Bag of Hammers

by The Linus Pauling Quartet

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Original Press Release:

"It has been five full Earth solar cycles since the last Linus Pauling Quartet studio album, All Things Are Light. In the intervening years, the band has roamed these great lands in search to the heaviest of forms. The keys to the forms do not present themselves readily to mortals and the quest often leads many to madness or death. As such, little has been known from this band of travelers in the past few years beyond Horns of Ammon which, while issued two years ago, was actually written in the years leading up to ATAL. Many considered the quest foolhardy and, given their long absence, had thought them dead. Yet, despite all odds, the band has indeed returned – stronger, older, wiser, and ready to reclaim the throne of their land.

Through those years, they traveled to the highest mountains in search of men and women who were as ancient as they were wise. They have sought out lost texts of the ancients at great peril. They have basked in the love of the most beautiful of Elvin women and suffered the hatred and violence of the foulest mountain orcs. They have risen to untold riches and fallen to the ranks of beggars scrambling for stale bread tossed aside in village markets. Yet, through it all, they managed to honor the fellowship and attain those long sought after forms that would, though sheer magnitude of their mystical powers, yield unimaginable dimensions only visible upon the opening of the seventh eye.

Bag of Hammers represents the culmination of these years – an instrument by which listeners, partaking in the ancient ritualistic burning of the herb, can break-down the walls before them and attain the pure, majestic, plenary seventh level of heaviness."

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released September 18, 2012

Track Listing

Crom (4:03)
She Did Not Know (5:36)
Victory Gin (4:03)
Starchimp (5:24)
Rust (5:19)
Saving Throw (5:01)
Homonculus (3:12)
Stonebringer (8:49)

All songs written and performed by the LP4:
Stephen Finley: bass
Clinton Heider: vocals, guitars
Charlie Horshack: guitars, vocals
Larry Liska: batterie
Ramon “LP4” Medina: guitars

Vocals on “Rust” and voice of Freyja on “Crom”: Mlee Marie
Hammond B3 on “Victory Gin”: Eddie Hawkins

Recorded and Engineered by Stephen Finley @ Digital Warehaus Productions

Assistant Engineer: Andy DeAngelo
Mixed by the Linus Pauling Quartet
Mastered by Mark Kidney @ Digital Services
Original Album Artwork and Design: Shelby Hohl
Translation of The Song of Roland by C. K. Moncrieff (London, 1919 – public domain)

All Songs © 2012 by Linus Pauling Quartet, BMI
www.worshipguitars.org/LP4
Recordings & Artwork (c) 2012 Homeskool Records, under license from LP4
Homeskool Records, 1001 Texas Ave. Ste 1400, Houston, TX 77002
www.homeskoolrecords.com

UPC: 8-84501 73659-6
CD edition Catalog Number: CD-033-A

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“a core point about the Linus Pauling Quartet isn’t merely that they’re a great psych band, but a great band period, able to embrace a lot of styles and moods and work them well.” – All Music

"Anthemic, stupid and selflessly unrestrained, the LPQ eventually attain self immolation of sorts during the sprawling chaos."-Ptolemaic Terrascope (UK)
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Track Name: Crom
Stand on the left
Stand on the right
Inspect the ranks
Get ready for the fight

I stand on the mountain
A cloud against the sky
Rain down a hail of fire and blood, Lord,
burning out your eyes

I am Crom
God of the strong
Call my name next time you ask
why we can't get along

bridge (4x)

The battlefield is scattered
With the bodies of the slain
Both sides have fallen
beneath my deadly rain

I sold you shields
I sold you blades
I roll around in a pile of gold
while you all dig your graves

I am Crom
God of the strong
Call my name next time you ask
why we can't get along….
Track Name: She Did Not Know
Just a sweet young thing, out on the scene
All she wants to do is smoke some green
She did not want to smoke alone
So she passed the bong, now it's all gone,
poor thing!

She did not know, she did not know
She did not know, she did not know
She did not know the bong was cashed
Sat right down and smoked the ash
She did not even think to ask
She did not know, poor thing!

Her eyes are blue, the trees are blonde
Look to the sky, reload the bong
You got to give her what she needs
Don't be stingy, share the weed
Yeah, babe

She did not know, she did not know
She did not know, she did not know
She did not know the bong was cashed
Sat right down and smoked the ash
She did not even think to ask
She did not know, poor thing!

She kept on pulling
She kept on pulling
She kept on pulling
Cause she just don't know
She kept on pulling
She kept on pulling
She kept on pulling
Cause she just don't know
Track Name: Victory Gin
The things I said to you
They all turned out to be true
Now I take your hand
As we walk this blasted land
you know that we're living in hell, but we're living well

And all around us plays a scene
Of v ictory gin, and soylent green

You better get out
You better get out while you can
You better get out
The black flood's coming
You better get out
You better get out while you can
You better get out
The black flood's coming
The black flood's coming
The black flood's coming

The things I said to you
They all turned out to be true
As I take your hand
You have to ask, what kind of man
would take you down, take you to the promised land

And while the clowns keep up the show
There's really nowhere else to go

You better get out
You better get out while you can
You better get out
The black flood's coming
You better get out
You better get out while you can
You better get out
The black flood's coming….
Track Name: Starchimp
Here I am, sitting in a tree
Feeling sun and being free
Some old man in an uncool van
comes running after me

Try to run
Try to hide
Feel a shot
sting me inside
Legs stop moving
and I know
that I am going for a ride

On the pad, getting ready to shoot
Wrapped in a plastic monkey suit
Some hot chick in a white lab coat
says that I look real cute

Well they throw me
In a tin can
And everything
goes black
Hear 'em counting
and I know
that I ain't never, ever coming back

Through the stars I fall for days
Planets colored out of phase
Shattered soul and scattered mind
all across space and time

From the mountains
of Venus
To the canyons
on Mars
Well my head
starts to explode
And oh my God, it's full of stars….
Track Name: Rust
put love inside your heart
put love inside your heart
and you'll get what's coming to you
yeah you'll get what's coming to you

your heart is full of lust
your blood is full of rust
and rust is the color of love
yeah rust is the color of love

the rust will flow and heat
and leave your heart complete
and then you'll become as new
yeah then you'll become as new
Track Name: Saving Throw
Wake up, wake up, raise your swords!
There's a gibbering mouther upon us.
Keep your heads, we dare not let
His confusion overcome us.
Cast your spells and shield your eyes
Lest his spittle fly and blind you.
Heed the cleric's final words:
He dies trying to remind you.

In the deepest Underdark
Live flayers of the mind,
Feeding on the living brains
Of those not of their kind.
Dungeon caves are full of slaves,
Mentally bereft.
Spells are cast, psionic blast,
And just one hope is left.

Legend tells of an ancient lich
Ensconced within his keep.
Under curse of eternal night
Where the undead never sleep.
The swinging open of his steely gates
Calls him to the fight.
Drawing near the lich spreads fear
And the bravest men take flight.
Track Name: Homonculus
That little man
inside my head
he tells me what to do, yeah
he tells me what to do
That little man
inside my head
he tells me what to do, yeah
he tells me what to do

He says I gotta work
and he says I gotta think
and he tells me not to break down
tells me not to break down

He says I gotta work
and he says I gotta think
but sometimes.... yeah, sometimes….
I say….

Well I tried tin foil
and I tried a lot of drugs
but he keeps on talkin
he just keeps on talkin

He says I gotta work
and he says I gotta think
sometimes I break down
sometimes I break down
sometimes I break down....
Track Name: Stonebringer
Cross the mountains, and the rivers
And the desert's burning sands
I sent armies, I sent serpents
And I pillaged across the land

I killed prophets, I killed virgins
I killed wizards, warriors, priests
All to have you, and to hold you
And to pray for my release

Stonebringer, Stonebringer
Heart black as coal
You took my soul
And you left me cold

Stonebringer, Stonebringer
When your fire glows
Turn a man from king to God, to demon, then to smoke


Great Bong of power
I hold you in my hand
Imprisoned no longer
In the body of a man

The skull of the Devil
Will be set inside my ring
I ascend the throne of God
And I hear the angels sing

Stonebringer, Stonebringer
Heart black as coal
You took my soul
And you left me cold

Stonebringer, Stonebringer
When your fire glows
Turn a man from king to God, to demon, then to smoke