11 Songs

by Liz Pappademas

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Nicholas Taliesin Barrett
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Nicholas Taliesin Barrett On and off for a decade I've come to love the subtle, sometimes surreal 'Hurts To Purr' album by the band of that name, with Liz up front. Lovely voice, good lyrics and cool piano — I was amazed that nobody else had even put the artwork on Last.fm since 2006!
These songs, while not new, are a gorgeous way to slip into another "année de tous les dangers". If anything can get us through 2017, it's good music
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Loma Prieta 04:31
Loma Prieta, dark hill Shook up the San Andreas to the heart of a little girl I was the epicenter There in the door holding onto my mother "No, it's not, no, it's not OK," I told her We saw a movie that day On a field trip to the mint that survived the quake In 1906 when the city burned black Those images came rushing Like the fires They came rushing back It was hot It was hot Too hot for October We set up the kitchen with candles My brother and I knew that school would be canceled We slept on my parents' room floor We knew about aftershocks We braced for more We felt a lot We felt a lot Older Loma Prieta, dark hill Please stay dark, I prayed Please stay still I was the epicenter I was the epicenter I'm not the epicenter
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Breathing in the water His hands grasped for the sky A vision came down toward him An electric snake reflected in his eyes Drugs and drinking hardly helped the demons, they possessed him the walls bled at the hospital he buried the furniture out in the garden One voice, one voice Spoke louder than the rest Sarge made Scott saw off his shotgun Put on fatigues and shaved his head And Sarge called out the orders "Shoot the lock, kill them both Leave you wife, leave the little girl." Blood on the linoleum Birdie and her mother crouched The kitchen floor The kitchen floor Now he says he's born again the Born Again April Fool Believes he's being put to death for preaching the gospel the state is the devil the law his rule Oh, that power line that electric snake that devil's hand reached out for him as a boy and now as a man I am not a juror thank god I'm not a judge 'cause if he casts a shadow on a sunny day In Texas, that's enough

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Liz Pappademas' solo debut. "a beautifully downbeat collection of piano-driven art-pop tunes." - NPR

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released March 21, 2007

Liz Pappademas - keyboards, vocals
Roberto Sanchez - drums
Gary Newcomb - pedal steel
Jeff Johnston - bass, brass kick-plate

Written and produced by Liz Pappademas
with production assistance on tracks 3, 4, 5, and 7 by Brian Kehew

Piano, drums, Fender Rhodes, and selected vocals recoded by Scott McDowell at Hyde Street Studio C in San Francisco. Pedal steel, bass and brass kick-plate recorded by Lang Freeman at Folsur in Austin. Keyboards, accordion, additional vocals and percussion recorded by Brian Kehew at OFR in Los Angeles. Selected vocals, accordion, and percussion recorded by Liz Pappademas at home in San Francisco.

Mixed by Brian Kehew at OFR in Los Angeles
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering
Album design by Laurent Rivelaygue
Artist photos by Chris Black

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Liz Pappademas Los Angeles, California

Liz Pappademas is a singer songwriter, pianist, and teacher in Los Angeles.

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