I've written about the leave of absence from Cornell that I took in the first half of 1986 to go live in London, where my girlfriend and I ended up in a flat with some cool people named Paul, Bridget, and Roy. Paul had a Yamaha MT44 4-track cassette studio, and I had a total blast learning how to bounce and mix in this humble little studio, producing 4 CDs worth of material: the pops, noodle stranger, psychedelic freak box, and naive visions. Well, in the second half of 1987, they came to live with me in Ithaca, NY, when I was living in my parents house on Warren Road while they were on a year-long sabbatical in Thailand. We made the family room into our jamming space, with Jon's drums and my folks' piano and pump organ and even some timpani. Paul brought his MT44A deck with him, and we had some great times in the studio, resulting in the album Warren Road Studios. This has one track from E.B.A., three from The Andy Band, and five from Paul Explosion and the Digitally Insane.
This was written by Paul, and started off with a totally different straight-ahead rock feel in its first version. Paul sings the lead vocal and plays electric guitars including the lead. Tim plays the drum kit. I play bass, electric guitar, piano, and sing some backing vocals. I engineered, mixed, and produced it, including a lot of really off the wall panning and playing with echo settings on my Roland Digital Delay. My band E.B.A. ended up playing this song quite a lot in 1987-1989, and it was a crowd favorite due to Paul's uplifting message.
Thanks for listening!
Jericho people's lives ruled by greed clinging to the things that they do not need it jails the mind in a cell called fear all thoughts of freedom yeah disappear may the children of creation break the hold upon this nation to lighten up our day to lighten up our pretty day the more you have the walls get higher defend it is the main desire but you can't see the world outside you've forgotten the joy of being alive you draw your faith in the lord above but the judge you follow is devoid of love your savior bows his head in shame to see the things that you do in his name the book of love, you rewrite to cast yourself in a better light to question is heresy you scream and crush the child's innocent dream now we recognize your kind we're loosening the bonds that bind your Jericho is falling down to the higher vibration's healing sound to the higher vibration's healing sound to the higher vibration's healing sound the healing has begun lyrics by Paul Tuckey music by Paul Tuckey and Andy Wyatt ©1987 by Paul Explosion