Brian Cutean/QTN | Lubricating the Species

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Lubricating the Species

by Brian Cutean/QTN

Entertaining and otherworldly songs, acoustadelic gypsyhooplafolkbop medicinemojo.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Some of Our Parts
Brian Cutean / QTN
4:17 $0.99
2. Purple Martin
Brian Cutean / QTN
4:23 $0.99
3. Lay My Body down
Brian Cutean / QTN
3:14 $0.99
4. A World Light Years Away
Brian Cutean / QTN
4:23 $0.99
5. The House Across the Street
Brian Cutean / QTN
5:14 $0.99
6. Sweep Me Off My feet
Brian Cutean / QTN
3:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
Many many years ago in the days of the Reagan Administration (when a space shuttle blew up, ketchup was a vegetable, trees caused pollution and a lot of the same guys were dismantling the Constitution as today), when music was available as big square 33 1/3 record albums with 12 x 12" cover art, lyric sheets and album labels we watched go round and round, Lubricating the Species was born, breathed out by a group of magician musicians in record time (!) and caught in an analog net like a fish reeled in on a real reel to reel with tape hiss and everything.

Originally released as a vinyl album, it has finally been remastered the right way and pressed into CDs for the first time in answer to the urgings of fans of that recording, a QTN focus group who concluded that MORE than 10% of all surveys are doctored. (Of course the ultimate irony is that vinyl copies are still making the rounds through online record stores but they are rare and highly sought after before.) Strangely too, 1988 was also one of the first CD years and signalled the very end of vinyl. Then, as turntables became more and more extinct like thesauruses, folks began to miss their old vinyl albums and have been inquiring when Lubricating the Species would be transferred into digital form.

Well, wait no more. That hour is bingbonging all over the place and the clock's cuckoo has a voice of its own. Remastered by the original engineer, Stew Urbach, with an assist from Bill Johnson, Lubricating the Species is out again with a new life of its own too. You might think the songs would sound like they were from another time but they were timeless then and even so still now.

The new edition is dedicated to the memory of Larry Roark, the euphonium player on "Lay My Body Down" who left this mortal coil in March of 2001.



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Karen Newman

Welcome to the new century..
Absolutely beautiful imagery...brings a breath of fresh air into a stressful existance. Music to soothe the soul and calm frazzled nerves.

Carla D. Grant

This album saved my life.
The song of the martin found its way through the concrete bunker and coaxed me into the open air. It's beautiful out here.