A Bitter Satisfaction

by Loose Joints

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A hardcopy of our third EP, A Bitter Satisfaction. Comes in a four sided Digifile card wallet decorated with artwork by the wonderful Jess Allanic, with the layout designed by Ben Parker, who is also pretty neat.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Bitter Satisfaction via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released June 15, 2016

All music written and arranged by Loose Joints, all lyrics written by Joseph Kean.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Donovan at Tom Donovan Studios.

Artwork by Jess Allanic, design by Ben Parker.



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Loose Joints London, UK

We are a four-piece rock band from Coggeshall, deep in the heart of Essex; the county that brought you people who have influenced the world hugely such as Blur, The Prodigy and.. Joey Essex. Init.

Our music is best described as a funk-rock pie, with a side helping of reggae, all washed down with a nice pint of blues.
We are Loose Joints..if you think you may be ready..you're probably not.
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Track Name: Chain Smoker
A penny for your thoughts mister dying man
Are you just like me but with a shorter life span?
Are you getting to the stage where you can’t work out if its worth it?

A bullet and an arrow couldn’t bring you down
You have instinct. Your skin is thicker than that.
But the smoke alarm in your studio flat wasn’t working

Unhook your veins
Let’s go on a chain smoking holiday
To a place with a view
Where we can pace maker foraging

We’ll rent a car and drive to Lands End
The salesman said “no smoking” but, fuck it, have a cigarette
It’s no fun driving with a crystal clear view
Do a hundred miles an hour in a smoke filled room

Fasten your seatbelt
and pass me a light.
Track Name: Demolition Artists
I like to watch demolition artists
Reduce skyscrapers to cloud
collect the dust into empty jars
And store them on shelves all around the house

Keep away from my lemon juicer
I have to prevent contamination
It is a part of a daily routine
It is a bitter satisfaction.

There is a beauty in the destroyed.

Twisting the landscapes
As an occupation
I find that fascinating
To witness a whole generation
Crumbled and put into transportation
To build countless separate foundations
To support an ever-growing population
In our natural simulation

Qu’est-que ça?

I am Beerus the Destroyer
You are a speck in the sky
Embrace the need to dismantle
The bricks of humanity
As if on a battlefield
With awkward and irrational rage
Track Name: Interlude
Track Name: Focus
Strip your clothes off
Lie down on the mattress
Close your eyes and pretend your God
The short-term bank has a limited capacity
So you need to let it empty regularly
It is strange how time slows as your chemicals balance out
And you wake up in a different world
An alternative land
Waking up should not be this difficult
Just ascending to a neutral state
To gain focus

You need more time
To get out of bed

I get the feeling you are finding it hard to relate
To the system in play
The routine each day
Everyone must fit the criteria
So decide whether to buckle down
Or just get out
Just get out

I need more time
To clear my head
And to gain focus
Just to gain focus