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Not Drowning Waving
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THE LITTLE DESERT

THE SAME HEAT
THROUGH ONE LAST DOOR
BLACKFISH CREEK
WILMA’S DREAM
STORM
(1990)
TIDE
PIER NO. 5
ROCKS
OLD WOBBLY MAN
A SELLING OF A ROCK
(1990)
OVERLAY
IN THE EARLY MORNING
BIG SKY



THE SAME HEAT

(Bridie/Phillips)

And it's the same heat out there,
Dry and old boulders in the weather.
And then the wind buffets the skin
The red earth, the spinifex and Bill

That's all there is everyway he looks
that's all there is.

If you walk upon this road,
even if you walk for days and days
and days and days
You’d be waiting for the red dust sun,
To slowly take you away.
A rusty tin hiding place

And there's red eyes everywhere.
Little desert with a wood and wind parade.
There's lots of heavy drink out there.
Dry and old boulders in the weather.
And nothing else can save the dog's bones
From breaking up and rolling away
Until they turn into red dust…

David Bridie : piano, vocals
John Phillips : guitars
Rowan McKinnon : bass
Russel Bradley : drums
James Southall : congas
Amanda Brotchie : vocals
Phillip Wale : cello




THROUGH ONE LAST DOOR
(Bridie/Phillips)

David Bridie : piano
John Phillips : guitars, footsteps and door
Phillip Wale : cello




BLACKFISH CREEK
(Bridie)

David Bridie : piano vocals

Predawn birds recorded at Curley’s Creek Track, Combienbah, N.E. Vic by Les Gilbert
Remixed 1990




WILMA’S DREAM
(Bridie)

David Bridie: piano




STORM (1990)
(Not Drowning, Waving)

The dying wheat and buggered ground,
They whipped it 'til it cracked and broke,
On the half shut people in the half shut town,
Then it all came down, rain and tears all around.

The dark clouds gathered over head,
They gathered 'til they cracked and broke,
On the half shut people in the half shut town,
Then it all came down, rain and tears all around.

The waters are warm. The winters are warm.

When we can only trust, the very closest hand.
We walk tired, we walk tired it seems.
Away from the breathing, a normal desire.

David Bridie : piano, keyboards, vocals
John Phillips : guitars
Rowan McKinnon : bass
Russel Bradley : drums
James Southall : congas
Helen Mountfort : cello

Storm recorded in Prahran Vic. Black Cockatoos, Recorded at Healesville Vic by Les Gilbert.




TIDE
(Bridie/Phillips/Southall/McKinnon)

David Bridie : piano, woodblock
John Phillips : guitars
Rowan McKinnon : bass
James Southall : congas

Ocean recorded at Disaster Bay, Sth N.S.W. coast. Rocks in river recorded at Genoa River East Gippsland by Les Gilbert.




PIER NO. 5
(Cole/McKinnon/Phillips)

Tim Cole : Korg MS2O
John Phillips : guitar
Rowan McKinnon : bass




ROCKS
(Cole)

Tim Cole : tape collage & effects

Rocks in river recording by Les Gilbert




OLD WOBBLY MAN
(Bridie/Phillips)

I sit in my wooden box
and feel the edges damp and rough
the rain that falls upon the roof
is leaking down my back.
Everyone inside their rooms
but no one wants to play
the words with which we made up things
aren't working any more.
An open space where no one lives
we are strangers in this land
In the wet season on a light blue sky
and then no more.
I heard the old wobbly man say
one by one we drop hey hey
and all that’s good will drift away
like the waters down.

David Bridie : piano, vocals
John Phillips : guitars

Tape of old men chatting away recorded by Tim Cole.





A SELLING OF A ROCK
(1990)
(Not Drowning, Waving)

David Bridie : piano
John Phillips : guitar
Rowan McKinnon : bass
Russel Bradley : drums
James Southall : congas, bongos
Helen Mountfort: cello

and featuring the Mormon Tabby Cat Choir : Rebecca Barnard, Kern Simpson, Richard Gray, Chris Wilson, David Bridie, Tim Cole, Helen Mountfort, Russel Bradley and James Southall.




OVERLAY
(Not Drowning, Waving)

David Bridie : keyboards, samples
Tim Cole : samples
John Phillips : guitars
Rowan McKinnon : bass
James Southall : congas

Rainforest tape from Big Sur National Park




IN THE EARLY MORNING
(Bridie)

David Bridie : pianos at 4am




BIG SKY
(Phillips)

John Phillips : two guitars





The Same Heat was recorded at Production Workshop (engineered by Greg Simmons) and Platinum Studios (engineered by Chris Corr). Mixed at Platinum Studios. Engineered by Chris Corr.

Storm was recorded at Sing Sing Studios Aug 1990 by Tim Cole.

A Selling of a Rock was recorded at Sing Sing Studios, mixed at Hothouse Studios Oct — Nov 1990 by Tim Cole.

Overlay
recorded at Pig Pen Studios, mixed at the Sound Asylum by Tim Cole.

All other material: Piano, congas, cello, Korean chimes, brass tubes, triangles, footsteps and drums were recorded in an old church in Elsternwick 1985. Engineered by Tim Cole.

Mixed down at Working Class Recorders, Cheltenham and Hothouse Studios 1990.

Engineered by Tim Cole with Greg Simmons.

Produced by Not Drowning, Waving,
except The Same Heat by Chris Corr and Not Drowning, Waving.

Digitally Mastered at Dex Audio by John Ruberto and Tim Cole

All rights to sound recordings by Les Gilbert are reserved Les Gilbert ©1985

Not Drowning, Waving are:
David Bridie
John Phillips
Russel Bradley
Tim Cole
Rowan McKinnon
James Southall

Water colour sketches by Janice Hunter, photographs of Not Drowing, Waving by Brian Carr.
Art & Design by Russel Bradley.

All lyrics by David Bridie.

Special Thanks to: Graeme Clarke for the use of the church. Roger Campbell, Bill Tolson, Naomi Pullen, Darren Geraghty, Brian Peters, Paul O’leary, Nadine Solowij, Mark Worth, The Fluffy Boys and Mark Bishop.

Other not drowning,waving releases: Another Pond, Cold and the Crackle, Claim and Tabaran

Enquiries can be made through: Mark Bishop Management P.O. Box 40 Burnley Victoria Australia 3121