It's Fun To Do Bad Things

by The Lions Rampant

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Letting your freak flag fly at more than half-mast is a way of life for The Lions Rampant. This edgy, blues infused, garage rock, pseudo pop three-piece sings their way through a storybook of life's ups and downs with unfettered energy, mauling the Midwestern music scene and dragging it right back where it belongs: in your face. It's Fun To Do Bad Things, their full-length debut, is a testament to what it's like to be youthful, adventurous and carefree...without sparing any of the gritty details. With the spice and drive of 60's guitar licks and lyrics not unlike those of The Clash, The Lions Rampant breathe new life into the scene with a collection of crisp and wildly soulful melodies that will whisk your rock-ready ears back a few decades. But fear not, It's Fun To Do Bad Things promises a lasting rock fix that delivers again and again...timelessly, like their influences. The Lions Rampant remind us what rock and roll is truly about at the most organic of levels. (DER-495)

"The Lions Rampant fear not the garage shtick label, with their could-be obnoxious album title and self-proclaimed vintage rawness. Fortunately, not only does their bravado fit, but their debut full-length is good enough to elude a mere trend-spotting drive-by. On standout tracks like "Lights On" and "I Need (Your Love)," they're trading the genre's prioritized attitudinal aesthetic for songwriting exploration, Pixies-ifying the Rolling Stones' stolen Southern swagger and soaring through some transcendent power pop melodicism. Their blues punk howl often evokes the modern forefather Jon Spencer. But on the clean, foot-stomping, mid-tempo, self-titled track, with its hand claps and bridge of swirling psych pop organs, The Lions Rampant show that their strongest stuff is underneath the layers of bluesy mania, when their real pop sensibilities are bright enough to shine through." - Exclaim

"Ever since their formation in Cincinnati six years ago, the Lions Rampant have worn custom-made lion suits onstage as they churn out the most visceral and joyous garage-rock imaginable. The idea was that the outfits would make the band look so ridiculous, they'd have to work even harder to prove themselves to an understandably skeptical audience. That hard work has finally paid big dividends: The band's new album, It's Fun to Do Bad Things, is a marvel of primal garage-rock laced with deep-fried soul, swirling psychedelia and snarling blues riffs. Onstage, the Lions Rampant sweat, swagger and swing with the rafter-rattling abandon of early Stones and Kinks, shot through with enough contemporary spit to spark the pleasure center of Strokes fans. At their shows, dancing shoes are a necessity, exhaustion and a three-day grin are possible, and a great time is all but guaranteed." - C-Notes

"With song titles like 'All Night RNR' and 'Cigs & Gin', The Lions Rampant aren't trying to in anyway hide the fact that they live and breathe the rocknroll life. Hailing from Northern Kentucky, these guys are playing a sort of blues/garage rock that bands like The Black Keys or John Spencer Blues Explosion made careers out of, though The Lions Rampant add some 70's rock influences and a whole lot of rowdiness to the formula. This debut is chocked full of dirty, gritty rocknroll with all the attitude, flair and fun that comes with it. The guitar riffs and energetic singing from frontman Stuart Mackenzie make this first effort worth the wait. After a couple of highly praised EPs and nominations as the best band in Cincinnati, these guys are already well praised in their part of the country. Now add Deep Elm's untarnishable reputation of delivering legions of great music and there's no doubt The Lions Rampant are going to be revered everywhere very soon. For fans of: The Izzys, Mudhoney, The Stooges." - Go211

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released January 27, 2010

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Track Name: Give Me
give me some one. give me some one to love. i've been around this whole god -damned town. know all the girls and where they got down. i said, a hipster smile. a hipster frown. i don't want to wear your crown. i want love, love, love, love. don't want to take it. you know i won't fake. give me some one. give me some one to love. i don't care what people say. i don't care what people do. but i will give all my sweet lovin' too. i'm going to give all my sweet lovin' to just one. girl, girl, girl, girl. give me some one. give me some one to love. you got to give me someone (you gotta give me someone to love). you got to give me someone (you gotta give me someone to love). give me some of your sweet love darlin' (you gotta give me someone to love). you got to give me someone sweet love girl (you gotta give me someone to love). give me some one (you gotta give me someone to love). give me some one (you gotta give me someone to love)
Track Name: Lights On
ooh darling, with the lights on, oooh darling with the lights on. ooh darling with the lights on, ooooh darling with the lights on. i know you felt it when i let you go, and told you, you weren't mine. but you were always on my mind, like cigarettes and wine. and every kiss that was on my lips, babe, you know that you were missed. so when we finally, we're gonna reconcile. you know it will be with lights on. with lights on. with lights on. with lights on. and when i crawled into you bed, babe, it felt just like fire. the kind that burns into the night. before the wind comes, and breathes it all to life. til the wind comes and sets it all alight. you know it will be with lights on. with lights on. with lights on. with lights on. ooh darling, with the lights on, oooh darling with the lights on. ooh darling with the lights on, ooooh darling with the lights on. ooh darling, with the lights on, oooh darling with the lights on. ooh darling with the lights on, ooooh darling with the lights on. your unmade face can't be denied when you're inside, no your face can't be denied. you know it will be with lights on. with lights on. with lights on. with lights on
Track Name: I Need (Your Love)
i, i need your love. you, got me hangin' on. you, you're so spoiled and so fine. take his love but never takin' mine. i, i got to have a lil of you. i promise to not look back. you, you say what we do is wrong. take my love and string it string it along. i don't want to believe it (no). i, i'm not the one. who broke you heart and left you by the side of the road. you, say you're never coming back. break my ribs and keep skating around this track. i don't want to believe it (no)
Track Name: Kara
oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. it makes me laugh when i see you smile. i come to visit when it's been a while. oh kara. oh kara. so quick to give and so slow to take. when i hold you i'm afraid to make a mistake. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. i like to kiss you on the cheek. i make your day but you make my week. oh kara. oh kara. when you walk you look so cute. when you laugh every point is mute. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world. oh kara, you're the prettiest little girl in the world
Track Name: Shake It Out
oh yeah (oh yeah). oh yeah (oh yeah). i got to shake you out of my head cause your words are cancer that spreads. infecting my thoughts and burning my brain even though those feelings are dead. you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta (shake). shake 'em out. oh yeah (oh yeah). oh yeah (oh yeah). you crept back just to bring me down rewritin' like you were wronged. there people too, discussing you. and i know where the blame belonged. you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta (shake). shake 'em out. you gotta shake, shake, shake out of your head, you gotta shake shake them right out. oh yeah (oh yeah). oh yeah (oh yeah). you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta shake (shake). yeah you gotta (shake). shake 'em out
Track Name: Cocaine Anne
i've been to your cocaine party. and let me tell you, baby, i'm not impressed. cause i'm in love with your dark eye-liner, greasy hair, and the way you dress. and i think, pretty, baby, you and i can have some real, real, good times. but you gotta stop sneaking to the bathroom and snorting so many lines. cause you're a young girl, but not a dumb a girl. yes, you're a young girl, but not a dumb girl. oh the fun, oh the fun. oh the fun, we could have in the sun. talking pictures, holding hands. you're my girl and i'm you're man. hey lady, i hope you know that i'm not the one trying to change your ways. but i felt your icy-cold fingers and seen the sweat on your face. yeah, i seen you smile real pretty, but i know you got something to hide. and you cover it up with loud conversation and a boy always at your side. cause you're a young girl, but not a dumb a girl. yes, you're a young girl, but not a dumb girl. oh the fun, oh the fun. oh the fun, we could have in the sun. talking pictures, holding hands. you're my girl and i'm you're man
Track Name: It's Fun To Do Bad Things
it's true. you used to go out with him. and he's my friend. but we can hide behind these drinks tonight. it will be alright with you. let's tear up the night with you. i can't close my eyes, my eyes, eyes. oh i have never tried this drug before. there's so much more to say. the words are flowin' out like rain, and there's no pain with you. let's tear up the night with you. i can't close my eyes, my eyes, eyes. it's true, you used to go out with him. and he's my friend. but we can hide behind these drinks tonight. it will be alright with you. let's tear up the night with you. i can't close my eyes, my eyes, eyes
Track Name: Do You Feel It?
do you want it? (yeah). do you want it so badly, you can't breathe. cause i need it, (yeah). i need it so madly i don't sleep. do you feel it coming through you, cause i feel it coming through you. can you feel it coming through you. cause i feel it, coming, coming on. can you taste it? (yeah). can you taste it? is it burning a hole through your tongue. cause i breathe it, (yeah). yeah i breathe it, it's tearing a hole through my lungs. do you feel it coming through you, cause i feel it coming through you. can you feel it coming through you. cause i feel it, coming, coming on. do you feel it coming through you, cause i feel it coming through you. can you feel it coming through you. cause i feel it, coming, coming on
Track Name: I'm A Riot
don't tell me, i'm not the one. don't tell me, to wait my turn. people saying' it's alright. they're coming to get you, it's alright. people talkin', it's alright. if they're coming to get me, there is a fight. i'm a riot. don't tell me, you're not for sure. don't tell me, cause i'm not gonna learn. people saying' it's alright. they're coming to get you, it's alright. people talkin', it's alright. if they're coming to get me, there is a fight. i'm a riot. it's alright, i'm a riot
Track Name: Make Up Your Mind
make up your mind, make up your mind, make up your, make up your, make up, make up, make up your mind. make up your mind. you gotta make your mind, cause i can't make it up for you. you're young, you're young, you're young. you're a young little girl, a little young, but baby, you're my girl. make up your mind, cause i can't take it anymore. sayin' you love me, but you don't know if it's a lie. you're saying you love me, but you don't know if it's a lie. come on, babe, and just give it a try. make up your mind. make up your mind. make up your, make up your, make up, make up, make up your mind. make up your mind. you gotta make your mind, cause i can't make it up for you. coming in town and say you just want to talk. coming in town and say you just want to talk. make up your mind. and say you don't give a fuck. you can decide if you want a man like me. no you can't decide if need a motherfucker like me. i make up your mind for you. but i need a decision please. make up your mind. make up your mind. make up your, make up your, make up, make up, make up your mind. make up your mind. you gotta make your mind, cause i can't make it up for you
Track Name: Leave Me Alone
i'm so tired of emails and texts and little hellos from you. i don't need to me reminded of things that reminded me of me and you. the choice has been made and the cards have been played and lord knows i don't need another friend. i know why, you're your stopping by, it's not to be continued, baby it's the end. leave me alone. alone. alone. alone. bring up a topic, baby, safe and banal, and try and trap me up into your snare. there's no harm in exchanging some words, stay in touch, we know each other so well. well you're weighing your options, and you're thinking to yourself, is he better an the man i got? but i'm onto you, baby, there's nothing new. well lookout, baby, i won't get caught. leave me alone. alone. alone. alone
Track Name: All Night RNR
come on, baby, i said, come with me. we're gonna get lose, yeah we're gonna get free. drink it smoke it, there ain't no sorrow. let's get fucked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's. all night long. rock n roll. all night long. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. all good children, go to heaven. i don't care what those people may say. yeah, i'm going to give it to any, old way. yeah, i'm drunk and i'm having fun. look out for me, åcause i'm number one. drink it smoke it, there ain't no sorrow. let's get fuckked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's no tomorrow. get fucked up til there's. all night long. rock n roll. all night long. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. all good children, go to heaven. i don't care what those people may say. yeah, i'm going to give it to any, old way
Track Name: Cigs & Gin
listen up. i thought i told you, that the last time you walk out the door, is the last time you walk out the door. i'm tired of staying up late and burning the midnight oil, waiting for you to come back home, sugar, and lay down. cause to be honest with you, i don't know. said, i don't know. where you've been. and i know (and i know). and i know (and i know). i know i haven't always been the best when it comes to drinking and smoking. but god-damn, woman. but god-damn, woman. but god-damn, woman. you sure like to sin. cause i'm knocking down the walls, baby. trying find out where you been. i'm knocking down the walls . trying to find---where you been. said i'm not a violent man, i'm not a warlike man, but i am a passionate man. and i like to keep, yes like to maintain, yes i like to enjoy, what i like. cause when you come home a stinkin', a smeillin,' a stumbling.' like you went out and got yourself a pedicure, a manicure, a whole motherfuckin' body cure. but you still, oh no, you still. can't wash that sent ä of cheap cigarettes and gin. cause i'm knocking down the walls, baby. trying find out where you been. i'm knocking down the walls . trying to find---where you been

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