Taking Hostages

by Go Van Go

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    This was our debut release, where it all began. We thought of our name and 6 weeks later we had the EP in our hands and toured down the East Coast of Australia. A lot has changed since our inception, but some things stay the same. Our single "Superminx" is still one of our favourite tracks to play live and a crowd favourite for sure. Free postage on this item if purchased with another!

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Taking Hostages was the consolidation of our efforts to develop a tighter cohesive rock sound. The previous recording effort ‘Wolfe’ recorded under the former moniker Trojan Horse, was a ‘one man’ recording experiment exploring an array of styles with a focus on overdubbing one instrument over another until the songs were deemed complete. ‘Taking Hostages’ is a more focused and less eclectic effort and there was a bigger focus on pre-production, arrangement and lyrical development. It is on this EP that I feel like I’ve found a greater confidence in my singing ability and exploration of various vocal ideas and characters that I will continue to build on for future releases. There was also a bigger emphasis with respect to the collaborative nature of the project between Dan and I, we have developed alongside each other for several years but I think we really forged our identity together for this project.

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released November 1, 2013

Written, recorded and produced by Go Van Go

Troy Henderson
Lyrics, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Synths

Dan Sugars
Stix & Skins, Backing Vox, and assorted sonics

Additional Musicians
Jazzbow Devalence - Drums on Shuriken and Well Alright
Daniel Devries - Bass guitar on Well Alright

Recorded @ Wavelength Recording Studios & DSA
Mixed by Dan Sugars dansugarsaudio.com
Mastered at Wavelength by Joe Panetta
Artwork by liamwaldie.com

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Go Van Go Brisbane, Australia

Go Van Go distil their favourite elements from rock infused with their own unique slant creating a bombastic framework aimed to entice and excite until your brain threatens to explode.

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Track Name: Superminx
Superminx

I tell you what I think we all just jumped across that line
____ honey ill bring you with me if I know you have the time
I never thought too much about what you gave to my life
Your body’s fire, as for your mind it’s like a butcher’s knife

So don’t you go on and leave me all alone
You are a superminx and you will be taking me home

pppplease baby can you come back to me
I’m sufferin’ badly and now I drink till I can’t see
No other one would do the things that you could do right now
Just get me out because I’m f ff fading down

You are a superminx and you will be taking me home
Taking me home

I think you’re getting the picture
It’s either you all alone or
You are a superminx and you will be taking me home or
You are a superminx and you will be taking me home
Taking me home,
Taking me home.
Track Name: Well Alright
WELL ALRIGHT!

You know what girl? I think I love ya
I must be out of my mind
But I’m just having a little trouble trying to read ya
And tell when you aint lying
I’ll tell you what though, I’ll do my best, that’s right, the best that I can
I guess all that I’m really trying to say is..
I wanna be your man

Well alright!
Don’t mind wasting all this time cause I wanna be your man
Well alright
Don’t mind waiting all this time oh I hope you understand

(One time down the line I hope you understand.)

Well…
After all the lies and accusations, and all the shit dat was said
Now I think that I’d like you much better
With a bullet in your head
You come showing that there pretty face around here.
You’ve really got some nerve, well I think you’ll find in due time that you’ll get what you deserve.

Well alright
Waste time waiting all this time
Don’t mind waiting all this time
Track Name: Shuriken
shuriken

oh no what have I done now
I’m out all on my own
don’t think that I can come back
the seeds have already been sown
if I have told you once I’ve told you a thousand times that
you do nothing; it’s getting you nowhere, just sprawled out all over the line

we’re done, we’re gone, we’ve got our weapons drawn but still ‘got nothin’ goin on.
So what, we’ll go? I don’t think so, it’s time to get the going on

Getting round it’s all looking down but I heard they’re getting better
Things are bad but don’t you be sad cause I heard they’re getting better

These pedantic, sycophantic antics are getting me down
I keep on trying to climb up but can’t seem to get off the ground
I think I’ve lost my voice now, so what, I’ll deal without it
I’m your ventriloquist now, get on the roof and shout it out!

looking down at the land saw you starin at my face
things had been going my own way, and I liked it.
I’m just one grain of sand flung into outer space
Seems gravity’s not my friend these days.
‘least it’s quiet
And I’ll get back, get back to where it started, I know I know all of this silence
Breed those violent inventions
The you’ll get back, get back to where it started, you always swore that the riots
have the best intentions.
Track Name: Letter to A...
Letter to a…

I wasn’t lyin’ when I said you’re getting better
You know I’ve always been here right by your side
we sat right here on couches made of leather
You know I was crazy all the time

And you’re running me down,
Into the ground, And not moving, on
So I’m writing it down, without a sound and then moving
on

I’m kinda tired of all your insults
They just keep on getting better, your words they cut me so much deeper now
I know it’s the truth, and that’s why I feel so down
I need you to get better, 'cause you’re the one that sees right
Through me now

I went and told them, I said you’re getting better
But you gave no emotion, you got no tell.
‘course I was apprehensive, just pulling my defenses
I know that I’m wrong, I hope they can’t tell.
Track Name: All Riot on the Western Front
ALL RIOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT

I tell you they’re right on our tail
I felt them last night as I lay in the veil
The foul stench of corrupted liars
Smelt them downwind as we slept by the fire

We’ve got our posse and we’re heading west

The sheriff was caught hand of red
Two sacks of cash and 5 holes in the head
Then back to settle the score
Round up a few men and a few dollars more
It’s a showdown you after alright
It’s pistols at noon, the saloon’s where we’ll fight alright

We’ll shoot the whiskey over your grave
A toast to a dead man and the people we’ve saved
The town will get back on it’s feet
When we clean up the dead that are lining our streets

It was all going on for too long
So don’t you be saying what we did was wrong oh no

So that is the story of how our west was won
Delivered in blood and a hot smoking gun
We’re thinking about riding down south
To find a sweet southern belle who uses her mouth
For good

Like she should