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A darkly delicious slice of lip-synching, starring Mark Northfield. Recorded in a single take.

Zombie/drag make-up fabulousness by Ian Massa Harris (facebook.com/circlecreatif) and Jae Pii Goldie (jaepiigoldie.com). Filmed by Simon Bennett (simonbennett.tv). Original concept by Mark.

Lead vocal on the original recording by Alexandra Howlett.

Taken from the album Alterations, released July 2012 as a CD and DD through Bandcamp and CD Baby (lovely indie-artist friendly people), and also as a DD through the usual online suspects (emusic, iTunes, Amazon etc). An in depth guide to the album can be found at Mark's official website: see 'alterations revealed' in the main menu.

The Up Shit Creek Blues is one of several free downloads to be found on the Mark Northfield Soundcloud page.

THE UP SHIT CREEK BLUES
Such a party
Such a great party
Remembered in hushed tones
With overdue diligence
Snakes and ladders
Collateral damage
Interesting times

What a party
What an exclusive party
Probable reserves
Our just desserts
Energy is currency
The skin of modernity
Now comes the hard graft

But the crowd sings

Something will turn up
Oh, it usually does
The great white techno fix
Waist high asterisks
Hindsight's a wonderful thing
Sing suckers!

Something will turn up
Well, it usually does
Mirrors and artifice
Belated wish lists
For told-you-so demons to sing
Sing
Sing
Sing

Such a party
Such a great party
One grand narrative arc
Invite the world and its dog
Growth is sacred
The emperor is naked
Are you awake yet?

What a party
What a swell party this is
Sheeple and uber-doomers
Cheap thrills, crazy numbers
Deniers' fantasies
Robust policies
Systemic unspeak

So the crowd sings

Something will turn up
Oh, it usually does
So many lights, so many cars
So many unforced errors
Hindsight's a terrible thing
Sing suckers!

Something will turn up
Well, it usually does
Never mind the methane
Give us our tittytainment
Who wants to be a millionaire
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Such a party
The most exclusive party
Remembered in hushed tones
Our unquiet bones
Dig for victory
Pick your obituary
Aren't the stars beautiful

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