Pleasant dreams

by The Yellow Melodies

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1.
9 to 5 and 5 to 9, ain't gonna take it, it's our time We want the world and we want it now, we're gonna take it anyhow WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, BABY IF ROCK IS GONNA STAY ALIVE OH YEAH, WELL ALL RIGHT, LET’S ROCK TONIGHT, ALL NIGHT OH YEAH, WELL ALL RIGHT, LET’S ROCK TONIGHT, ALL NIGHT Where's your guts and your will to survive, don't you wanna keep rock n' roll music alive Mr Programmer, I got my hammer, gonna smash my, smash my radio WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES, BABY IF ROCK IS GONNA STAY ALIVE OH YEAH, WELL ALL RIGHT, LET’S ROCK TONIGHT, ALL NIGHT OH YEAH, WELL ALL RIGHT, LET’S ROCK TONIGHT, ALL NIGHT WE WANT THE AIRWAVES AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES AIRWAVES WE WANT THE AIRWAVES AIRWAVES, WE WANT THE AIRWAVES AIRWAVES WE WANT THE AIRWAVES BABY
2.
WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? See me silently quietly creep, I am too amped to sleep Lamp rays shining down, street lamps make the bussing sound Subway creaking down below, garbage piled up and ready to go Lock the windows the gates on, taxi in the distance coming along Stalking the streets till the break of day, New York beauty take my breath away Near some cats but dogs don't bark, cool cats strolling after dark WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? Shaky lock and kicky door, smokey air that I adore Down in the alley is where I hunt, all is quiet on the eastern front Stalking the street till the break of day, New York beauty take my breath away WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? WATCH THE WATCH THE WAY I WALK, CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK? CAN’T YOU THINK MY MOVEMENTS TALK?(x3)
3.
She went away for the holidays, said she's going to L.A. But she never got there, she never got there, she never got there, they say She went away for the holidays, said she's going to L.A. But she never got there, she never got there, she never got there, they say THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY, THEY TOOK HER AWAY, AWAY FROM HERE THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY, THEY TOOK HER AWAY, AWAY FROM HERE Hey Ho, Hey Ho Now I don't know where my baby can be, they took her from me, they took her from me I don't know where my baby can be, they took her from me, they took her from me Ring me, ring me, ring me up the president and find out where my baby went Ring me, ring me, ring me up the FBI and find out if my baby's alive, yeah, yeah, yeah Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (x2) She went away for the holidays, said she's going to L.A. But she never got there, she never got there, she never got there, they say She went away for the holidays, said she's going to L.A. But she never got there, she never got there, he never got there, they say THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY, THEY TOOK HER AWAY, AWAY FROM HERE (x3) THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY, THEY TOOK MY GIRL, THEY TOOK MY BABY AWAY
4.
Don't go 03:02
She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me But how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me Still how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know DON’T GO, DON’T GO, BABY DON’T GO DON’T GO, DON’T GO, BABY DON’T GO DON’T GO, DON’T GO, DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY, HEY, HEY, HEY (BABY...) She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me But how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know She was everything to me, the sun, the earth, the moon my baby Still how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know (CHORUS) But she wouldn't do what I wanted her to, she wouldn't do it for me (do it for me) But she wouldn't do what I wanted her to, she wouldn't do it for me, ah-no-no (CHORUS) AH NO NO... (CHORUS) AH NO NO... DON’T GO (x4)
5.
Well I can't understand, anything about you Help you if I can, what can I do Here's your new home, that's where you must be In the institution ‘cause you're so lazy But if you must act up, again and again 'cause everybody knows, you're a hopeless problem Here's your new home, that's where you must be In the institution ‘cause you're so lazy YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE SICK TOO YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK But if you must act up, again and again 'cause everybody knows, you're a hopeless problem Here's your new home, that's where you must be In the institution ‘cause you're so lazy YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE SICK TOO YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK Well I can't understand, anything about you Help you if I can, what can I do Here's your new home, that's where you must be In the institution ‘cause you're so lazy YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE SICK TOO YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK YOU LOOK LIKE YOU’RE SICK TOO OH WELL YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK YOU SOUND LIKE YOU’RE SICK
6.
My mom and dad are always fighting, and it's getting very un-exciting To get a good job you need a proper schooling, now who the hell do you think you're fooling BUT IT’S NOT MY PLACE NO IT’S NOT MY PLACE NO IT’S NOT MY-NOT MY-NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD AND IT’S NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD AND IT’S NOT MY PLACE WITH 9 TO 5 GIRL IT’S NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD Hangin' out with Lester Bangs you all, and Phil Spector really has it all it all Uncle Floyd shows on the T.V., Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, 10cc (CHORUS) Don't wanna be a working stiff lose my identity 'cause when it comes to working 9 to 5 there ain't no place for me Ain't my reality to me Vin Scelsa's on the radio, Ramones are hangin' out in Kokomo Roger Corman's on a talk show with Allan Arkush and Stephen King you know BUT IT’S NOT MY PLACE NO IT’S NOT MY PLACE NO IT’S NOT MY-NOT MY-NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD AND IT’S NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD AND IT’S NOT MY PLACE WITH 9 TO 5 GIRL IT’S NOT MY PLACE IN THE 9 TO 5 WORLD (CHORUS)
7.
She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, she looks so sweet She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, good enough to eat She's a sensation, ah oh-oh-oh, she looks oh so fine She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, I'm gonna make her mine No matter what you do (you do), I give my heart to you (to do) and oh-oh-baby, I will give it to you No matter what they say (they say), yeah, we can find a way (a way) And oh-oh baby, we can find a way I didn't know until I walked you home that I feel the way I do And I don't care what the neighbours say I always will be true I always will love you, love you... She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, she looks so sweet She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, good enough to eat She's a sensation, ah oh-oh-oh, she looks oh so fine She's a sensation, she's a sensation, ah-ah, I'm gonna make her mine No matter what you do (you do), I give my heart to you (to do) and oh-oh-baby, I will give it to you No matter what they say yeah, we can find a way And oh-oh baby, we can find a way I didn't know until I walked you home that I feel the way I do And I don't care what the neighbours say I always will be true I always will love you, love you...
8.
7-11 03:49
I met her at the 7-11 yeah, now I'm in seventh heaven Tell me, tell me, can this be true, I never thought I'd meet a girl like you She was standing by the Space Invaders so I said: can I see you later Ah yeah we went for a little spin down to the Holiday Inn WE WERE YOUNG AND IN LOVE WE WERE YOUNG AND IN LOVE AND YOU’RE THE ONLY GIRL I’M EVER THINKING OF We went down to the record swap, the kids were dancing to the Blitzkrieg Bop Bop-shoo-wop-shoo-wop-shoo-wop bop-shoo-wop-shoo-wop-shoo-wop What ever happened to the radio and where did all the fun songs go summer fun with the Beach Boys on, but we all know what went wrong WE WERE YOUNG AND IN LOVE, WE WERE YOUNG AND IN LOVE AND YOU’RE THE ONLY GIRL I’M EVER DREAMING OF And so we went out to the dance... which turned into a whole romance And after just one night I never thought that things could be so right Oh no-no no no no-no no I kissed and hugged her and I said goodbye, last thing I knew she wouldn't make it alive Oncoming car went out of control, it crushed my baby and it crushed my soul Now all I got is sorrow and pain, standing out here in the rain The crash, shattering glass, the sirens and pain, it's driving me insane (CHORUS 1) (x4)
9.
YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME Skies were cloudy everyday, nothing wanted to grow We had our last chance, I think I told you so Every dinner was crummy, nothing was on T.V. I was ready to pack it up, our heads were so achey YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME We got to get away, another lawn to mow We had our last chance, I think I told you so Every dinner was crummy, even the ones for free I was ready to pack it up, forget the agony YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME Everybody was cranky even the maids were mean We came across a miracle, there was beer in the soda machine Every dinner was crummy even the ones for free I was ready to pack it up, forget the agony YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME YOU DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO ME
10.
Come on now 02:43
Come on now, come on now, we got no wheels to race Come on now, come on now, police are every place Come on now, come on now, we got no skirts to chase I'm just a junk food guy, now I am telling you why I am living at the matinee, yeah, I just want to sleep and play Come on now, come on now, when the folks are not around Come on now, come on now, nagging about the sound Come on now, come on now, to turn that racket down I'm just a comic book boy, there's nothing scary to enjoy Freak admission stroll inside, I was born on a roller coaster ride Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Come on now, come on now, we got no wheels to race Come on now, come on now, police are every place Come on now, come on now, we got no skirts to chase I'm just a comic book boy, there's nothing scary to enjoy Freak admission stroll inside, I was born on a roller coaster ride Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah come on now Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah come on now
11.
I'm sick to death I'm nervous wreck, this business is killing me, you know This business is killing me, you know, It's really killing me I'm sick to death I'm nervous wreck, this business is killing me, you know This business is killing me, you know, It's really killing me OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO, THIS BUSINESS KILLING ME AND SO THEY SAY Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, it really makes you crazy Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, ah-ah-ah ah-ah-ah-ah (CHORUS) You work, you work you write all night, until the early morning light Can't please all the people all the time, all the people, all the time But then they don't please me Well I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, it really makes you crazy Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, ah-ah-ah ah-ah-ah-ah (CHORUS) You work, you work you write all night, until the early morning light Can't please all the people all the time, all the people, all the time But then they don't please me Well I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No no no no no no no No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it... no more
12.
Sitting in my room, record player on Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room, something to do so We know what we think of them The problems just keep piling in They got complains about everything IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, THEY JUST WANT TO WORRY THAT’S NOT WHAT ANY KID SHOULD HAVE TO DO THEY JUST WANT TO BE SO LAME MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRY AND SNIFF SOME GLUE Sitting in my room, record player on Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room, something to do so We know what we think of them The problems just keep piling in They got complains about everything IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, THEY JUST WANT TO WORRY THAT’S NOT WHAT ANY KID SHOULD HAVE TO DO THEY JUST WANT TO BE SO LAME MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRY AND SNIFF SOME GLUE Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room sitting in my room Sitting in my room
13.
She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me But how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me Still how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know DON’T GO, DON’T GO, BABY DON’T GO DON’T GO, DON’T GO, BABY DON’T GO DON’T GO, DON’T GO, DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY, HEY, HEY, HEY (BABY...) She was everything to me, oh yeah, she was everything to me But how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know She was everything to me, the sun, the earth, the moon my baby Still how I ever ever let her go, I'll never know (CHORUS) But she wouldn't do what I wanted her to, she wouldn't do it for me (do it for me) But she wouldn't do what I wanted her to, she wouldn't do it for me, ah-no-no (CHORUS) AH NO NO... (CHORUS) AH NO NO... DON’T GO (x4)
14.
I'm sick to death I'm nervous wreck, this business is killing me, you know This business is killing me, you know, It's really killing me I'm sick to death I'm nervous wreck, this business is killing me, you know This business is killing me, you know, It's really killing me OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO OH-NO, THIS BUSINESS KILLING ME AND SO THEY SAY Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, it really makes you crazy Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, ah-ah-ah ah-ah-ah-ah (CHORUS) You work, you work you write all night, until the early morning light Can't please all the people all the time, all the people, all the time But then they don't please me Well I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, it really makes you crazy Run around, run around, love giving you the run around, ah-ah-ah ah-ah-ah-ah (CHORUS) You work, you work you write all night, until the early morning light Can't please all the people all the time, all the people, all the time But then they don't please me Well I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No no no no no no no No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it no more No, I can't take it... no more
15.
Sitting in my room, record player on Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room, something to do so We know what we think of them The problems just keep piling in They got complains about everything IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, THEY JUST WANT TO WORRY THAT’S NOT WHAT ANY KID SHOULD HAVE TO DO THEY JUST WANT TO BE SO LAME MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRY AND SNIFF SOME GLUE Sitting in my room, record player on Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room, something to do so We know what we think of them The problems just keep piling in They got complains about everything IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, IT’S US AGAINST THEM, THEY JUST WANT TO WORRY THAT’S NOT WHAT ANY KID SHOULD HAVE TO DO THEY JUST WANT TO BE SO LAME MAYBE THEY SHOULD TRY AND SNIFF SOME GLUE Sitting in my room, humming a sickening tune sitting in my room sitting in my room Sitting in my room

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CD available from Thursday 22-7-2021
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[SPANISH]

THE YELLOW MELODIES nos presentan ‘Pleasant dreams’, un tributo a su disco favorito de los RAMONES, que fue publicado el 20 de julio de 1981, por lo que los murcianos han hecho coincidir su salida con el 40 aniversario del fantástico álbum que fue producido por Graham Gouldman.

THE YELLOW MELODIES son en la actualidad Rafa Skam a la voz y guitarra, Antonio Clares al bajo y coros, Carlos Abrisqueta a los teclados y guitarras, y José Ángel Hernández a la batería. Tras la trilogía de EPs “Sunshine Pop” que nos han brindado este último año y poco, más un single 7” con tres canciones en el sello griego Old Bad Habits, de Vasilis, del grupo KISSAMATIC LOVEBUBBLES, ahora se han atrevido a versionar entero el sexto álbum de los de Queens, el infravalorado ‘Pleasant dreams’, pero llevándose las canciones a terrenos bien distintos, prescindiendo casi completamente de las guitarras eléctricas y de la distorsión, y vistiendo sus canciones con sintetizadores, cajas de ritmo, guitarras acústicas, teclados, glockenspiels, cuerdas,... y sobre todo, multitud de armonías vocales, extrayendo todo el pop posible de esas canciones punk originales.

Para ello, y aprovechando el tiempo que la pandemia nos ha regalado a causa de la ausencia casi total de conciertos y festivales, THE YELLOW MELODIES han ideado, grabado y producido estas versiones en apenas tres meses, desde finales de marzo a mediados de junio de 2021, en el estudio casero de Rafa Skam y en los estudios PM de Pepe Moreno, donde suelen grabar sus discos, y donde también se ha encargado de la masterización, Mª Mar Soto.

Han contado con la lujosa colaboración de Antonio Galvañ (PARADE) en “Come on now”, y es que ‘Pleasant dreams’ es también el álbum favorito de Antonio Galvañ. También han participado Ruth (VACACIONES) y Antonio (LOS ZAPATOS) en “All’s quiet on the eastern front”.

El álbum se publica en CD y en digital el 20 de Julio de 2021, justo cuando el disco cumple 40 años. La edición en CD cuenta con tres temas extra (remezclas y versiones alternativas) y un libreto de 16 páginas. También habrá en otoño una fantástica edición en vinilo que publicarán Hurrah! Música, Old Bad Habits, Discos Imprescindibles y Snap!! Records, de hecho, el propio Ángel Snap!! es otro de los que piensa que ‘Pleasant dreams’ es el mejor disco de los RAMONES.

Un bonito álbum en el que THE YELLOW MELODIES no han perseguido sacar el mismo sonido de los RAMONES como tantos grupos de punk y garage han hecho durante décadas, sino ofrecer un punto de vista distinto, mucho más pop, siendo fieles a su sonido de melodías brillantes, actitud hedonista y canciones llenas de luz de sol, amor y juventud, capaces de recargarte el día con energías positivas.
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THE YELLOW MELODIES bring us ‘Pleasant dreams’, a tribute to their favourite RAMONES album, which was originally released on 20th July 1981, so the gorgeous band from Murcia have made their release coincide with the 40th anniversary of the fantastic album that was produced by Graham Gouldman.

THE YELLOW MELODIES are Rafa Skam (vocals, guitar), Antonio Clares (bass, backing vocals), Carlos Abrisqueta (keyboards, guitars), and José Ángel Hernández (drums). After the trilogy of EPs called “Sunshine Pop” released over the last year plus a 7” single on the Greek Old Bad Habits label (run by Vasilis, from the band KISSAMATIC LOVEBUBBLES), now they have dared to cover the entire sixth album by the famous band from Queens, the underrated ‘Pleasant dreams’, but taking the songs to very different places, changing the electric guitars and distortion for synthesizers, glockenspiels, acoustic guitars, strings, keyboards and above all, vocal harmonies, extracting as much pop as possible from those original punk songs.

Taking advantage of the time that the pandemic has given us due to the almost total absence of concerts and festivals, THE YELLOW MELODIES have created, recorded and produced these versions in just three months, from the end of March to mid-June of 2021, in Rafa Skam's home studio and Pepe Moreno's PM studios, where they usually record their albums, and where Mª Mar Soto has also been in charge of the mastering.

Antonio Galvañ (PARADE) ha collaborated in “Come on now”, as ‘Pleasant dreams’ is also Antonio Galvañ’s favourite RAMONES album. Ruth (VACACIONES) and Antonio (LOS ZAPATOS) have also recorded vocals in “All’s quiet on the eastern front”.

The album is released on CD and digital on July 20, 2021, just when the album turns 40. The CD edition features three bonus tracks (remixes and alternate versions) and a 16-page booklet. There will also be a fantastic vinyl edition coming out this fall on four gorgeous labels: Hurrah! Música, Old Bad Habits, Discos Imprescindibles and Snap!! Records; in fact, Angel Snap!! also thinks that ‘Pleasant dreams’ is the best RAMONES album.

A beautiful album in which THE YELLOW MELODIES have not tried to do the same RAMONES’ sound as so many punk and garage groups have done for decades, but they have offered a different point of view, much more pop, being faithful to their sound of bright melodies, hedonistic attitude and songs full of sunlight, love and youth, capable of recharging your day with positive energies.

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released July 20, 2021

The Yellow Melodies are:
Rafa Skam: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Programming, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Synthesizers and Arrangements.
Antonio Clares: Bass, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar.
Carlos Abrisqueta: Programming.
José Ángel Hernández: Drums and Percussion.

Guest Musicians:
Antonio Galvañ (Parade): Vocals, Programming, Bass, Keyboards and Synths on “Come on now”.
Ruth Sánchez (Vacaciones): Vocals on “All’s quiet on the eastern front”.
Antonio Pérez (Los Zapatos): Backing Vocals on “All’s quiet on the eastern front”.

Recorded between Rafa Skam’s home studio and Estudios PM.
Produced by Rafa Skam.
Engineered by Pepe Moreno.
Mastered by Mª Mar Soto.
Photography by José Carlos Nievas.
Artwork by Rafa Skam.

Special thanks to: José Carlos Nievas, Isabel Cañabate, Antonio Galvañ, Ruth Sánchez, Antonio Pérez (Hurrah! Música), Ángel Carrasco (Snap!! Records), Vasilis Chountalas (Old Bad Habits), Alfonso Gómez (Desaparezca), Wally Salem (The Beautiful Music) and to our families, fans and friends.

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The Yellow Melodies Murcia, Spain

-THE YELLOW MELODIES are an indiepop band from Murcia (Spain).
-We have released 7 albums and some EPs and singles in different labels.
-We have supported bands such as THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR, EMMA POLLOCK (ex-THE DELGADOS), NORTHERN PORTRAIT, etc...
-We have played some important Spanish festivals and have sold records all around the world, even in Japan!
-We'd love to play in your city!
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