Rough Skeletons

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" We're all just looking for words and wondering how"



Rough Skeletons are Owen Marchildon (guitar, vocals, harmonica, hot knives) and Paul Shepherd (guitar, saw, glock, soundscapes). The Rough Skeletons formed in Toronto on February 17th 2007. Rehearsals took place in Shepherds apartment by-weekly for the next three months. The songs came very quickly. When springtime hit, the Skeletons had enough material to record an album. The record was recorded over a July weekend in Paul's bedroom with only a mattress dividing them. The Skeletons recorded to a quarter inch tape machine live off the floor.

WARNING: THIS ALBUM CONTAINS NO OVERDUBBING. LISTEN WITH CAUTION.

Since recording the record they've played four shows, cut ninety seven heads of hair and served two hundred and thirty one pints of beer. They've remained creatively impulsive and have taken a liking to the new Dwight Yoakam record. Long live the Buck! A new Skeletons album is already in the works and the Skeletons hope to hit the road in the upcoming winter months.


"If you really want to blow people's minds, forget noise-try extreme cognitive dissonance. The pastoral, spacey folk peddled by Owen Marchildon (the now defunct From Fiction, Purple Hill) and Paul Shepherd (Stoner Dad, also Purple Hill) is drenched in reverb, with Marchildon's dry, laconic Lou Reed-esque vocals cutting through the meditative drones and aural fog"

EYE WEEKLY OCT 18, 2007

"Ever feel a little overwhelmed? There's a ton of shows going on and you've got this friend telling you to check out this awesome band and that friend telling you to checkout that awesome band. You've heard this album is good and that E.P. is amazing and these songs will blow your mind, and after awhile you can't help but feel like you don't even know what's worth your attention. Well, let me help to clarify things a bit for you: Rough Skeletons is something you should see. Listen to the MySpace tracks, even just one, and you'll be sold."

WAVELENGTH NEWSLETTER OCT 10, 2007

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released October 21, 2007

Owen Marchildon: guitar, harmonica, vocals, hot knives
Paul Shepherd: guitar, saw, glock, drum machine, soundscapes

Recorded by Ryan Gassi
Mixed by Paul Shepherd

All songs written by Owen Marchildon and Paul Shepherd

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Purple Hill is difficult to define as anything but Rock and Roll. Driving, catchy, exploratory, a Rock and Roll that encompasses decades. From the roots of The Velvets and The Feelies, Big Star and beyond, the band is now a complete package and compliment to the the style, mind, and song writing of Owen Marchildon ... more

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Track Name: Would You Strap 1 On?
I work two jobs
two jobs too much
for me to want
to give you thrust

would you strap 1 on for me?
and give me a
dal gone thrust

from behind
don't take me to hard
I'm usually the one
who gives the thrust

yes! yes! no! no!
please thrust me more slow
when you give
give it slow

no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no....

please i ask of you my babe
that when you give
give it slow

no no no
what i thought was right
I'm not into it anymore

no no no
i can't trust your thrust
with that thing on
I'm not into it anymore

I'm not into it anymore
Track Name: Just Relax And Get A Strike
The motorcycle
in the bowling parking lot
the tattooed forearms
of both the men and women
at the 10 pin tournament
the rum and cokes are drunk
that's the way it goes
yes!
at the OKAY BOWLING HALL
okay

as they cheer them on
a nickname

just relax and get a strike

bowl bowl bowl
strike away
fancy pins
and gutter balls
the neon floor lights
sometimes trash is fun
at the 10 pin tournament
the rum and cokes are drunk
that's the way it goes yes
at the OKAY BOWLING HALL
okay

as i cheer them on
a nickname

just relax and get a strike

now the town does go to sleep
not even a bowling beep
I know
that in time they will strike again
Track Name: Golden Turtle
To the empty stomach
to the empty stomach
go get yourself some Pho Hung
well my suggestion happens to be a good one
to stop your gurgle
you gotta go get some Golden Turtle
come on

how about a golden turtle
not so bad now
that you got your Golden Turtle
fill it up
fill it up on Sunday
eating will distract
most any gurgle

without a turtle
we've got no Golden
no intro no outros
oh honey it's just the dry wall
and a bit of abyss
without the Turtle
without the Turtle
we've got no Golden
Track Name: La La La La....
Batteries new tapes
and toe clippers
keeping everybody happy by the massive numbers
spinach and ricotta
oh! the manicotti
and a side greek salad
as they order it in

la la la la
can you hear the people singing
la la la la

me I've been going
to the YMCA
everybody's grunting
just to feel okay
along with feeling
I've been watching their eyes
exercise seems to
bring out the pervert in them

la la la la
can you hear the people singing
la la la la

la la la la
everybody's gonna sing the
la la la la

if it was up to me
I'd have a chorus of people singing
la la la
but I can't
we won't
we won't do it
alright let's go right here
let's go

if you look to the streets
and there littered with jerks
run run run away
before you get real hurt
look for the eyes
that exercise
they will bring out
the pervert in you

batteries new tapes
and toe clippers
keeping everybody happy
by the massive numbers
spinach and ricotta
oh the manicotti
and a side greek salad
as they order it in

hey hey right now
we're all just looking for words
and wondering how

that's right we're all just wondering how
Track Name: Sound Of Pony
I sucked on your toe
under wood
the best part of me
is on you
you know that I'm thinking
i want to make a good trade
cause i got the feeling
to surrender
you have
your pony now

giddy like a big wheel bike
slide across the gravel
and out of sight
you know that I've been thinking
i wanna make a good trade
cause i got the feeling
to surrender
you have
your pony now

I'm riding on your bust
birth mark to tongue
row my oar
taste
taste my blood
you have?
the same as yours
it's the same
the same as yours
Track Name: We Got Sales
You've got Sara on the cash 1
at Fiesta i buy pineapple
it is supposed to me make me taste good down stairs
pay for pineapple
through the cash 1

teenage cashier
on the cash 5
chewing gum
with tanning bed skin
so fine
52.97 please
i was short on cash
that's when she said
she said

she's got sales the sales are endless
she's got sales the sales are endless
we got the sales the sales are endless
just look around
we got sales the sales are endless
yeah
i said yeah
i said yeah

1 to 8 items only
through the cash 1
that's what Sara said to me
she's hasn't had a break
in god knows when
seriously
it's all them cheap prices keeping Sarah busy
that's when she turned to me
she said

we got sales the sales are endless

yeah

don't go to Loblaws
go to fiesta
they've got lots of chocolate bars and there all organized
the organic sections not bad
everything is apparently well priced
not like Loblaws
their garden centre's real good to
their meat sections a little sketch
you might wanna go to a local butcher
just don't go to Loblaws
go to fiesta
i know i know
it's tempting
don't go to Loblaws
go to fiesta
alright, alright we're gonna take a little walk around now

i hope that you realize just like before

we got sales the sales are endless

talk it! talk it home!
Track Name: Swimming
Let's go swimming tonight dear
with the moon in our eyes
let our bodies be naked
to show us true size
and the fishes nibble at us
as the mist lay low
after swimming tonight dear
we will touch we will show

as the cold air set in
my middle part did suffer
but you didn't care at all
now your making me feel tougher
we lay in the grass
with the dew on our backs
after swimming tonight dear
we will touch we will show

oh what now?

come for breakfast
oh won't you come for breakfast
Track Name: Super Star Skate Wink
Things that I took
release in my head
amongst all the sweat
I still scored

I took you to the hockey game
you called out my name
when i put the puck
into the net

I like to
play my off wing
a cross bar ring
when it works itself out
it's a good thing

My fat cells
are releasing
things into my head
that I
forgot that I took

Things that I took
release in my head
amongst all the sweat
I still scored
I still scored
I still scored

A super star skater wink
hands become into stands
and etc
and etc