GIGO X: by any means necessary

by One Banned Man

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In Progress, tracks are being added as they are finished. This LP is for OBM material with a Parental Advisory for Explicit Language or Lyrics.

One Banned Man is indie pioneer Joe Harvard in a musically non-sectarian 1-man band role with dub / reggae, funk, powerpop, indie rock & disco overtones, punk ethos & a vibe like old ESP Records being played at a house party. OBM combines Traditional instruments, Electronica, Dialogue, spoken word & effect samples, Percussion & Frums. ['foot drums'].

The GIGO's [Garbage In Garbage Out] OBM creates combine pop song, sound design / aural atmosphere, & social commentary.


released June 20, 2014

Produced & engineered by Joe Harvard, who sings a bit & plays:
- Traditional instruments [elec. & ac. guitar, bass, bouzouki, Shruti box, organ, quatro, cumbus, Supro lap steel],
- Looping pedals [TC Ditto, TC Flashback, Vox Delay Lab]
- Electronica [Ableton Push, Korg Kaoss pad, Mini Kaoss 2, Kaossilator & Kaossilator for iPhone; Novation Launchpad, Launch Control & Bass Station Rack MIDI- triggered from a Yamaha Porta-Sound FM synth w/drum pads];
- Dialogue & effect samples via Ableton Live 9 on a Macbook Pro;
- Percussion incl. electric collander & a Frumset of his own design -- 'foot drums' consisting of an upright Pearl Latin snare / Iron Cobra foot pedal & an American Tourister suitcase 'kick' / generic foot pedal.
Recorded at One Bedroom Studio, Asbury Pak, NJ unless otherwise noted
all songs c. Little Big Horn Publishing, BMI



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Joe Harvard Asbury Park, New Jersey

"VU & Nico" author, producer-artist-musician
LP creds: Dinosaur, Jr, Pernice Brothers, Throwing Muses etc; spiritual midwife to tons more as co-founder/owner of Fort Apache '85-'93.
An East Bostonian based [One Banned Man, Dub Proof, Doctor Danger, Cockwalkers] in NJ & MOTH NYC Storyslam Champ '01; loves cats. Asbury Music Awards: Top Americana '09/Top Multi-Instrumentalist & Top Avant-Garde '10.
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Track Name: Olive from Oregon (I Really Hope I Don't Have Cancer)
When I met Olive from Oregon I knew that God had sent her
I had my ass hanging out & a 'Johnny' on, she worked at the Imaging Center
I needed a scan for the Big 'C' man, if you follow what I mean
'Cuz my gastroEnteredYa'rologist was quite concerned by the test results he'd seen
My gastroenterologist was quite concerned by the test results he'd seen
(But Olive from Oregon was more Caring than Concerned, more Helpful than Professional)

She helped me onto the bed of the Machine her hands were warm & her scrubs were clean
She smelled like the country and wholesome things - amber, vanilla, front porch swings
I'll take a CAT Scan every day though it's a thousand times worse than a Chext S-Ray
She brushes against me as she makes her preparations - I really don't mind all the deadly radiation

The news was bad but I didn't blame Olive she did the best she could
So I went for a drink at the Langosta Lounge I figured it would do me good
I met a girl named February said she had sisters named April, May & June
She drank sloe gin, had a lazy eye I said “I think I got cancer” - I was drinking Blue Moons
She said “you're a decent dancer … we're all gonna die … and we're all gonna be dead soon”
February could be depressing.
And I said “I got a lot more I'd like to do before I die … write a book, make a film, learn to be a better dancer … have kid, get rich … all things considered I hope I really don't have cancer.”
I said “you know February I've tried religion and philosophy and they didn't work too good for me. I guess I'm still looking for an answer …
I really hope I don't have cancer.”
Track Name: Seaside Fire [AP Carousel House]
The Seaside Fire tore through the Seaside NJ Boardwalk soon after it had been extensively rebuilt & renovated following Superstorm Sandy's ravaging of the area.
Track Name: JH's Rummage Sale [Tough Times mix]
Sit right down for another true Story
Sit right down for another true Tale
Torn from the pages of the ordinary / At Joe Harvard’s Rummage Sale

Once I sold weed and made a fortune Doubled that, and spent it twice
I wish that I had kept a portion Having money – sure was nice
[repeat:] Having money – sure was nice

CHORUS ... closets open skeltinventory, at ...

+ My appetites were my misfortune and so I paid an awful price

REPEAT VERSE 1 & CHORUS ... some get the Hole and some get the Glory, at ...

Fine when my girlfriend makes her corn bread
Fine when my fiancée French fries but
My ex-wifes all-organic pies / Turn out to be Anarchists or some kind of Alchemist spies!
One of these days I’m gonna learn to bake
One of these days I’m gonna learn to bake
What’s goin’ on in the kitchen?
What’s goin’ on in the Country?
What’s goin’ down in Washington, DC?
One of these days you better learn to bake [repeat]


Torn from the pages of the ordinary / Some get the Hole some get the Glory / Closets open skeletinventoy
[retard:] Some get the hole and some get the glory at JH’s Rummage Sale … at Joe Harvard’s Rummage Sale