Saturday, January 31, 2009

MODELS - Two Cabs to the Toucan


Written by Sean Kelly and Andrew Duffield

Incoming Taxi
Come in yellow
Incoming Taxi
Come in black cab

Hail all black cabs
Private house?
We're an Independent
Hand on handle

(chorus)

Not to the Airport
Not to the Can (You never know)
Not to Tel Aviv
Unwelcome in Japan

Back to the back-seat
Directions to the Man
Parramatta rank
Parramatta (Four cabs, Three cabs...)
Two cabs to the Toucan

(Repeat)

Two Cabs to the Toucan (short video)

Cut Lunch (long promo, including all tracks and interviews)

Trivia -

There are at least two different versions of Two Cabs to the Toucan. The first, released on CUT LUNCH (and "Models COLLECTION" and also "Models and Friends") is 3:19. The second appears on the UK release of Local and/or General, and was remixed by Steve Brown, coming in at 3:48!!

Two Cabs was never officially released as a single, although I do possess a rare double-A side 7" vinyl of it, with the flip being a track by Jo Zep and the Falcons. Weird, eh?

MODELS - Man 'o Action


Written by Sean Kelly

Man 'o Action
Inane fool
Per fer vid um
Abandon
Open Fire

Words are faster than man o' action

--

This track was actually re-recorded for re-release on all versions of the Local and/or General album.

MODELS - Atlantic Romantic


Written by Sean Kelly and Andrew Duffield

She said that I didn't fit her description
She said that I wasn't even handsome
I'd think that she is so romantic
I'd follow her across the Atlantic

(chorus)

She said that I was the only one
She said "My favourite boy"
She said it to me in a nice way
In a polite way
Over and out

She said that I didn't fit her description
She said that I wasn't even handsome
I think that she is so romantic
I'd follow her across the Atlantic

(chorus)

She said that I didn't fetch her prescription
She said that I wasn't even handsome
I think that she is so specific
I'd follow her across the Pacific

(repeat chorus)

Atlantic Romantic live on Countdown ABC Australia (1981)

Cut Lunch mini-slices (from the rare promo video)

There are at least two versions of Atlantic Romantic. The first appears on the original UK-recorded Australia-released album (Local and/or General). The second is on the UK-release of the same album, with every track remixed by Steve Brown. Interesting!

MODELS - rare song lyrics!

This blog will mainly follow New-Age, Post-Punk, Pre-Pop, New Romantics.

One of my favourite bands from way back is MODELS. Some folk refer to them as 'THE MODELS', but the band-members are adament that this is not their real name (despite some records I have being labeled as 'THE MODELS'.

MODELS are quite well renowned for their cryptic and sometimes quite unintelligible lyric, particularly pre-James Freud. Not including lyrics on the LP (or CD/CASS) tip-in sheets magnified this view.

I'm going to start slow, but first up are a couple of previously unavailable song lyrics, for tracks from their pre-James Freud days, off the 'CUT LUNCH' 10" EP.

I've seen many attempts at lyrics off 'CUT LUNCH', and I feel this will satisfy the readers thirst for lyrical content.

As mentioned, the CUT LUNCH releases never included a lyric sheet of any kind. But interestingly, for the UK release of 'LOCAL AND/OR GENERAL', there was a lyric sheet. Not only that, but a couple of tracks from the Australian release were dropped, and remixed versions of ATLANTIC ROMANTIC, TWO CABS TO THE TOUCAN, and MAN 'O ACTION were included - along with the lyrics! So they'll be up for your perusal today.

Thanks for reading!