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A Thank You

After all the tremendous response to the album “Girl From The Neck Down” I thought it about time I composed an open letter to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past 12 months and beyond and to all involved in the project. Everyone involved was totally committed to the project from start to finish and there is no way I could have done it without you. My apologies in advance for any glaring ommissions. So, in no particular order….

Suzi Chunk, Bruce Brand, Marty Ratcliffe, Mole Lambert, Nick Rice, Allan Crockford, Ben Jones, Jon Barker, Phil Brown, Peter White, John Littlefair, Paul Moss, Ian Snowball, Jon Abnett, Peter Salmon, Paddy Faulkner, Lois Tozer, Jane Prangnell, Arthole Retrographics, Graham Seamark, Graham Sage, Mike Murray, Bill Kelly, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie, Lizzie Hoskin, SiriusXM, Stevie Van Zandt, Andrew Loog Oldham, Drew Carey, Kid Leo, Mighty Manfred, Genya Ravan, Jenna Antonacci, “Shindig!” magazine, Medway Eyes, Fizzer’s Radio Show, WOW Medway, Medway Broadside, Jennie and Colin Baillie, David Bash, Phil Moore, “Record Collector” magazine, Terry Lane @ Buzzin’ Media, Hard Rock Memorabilia, Rosemary Edwards, Jason Charles Rogers, Phil Dillon, James Crowther, Kev Wright @ The Sound Of Confusion, Andy Morten, State Records.

To everyone who has bought, downloaded, voted, championed and generally said nice things WE THANK YOU! Have a wonderful, happy, positive 2013. We intend to bring you much more in the coming year!  

Glenn

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Got My Eyes On The Prize

Somebody once asked me if I had to record a cover version with Suzi what would I choose. “Love Is A Losing Game” was my immediate response. Suzi is a big fan of Amy Winehouse and I’m sure she’d do a fine job. This got me thinking. I needed a track which would end the album-a “goodbye song” that would leave the listener wanting more. I sat down with my guitar and began playing around with the chords to “Love Is A Losing Game” just to get into that kind of mood and ended up writing “Got My Eyes On The Prize” around similar chords. I recorded a demo complete with backing vocal harmonies and sent it to Suzi. She loved it, worked out the phrasing and came up with some suggestions for the arrangement. It has become one of the best loved tracks on the album.

Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you
Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you

How do I begin to say how I feel
Now we have to kiss goodbye?Staring at the road ahead is unrealI’ll be low while you get high

How do I pretend that I’ll be alrightKnowing that I never will
Make this living end my only respite
From the loneliness I feel

Since you went away and caught your freedom flight
And I’ve been left alone at night
All I got to do is say

I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
But in the meantime…

Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you
Got my eyes on the prize and it’s you

When do all the good times come back again?
I just cant believe they’re dead
Looking out for signs, the where and the when
Blame it on the things I said

Tell me that you don’t have any regrets
Tell me that you’re not unsure
Tell me you don’t find it hard to forget
I’m not the one you’re living for

Since you went away and caught your freedom flight
And I’ve been left alone at night
All I got to do is say

I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
I’ll die before I find another you
But in the meantime…

Words and music by Glenn Prangnell (Copyright Control 2012)
From the album “Girl From The Neck Down” by Suzi Chunk

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Big Screen

The song that triggered the concept of the Suzi Chunk album “Girl From The Neck Down” was one that seemed to come out of nowhere. “Big Screen” matches a melancholy tune with downcast lyrics that evoke a bleak night out in Everytown where boys will be boys and girls “reserve their right to sup”. Every bar in Everytown has a big screen that spikes the alcohol with high definition tragedy, schadenfreude and football to a relentless 120 bpm. All are having fun on the dark side of the rainbow. Well, I hope they are…

Big Screen

Tomorrow may not be the day
You’ll hear me say let’s fly away
But I hope it is

A better life is far behind
These narrow streets and cobbled minds
Well I hope it is

Why does this self defense seem like attack?
How many paces forward take me back- again?
I’ve been looking at the Big Screen all my life
While they’re looking at the Big Screen every night
I’ve been looking at the Big Screen all my life
I’ve been looking at the Big Screen.

Tomorrow night the boys go out
To large it up and lark about
Like they always do

The girls reserve their right to sup
Like men they pale then throw it up
Cos they wanted to

Many’s the time I’ve watched this play unfold
Many’s the time I’ve thought they should be told- again

I’ve been looking at the Big Screen all my life
While they’re looking at the Big Screen every night  
I’ve been looking at the Big Screen all my life
I’ve been looking at the Big Screen.

Words and music by Glenn Prangnell (Copyright Control 2012)
From the album “Girl From The Neck Down” by Suzi Chunk