The "Atomic Rain" EP

by The Quagaars

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"Atomic Rain" comes from the album "Dodge City Tombstone". Several versions of the song were attempted over the years, the earliest being more "new wave" inspired. After that, it was reworked into a heavy blues style, then an industrial version was attempted before finally reaching it's ultimate arrangement, somewhere between Punk, Hard Rock and Swing.

"Better Days" is a song that Checkers brought to the "Dodge City Tombstone" sessions. He later decided to replace it with "Bright Side". Did he make the right decision? You decide!

"Wasted (Demo)" is actually the version of the song that appeared on the demo album "Release Your Inner Gorilla (Zero Gravity Edition)". The recording began at Ray Ray Right's studio with Prime8 on Bass and Ray on Electronic Percussion. Prime8 then took that recording into Neon Chimp Studios and finished it off. This earlier version is also in a different key to the version on "Dodge City Tombstone" (that version is in A, this version is in D).

Prime8 wrote "Undertaker's Song (To Hell And Back)" in 1999. It was inspired by the WWE Superstar "The Undertaker". It was Prime8's dream that one day The Undertaker might use it as his entrance music, however this did not pan out. Several versions have been recorded over the years, this one comes from 2013 and was released as a free internet single in memory of The Undertaker's manager, Paul Bearer.

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released February 10, 2016

01. Atomic Rain:
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Theremin, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums, Saxophone, Vocals.

02. Better Days:
Checkers: Drums, 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Synths, Vocals.
Prime8: Fretless Bass, Backing Vocals.

03. Wasted (Demo):
Prime8: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals.
Ray Ray Right: Electronic Percussion.

04. Undertaker's Song (To Hell And Back):
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Fretless Bass, Synths, Drums.

01 written by Prime8 and Checkers, 02 written by Checkers, 3 + 4 written by Prime8.

1, 2 and 4 produced by The Quagaars. 3 produced by Prime8 and Ray Ray Right.

Cover designed by Prime8 using stills from the "Atomic Rain" music video.


Atomic Rain (Music Video) Credits:
Starring Dani Lugosi as "The Eco Warrior" with appearances by Alex Haize, Slikk Steev, Alexi Papadopoulos, El Diablo and Norwegian Blue.

The Orangutans appear courtesy of freeanimalvideo.com, Mohr Productions and Orangutan Foundation International.

The video was filmed on location at Bekaert Textiles, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.

Cameras: Darren Gray, Monika Gray, Slikk Steev and Dani Lugosi.
Edited by Darren Gray for Neon Chimp.

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Originating from the Planet Quagaar, The Quagaars began making music together in the year 2000. Prime8 and Checkers have been joined by a variety of other musicians who have come and gone over the years since, but they continue to bring The Quagaarian Sound to the ears of the world. The first album "Dodge City Tombstone" was released in 2010. The future is coming and so is more music. ... more

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Track Name: Atomic Rain
Verse 1:
I can see the world is fading away,
It's getting weaker every day,
Nuclear wind and Atomic Rain,
Is this the future the world's been stained,
Oh Yeah,

Chorus:
And in the morning of the earth,
Should we be morning for the earth,
And in the morning of the earth,
Things have been going bad to worse,

Verse 2:
As the forests disappear and die,
You can hear the animals cry,
Pouring toxic waste into the sea,
No race can kill like humanity,
No they can't now,

Chorus.

Bridge:
And the politicians don't give a shit,
Even though we know that they're full of it,
All they seem to want is war,
And they don't give a fuck what they're fighting for,
No the don't give a fuck what they're fighting for,

Chorus.

Instrumental Section.
Track Name: Better Days
We live and die, compromise, telling lies,
We're still hoping for Better Days,
We laugh and cry, justify, can't say why,
We're just hoping for Better Days,

There's something I should say to you,
But I don't know what it is I should do,
There's something I should say to you,
But I don't know what it is I should do,

We live and die, compromise, telling lies,
We're still hoping for Better Days,
We laugh and cry, justify, can't say why,
We're just hoping for Better Days,

There's something I should say to you,
But I don't know what it is I should do,
There's something I should say to you,
But I don't know what it is I should do.
Track Name: Wasted (Demo)
I caught the train today,
Walked from the station in the rain,
I see my friend,
And I know he's high again,
Watches life go past his door,
He's Wasted away for ever more,

How does it feel,
To know you're getting nowhere fast,
Did they tell you that the only place you'd ever come was last,
They said "Wasting your life away".

Can you see the light,
Did they tell you you're wrong when you knew you were right all along,
Did they get inside your head,
Did they tell you that you shouldn't have got out of bed,
Wasting their lives away.
Track Name: Undertaker's Song (To Hell And Back)
Instrumental.