tiger can’t talk he’s got shoes to shine, said it’s pretty dry
we could try the guy up on first and fifty-ninth if he’s still alive
the callgirl stalls and lets her voicemail take it
she says hey i ain’t here besides i quit that business
the door was locked so we knocked on the next one
and here’s this guy he’s got a bullet-proof vest on
said you guys look desparate,Ill give you an address
said you guys look gorgeous, dig all that blistex
you can find it on Soft Rock… which is out of print.
Lifter Puller, a.k.a. LFTR PLLR, is one fantastic, defunct band. they existed between 1994 and 2000 in minneapolis, and two of the members are currently in The Hold Steady. Everything about this band is amazing, but one thing i really love is the “lifter puller folklore”. you see, many of the songs have lyrics that contribute to an ongoing story involving a small cast of characters. these pretty much ALWAYS involve heavy drug use, nightclubs, and sex. so… in other words… SOOO GOOD!
check out an archived version of the old lifter puller site right here.
"Being Strangled" b/w "Us Mere Mortals" (02/08/11)
"Billy and the Black Spot Under an Ugly Moon" (01/11/11)
"Radio Prohibidas" b/w "Never Know" (01/11/11)
"Merry Christmas (Don't Forget To Write)" (12/25/10)
"I'll Take The Bullet For You" b/w "Zenith/Nadir" (12/14/10)
"Warholism (Is Polaroiding)" b/w "Among The Saints" (11/09/10)
"Frantic Prayer" b/w "Kicking The Tires" (10/12/10)
"Gravitational Collapse" b/w "Carcinogenic Kiss" (9/14/10)