Volume III

by Bakelite Radio

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Blue Car 04:03
Get Hip 04:37
Sexuality 05:14
Worlds Away 04:04
Homework 03:27
Comfort Me 03:27
Mystery Ship 04:26


Bakelite Volume 3 I can’t believe 8 months have passed and I’m doing a post mortem on yet another Bakelite Radio disc. This one is called Volume III. For the record, there was never another disc meant for this line up. I caused so much grief calling the first disc Bakelite Radio Volume II, well I figured this one just had to be Volume III.

So here I am Tuesday 26 June - they say an idea is only a canvas till you make it a commitment. All I know is, making music is good for my soul… this is my drug of choice. Now then here it is, 16 songs fresh and ready to go. Some songs were recorded in the same style as Bakelite Radio Volume II; the same principles seemed to apply - it had to have its own passage to come into being. While I’m plugged into this computer let me ‘fess up about some of the songs that made it fun to finish this disc;

Midnight Rain: Hard love desperate to wash away.
Ninety Eight Degrees: A little sinister. Aloof and detached.
Get Hip: Bad choice of girlfriends in one life, so get up and get hip.
Brother Moses & Sister May: A vagabond hard luck love story rugged and ragged.
Homework: This is the first John Lee Hooker recording I can remember playing live. Funky little one chord groove.
Blue Car: Nice little metaphor. Everyone knows how this goes, at least one time in their life.
Mystery Ship: Letting go of all that’s good and bad.
You Belong To Me: Waiting for one’s love to return.
Right On In The Darkness A Curtis Mayfield song, without a doubt he is my all time favorite singer - right on Curtis, right on.

And so on…
…and bla bla bla


released April 19, 2005

Produced by Joe Camilleri. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Woodstock Studios by Robin Mai and Joe Camilleri.
Front Line Adam Rhodes, Troy Trigwell, Frank and Peter Camilleri.

Andrew Walker at Buxton Walker

Photo by Tania Jovanovic
CD Art and Design Peter Barrett at Protein Design.

Joe Camilleri
Claude Carranza
Simon Starr
Ed Bates

Extra players: Nicky Bomba, Tony Floyd, John Barrett, James Black, Nick Smith, Joe Creighton


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