BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION

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The first album by Black Sugar Transmission is mainly a solo affair, with Andee doing most of the work (excepting the drum tracks for "Bangin' the Door" and "Dressed and Desperate", which were played by Matt Farley [BULLY] and Jerry Gaskill [KING'S X], respectively). It consists of material Andee wrote in the spring of 2007, as well as a few faves from the pOp*stAr*kiDs era ("Kiss the Ground", "Girls Gone Wild").

"Killing! BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION rocks more with each listen" -- Vernon Reid

"Andee spikes his hair like Daniel Ash but can be as refined as Peter Murphy" -- Tris McCall

"If you wanted to know what would happen if you put the 1991 Lollapalooza lineup all in one band, this might be a good estimate." - Muscles Were Invented By Communists

"the future of rock and roll" -- Nuno Bettencourt

The BLACK SUGAR TRANSMISSION debut CD has enjoyed heavy radio play at college stations (over 70) throughout North America.

credits

released September 13, 2007

all songs by Andee Blacksugar, copyright 2007 Andee's Vault Music.

recorded, performed and mixed by Andee at Blacksugar Studio, Brooklyn NY, in winter of 2007

(except drum tracks on "Bangin' the Door" and "Dressed and Desperate", which were played by Matt Farley and Jerry Gaskill, respectively).

live drums recorded by Rick Slater and Justin Colletti at Barbershop Studio, Lake Hopatcung NJ, in October '06.

thanks to Caleb Sherman for aural sweetening on live drums.

mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

cover concept by Andee, design by Gada

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Track Name: Shock My Blood Into the Bitter Sun
I see u twitching on the motorways
I see u runnin' like a ricochet
The dying breath of another day
And you're burning inside
The sweating beds of yr holidays
The tightened ribbons of the nursery
The awful truth shining in the walls
A thousand times again

Screaming weapons muted in the dark
Somebody open my eyes

SHOCK MY BLOOD INTO THE BITTER SUN
SPREAD LOVE WITH THE BARREL OF A GUN

I see a world painted sugar-free
I wanna taste it like it used to be
The shadows rise on a yellow sun
I see the shadows rise
The crushed flower or yr human pride
The guilty hum of the poisoned mind
You wanna shine like a diamond, babe?
I'll shine until you go blind

The dust settles on a vision of hell
Somebody say it again

KISS THE COLORS OF THE ENEMY
KILL THE WAR AND EAT THE POVERTY
Track Name: Bangin' the Door
Queen bitch, harvester of sores
Black serpent coiled around your throat
Picked clean, the sun-white bones
Eyes high and the signal is thrown

You're bangin' the door, you're fixed to the floor
You're dead to the core and I'm waiting
Stuck to your brain, that memory's stain
Of life and love in vain...

You're shit, laughing like this
Arm-in-arm with the scores of whores
Black tunnel to the den of the dead
One gun and a hole in yr head

You're bangin' the door, you're fixed to the floor
You're dead to the core and I'm waiting
Stuck to your brain, that memory's stain
Of life and love in vain...

You're bangin' the door, you're fixed to the floor
You're dead to the core and I'm waiting
Sucked to the drain, your debt reclaimed
On wasted yesterdays
Track Name: Slide
U put it up and you rip it down
U put it up and u rip it back down
U build it up and you knock it down
U build it up and u kick it back down

Eager eyes and a weakening heart
The hired gun, the getaway car
Break outta prison on a spring breeze
And now yer trippin' on the seven seas...

U put it up and u rip it down...

Sorry songs on yr passport
Power chords on life support
Integrity until you get bored
Dirty money pulls you out the back door
And so you prop up the campaign
House party for the addle-brained

SLIDE BABY, WATCH YOU SLIDE RIGHT DOWN
C'MON ANGEL, SLIP YR PRIDE TO THE GROUND
Track Name: The Burning Wreck of Love
Life's gone to shit -- ask anyone
Blasted to bits
Who stole the fun?

Who killed the sun?
Who sucked the style right outta yr smile?
This party's done
I'm gonna hide until i die

And in the end, this i know:
Nothing can pull us uphill
So deeper down, deeper down we roll...
(til we're)

STRANGLED, ENTANGLED, RIPPED APART AND MANGLED
THE VICTORY OF HOPELESSNESS, THE HIGH-FIVE OF MISERY
WE'RE THE BROKEN GLASS IN THE JUNKYARD;
THE FROZEN HEARTS OF THE SOUL-CRUSHED
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE

Until the end, this I know:
Nothing can pull us uphill
So deeper down, deeper down we roll...
(til we're)

STRANGLED, ENTANGLED, RIPPED APART AND MANGLED
THE VICTORY OF HOPELESSNESS, THE HIGH-FIVE OF MISERY
WE'RE THE BROKEN GLASS IN THE JUNKYARD;
THE FROZEN HEARTS OF THE SOUL-CRUSHED
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE

UNTIL THE END, THIS MUCH I KNOW:
THE FIRST ONE TO LOSE HIS MIND WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW
WE'RE THE BROKEN HEARTS OF THE SOUL-CRUSHED,
BITCH-SLAPPED FROM ABOVE
THE HIGH-FIVE OF MISERY
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE
THE BURNING WRECK OF LOVE
Track Name: Gotta Be on Top of Me
gotta be on top of me
gotta be on top of me
keep it cool, don't let 'em get
inside of me, get their teeth in me

GONNA KEEP ON TOP OF ME
NOBODY GET THEIR HANDS ON ME
I GOTTA BE
I'M GONNA BE
I GOTTA KEEP ON TOP OF ME

keep it cool, don't let 'em get
inside of me, get their teeth in me
i'm keeping track, i count their heads
watch their eyes and watch their hands
Track Name: Kiss the Ground
red lights blind but you do it again
don't stop burning when ya try to get in
tastes so sweet
when you kiss the ground
insanity won't bring you down

(repeat)

hot and cold, you shiver,
up all night
kick that poison when the time is right
cash that check
go baby, get some more
get out now
before you eat the floor
Track Name: This Is the Night
I'm moving into the disco--I'm gonna go where i wanna go--i seep into the channels all night long--the air is sweet and the current strong...

The Dj decks and the mirror ball--the cigarettes in the outer hall--sleep in the faders with the power on--i know exactly where i belong...

THIS IS THE NIGHT
HONEY SING FOR YOUR LIFE
TRADE YR EGO FOR APPETITE
SHAKE IT FOR SPITE
YOU'RE A THOUSAND MILES WIDE
U LOVE THE ONES THAT YOU TERRORIZE

You're eating off of the memories--slow songs in the minor keys--dying by inches, you submit yourself--could it be our lives are parallel?
Track Name: Wind It Up
c'mon let it come
let it shoot right thru
c'mon plug it in
don't make me count on you
i've seen too much
already played this game
my tribe is scattered now
and it all looks the same

LET'S WIND IT UP
LET'S WIND IT UP THIS TIME
DON'T WAIT FOR THE SUN TO SHINE
THAT CURRENT AIN'T NO CRIME

don't stand in the signal chain
don'tcha run from a little pain
it could be yr epitaph
so honey take yr last laugh

LET'S WIND IT UP
LET'S WIND IT UP THIS TIME
NOBODY STOPPIN' US
so baby look alive
Track Name: Girls Gone Wild
money money get yr knickers down
forever shame gonna follow you around
you lose yr shirt and yr pride in the dirt
you lift yr skirt for whatever it's worth

you're happy now cuz yer clear in the zone
yer mom n dad gotta mind ta disown
they're gonna kill ya
when ya get back home

YOU BLEARY-EYED SUCKERS
TAKIN' THE BAIT
YOU GET STUPID
WAS IT SOMETHIN YOU ATE?
A PRETTY SMILE AND A
$20 BILL
A MOVIE CAMERA AND
A LICENSE TO KILL

$$
wash away that pain
yer laughing now
cuzya think it's a game
you swim in booze for the camera crews
yer dead already, whatcha got to lose?

couple hits and it ain't that bad
you talked away everything that you had
yr head spins
when they talk that trash
Track Name: Nine Butterflies
9 butterflies
settled on yr sleeve
drowsing in yr saki,
anything
can be believed

90 fireflies now
usher in the dark
the weight of yr fear
now
quietly dissolves
who could know a camera's
pointed at yr back?
9 butterflies
give you
solace in the black

GARDEN GALLOWS
OF YR SUMMER NIGHTS
DREAMING THAT YOU WERE
THE SAMAURAI

GARDEN GALLOWS
OF YR SUMMER NIGHTS
RIDING ON THE BACKS
OF DRAGONFLIES
DREAM OF TAKASAKI
PUFFY AMI YUMI
SLEEPING IN THE TWILIGHT
YOU SIGH
SAFE IN YR KIMONO

9 butterflies
settled on yr sleeve
drowsing in yr saki,
anything
can be believed
Track Name: Dressed and Desperate
High crimes, black ties
Bled dry, struck blind
Palaces, barricades
Shoot to kill, when in range

Holidays in the sun
Dressed and desperate, looking for fun

Cocktailed, derailed
Deception and sex on sale

Barricades, smoking guns
Friendship severed and it's only one
Holidays in the sun
Dressed and desperate, looking for fun

Promises, cavalcades
Shoot to kill when in range
Track Name: Losing My Mind
look deep into the water
see the fishes swimming in yr eyes
tunnel deep into the mattress
to an animal that's 2X yr size

(do you like what u see?
is it who you wanna be?)

falling deeper into deeper
this life ain't fer keepers!

(and u say it to yrself:)
"I'M LOSING MY MIND"
EVEN AS IT'S HAPPENING!
"I'M LOSING MY MIND"

look deep into the mirror
bugs living underneath yr skin
sleeping on the ceiling.
easier to see the mess yer in

(do you like what u see?
is it who you wanna be?)

falling deeper into deeper
this life ain't fer keepers!

(and u say it to yrself:)
"I'M LOSING MY MIND"
EVEN AS IT'S HAPENING!
"I'M LOSING MY MIND"
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