empty heads Can’t fill ‘em with knowledge, So we’ll fill ‘em with lead Until those suckers are dead! War, (WAR!) you gotta want it more! (MORE!) It’s what you’re paid for (WAR!) and settling the score. (WAR! WAR!) Go (GO!) go (GO!) and fight Screaming eagles in the night Make the rockets ignite, FIGHT! (FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!) It won’t be easy So stick to your guns We ain’t callin’ it quits. Until we won Give yourself To the power we wield Be another body On the battlefield We’re kickin’ ass For the corporation Not just for us, For the sake of the nation So get to your battlestations! War, (WAR!) you gotta want it more! (MORE!) It’s what you’re paid for (WAR!) and settling the score. (WAR! WAR!) Go (GO!) go (GO!) and fight Screaming eagles in the night Make the rockets ignite, FIGHT! (FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!) (DRUM SOLO) War, (WAR!) you gotta want it more! (MORE!) It’s what you’re paid for (WAR!) and settling the score. (WAR! WAR!) Go (GO!) go (GO!) and fight Screaming eagles in the night Make the rockets ignite, FIGHT! (FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!)
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Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a pretty big deal with a stocked trophy shelf. Son of a whore and a punk from the South side I used my legs cause I never had a ride Tried going to the major leagues But they said they didn’t have a place for me Now my whole town has gone to shit, The only thing left to do was enlist. I don’t give a damn ‘bout the minor offenses, Cause tonight I’m swingin’ for the fences I’m a force of nature comin’ your way Like the Red Sox on opening day. All I wanna do is hit that and fight ‘Cause this kid sure as hell ain’t all right. Screwin’ up and fightin’ just for fun I don’t have to worry cause I can always run Corprate leaders fighting over my soul Only point being complete control. TV said I should rebel against the man when he gives me all my energy in a can. Still got my bat, yeah it’s all I need. Now I go by mercenary creed. At least it’s better than a 9 to 5 I’m getting high on just staying alive I don’t give a damn ‘bout the minor offenses, Cause tonight I’m swingin’ for the fences I’m a force of nature comin’ your way Like the Red Sox on opening day. All I wanna do is hit that and fight ‘Cause this kid sure as hell ain’t all right. Screwin’ up and fightin’ just for fun I don’t have to worry cause I can always run (GUITAR SOLO) I don’t give a damn ‘bout the minor offenses, Cause tonight I’m swingin’ for the fences I’m a force of nature comin’ your way Like the Red Sox on opening day. All I wanna do is hit that and fight ‘Cause this kid sure as hell ain’t all right. Screwin’ up and fightin’ just for fun I don’t have to worry cause I can always run x3
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Fire Night 03:57
My brain’s saying no, but my heart’s saying yes, So I keep on pounding the pavement I’ve been through fire, and I’ve been through ice, But I know this party is heaven sent Broke out of prison now I’m getting inside, Been running everywhere, need someplace to hide Ode to the bouncer, let me in or I’ll trounce you, Then I’ll burn up the floor, cause I’m here to dance Make that body rock, ignite the spark, Cause I won’t be dancing over here in the dark I’m looking all right, and I can play all night, So get out of my way, I’m getting into the spotlight I’m falling for this girl, so like a Phoenix I rise, to the occasion Just checking out your body, so pay me no mind, you’re my kind of woman You’ve had old flames, who’ve all turned out the same I think we both know that it’s others to blame Ode to the barman, drinks are on me and Let’s blow up this stage like a I’m fuckin’ starman Make that body rock, ignite your spark, Cause nobody wants to dance in the dark You’re looking all right, and I can go all night, So get up on stage and come into the spotlight And don’t you know we’re both rebels from the waist down Light the way and we can burn this city down. SOLO! Make that body rock, ignite your spark, Cause we won’t be dancing now in the dark You’re looking all right, and I can go all night, So get up on stage and come into the spotlight
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I’ve seen the future, and it is me First one to leave my town and join university, I’m ready to solve any problems I might face. I control progress for the whole human race Look at me, I got my PHDs, I see good things coming our way Turn on the set my baby now, cause I’m here to stay Don’t you worry our head, Cause I’ll make both our ways I’m just happy being alive in these radio days I can build a better world for you and me, Just have a little faith in me and my machines Just don’t ask me about beauty or Plato Cause Philosophy I sure as hell don’t know Look at me, I got my PHDs, I see good things coming our way Turn on the set my baby now, cause I’m here to stay Don’t you worry our head, Cause I’ll make both our ways I’m just happy being alive in these radio days
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I can’t take it anymore, the crowd that roared, Has faded to the static of bombs and war. I used to play songs, that’s how I got along, But somewhere it all went all went wrong World came crashing down, in fifty foot high waves. And I’m on the shore, begging to be saved. CHORUS As I try to start to start a fire beneath the rising tide And I’m drowning, lungs are burning, Hell I just wanna die, just close my eyes Breathe in the suicide and slip into a haze. Float me back into the ocean where my song plays The radio days. It started getting grand, when I finally touched land, Fell in love with the girl who took my hand She’s from the other side, but I never ever mind, Til the men who run the town maligned Tried to put us out, but I showed them the door, They beat me down and threw me out the second floor CHORUS Had a get a 9 to 5, but I barely stay alive, Had to take a few just to survive. Maybe I’m blessed to stay behind this desk But there’s a panicked beating in my chest. Plots and plans, on the back of the paperwork If I can’t be starting something, I might just go bezerk
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I work three jobs a day For always little pay. All I have is the drink that numbs me to think That there’s never another way. And we’re told to be content. Never allowed to vent. They say I’m deranged for wanting some change As my money’s all been spent So now I want to fight Set the fuse to ignite. Cause once my head’s drowned I’ll cry through the town Let the bombs go off tonight. Let the bombs go off tonight (x4) Wail like a banshee screaming in the night, If they can’t see it bring them into the light See not all is well. We see more with one eye then they can with two To recognize the lies they’ve been telling you See right through the shell With a claymore in your hand and a fire in your heart Raise your fist in the air and make the revolution start Go and give them hell. Let the bombs go off tonight Let the bombs go off tonight Let the bombs go off tonight We’ll finish this fight Make the fuse ignite Our own problems you can’t understand if our freedom is too much to demand. See not all is well On the battlefield the carnage of the war with all the money dealed for keeping the score Welcome to your hell With a claymore in your hand and a fire in your heart Raise your fist in the air and make the revolution start Go and give them hell. Let the bombs go off tonight Let the bombs go off tonight Let the bombs go off tonight We’ll finish this fight Make the fuse ignite Run, run away the ruins They won’t pay no mind Run, run away from the ruins That we will leave behind
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Tower Siege 04:23
Keep it steady, girls and boys, We got the signal, get ready to bring the noise Up in the tower, atop your golden throne We are the paltry price to keep you there alone Charged and ready, we are bulletproof We’re in your penthouse ‘cause we just blew off the roof You got the power, but we got the guns Better cower, ‘cause it’s too late to run Run from the people and run from the poor Suckers you fucked just to profit some more Strung up by your bootstraps to kill the cash cow, Cause’ guess what? I’m the big man now? Kings and executives, first on the wall, The castle towers will crumble and fall, I’m the ruler now hand me my crown Cause guess what? I’m the big man now! Remember when you said We’d be living well? I guess you were really talking ‘bout yourself. The paper read, Sign on the dotted line Didn’t say it was the devil’s contract I signed Our finest hour, Snatched away, Checks were cashed, but you were just too rich to pay The grapes are sour Now face the horde! You live by the dollar, you die by the sword. Swords through your guts though you may be dismayed At the end of the blade is the man you betrayed. The fireworks going ka boom and kapow. Cause guess what? I’m the big man now. Kings and executives, first on the wall, The castle towers will crumble and fall, I’m the ruler now hand me my crown Cause guess what? I’m the big man now! I bet you thought when I was attacked If I lived through it I’d come crawling Back from the dead, and I’m kicking some ass Boot on your neck and your face in the grass
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Bad Doctors 04:50
Out of the grindhouse ‘round half past one Got my girl who’s up for some fun, Speeding up the highway, blasting out of town I was heading up but she wouldn’t go down Talking my ear off bout the stupid schlock, A Science Fiction Double Feature about zombie docs, They burst out the ground bonesaws in hand, Their first victims were metal band, When they were done they wanted more, Leaving leather, hair and blood on the floor CHORUS: Those Bad doctors, coming in the middle of night. Bad doctors, giving me quite a fright Bad doctors, you can never win, They’ll cut you open, just to sew you back again. They’re not getting paid so they start slashing, But if they don’t stop there’s gonna be a bashin’ Car broke down fifty miles from home, When the battery died on both of our phones, She spied a place fifty feet way, Saying it was a place we could stay, Was a giant mansion five stories tall, Gargoyles, stained glass, lightning and all, We knocked on the doors and they opened wide, The butler asked “Won’t you come inside- The owner doesn’t get many guests you see, Still he’s the best doc at brain surgery CHORUS Doctor came down dressed to the nines, “Sorry bout you’re ride, but you’ll feel just fine- “I’m quite the genius but I don’t get much Only when you need that special touch” Sat us in the kitchen and we all had tea, But just one sip was enough for me Finally came to, strapped to a table, Thought to myself this is quite the fable, Looked at my feet and lowered my jaw, Doc’s looming over me with a bone saw, CHORUS Right as he started cranial assault, He said “You know Bastard this is all your fault, This is what you get for talking shit, You should have died at the Gravel Pit When I’m done with your lobotomy, They’ll have no choice but reward me!” I reached for a scalpel with my fretting hand, Cut right through the restraining band Doc turned around “Are you ready for more?” Just to see me bursting out the bay door. CHORUS Got my girl from the other room, Then ran out escaping certain doom. But still Doc had one trick up his sleeve, A damn hungy looking zombie army We kept on movin, escaping the stench When he said “I AM ZE MOTHERFUCKING UBERMENSCH!” Kicked down the door and rushed outside, My baby thanked me for saving her hide Hugged and kissed like lovers all along, Turned around and saw the house was gone. CHORUS
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My hands are shakin’, my heart’s beating Without this hit, I won’t be eatin’ I’m not crazed, just professional. Dirty deeds, baby, no bull. If you want it done, well then I’m your guy, I’ll bring the thunder from down on high! CHORUS Boom, headshot! From a mile away, Boom, headshot! I could dance all day, Boom, headshot! IF you know what I mean, Boom, headshot! Polite efficient and clean! I’ve rock and rolled, this game before, Ready for action, ready to score, No one’ll catch me looking down the sights, When I’m done you’re gonna be all right So fierce when I’m on the attack, I’ll knock you out and put you on your back CHORUS Hop in my van I’ll take you for a spin, Early morning, getting those shots in, We’ll ride all night and we’ll ride all day, Tell me missy, are you ready for me? Here we go now got to keep it steady, I’m coming out so you better get ready! CHORUS
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Paper Masks 02:51
Turn on your hell and walk away, As I bleed out from the brain, The pressure drove me insane so it’s over now Talking out of two sides, Hoping you’d come for the ride, Ended up suicide so it’s over now CHORUS Still I put a mask on and count until I’m gone I know it’s not right that I charm you by moonlight And am out by dawn I guess we had to end up broken hearted. Our paper mask will burn in the fire we started. Tried to escape my past and in that I put you last, You were caught in the blast So it’s over now Never going back to the band And I hope you’d understand Seems you had your own plans but it’s over now CHORUS BRIDGE CHORUS
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Welcome to the top of the pops On the Q-U-O you can never stop Let’s go and start the show Radio silence fell on deaf ears, but don’t you fear we’re always here With this band we’ll start again CHORUS Live from the tower in the middle of nowhere land Sea and air we always kick out the jams. Just when you think you’ve had enough it, You’ll be lying face down in the gravel pit Boom! Pow! Smash! Get Ready for the Crash! The Bastards reunite tonight Keeping up the greatest fight. We’re everywhere, no one’s spared. When you’re feeling this kinda high Don’t surmise you’ve been lobotomized It’s fine, I’ve lost my mind CHORUS (Solo) Shut down other frequenceies Until all that’s left is you and me Like a twisted prophecy That’s all we’ll be And if you think you’re having none of it, You’re gonna end up face down in the gravel pit Boom! Pow! Smash! Get Ready for the Crash! Bullet to the head, won’t make you dead You just go back to making the bread I’m not a slave, I’ve just been saved. Who cares if you’ve been through hell Life is already swell, so don’t rebel Play this song, and sing along Live from the tower in the middle of nowhere land Sea and air, we’re always damned Even though I’ve already quit I’d rather be dead at the gravel pit BOOM POW SMASH! I’m ready for the crash! BOOM! POW! SMASH! CRASH!

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Status Quo Radio is a rock opera about a rock star seeking revenge and a new life. A tale of betrayal, love, and ultraviolence in the 1960's Southwest.

Also started life as a concept album based off the video game Team Fortress 2.

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released October 9, 2015

Rhythm Bastard- Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums on Tracks 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 16
Paolo Viteri- Drums on Tracks 1, 8, 12, 14
David K. Ginn- Vocals on Tracks 2, 7, 9
Jesse Schopher- Vocals on Tracks 2, 7, 9

Produced, mixed and mastered by DJ Roborob.

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