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Put It On

from Evocations (album) by The Goths



Put It On was first written in 1984 and starts off as a sort of tourist trek, one following possibly in the footsteps, perhaps, of some renowned rescuer, through what was once a major conflagration. The opening, 'Going to take you around to a pyro’s playground', referring to pyromania, immediately sets the scene. Much of the repeated verse describes sirens calling and buildings falling, with phrases detailing 'smoke-inhalation' and the like. Yet the title chorus suggests, or at least points to, something passionate going on at the same time. Audio pyrotechnics ignite with swirling multi-tracked guitars and intricate bass.


Going to take you around
to a pyro’s playground
where the buildings are falling
and the sirens are calling

Where there’s poor ventilation
and there's smoke inhalation
and the flames are tickling
all the people are pickling

People are pickling
flames are tickling
smoke inhalation
poor ventilation
sirens are calling
buildings are falling

But we want to put it on
We’re going to put it on


from Evocations (album), track released October 23, 2018
words and music Johnny Stowmarries
Put It On features Johnny Stowmarries on vocals

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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