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Bare Truth

from Lost Art (album) by The Goths



Bare Truth started out as a basic chordal melody early in 1990 with a technique of playing in fourths, a simple chord inversion, to create a homophonic texture that was suitably medieval sounding and which could easily translate into a progressive rock or art rock sound. It was imagined at the start as mimicking a kind of torment between the feudal or feuding joker and the thief, expressed by use of some secret jargon or code. The line ‘Another Peccadillo, Another Tete A Tete’ got the ball rolling. From there, it wasn't long before the lyric writing leapt into the glorious world of Elizabethan revelry. Bare Truth was a way of trying to get people to actually sit up and say ‘hold on a minute’. Of course, in mainstream music there’s little that comes anywhere near this kind of use of language. Driving, intricate rock tops it all off.


Another Peccadillo,
Another Tete A Tete
I'm going to do some breaking,
Breaking in some skates
Another Peccadillo,
Another Tete A Tete
Nothing that's salacious,
Something I can take
That's the Bare Truth
Something I can take, at the Inn
Another Peccadillo, in the Inn
Tete A Tete and that's between us
Now I'm at the Altar
Now I'm at the stake
I'm going to do some breaking,
Breaking in some skates
Venus in between us


from Lost Art (album), track released March 29, 2019
words by Percy Blakeney & Johnny Stowmarries
music by Johnny Stowmarries
vocals by Percy Blakeney & Johnny Stowmarries

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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