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Danny & Dusty

Release Date: 1985
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Now that time has passed, the dust has settled and aficiondos of Danny and Dusty's The Lost Weekend', have had time to turn reality into tall tales, anecdote and campfire legend, it is time to set the story straight. "The Lost Weekend" was not actually recorded in a weekend. No, after the approximately 32 hours from sundown Friday to last call Saturday night, we decided to take all of Sunday off to nurse our hangovers and calmly bask in the glory of our frantic, wild session. A weekend? We didn't need no stinkin' weekend.

In February 1985 the Dream Syndicate, Green On Red and The Long Ryders were at the top of our creative, critical and commercial games. We wore the confidence and cockiness of. musicians who knew that any trip to any newstand was guaranteed to result in more verification of our certainty that each person's particular band (and we each would gladly place the other combos in the runners-up spot) was the best in the world.

So when Danny, Chris, Sid, Stephen, Tom, Dennis and myself converged on Control Centre Studios to turn the previous years "Bend in the Road/The Word Is Out", session into a complete LP, none of us doubted our ability to get the job done. The only question was who would pay for the beer (I think I did but I'm open to factual revisionism). Several cases of Bud and a few well-timed pints 'of Jim Beam later, we had performed the tracks that you hear on this long-awaited CD. No instruments were over-dubbed and only a few vocals were added later. Since that time, all of us have had our own Bends in the Road. Some successes some reassessments, but I'm happy to say that all of us are to one extent or another, still making records and trying to unearth new mysteries. And when I hear the record that you are holding in your hands, I am taken back to a wonderful time of arrogance, wildness and most of all enduring friendship. It's all there again.

Now, if I can only remember what we did on Sunday.
Steve "Dusty" Wynn
New York City, November 1995

 

The Lost Weekend ( 1985 ) is a collaboration between mainly Dan Stuart and Steve Wynn who have written all the songs, except, of course, for Knockin' On Heavens Door by Dylan.

They are backed at what could be called a supergroup of people from the Paisley Underground: Chris Cacavas from Green On Red, Sid Griffin & Tom Stevens of The Long Ryders, and Dennis Duck of The Dream Syndicate.

The producer was Paul B. Cutler, prior to membership in The Dream Syndicate.

Danny & Dusty was reissued on CD in February 1996 by Prima Records, with Bend In The Road, as a bonus track and with sleeve notes by Steve Wynn

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# Track Title Play
1The Word Is Out

Lyrics

I was feeling very sad and so low
I went looking for some liquid sympathy
wait and found some bones down at the deep hole
and the bastards waiting called the cops on me

I figure somewhere in the world it's happy hour
so I went down to get properly dispose
when in the world me and whisky sour
and the man said sorry son were closed

seems that lately I've been paying
for things I used to get for free
dont you know I hear the music's playing
well I know the word is out on me

oh I was feeling very wild and restless
and I figured it inside I clogged my doom
called to see if I was on the castlist
and the switchboard lady wouldn't put me through

found me a number in my pocket
I figured out: hell how can I miss
shot through seven digits lock and rocket
and some guy says: who the hell is this

seems that lately I've been paying
for things I used to get for free
don't you know I hear the music's playing
wow I know the word is out on me

seems the doors that once were open
I slam and shut in my face
not good any more of hoping
I think I better move some other place

seems that lately I've been praying
for things I used to get for free
dont you know I hear the music playing
wow i know the word is out on me

The Lost Weekend
2Song For The Dreamers

Lyrics

took a ride on the 505
woke up in Fresno, serious dive
shes got one eye the way talking dirty
that's nice

oh bill, lives on the hill
hes got twentyfive viles and a coup de ville
likes to hang down way by the still
at night

sing me a song for the dreamers
sing me a song
for Bobby Chakone, and Al Capone
and the boys
sing me a song for the dreamers

lady luck drives a pick-up truck
she runs numbers for Pearl S. Buck
shes got a life like a wild coyote
and he...

my brother Art must get some kind of not
he feels sleep-drunk by the wheel of a '56 Dodge
woke up ten miles outside of Cape Cod
next morning...

sing me a song for the dreamers
sing me a song
for Fidel Castro and Jackie O
and the boys,
sing me a song for the dreamers

sing me a song for the dreamers
sing me a song
for Johnny O.M. and big friend Quinn
and the boys
sing me a song for the dreamers

now one last verse bout my friend dan
he like ten to one hundred grand
blew it all at the Angie & Bran
at three hours

sing me a song for the dreamers
sing me a song
for Bobby Chakone and Al Capone
sing me a song for the dreamers

The Lost Weekend
3Miracle Mile

Lyrics

name is Sally, that's five foot 3
lives down the alley from my brother and me
Sally's got class, Sally's got style
Sally's got no money on Miracle Mile

Sam the Snake play long's you gain
keep's his warm and workin in the rain
she took the fall, he lost his last hand
now I dont know if he's a woman or a man
miracle mile

every gambler needs a lucky break
oh Lord how long will mine take
got two hundred dollars on a fill in the fifth
she don't live here, I better get out quick

Herm the germs, a drifter at best
he's gotta scar on his face
tatto on his chest
gotta gun in his booth
a racer in his sleeve
cause been sentenced to hell
and no one leaves
miracle mile

you pray for the winners
pray for losers too
roll the dice and let turn the screw
don't pray to the banker
you just get a denial
cause a person ain't worth nothing
on miracle mile
miracle mile
yeah-yeah
miracle mile
The Lost Weekend
4Baby, We All Gotta Go Down

Lyrics

baby, we all gotta go down
baby, we all gotta go down
well I'll be waiting for you there
in my big old rockin chair
singing baby we all gotta go down

they say the devil's a fallen angel
me I ain't so sure
plenty of evil on the west side of town
and baby we all gotta go down

they say there's gonna be hell to pay
well let me say of this fill right away
because as low as I can go
I been low and shy before
I say baby, we all gotta go down
baby we all gotta go down
baby we all gotta go down
you want to find my soul?
drop by the nineteen fold
baby we all gotta down

Samson met Delilah in a bar
cause they wanted to bury the hatchet real far
well after seven shots
even old Samson was seing spots
he said baby we all gotta go down

baby we all gotta gown
I'll be waitin for yer
in my big old rockin chair
baby we all gotta go down

you wanna find my soul?
well drop by the nineteen oh
baby, we all gotta go down
The Lost Weekend
5The King Of The Losers

Lyrics

Davy Jones Locker
Hollywood and Vine
the cavern of darkness
they called the firefly
the king of the losers
is holding court tonight

well there's wine-eyed peaks
through a shutted b-b speaks
I havent seen my old my lady
in a seven weeks
the king of losers
aint got nothin on me

as he said as I used to fear
well I dont remember that
and she said I used to mistreat her
with my
the king of the losers
I ain't been down that path
let's go

now lets see em buddy
I heard that tune
of the great four women
and the lies they tell you
the king of the losers
I know that brew through and through you know

mama sent me downtown
saturday at noon
I got a service that I missed
kicked out my room
the king of the losers
I know its through

over in the corner
sits the gowned-in sow
she's laughing like a hyena
with the glass of mescal
the king of the losers
cant toss this girl
want another time
when the king have come my way

and guns for me to stay
now the king of the losers
always has to pay time

oh listen you scumbags
you're looking for sympathy
you cant be ask why mess
mosquitoes to me
I'm the king of the losers
now get down on your knees

I got fit for blood and buckets down my back
oh you whiskeybottles from late night stack
you want the king of the losers
look now for the jack

The Lost Weekend
6Send Me A Postcard

Lyrics

send me a postcard
from far away
I'll be home for the winter
I just got to stay

mama ran out my room
pulled off the shades
I wont be home to soon
cause we're going to the everglades

we're two brothers
home on the range
we're long on top
but short on change

I got a call
from the drop 68
now I'm in Jackson Hole
I just got to wait

well mama don't call us outlaws
we ain't done nothing wrong
just keep the homefire burning
and we'll keep singing this song

ch. 2x

The Lost Weekend
7Down To The Bone

Lyrics

spiders speak, spiders tell lies
spiders spin their webs until they die
catch more with honey than wine
thats how I caught a friend of mine
gotta get down to the bone

just got back from the midnight ride
I saw Jesus standing in the line
said there ain't no right or wrong
just the way keep judging all along
gotta get down to the bone

spiders speak, spiders tell lies
spiders spin their webs until they die
no gal is seen pretty but its always there
and lord knows its spider beware
gotta get down to the bone

spiders speak, spiders tell lies
spiders spin their webs until they die
just got back from the midnight ride
going where the water taste like wine
gotta get down to the bone

The Lost Weekend
8Knockin' On Heavens Door The Lost Weekend
9Bend In The Road The Lost Weekend
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The Lost Weekend

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