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1. Space Dog [4:16]
2. The Cat's In The Bag [3:41]
3. Mickey Mouse Blues [3:10]
4. Suzy's Got A Brand New T-Bird [4:41]
5. Money I Don't Own [4:12]
6. Oh Lord [4:13]
7. Holy Water [4:45]
8. I'll Never Learn [4:24]
9. Chuck's Theme [2:12]
10. Ventricle Mangler [6:33]
Written and recorded by Magic Dave
Copyright 2001 All rights reserved

Drums and extra vocals by Paul Wilson
All other instruments by Dave

Cat's In The Bag

Well the cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river
Slip through the keyhole escape by a whisker
Duck down the alleyway live on the lam
Get on the bus Gus make a new plan

The basic track started off with Paul on drums and myself on guitar. We were improvising and recording everything we played. I later went back and found sections that I liked which were edited and looped. I also did tempo manipulation so all the improvised sections matched each other. The rest of the instruments and vocals were laid over top of that. I had read a review of some old film noir director and the review mentioned a line of dialog: "The cats in the bag and the bag is in the river". I went back and looked it up and found that the quote came from director Alexander Mackendrick's "Sweet Smell Of Success", from1957 (Starring Tony Curtis). Since my own song was written, I see that the phase made it into the TV series Breaking Bad, and a few other songwriters have used it also. I guess I know a good phrase when I hear it! I also like the horn parts and guitar solos on this track.