Manipulator - Elephant Stone

from the album Ship Of Fools (2016)

20th century Indie Rock from Montreal.  This song should strike a chord with those who once dared to be different, or at least listened to alternative 90's radio.  You know who you are.

The straight four beat.  The chorus, complete with a "come on" thrown in.  The guitar hook.  The celebratory background vocal interlude followed by a stuttering pulse that leads into a breakdown.  Then return of the steady four, followed by another "come on."

Doesn't this take you back to Lido Boulevard?

Doesn't this scream for the mirror ball to return to your rear view mirror?

Come on...

Click Here to listen to Manipulator.


  1. Answers to your questions:

    Yup and Yup!

    Miss my little crystal mirror ball off my rear view, and Lido Blvd. What was the name of that club??

    Screams Love and Rockets all the way.

    1. I knew this would get a response.

      Malibu was the club.

      Agreed on L&R.

    2. Malibu- that's right.

      Great song! I

      I am going to email you a new song by Naked and Famous- headed to see them Monday night. This'll be my third time. So great live.

    3. Too weird. I had been checking out their new album and was thinking about writing about the song Laid Low (I dig the synth riff and drum beat), but then Leonard Cohen released a record and f***ed me all up.

      Bet they are fun to see live.

    4. Really?? That is weird! They are so great live. They're coming your way later in November. You should go.

      You should do a write up on Laid Low!! Makes me dance and her voice is so pretty. My son is in love with her- has been since their first record.

      No offense to Leonard, but yea...TNAF is awesome.

    5. What to guest write it? Or,for Halloween, ghost write?

    6. Hmmmmm.....perhaps!!!...or perhaps I shall wait and review the show as well!!

      I'll be sure to lay off the tequila so I'm good and astute Monday night.

      We have a 50/50 shot at that. ;)

    7. Referring to the song Tequila Sunrise, Don Henley said:

      "I believe that was a Glenn title. I think he was ambivalent about it because he thought that it was a bit too obvious or too much of a cliché because of the drink that was so popular then. I said, 'No-Look at it from a different point of view. You've been drinking straight tequila all night and the sun is coming up!' It turned out to be a really great song."

      Hope you do it...


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