Songs & stuff
by Martin Azevedo/Betsy Shebang
Okay, so, this is the funny stuff, and you will love it, dammit!
I decree also that you will enjoy the less funny but very cool
stuff in the
cool music section. 'Til then:
Amateur Filmmakers On The Go
Lost In The Funhouse Productions
title to listen)
This is about the making of Joe Sullivan's film "Being Steve", with additional
vocals by Jeff Anderson and Joe.
Cameo vocal by Jeff Lester.
Let's All Be Jewish
The first two verses are true; the same really cool rabbi presided over
Ben's Bar Mitzvah and my cousin's wedding, and then let us make a film for this
song in his temple years later.
Day and Nitrous
I was conscious when my wisdom teeth were pulled out, nitrous oxide used as
the anaesthetic. I needed to do my final project for Electronic Music class
about something, I chose that. Additional vocals by Evan and Wendy.
The Day After Xmas
You'll like this one if you're a sociopath who values family tradition.
You'll like the
Short Little Cryin' Song
I think George Jones gets some of the credit for this one.
I'm From England
Just a list of influences, is all.
L.A. Is My Lady
Pretentious ode to my favorite NY performance artist.
I wound up on cartoonist Nina Paley's mailing list (it's a long story) when
she was living in Santa Cruz; she moved to Texas and sent me a change-of-address
card, I sent her this song, she moved to SF and we became friends. Thus creative
expression has brought me power and influence.
Listen to the words of this one!
They're sick, obsessive, ugly and painfully
revelatory of the human condition!
Next Big Thing
Love Is A Small Town
In The Midwest
Depeche Hillbilly by Jeb and Jerome.
Yell Like Hell When In Your Cell
This song won something called "The Stupid Song Contest" a few years ago.
Yelp For Help Among The Kelp
This song should have won something called "The Stupid Song Contest" a few
All works herein Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1996 Beat Them
Up, Steal Their Pandas productions, except "Blasphemous Rumours", written
by Martin Gore and we had no legal right to do to it what we did to it.
Except for non-profit distribution, all rights are reserved.
Songs marked ! performed by Shebang Sisters:
Martin Azevedo - Vocals, bass, guitar
Jeff Anderson - Vocals, drums
Chris Santella - Lead Guitar, Bass
Karsten Bondy - Rhythm Guitar
All other noises made and recorded by Martin Azevedo except keyboards and
lead vocals on & by Greg Jones, other vocals where noted, and various sounds
I recorded from the street or off the TV.
Many thanks to Jeff Anderson,Joe Sullivan, Jeff Lester, Evan and Wendy, the
people of Pacifica, Santa Cruz, New York, Oakland and San Francisco, John
Denver, Leonard Nimoy, Dr. Demento, and anybody who spends some time every
day doing something they truly enjoy.
Drive safe and thank you for listening!