Spray Tan Apocalypse (the Single)

by Dada Paradox

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Spray Tan Apocalypse (Ian Roure) Bombshells bursting here and there A whiff of sulfur in the ether Gradually the war began On your phone and your computer Incoming: voices of destruction punish and deceive Incoming: scathing degradation Venom imported from a well-known Slavic regime And in the dawn's early drizzle: Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! Insults in the articles, injured in the comments section Casualties have mounted up: spelling, grammar and non-fiction Incoming: denial and distraction - always hide never seek Incoming: gross appropriation Tiny fingers grabbing that which was once out of reach And o'er the land of the taken Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! The seven tawdry trumpets blow The golden rain from heaven flows The age ends for all who live below In an orange glow... Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! Spray Tan surprise: there's no gettin' over it Spray Tan Apocalypse!
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King of the Past (Ian Roure) History hasn’t gone your way Somehow, some fairness has somewhat held sway And Kodachrome colors complicate When a black and white world is just a tyrant away You’ve joined the caravan going back In a procession of lies One day you hope and pray your flag at last Will be so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past In your black and white world History hasn’t gone your way And the last you thing you need is some more of the same You want a ticket to ‘51 And a prophet who claims he’ll make that kingdom come You’ve joined the caravan going back In a procession of lies One day you hope and pray your flag at last Will be so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past In your black and white world We’re all on the caravan going back In a procession of lies Now that it’s come to pass your flag at last Has been so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past Here’s your black and white world Here’s your black and white world Here’s your black and white world (King of the Past) Here’s your black and white world (King of the Past) Here’s your black and white world

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Spray Tan Apocalypse was written in November 2016 - an attempt to convey the dismay and shock not only of the result of the election but also of the strange and really nasty propagandist techniques that were employed....all in a jangly, witty pop-rock song with a killer hook…

Written before the election had actually taken place, King of the Past contemplates some of the reasons some might have for voting for the "chaos candidate". As we weren’t expecting the chaos candidate to actually *win*, after the election the last chorus had to be rewritten to reflect the outcome – which, admittedly, did improve the song somewhat...

Progressive Retro-Pop: music inspired by 60s & 70s psychedelic pop, rock & folk mixed with lyrical barbs, irony and unexpected twists in song form, melody & subject matter.

"Dada Paradox is like a mashup of The Kinks, The Byrds and The Who" - Gabrielle Azi, Songladder

"Ray Davies channeled through the prism of peak-era, mid-90s Blur...""Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

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released August 10, 2017

Songs written by Ian M Roure (BMI), arranged by Dada Paradox
Collage by Ian, design by Ian with help from Liza

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Dada Paradox Oxford, UK

Dada Paradox's Progressive Retro-Pop deconstructs the psychedelic pop, rock & folk of the 60s, 70s & 80s to create a soundtrack that relates to the present world...

"Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

Ian Roure: vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, Irish bouzouki,
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Liza Roure: vocals, melodica & assorted keyboards
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