Vogue Gyratory

by The Red Diamond Dragon Club

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Feelings dictate our every move. Who we speak to, where we go, which of our colleagues we chose to drink the blood of during a long sea voyage. Every scenario represents a puzzle that can only be solved by the feelings.

Feelings inspire movements, be they the movements of the body, sociopolitical movements or movements of music. The Red Diamond Dragon Club seek to use this (e)motion to take you on a journey to the centre of their hearts, throwing the most elaborate and geometrically exciting shapes they can en route.

On their debut EP, RDDC opt to tackle the age-old question of vampires from the off, charting Dracula’s journey to Whitby and his unique approach to dealing with seasickness in ‘Hungry’. After breaking the ice with this opening gambit, they tread out a post-punk groove with ‘Miles’, swapping the literary journey for a more (meta)physical one. The urgent hip-hop of ‘Who Put The Dog In The Basket?’ follows, storming the floor at Crufts reciting Naomi Klein through a megaphone. A more romantic notion is tabled with the folk-and-bunting carolling of ‘The Adventurous Lady’s Lament (Inside You)’. And then yes, we have reached our destination! ‘Toothsome’, an unabashed love song to an altogether different form of canine, serenades those at the journey’s end.

In a roundabout way, RDDC’s debut EP is one to make you brain, body and beating organs move, oscillating and jiggling their way towards the truth. These are songs about feelings, and songs to inspire some new outrageous shapes for a dancefloor society.

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released September 3, 2012

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The Red Diamond Dragon Club Brighton, UK

The Red Diamond Dragon Club are a band from Brighton, UK.

They play music that's sometimes indie, sometimes electro, sometimes hip-hop, sometimes folk, and often a combination of the above.

They write songs about feelings, sexual exploration, yearning, vampires and critical contemporary political analysis.
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Track Name: Hungry
We set sail from port on a glorious morning
With the wind and the sun at our backs
A diligent crew had answered my calling
Handsome men with beautiful necks
When all of a sudden the sky turned black
And a cruel mist chilled me to the bone
And I got a dark feeling in the pit of my stomach
That some of us wouldn't make it home...

Hold fast! Hold fast! Put wax in my mouth and tie me to the mast!
Hold fast! Hold fast! I'm not that hungry but I know it won't last
Hold fast! Hold fast! I wish that my will was up the task!
Hold fast! Hold fast! I'm not that hungry but I know it won't last

The isolate seas make my gut queasy
My mouth is dry and I'm sure my temples will burst
Oh! The salty air disagrees with me!
An ocean of wine couldn't slake this thirst!
I see shadows flee as the day turns to pitch
Illuminated pale skin by the light of the moon
My teeth start to itch, my eyes start to twitch
I think I shall escort the first mate to his room...

Hold fast! Hold fast! Put wax in my mouth and tie me to the mast!
Hold fast! Hold fast! I'm not that hungry but I know it won't last
Hold fast! Hold fast! I wish that my will was up the task!
Hold fast! Hold fast! I'm not that hungry but I know it won't last

The numbers of our crew are rapidly declining
Superstition has become captain of the ship
But this seasickness can't put a stop to my dining
And I've heard that Whitby is well worth the trip

Hold fast!
Track Name: Miles
You got the
Site of his stepping when the winds trace out your role
He's gone for
The clamber clamour grasp and rise move out from whole
A double membrane but the night must leave you cold

And you tell all you know
Count your miles as you go

You're taking
Every each moment but the landscapes pass you by
Atop the
Edge of each mountain empty out into clear skys
But know the burn of the descent as rivers cry

And you tell all you know
Count your miles as you go

And you tell all you know
Count your miles as you go
With your eyes grasp the glow
Evening claims
Track Name: Who Put the Dog in the Basket?
That's the question I'm going to press them, find the answer instead of second guessing them
What possessed them? Who expressed that they should take our canine and repress them
That's the lesson, have you heard it? It's written down but badly worded
Statements blurted are barely lucid, yet scant details are fairly lurid
Stand up, testify what you did, dumbstruck caught up acting stupid
A cargo plane will help you move it, take your will power and reduce it
Vampire corp is playing Cupid, tyrannosaurus corpses are putrid
They're dressed up now, suited and booted, prejudices unfairly rooted?
I don't care about the cover up. I just want a dog to show some love
To throw sticks with and take for walks, a dog that listens every time I talk
You take that away from me right now and I can't see how we can turn it round
There's the sound of tears hitting the ground like infirm ants on a burial mound
I see evidence piled up around, it's lack of witness leaves me dumbfounded
They've got the anchorman surrounded, the dogsbodies take the horn and sound it
The noise it makes, you'll never mask it, not even with a magician's casket
So there's the question, I'm going to ask it; tell me who put the dog in the basket?

The kennels are empty
And I just want to know
Who put the dog in the basket?

Tell a dog stories just to shock it, with a plot that's too priapic
Well I don't care how big my cock is, as long as I've got a band to rock with
It's definitely time to stop it, leave your bad manners in your pocket
I see your advance and block it, disconnect the chair from socket
I can tell you don't want me to like it, you spoil the ending like a psychic
A Keyser Söze/Rosebud hybrid, take that pleasure and deny it
Just when we had got excited, you pour the petrol and ignite it
Fire and noises get dogs frightened, easy then to let the purse strings tighten
Shocking doctors deal in violence, advocated by a silence
No one here designates the drivers and so our protest is unlicensed
Disappearing all the writers, like the dogs they once were priceless
Dipping toes into the fight test, make sure your bruises are quietest
Hide a book under your floorboards, keep it from your sons and daughters
Turn your sofa into a fortress and fade away to rigour mortis
Anaesthetise with holy waters, share your wafer with the paupers
I can't quite tell just what the cause is so I listen to feline reporters

The kennels are empty
And I just want to know
Who put the dog in the basket?

When Milton Friedman told you Santa was nothing more than a lie
The next day Xmas budget plummets and there's no money left for mince pies
This may seem like a trivial example but that's a claim I must deny
Because this foxy boxing is part of a doctrine that takes our lives from under our eyes
Track Name: The Adventurous Lady's Lament (Inside You)
I I tell you my darling I know it's alarming for you
Don't do that you tell me it's not what we are s'posed to do
I try to be firm when you squirm oh my love
'cause really we're limited staying above
It could so lovely my honey oh please just let me
Inside you

Oh my love
Hold me near
Keep me close
Keep me here
'cause you're my own
My only one
So why won't you let me put my finger up your

Each night when I try to it always just ends up the same
You just shake your finger to cover that lingering shame
Oh move with the song of your body my dear
It's not gonna hurt you there's no need for fear
It could be so lovely my honey oh please just let me
Inside you

Oh my love
Hold me near
Keep me close
Keep me here
'cause you're my own
My only one
So why won't you let me put my finger up

Oh my love
Hold me near
Keep me close
Keep me here
'cause you're my own
My only one
So why won't you let me put my finger up your


It could be so lovely my honey oh please just let me
Inside you
Track Name: Toothsome
I'm in love with your smile, it means your happiness is doubly worthwhile
And I don't mean to be judgemental, I just think it's preferential that you show me some more dental, it's essential
'cause I've been staying up all night, thinking about your perfect pearly whites so forget about the whites of your eyes
The corners of your lips, the shaking of your hips or the lines of your thighs

Just tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth

It was your molars that bowled me over, your incisors excite me I want to get inside
The cavern of your mouth, touch your tender gums tentatively with the tip of my tongue
You have thirty-two teeth, each one beyond belief, just as sweet as the last, they make your beauty complete
So if you are inclined, place your lips on mine, and our canines can dance in time

Just tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth

Your enamel
I'm enamoured
And your armour's Arm and Hammer
You are an animal
Tearing my to pieces
Don't turn your back
Don't turn your back on me
Don't turn your back
Don't turn your back on plaque

Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth
Tell me all about every tooth in your mouth

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