Hoodoo Down

by The Damned and Dirty

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    This is our fourth album. It’s different. We’re not just a duo playing delta blues anymore. We always try to do something new, something different, something unexpected or just plain cool. There’s more jazz, some country, rock and a continuous undercurrent of raw blues.
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1.
04:13
Got my hoodoo Got my hoodoo down Got my hoodoo Got my hoodoo down Got my ooooh-ooh-ooh Gonna leave this town Wait by the station Waiting for my train Wait by the station Waiting for my train Oooh-ooh-ooooh Train take me away I ain’t looking World racing by I ain’t looking World racing by Oooh-ooh-ooooh Did not say goodbye Desolation Life looking pretty bleak Desolation Life looking pretty bleak Oooh-ooh-ooooh Lord, I cannot speak Got my hoodoo Got my hoodoo down Got my hoodoo Got my hoodoo down Got my ooooh-ooh-ooh Gonna leave this town
2.
When I raise my head to the skies See the spots before my eyes I can hear the wind blowing I can hear the wind blowing A storm is coming today But I keep the reaper at bay I can hear him howling I can hear him howling Well the dead ain’t talking about the road ahead The world’s on fire and the people bled No need for men, we need a myth Someone to ride the river with Let the fire roar Let them have their war Oh, the dead are talking I can hear the dead talking True warriors of old Fought their enemies untold I can hear their desolation I can hear their desolation The days have been numbered Their souls have been plundered I still hear him howling I still hear him howling Like ripples in a pond Left for uncertain beyond I still hear the wind blowing I still hear the wind blowing
3.
02:07
Now when the morning come The first rays of the rising sun Can you hear the pounding drums Sound like a gatling gun Now don’t you run Cause it’s come undone The revolution’s only just begun It starts with a simple lie The politicians heed their battle cry The soldiers gather, standing by For the orders from up high Now don’t you run Cause it’s come undone The revolution’s only just begun It’ll be in the history books All the liars, all the crooks Can you remember what it took Cause fates don’t change with a dirty look Now don’t you run Cause it’s come undone The revolution’s only just begun Subversion in heart and soul Will you fight, will you lose control You might think that on the whole It’s death by public opinion poll Now don’t you run Cause it’s come undone The revolution’s only just begun
4.
He was heading on down to New York City With a bottle in his bag, gonna check out the local scene If you guessed his name, he’s nothing like you ever seen Don’t take him down for the count, take you one by one He can shine as bright as the Californian sun If you guessed his name, boy you had better run Whiskey and wine, cocaine for your soul He will never rock, but boy that devil will roll If you guessed his name, you’ll be dead before you know The old serpent keeps rollin’, his work is never done He’s the shining star, they call him the morning son If you guessed his name, join him and have some fun
5.
Well I’m sitting here And I’m looking out my window And I’m wondering where you could be And I been looking I’ve been looking everywhere Just don’t get what you did to me I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on for you You took me by the hand And took me for a ride But road just lead nowhere And now I’m lonely And left beside myself Crying in my rocking chair I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on for you The world’s been changing Changing so fast People rush to their conclusions And it worries me Oh it worries me That you’ll join the persecution I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on for you Now let me see, baby Let me see Show me a way outta here No, no salvation And no reprieve Baby, I might just disappear I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on I’ll leave the porch light on for you
6.
Baby just turn down the light And let your worries behind Board my ship, it’ll be alright We’re leaving’ port, in the dark of night We’re a million miles from home The sea’s been pretty rough But I ain’t leaving you alone At least I can do that much Ain’t got no shining armor And you ain’t no damsel in distress But I got me a good heart baby And when I ask will you please just say yes We’ve been heading for a dream You don’t share it, it shows Have I been fooling myself? Have I been led by the nose? Can you hear the wind blowing The tempest turns into a squall I must reef the sails now baby Or we might lose it all Ain’t got no shining armor And you ain’t no damsel in distress But I got me a good heart baby And when I ask will you please just say yes It’s such a simple question Yet you seem to have drawn a blank Cast aside in anger Baby you’ve got to walk the plank
7.
Just let the pieces Fall into place I got something to tell The entire human race From the early morning Just before the light Somebody come 'n tell me It’s gonna end tonight Well, I’ve got the whole day  To settle my affairs And come evening I’ll climb the golden stairs And then the feeling Come bubbling up Well I drink my wine From my favorite cup Well, I’ve got the whole day  To settle my affairs And come evening I’ll climb the golden stairs The spotlight’s gone out I’ve spent my dime And death then spoke: “Son, it is your time” Well, I’ve got the whole day  To settle my affairs And come evening I’ll climb the golden stairs
8.
02:25
Now I had such a bad day I might just tell you why Lost all that I had Been crying in my wine I walked to the front door I opened it just a bit Come stormin' in my hallway Just about threw a fit The dogs began barking And howlin' like the wind My head was swimming How could I have sinned I left my children I done left my wife Lord, I’m left crying I’m left on the edge of a knife I’m by my lonesome Just me and my faithful dogs Could not find no purpose Left me at odds Oh how I wish I could know When the morrow dawns Will I wake to find My sorrow gone
9.
02:16
Well, now you know the time is nigh Everybody’s gonna get high This party should be well underway But the band’s gone missing since yesterday They were last seen ordering food From a guy that had been twice tattooed One on the shoulder, looking pretty slick And the other one is right there on his … But now maybe You drive me crazy Ain’t got no time for that Cause I’m just like an alley cat The party was over before it began Did not have no backup plan The night was young and the girls were pretty But I left that joint and went straight for the city Walked by a club and to my surprise A long legged girl jumped out and cried “Baby, have you seen this band inside?” I thought “mmm, this could be just right” But now maybe You drive me crazy Ain’t got no time for that Cause I’m just like an alley cat Well my rep ain’t never been clean I think you know just what I mean I done things that’ll make your mama scream But this chick, she had that crazy gleam Her legs were long and her hair smelled nice But you had better take my advice If she done look like she might bite You’d better get out! and call it a night But now maybe You drive me crazy Ain’t got no time for that Cause I’m just like an alley cat
10.
There was a time, quite a while ago A happy man in a status quo It took him one fell swoop, and then he flew the coop His story’s mine, now don’t you know Let the cat out and put on your shoes World’s so crazy, gonna blow a fuse You got that crazy gleam, it’s not just all a dream You won’t believe me when I tell you about the blues Now take your time and sit down in that chair It’s all pretty rough I have to be fair But that glorious day will come, when I get us out this slum It’s just something in the air Oooh now baby please let me comfort you I know just what you’re going through We’ve hit a snag and I’ll get us out this drag You won’t believe me when I tell you about the blues
11.
I’m down and out, lord it ain’t no lie Could not spare a nickel, ain’t got no dime Out of luck, run aground I’ve been howling, like an old black hound Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite You better hold on tight Cause I’m a walking stereotype You heard my story, a million times A million songs, a million rhymes You don’t need to keep the blues alive Come on man, it never died Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite You better hold on tight Cause I’m a walking stereotype Them old stories, you know them well Don’t you just tell ‘m, live ‘m and raise some hell Let the world and it’s people know You’ll take them on, toe to toe Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite Sounds pretty trite You better hold on tight Cause I’m a walking stereotype
12.
Oh Lord, what a feeling I had Oh Lord, what a feeling I had But I know that I can’t describe Lord just how I feel tonight about you It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line Come on, don’t let it worry your mind Come on, don’t let it worry your mind I’m just dizzy with a dame And I know it’ll never be the same, without you It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line Roll on, and just take your time Roll on, and just take your time Now it’s been made in the shade And lord, I will never be afraid, to say it’s you It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line It’s the end of the road It’s the end of the line So hold on, yeah, we’ll be moving along So hold on, yeah, we’ll be moving along Baby if you would just change your mind You would never be left behind, cause I love you It’s the end of the road And baby, it’s gonna be fine It’s the end of the road Oh honey, we sure got the time It’s the end of the road The end of the line

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We've never been brilliant at writing liner notes, but we're gonna try anyway. As usual there's a ton of people we would love to thank. The guest musicians, girlfriends, parents, girlfriends' parents, parents' girlfriends and any variation thereof, dogs, cats, pet tigers and that weird guy at the mall that always says hi when you come out of the liquor store.

Special thanks go to the recording team. Frank de Jong and Erwin Palper of 20Twelve Audio have recorded, mixed and mastered all our albums. These guys rock!

This is our fourth album. It’s different. We’re not just a duo playing delta blues anymore. We always try to do something new, something different, something unexpected or just plain cool. There’s more jazz, some country, rock and a continuous undercurrent of raw blues.

We hope you like this album. Recommend us to your friends. Find us on the internet. Leave us a review somewhere. Send us a message. Come to one of our shows. Let us know what you think. Ask us to marry you. We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks,

Kevin & Micha

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released November 20, 2015

The Damned and Dirty - Hoodoo Down

All songs by
Kevin de Harde and Micha Sprenger

Guitar, bass, backing vocals
Micha Sprenger

Vocals, harmonica
Kevin de Harde

Recorded, mixed, mastered by
Frank de Jong and Erwin Palper
20Twelve Audio

Recorded August 2015
in Amsterdam and Amersfoort

Organ, Wurlitzer
Bram Slinger

Piano on “Alley Cat”
Hans Vroomans

Backing Vocals
Marlou Vriens

Drums
Frank van Tijn

Violin
Joep van Beijnum
Saxophone
Rinus Groeneveld

Percussion
Erwin Palper

Assistant Engineer
Arnout Cramer

Artwork
Kevin de Harde

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One of the most exciting and innovative duos in the blues tradition today. Gritty delta blues with screaming slide guitar, raw vocals and wailing blues harp. Two albums, two awards for Best Dutch Blues Album!

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