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CASTROL GTX A GO-GO

CASTROL GTX A GO-GO
We’re gonna juice you to the bone
Feed the ogre faintly bold
He’s grinding chrome

West is my kind of tree
Feel till you’re opaque in the door
Scooping up the gnomes from the floor

Blessed be the world
For there is a dragon so deeply curled
I’ll sing you a sweep of dreams
Crown the day with night

I’m a matt-bam-bootle
Ride away on my scooter
I peel oranges now

Castrol GTX a go-go
I’ll motor your mojo
Brideshead’s eagle and a seagull
Home again, ogre-man

Words by Simon Miller.
Copyright © 1992 Pok Songs/Explicit Music.

Cover illustrations by Pok the Bard.
Graphic design by Sam James.

Music and lyrics by Simon Miller.
Copyright ℗ 1992 Pok Songs/Explicit Music.

These arrangements by S. Miller/G. Davies/J. Peters/Iggy.

Performers:
Pok the Bard – guitar and voice
Jim Iz – keys and voice
Iggy – drums and percussion
George – bass and technicals

Winter Version
Recorded live at Depot X, Exeter, 17th December 2008.
Cassette salvage and remastering at Wud Records Studio One, 2018.
Original release date: 15th January 2009
Re-release date: 23rd August 2018
Copyright © 2018 Wud Records.

Spring Version
Recorded live at Sound Gallery, Exeter, 22nd February 2009.
Cassette salvage and remastering at Wud Records Studio One, 2020.
Original release date: 10th April 2009
Re-release date: 14th September 2020
Copyright © 2020 Wud Records.

How Castrol GTX a Go-Go Was Composed
Castrol GTX a Go-Go was composed by Pok in 1992 at George’s flat, opposite the Heavitree swimming baths and just a couple of doors downhill from The Emporium, a splendid old traditional second-hand hi-fi and vinyl shop in Exeter run by John John, who still to this day DJs a fabulous weekly progressive rock radio show on Phonic FM.

Amongst those present was the famous and acclaimed photographer Marcus Podilchuk. Pok said he would write a song for Marcus and sat on the floor with pen and paper. After some time, when he had finished, he sang this for all of us. We loved it!

“Is that really for me?” asked Marcus, slightly surprised.

“Actually, no,” replied Pok.

Fun Facts:
* Castrol GTX a Go-Go starts on an A major ands ends on a D minor.
* Simplified, the chord sequence for the verses is A – G# – Dm – Bb – A – Dm.
* Describing to Iggy how the beginning should be played, Jim said “Play some jokes! Play some musical jokes!”
* Children seem to love the whackiness of this wonderful song.
* Castrol GTX a Go-Go was first performed by the Spacegoats before Alchemeon started playing it.


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