The Art of Murder

by Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends

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Michael Markowski
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Michael Markowski Conan has been writing and recording roaring rock and roll songs for years and wiith every new release from Conan you know that you're in for a rocking good time. Highly recommended. Chair! Favorite track: Chair of Antlers.
Colin M.
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Colin M. Kickass raucous rock n' roll with Dale on the kit. Favorite track: Chair of Antlers.
Bucky
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Bucky This is great. All the band members previous classic bands are present. The throbbing basslines catch you off guard like your mom walking in on you dancing with lotion and legs and junk and shit (see Heddbuzz below). Captivating chorus lines are blurred with quirky and belligerent grooves.
Heddbuzz
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Heddbuzz tuck your junk between your legs and dance around - with lotion. Favorite track: Avid Fan.
talia wagner
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talia wagner dark! Hannibal Lecter style rocking, great hooks, very heavy. Smart rocking from Conan and Co. Favorite track: Quid Pro Quo.
meezerpocalypse
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meezerpocalypse Conan, Tony and Dale. Killin it!
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1.
You would call me evil? Is that what you would say? The world is evil in the most boring way A single sip of pain Bright behind the eyes a single sip of pain Comes as no surprise. I'm happy to be the villain you need. It's not borne of cruelty Does the lion, the gazelle despise? It's just the order of things It's how we organize So we dance this dance The game intensifies Catch me if you can The time is nigh I'm happy to be the villain you need.
2.
Avid Fan 03:04
I've seen your work Two of a kind "Dare I?"... it's true. I don't believe, you'd tell them even if you knew Avid! some things i'd... Avid! like to show you... your Avid fan... Avid! BECOMING Avid! BECOMING Your avid fan. I've heard them talk unfair reviews don't know the man slinging nicknames scandalous rumors just because they can. Avid! until then... Avid! I remain your Avid fan... Avid! BECOMING Avid! BECOMING Your avid fan. YOU OWE ME AWE.
3.
Eat The Rude 04:06
Your attention! Stop, look and listen This message I must impart fair warning, the fine is I consume your heart Is it necessary to be so uncouth? uncouth boorish behavior masquerading as truth I eat the rude Furthermore! in case I was unclear or you chose to ignore you made your decision the path is chosen consequences in store some people are better served than heard it's true, small solace, but a truth call it thinning the herd
4.
Your better nature Your bitter side Your bitter nature Your better side No reason to call for help you'll be dead before they arrive it's his bad luck to be the best you caught me because we're just alike A murder house is ugly to the neighbors We don't invent our natures We don't invent our natures What is it in itself, in its own constitution ? What is its casual nature? What does he do? The man you want? I've given very serious thought, serious thought to eating your wife We don't invent our natures We don't invent our natures Your better nature Your bitter side Your bitter nature Your better side And there’s the brutal truth, Something with which you can't hide People don't tell you what they think, They see that you don't advance in life A murder house is ugly to the neighbors We don't invent our natures We don't invent our natures
5.
I do admire your courage I think I'll eat your heart. Why fight it? We all play our parts To your surprise, We're just alike That's how you caught me Convenient lies, Controversialize, Salacious rumors I still admire your courage But you stink of fear Why fight it? Believe what you hear Power satisfies, this is your design It's beautiful in its own way When you feel strain, please refrain, just keep your mouth shut We live in a primitive time Neither savage nor wise Not wise In a time neither savage, nor wise. Half measures are the curse of it
6.
Quid Pro Quo 03:49
Oh! He's a monster But he could crack the case What is he after? He controls her fate You tell me things Give me a taste Prepare your answer Somewhere she waits. What would you offer? What would you say? For the information? What would you trade? Quid pro quo Don't you lie or else I'll know Quid pro quo quid pro quo the needle moves, but it moves too slow Yeah, he's a monster But he's got what we need The distress excites him Beware the webs he waves Honey in the lion Prehensile and deep sleeved I will not fault you for trying But what is in it for me? Yes, it's a trade off An equal exchange It's a variation On a very old game.
7.
Monoamine Oxidase, inhibitors... don't you know? The worst part about telling a joke is watching it sail past the normal folks. When the fox hears a rabbit scream, he comes a running but not to help, no. I ate his liver with some fava beans, and a nice chianti Don't test me, don't test me, don't test me, don't test me. Endless rude questioning, nothing worse than being a bore now. Would not suggest testing me, didn't work so well for the last one. When the fox hears a rabbit scream, he comes a running but not to help, no. I ate his liver with some fava beans, it was an amarone. i've never seen anything so clear, what comes next may shock you. All good things to those that wait, i've waited longer than you know. I'll see you on the other side i'll see you on the other side
8.
Wound Man 03:00
Pierced and lonesome a simple diagram to be the downfall To seek to understand oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man Amusing in hindsight that it would be the sign I'll tear up your chance before I lose mine oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man Our scars have the power to remind that the past was real. and not always kind oooh, oooh, oooh the Wound Man Amusing in hindsight that it would be the sign I'll tear up your chance before I lose mine
9.
We rarely get to prepare in meadows or in graveled walks It's hospital corridors where we're forced to talk. Rooms like this with so little time, prepare our gestures get them right. The monster speaks But he is not wrong Everyone has the hymn book Nobody knows the song It's a marathon, it's not a race, Before you die, you will see my face The Doctor will see you now.
10.
You would seek to debase me I'm not here I'm nowhere you can see Your uncouth behavior No availability No room In my palace of memory Memory! Memory! You are miles from here, with petty axes to grind you are not welcome, in the palace of my mind. Memory! Memory! Memory! Method of Loci, art of memory every smell, every taste, friend and enemy every scene, as far as I can see it's all here in my palace of memory Memory! Memory! You are miles from here, with petty axes to grind you are not welcome, in the palace of my mind. Memory! Memory! Memory!
11.
It's the plight that drives you Suck down the pain Yes, you should run now. Let it wax and wane It's like a chair of antlers A salve against the mundane No forts for what you love Flows like a water main Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers! Grotesque but useful comes at a high price from hell and back now scars with the right eyes it's like a chair of antlers which one is more insane no forts for what you love flows like a water main Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers! Chair! Chair of Antlers!

about

1. Chesapeake Ripper
2. Avid Fan
3. Eat the Rude
4. We Don't Invent Our Natures
5. I Do Admire Your Courage...
6. Quid Pro Quo
7. The Census Taker
8. Wound Man
9. The Doctor Will See You Now
10. Memory Palace
11. Chair of Antlers

This record was written and mostly arranged leisurely between November 7th, 2014 and March 7th 2015 by Conan Neutron. Tracks were given final arrangements and recorded at Sound of Sirens studio in Sun Valley, CA between May14th-18th, 2015 by Toshi Kasai. Mixing was done at Sound of Sirens between June 12th- July 28th. 2015 by Toshi Kasai.

Mastering was done at Chicago Mastering Company by Bob Weston: September 2015

Art and layout by Rick Froberg

This record was directly inspired by the Hannibal Lecter series of books by Thomas Harris. Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal and the fascinating interpersonal dynamics between the characters within. As well as some of the other associated material around the characters of said stories. Certain phrases are cited in the lyrical content and are done so with the utmost respect and admiration.

Thanks to Lindsey Neutron, Stephanie Vogt, Jordan Sobolew, Michael Marchant, Erica Strout, Lindsey Charles, Kevin Burkett and the Electrical Guitar Company and to all of the rest of the Friends of the Neutron out there. Secret, explicit or otherwise.

www.neutronfriends.com

SW014 - Seismic Wave Entertainment. 2016

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released May 1, 2016

Engineering/Production: Toshi Kasai
Vocals/Guitar: Conan Neutron
Bass: Tony Ash
Drums: Dale Crover
Additional Synth/Organ and Strings: Conan Neutron
Additional Vocals on Avid Fan and Chair of Antlers: Buzz Osborne
Additional Vocals on Eat the Rude and Chair of Antlers: Tony Ash
Additional Harmony Vocals on Quid Pro Quo and The Doctor Will See You Now: Dana Poblete
Additional Percussion and Vocals: Toshi Kasai
Additional Percussion: Dale Crover

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Conan Neutron, Tony Ash and Dale Crover play rock music directly to your earholes. Featuring members of Replicator, MELVINS, Trophy Wives. Coliseum, and more.

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