Effect of Excess

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Short-term Memory's 3rd release and 1st LP follows the 1983's full length cassette Every Head Needs Cleaning and a cassette EP Lost in Gundam (1984).

Effect of Excess (1984) covers a period of transition for the band with Kevin Dooley leaving and Cat Cooper and Robert Duckworth joining. The shift in personnel drove a change from strictly sequenced rhythms to real drumming with the addition of bass guitar underpinning the sound. Jim dusted off his clavinet as a main instrument to complement his synthesizer. Other instruments were also brought in to flesh out the sound.

Songs 1,3 & 5 reflect the early period with Kevin, looking backward, and the remainder of the album looks forward to the ongoing changes that were to envelop Short-term Memory.

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released May 11, 2014

see lyrics area for additional instrumentation, song writing credits as well as the lyrics.

Jonathan Paul - drums, acoustic & electronic percussion, vocals and synthesizer
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Jim Skeel - Clavinet, synthesizer, vocals, percussion, and devices
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Robert Duckworth - fretted and fretless bass, vocals
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Kevin Dooley - sequenced events, synthesizer and vocals
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Cat Cooper - synthesizer, percussion and vocals

The Rev. Dwight Frizzell - saxaphone
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Introducing Mabel Barker
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Recorded @ Heavenly Music (AKA Skeel's Reels) just south of Gundam

Engineering - Jim Skeel

Cover Art - Tim Higgins

Mixed and Produced by Jim Skeel, Jonathan Paul, & Robert Duckworth for that Silly Poodle Music © ℗ 1984 / 2014 (BMI)

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Short-term Memory Kansas City, Missouri

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Short-term Memory Record 6 "official" DIY releases from 1983 to 1993. Originally a 3 piece "electronic" collaborative effort featuring Kevin Dooley, Jonathan Paul and Jim Skeel. These 6 releases reflect a continually shifting lineup of musicians and the change in sound with the departure of Kevin. More to come? ... more

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Track Name: I Don't Care
I Don't Care

Written by - Dooley / Paul / Skeel
Vocals - Jim, Kevin and Jon

If I gotta wake up, I'll do it for myself

Now you're living on the street, with nothing left to eat, no shoes upon your feet

If I gotta wake up, I'll do it for myself (no matter how hungry I get)

I don't care, you don't care, who cares?

Now you have no way to know your future is a mystery
Now you have no way to know your life is only what you see
Now your friends have all packed up and left the planet screaming
You think that you're responsible you know you really shouldn't be

The world spins all around me
The world spins all around me, no matter what I do

Now you have no way to know your future is a mystery

The world spins all around me

Now you have no way to know your life is only what you see

If I gotta wake up, I'll do it for myself

When I have to wake up, I don't rise to nobody's rules

So you say that I don't care my futures anywhere there's nothing really there

If I think about it too much (you know), I just get scared

So if I gotta wake up, I'll do it for myself , no matter how hungry I get

I don't care, you don't care, who cares?

There's nothing really there, there's nothing really there
Track Name: Hungry Dogs Run Fast
Written by - Dooley / Paul / Skeel
Irritating Stun Guitar - Robert
Sax - the Rev. Dwight Frizzell
Introducing Mabel Barker
Track Name: I Think I'm Losing My Mind
I Think I'm Losing My Mind

Written by - Dooley / Paul / Skeel
Vocals - Jim, Kevin and Jon
Sax - Kevin

I think I'm losing my mind
Don't know, what am I doing?
Why else would they be kind?
Why would they want to upset me?
Don't know, I'm losing my mind
I think, what I am doing
Why did I walk out that door?
To think is so confusing

I Think I'm Losing My Mind

I think I'm losing my mind
Don't know, what I am doing?
Why else would they be kind?
Why would they want to upset me?
What am I doing, losing my mind?
Don't know what I am thinking
The keys I left behind
Walked home while it was raining

I Think I'm Losing My Mind
Track Name: Take Your Place
Take Your Place

Written by Cat Cooper
Vocals - Cat with Jim

Reach in deep, pull it out, you can feel it, feel it, feel it
Rich in ease, full of doubt, go on steal it, steal it, steal it
Colors pass you one and all, but you don't feel it, feel it, feel it
What do you want, cause you can have it all
come on feel it, feel it, feel it

Take your place, in the crowd
Take your place, our heads are bowed
Take your place, before you fade
Take your place, do you have it made?

Here's a glass, have a ball, there's a step here, don't fall
Here comes your make up man so don't light up
There's a place to rest, it's one flight up
Will you live it and love it hard, and do you feel it, feel it, feel it?
Don't move too fast, you've played your cards,
and you can't deal it, deal it, deal it

So take your place, in the crowd
Take your place, our heads are bowed
Take your place, before you fade
Take your place, do you have it made?
Track Name: Out East
Out East

Observations from a visit to NYC

Written by Dooley / Paul / Skeel
Vocal - Jim

He sleeps on the corner, he sleeps at the edge of the world
She dreams of boys, she dreams of boys and loving touches
He is old, he feels a thousand years old, and his bed is the rising steam in the cold
She is lovely, feels her life beginning and her blade cuts the ice beneath her

Line it cuts, line it cuts like the river Jordan
The city walls, these walls are like the Grand Canyon

Skates her life away and loves the beauty of the plaza
Skating is so peaceful and her dreams are fine
While he sleeps it is peaceful and his dreams are fine

As long as he doesn't want something else
As long as he doesn't feel trapped by time
And he thinks, and he thinks....
and he thinks maybe the best thing for the world is to.....Dream it away
Track Name: Banzai
Banzai

Written by Paul / Skeel
Vocals - Jim with Cat

Let us imitate the Japanese, after all they're imitating us
No not the transistor radio, maybe the espionage

It's a hard time in the free marketplace, where the big 3 were king
telling the public what they want, we built ourselves out of the game

Well the Japanese believe in some book of rings, and parents in industry
it's foolish to think we could work this way, We in the land of the free

Let us imitate the Japanese, after all they're imitating us
No not the transistor radio, just the automobile we drive
It's a hard time in the land of the immigrant, where the union was king
Asking for more while giving less, we priced ourselves out of the game

Well the Japanese believe in some book of rings, and parents in industry
We independent people of the world, we are the mercenary

We are the mercenary
Track Name: Effect of Excess
Written by Skeel / Womack / Duckworth
Jon -Banjo
Robert - Bottleneck Guitar
Jim Melodica and loops
Track Name: Freedom
Freedom

Written by Duckworth / Paul / Skeel
Vocal - Jon
Melodica / Loops & Trumpet - Jim

Staging platform, center stage
Freedom is free
Your out voted John
Call it thorazine
Track Name: Page 64
Page 64

Written by: Skeel / Womack / Cooper
Vocal - Cat

Sitting by the lamp, reading late at night
I'm prepared to enter a great western book
Somehow the pages are putting up a fight
They don't want me in there to take a look but....

It use to be so simple, on page 64
Never had a bit of trouble, now open up the door

Usually I mesh right in, my senses disappear within

Oh I made it inside and the scene is long ago
Oh I feel uneasy and I think I better go
I was a wanted face in 1834, I want to get back out but they've locked the door

It use to be so simple, on page 64
Never had a bit of trouble, now open up the door

Usually I mesh right in, my senses disappear within

It use to be so simple on page 64, I never had a bit of trouble
now open up the door
Track Name: Lullaby (happy industry IV)
Lullaby

Written by Duckworth / Paul / Skeel
Vocals - Jon with Jim and Robert

Soon you'll know, that it's time to go to bed
Soon you'll know, that it's time to shut your eyes
Dream of happy industry, happy, happy industry

Soon you'll see, futures shining bright
Window gleam, stars above the night
Dream of happy industry, busy, happy industry

And your dreams are monitored
And your thoughts are controlled
Done discreetly while you sleep

Soon you'll dream, of brand new bright careers
Then your world will never be the same
Dream of happy industry, happy, happy industry