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Vaudeville Show

by The Bad Things

A back alley vaudeville show on the wrong side of the tracks featuring sounds, stories, and songs from the seamy underbelly of folk music provided by the one and only Bad Things.
Genre: Rock: Goth
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Bad Things Vaudeville Show
3:12 $0.99
2. Thy Will Be Done
5:08 $0.99
3. Springtime Lament
5:32 $0.99
4. The Unsinkable SS Merde
3:45 $0.99
5. Ten In One
0:58 $0.99
6. Lopsided Lullaby
2:00 $0.99
7. Angel's Disguise
4:10 $0.99
8. The Breaking
3:57 $0.99
9. Kill Yourself
2:40 $0.99
10. Riding the Rails
1:01 $0.99
11. Heartbreak Boxcar
4:16 $0.99
12. On the Prowl
2:09 $0.99
13. All the Clowns Are Now Garbage Collectors
4:51 $0.99
14. The Organ Grinder
1:16 $0.99
15. Georgia Lee Is Dead
3:04 $0.99
16. Queen of the State Fair
1:45 $0.99
17. (One More) Vaudeville Show
1:59 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Vaudeville Show" is The Bad Things second release on their own Silent City Records. It is a journey through the life of a drifter searching for some shred of happiness before he's put in the ground.
"Vaudeville Show" features a variety of sounds and styles: from the ghost story creepiness of "Thy Will Be Done" to the punk rock polka of "Kill Yourself", from the heartbreaking beauty of "The Breaking" to the gypsy-ska of "Georgia Lee", and from the circus music of "All the Clowns Are Now Garbage Collectors" to the hillbilly sentimentality of "Heartbreak Boxcar". Each act of the show is presented by a twisted tale from MC Danny Dead, putting the listener deep in the heart of a "dusty old theatre on the wrong side of town."
Hear what the good people are saying:

"If you're looking for junkyard polkas in the graveyard at midnight, look no further. The Bad Things have dug up all the remains of all the gypsy-folk, klezmer bands in the graveyard, set them ablaze, and danced around the fire singing some alcoholic hillbilly rave up about dust, death, and the devil."
-Shite N' Onions Zine

"[The Bad Things] songs muster up images of sad faced vaudeville characters and farmers singing to their sheep beneath paper moons....[they] are a band of misfits making a sound similar to old world European gypsy music, with just a hint of the punks they keep company with."
-Fatal Beauty.com

"...carnivalesque debauchery! I was simultaneously delighted, amused, turned on, horrified, and inspired."
-Three Imaginary Girls.com

"Polka, gypsy grind music. The thing to play when you're standing on the ledge with a bottle in one hand and a bowie knife in the other...and feeling good about it!"
Cerebrus - CD Baby Customer



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They can't all be happy tales...
Another fine release by the remarkable gothic, vaudeville, folk jamboree of polka influenced rock mayhem. This CD follows more of a storyline than the previous yet. The narrative makes the CD more entertaining by establishing a sense of suspense, flow and intriguing characters. The musicianship is uncanny and the list of instruments is expansive. The CD reflects its title: a thoroughly entertaining show that could be performed in some old rundown theater during the Great Depression.


The Bad Things are Badder than before.
On their second release The Bad Things advance farther down the dark road. They've definately been working hard in the Devil's mind. More musically mature and varied in style and influences. Polk-ska, Tangoth, no-love songs, crazed carnies spitting out their pain through broken teeth. It's a hit in hell!


great follow up.
a terrific album from the north west.
i now have two of their albums and they put on a great show live. check into it and your money will be well spent.