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impossible songs roughboys

by impossible songs

New songs and remixes, imaginary themes and sketches from the German school of rock to some of Scotland's ambient and strange landscapes and then back again. " A force of nature" some may say.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. hunter (remix)
3:10 $0.99
2. god bless the witch (remix)
4:04 $0.99
3. time of your life (remix)
3:17 $0.99
4. tragedy queen (remix)
3:31 $0.99
5. old enough (remix)
3:08 $0.99
6. white and red (remix)
3:34 $0.99
7. the crow wars
1:47 $0.99
8. i miss that boy (remix)
4:30 $0.99
9. totencult
2:35 $0.99
10. nobody jones (remix)
3:56 $0.99
11. not pretty (remix)
2:55 $0.99
12. rainbow (remix)
2:51 $0.99
13. hidden soul
2:16 $0.99
14. dickie bird
1:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
Impossible Songs: Rough Boys.

Fourteen easy pieces done, overdone and undone the hard way from Impossible Songs – new material / reworking / replaying / watching / witching / sketching and playing:

God bless the witch*
Time of your life*
Tragedy queen*
Old enough*
White and red*
The crow wars
I miss that boy*
Nobody Jones*
Not Pretty*
Hidden Soul
Dickie bird

All tracks mixed and remastered by those Roughboys:

Tracks * Recorded March 2006 at Muffel Studios, Friedrichafen, Germany. Produced by Martin Freitag.

Other tracks recorded and produced at Upper Parkhead, South Queensferry, Scotland by the Roughboys, May thru August 2006.

All songs written and performed by John Barclay and Alison Hutton - details:

John Barclay – Guitars and vocals
Alison Hutton – Vocals
Martin Freitag – Bass, synths and drum programmes
Siggi Richter – Keyboards

Thanks to: Martin, Heike, Siggi, Emma, Paul, Joseph, Olivia, Erin, Guy, Timothy, Emma (S), Taylor, Finlay, Jonathan, Gillian and Elijah for champagne, picnics, beer and sausages, parties and pantomimes, long afternoons and late evenings and being in Scotland.

Thanks also to Nintendo, YOP, Google and Mazda for fun, health, strength and transport.

Three poems that may explain:


feeling like a loosened end
an unwrapped ball of string
wondering when I clambered down
where I misplaced the will to sing

secrets splashed across the screen
naked offering to the crowd
weighed and judged with nothing known
forbidden feelings now so loud

needing things we dare not seek
holding tight to histories
missing times we\'ve never shared
scared to acknowledge fantasies.

Dreaming of Tir-na-nog

Nations raging as indifference prevails
Night falls and the candles flicker and fail
In the sunset.
Reminders of the explosions in the past
The failures and the final gasps.
The evening draws its funeral watch
The mind claws for its conscious reward
Here are the efforts of the day
All things dreamt and imagined pass away

New to you I come
Tired and silent
To the beating of a hollow drum
Still in a Celtic fog
I lay me down in Tir-na-nog

Celtic beauty, American shade
Turn the world to purple the eyes away
I lay me down in this Western fog
Steal my soul for Tir-na-nog,
Steal my soul for Tir-na-nog.

Hidden soul

Finding that hidden soul
Beyond the places we can control
Finding that hidden soul
Between the spaces and mental folds

Seeing the bigger truth
Picture painted of something new
Explore a language above the clouds
To realise and have no doubt.



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Green & Yello

Hunter: Sizzlin'....very tight groove-a-gility..Did you know that was a word??
Vocals are beautiful,guitar is not too modulated,and the overall sound is great, awesome.
I give it a 4
- green_and_yello from Somewhere, Massachusetts on 23 Nov 2006.

Phantasmagoric NY

Good going!
A wisp can come home alone:
I feel like I'm in a shopping mall. Everything about this piece (Hunter)is very relaxed but fun at the same time. The guitar tones and effect's are really great and definitely were perfect for the piece. I love how the bass kinda has a little "synthy" sound. Structure I feel is random and lost, but for some reason, It's okay. I lose myself and in the vocalist's very sweet and moody voice and the clean and dreamy effects of the guitar's. Really great, The drummer is on top of his rythm's, which is very good. Recording quality is really nice, everything about this piece is very relaxing. Good going!

sergius gregory

This is like belle and sebastian
this (hunter)is like belle and sebastian with a casio keyboard - thats a good thing because i love belle and sebastian and i love casio keyboards. nice melody, nice voice. i love the simplicity - so not overwhelming in any way. i think this is a well crafted tune and kicks a bit of ass.
- sergiusgregory from Homer, Alaska on 30Oct2006

hate and pretty

strange mixture
Strange mixture!
The voice overall is good but there were a few times that it was airy and almost flat, but then it recovers well. The music is mixed akwardly and the bass line is too loud at times. The drums sounded really good, but the cymbal was loud. Overall good.
- hateandpretty from Muncie, Indiana on 30Oct2006