Beat Manifesto

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Porky Prime Cuts craighaggis.wordpress.com
Rock’n'reelin’in Auckland New Zealand
May 22, 2013 by craighaggis
Super is indeed a super suffix for a band .. think of Supergrass and the Furry Animals in particular, acts whose names match the quality of their output. To this ever-expanding list add Superturtle from Auckland, Aotearoa, who have followed up 2010′s About the Sun with Beat Manifesto on Sarangbang records.
Porky wrote back then that he was “knocked to the floor when a burst of guitars hit me. About The Sun lasts an ideal 33 minutes and the longest track is 3:04, the sound of perfect pop songs.”
craighaggis.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/lowdown-on-the-new-17-superturtles-and-nuns-that-fly/
But Beat Manifesto is more post-punk, less power-pop, although the songs fail to extend beyond an orderly timeframe of up to three and a half minutes. The opener Down Down Down reminds me a little of The Cure with its grim, lost in a forest at nightime, bass but the rest is a curious mixture of late 80s B-52s and Flying Nun. Cause Ya Said So is gloriously direct, Happy Pills has a delicious and bewitching chorus, and there’s no shortage of dreamy hooks and riffs on Lost in the Herd Again.
They’ve also released this on fantastic vinyl, all details here: www.sarangbang.co.nz

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released April 20, 2013

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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: Down Down Down
Down Down Down

You disappeared without a trace
disappeared from the human race
your going down down down forever

You disappeared into the night
caught the plane and your outta sight
your going down down down forever
down down forever

Your going down
Forever
Your going down down down forever

bridge

You leave behind a trail of hate
You start again then you relocate
Your going down down down forever
down down down forever
down down down forever

Your going down
Forever
Your going down down down forever
Your going down
Forever
Your going down down down forever

A new mistake
A heart that breaks
Track Name: Lost In The Herd Again
And then you turned
You just come back but then you go
You heard the song , you angled on back but then you go
And then you stay and you go and then you come back again
And then you go
And then you stay and you go and then you come back again
And then you go Yeah

Is it a bird , or is it a plane ?
Its just a cow that’s lost in the herd again

And then you turned
You just come back but then you go
You heard the song , you got it all wrong but then you go
And then you stay and you go and then you come back again
And then you go
And then you stay and you go and then you come back again
And then you go Yeah

Is it a bird , or is it a plane ?
Its just a cow that’s lost in the herd again
From what I’ve seen we all look the same
Is this like something that you’ve never heard before
Is this like something that you’ve never heard before
Track Name: Sit Still Now
theres a time and a place
theres a time and a place
theres a time and a place and you say
you’d better sit still now



I’m not earning my keep
You go to work and I sleep
Oh No
Sit still now


Sit Still Now

you got me pinned to the ground
you’ve got me moving around
and I’ve got nowhere to run or to hide
I’d better sit still now

Like the hairdressers chair
Its getting close to my ear
Its getting to close to stay and you say
you’d better sit still now

Sit Still now


Theres a time and a place
Theres a time and a place
Theres a time and a stay still now
Track Name: Walk Like Ya Wanna
Were all the same
Were heading for the highway
you made your choice
and then you went the wrong way
You went right back
And did the same thing again today
were all the same
were running on a treadmill
were all the same
were racing but we stay still
were all the same
we’ll do it all the same again today

You’ve got to talk like you wanna
And walk like ya wanna
And be who you want to be

disco bit

were all the same
were running on a treadmill
were all the same
were racing but we stay still
were all the same
we’ll do it all the same again today

You’ve got to talk like you wanna
and walk like ya wanna
And be who you want to be


you did the same thing again today
you’ll do it all the same again today
you did the same thing again today
you’ll do it all the same again today
Track Name: Happy Pills
Its all in your mind
The grit and the grime
Just take some happy pills you’ll be alright

gotta plastic spoon
take you to the moon
just ride the midnight train and you’ll be there soon

Just take a happy pill
Just take a happy pill
Just take a happy pill
Just make it happy

Its all in your mind
The grit and the grime
Just take some happy pills and you’ll be alright

Its taking its time
For things to unwind
The breakdowns breaking down so you’ll be alright

Just take some happy pills
Just take some happy pills
Just take some happy pills
And you will be allright now

just take some happy pills
Track Name: Fear Factor
There’s a fear fact there’s a fear factor

Theres a wave and its coming right at ya

Theres a place that shes never been to

Theres some things that shoulda be seen to

Theres a place that shes never been to
You gonna go and I’m telling you not to
There’s a wave and its coming right at ya
Its gonna blow like a nuclear reactor

There’s a fear fact there’s a fear factor
There’s a fear fact there’s a fear factor
There’s a wave and its coming right at ya

I don’t know you and I don’t want to
but your not safe standing there , your not safe anywhere
I don’t know you and I don’t want to
but your not safe standing there , your not safe anywhere


There’s a fear fact there’s a fear factor
There’s a wave and its coming right at ya
There’s a fear fact there’s a fear factor
Its gonna blow like a nuclear reactor
Track Name: A Strange Sense Of Foreboding
A strange sense, a strange sense of foreboding
it made sense, it just kept on downloading
Oh No!

I was in a park lying under a tree
I was in the sky looking back down at me
It wasn’t quite where I wanted to be today
Oh No


A strange sense, a strange sense of foreboding
A strange sense, a strange sense of not knowing
Oh no

A double dosage from my own pharmacy
A product recall , they didn’t tell me
those bunch of fuckers yeah they nearly killed me
today-no way

A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange sense, a strange sense
A strange , strange, strange , strange , strange sense has got me
Track Name: You Never Would've Known
you know you never would’ve known if you had seen them yesterday hey hey
you know you never would’ve known if you’d seen them today OK away hey hey

you know you never would’ve known
if you had seen them yesterday hey hey
but now it seems that bird has flown
its up and gone away away away hey hey

you may be right
he’s walking away
thats sound advice
just a speck on the ground
you may be right
he’s walking away
thats sound advice
well it turned him around

you know your never gonna know forget about it
your never never gonna know so just forget about it
you know your never gonna know
so live another day
Track Name: Cause Ya Said So
Because you said so
Because you said so
Your on the air and its 24/7 cause you said so
We need more guns so we don’t shoot each other cause you said so
Because ya

Because you said so
Because you said so
The war on drugs is a war against crime
Because you said so
The three strikes out is doing just fine
Because you said so

Instumental bridge

Because you said so
All the studies are wrong
Because you said so

Because you said so
Its just common sense
Because you said so
Because ya


Because you said so X5
Track Name: Look At The Papers
Look at the papers , look at the papers, look at the papers
Its telling you something, selling you something
Its telling you what you should know

Look at the neighbours , the crooks and the saviours , the quick and the dead and the slow
There telling you something, selling you something
telling you what you should know

Look at the papers , the crooks and the saviours , the quick and the dead and the slow
Look at your neighbours , the pin headed ravers , the house full of drunks you don’t know

Look at the papers
telling you nothing
Look at the papers
Its telling you something , selling you something , telling you what you should know

Look at the papers look at the papers look at the papers
Its telling you something , selling you something , telling you what you should know
Look at the neighbours look at the neighbours look at the neighbours
There telling you something , selling you something , there telling you what you should know

Look at the papers
telling you nothing
Look at the papers
Its telling you something ,selling you something , telling you what you should know
Track Name: You Can Wonder
You can wander into space
When you feel outta place
You can wonder
Yeah Its all right
and the words just get stuck
and your down on your luck
you can wonder
yeah its allright

and you gotta , use your head
Don’t believe what you’ve seen and read
you can wonder
Yeah Its allright
dont fall for the traps
just sort the fiction from the facts
you can wonder
yeah its all right
and you can wonder just how everybody seems so self assured that their always right
when their often wrong
And you can wonder how the status quos been set in stone so long that its always right
when its always wrong

I wish I was so self assured that I thought I was always right when I was always wrong
I wish I was so self assured that I thought I was always right when I was always wrong
Track Name: You're Gonna Get There Too
Come along for the ride
you know were gonna get there too
weve got nothing to hide
were happy with the things that we do
were gonna get there to
were gonna get there to
you know were happy with the things that we do
were gonna get there to

were just travelling through time
you never know which dreams will come true
anyway is just fine
you only do the things that you do
your gonna get there to
your gonna get there to
you know your happy with the things that you do
your gonna get there to

and as the universe unfolds before us
the minions take shade from the beckoning light

what will it be
what will you see
what can it be
when you get there to
cause thats what you do


what will it be
what will you see
what can it be
when you get there to
cause thats what you do