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Acid Rain

by Amos Pitsch

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    Remixed by Amos Pitsch in 2021 at Crutch of Memory Studios - Appleton, WI
    Remastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering - Madison, WI
    Lacquers cut by Carl Saff
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1.
I'm So Angry 04:48
I’m so angry Angry now Another day has come and gone again I’m so angry Angry now All our angels fallin from the sky Shrug your shoulders when it’s time to die I’m so angry Angry now Who’s to blame for all this awful shit And all the pain that comes along with it I’m so angry Angry now Politicians lying through their teeth I’m so angry Angry now Livin’s just a privilege, so we’re told Ronald Johnson’s seven figure gold I’m so angry Angry now The bottom line just trickles down the drain It’s memory an ugly sagging stain
2.
You’re cool And I don’t know what to do about it You’re divine And I couldn’t be more true about it And the way you set me straight I don’t know if I could get through without it But I just can’t tell you about it Cool Down (…) Cool Down (…) You got a strut that no one’s done before Proclaimin shit that hits the dance floor Tell me more
3.
Here in the heart of the U.S.A. We’re calling the mobsters by a brand new name Kids in the school yard Runnin around Those are the days that we long for now We got it made in the U.S.A. We’re drinkin Kool-Aid in the U.S.A. We’re beggin for water They’re givin us sand We’re kissin their feet at their command We want a solution They tell us to pray We got it made in the U.S.A.
4.
Don’t you know it feels so good To know that you’re around And I’m around To make you feel good too
5.
Acid Rain 03:41
I know you got that itch And I know you feel the pain And time begins to drip It’s fallin down Like Acid Rain Now you got yourself a friend A mountain made of clay But then those rocks start tumblin They’re fallin down Like Acid Rain Now in a strangled haze It’s calling out your name It gives you its embrace Then it falls down Like Acid Rain
6.
In our old house Dust gathers fast Like broken glass It finds its way into our dreams Still you say please And I break your knees Carryin on Watching you go til you’re gone Don’t you get cold now Wandering off far Out of my sight Into the night Like an old tooth You just came loose Left all our dreams In our old house- so it seems
7.
In our old house Dust gathers fast Like broken glass It finds its way into our dreams Still you say please And I break your knees Carryin on Watching you go til you’re gone Like an old tooth You just came loose Left all our dreams In our old house- so it seems
8.
9.
Here in this old town With all of the faces that you know Setting your feet down Doin the things you used to do Singing those night time Oak Hill Blues Silhouettes of the lamp posts And the way that the branches ebb and flow Stumble round like an old ghost Draggin your shadow slow In tow Well there ain’t no one Gonna fill your shoes And you’re never gonna lose These Oak Hill Blues
10.
Dying Young 04:01
We oughta know Everything by now About the way the world goes round But there’s some people Just like to have their fun And they’re not scared Of dying young There’s a bug That’s buzzing round and round And it won’t stop until it’s done There’s some people Don’t care if they get stung They’re not scared Of dying young Two by two Ten by ten We’re walkin off the cliff again Tumblin til the end And there’s some people Got plans to have it all Their lofty dreams are so well-spun But once they rule the world They’ve only just begun And they’re not scared Of dying young

about

In the rural community of Winchester, Wisconsin, Amos Pitsch kickstarted his musical path at the age of six. With a small, orange sparkling 60’s Japanese manufactured drum kit pulled out of his uncle’s attic, an heirloomed wooden chord organ with no legs, and a cheap karaoke machine, Pitsch toiled at the process of multi-track recording even before he understood basic mathematical concepts. The allure of creative ambition would take hold quickly and soon replaced other cheap thrills. He found this solitary pursuit more fitting to his social impulses than most other juvenile activities and it became apparent by adolescence that the production of music was his calling and the microphone and tape machine was his tool of choice.

Acid Rain was made in much the same spirit- during a single reclusive pandemic month of 2020. Feverishly recorded on a clunky out-dated digital recorder with no second thoughts or revisionary stages. The gears churned unstoppably and continuously until the night of its release. At times the record takes on a cynical tone, taking stabs at divisive politics and wealth disparity. At other times, the concepts of nostalgia and romantic fantasy creep in. It sounds like an album that was labored over but not perfected. Which is certainly what it is. A timepiece for a precarious political period; an unreliable social forecast; a disquiet civil atmosphere. With the closing track, Dying Young, Pitsch leaves the future of the narrative open ended- “There’s some people- Got plans to have it all- Their lofty dreams are so well spun- But once they rule the world- They’ve only just begun- And they’re not scared of dying young”. A fitting anecdote for the quandary we’ve found ourselves in now as siblings to one another and citizens of the world.

Amos Pitsch writes and performs in the groups Tenement and Dusk and is co-founder, producer, studio engineer, and designer for the Crutch Of Memory and JAC World labels.

Acid Rain originally released May 1st, 2020

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released July 14, 2022

Amos Pitsch - vocals, guitars, drums, percussion, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, cello, harmonica

Originally written, recorded, mixed, and mastered (poorly and out of necessity) at Crutch Of Memory Studios - Appleton Wisconsin - April 2020 while under Covid-19 "Safer-At-Home" order using Roland VS-880EX & digital and analog processing.

Remixed by Amos Pitsch 2021 at Crutch of Memory Studios
Remastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering

Artwork by Amos Pitsch
Album bio by Amos Pitsch

Released via JAC World; A Division Of Crutch Of Memory Enterprises, 2022

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