The Opium Fence

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Taken from a session recorded by Geoff Streadwick at 40 oz Sound, Winter 1995 that resulted in five songs. These songs were planned for release on a second 7" but mostly went unreleased.


I walked up and down like a magnet
That street was the goddamn polar pull
No help for a jinx I couldn't shake
Shades pulled, no money for a milkshake
Early in the evening
Of 24 hours of bad luck
Broken off engagements
And wondering to wake you up
I thought I saw this sort of crown
Of white light bulbs around her head
When she was watching the t.v.
I wasn't sure if it was real
Or if I was hallucinating because I needed sleep
Deep steps click special effects
Four in the morning and no destination
Nearing the conclusion of 24 hours of bad luck
Pumpkin pie forever
Keep the mistakes, I am crushed
Turn off the tape recorder
I don't wanna talk about it
Anyone can listen to themselves cry
I spoke in a low and quiet tone
"There is something you should know."


from Complete Recordings 1994​-​1996, released March 2, 2016



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Chore Ann Arbor, Michigan

Band from Ann Arbor in existence between June 1994 and November 1996.

Released two 7"s and various tapes, played weekly in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ypsilanti and the surrounding areas, as well as one tour of the West Coast. ... more

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