UnPop​.​.​.

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This is the fifth and final official "Previous" CD before Andras Jones began releasing his work under his own name.

"UnPop.." follows the high school exploits of Dennis Bland, a runty loser who dreams of transcending his low state only to find that life is not as fair as his favorite TV shows make it look.

Drawing from influences like The Who, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Harry Nilsson & They Might Be Giants, "UnPop..." was critically acclaimed upon it's release as a "nerd-rock masterpiece" that is "like "Reviving Ophelia" for boys."

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released May 18, 1997

Written & Produced by Andras Jones

Andras Jones - Vocals & Guitar
John Nason - Guitar & Vocals
Brian Schey - Bass & Scream
Colin Mahoney - Drums
Marshall Thompson - Keyboards

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The Previous Olympia, Washington

Andras Jones has toured the US and Canada solo and with his band The Previous since the early 90's.

He is the creator and host of The Radio8Ball Show, the author of "Accidental Initiations" (from Sync Book Press) and the star of several motion pictures.

After an extended sabbatical, Andras Jones is once again performing his songs live onstage. Look for him at a venue near you.
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Track Name: Get Normal
Get Normal

One
Ah-Two
Ah-Rickety-Tickety-Too!

I can’t
get normal
I can’t…
I can’t get normal
Y’see…
I’m a witness
I was at the slaughter
I saw the bodies floating in the water and I…
I can’t get normal

Get normal
Get normal
Get normal with everybody looking at me

OK
what do you want?
Did you come to tease or did you come to taunt?
Well…
Get normal
Get normal
Get normal with everybody looking at you
Get normal
Get normal. Well I…
(Ha-cha-cha)

I’d like to tell ya
I’d like to explain
If I could only get my tongue so far inside your ear it scratched your brain
But I can’t…
I just can’t do it I can’t
Get normal
Get normal
Get normal with everybody looking at me
Get normal
Get normal
Get normal …
Track Name: Corduroy
(Everyone) Everyone
(Everywhere) Everywhere
(Is sure to hear) Is sure to hear the pants I wear
They’re corduroy!

Y’see…
On about my first day of school
I learned what it meant to be truly cool
I’d wear the thing that no one else will
make sure I’m truly dressed to kill in corduroy
Corduroy
Oh oh boy
Oh joy
Corduroy

Everybody wants to be the king of high school (high school)
Just like me back in ‘83
I had the loudest pants in my school (loudest pants in my school)
Loudest pants in my school

But on about the second week the halls were much to loud to speak
They’re going voop-voop-voop like symphony
Yeah, everybody dressed just like me
They’re going voop-voop-voop oh the harmony
I guess I’m Mr. Popularity now
in corduroy (corduroy)
Oh boy!
Oh joy!
Corduroy!
Track Name: For Dennis Bland
Instrumental
Track Name: Home is...
Home is where they hit me
Called me names that fit me
Well, home was hell
but it’s just as well
because I’m coming home
to get ya
I’m coming home

Don’t you remember
the third week of September
when you egged my house and called me out
and you cut me down in front of your whole crowd
How long will it take ya to figure it out
that I’m coming home to get ya
I’m coming home

Well people let me tell ya bout my best friend
He hit me with a rock and started a trend

I said that
Home is where the kids were
who knocked me down the sewer
yeah but the shit backs up
and the pipes erupt
and then you’re up to your eyes
in the dirty stuff
Just holler uncle when enough’s enough
You can holler uncle when enough’s enough
Yeah you can holler uncle can’t you
You remember how to holler uncle don’t ‘cha just
Just holler uncle when enough’s enough
Because I’m coming home to get ya
I’m coming home to get ya
Home. Home. I’m home.
To get ya.
To get ya.
To get ya.
Track Name: Sister, if
Everyone’s a brother
To someone or another
Unless of course you’re a girl but
I’ve always been a boy and
Mostly I enjoy
Being a boy

Well I wasn’t good at sports
or building fancy forts
but when I was about thirteen
I found a magazine
You know the kind I mean it was
the most interesting thing I’d ever seen

But if I’d had…
If I’d had a sister
Then I know we’d have played Twister ™

And then I’d be immune
to every siren’s tune
I wouldn’t just stand staring at her tits no
the flesh wouldn’t give me fits, oh
I would be used to it, yeah
I’d be used to eh-eh-eh-everything

But all my life I heard it said,
“The best things in the world happen in the bed.”
I don’t know why my face turned red when she turned around and said that…

“All I wanna do
is get so close to you
that everything just blends, oh
we could still be friends though
after the wound mends.
We could even do it
We could even do it
We could even do it again.
We could even do it again.
We could even do it agai-ai-ai-ai-ain”

But if I never ever met my sister
And all my life I missed her
‘cause everyone’s a brother
To someone or another
Unless of course you’re a girl.
Track Name: A Nerd's Night In
I had a date
It didn’t go well
and I’m wondering if it’s the way that I smell
Well, I took a shower
but you just can’t tell what’ll turn some people off. She’s…

just like all the others
who could have ended up as lovers
Just like you or you or you or you or you

Well, I bought a bottle but she didn’t drink and so I
poured it off into the kitchen sink
I’m no Aristotle but I sure think
I’m going solo tonight, it’s..
just like all the others
that could’ve ended up with lovers
Just like you or you or you or you or you
Just like you or you or you or you or you

She tells me (tells me)
Everything (Everything tells me…)
Rings like it’s a bell and..

As she is leaving
I ask her if I
can kiss her goodbye
She asks me, “Why?”
I say, “You look pretty.”
She says, “That’s fine.”
Then says, “No.”
And then, “Goodbye.”

Oh she’s…

just like all the others
who could have ended up as lovers
Just like you or you or you or you or you
Just like you or you or you or you or you
Just like you or you or you or you or you
or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you or you…
Track Name: He's In Love
Everyone can see
that he’s in love with me
Any fool could tell
with just one look how deep he fell
in love with me

Ah-Oh-Ah-Oh
Shooby-doo. Shooby-doo. Shooby-doo. Shooby doo-wah…

He bought me a rose (Woah-oh-oh)
Tacked it on to my clothes
He picked out a ring
Lord, you should see that gawdy thing glow, yeah..
He wants to make it known,
he wants me for his own
He’s little doubt
Oh, you should hear him scream and shout

He’s in love with me (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
He’s in love with me (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

He’s in love.
He’s in love. He’s in love. He’s in love, love, love of love
He’s in love. He’s in love.

Everyone can see
What’s goin’ on with me
But all some fools can see
is the world they wish and want to be yeah.
You’d think he’d know
By all the signs I show
but he don’t wanna know
don’t wanna know
don’t wanna know

He’s in love with me (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
He’s in love with me (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
He’s in love with me (Oh-oh-oh-oh)

He’s in love.
He’s in love. He’s in love. He’s in love, love, love of love
He’s in love. He’s in love. He’s in love, love, love of love
He’s in love. He’s in love. He’s in love, love, love of love
He’s in love He’s in love …with me.
Track Name: Bland's Last Stand
Well I’ll give you one chance
If you take it that’s cool
If you don’t I’ll see you after school

I may not look it – But I’m a bad one
Born crooked – Under a black sun
And if you mess around with me
I can guarantee
it won’t be much fun for you
Because I’ve…
seen you kind of type before, man,
used your face to wipe the floor and
each time I’m asking lord how many more…
will ya send me
to be handled
to humbled like a candle
that you snuff out roughly
nose down in the ground.
How does that sound?

So I guess it’s time for the fisticuffs
‘cause ya think you’re so damned tough
Just don’t blame me when the going gets rough

I may not look it – But I’m a bad one
Born crooked – Under a black sun
And if you mess around with me
I can guarantee that if you mess around with me I can
guarantee that if you mess around with me
you’d be better off to run.
Yeah.
Track Name: I'm In Pain
Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh
Oh-I’m in Pain

Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh
Oh-I’m in Pain

And when you’re in pain…

My heart is broken and my nose is running
Oh-oh… I’m in pain.

Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh
Oh-I’m in Pain
(1-2-3-and..)

I’m in pain!
I’m in pain!

My heart is broken and my nose is running
Oh-oh… I’m in pain.

Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh
Oh-I’m in Pain

Oh-Oh
Oh-Oh
Oh-I’m in Pain
Track Name: Funny
Well you laughed ‘cause you thought it was funny
but it’s not funny.
No it’s not funny.
Well you laughed because you thought it was funny
but it was not.
No. No.
Go on and laugh.

Well, when you laugh
you got no choice,
you betray your real voice but
when your mask comes crashing down
the we’ll see who is the real clown.

You laughed ‘cause you thought it was funny
but it’s not funny.
No it’s not funny.
I mean you laughed ‘cause you thought it was funny
but it was not.
No. No.

Look who thinks he’s a comedian.
He think he’s a comedian.
Thinks he’s a goddamned comedian.
You RUSH to the punch and it sounds so dumb.

You laughed ‘cause you thought it was funny
but it’s not funny.
No it’s not funny.
I mean… you can point your “icky finger” if you want to
but that don’t make it funny
No. No.

Go on and laugh.
Go on and laugh.
Go on and..
Go on and have yourself a good laugh
Go on and laugh and laugh and laugh
Go and on go on and go on and…

Go and on and laugh ‘cause the joke’s on you
You can keep laughing but it’s still true
Laugh because you got no choice
Yeah, when you betray your real voice
Laugh because the joke’s on you…oo.
You…

…laughed ‘cause you thought it was funny
but it’s not funny.
No it’s not funny.
Aaw, just because your mama and your papa and all your scenesters just laughing at you going,
“Who-hoo-hoo. Ain’t he funny? Don’t you think he’s funny? He sure is funny?”
Well that fact…fact is if you think about it…aw just think about it…
everyone you know could be wrong.
That’s why I’m telling you
‘cause I’m you’re only friend…
you’re not funny at all.
No-no-no-no…
No, you’re not funny at all.