Let's Break Bobby Beausoleil Out Of Prison!

by Doleful Lions

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Doleful Lions ‘Let’s break Bobby Beausoleil out of prison’ (self released / band camp). Last sighted in these pages when we gushed to the sound of the quietly sneaked out ‘Halloween is coming’ EP this time last year - see www.losingtoday.com/tales.php?id=339 - both of whose two featured cuts - ‘deadbeat at dawn’ and ‘Julie’s Video’ are contained here within. Doleful Lions are one the great lost bands of modern times, its not an under achiever thing rather more that they’ve been constantly overlooked in favour of ensembles, fads and fashions less musically astute and considerably less talented, always occupying their own little orbit shying away from the various bandwagons that have come passing them by - most notably the Elephant 6 Collective - their back catalogue is a formidable thing of envy that plucks, weaves and fuses creatively from a wealth of musical genres like an invisible marker pen joining the dots between psych and buzz sawed bubble grooved pop and all in between with both ‘out like a lamb’ and ‘song cyclops Volume 1’ being in my own humbled opinion two of the finest sets to have graced our turntable in the last ten years. These days just head honcho Jonathon Scott on his tod (his brother Robert left the band following the blow out with former label of 15 years Parasol) the 8th full length from Doleful Lions entitled ‘let’s break Bobby Beausoleil out of prison’ (named after the murderer Beausoleil who wrongly associated with the Manson family is still to this day serving a sentence without any sign of parole for an offence committed in ‘69) finds them in fine fettle turning in perhaps their best album to date. Despite Scott’s assertion in interviews that this a dark set (discounting both ‘funeral skies for burst patriot’ and ‘ra-koor-khuit as Hercules’) listening to ‘let’s break Bobby Beausoleil out of prison’ seems strangely apt at the moment given we are - despite the threat of an Autumnal chill looming on the horizon - basking in the tail smoke of an Indian summer, the set perfectly lends itself to the serene sedate sound tracking of lounging around in the warming solar rays idly watching the clouds pass on by. The set opens to the title track all sun fried carousels and lounging promenade lilts - a purring propulsive kraut grooved motorik motif appears over the distant horizon and sun bursts and blisters to the sea faring euphoric swell of vapour trailing sheens of pseudo shoe gaze shimmers that radiate seductively across a blurring sky line like a lovelorn Tex La Homa. Mentioned in previous despatches the mellowing radiance that tapers from the lazy eyed lilt of ‘deadbeat at dawn’ playfully tweaks to a coda drawn from Manfred Mann’s ‘pretty flamingo’ albeit as though reconfigured through the kaleidoscopic viewfinder of the Apples in Stereo while the crushed and despairingly introspective ‘ra hoor khuit as Hercules’ cuts so deeply with such sorrowful self punishing regret that it leaves lasting scar marks. Similarly head bowed and cradled with aching abandon is the ghost like bruised and ethereally shimmer toned fuzz buzz pop voyage of the tearfully scarred ‘funeral skies for burst patriot’ which is guaranteed not for the feint of heart. The sets centre stone though is the simply divine ‘Julie’s video’ a kind of bitter sweet retro traced glam trimmed kiss between Rundgren and the Hoople with a supporting cast of Mayflies, db’s, cheap tricks and raspberries types all succulently primed, turned and shoehorned in to a heart stopping five minute feast of pop perfection that’s all dimpled deliriously in a hazily glazed fringe flicking dream toned wash of west coast afterglows. Throw in a side serving of electro buzz sawing bubble grooved beauty in the guise of ‘the savage land game room’ which should our earlobes deceive could easily be a sparring Meek / Moroder production of the Sparks moonlighting in ‘electric dreams’ while there’s the (deep intake of breath for this one) sighing star crossed hand holding fondness of the silver sided celestial twinkle bell caress of the love struck sepia dimpled 50’s serenade ‘underground werewolf scribe agape’ replete with monochrome music hall apparitions. essential. -Mark Barton The Sunday Experience

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released 21 December 2012
"In the name of Yeheshuah, Yehovashah, I invoke the power of the Recording Angel. I adjure thee, O Light invisible, intangible, wherein all thoughts and deeds of all men are written. I adjure Thee by Thoth, Lord of Wisdom and Magic who is thy Lord and God. By all the symbols and words of power; by the light of my Godhead in thy midst. By Harpocrates, Lord of Silence and of Strength, the God of this mine Operation, that thou leave Thine abodes and habitations to concentrate about me, invisible, intangible, as a shroud of darkness, a formula of defence; that I may become invisible, so that seeing me men see not, not understand the thing that they behold".- The Golden Dawn p. 229

The Doleful Lions are Jonathan Scott and Robert Lee Scott

All songs written by Jonathan Scott

2011 Death Church Nearly Killed Me But Check Out This Music (ASCAP)

Recorded by the Doleful Lions at Death Church, Hidden Thunderdomes and The Papal Oriflamme in the Mirror Room

Jonathan played Carpal Tunnel guitar on Taste The Blood Cult Breeze (In Your Mouth)

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Doleful Lions Chicago, Illinois

Formed in Chicago during the mid-'90s by singer/guitarist Jonathan Scott, occult/indie pop unit Doleful Lions soon relocated to Chapel Hill, NC. There the group recorded their debut with R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter and Chris Stamey. Various lineup changes and a relocation back to the Chicago area left them with their 8th album Let's Break Bobby Beausoleil Out Of Prison! on Bandcamp with bro Rob ... more

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Track Name: Let's Break Bobby Beausoleil Out Of Prison!
O Lucifer make me your liege
The magick powerhouse of Oz
So caught up in destruction
That never was your cause
I sheath the blade of a thousand swords
I taught myself to walk thru walls
I taught myself to disappear
I hear the call of Apollyon
You shot an arrow through my heart
Its time I made a brand new start
O cupid don't you cry
For the after will change for you for awhile
O cupid don't you cry
For the after will change for you for awhile
O cupid don't be sad
For your spirit will blaze our hearts all the way
O cupid don't be sad
For the after will change for you and the perfect millions
Track Name: Deadbeat At Dawn
And when you're deadbeat at dawn
This champion song
To carry along
And when you're deadbeat at dawn
Its something so strong
But it wont be for long
When the winter hung its horrible arclight
Your waiting to fight this alien throng
And the kingdom of incredible wishes
Is turning your riches from straw into gold
And when you're deadbeat at dawn
This champion song to carry along
And when you're deadbeat at dawn
Its something so strong
But it wont be for long
When your hate has got you planning a murder
Your waiting for her under tinfoil moons
But you wait to watch the animal android
That’s creeping inside your scrambling mind
So I had to come to you
To pledge you my love
Cause the animals are coming to get me
Cause this feeling inside
I can no longer hide
And my hate is gone forever
Oh please someone save my life
Track Name: Ra-Hoor-Khuit As Hercules
In every empty hope
My plans still rage
Above the gemmed azure
Is where I trade my plans
For everything you wanted me to
Say and do and to believe
But I had other plans
Not some fools also rans
What could I do
Its everything to everyone
You’ve chosen to hide
Taking me for a ride
Long ago is sure fading fast
And I wont do anything to save you
A hideaway from hideaway
Its all for you to stay
Anything to keep them at bay
You say you’re the sun
And that im the warrior lord of the forties
But you blew it away
You left it today
And im half the way home
But you don’t wanna feel
That long ago is sure fading fast
And I wont do anything to save you
A hideaway from hideaway
Its all for you to stay
Anything to keep them at bay
I know what ive done
Ive wasted my life
I threw it away
I wasted my life
Track Name: Combat Shock (It's Only A Matter Of Time)
When January murders you all time
And money changing monsters
Sing with me Arulu
Your host is my Christ denied
The shame and lies
And every heart you betray
In septenary kingdoms
They all hide
Divine Khenti-Amentiu
Sing with me Osiris
Your hope is my quest of age
The coming days when all you black souls shall be purged
It's only just a matter of time
And it's only just a matter of time
Cause heaven knows the acts of every devil find their time to shine
Divine destroyers to the void be cast
Track Name: Laurie Strode
To strike the end of summer's refrain
Of hurt so deep no longer feel pain
The heart of every scarlet redemption
Towards the coming evening's procession
My love for you's a shaft of a knife
My Lord he is the giver of life
This heaven is the sound of your screaming
Oh, Laurie can you hear my deep breathing
I drape the shade unsheathe my blade
Oh, Laurie won't you tell me you love me
Tonight let's leave it all behind
Oh, Laurie won't you tell me you love me

To speed the sound of life's long decay
What can I do to make you to stay?
The end of all this curious waiting
So am I everything you've been hating
This love I hidden behind a mask
Entreat you with the doom of this task
I won't promise you tomorrow's deceiving
My hate you could extinguish this evening
I drape the shade revealed my blade
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
Tonight let's leave the past behind
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
I drape the shade revealed the blade
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
Tonight let's leave the past behind
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
A heart so pure please make me sure
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
I wish I had you all alone
Oh, Laurie wont you tell me you love me
Track Name: Taste The Blood Cult Breeze (In Your Mouth)
I tried to get lost in your land
A boy in the kingdom of palm
I hid all the secrets away
And away
In all of the cobwebs tonight
Wont last one more day
I drink every dream I deceive
And we leave
Taste the breeze
And the wonderful and the wonderful
Taste the breeze
All the hate that I betray
I look for the sign that is marked
And I want to believe
The ancients deceive me to kill
And I will
I kept every word I received
Demanded I believe
I mount every head on my door
But what for?
Track Name: Julie's Video
Well it was only yesterday
There was something in this place
When the end of the days
You were embraced
While we were shaking off the shade
From the missiles of October
Every thunder perfect mind
We drove insane
And on this brightest Halloween
All the conjured monsters entreat you
To sing the unstruck song
And destroy the ever after
We were waiting on the end
I know it wasn’t everything
It just seemed so at the time
When every monster magazine
Would dream of me
It wasn’t Julie's secret jewel
In the age of transformation
Kept my hidden thunderdomes so deep inside
And on this brightest Halloween
All the conjured monsters entreat you
To sing the unstruck song
And destroy the ever after
We were waiting on the end
Track Name: The Savage Land Game Room
In the land of some ancient intrigue
If you feel like some Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Beyonder made
Alien laid
We all want to fall in love with the land
We're so deep
In the jungles we creep
Go Ka-Zar
With Zabu even you
The highest score
Your lions roar
We all want to fall in love with the land
Silver age avengers!
Track Name: Underground Werewolf Scribe Agape
There is an owl
Inside of all that breathes
This key that breaches N'Aton's seed
Dischordia
To trip inside this house
Mothwings that sing this sacred song
The pope and the priest
An animal entwined
Enshrined
In a silver bullet so free
I have become
Humanity will cease
The beast will crush the nations with ease
Well do you do you feel alright
In wolf and wonder
You're torn asunder
Your magick is the only light
Here to blind you
The only thing that you have lost
In this cosmic manger you are the stranger
In transformation paid the cost
Now forever
Track Name: Funeral Skies For Burst Patriot
The fever dream of Kali unleashed
And your ghosts enshrined to see you thru
And your hate that burns this alien landscape
And the warrior-priests that hang your heart
What age is this that calls on your wisdom
What truth is this that stole your soul
In the end the blind will call the destroyers
And surrender to the darkest hold
Well you see your funeral skies
With angels in your eyes
In the evening of the blackest magician
And your holding natures key
And demanding to be free
With the angers of a million imposters
And you see the only truth
And the ragings of your youth
As a chance to keep the majesty hidden
I just wanna say
I never wanted to end up this way
Hang the usurper
The master of this year disappearing
And my heart is now a gift to the night
Im moving through these souls undiscovered
My reward will be eternal light
My gun it is my spirit descending
And my aim is my devotion to craft
Your now a fox that waits in the covert
For the hunter who will see your last
I draw my gun
Release the catch
And take aim
On you
It wont mean nothing at all
If you fall down
I draw my gun
Release the catch
And take aim
On you
These are your funeral skies
Able tiger
Track Name: Paganicons
I believe in the absent wanting
And angels too
And all that stuff
You cant blame me
I ve been even tempered
Awake in love
Ive seen that stuff
Angel come!
I needed you
To cradle me in wasted love
Wasted love
I believe in the greatest danger
I tried to tell on Abel's hunter
You cant blame me
Im so protected
By the angel come
The angel come