Baby Please Come Back (For Xmas)

by King Mixer

Released 2017
Soothing Throat Discs
Released 2017
Soothing Throat Discs
King Mixer serves up a brand new holiday number reminiscent of classic time-honored traditions in rock n roll. And yet, it's new! Stream it to your stocking this holiday season!
NOTES
The long shadow of the British Invasion, Motown, the twang of Americana, the sunny ’70s of Laurel Canyon and the pangs of Irish melancholy are all detectable in King Mixer music, but these seemingly incongruent additives are unified by a single songwriter. It’s a melting pot which owes a lot to the cultural contrast in the combined vinyl collections of his parents (African-American father, Polish-Irish mother) and an infant's discovery of such music. Eric’…
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Hang On

by King Mixer

Released 2015
Soothing Throat Discs
Released 2015
Soothing Throat Discs
Alt -country guitar rock here, Ska and Power Pop there...party grooves & stoner rock all unified by one songwriter's gift of melody and an intense passion for life.
NOTES
With a studio guest list that includes honorary members of Smoking Popes, BoDeans, Off Broadway, Robbie Fulks’ band, NRBQ and Lupe Fiasco, the new LP from Chicago’s King Mixer is on the launchpad. King Mixer is both musical ensemble and performing alias of songwriter Eric Howell, who fronts a sound that is at once “equal parts Paul McCartney and Paul Simon backed by R.E.M.” (Audities Powerpop Fanzine). At a moment when guitar …
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Story

 A favorite among fans of Eric's original music. Check it out.

Lyrics

Sonny's got a song He's laid it all down on tape

He's got a little drunk -Now he's hangin' off the edge of the fire escape

Cos' everybody knows - it's all over this town

He lost his little girl to the teen brigade...

(CHORUS)

But there's something I've got to say Before you walk away forever

And here's hoping that it's not too late To change that mindset I helped create

I been thinkin' 'bout every word That's in that song 'Let's Stay Together'

Cos' there's nothin that I wouldn't do But I guess that that is up to you...

Jessie's got a job - She's learning how to live off the minimum wage

She said you'd never call - She said you had a date

He took you to see 'Life Is Beautiful' - And you're so great

Well that's wrong - Cos everybody knows

You and me apart is a big mistake

(Chorus)

Someone help me wake up from this Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad dream

Someone help me wake up from this Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad dream Whoa... whoa...

Nothing's gonna change without your love - Haven't been the same since we broke up

All over again.. - All over again...

Cos everybody knows That you and me apart is a big mistake

Everybody knows...that you and me apart Is a big mistake

Everybody knows, it's all over this town - you and me apart is a big mistake

When you gonna wake up from this Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad dream?

Cos everybody knows -

It's just a big mistake

copyright 2008 Eric Howell Music