Stoneage Dinosaurs

by Gilmore Trail & Friends

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"Stoneage Dinosaurs" was originally written by Tim Smith of the little known but much adored band Cardiacs. Since 2008, Tim has been living with dystonia, a neurological condition which has effectively trapped his mind in a less-than-responsive body.

This tragically means that Tim can no longer write or perform music, nor can he lead what many would call a "normal life". However, with the help of some rather expensive treatment, there is hope that Tim's health and quality of life could improve.

So, with that in mind, you can NAME YOUR PRICE to download our version of Tim's glorious song, with ALL PROCEEDS (minus Bandcamp's fee) going towards his healthcare bills. Any donation (irrespective of amount) you make will have a direct impact on his quality of life, and we thank you in advance for your support.

In order to do this gorgeous, mind-bending and utterly moving song the justice it deserves, we enlisted the help of some immensely talented friends - singers Ellie Shepherd, Kathy & Paul Sparshott (Le Menhir), and world class saxophonist Martin Archer (Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere, Inclusion Principle, Juxtavoices), who appears courtesy of Discus Records.

We hope you enjoy the song.
GT&F xx

credits

released August 11, 2018

Gilmore Trail:
Bob Brown - drums
David Ivall - guitar
Danny Mills - guitar, piano
Joe Richards - bass, backing vocals

...& Friends:
Martin Archer - saxello
Ellie Shepherd - lead vocals
Kathy Sparshott - backing vocals
Paul Sparshott - backing vocals

Arranged by Joe Richards and Danny Mills, June 2018.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Danny Mills, June - July 2018.
Artwork by Claire Hack, July 2018.

Originally written by Tim Smith, released in January 1987.
Copyright Tim Smith & Cardiacs.

Chasmata Records - CR006

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Track Name: Stoneage Dinosaurs
Wishing for money is a man growing old and he
Breaks our knives edge with his care for the ordinary
Winning hand in hand Michael Miles plays a game for me
Liberace asks after me and all my family

On down the line
A soldier hides his worn uniform in an eiderdown
Says never mind the war, take me home again
For the last time

Jim parades a toy that he won on a rifle range
Holds him up high, it's a plaster statue of Peter Glaze
It says the strangest things
And all we feel is lonely just like stoneage dinosaurs

Wishing for money is a man growing old and he
Breaks our knives edge with his care for the ordinary
And Mr T offers me and all humanity a safe place to be
And all we feel is lonely just like stoneage dinosaurs

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