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    The Ichor of Nettle physical CD comes in a 4 panel digipak with liner notes and an 8 page booklet including the lyrics to every song plus the bonus track "The Devil Took a Liking to Me". The cover photo was taken by Deirdre Ryan Photography while the graphic design layout was created by Mike Virok.

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    Side 1 of this limited Edition 10" Vinyl features all 3 parts of the song "Into the Battle". Parts 2 and 3 are on the Ichor of Nettle digital CD release. Part 1 of this epic trilogy of rock appears only on the vinyl.

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Inspiration from John F. Kennedy book, Profiles in Courage. War hero and Texas governor, Sam Houston, refused to support secession from the Union and was subsequently removed from office. Reminder for me to do what I know is right despite pressure to do otherwise.

lyrics

The very first rays of dawn
Were beginning to leak
Across the White House lawn
Where the president speaks
We stayed up all night long

He’s calling all his friends
To lay their differences down
Come forward just like men
And listen to the sound
Of a broken heart
The sound of a broken heart

You can see him in his coonskin cap
And his alligator shoes
A Southern Democrat
But he followed his own rules
Because he wanted to live like that

Texas is the only land
He could ever call his own
He took a rebel stand
But he had to stand alone
He did his part, to the sound of a broken heart

Ooh Ooh Ooh love
Ooh Ooh Ooh love

I’ve been sitting on my hands
And drinking from the still
Time I took a little chance
On my Jacinto Hill
I’ll do my part
To the sound of a broken heart

Chrous

credits

from Ichor of Nettle, released October 20, 2017
Ron Bechamps - bass guitar, vocals
Mick Chorba - vocals, electric guitar, piano
Rob Martin - drums
Pete Smith - electric guitar

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story, an indie rock work ethic, and a penchant for melody, harmony, and heart- in-your-mouth-foot-on-your-sleeve lyrics The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 5 full length CDs full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. ... more

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