posted on July 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

went round jlks lastnite
singing on the 1st new GB3 track
short but very sweet
2 and a half minutes of guitar thrust with soft singing
this kind of ripple shoots down the music
it just pounds away straight ahead
glenn bennie is the guitarist and co writer
from the underground lovers
they made 6 or 7 amazing albums
literate melodic powerful original
i implore you to check them out
then glenn formed GB3 and i sang one track on their second lp
“emptiness is our business” (a line from my song)
the album is a real beauty
look i’m not just saying this
buy anything glenns been involved in and you’ll be happy
up there with caino n kennedy as a dude who can sling a track together
all of them unique…..3 very gifted writers
anyway i’m gonna sing all the songs on this one
except for ms nihill who always sings a few tracks on each gb record
(a lovely sad voice she has too…)
i’m very excited by this record and we’re off to a great start….!
start saving your shekels now…
and whatever you do
dont mention the esoteric music club….!
july is here…our midwinter….but today is sunny n warm-ish
got a bad cold and cough so no swimming
did yoga yesterday morning on my balcony as painkiller pumped
wow! its a rocknrolling record
it aint polite and it aint bashful neither
it throbs and it pounds
it doesnt stop to say excuse me, ma’am
it comes round yer house n it throws its feet up on the chairs
it smokes dope in front of yer granny and it uses rude language
it drives a souped up ford futura with skulls n dice
it drinks hard liquor and pans for gold in mexico
it dates fast women and it has a dagger concealed
it sneers at schmaltzy glitz n the olde trad thing
it throws things at boy bands
it falls asleep at the controls n you end up some place else
it wears olde style levis with hash burn holes
it wears velvet waistcoats and floral cravats
it wears board shorts with a tab of E in the pocket
it hangs around in beach shacks and chrome lined offices
it reads books by mozart and van gogh
it sounds like the roar of the ocean
it looks like the most desired thing
it smells acrid and sweet like opium smoke
it cant still still for olde fogeys or young pricks
it doesnt dig the hyper-bullshit media , no way
it doesnt watch its life away on some soap opera or quiz show
it plays guitar or hangs out near a dead volcano
it dreams about ancient crete and remembers lemuria
its masc closing in on fem
its plus moving into minus
its ying yang ding dong
baby its coz i love you so much
its everything minus nothing or vice versa
painkiller is a rubbery bass guitar in yer rear vision
painkiller is a kick up the ass with a buddha stick
painkiller is ricappoodly and a fandoogly
painkiller is the winner of this years cup
painkiller to defeat the all-blacks
painkiller at wembley n superbowl n mega-dome
painkiller involved in drive-by love-ins
painkiller involved in disappearance of tyrant
painkiller for nobel prize and playboy centrefold
painkiller invents cool
painkiller writes a book with kerro-whack
painkiller marries yoko ono
painkiller jams with alfred the great
painkiller all over versaces winter line
painkiller snorting blow with che down in bo-livia
painkiller faking moon landing
painkiller going to neal genges place after school
painkiller knows your girlfriend better than you think
painkiller reads your mind …so mind!
painkiller stole your sunglasses at the pool
painkiller hotwired your corvette and took it for a spin
painkiller is a transdimensional bleeder
painkiller sleeps under a she-oak
painkiller oh cant you just wait
you need it so bad…you can almost hear it
theres outbound
its starting up
its all systems go
hang on to yer knickers
we are leaving this world today
painkillers in yer system
painkiller keep this pain away
painkiller soothe me soothe me
king painkiller deliver me
painkiller so kind and suave
painkiller you sophisticated primitive
you electronic organic
you guitar drenched monster tottering on a g string
you reverberating sturm und drang
you withering glance of destiny
you perfect panacea
take away this pain

* available soom

36 Responses to “not likely”

  1. avatar
    princey | 7 July 2008 at 11:52 pm #

    I’m so excited sk, Gb3 is going to be a killer, especially with your voice and words on every track and being recorded at a very special and swish Melbourne studio, how could this record not knock one’s socks off?!!!
    As for Painkiller, you know we’re all dying for it, I want it so, so, so, so badly, so BRING IT ON!!!
    Love Amanda
    P.S. thanx for deleting that lovely comment too

  2. avatar
    ^jax | 7 July 2008 at 11:59 pm #

    sign me up.. i want to take this trip and trip and trip..

  3. avatar
    ^jax | 8 July 2008 at 12:07 am #

    my son just mentioned Painkiller is a shoot-em-up X-Box poxy videogame, the gamer is a painkiller or mercenary for hire..shoot me

  4. avatar
    knot | 8 July 2008 at 12:51 am #

    But does Painkiller arrive with
    my long lost Winchester?

  5. avatar
    the dean | 8 July 2008 at 1:03 am #

    how soom?

  6. avatar
    PAGEY | 8 July 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Is this new song of yours going to be on Painkiller??
    The great track Zoo?

  7. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 8 July 2008 at 2:29 am #

    painkiller this painkiller that, i gave you love and all you give is pain, how long must i go on like this, i want my fuckin’ painkiller now, write now!!!

  8. avatar
    lily was here | 8 July 2008 at 2:32 am #

    It sounds like everything my mother warned me about!
    Better take precautions

    ps GB3 with more SK! Tuesday’s now feeling like Friday

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 July 2008 at 2:49 am #

    May we all throw things at boy bands.
    Five guys with frosted lettuce, dancing in unison.
    I don’t get it.
    Matter of fact…
    make that HEAVY things!
    Looking forward to the shimmering 12 string and mellotron soundscape that is Painkiller.
    Start the count down.

    Tampa, Fl

  10. avatar
    kat | 8 July 2008 at 2:55 am #

    killa’s painkilla… soom

  11. avatar
    kat | 8 July 2008 at 3:01 am #

    oh yeah, sk, i am checking out underground lovers right now. nice sound!

  12. avatar
    heather | 8 July 2008 at 3:28 am #

    way to go you rock’n’roll Superstar!!!

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 July 2008 at 3:29 am #


  14. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 8 July 2008 at 3:41 am #

    Painkiller will be an audio vegan narcotic with no adverse reactions and plenty of good medicinal qualities!

  15. avatar
    persephone2u | 8 July 2008 at 6:44 am #

    SK? Available soon? Yes, but how soon is now?? We all wanna order Painkiller!

  16. avatar
    12str | 8 July 2008 at 8:02 am #

    just bring it on killah!!

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 July 2008 at 8:38 am #

    It’s also unreleased…
    C’mon, cruel fucker, cease mit der teasing and unleash this beauty – I just know Painkiller will fucking rule and I can’t stand the anticipation much longer! (Excuse my swearing, but I like to fucking swear!).

  18. avatar
    sarah foot, professor of anglo-scandinavian studies at the university of sheffield | 8 July 2008 at 8:44 am #

    Middlesex: the land of the middle Saxons. Essex: the land of the east Saxons. Wessex: the land of the west Saxons. Etc. Now do you see?

  19. avatar
    steve kilbey | 8 July 2008 at 11:09 am #

    are your family the foots or the feet?

  20. avatar
    steve kilbey | 8 July 2008 at 11:11 am #

    by the way
    im more anglo than saxon
    i gotta bit of jute too

  21. avatar
    nickfiction | 8 July 2008 at 11:53 am #

    all that for under 20$ wow that’s hard to believe. where can i buy it ? i wonder if it’s as good as those super shammys they advertise on late night tv? If you buy right now do i get 2?

  22. avatar
    the venerable bede | 8 July 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    Angles in the north, Saxons in the south. Jutes sort of mixed in with the Saxons in the south-east.

  23. avatar
    heather | 8 July 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    Misex…place where Fox’s live?

    or a bad 80’s band from Nz/Oz?

  24. avatar
    linjo | 8 July 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    Most of us a mongrel breed of some type of anglo saxon in Australia and UK but all of us came from little bush fellas from Africa (the gods must be crazy!) thats why we love coke!

  25. avatar
    ross b | 8 July 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    I’m looking forward to hearing the new album!

    i’m gonna buy my painkiller together with nightjar, i imagine the two go hand in hand don’tcha think?

    this boy’s currently blissing out to weller’s new 22 dreams and dennis wilson’s (old) remastered & rereleased pacific ocean blue…i love the voice of this boozy coke-addled drumming beach boy singing away his heartbroken california-soul…

    That blog on Germany yesterday was magnificent – what a wonderful piece of writing!!

    We can’t get enough of you killa, you’re the Best!

    Much respect, Ross

  26. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 8 July 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    Persephone2U has invoked Morrissey a few times. How Soon Is Now was a killer song. I love Morrissey’s vocals and melodies. However, some of his lyrics are really meanspirited and malevolent. His staunch animal rights mantra is commendable though. “girlfriend in a coma’ ouch !

    I pray that Painkiler will allay my existential despair.

  27. avatar
    CSTCoach | 8 July 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    very cool about gb3. i loved emptiness is our business. lookin forward to the new one.

    re: painkiller. i guess it sounds okay… But i’d advise you to hype it a bit, you know, modern advertising and all that. You’re being far too modest.

  28. avatar
    John | 8 July 2008 at 3:18 pm #

    Stop teasing us already!

    And make sure it’s easier for the Yanks to get ahold of than “Dabble!” Or “Acoustic & Intimate.” Neither of which I have.

    [If you have control over such a thing]

    John Garratt

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 July 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    Brien, you should have heard Steve taking the piss out of Morrissey after the Church’s Manchester gig in 1990 – complete with parodic vocal impersonations! Not a fan, our Steve…

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 July 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    *available soom.. yeah
    hey killah do you ever listen to old Bolan like Diamond Meadows and Jewel? great stuff.. definite cover material.. if you like covers

  31. avatar
    John | 8 July 2008 at 5:29 pm #

    Didn’t Johnny Marr form the Smiths after seeing a Church show in Manchester?

    John Garratt

  32. avatar
    fantasticandy | 8 July 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    well…..c’mon then!
    how about a ‘teaser’ on yer myspace page?

  33. avatar
    persephone2u | 8 July 2008 at 8:36 pm #

    Brien C,

    “I pray that Painkiler will allay my existential despair.”

    That sounds almost like a quote from Ignatius Reilly and A Confederacy of Dunces, the funniest book known to man. Nice!

  34. avatar
    davem | 8 July 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Get it out SK.
    By the way – BJM tomorrow in Brum. Same venue as you played on the GAF tour Steve (used to be called the Hummingbird, now a Carling Academy). Hoping to catch a veggie curry with Ricky before the show.

  35. avatar
    davem | 8 July 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    And John G… tight arse.
    Go to Karmic Hit like the rest of us 🙂 !!! Dabble out of print at mo though, but I’m sure you’ll get Acoustic & Int there?

  36. avatar
    John | 9 July 2008 at 1:20 pm #


    Karmic Hit…good idea. Here I was looking around on the Church merch site, which has neither.

    John Garratt

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