Call Signs

by Black Cab

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2009 full-length album produced and mixed by Woody Annison. Shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Music Prize.


released August 1, 2010

The players: Andrew Coates (vox, programming, arrangements), James Lee (electric & acoustic guitar), Rich Andrew (live drums), Anthony Paine (bass, guitar on After The War), Alex Jarvis (guitar, red witch on Black Angel), Steve Law (keys on Rescue), Andy Papp (bass on Sonnenallee), Ron Peno (vox on Ghost Anthems), Matty Vehl (acoustic piano on Sword & Shield).

Recorded at Hothouse Studio, Sing Sing Studio, Sound Park Studio and Studio 01 between March 2008 & May 2009. Produced and mixed by Woody Annison at Studio 01 in Summer 2009. Engineered by Luke Postill. Mastered by William Bowden at King Billy Sound. Cover art and design by Luke Fraser at Ahr+



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Black Cab Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne band Black Cab is Andrew Coates and James Lee. Formed in 2004, Black Cab’s sound has ranged from psychedelic kraut rock to electronic, often drawing inspiration from Europe and America in the 1960′s and ’70′s.

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Track Name: Church In Berlin
In a church in Berlin
My patriot days are over and done
In a church in Berlin
My mission is over I have seen my last sun
In a church in Berlin
In a church in Berlin
When all that is wrong is now going right
In a church in Berlin
I'm dancing with treason God help us tonite
In a church in Berlin
In a church in Berlin
Sun is set
Sun is set
In a church in Berlin...
Track Name: Rescue
I'm leaving the sun
I'm coming to rescue you
I'm leaving the sun
And I'm coming to rescue you
And I am the only one
That's coming to rescue you
Like God's only son
I am coming to rescue
Track Name: Black Angel
Canyon baby
You're a little crazy
You're working on some new songs
But we're a little lazy
And I heard you're back living
In a car in Marin
Looking for affection
And a little piece of action
But it's all
All going wrong
So canyon baby
C'mon home
You got a black angel
riding on your shoulder
And every time I see ya
I get a little older
And I know you got problems
But I really wanna see ya
Call me when you get there
We'll talk about the weather
So black angel sing your song
And all the angels will sing along
Track Name: After The War
On and on it goes like this 'til you save me
We've done this before and I know 'cause you told me
And the promise to stop was the one that you gave me
You're calling me out but I can't hear what you're saying

'Cause I am the water that's rising
I am the hunted wall that is falling
and I am the white ship on the horizon
And I am the peacetime after the war
I am the water that's rising
I am the border that is closing
I am the legion without any orders
And I am the peacetime after the war.
Track Name: Sword and Shield
We're given to rumors
Lies and deceit
And my mission is over
And my conscience is clear
And the files are all empty
And the lines are all dead
And there's no rhyme or reason
For the things that we did
And how long?
How long?
And nothing is certain
And no-one is safe
And the rumors are true
That we cannot be saved
And now that I'm running
Through the garden of souls
My sword and my shield
Have condemned me to hell.
So I wait
I Wait
For so long
So long
This time
This time.