Temporary Satisfaction

by The RPMs

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
L.S.D. 02:59
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.
4.
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
5.
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)
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Last Chance 04:50
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
9.
Be So Angry 05:55
10.
Only A Rose 02:52
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
11.
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
12.
Loved By You 03:16
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

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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