That Clean Release

by David Griffith

Released 2011
Released 2011
if you enjoy Cat Stevens playing with Blind Melon Chitlen then David Griffith may tickle your fancy and curl your toes.
NOTES
'That clean release' is the fourth cd by David Griffith. A.K.A. Saucepan Bach.

Perhaps folk/pop/easy listening descibes this group of songs.

Too early in its life to have been reviewed, David suggests that 'it is what it is.' - shrugs his shoulders and goes back to moving tree- ferns around the garden.

Savage Folk and Primitive Blues

by Saucepan Bach

Released 1998
Released 1998
Cat Stevens meets Talking Heads and Flaming Lips at the Blues Rock gig.
NOTES
I've always liked David Griffith's songwriting and performing whenever he is able to come down from the mountains to perform at our Concerts. So I eagerly awaited the chance to review his new CD. He goes under the pseudonym Saucepan Bach and the album is titled 'Savage Folk & Primitive Blues'. A professionally, though simply done CD cover and case belie the quality of the material within, yet adds to the mystique of the artist (James …
Read more

Whose say so

by Saucepan Bach

Released 2004
Released 2004
Cat Stevens with a headache - brawling with David Bowie - dancing with delight.
NOTES
http://www.nighttimes.com/nt_main.asp?aID=627
Going Underground Dec. '04
By
Kevin Mathews
12/28/2004 6:23:57 PM

Saucepan Bach
Whose Say So (Self released)
www.saucepanbach.com

If squeezed, I might venture to suggest that Saucepan Bach plays a space country rock that is reminiscent of Neil Young, Flaming Lips and Summerteeth-era Wilco. But ignore the labels and just enjoy the great music--from the John Cale (circa Vintage Violence)--channeling ““Meaning”” to the grinding ““How Long …
Read more

Saucepanbach

by David Griffith

Released 2009
Released 2009
If you ever went "Ooh I really like that." to Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen or even Blind Melon Chitlin then this lyrical melody man is for you.
NOTES
Both lyrical and melodic, David Griffith's songs reveal a deeply serious mind with an odd sense of humour.
You’ll find him on the web at saucepanbach.com.
The Imperial, the Family and now the Gearin hotel are mainly where he plays within the Blue Mountains…. Australia
david griffith - saucepanbach
2013-02-17
DAVID GRIFFITH

Lyrics

                     Two planes

                                                                 

Two planes  ...    three towers

                                                                                   

Can’t get those images  from out my head

                             

Two planes  ...   three towers

                                                                                   

A few thousand here then millions dead

 

 I looked at it once and it wouldn’t go away

                    

I looked at it twice and it was gone within days

                                                                          

Is  it only the architects who question the rubble

                          

where the towers used to be?

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

Two wars  ....  no cause

                                                                    

No bringing of freedom to a soul

                           

Not one  ....  just blood

                                                                                

and the tears and the oil and the gold           

 

I looked at it hard and it wouldn’t go away

                       

I looked hard again and it was gone within days

                                                          

Is it only engineers who question the rubble

                                    

where the towers used to be?

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

Two planes  ...  three towers

                                                         

A conjurer’s trick  to deceive

                                   

Who gains?  ....  another tale

                                                       

It’s only physics here revealed

 

.....  all fall down, free fall down ..... impossible

 

 

david griffith - saucepanbach
2013-09-09
david griffith

Lyrics

CRUELTY  SOUP            chords E G D A

 

The lines are getting longer
For the poor and dispossessed
As the men about the kitchen
juggle sauce for more is less

And it’s nowhere near better
As the vultures hold and swoop
On the nearest hapless fellow
drinking cruelty  soup - cruelty soup

Hi ho - here we go
Another cup of soup you beknighted blighter
Hi ho - here we go
No bread roll - draw your belt in tighter
Hi ho - here we go
Have you got the strength left to be a fighter

Toodle -oodle ooo - - Toodle -oodle ooo

The beat is getting stronger
As the war drums coalesce
And the call goes out for heroes
Nothing more and nothing less

And they’ll say the fight is sacred
And they’ll say that we are right
And they’ll want to shock and awe you
 Into...... “ Darkness is Light” - “Darkness IS Light.”

Hi ho - here we go
It’s not just happening in a far off country
Hi ho - here we go
Take a look around we’re the hundreth monkey
Hi ho - here we go
How long .............. how long ....  How long ....... how long
Will this go on......... The lines are getting longer and they’re getting out of line.   

 

 

john hill - music, david griffith - vocals
2015-09-21
Henry Lawson and John Hill

Story

John Hill plays keyboard when I play at the local pub's music night. I was very happy and somewhat honoured to be asked if I'd like to sing the vocal on his rendition of Henry Lawson's words.