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Bits and Pieces

by Lobster Porsche Naughty Bits

Their debut album features 11 tracks including traditional East Coast / Celtic tunes as well as their own contributions to this musical genera.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Greenwood
3:00 $0.99
2. Whiskey in the Jar
3:25 $0.99
3. Heading West
4:25 $0.99
4. Redback Kilo 3
4:20 $0.99
5. The Road to Boston
1:36 $0.99
6. Imaginary Boy
4:49 $0.99
7. Wild Rover
3:20 $0.99
8. What a Soldier Must Do
3:14 $0.99
9. 100 Pipers
1:40 $0.99
10. Frozen Chosen
3:22 $0.99
11. Rattlin Bog
4:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Greenwood is an original composition by Steve White which focuses on the challenges of balancing family and military life. Set during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, it looks at the situation from a soldier's point of view where he tries to figure out why he is there...and why he continues to serve in the military. This song was originally written in 1998, but is released for the first time on this album.

Whiskey in the Jar is a traditional Irish song about a highwayman. In the 17th-19th centuries, highway robbery was often part of popular resistance to British colonial rule and Protestant domination in Ireland. However, highwaymen were sometimes betrayed as was the case in this song when his darling Jenny betrayed him to his victim, Captain Farrell.

Another original song by Steve White is Heading West. It tells the story of a fellow working in western Canada whose heart is still on the Fundy coast of Nova Scotia. He describes his love for the area but the realities of the fishery. The Periwinkle mentioned was a popular general store which is now closed. Like many from the East Coast who “live away”, he returns to Nova Scotia on holidays.

Redback Kilo 3 was written by Art Henry. It is a true story about an Australian Special Air Service unit serving in Afghanistan in 2002 who radioed his E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft for air support. The event was a great tragedy for the SAS and Afghani villagers. The song uses military terms: “RV" (rendezvous), "Red Crown" (ship controlling aircraft), "KC-135" (aerial refueling aircraft), "feet dry" (flying over land), "Hornets" (F-18 fighter aircraft) and "grid" (location using military grid reference system). The song is about being where you need to be and surviving the night.

The Road to Boston. Boston became a hub during the colonial period; all roads led to or from it. This was especially true during 1775-76 when militia streamed there from throughout New England and other colonies. Many were on the road to Boston and the tune became popular during the subsequent War of Independence. The Road to Boston is the official ceremonial march of Massachusetts.

Imaginary Boy was written by Art Henry. His debut as a songwriter, it is a true story about his imaginary childhood playmate, created because he missed spending time with his father and brother. The song takes the listener along on his journey to discover who inspired his imaginary friend Duggan.

For many people, Wild Rover is the stereotypical Irish drinking song. For others it is a temperance song from Scotland or England which encourages sobriety. The song is a pub standard for sing-alongs, especially to Mel’s “right up your kilt!”

What a Soldier Must Do is an original composition by Steve White, sharing the stresses of military life on families and service members alike. Although Steve borrowed some experiences from those with whom he served, most of the lyrics come from his actual experiences as a married soldier with children. Many have remarked the song captures the persistent tension between family life and military obligations.

One Hundred Pipers is a stirring song about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite
uprising of 1745. The Jacobite Risings were a series of uprisings, rebellions and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746 aimed at returning James VII of Scotland and James II of England to the throne.

The hard-charging Frozen Chosen song was written by Steve White during a deployment to Canadian Forces Station Alert on the north-eastern tip of Ellesmere Island. The chorus suggests that, when written, drinking was popular, there was 24-hour darkness and people looked forward to airlift arriving. The song also pays tribute to military and civilian workers from the south who are employed at many remote locations in the arctic.

Rattlin Bog is a fun cumulative song which is Irish/Celtic in origin. If the memory work wasn’t enough, Steve throttles up the speed at the end. To capture the pub feeling, we recorded this live at the Fraser Tavern in North Bay on a Saturday afternoon. We did notice the east-coast accents emerging.

The Lobster Porsche Naughty Bits are:

Mel Felhaber: acoustic guitar, fiddle, tambourine, vocals
Steve White: acoustic guitar, bass guitar, bodhrán, tin whistle, vocals
Art Henry: 12-string guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, spoons, vocals

Cover design by Arash Kameli
Engineered by Steve White
℗ © 2012 Lobster Porsche Naughty Bits.



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