We are the Fea Street Hustle
We believe in stack-heal boots, Nudie Suits, and Daisy Dukes… We Believe in Telecasters through Deluxe Reverbs… faded pastel-green shag pile carpet… cloth covered hymnals… the sexual innuendo peppered rock’n’roll sermons of Bruce Springsteen… We Believe in awkward social dynamics… the tentative advances of shy people… the pursuit of fame, wealth and stage-based glory as compensation for genuine self-confidence and meaningful relationships…
We Believe in the land that feeds the nation… the rivers, its veins and arteries… coal-fired power stations… and sewage outflows into fragile harbour ecosystems… We Believe in the inherent beauty of New Zealand’s crumbling industrial estate… We Believe in our own range of limited edition Fea Street Hustle designer merchandise, which comes with The Fea Street Hustle guarantee that it will make you more attractive to the opposite sex and gain you acceptance with the popular meanies in your school or workplace...
We Believe in jonnyscreech (one word – no dots, spaces or underscores), Sonic Meltdown Administrator and the Second Coming – follow him in all his ways… the hedge shaped like a chicken on State Highway 1 just north of Palmerston… Atari 800s… and the exploitation of endangered species for short-term financial gain…We Believe in Dylan / Cash duets where one can’t even remember which verse the other is singing… the petulant tempestuous self-centered childishness of Justin Bieber… the thematic obtuseness of Yoko Ono… and the lyrical universalism of Ace of Base…
We Believe in Dunedin winters… second hand stuff… the Red Witch Pentavocal Tremolo… Dr Seuss’ ‘Sleep Book’… and Engelbert Humperdinck… We believe in you if you believe in us… We believe in you even if you don’t believe in us because we need someone to hold on to…
released April 26, 2015
Music by the Fea Street Hustle
Lyrics by Emerson Yeoman.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Thomas Bell
Produced by The Fea Street Hustle and Tom Bell
Backing Vocals by Hana Fahy, Natalie Yeoman, Matt Langley, Emerson Yeoman and Jonny Screech
Additional Musicians: Aiden Fraser (Piano, Organ), Erica Scally (Violin)
Thanks to Rob Falconer, David Kilgour and Tex Houston for the generous use of various bits and pieces of nice gear.
Recorded between Jan 2011 and June 2014 in Dunedin at the former TVNZ Dowling St Studios (courtesy of OCTA Associates and Taylormade Productions) and Radio 1.
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