On Fire | 30

by A Head Full of Wishes

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This comes with the fantastic 14 track CD and the beautiful 28 page 7" square book containing artwork and stories inspired by Galaxie 500's masterpiece.

    Sorry I've run out of postcards and badges - so this is just the CD and the book - but ... what a CD... and what a book!

    International postage prices are a bit mad atm - sorry!

    Includes unlimited streaming of On Fire | 30 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    14 track CD in card wallet

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  • On Fire | 30 - Deluxe edition (book/CD)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The deluxe edition of On Fire | 30 contains a CD of the tribute album plus a beautiful 28 page 7" square book containing artwork and stories inspired by Galaxie 500's masterpiece. The package will also include two badges (buttons) and two postcards.

    30 random copies will also include a hand-printed On Fire | 30 lino-cut print.

    Includes unlimited streaming of On Fire | 30 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
Blue Thunder 04:12
Thinkin of blue thunder Singin to myself Thinkin how fast it moves Feelin how it turns I was singin somethin Out on Route 128 Thinkin how blue it looks Singin out aloud My my blue thunder My my blue thunder My my blue thunder Singin out aloud My my blue thunder My my blue thunder My my blue thunder Singin out aloud I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away Blue thunder Blue thunder Blue thunder Blue thunder
2.
Tell Me 03:48
Tell me one more time You like the shoes I wear Tell me as you leave You really couldn't care I bought all the drinks And I paid for your friends Jesus can't you see I'm goin round the bend? Step into my shoes And see things as I do Step inside this house You know I'd love you to How come you can't see The things you left behind? How come you can't see I'm goin round the bend?
3.
Snowstorm 05:31
Well I listen to the weatherman He's changed his tone of voice And he can see it on the radar Only seven hours away Well there's gonna be a snowstorm When the t.v has gone wild And they got nothin else to think of And they're letting me go home Well I'm lookin at the snowflakes And they all look the same And the plows are goin by me They're playin some kind of game Well you know we had a snowstorm And the t.v. has gone wild And they got nothin else to think of And they're letting me go home
4.
Strange 05:05
Why's everybody actin funny? Why's everybody look so strange? Why's everybody look so nasty? What do I want with all these things? I went along down to the drugstore I went out back and took a Coke I stood in line and ate my Twinkies I stood in line, I had to wait Why's everybody actin funny? Why's everybody look so strange? Why's everybody look so pretty? What do I want with all these things? I went along down to the drugstore I went out back and took a Coke I stood in line and ate my Twinkies I stood in line, I had to wait
5.
When, when will you come home? Watchin t.v. all alone Watchin Kojak on my own Starin at the wall And waitin for your call When, when will you come home? Now, I'm crawlin on the floor Makin noises like a dog Makin noises you can't hear Starin at the wall And waitin for your call When, when will you come home?
6.
My toes can talk And they're smiling at me Calm down they say Not afraid anymore And they talk to me And they smile at me I walked upstream And I sat in the mud Life starts again Watching trees decompose And they talk to me And they smile at me
7.
Another Day 03:28
Why close your eyes to the sky today? Why do you cry today just because the sky is grey? Cause it's ok if every day is not the same day It's just another way that every day is not the same How can you see the sky when you close your eyes? How can you run away just because the sky is grey? Cause it's ok if every day is not the same way It's just another way that every day is not the same
8.
You said, "It's time to get your clothes on" You said, "It's time to leave the planet" You said, "You needn’t bring your wallet" You said, "It's time to leave the planet" You said that I could bring my guitar And you said, "It's time to leave the planet" You said that I could bring my guitar And you said, "It's time to leave the planet"
9.
Y cuando me marché Me diste un corazón Lo habías hecho con un clip Después lo destrocé No lo pude aceptar Ya no me queda nada más
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11.
Blue Thunder 04:22
Thinkin of blue thunder Singin to myself Thinkin how fast it moves Feelin how it turns I was singin somethin Out on Route 128 Thinkin how blue it looks Singin out aloud My my blue thunder My my blue thunder My my blue thunder Singin out aloud My my blue thunder My my blue thunder My my blue thunder Singin out aloud I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away I'll drive so far away Blue thunder Blue thunder Blue thunder Blue thunder
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13.
Ceremony 06:38
14.
Cold Night 04:02
can't talk to today The phone will have to ring I'll keep the blind pulled down I'll keep the bedroom locked I think the window froze I think my head is broke I think my toes won't move I think my head is broke

about

Thirty years ago On Fire came into my life on one side of a C90 cassette. I guess there have been things happening all the time that have changed the course of my life but not all of them have had as tangible an effect as the point at which I popped that tape into my Walkman.

I bought the CD as soon as I could. I bought the LP of Today the following weekend. Five years later I taught myself HTML just so I could have a Galaxie 500 fan site. And then I built a website for the BBC. And 25 years later I still build websites for a living.

Like those caribou, the hairs on the back of my neck still get tickled by the fire raging not too far away. I’ve been riding the fiery breeze for 30 years with no sign of it slowing down.

Six months ago I decided that this event needed celebrating and this is the result of that decision - a fantastic 14 track album including a cover version of every track on On Fire ~ and all the tracks on the Blue Thunder EP ~ and a beautiful anthology of art inspired by the album.

Andy Aldridge
A Head Full of Wishes ~ October 2019

credits

released November 29, 2019

All songs by Galaxie 500 (Krukowski, Wareham, Yang) except Isn’t It a Pity by George Harrison, Victory Garden by The Red Crayola (Cunningham, Thompson) and Ceremony by Joy Division (Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner).

Mastered by Paco Grande.

Invaluable assitance: Hannah Ehrlich and Miguel Matallín
Book and CD layout and design: John Conley
Inspiration: Galaxie 500

Thanks to all the contributors who gave their art, time and effort so graciously.

Thanks to all the firends and followers of A Head Full of Wishes

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A Head Full of Wishes was established in 1994 as a space for fans of Galaxie 500 (and the bands that came after) to get news and information.

25 years on it still does that.

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