Twin drum kits, two guitars, four voices, a bass, keys and a sweltering, sultry, swaggering style come together to form Money For Rope, dealers in an honest, electric, deep, raw brand of rock music that must be felt to be believed.
With their public-bar rise propelled by word-of-mouth whisperings, 7” releases and an energetic, swirling live show that seethes with energy, Money For Rope released their much-anticipated self-titled full-length recording in November 2012, taking their pulsing sound from dark stages to stereos right across the globe.
Featuring 9 tracks, their self-titled release includes the driving beats of their acclaimed track 'Easy Way Out' as well as the more contemplative feeling 'Misery Lane', the infectious 'Ten Times', a Mack truck-like 'Hang 'em High' and five more to quicken your pulse.
Playing a range of venues and festivals (Splendour, Cherry Rock, Golden Plains, Gumball), Money For Ropecontinue building on a reputation of balls-out performances that transform quiet crowds into rollicking masses show after show after show.
And with a sound that's equal parts style and sweat coupled with their masterclass in showmanship, you're guaranteed a Money For Rope experience that's bound to leave you breathless, with a post-'Rope afterglow destined to make you clamour for more - whether on stage or in stereo.
By day these boys are talking about the footy, going fishing and working their day jobs, but trade-out their pint glasses for instruments and you've got a recipe for chaotic, ambling musical mayhem tied together by harmonies and driven by the spirit of rock.
Money For Rope's debut self-titled album is out now through Thornbury Records/Inertia.
Lyrics:ONE DAY YOU'LL WALK INTO THE ROOM AND YOU WILL KNOW THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO FIND IN BETWEEN IS THE BUCKET THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO GET TO WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO GO YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO CRUEL TAKING TIME TO WRONG IS FOREVER YOU KNOW THAT ROADS AHEAD YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO COOL TO IMAGINE WHAT THAT VILLAGE WENCH WAS SHE WAS READY TO GO AND HOLD YOUR HEAD AND LET THE WORLD SPIN AROUND YOU INSTEAD THERES A STORY ABOUT A MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE ICE CAME IN THROUGH THE SNOW AND IN BETWEEN ALL THESE LINES RECOVERING TIMES WELL ITS SEEMS YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO CRUEL TAKING TIME OFF THE ROAD FOREVER WHEN YOU KNOW MORE ROADS AHEAD IS THE LAST PLACE YOU'D BE FOUND LEARNING HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A COMMON MAN WELL THERES A TIME WHEN I TRIED TO RIGHT IT FOR HER BUT WELL YOU KNOW YOU OWE THE SCENE AND IF I TELL YOU THERES A TIME WHEN YOU CRIED AND I COVERED YOU ALL WELL DO YOU KNOW WHEN I MEAN WHEN I TELL YOU THAT I STARED UP AT LESS THAN THE HIGHS FROM IMPASSIBLE LOWS IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS WELL I HELD YOUR HEAD ITS THE LAST PLACE THAT YOU'D BE FOUND LEARNING HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A COMMON MAN AGAIN ONE DAY YOU WILL WALK INTO THE ROOM THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO FIND IN BETWEEN THAT AND THE BUCKET THATS WHAT YOU WILL NEED THATS WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO GO.
Lyrics:L IS LLUELLYN LIKE D IS DISEASE I BOB UP TO LUCY LIKE A FISH ON IT'S KNEES CAUSE YOU'RE TEN TIMES HOT AS THE SUN BEL HAS THE SPELL THAT PUTS BOYS TO THE SLAUGHTER PITY THAT THE FATHER LOOKS JUST LIKE THE DAUGHTER STILL YOU'RE TEN TIMES HOT AS THE SUN YOU'RE LOVING EVERYONE BUT NEVER WITH ME IT'S A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT NOTHING IS FREE YOU GOT MY BOOST JUICE SPILLING OUT ALL OVER MY JEANS CAUSE YOU'RE TEN TIMES AS HOT AS THE SUN.
Lyrics:HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT IS THERE AN EASY WAY OUT THE EASY WAY OUT WELL ROUDY RUSSO TOOK THE EASY WAY OUT HE GOT QUAALUDES FROM JESUS AND TOOK THE EASY WAY OUT AND PYTHON PARNABY TOOK THE EASY WAY OUT THERE WERE FORTY KINDS OF FLAVOURS THIRTY NINE IN HIS MOUTH AND CUT SNAKE CINI TOOK THE EASY WAY OUT AFTER HE BIRTHED A MILLION BABIES ONE OF THEM LAID HIM OUT MAYBE WHEN I'M OLD I'LL TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT WHEN I'M SICK OF WATCHING SVU ON MY SLOW FRIDAY NIGHTS WE COULD TAKE OUT OUR WHEELCHAIRS AND GET IN A FIGHT AND RIDE THEM BACKWARDS DOWN THE EASTERN FREEWAY AT NIGHT YOU'RE SCARED OF BEING ALONE I JUST MIGHT COME IF YOU WERE PLANNING ON GOING OUT OF THE DAY ROOM AND INTO THE LIGHT WE COULD HOARD OUR PILLS GET LIFE INSURANCE PAID AND THEN TEAR UP THE BILLS IF YOU'D PROMISE ME BABY THAT WE WOULD TAKE IT EASY ON THE EASY WAY OUT.
Lyrics:GIRL YOU DROVE ME DOWN TO MISERY LANE IT'S TAKEN TEN YEARS TO GET OVER THE PAIN ALRIGHT YEAH YOU PARKED YOUR CAR AT MISERY LANE IT WAS MY FIRST TIME BUT I WENT THERE AGAIN NOW I'VE GOT THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC ON MY MIND WE WERE BROKEN DOWN IN MISERY LANE AND IT WAS YOUR TENURE AND IT WAS YOUR GAME ALRIGHT WHEN YOU TOOK ME DOWN TO MISERY LANE YOU FUCKED MY ARSE AND THEN YOU FUCKED MY BRAIN NOW I GOT THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC ON MY MIND I THOUGHT WE'D SEE THROUGH TO THE END I THOUGHT YOU'D SEE THROUGH THE SAME HELPS TO HOLD ONTO THE HANDS THAT ARE HOLDING THE REIGNS ALRIGHT AND NOW YOU CALL MY HOME WHEN YOU KNEW MY GIRL WAS ALONE YOUR CAUSTIC CHORUS CAUSING CRACKS IN MY HOME ALRIGHT WE RECOUP AND THEN WE MOVE ON FROM THE PAST BUT IF IT HAPPENED AGAIN HOW COULD I PASS ALRIGHT I'VE GOT THE EDGE OF THE ATLANTIC ON MY MIND.
Lyrics:YOU'VE GOT TO HANG 'EM HIGH DON'T HANG EM LOW GOT TO HANG 'EM HIGH DON'T HANG 'EM SLOW HELP ME GEORGE AS THE SUNS STREAMING UP IN THE DISTANCE TALKING BOUT THE STORY OF YOUR TWILIGHT HOURS THAT YOU'LL NEVER SEE THIS TOWN AGAIN WELL YOU'LL BE GONE BEFORE THE HOUR AS THE SUN STARTS BEATING YOU'RE BOUND TO START BELIEVING WELL THAT SUN IS TEARING DOWN ON YOUR BACK AND IF YOU SEE THIS THIS TOWN AGAIN YOU KNOW YOU AREN'T COMING BACK YOU''VE GOT TO HANG EM HIGH DON'T HANG 'EM GODDAM LOW.
Lyrics:IT'S BEEN SUMMER SINCE I LEFT YOUR HOUSE YOU'VE BEEN SOMEONE YOU'RE SO DEEP INSIDE BUSY BEING CALM ENOUGH HELLOS AS YOUR CAR STOPS ATOP THE HORIZON IT'S LETTING ME KNOW I'VE SEEN YOUR EYES SINCE I LEFT YOUR HOME ITS BEEN A SUMMER SINCE I LEFT YOUR HOUSE YOU'VE BEEN SOMEONE I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CRAWL RIGHT UP IN THROUGH YOUR INSIDES FIRST OF ALL YOU GOT HANDS AND YOU HOLD IT LOW YEAH I STILL GOT TO STAND IN LINE AND WAIT FOR THE BATHROOM TO OVERFLOW IT'S BEEN A SUMMER SINCE I LEFT YOUR HOUSE YOU'VE BEEN SOMEONE I'VE BEEN DEEP INSIDE BURY ME YOUR HANDS HAVE LET ME GO AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'M OVERTHROWN SEE YOUR EYES SINCE I LEFT YOUR HOME I'VE SEEN YOUR EYES READY FOR LOVE.
Lyrics:YOU'VE BEEN DOWN IN THE WARS AND GOT TO WELL THERE'S A SWEETNESS IN YOU THAT MAKES ME GUILTY AS RAPE YOU GOT THE LEGS THATS SAY YES BUT THE MIND AIN'T FOR ALL THE TIMES WHEN YOU HELD ME I WAS DOWN BUT YOU WERE BELOW YOU BEEN DOWN THROUGH THE BORDERTOWN CHRIST YOU WERE INNOCENT ALONG THE WAY AND YOUR FRIENDS DOWN HERE DON'T MEAN NOTHING AT ALL WHEN YOU FOUND THEM ALL FROM INTERSTATE YOU TOOK TWENTY THOUSAND MILES FLYING STRAIGHT TO THE LIGHT WITHDRAWN BELOW ABOUT THE TIME YOU WERE WAITING TO GO FOR THE HEAD TO BE FOUNDI WAS THE ONE WHO WAS WAITING TILL NOW YOU WENT DOWN TO THE BORDERTOWN AND LOST YOUR INNOCENCE ALONG THE WAY AND YOUR FRIENDS DOWN HERE STILL MEAN NOTHING AT ALL YOU FOUND THEM INTERSTATE YOU TOOK TWENTY THOUSAND MILES FLYING STRAIGHT TO THE LIGHT WHEN IT WAS TWENTY TO YOURS IT WAS FOURTY TO MINE YOU'VE BEEN DOWN IN THE WARS AND YOU'VE GOT TO BE DOWN.
Lyrics:IT'S BEEN THIS WAY SINCE YOU'VE BEEN WORKING THE MINES YOU'LL BE INSANE BEFORE YOU'RE 25 COME ON ONCE YOU'RE HERE WE'LL HAVE A HELL OF A TIME I'M GOING TO TELL YOU NOW IT'S TIME TO SURVIVE COME ONE WE'LL BE GONE BEFORE THE SUMMER COME ON RAISE YOUR HAND YOU'VE NEVER BEEN SO ALONE I'LL GIVE YOU RABIES DOWN THE END OF THE PHONE COME ON RATTLE YOUR CAN NEVER RATTLED YOUR OWN I'M GOING TO TELL YOU WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO HOME COME ON YOU'LL BE GONE BEFORE THE SUMMER COMES YOU'RE GONNA RUN AROUND THE REC-LESS CENTRE YOU'LL BE GONE BEFORE THE SUMMER COMES ON I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU DRIVING IN MY CAR AND TAKE YOU TO MY COUNTRY HOUSE I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU OUT THROUGH THE WILD TAKE YOU TO MY COUNTRY HOUSE I'M GOING TO BUCKLE YOU UP IN THE BACK AND DRIVE YOU RIGHT THROUGH MY COUNTRY HOUSE YEAH YOU'RE GOING TO LET ME SHOW YOU MY COUNTRY HOUSE YOU'VE BEEN A SINNER SINCE YOU WORKED FOR THE MINES AT TIMES YOU'RE MISSING AND ITS' MOST OF THE TIME YOU NEVER LISTEN AND WE BOTH HAVE THE MIND WE'LL BE INSANE WE'RE 29 COME ON.
Lyrics:[And you're able], Tell me what you're willing to do. And when you're stable. Tell me what you're willing to lose. Oh good Lord, What's going on? [...] [...] [...] I put the hole in the well, Dying of thirst and you need it as well. I put the hole in the well. Let's crash my eyes And open up the roof of your mouth. And we can talk about the things That have been crowding you out. Get this off my [chest], Watch them [...] for you. [...] And when you're able, Tell me what you're willing to do. If you're stable. Tell me what you're willing to lose. Now I put the hole in the well. Dying of thirst, and I need it as well. I put the hole in the well.
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