Bastards Bitch

by Benjie Loveless

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Harvested from various way points over the past twelve years or so, I had originally set out to create a mature singer / songwriter masterpiece. I have ended up with a genre hopping, demented, maniacal and sometimes humorous Bastardpiece. Bastards Bitch.
Though not solely composed of love songs, this collection is dedicated to an old, desperate exchange of love and fear that I have since surpassed. It is dedicated to former lovers willing to commit and cater to a deeply injured man as best they could while nursing their own traumas. This assembled collection has been a revealing mirror. Jenny, Melissa, Sarah, one way or another, these are for you. Thank you.
- Benjie Loveles

A GLOWING REVIEW
Rocker Benjie Loveless has released his new LP record album, “Bastards Bitch.” The album is comprised of 14 original tracks for a total of 26 minutes of playing time. It is categorized as rock music and has been released by the artist entirely independent of support from the music industry. “Bastards Bitch” is a shockingly creative, stunningly colorful record, and clearly one of this year’s most important releases in any musical category. It serves also as an arresting introduction to this unsung rocker from Baltimore, who comes to the public with this towering artistic accomplishment like a bolt of lightning out of left field.

The sound of “Bastards Bitch” changes from song to song like the work of the Velvet Underground, who were capable of music-box gentility and burning fireballs of noise on the same record. Also like the Velvet Underground, a subtle punk-rock sensibility underlies each track. Benjie Loveless himself sings like a cross between Nick Cave and Roy Orbison with a touch of Johnny Cash. The exquisite quality of his songwriting is staggering, and consistently so from beginning to end.

Loveless names as artistic influences a great ream of legendary artists, but the ones who seem to have lent the most to “Bastards Bitch” are underground heroes Tom Waits, Guided by Voices, and Pixies. The album also shares the versatility of Ween, and the poetry and sonorousness of Leonard Cohen. It is a mature record, one that comes with an ocean of passion and an equal amount of intellect. These attributes are perhaps surpassed only by the artist’s vast, sweeping musical capacities and flawless taste.

Incredible though it may seem upon hearing the record, Loveless alone is responsible for it – all of it – from his impeccable writing to his perfect performance, from the ingeniously raw production to the delightfully simple engineering. It is literally a musical representation of the man.

Regarding the message of his new record, Loveless writes that it communicates, “a vicarious cathartic release for lovelorn minds squirming with anxiety and distress. Hope can exist,” he says, “among chaos in the smallest and darkest places. Reckoning and pain are necessary for growth.”

“Bastards Bitch” by Benjie Loveless is available online worldwide beginning late spring 2013.

-Sean McCauley

Sr. Staff Writer

MondoTunes

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released May 29, 2013

Written, performed, arranged, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Benjie Loveless

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Benjie Loveless Baltimore, Maryland

Normal music for weird people. Salty New Wave Americana singer songwriter with a introspective black humor, a moral nihilism and a mostly harmless misanthropic spirituality. Born and Bred in Baltimore , Maryland.

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Track Name: Life so long
Well its long past leaving and its long past goodbye
and its long past reasons and its long past why
and its long past believing, that somehow you were mine
and its long since I remembered the color of your eye

and Life's so long without you
and Life's so long with you gone
and Life's so long without you
and life keeps getting longer all along.

Well I'm not done wishing you harm
but there's no need for sounding the alarms
No I ain't done adding up all of the penalties that you cost
but I'm long past believing that yo were a just cause

and Life's so long without you
and Life's so long with you gone
and Life's so long without you
and life keeps getting longer all along.
Track Name: Company to keep
Through the deserts and the mountains and deep
I couldn't find no company to keep
Passers by coming up on the rise
Look alive, hold your tongue and stick out you thumb
Here they come

Passers by don't pull over to my side
they can see from the window, that I'm not their kind
they see from the window that I'm not their kind
I was denied
because I was not their kind

Through the deserts and the mountains and deep
I couldn't find no company to keep
Passers by coming up on the rise
Look alive, hold your tongue and stick out you thumb
Here they come

Passers by pull over to my side
they say "come on stranger and take a ride'
but i see through the window , they are not my kind and I declined
because they were not my kind.
Track Name: Hate you
I didn't learn it at home
I had to learn it on my own
Found out the rumors were all very true
And I learned to

Hate you, hate you , hate you, hate you

I hate your violence
I hate your loud
I hate your commerce
I hate your rude
I hate your children almost as much
As they hate you

Hate you, hate you , hate you, hate you
Track Name: Hope and joy
You know I try to stop the world from turning
You pull my head out from inside of the gears
I see the the tooth marks it puts across your hands
and I tell you they'll be there fr years
Don't worry

I love you more than I'm afraid of living
I love you more than I hate my job
I love you more than I want to be killing
Anyone who's got more than me
and all of their happy families
More than my failed revenge schemes
More than you hat waiting for me
to come around to Hope and Joy, Oh boy, Hope and Joy.

I see the future its a horrible place
I see the future its an alien race
I see the future when I'm reading the screen
Poor thing, you see the future when you're looking at me
Don't worry

I love you more than I'm afraid of living
I love you more than I hate my job
I love you more than I want to be killing
Anyone who's got more than me
and all of their happy families
More than my failed revenge schemes
More than you hat waiting for me
to come around to Hope and Joy, Oh boy, Hope and Joy.
Track Name: Domicile
The shit work and the night jobs
busy riling up the mob on my mind
When I go away, all I think about
Is everything I'm leaving behind
in my

Domicile
everything I've gathered through all my young years
Domicile
Open up you arms dear
let me stay a while

This Pitch fork and this Brief case
are just a quicker way to the grave
Got to keep my eyes on the road
That's always freshly paved
to my

Domicile
everything I've gathered through all my young years
Domicile
Open up you arms dear
let me stay a while
Track Name: Bastards bitch
You packed your bags in a hurry
I begged you please to look at me
You said you already know what I look like
and don't you dare get on your knees
and I've been coughing and hacking for three days straight
and I don't know where you are
I only know you say you're safe
but I don't know if I am

I'll do anything but let you go
Just let me know
No one wants to be some bastards bitch
No one would blame you for leaving

I know its me, I know its me, I know its me
and I have driven you to my madness
I'd cut it out with a knife if I though it would save you heart for me
and you could look at me with your kind eyes again
but it ain't that easy
It will take time, courage and patience
I've always been in short supply
If I beg, borrow and steal enough to get through to the other side
Will you walk with me through to the light

I'll do anything but let you go
Just let me know
No one wants to be some bastards bitch
No one would blame you for leaving
Track Name: Brains out
I fed the baby all of my money
and I watched it starve to death
So I took evasive action till' I ran out of cigarettes
and I'll blame it on the woman
Though I know she's just a victim
but I'll blame her anyway
because she's just such easy pickins'

and I thought about it hard
and its death I'm living in
and I though about it hard
and I don't want to live again

and If No man is an island
Why do they build so many bridges ?
and if bridges weren't meant to be burnt
Why do they make them out of people ?
and if People weren't meant to be hurt
Why do they make them very fragile

and I thought about it hard
and its death I'm living in
and I though about it hard
and I don't want to live again
and I thought about it hard
and this life don't matter none
and I thought about it hard
Blow my brains out with a gun.
Track Name: Law in his hands
Keep the home fires burning
though I may not be returning
If they catch me at the Border
then everything's gone out of order
Be prepared to burn it all down
The time has come to stand your ground

When the man marches down with the law in his hand
He wants your money and he wants your land
When the man marches down with the law in his hand
Make sure you take him down with you
when you go

Fair faced boy from next door
Just came back from the war
He ain't so friendly anymore
He's a Black water mercenary following orders

He's the man marching down with the law in his hands
He knows your secrets and he knows your plans
When the man marches down with the law in his hand
Make sure you take him down with you
when you go

All the preparations you made
For when times were thin
Don't you doubt for a minute
They're gonna try and reign you in

When the man marches down with the law in his hand
He wants you money and he wants your land
When the man marches down with the law in his hand
He wants your seedlings and he wants your plants
When the man marches down with the law in his hand
Make sure you take him down with you
when you go

Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide
They lay claim to every natural thing
The seed, the sickness and the cure
The words you speak and the songs you sing

When the man marches down with the law in his hand
He holds the patent and he owns the brand
When the man marches down with the law in his hand
Make sure you take him down with you
when you go
Track Name: As together we share
As together we share
it can only be fair
as the stakes are are raising
As together we share
A promise and a dare
A partner and a rival

When I'm feeling so low
I want to get up and blow
but I'm coming down cold and crazy
Gotta squeeze in one more
Before it kicks down the door
and takes this moment from me

As Together we share
it can only be fair
as the tides are rising
As together we share
A promise and a dare
Departures and arrivals
Track Name: Grace
Sitting by lonesome trying to ignore you walking by
Wishing that you would say you love me once more before I die
I know you moved on with your other man
but that's the lover that you took before you let go of my hand

Can a heart break with grace
Save some of this face eroded by the tears of losing you forever
I want to take my tallest strides alone.

Houses in the future and perfections of the past
Never found a way to make the presents presence last
You loved the idea of us and I loved the fantasy
Gave you all I was and then you ran away from me

Can a heart break with grace
Save some of this face eroded by the tears of losing you forever
I want to take my tallest strides alone.

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