Temporary Satisfaction

by The RPMs

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about

Denis Laing migrated to Milwaukee from Scotland in 1976 with his wife and kid. After taking up a menial job at a hospital, he met a fellow employee name Brent Mireau. After realizing they both shared similar musical interests, they decided to form a band. Brent then recruited Jim Virgili on lead guitar while Denis rocked the bass and Brent played rhythm. The three started off as a cover band called The Ravers and played with different pick-up drummers along the way. Their repertoire consisted of material by Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and others in that vein.

Around the end of 1979, Denis and Brent visited London and hung out with some of Denis' old friends who were now playing in The Ruts. Seeing what was happening in England at the time inspired them to start doing original material. With Laing at the helm, writing songs and singing lead vocals, they recruited a drummer named Rob McCuen who had recently moved to Milwaukee from Champagne, IL. Rob was friends with Jill Kossoris of the Shivvers and had once sat in with the guys during a jam session at Jill's house. With Rob officially on board, they became the RPM's.

The band recorded a 7" with two songs penned by Laing. The A-Side, "I Don't Wanna Be Young," in which a tale of a young lover's heartache is brilliantly complimented with top notch back-up vocals and excellent harmonies. The B-Side, "Loved By You", features Mireau sharing vocal duties with Laing and showcases a bit more angst than the previous cut, while maintaining plenty of pop sensibilities and equally stunning harmonies. These two tracks finish up the entire album featured here, Temporary Satisfaction.

While this album was never released, the single record was released on vinyl near the end of 1980 in an edition of 500 copies on the band's own Hit-Man label. The plant misspelled the name of the first track on the labels and had to paste the correct title on every copy of the record.

Some time after the single was released, they decided to replace Rob because of personality clashes. They brought in a charming bloke named Jim Kozewski (later coined St. Patrick) and continued on. By this time the band was rehearsing 4-5 times a week and becoming extremely tight. While making plans to record a full length LP, Denis insisted they just practice the music and don't do any vocals at their rehearsals. This tactic lead them to be able to record most of the music tracks for the album in a single day.

Soon after the sessions were completed, Denis was laid off from his job and an opportunity arose in Florida. The band broke up and the full length LP (which they are all very proud of) remains unreleased to this day. Here it is; please enjoy it!! And our apologies for the low quality of the recordings!

Brent still lives in Milwaukee and has continued playing music in various bands through the years including Beat Sector, Slacker and Echo Park. Denis still lives in Florida and currently plays in a cover band doing country music. Rob is still active in the Milwaukee scene.

The RPM's sole single, featuring "I Don't Wanna Be Young" and "Loved By You", was reissued last year on Sing Sing Records and is currently available through them.

credits

released March 20, 2017

Songs are performed by:

Vocals: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau, Jim Kazewski
Guitar: Jim Virgili, Brent Mireau
Bass: Denis Laing
Drums: All Jim St.Patrick (Kazewski), except Rob McCuen on “I Don’t Wanna Be Young” and “Loved By You”



Track Credits


Dexedrine days
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Rob McCuen
Song: Denis Laing, Rob McCuen

Another Sunday
Lyrics: Denis Laing
Song: Jim Virgili

L.S.D.
Lyrics: Denis Laing
Song: Denis Laing

Gimme Some Action
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing

Everybody's on Drugs
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing

It's Only Time
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing

I Could Be Happy
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing

Last Chance
Lyrics: Denis Laing
Song: Denis Laing, Jim Virgili

Be So Angry
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing (1/2), The RPM's

Only A Rose
Lyrics: Denis Laing, Brent Mireau
Song: Denis Laing (1/2), The RPM's

I Don't Wanna Be Young
Lyrics: Denis Laing
Song: Denis Laing (1/2), The RPM's

Loved By You
Lyrics: Denis Laing
Song: Denis Laing (1/2), The RPM's




Recording & Sound Engineering

Tracks 1-10:
Recorded at Madison Street Sound Studio, Waupun, WI; 1983
Sound Engineering: Wally Messner

Tracks 11-12:
Recorded at Star Record Productions, Milwaukee, WI
Sound Engineering: Unknown



All tracks ©1983 by Denis Laing, The RPM’s

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Denis Laing Jensen Beach, Florida

Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Denis has been a lifelong songwriter and musician, generating a huge catalog of material ranging from pop punk to country to singer-songwriter genres. He has also been a huge inspiration to his children, both of whom are musicians and songwriters themselves, simply in admiration of their father. ... more

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Track Name: Dexedrine Days
SHE’S GOT A LOT OF NICE THINGS TO WEAR
SO I CAN TELL THAT SHE’S GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
SHE LIKE THE BIG SURPRISE
SHE GOT THE RIBBON TIES IN HER HAIR YEA, YEA
HE’S GOT A OT OF NICE THINGS TO SAY
SO I CAN TELL THAT SHE’S GOIN’ AWAY
SHE GOT A LOT OF NICE THINGS AND A LOT OF NICE THINGS TO SAY HEY, HEY
SHE’S GOT A LOT OF NICE BOYS CALLED FRIENDS
SHE MAKE ‘EM WAIT ‘TIL THE MOVIE ENDS
SHE WANNA TAKIN’ SOME POISON MAKE SOME NOISE AND
WE’RE CRUISIN’ FOR ACTION WE’RE CRUISIN’ FOR ACTION
WE’RE DOWN AT THE ROCK CLUB WE’RE HAVIN’ A GAS
WE’RE CLUTCHING OUR HEARTS WE’RE MOVINS TOO FAST
WE’RE OVER REACTING AND TELLING BIG LIES
ROLLING BIG NUMBERS GOT CONTEMPT IN OUR EYES

DEXEDRINE DAYS TRAPPED IN A MAZE
RUNNING IN CIRCLES IT’S YESTERDAY’S CRAZE
DEXEDRINE DAYS DEXEDRINE DAYS, DAYS
D, D, D, D, D DEXEDRINE DAYS, DAYS, DAYS, DAYS, DAYS TRAPPED IN A MAZE
I’M RUNNING, RUNNING IN CIRCLES IT’S YESTERDAY’S CRAZE
DEXEDRINE DAYS DEXEDRINE DAYS

AND SHOULD SHE CLUTCH YOUR HEART AND HAVE A GAS
DOWN AT THE ROCK CLUB MOVING FAST
OVER REACTING TELLING LIES
ROLING BIG NUMBERS SEE OUR EYES
Track Name: Another Sunday
ANOTHER SUNDAY YOU’RE HOPING ONE DAY
SHE IS GONNA GIVE THE WORD
SHE IS GONNA BE YOUR BIRD YEA
HE LOVES THE DANGER
SEE THE EGO’S ABOUT TO BE KICKED RIGHT DOWN
HE’S JUST A STRANGER
AND HE’S NO FUN TO BE HANGING AROUND
SHE DON’T NEED ANYONE TO BE TRUE
SHE JUST WANTS A MAN IN EXPENSIVE SHOES
SO UNTIL ONE DAY THAT SPECIAL SOMEDAY
SHE’S GONNA FILL YOUR MIND
WITH SILK IMPRESSIONS OF A LIFE UNKIND YEA
THERE GOES THE DANGER
SEE THE EGO’S ABOUT TO BE KICKED RIGHT DOWN
HE’S JUST A STRANGER
YOU BETTER GET READY TO LEAVE THIS TOWN
SHE DON’T NEED ANYONE TO BE TRUE
SHE JUST WANTS A MAN IN EXPENSIVE SHOES YEA
IN EXPENSIVE SHOES YEA, IN EXPENSIVE
IS IT FOR SOMEONE THIS FANCY GAME SHE’S PLAYING
I DON’T SEE NO ONE LISTENING TO WHAT SHE’S SAYING
SHE’S JUST AN EGO SHE’S FAKING PSEUDO CLASS YEA
BUT MY AMIGO SHE TAKES IT IN THE ASS BUT OH BY, OH BOY
ANOTHER SUNDAY YOU’RE HOPING ONE DAY
SHE’S GONNA GIVE THE WORD
SHE’S GONNA BE YOR BIRD YEA
HE LOVES THE DANGER
SEE THE EGO’S ABOUT TO BE KICKED RIGHT DOWN
HE’S JUST A STRANGER
AND HE’S NO FUN TO BE HANGING AROUND
Track Name: L.S.D.
L.S.D.
THERE IS NO YOUNGER GENERATION
IT’S A PSYCHEDELIC HALLUCINATION
THEIR ONE AND ONLY CONSIDERATION
IS ACUTE DEVOTION TO EXCITATION YEA

THEY SAY MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D.
I’VE GOT A PSYCHEDELIC HALLUCINATION FOLLOWIN’ ME
I GOT AN APPLICATION FOR ME RESIGNATION, SOCIETY
BECAUSE MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D.

THEIR ONE AND ONLY CONSIDERATION
IS ACUTE DEVOTION TO EXCITATION
THEIR HOME THEY’RE LEAVING IS A PHOTOGRAPH
THAT THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN SO THEY WON’T BE COMIN’ BACK, NO

THEY SAY MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D.
I’VE GOT A PSYCEDELIC HALLUCINATION FOLLOWIN’ ME
I GOT AN APPLICATION FOR ME RESIGNATION, SOCIETY
BECAUSE MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D L.S.D. L.S.D. L.S.D.

THEIR ONE AND ONLY CONSIDERATION
IS ACUTE DEVOTION TO EXCITATION
THERE IS NO YOUGER GENERATION
IT’S A PSYCHEDELIC HALLUCINATION YEA

THEY SAY MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D.
I’VE GOT A PSYCEDELIC HALLUCINATION FOLLOWIN’ ME
I’VE GOT AN APPLICATION FOR MY RESIGNATION, SOCIETY
BECAUSE MY MIND PERFECTLY CONTROLLED TAKIN’ L.S.D. L.S.D. L.S.D. L.S.D.
Track Name: Gimme Some Action
I’M IN LOVE WITH HER SO I NEED SOME TIME
SHA LA, LA, LA SHA LA, LA, LA
SIT INSIDE ME HEAD AND I’LL EASE THE PAIN
SHA LA, LA, LA SHA LA, LA, LA

KINDA LIKE SUGAR AND I LIKE SPICES AND I LIKE LITTLE GIRLS
SAID I LIKE SPIES AND I LIKE JUICES AND I LIKE YOU AS WELL OH YEA
OH SHE’S SO DETRIMENTAL TO ME HEALTH BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
OH, I TOLD HER NOT TO GO, I TOLD HER NOT TO GO

GIMMIE SOME ACTION AND I’LL DO YOU REAL FINE
SHOW ME SOME FEELING SHOW YOU MINE
GIMMIE SOME ACTION AND I’LL DO YOU REAL FINE
DO YOU RE

‘LIZE THE KIND OF LIES THAT SHE’S GOT TO HEAR
SHA LA, LA, LA SHA LA, LA, LA
LIES LIKE I NEED YOU AND I WANT YOU NEAR
SHA LA, LA, LA SHA LA, LA, LA

KINDA LIKE SUGAR AND I LIKE SPICES AND I LIKE LITTLE GIRLS
SAID I LIKE SPICES AND I LIKE JUICES AND I LIKE YOU AS WELL OH YEA
OH SHE’S SO DETRIMENTAL TO ME HEALTH BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
OH, I TOLD HER NOT TO GO, I TOLD HER NOT TO GO

GIMMIE SOME ACTION AND I’LL DO YOU REAL FINE
SHOW ME SOME FEELING SHOW YOU MINE
GIMMIE SOME ACTION AND ILL DO YOU REAL
Track Name: Everybody's on Drugs
DON’T IT HURT SO BAD
DON’T IT FEEL SO FINE
WHEN I GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTTLE
OR THE END OF THE SINISTER LINE
IS IT UP TO YOU
OR THE DRUGS YOU DO
WHEATHER YOU FEEL GENEROUS ABYSMAL
PARANOID OR SLIGHTLY CONFUSED

CAN YOU HIDE IT FROM YOUR MOTHER
DOES SHE BUY THAT PHONEY COVER
IT’S APHRODIZIAC MOM
SHE’S LOOKIN QUIZICAL AND
ASKING BIG QUESTIONS ‘BOUT THE
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE AND DISSAPEARANCE
ON’T IT MAKE YOU CRY
DON’T IT HURT YOUR MIND
WHEN YOU SAY GOODBYE TO THE LAST DROP
TEMPORARILY FOR THE LAST TIME
IS IT UP TO YOU
EVERYTHING YOU DO
WHEATHER YOU DO FABULOUSLY ALL RIGHT
TERRIBLE OR TYPICALLY YOU
CAN YOU HIDE IT FROM YOUR BEST FRIEND
TAKE A RIDE IN TO THE WEST END
THIS LIE’S A BUSY ACT AND
THERE’S ONE ENORMOUS FRACTION
PERMANENTLY ON TEMPORARY SATISFACTION DISSATISFACTION
EVERYBODY’S ON DRUGS
(AND SO ON)
Track Name: It's Only Time
WHEN
WHEN I WAS YOUNG I’D CHASE THE SUN
WHENI WAS YOUNG I’D CHASE THE SUN
DIDN’T HAVE NO TIME FOR ANYONE
DIDN’T HAVE NO TIME FOR ANYONE
I NEVER DREAMED I’D SEE MY YESTERDAYS
LEAVING WHAT I BELIEVE IN JUST A PHASE
TO FADE AWAY

WHEN
WHEN I WAS YOUNG I RAISED A SON
WHEN I WAS YOUNG I RAISED A SON
DIDN’T HAVE NO TIME TO BE THE ONE
DIDN’T HAVE NO TIME TO BE THE ONE
I’M NOT THE KIND TO BE DEPENDED ON
I’VE GOT MY MIND SET ON THE SETTING SUN
ANOTHER ONE

IT’S ONLY TIME BUT ITS MY TIME
DON’T ASK ME IUST CAN’T GIVE IT ALL
IT’S ONLY TIME BUT IT’S MY TIME
DON’T ASK ME I JUST CANT GIVE IT ALL
Track Name: I Could Be Happy
I COULD BE HAPPY I COULD BE LONELY
I COULD BE ANYTHING FOR YOU FOR YOU
I COULD BE SOMETHING I COULD BE SOMEONE
I COULD BE ANYTHING FOR YOU FOR YOU

BABY FOR YOU THE SUN IS COMING THROUGH
BABY FOR YOU THE SKY IS TURNING BLUE

I COULD BE HAPPY I COULD BE LAUGHING
I COULD BE ANYTHING FOR YOU FOR YOU
BABY FOR YOU

AND ALL I HAVE TO DO IS THINK OF YOU I THINK OF YOU
SAID ALL I HAVE TO DO IS THINK OF YOU I THINK OF YOU
REMINDING ME WHAT I MUST DO TODAY
OH I THINK OF YOU I THINK OF YOU
REMINDING ME WHAT I MUST DO TODAY

I COULD BE HAPPY I COULD BE LONELY
I COULD BE ANYTHING FOR YOU FOR YOU

BABY FOR YOU THE SUN IS COMING THROUGH
BABY FOR YOU THE SKY IS TURNING BLUE
Track Name: Last Chance
I’VE GOT MY LAST CHANCE HUNG ON YOU
I KNEW I’D LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO
I’LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU I TOLD YOU ONCE BEFORE
ISN’T ANYBODY NEW COULD SAY THEY LOVE YOU MORE
OH SAY IT ISN’T SO I TOLD YOU, I TIOLD YOU

I TOOK MY LAST CHANCE FOR YOU BABY, BABY
I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING
I TOOK MY LAST CHANCE FOR YOU BABY, BABY
I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING
DOING, DOING, DOING

I’VE GOT MY LAST CHANCE HUNG ON YOU
I KNEW I‘D LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO
I’LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU I TOLD YOU ONCE BEFORE
ISN’T ANYBODY NEW COULD SAY THEY LOVE YOU MORE
OH SAY IT ISN’T SO I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU

I TOOK MY LAST CHANCE FOR YOU BABY, BABY
I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING, WHAT YOU’RE DOING
I TOOK MY LAST CHANCE FOR YOU BABY, BABY
I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING
DOING, DOING, DOING, DOING EVERY NIGHT
ISN’T ANY OTHER GUY OH SAY IT IS’NT SO I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU
Track Name: Only A Rose
NO, ONLY A ROSE COULD I GIVE TO YOU
COULD I GIVE, COULD I GIVE TO YOU
NO, ONLY A ROSE COULD I GIVE TO YOU
COULD I GIVE, COULD I GIVE TO YOU

I’M YOUR GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF CHARMS
COME IN TO MY TWO EMPTY ARMS
WE CAN WORK IT OUT
WE CAN WORK IT OUT
I’M YOUR GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF NERVES
I MUST HAVE ASKED YOU ONCE OR TWICE
YOU’RE SO VERY NICE
YOU’RE SO VERY NICE
SUN AND THE MOON SHINE MAKING THE STARS SHINE
OOH, OOH MOON SHINE AAH, AAH, AAH, AAH
LET IT RAIN ON YOU, THAT’S RIGHT SAID
SUN AND THE SUNSHINE KEEPING THE DAY FINE
OOH, OOH SUNSHINE AAH, AAH, AAH, AAH
LET IT RAIN ON ME TOO
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO ONLY A ROSE A ROSE CAN GROW
COULD I GIVE TO YOU
COULD I GIVE, COULD I GIVE TO YOU
I’M YOUR GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF CHARMS
COME IN TO MY TWO EMPTY ARMS
WE CAN WORK IT OUT
WE CAN WORK IT OUT YEA
SUN AND THE MOON SHINE MAKIN THE STARS SHINE
OOH, OOH MOON SHINE AAH, AAH, AHAH, AAH
LET IT RAIN ON YOU
SUN AND THE SUNSHNE KEEPING THE DAY FINE
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be Young
I DON’T WANNA GO HOME
CAUSE I KNOW THERE’S NO ONE THERE
I JUST WANNA BE ALONE
SO I THINK I’LL SIT RIGHT HERE
AND I’LL TRY CRYING IN MY BEER
AND I’LL DIE EVERY TIME SOMEONE ASKS ME
THE REASON YOU’RE NOT HERE
AND I’LL TRY AND PRETEND
WE WERE ALWAYS GOOD FRIENDS
THEY’RE NEVER GONNA KNOW
HOW MUCH I MISS YOU

I DON’T WANNA WAKE UP
THOUGH I KNOW IT’S ONLY PRIDE
I JUST WANNA GROW UP
I’VE BEEN WOUNDED DEEP INSIDE
I DON’T WANN BE LOVED
I DON’T WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU
I DON’TWANNA BE TOUCHED
I DON’T WANNA BE YOUNG
CAUSE IT HURTS TOO MUCH
Track Name: Loved By You
I DON’T WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU, BY YOU
I DON’T WANT TO BE ANYBODY ELSES FRIEND
BUT I KNOW YOU DO
SOMETHIN’S HAPPENIN’ I CANT BUY OR USE
YOU’RE MAKIN’ ME SO VULNERABLE
YOU KNOW THAT IM NOT AMUSED OH, OH
SO DON’T REFUSE TONIGHT
ABUSE ME RIGHT TONIGHT IT’S ALL
IT’S ALRIGHT
SING IT RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT
IT’S ALRIGHT
I’M IMPRISONED BY THIS FEELIN’ I JUST CAN’T DENY
I AM WHAT I SEEM A PRISONER IN MY DREAMS
WHEN OTHER MEN’S DREAMS SET THEM FREE
I DON’T WANNA BE HURT BY YOU, BY YOU
I JUST WANT TO BE UNDERSTOOD
ABOUT THE THINGS I DO
I DON’T WANNA BE CRUEL
BUT I DON’T MIND
I’M NO PART OF YOUR LITTLE GAMES
AND YOU’RE NO PART OF MINE, SO FINE
SO HOLD ME TIGHT
THE WAY YOU DO TONIGHT
IT’S ME AND YOU
IT’S ALRIGHT
SING IT RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT
IT’S ALRIGHT
IT’S ALRIGHT
SING IT RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT
ITS ALRIGHT