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by the excuses

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released January 30, 2015

the excuses are:
Jeff Skorik on vocals & guitars
Pat Meusel on bass & vocals
Chris Minnis on drums

Tracks 1,2,3,5,6 written by Jeff Skorik © 2015 JefSko music BMI
Track 4 written by Pat Meusel © 2015 Little Dark-Haired Girl Music BMI

Limited Edition... (mate) is
* produced by the excuses and Logan Schlegel
* recorded by Logan Schlegel @ The 515 and Wood and Wire Recording, Nashville, TN
* mixed and mastered by Logan Schlegel

the excuses would like to thank . . . the 1980s and all the punk that became pop
the Ex-Optimists and SkyAcre for their parts in making a little Texas roadtrip big fun
Austin's record and comic book stores for being so awesome they inspire

As always, thanks to friends and family wherever you are...



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the excuses Nashville, Tennessee

the excuses are a great rock band hailing from Nashville, TN. This power trio proudly rings out radio-friendly guitar- slinging raspy-voiced bedheaded dirtbag anthems.
the excuses are Jeff Skorik on Stratocaster and spleen-straining singing; Pat Meusel drops mad-melody on bass guitar all while singing backups barefooted; meanwhile Chris Minnis shoves his backbeat right up their you-know-whats.
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Track Name: Cousin Dave in the 80s
The money’s spent - all my tapes are gone
The lake is dry - and the day is done

Stevie Z threw me in the hedge
I got a mouth full of college prep

Friday night – everywhere to go
Billy Squier on the radio

Down 209 to see my girl
Get in a tangle out behind a church

Me and Dave
Was so great
Cousin Dave in the 80s

Alky gets us to the package store
Side pipes on his Matador

And Big Jim is hidin’ in the bush
Come on out now - yeah we knew you would

Me and Rondo – Locomotive Breath
Me and Johnny on the Free Press steps

Salvation on the Burma Road
A Candy Girl with a heart of gold



(short verse)
I’ll make a case to drink a case of beer
Feed the lions – and feed my fear

The day is new, Long Dam is gone
My tapes were right here all along