From the new Mecca Normal album "Empathy for the Evil" released September 30, 2014 on M'lady's Records. Produced by KRAMER. Mixed and mastered by KRAMER at Noise Miami. Recorded by Rat Bastard at the Laundry Room, Miami Beach in November of 2012.
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David Lester guitar, Jean Smith vocals with a bit of piano. KRAMER on bass and organ. Video by Jean Smith.
Lyrics are from Jean Smith's (yet to be published) novel "Obliterating History – a guitar-making mystery, domination and submission in a small town garage."
Pre-occupied with maintaining her figure – and her sanity – at Curves gym, former Cats cast member Carol MacLean doesn’t know that her husband Frank is even interested in bondage, let alone that he’s exploring domination and submission with Wall Street stockbroker, Veronica Dorval.
Steering well clear of bodice-ripper titillation, OBLITERATING HISTORY reveals the psychological underpinnings of domination and submission. Personal proclivities are examined by delving into the origins of trust and power as they form and subsequently weather various injustices. Carol's success on Broadway leaves her questioning her talent and drive. Frank's fantasy of dominance relates to psychological power struggles in his childhood. Veronica's submissive nature is a response to the pressure she puts on herself to be in control at all times. Reference points include the advent of feminism and advertising in the 1960s — including sexual liberation and abstract art — and a missing, pre-Hendrix link to the social movement known as Riot Grrrl.
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"Empathy for the Evil" liner notes, lyrics, photos http://meccanormal2014.wordpress.com
Look ahead to the time
when you’ve forgotten all that was said
when you look behind
and it doesn’t matter anymore
Look ahead — it’s hard to want to go there now
that’s where you’re heading
that’s what you’re waiting for
it’s what you’re waiting for
that time, when you’re looking behind you
and none of this will matter
all of this confusion
will be so far in the past
it won’t matter in the now
In the now
that’s still ahead
Looking ahead to when
none of this is gonna matter
how it went
and what was said
and what wasn’t said
To make this void of no communication
no communication now
there’s nothing now
There’s nothing now
but to look ahead
when none of this will matter
what was and wasn’t said
It wasn’t said