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from Protons and Electrons: Atom 11 - The Vig / Cartographer - Turnip, The Cloth Clown, released 9/20/2019

A swinging little number about psychic gambling or something. Sure to satisfy or annoy fans of prog, noise rock and much more.

The Vig (short for vigorish) is interest principal amount owed on a debt or loan, always at a usurious rate, with the idea being that the borrower never ends up paying down the principal and is indebted to the lender by just just covering the interest. The conceit of the song is applying those principles to psychic costs, but it probably works as a more dead on interpretation too.

The EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander, features prominently in the "proggy" chorus bit. While, I think the guitar sound in the verses are just straight into a cranked Bassman."

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Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones
And this is a case in point
It's life
that takes the cruelest cut
It's not a lie if you keep your mouth shut
Smooth seas...
do not make for skillful sailors
Long shadows cast, long shadows felt

Crawl out
Of the rubble.
Crawl out of the rubble dig out the bodies

Pay interest on past sins... AGAIN.
All just to pay the VIG... Again and again
All just to pay the VIG


Most times,
the choices you make aren't great ones
Hearts so wide and dreams so big

You've failed
Constant reminders every minute
zero would be a step up

Stand up
In the rubble
don't let it become your home now

Maintain,
becomes the entire game now
Keep sinking until you hit bottom.

Pay interest on past sins... AGAIN.
All just to pay the VIG... Again and again
All just to pay the VIG

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from Protons and Electrons Compilation, released September 20, 2019
Conan Neutron: Vocals/Guitars
Tony Ash: Bass
Dale Crover: Drums

Toshi Kasai: Production and Engineering

Recorded November 9th, 2016 at Sound of Sirens,
Mixed at Sound of Sirens in early 2018 by Toshi Kasai
Mastered by Bob Weston, Chicago Mastering Service, April 2019

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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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