About The Sun

by Superturtle

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    The second album "About The Sun" was released June 7th 2010 on Sarang Bang Records.It received play on Christchurch b net station RDU and Kiwi FM. The band embarked on their first nationwide tour to promote the album , which received a 41/2 star review in The Dominion Post , with 3 more songs making the KiwiFM top 10.

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Mainman behind Superturtle Darren McShane certainly has prior form, among other things he formed Chainsaw Masochist (on Flying Nun, for those old enough to remember) and more recently he was in Figure 60 as well as having been a sound engineer -- which is how he met some of the fellow travelers here (bassist Ben Furniss from the Broken Heartbreakers and White Swan Black Swan, and vocalist Jude Morris who came in to do some demos).

None of which may prepare you for About the Sun with its knowing and sometimes wry dollop of post-New Wave pop and touches of classic Fifties sounds on snappy sub-two minute, hand-clap songs like Oh Yeah . . . which spirals off into Nun-like guitar psychedelics.

Superturtle distill a lot of diverse elements from pop history: guitar jangle, memorable choruses, organ fills, bits with trippy spoken word passages about sunflowers, over-wrought ballads with wah-wah (Benny), a vocoder . . .

And Holiday Well (see below) could have taken its melody from a hit in the middle of any of the past five decades.

This also sounds terrific in a sharp lo-fi but crisply produced way -- it has real presence -- and that just enhances the effect, which might be you want to get out a mid Sixties Tommy James and The Shondells album.

Nick Lowe billed one of his albums as "pure pop for now people". This is sort of pure pop for people who remember then, now.

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released June 7, 2010

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Superturtle Auckland, New Zealand

April 20th - 2013 Superturtle's third album " Beat Manifesto" released in vinyl with free CD enclosed.

Murray Jacquess - Keyboards and
guitars , BV's
Darren McShane - Vocals and Guitars
Aletta Ashdown - Backing vocals
Tye Stott - Drums and BVs
Adrian Ashdown - Bass
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Track Name: Didn't Wanna Go There Tonight
I didn't wanna go there tonight
The sun is in alignment and it just wasn't right

I didn't wanna go there tonight
I didn't wanna go there tonight

I didn't wanna go there tonight
The shadows seem much darker and the lights are too bright

I didn't wanna go there tonight
I didn't wanna go there tonight
Track Name: Dead Or Alive
Tried the left he tried the right
Tried the day and into the night
He bit the hand that feeds the corporate greed
They want him dead or alive

Tried too hard he tried too late
On ya bike and out the gate
He bit the hand that feeds the corporate greed
They want him dead or alive

The sun is always shining in the southern states
But how would I know
I’m working in a factory and I’m always late
Just let it all go

Tried to please he tried his best
Tried too late, its all a mess
He bit the hand that feeds the corporate greed
They want him dead or alive

They want him dead or alive
They want him dead or alive
They want him dead or alive
Track Name: About The Sun
Now there’s no rhyme or reason
It shines in every light
I’d like to dedicate a whole album
And make sure every song goes on
About the sun
About the sun


If you look through a green glass filter
That turns the daytime into night
You can resolve the disc to a circle
And see the real shape and size
About the sun
About the sun
I’d like to dedicate a whole album
And make sure every song goes on
About the sun
Track Name: Live Another Day
The things you say
well thats ok
we'll live another day
The things you do
maybe there true
we'll live another day

I was thinking of you
what a thing to say
no one else above you
words get in the way

The things you say
well thats ok
we'll live another day
Theres things to do
for me and for you
lets get it done today

I was thinking of you
what a thing to say
no one else above you
life gets in the way
Track Name: Oh Yeah
Hey there little sister what ya gonna do
I think your diggin me and I think I dig ya to
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Hey there all my brothers whats it all about
Ya know that you can do it yeah ya gonna work it out
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

Gotta alot of good lovin
Huggin and a kissin too
Don't do pushin and a shovin
cause pushin and a shovin ain't the thing to do

Hey there everybody hows it gonna be
I'm lookin at you and your lookin at me
Oh yeah , oh yeah , oh yeah
oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah
oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah
Track Name: Valley Town
When the sun goes down
In a valley town
and the sky is grey
I'll be on my way

When the hills ahead
And the sky is red
We'll go flying by
heading for the sky


We’ll be on our way
We’ll be on our way
We’ll be on our way
We’ll be on our way
Track Name: Sunflowers
Another sub divide kept me locked inside
An industrial waste wasn’t to my taste
And when the traffic jammed it kinda forced my hand
I had to get out quick
I had to push and kick

The sky was red and grey like I was in LA
And there was black on my hands like I was in japan
There was stuff up my nose and even in my ears
It was sort of like London but I wasn’t even there

Do you know
Where the sunflowers grow
Do you know
Where the sun flowers grow

Ahhhh,ahhhh,ahhhh,ahhhhh X ?

Sunflowers , sunflowers grow oh oh oh
Sunflowers , sunflowers grow oh oh oh
Sunflowers, sunflowers grow oh oh oh
Sunflowers sun flowers grow oh oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Benny
Benny
You’ve got too many worries
But you can beat them
Yeah your gonna defeat them
And you can kick them out the door
Benny you’re always in a hurry
Stop your running
Cause the good times are coming
And you’ll be happy evermore
1967 was a long time ago
The winters were colder then there was ice there was snow
But Benny don’t worry – I’ll never go
I’ll always be here , I want you to know
Benny , the sun is gonna shine now
The clouds are going and the flowers are growing
And you’ll be happy evermore
Track Name: Holiday Well
We get in the car , were gonna go far
We reach for the stars , last orbit to mars
Holiday well , holiday well

Theres nothing to choose , theres nothing to lose
We'll chase off the blues , and holiday well ,
Holiday well , holiday well

Don't stare too deep , don't think when you sleep
Don't ever question or ask in the city

Just fall in a trap , just follow the map
Don't ever lose yourself in the city

We leave it behind , get out of the grind
Its foot to the floor , were looking for more
Holiday well , holiday well

Its freedom at last , its fun and its fast
Its feeling so good , just like it should
Holiday , well , holiday well

Don't dig too deep , the memories keep
Just close your eyes , and run to the summertime
The golden corn , the sheep just shorn
The pigs and the goats and the ducks in the summertime

Oh the summer time , oh the summertime

Too good to be true , will just have to do
I'm smiling for me , I'm smiling for you
Holiday well , holiday well
Track Name: Sunnyside
In the summertime
In the city
Theres a sunny side
Its so pretty


In the other side
of the city
theres a shiny place
its so pretty
The sunnyside came in from outer space
it came on down and then it took its place
It went right in and looked me in the face
and then it turned and left without a trace

when its coming back
to the city
we’ll be waiting there
Its so pretty
The sunnyside is spinning out of shape
The sunny side is runnng out of space
The sunny side is doing all thats told
the sunny side is soft and shiny gold
Track Name: I Walked Into Your Space
When I see you walking
I turn the other way
When I hear you talking
I don’t like what you say
and I go
and I go
When I met your best friends
I thought they were from Mars
High street fashion affairs
European cars
And I go
And I go

I walked into your
I walked into your
Iwalked into your space
I walked into your
I walked into your
Iwalked into your space
I walked into your
I walked into your
Iwalked into your space
I walked into your
I walked into your
Iwalked into your space And I go

And I go
And I go
And I go
Track Name: Sad Sack
You put your troubles in a sack
And then you put on your back
And when they don't disappear
You say your getting outta here


You say your getting outta here X2

and when its time to be free
thats when your crawling back at me
And then you just disappear
You say your getting outta here


You say your getting outta here X2