Do The Wait

from by The Scenics

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    Italian pressing from the Rave Up label. Sharp, clear, warm remaster of original 1977-78 studio recordings by Victoria, BC, producer Joby Baker. Joby had two projects he produced up for Grammys this year. Original recordings done on 4 and 8 track reel to reel.

    ‘I don’t know much about this Canadian New Wave band that made these brilliant recordings in ’77 & ’78. Why they aren’t legends is hard to say.’ Roctober (Chicago)

    “Largely unappreciated when they originally existed between 1976-81, these underground icons merged Television’s guitar work, Big Star’s pop prowess, Pere Ubu’s dementia, & the Ramones’ urgency.” Jonathon Cummins, Montreal Mirror

    "Brainy crackpot art-pop with an ear for off-kilter melody, a headful of magic & twitchy grooves to burn. It's a sin the Scenics have left such a faint mark on punk-rock history... but the reborn cult starts here.” Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

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    Designed by award-winning designer David Montle, who has worked with The Scenics since 1979. Features photos by Brian Molyneaux and Rodney Bowes, including the photo used on the new Scenics T-shirt. Extensive liner notes by Colin Brunton, director of the Last Pogo and The Last Pogo Jumps Again, tell the story of the summer of 1977 day when he first met and first heard the Scenics. Sound is powerful, clear and nuanced- it's a new remaster by celebrated producer Joby Baker and it sounds like the original four track reel to reels, but better!
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    Designed by David Montle, who has designed all the Scenics' album artwork. Features the tray card image from the In The Summer CD. Monochromatic Psychedelia will help you feel the groove.

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    Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
    Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage

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lyrics

Do the Wait Andy Meyers Feb 16/77

Hey there's a new dance down at the club bub
Maurice and the Duke do it with Alice and Greer
Hey you had better show tonight cause it's wild child
child you had better show tonight cause it's here
It's just the Sweetest thing that you have ever saw
like walking doing nothing at all

Do the Wait

Some say Jenny Janey found it looking for work
Some say Maurice himself found it in line for the clerk
some say society taught it to us from birth
all I know is sweet heaven I am waiting for all that I'm worth
It's just the Sweetest thing that you have ever seen
like walking standing still in a dream

Do the Wait

You put your right foot down you put your left one beside
about shoulder width apart not too tight not too wide
you let your arms hang loose down there by your side
then you just stand there

Hey little boy quit your pushing around
you're going to be here for a while you had better slow down
hey little girl take your time
don't you try and rush me cause I'm doing mine
Do the Wait

Slow down you're moving too fast
hey baby don't you want it to last
of course you know it makes no difference
if you do the wait

It's just the Sweetest thing that you have ever seen
like walking standing still in a dream...

credits

from In The Summer, track released November 10, 2015
Andy Meyers Guitar, Vocals, Song. Ken Badger Bass, Vocals. Brad Cooper Drums.

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Vintage/current music by Toronto protopunk legends The Scenics & related projects.

“It wasn't so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it's more that almost everybody else didn't even know what time it was.
New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto...”
Bob Mersereau, author "the Top 100 Canadian Albums"
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