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Escalating Quickly


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LukeSpurs Love this album as it sounds like nothing else. Bonkers production on top of the always great Denis' songwriting. Favorite track: Unbroken.
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    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

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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.
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…
Numb 02:51
Forever Road 03:21
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
Long Night 02:48
The Jackals 03:06
The Antidote 02:53
Unbroken 03:13


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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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