Escalating Quickly


  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Ten Foot Pole pushes past 90’s melodic punk genre limitations with "Escalating Quickly", their first all new song album since 2004. Producer Ryan Greene, anxious to showcase his skills beyond the iconic 90’s albums he produced (NOFX, Lagwagon, and No Use for a Name etc.), was going for “The Bohemian Rhapsody of 90’s punk,” adding layers of ear candy and outlandish special guest shredding to the solid new Ten Foot Pole songs. Ryan added “If I never do a record after this I would want people to remember me by this record.”

    Pressing: 200 x Transparent Orange Vinyl

    Includes unlimited streaming of Escalating Quickly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Escalating Quickly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released May 10, 2019

Produced, Engineered & Mixed by: Ryan Green
Recorded at: Crush Recording, Nth Hollywood CA
Mastered by: Gene Grimaldi @ Oasis Mastering, Burbank CA
Artwork by: Konstantin Zotov


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Track Name: Everything Dies
Thought that we would always be together
Bought the whole notion love lasts forever
But in real life forever is a disaster
There’s no such thing as happy ever after…
Cuz everything dies!

Yes it’s dark but that’s the way we’re heading
Would you prefer a story with a different setting?
Like a child you might go on pretending
Heaven is real and love is never ending
But everything dies!

Sometimes I’m still believing, like no one here is leaving
Sometimes I wish that glory was more than just a story
Sometimes I get a feeling, wish for mercy and some healing
And some warmth in mid-December, but the ice helps me remember
That everything Dies!

You might be on top with beauty and youth
But give it some time your eyelids will droop
The years will go by your puppies will die
The pride of your life killed slowly by time.
Track Name: Don't Be A Dick
As a kid I liked the Beatles and then Styx and ELO
Roller skated backwards to disco, ass kicked cuz my school book said Devo
I learned of crosstown rivals when a car of massive jocks
Asked what school I attended, and then pelted me with rocks
I poured sugar in their gas tank
The proud Mustang got so sick
That day WE learned a lesson…
Don’t be a dick!
Studied history and religion in the schools where I was punched
My funny hair deeply offended, a delinquent fought me for my lunch
And all the books and bibles, social theory and explanation
can be summed up in a minute: Aggression triggers escalation
No one likes to be assaulted
Getting poked with a burning stick
Unless you got permission…
Don’t be a dick!
You can call it your special golden rule, or common consideration
You can call it manners or etiquette or make a scientific explanation
But it all boils down to kindness, or at least not being a meanie
And if you don’t understand that you might be a giant weenie!
Don’t be a dick!
From the alleys of Barcelona to the New York City gutters
From the Tokyo elevators to London bikes ridden by nutters
I’ve rocked with millions of diverse people, big to small and fancy to plain
Under skin and clothes and hardware more or less we’re all the same
Please forgive me for this lecture, but 50 years taught me this trick
If you want to make life better…
Track Name: Forever Road
We are defenders, a torch in our hands A flame that we touch to the stealers of lands We will never retreat, daily tyrants arise We are dissenters, creators of art Exposing regimes that tear families apart We will never know sleep, the machine never dies So we go down this forever road, Trying to build a better home We know how long we’ve got to go … forever

We are resisters and seekers of truth Trying to break loose from the myths of our youth We will never be free, the programming is strong We are protesters, protectors of hope Speak truth to the power then our necks in a rope Standing up to the kings, and their armies head on So we go down this forever road When I fall please take the load We know how long we’ve got to go… forever

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