Pivot Clowj - Live Excerpts 1995​-​1997

by Pivot Clowj

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Floydien Slip A brilliant collection of Pivot Clowj's live electronic music from the mid-90s, Live Excerpts is a blast to listen to and has some excellent mixes, as well as a few never-before-heard tracks from Jon and Robert. Just a fantastic collection of music! Favorite track: The Aging Faucet (live).
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about

Pivot Clowj never had rehearsals. Robert and I would get together and make the background tracks for the upcoming show (each show had a unique backing set), then we would just sort of take a copy for ourselves and listen to them on our own time and decide what we were going to play. Most of the time, we didn't know how the set would turn out until it happened. Some of the shows were great and some were not so great. These are some of my favorite moments from the performances that we did from 1995 to 1997.

The cover photo is a collection of flyers from this era. I have also added a few other images of archives from the scrapbook.

credits

released July 1, 2016

Special thanks to Robert Gutschow, Byron Kane, John Kopko, and Craig Wilson for always being supportive for live shows, lending equipment when I needed a PA or extra tape machine or DAT machine, and recording some of these sets to make this collection possible. Special thanks to Dan at Kinkos (at the time we put on these shows) for always helping us out with flyers.

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Track Name: Intro
The room is cold
the Sky is gold
100,000 swarming bees
a puddle called the newborn sea
this person standing next to me
is probably just another critic.
Track Name: Division (live)
Division Divided
Hit Run
Solution Left Over
Fact Fall
Suspicion Excluded
Hide Pull
Assistance Exhale Fear
Division Divided
Hit Run
Solution Left Over
Fact Fall
Suspicion Excluded
Run Pull
Hate it Exhale Fear
Track Name: Color Inbetween (live)
The lines on the sides are your friends
The lines on the sides will not end
The lines on the sides are your friends
The lines on the sides do not end
The lines on the sides are your friends
The lines on the sides do not end
The lines on the sides are your friends
The lines on the sides are your friends
Track Name: Electric Waltz (live)
meet the beat and feel the heat it raging
bounce off floors and hit the doors its lazy
lazy men burning trees insane
ladies like it all to well its crazy
popcorn popping laughing not but joking
feet all twisted balance kept how silly
lazy men chained in fence enslaved
ladies like it but not in this way
worlds collide when egos meet its tempting
check the lists as other burn their tongues out
bursting brain blackout causes sickness to heal
ladies dancing prancing in the hall
at the ball their singing laughing shouting joking
in the stall their lives are ending fast
lazy men burning trees insane
Ladies, Ladies, may I have this dance?
okay.... 1.2.3..1.2.3..
Track Name: Blackout (live)
The sudden shock of the light caused blindness painted in orange
screaming with the streaming tears, she cried
invisible sirens burst your ears first orange brown black
blackout... from the blackout... from the blackout
Suddenly colors disappear
no more orange brown black
the pain is deep you suffer from the blackout
... from the blackout... from the blackout... from the blackout
ahhh...
I like it in the morning when it is still dark I just wish it weren't so cold
just wish it weren't so cold
ahhh...
from the blackout... oh.. from the blackout... ah.. from the blackout...
Track Name: Your Majesty (live)
The snake that I had captured got away went to play
didn't say the things that I would like it to
and so I felt like screaming cause I couldn't get the snake to speak
it just would keep on hissing, hissing bitching.
my thoughts go out entirely for snake bites never heal
and that poor unknowing boy who is dead
tried to warn him tried to
teach him of the things of danger keep him from the things of harm
but he didn't listen cause they never do - little boys
and now I sit here wondering why I didn't fry the snake in grease
and eat it - I could use the food
and little boys would still be living laughing shouting screaming
when they do not get their way
so maybe it is better to keep the snakes alive
keep them free - let them do just what they want to
and maybe I am glad to see the killing streak continue
it's survival of the fittest of the bravest of the wisest
of the law... of the law
should have stayed at home, my little boy
and watched your rose and kept your planet clean
should have stayed at home...

the boy with the rose with the boy with the rose...
Track Name: Doubting (live)
Your head was shaking
I want to cheer you I want to take your doubts away
maybe I'll just have to wait.. to wait
it makes me sad to hear your cry
it shakes me up when tears fall
I seek answers I seek answers I seek answers
questions are obvious
who's to blame?
Track Name: The Aging Faucet (live)
silent in our rocking chairs our hairs are standing straight it's late
their crawling on the floor pounding on our ears so we can't hear
this penetration to this darkness i'll reside and here I'll hide
no sense in what you're telling me no sense in what you're telling me
no sense in your position you are fiction you can try and tease me
try and please me and who's to blame - it's you not me its you not me
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
immune to all the tiny (clocks) that try to wake us but we sleep
and keep pressing buttons as it rings.
and still you try to wake me try to brake me
but here I'll weep
no sense in what you're telling me no sense in wanting to be free
no sense in your position you are fiction
you can try and tease me try and please me
its you not me
breathing in the thin air is prolonging life
sinking falling huddled in the corner at the ball
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
... on the floor will lead to more my aching feet, however, will not budge
still you try to wake me try to brake me try to wake me try to brake me
... maybe dangerous it may be best to save the rest it's your turn
polluting flags respect for man polluting seven papers in the air
its there.. everywhere
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more
no reason to go thirsty anymore
this dripping faucet I adore forever dripping giving more....
Track Name: 16 Days (live)
and they're killing the future
and I know we've seen better days
and I hear all their laughing
disregarding the past
(missed line)... and minds full of new ideas
with nothing to help us
and nothing to feel
and my everyday feelings
that stand in your way
keep pushing keep fighting
with nothing to say.
Track Name: Mack and the Fisherman (live)
could I handle myself if others weren't around
can I carry your weight if you held me down
and when I mess up will you remain the same
abort the sinner burn the crooks and nothing will remain
my purse is empty mind is full
and mercy's knocking down my door
I crack my whip I chain the slave
even though they don't exist
the clutter of the rubble the burning of the trees
and empty stone in sinking sand is causing our disease
excess jelly in our toes
excess steam floating low
excess power, excess guilt
excess mind control because of me...
because of me.
Track Name: The Cause (live)
You cannot be my ghost
you are too quick to anger
run and hide run and hide run and hide run and hide
wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin
no one sees no one sees no one sees no one sees
you cannot hear my voice
you cannot make the choices
run and hide run and hide run and hide run and hide
wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin
no one sees no one sees no one sees no one sees
run and hide run and hide run and hide run and hide
wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin
no one sees no one sees no one sees no one sees
run and hide run and hide run and hide run and hide
wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin wearing thin
no one sees no one sees no one sees no one sees the cause
Track Name: Mind on a String (live)
night falls white halls balconies of ice sliding lawns
fields send me away when you're made of gold
molds and monument stole an hour's time
and still someday we will talk again
friends that keep you up in times of need
friends who lie to keep you on your feet
friends who don't count lives by what they see
me, I'm just the cold ash on the heat
when you see me calling my mind's on a string
when you hear me holler my mind's on a string
when you see me falling my mind's on a string
and still someday I will stretch out and weep.
spirit life calls green with eyes of blue
soon you'll see nights dark and friendly smile
roller car doors slam on my support
left with drawings of people I once knew.