Itch

by Mammock

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UPDATE: AS OF 19/01/20, WE RAN OUT OF DOWNLOAD CREDITS! THANK YOU ALL FOR DOWNLOADING OUR ALBUM!!! "ITCH" WILL CONTINUE TO BE GIVEN FREE ON A "NAME YOUR PRICE" BASIS, AS SOON AS WE ARE BUMPED WITH NEW CREDITS ON JANUARY 31ST, 2020! IN THE MEANTIME, WE STILL HAVE SOME DOWNLOAD CODES IN OUR POSSESSION, SO IF YOU WANT YOU CAN MAIL US AND WE 'LL GIVE YOU ONE! THANKS!!!

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released January 1, 2020

Cast in order of appearance:

Giannis A.: Guitar
Klearhos G.: Bass
Vangelis D.: Drums
Andreas K.: Vocals

Saxophone on “Shark Attack” performed by Viktor Karamanis.

Produced by Diogenes Kyratzoglou
Executive production by Mammock

Recorded & engineered by Diogenes Kyratzoglou February-March 2019 at Piper Studio, Piraeus, Greece.

Mixed by Diogenes Kyratzoglou April-July 2019 at Piper Studio, Piraeus, Greece.

Mastered by George Christoforidis at Ignite Music, Athens, Greece.

Cover artwork by Perseas Rizos
(perseasrizos.bandcamp.com)
Layout by Ultragrim Dis-sign
(ultragrim.tumblr.com)

All music & lyrics by Mammock

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"The world is a wonderfully weird place..." Tom Robbins, Still life with woodpecker

The above phrase might very well be the epicentre of the Mammock universe. We are living in weird times, in a weird place, and our ways keep getting even weirder. Mammock get inspired by the world around them to weave a web of several songs for their debut LP entitled "Itch", reflecting on their thoughts and feelings over the past few years.

The approach followed was holistic, aiming to craft a raw organic sound of their own and deliver a total that is greater than just the sum of its parts. The recording sessions turned out to be smooth and entertaining, leaving everyone absolutely satisfied with the end result. "Itch" has been a wild ride, therefore Mammock hope that everyone enjoys this album as much as they have!

"There's no fix for this itch..."
Mammock, 2019

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Mammock is a musical quartet from Athens Greece, following the same rock tradition its members grew up with, but in their own weird fashion.

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Track Name: Caterpillar
So you think you can change your ideas?
That you ‘re only afraid?
That the demons that crawl from your bedside
are your only mistake?

Look around you, you ‘re not getting wiser
We can all understand
Your excuses are not welcome anymore
No, I will not lend a hand

Joyhood, not my neighbourhood, not that I understood
How fast these dogs stole my food, my childhood.
Bring it on here, let me fix this, bring it here, jack - jack it up
No hands, no patch, these wounds itch too much.

So you think you can blame it on others?
That you ‘re coming out clean?
That your beauty is all that we see,
when you're ugly beneath?

You claim everyone’s out here to get you,
to steal your light away.
You've been crawling your way through your life
and a worm you'll remain!

There’s no fix for this itch
There’s no fix for your itch!
Track Name: Theme For Pets
Two legs, one hate; use us for fun
You suffocate us so that you can be loved

You cut off our tails and poison the streets
Cages now broken, we’re gnashing our teeth

You chop off our ears, throw us in the thrash
We’re cutting the leash, wait for you in the dark

In the dark, in the dark, wait in the dark

"Please...take this needle away from me...just...
just take this away from me…I didn’t ask for this...
it hurts so much...I'm so scared…please!"

Four feet, one love; tropping behind
You suffocate us ‘cause it makes you high

Smarter and stronger
Opposable thumbs?
Fuck you and your whole race
We‘re coming down hard!

In the dark, in the dark, wait in the dark

Green cap, blue cap; house with no love
Open your drawer, pick up your gun.

Gun!
Track Name: Shark Attack
It’s hard to listen when the words,
true words they signal change.
Our mind’s a fucking trickster,
It binds us with its chains.

Pay no attention to the dramatic turn of events
‘Cause, as your see, one man’s struggle
is another one’s exploitation.
Power is already in.
In the end...there is no catharsis.
Can you hear it?

Try to remember our life
when it was not a hoax.
Deaf and illusioned we stand
to burn our way our hopes.

It comes late at night to inspect you
and drive you away from the truth,
to force down the pills and infect you,
with the strong dependance of youth.

It is what it is, tell me nothing.
Pray not to the gods that instill
the fear and the deep desperation
that all true believers must feel.

Release us from believing, and lead us into temptation.
Release us, release us, relieve us.
Track Name: Dirty Shoes
We’ve got no home, we’ve got no faction
We don’t even know who we are
We’re just divergents from that awful norm
Gotta live, gotta build, gotta make it up!

We die upon your shores of freedom,
still you don’t think we’re pure enough.
For all our dead and unborn children
you play your games and give us up.

But we live this life just like anyone
We walk this earth just like everyone
The pain inside is a burning sun
We bear the cross now for everyone

We die upon...your shores of freedom
It’s the obnoxious truth, the obnoxious truth
Track Name: Inconstant State, Hot Summer
“Fucking daylight, I just don’t wanna see...
it’s the end son, break it off come with me”

O six O twelve
Never forget
Bury your dead!
Bury your dead…

Do you wanna see it?
Do you wanna see it?
Do you wanna see it…
Burn!

We were there, taking chances for all
To the off beaten path, on the less travelled road

Thousands were gathered, so that our voices would rise
Breaking the silence from the years of demise

In the streets where the weak become strong
We used the pain, they used all of their force

But, morning comes...every hope, every dream
falls apart, breaking off at the seams
Break at the seams

Trusting you, were we fools not to see?
Hot summers, breaking our backs to believe…
There were strange times, holding hand to hand
Unknown faces, tears of joy to regret…

They told us to believe, in everything you say
and anytime you bleed
Go now wear your crown, see how it fits
Live for the vultures, die for the gift…

The slaves will no longer have need of their chains...

Rich people have fight clubs.
Track Name: This Letter
“This world’s a ship and we sail a sea of red”

Blank pieces of paper, a script for the silent
These clouds always moving, like the thoughts in my head.
We all pray for moments of peace,
and we yearn for haze and wonder
Do we cherish the lives that we live?
Do we treasure the beauty among us?

I’ve been sailing the sea of regret
for so long that I just can’t alter…
Now I’m writing for what we deserve
To be cleansed by rain and thunder

“There’s a storm that’s approaching
but I won’t run away from the bane,
I’ll stand my ground, side by side with the crew
‘Cause our date with the shore has been long overdue…

Of return there’s the anguish upon us, and our
shame is the reason that we weep
‘Cause we can no longer see, what you see…
Rum drowns away our sobriety”

“Hypocrite, I was there on the days of decay
and I was your lies, your deceit
Your sick, violent, numb ways
And it was you, who shut your eyes
on the monstrous deed…

...Trust me you’ll never be free!”

I will not run away from the storm
I will shelter my loved ones with grace
I will fight for the jaded and the sick
I will follow no patterns or trends

This is no time to feel the guilt man
You only gave yourself to it
This is the time for drastic changes
You’d better look up to the peak.

This is the time to feel alive now
This is the time to free your mind
This is the time to be wide awake now
No time to say goodbye, it’s alright.

Life is not black and white…

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