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Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise

by The Frogs

The Frogs prove once again that they are masters at whatever type of music / subject matter they wish to tackle. This is their most mainstream album yet and hopefully this will finally get them some of the credit they so richly deserve.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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1. Whisper
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2. Sleep on the Street
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3. The Longing Goes Away
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4. Bad Daddy
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5. Bear
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6. Jewels
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7. Better Than God
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8. Know It All
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9. Nipple Clamps
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10. Bad Mommy
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11. Billy
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12. Fuck Off
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13. Enter I
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
There are bands, and then there are groups. And The Frogs, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just a short shot north of America's Midwest, are a fine group. These days being in a band means as much about perception as calculation, but there is little manipulation in this group because you see, The Frogs just are; point is they exist. They shouldn't really, because they are either too good for rock and roll, or too politically incorrect to matter. But they are one of the greatest rock groups to come out of the 20th century precisely because they are too good for rock and roll, and too smart to care about caring. Fine tunesmiths, they craft memorable hooks out quite readily before stomping on them because they dare to exist. Nothing is sacred, but the reverence is there for the unspeakable uncomfortability that is at the heart of merging electricity and feeling and commerce. They have neither won nor lost, they persist. Deal with them before they put you in their sights and deal with you by ignoring what you care about. Their agenda is clear; to love, but never in the way you love. Their love is strong, willful, and brutish. make a wish, and they can make it come true. - Billy Corgan

Lyrics :

WHISPER:
whisper if you love me
whisper come and hug me
honey come honey bee
yellow are the flowers
you're up in the tower
baby, i will rescue thee
if you're conscience is warm
and your heart is unborn
you can trust me
let's pretend we can fly
i wanna see what i never saw
i got your cream upon my paws
you're all scratched up from my claws again
naturally we're fortunate
naturally we're fortunate
mirror take me where i want to go

SLEEP ON THE STREET:
i love you, i love you, i love you now
i love you, i love you, i love you now
i may not say a word, i might destroy a bird
he might sleep on the street right now
they may run over me, i might force them to see
that i'm trying to sleep right now
crucify, crucify, crucify now
i don't know, i don't want, i love you now
i may give you the son, i might produce the son
he might sleep on the street right now
of course, you hate him for that
and you love him for this
and i'm trying to sleep right now

THE LONGING GOES AWAY:
i think about you every night
i'm sleepin' less and less each night
they say it gets easier
and the longing goes away
i wish i'd never said those things
i hurt you something bad something
they watch me from the heavens
and although i fall
i dream about you every night
I'm sleepin' with your picture tight
they say it gets easier
and the longing goes away

BAD DADDY:
bad daddy holds the secret of lovin'
bad daddy wants you to love him
bad daddy, shotgun in his hand
bad daddy's children on crutches
at 4:30 takes one out of the oven
bad daddy always gets his way
it started a long time ago
they forgot father's day
bad daddy's got you in stitches
from watchin' him shavin' in the bathroom
bad daddy has a funny side
bad daddy says your highchair
accidentally fell over
now, here comes rover the pitbull
bad daddy accidentally let him out
it started a long time ago
they forgot father's day

BEAR:
everyone loves the girl, i hear that
everyone loves the girl
everyone loves the girl, i hear that
everyone loves the girl
i do too
"and if you're cool, and if you're cold
i'm a bear" she said
"come to my heart, come in my lair
i'm a bear" she said
does it matter what she wears? not really
matter what she wears?
if she wants to be a bear, it's ok
everyone loves the girl
everyone has a heartbeat, baby
everyone has a heart
you can throw me to the sharks, i've been there
everyone has a heart
nobody wants to leave you, baby
nobody wants to leave
when you throw your arms around them, baby
everyone loves the girl
i do, i do too

JEWELS:
now she's gonna fall
now she's gonna crawl
now she's gonna call
i'm gonna breathe blood into my jewels
gonna bleed twice for all the fools
who wish me death
now she's gonna scream
now she's gonna dream
moonbeam nightmare not allowed
now she's gonna miss
now there'll be no kiss
now at last it's come to this
someone's strange kitten's in the flames
she disappears to change
then reappears the same
so i'm gonna breathe blood into my jewels
gonna bleed twice for all the fools
who wish me death
you're not allowed to die

BETTER THAN GOD:
i scream in the winter, i laugh at you all
the pleasure is all mine, in eden i fall
the kingdom looks different from down below
don't ask me to tell you, i wouldn't know
every one of you is better than god
every one of you is better than god
you've got it, it's nothing, i laugh at you all
and so it continues, i hope you're havin' a ball

KNOW IT ALL:
know it all, fuckin' know it all
you're the teacher, the guru
so you should know already
how to blow me
seen it all, fuckin' seen it all
Buddha's nothin', Jesus last week
how's it feel to have blown me
you're buildin' a house
but you forgot to make a door
you're buildin' a house
usin' the cross for the two by fours yeah
know it all, fuckin' know it all
you're the teacher, the guru
so you should know already
know it all, fuckin' know it all

NIPPLE CLAMPS:
i could love you, i could love you, i could love you
but you gotta wanna be loved
in the daylight, in the daylight, in the daylight
but you gotta wanna be loved
could you do something for me?
could you wear those nipple clamps for me?
could you do something for me?
wear them like you mean it
my psychedelic eyes weren't made for this world
my psychedelic eyes don't belong to this world
my psychedelic eyes, my psychedelic eyes, my psychedelic eyes
i could love you, i could love you, i could love you
but you gotta wanna be loved
in the moonlight, in the moonlight, in the moonlight
but you gotta wanna be loved
i could love you

BAD MOMMY:
she's been raised by gypsies
she's been raised by nannies
where's bad mommy?
down on the corner gettin' fixed up
down in the barroom dancin' away
sweet daddy's not around
mommy's not around
i'm afraid you're on your own
where's bad mommy?
i'm gettin' hungry, nanny's on the way
i'm gettin' angry, nanny soon will play
daddy, why are you up in the sky?
why couldn't they have taken mommy?
daddy, what's beyond the sky?
i don't want no no nanny
i want sweet daddy, not bad mommy
sweet daddy, not bad mommy

BILLY (Dylan):
there's guns across the river aimin' at ya
lawman on your trail he'd like to catch ya
bounty hunters too they'd like t' get ya
billy they don't like you t' be so free
camp' out all night on the berenda
dealin' cards 'til dawn in the hacienda
up to boot hill they'd like t' send ya
billy don't y' turn your back on me
playin' around with some sweet senorita
into her dark hallway she will lead ya
in the shadows of the mesa she will greet ya
billy you're so far away from home

FUCK OFF:
for all those who say
"make me happy", "please me", "entertain me"
i've only this to say
fuck off, get out of my life
fuck off, get out of my sight
'cause i don't need your b.s. tonight
for all those who say
"make me happy", my door's locked, my phone's unplugged
go away
fuck off, get out of my life
fuck off, get out of my sight
'cause i don't need your b.s. tonight, today or anytime
no, i don't need your b.s. tonight
fuck off, fuck off, fuck off

ENTER I:
watch the people increase their will
with love and pride and hope to guide
enter i
enter i
spoken so long ago
a prophet will come, spoken so soft and low
this world will be one
with love and pride and hope to guide
enter i
enter i (all kings will bow on cue)
enter i (and none shall break my rules)
watch the people reach out to me
with love and pride and hope to guide
enter i
and now exit i
the applause will break all ears
enter i
and the world is back in gear

Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise Reviews

CMJ New Music
March 2001, Issue No. 91

THE FROGS
Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise - Scratchie
"For all those who say... 'entertain me'/ I've only this to say." the Frogs' Jimmy Flemion purrs over tender acoustic guitar, "Fuck off/ Get out of my sight/ 'Cause I don't need your B.S. tonight." Thats the essence of the Frogs right there; the elegant classic-rock arrangements and melodies, the over-the-top offensiveness directed at absolutely everyone, the baffling self-contradiction (why "B.S." if they've already said "fuck off"?), the refusal to take anything seriously, which is really the only thing between them and rock 'n' roll godhead they've been climbing toward like Sisyphus for the last 20 years. They're what you call a band's band; Despite their professional affiliations with the likes of Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck and the Breeders, as well as a rather enormous discography (especially if you count their dozens of home-made tapes), they've never actually released a studio-recorded album before this one, It's not quite the rock extravaganza it might've been--a lot of their recording budget appears to have gone toward strings and horns for the heartfelt ballads "Bad Daddy" and "Bad Mommy," and songs they've been playing live since they were taking the piss out of the new grunge fad have been softened and sparkled up for the new millennium. Still, it's great to hear them with full-throttle production, splitting the difference between the Spiders From Mars and Spinal Tap. >>>DOUGLAS WOLK

Out February 6, 2001
File Under : Cruel Intentions
R.I.Y.L. : Early Bowie, early Randy Newman, late Ween


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