Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

by Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

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With this release, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket launches its first album exploring the evolution of funk music, melding classic seventies funk theory with contemporary elements and sounds, producing an entirely unique and entertaining experience for fans of all genres.

Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket’s sonic elements pay homage to its influences -- 70’s Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop to create a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience. The 10-piece band complements its seamlessly tight hooks and dance grooves with bouts of over-the-top musicianship, and the result is a sound and performance that is musically intricate and complex yet accessible to even the most casual music fan.

Big Ol' Dirty Bucket's self-titled album is the band's debut studio release and contains eleven pulsating tracks which highlight the unique style of funk that has become the band's trademark sound. Laden with big horns, rippling keys, slick guitar, and soulful vocals atop thumping bass and drums, each track showcases the vast sonic pallet that makes Big Ol' Dirty Bucket's sound so modern and unique, while retaining an unmistakably classic funk feel. From the powerful funk/rock components of the album's opener "Photonic Amplifier People" and the James Brown-esque chicken pickin' of "Lite That Spliff", to the classic soul stylings of "Emotional Rollercoaster", all the way to the pumping dance floor burner "All Night Long and Once In The Mornin'", Big Ol' Dirty Bucket's self titled album is destined to spawn a slew of party playlist favorites across the board.

The album also features a QR code linking to free bonus track downloads and other bonus material, offered exclusively with the physical CD.

Fueled by a propulsive rhythm section and led by the powerhouse vocals of front woman Sarah “Lil’ Shrimp” Seminski, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket surged onto the local Boston music scene in May 2010 with its inaugural appearance in front of a sold-out crowd at The Middle East Downstairs. Over the next two years, a cascade of well-attended Northeast American appearances followed including appearances with Onyx, Tracy Bonham, 420 Funk Mob (featuring George Clinton and members of the Parliament Funkadelic), Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Dopapod, Strangefolk, and other chart-topping national and international acts, in addition to being regularly aired on the Boston Red Sox Radio network.

Check out live performances by Big Ol' Dirty Bucket: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB88F6473CF26DAE4

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released 19 June 2012

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Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket defines the Beantown funk sound.

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Track Name: Photonic Amplifier People
Step back from the door now!
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket's comin' in
We're gettin' so funky
Rockin’ this hard must be a sin
And we'll drop it down a level
And we'll bring it back once again
Y'all tell a friend

What's goin' on now!?!
Can'tcha see what's happenin'
Lay down your arms now
Hold your friends and love your kin
Why fight a war, son, that you're never gonna win??
Don't do it again

Before we step in the past, we won't go. Let's leave it at peace, friend or foe. It's in the will I must let you know these words so, so powerful against I. Your mouth you must open slow, careful. Our mission is clear, stand clear, this is a blast off year. No fear, just toasting, lift your wine or beer if this tickles your ear. Test of the best & brightest Jay severing ties, put mud on your eyes. Located on the side of your face, inputs that interface. Midi the daw that interlace the look on your face, to give false vision. Somehow you equate, I'd take the bait. But that was your mistake, that was your mistake Photonic people!

We're kickin’ the funk now!
With a beat so sweet and pure
Knock away the blues cuz
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket's got the cure
And when it's all said and done
You'll be beggin' us for more!
Ya know that's for sure

Step up the boogie!
Ya know I cannot tell a lie.
We'll make ya feel good
Ya know the music gets me high
So full of soul
Rock n' roll will never die!
Take your hands off my pie

Photonic People
(Photonic, Photonic)
Photonic People
(Photonic, Photonic)
Photonic People
Photonic People
Photonic
Photonic
PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO!

Photonic people!
Understand right from wrong
Why fight each other?
We should try to get along
Fight the man's evil plans
Come together and smoke a bong
Like Cheech and Chong

My amp is buzzin!
And perhaps it wants a hit
Might have some screws loose
But it's never gonna quit
And when we kick the funk
Oh my lord ain't that the shhhhh...

Photonic People
(Photonic, Photonic)
Photonic People
(Photonic, Photonic)
Photonic People
Photonic People
Photonic
Photonic
PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO! PHO!
Track Name: Mic Smoke
CHORUS:
I heard smokey told Michael Jackson, "When they give you the mic don't give it back, son."

VERSE 1:
More over, please move over, was not excepted. My convo needs to be interpreted. I'm deep in, swimming in the deep end. Depth unknown but I'ma keep on going till I'm seen glowing, glowing miles away. Give the sun the day, the moon the night. Get 'em ready for the coming of the melodies, right that frees the flowers in the breeze. When they hear it, yes, yes, coming from me. We join in and see how we, the voice of the U-N-I-verse, spoken clear for us, through us, the kids to hear through us, with no fear, show 'em how to repair. Rebuild waste cities in here. Rebuild waste cities in here.

VERSE 2:
Walking in a daze, life's a routine. So many things I've seen are unseen. Had to find time to rewind time, go deep in the mind and find why I'm the way that I am. Why this path of man Micah chose to take, realizing everyone in this life makes mistakes. Never take a man to his wake, unless you have to. That's where fools are baffled. Untactful design is why you get caught in crime. Not checking the cracks, on the surface your worthless. How can you destroy without knowing the purpose? What sense do you make? The whole world's a debate. Catch your niche and be straight. Being fake is a common twist of fate that most have to face, being locked into this human race.

VERSE 3:
Veins popping out what incredible scene, if I had a lighter pigmentation I might turn green off the things that I'm seeing. People not believing in me, but hold on... kinda the way I want it to be. Got a wife, an ex-wife, and two kids. Whose messing with the drama Mike lives? Hands shaking, belly aching, not bringing home enough bacon for the ones I support, only one permission to abort. But it's hard to let go when in a mental prison I lived so many years. Work out and get big, shedding, lose weight, battling thoughts if it's a mistake. I'm not eating. Why is this so defeating? So much pimp, I'm cheating myself from pussy & wealth. Twisting and turns, reality burns.
Track Name: You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'
Hey Baby, why don’t you come on over here?
Cause I got somethin to tell you.
Let me whisper in your ear.
Cause you got a little magic, you got it right there in your eyes.
And what I got to say to you baby, might come as no surprise.
Cause you know, you know, you know, you know, you know...

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing

Hey baby, why don’t you come on over here?
Cause i got something to tell you.
Let me whisper, let me whisper in your ear.
Cause you got a little moonlight magic baby.
You got it right there in your eyes.
And what i got to say to you baby.
It might come as no surprise.
Cause you know, you know, you know, you know, you know...

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
Yeah, yeah, yeah I said stop!
Hit the bucket and rewind

I said stop!
Hit the bucket and re, re, re, rewind

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like wooooo!

Yeah, yeah, yeah I said stop!
Hit the bucket and rewind
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like dancing
Yeah, yeah, yeah I said stop!
Track Name: Sin Lamento
Yo quiero amar. Sin pudor, sin lamento.
Solo por esta noche, quizás para siempre.
Mañana no es el regalo, hoy es el presente.

Porque solo podemos ver, y lo que vemos está bién.
Solo podemos sentir, y lo que sentimos está bién.

Yo quiero ser. Sin pudor, sin lamento.
Solo por esta noche, quizás para siempre.
Mañana no es el regalo, hoy es el presente.

Porque solo podemos ver, y lo que vemos está bién.
Solo podemos sentir, y lo que sentimos está bién.

Quiero saber, a que suena
Quiero saber, como sabe
Quiero saber, que se siente
Quiero saber, como se ve

El ser libre.

English Translation:

I wanna love. Without restraint, without regret.
Just for tonight, maybe forever.
Tomorrow’s not the gift, today’s the present.

Cause we can only see and what we see is right.
We can only feel and what we feel is right.

I wanna be. without restraint, without regret.
Just for tonight, maybe forever.
Tomorrow’s not the gift, today’s the present.

Cause we can only see and what we see is right
We can only feel and what we feel is right.

I wanna know, what does it sound like
I wanna know, what does it taste like
I wanna know, what does it feel like
I wanna know, what does it look like

To be free.
Track Name: Chuck Norris
SHO NUF!

YO!
We're the Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
How do we do it? WE FUNK IT!
We're the Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
How do we do it? WE FUNK IT!
That's why we wrote this song
Chuck Norris ALL NIGHT LONG
You know he likes that sticky shit
He puts it IN HIS BONG
Not comin' with karate sticks
He's comin' with KARATE KICKS
He's kickin' you in the head
So funk it man, NOW YOUR DEAD
We're the Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
How do we do it? WE FUNK IT!
We're the Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
How do we do it? WE FUNK IT!

HUH!
Track Name: Blue Dream
It started like this
With you on the floor
Every word was a gift
And you wanted more
Our souls went higher, higher than before

Oh

He played your heart
With rattles and moans
When love fell apart
Or rattled your bones
But the answer to the questions
No one knows

Am I really crazy?
Or am I just crazy for you?
Am I really crazy? Am I really crazy?
Or am I just lazy?

Am I really crazy?
Or am I just crazy for you?
Am I really crazy? Am I really crazy?
Or am I just lazy?

Eye to eye we met but I didn't approach, felt the vibe as you got close, sweet scent of a rose, dope from the head to the toes, I arose to offer my seat. "No thanks, that's sweet." Voice is like a whisper, cracking a smile, found what I want in this isle. My stop is less than a mile away, I was touched but crushed when you exit the bus. Trust you stayed on my mind from that day in the city to find. In a deep stage like Craig Dave, seven days made me weak. Hoping for a peak so we can finally speak. Info in all, boyfriend? No. Can I give you a call? Where do you live? Kids? Dudes doing bids? Anything else you think I should know? Then unexpected you show while I wait to go home is that crazy?!

Am I really crazy?
Or am I just crazy for you?
Am I really crazy? Am I really crazy?
Or am I just lazy?

So quick it hit, that energy split the mind in a reaction of time. Stop talking, mind line a few sec to began my train if though again everyone else to looking so confused trying to see what I spot that made me stop. It was so quick, felt I got bit. But remained cool as you came through the crowd, spotted me. Tried hard not to let me see. Let's not start in a lie, it's OK to be a lady. Then you walked by, changed your path like our eyes didn't meet. When your purse bumped my seat, next thing I see. All I see is eyes her eyes on me, is that is that crazy?

Am I really crazy?
Track Name: I Don't Want To Ride Your Emotional Rollercoaster
Male Verse 1:
I know you had a long day, and it’s getting close to midnight.
So come on over girl, I swear I’m gonna treat you right.
No trouble from me, momma done raised me a gentleman.
I got a sensitive touch, and I speak with sweet sentiment.

Female Verse 1:
Oh no, uh-uh, no way – I know what you’re tryin to do.
Just because we’ve been there before, doesn’t mean I still got feelings for you.
We had a thing, you had your chance, but then you blew it.
Now you’re callin in the middle of the night cuz you wanna get back to it?

Male Verse 2:
I’m sorry baby – It seems you misunderstood.
I don’t wanna spark up old flames; I’m just lookin for some feelin good.
I miss your hips, I miss your curves, I miss your pretty face.
I really miss goin down on ya, and that sweet sugar-candy way you taste.

Female Verse 2:
Oh boy, please stop, you’re getting me hot and I just can’t handle this.
I miss your back, your pretty eyes, and the sexy way you kiss.
But boy please understand that if I were to get with you,
My mind can’t separate cheap sex, from the love I use to feel for you.

Male Verse 3:
Well I guess that’s that then, it’s a wrap, we’ll just keep it in the past.
I’ll blow out the candles and turn off the Teddy Pendergrass..
I’m sorry baby, I never meant for you to be confused.
I don’t wanna be your man; I just wanna get freaky with you.

Female Verse 3:
Well I guess you’re right, it’s a wrap, we’ll just keep it in the past.
How could I ever think that you were callin’ cuz you want me back.
Well I’m sorry boy, if you’re having a sexual drought.
If you’re hollerin at me for a booty call, you’re gonna have to go without.

Male Verse 4:
C’mon baby, I got music and candlelight.
I wanna kiss you like you like it, from your neck bone to your inner thigh.
You know what I can give, and I know you want it bad,
Cuz you always use to tell me I was the best you ever had.

Female Verse 4:
Alright, okay, maybe just one time for old time’s sake.
But don’t treat me nice; don’t be a gentleman for goodness sake.
Pull my hair, and bite my neck, and make me scream and sweat.
I’m gonna give you a night that you’ll never ever forget.
Track Name: Lupita
Open and close
We're gonna open and close
Open and close
Stuff, stuff that taco - WOO!

I've been workin' for the man in this town
From morning, noon to night I'm around
There's always one, two, three four, customers walkin' in my door.
But when I turn out the lights,
Here comes five, six, seven, eight, party people like to stay up late.
They work up hard appetites.
We stay open late, so come have a bite.
While I'm scrubbin' on my hands and knees,
To make an honest wage, I got to please.
But lately there seems to be this man.
He keeps calling for me, "Hey baby, I think you're kind of sexy."
He orders one, two, three, four, five times a day, maybe more.
One day he says, "Let me read your name tag."
It reads L-U-P-I-T-A, Lupita that's my name.
Then he smiles.
Then I smile.
I turn that sign from open to closed.
I turn the lights way down low.
Then he held me close.
Then he held me closer.
Then he whispered in my ear.
He said the words that I've longed to hear.

He said:
Lupita, I need you right now
I got a thing for you baby,
But I don't know how, to tell you...
Lupita, I need you... I need you right now
Ay, oh, let's go!

Lupita, I need you right now
I got a thing for you baby,
But I don't know how, to tell you...
Lupita, I need you right now
I got a thing for you baby,
But I don't know how, to tell you...
Lupita, I need you right now
I got a thing for you baby,
But I don't know how, to tell you...
Lupita, I need you right now
You've got to give me some... WOOO!

Once upon a time, Lupita blew my mind.
Once upon a time, Lupita blew my mind.
Once upon a time, Lupita blew my mind.
Once upon a time, Lupita blew my mind, yeah...

I'm gonna tell you somethin' ladies and gentlemen...
That was one satisfied customer.
He got one hundred percent lean, Big, Ol', Dirty, Bucket.
Track Name: Lite That Spliff
Somebody roll a spliff
Just for the hell of it
Pass around that spliff
Lemme just get one hit

Pass me back that spliff
I ain’t had enough of it
You know we wanna get lit
So lemme take two more hits

Keep sending that spliff around
Until we burn the whole thing down
Ya know we just won’t quit
Until we smoke the rest of it

Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it give it give it give it give it YOW

If smoking just ain’t your thing
Tell that man at the bar, “gimme a drink”
Raise your glass to your lips
Let me just take FIVE sips

If you don’t smoke or drink
Get on the floor and shake your thing
Put ya hands up way in the air
And wave em about like ya just don’t care

Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it to me
Give it to me, Give it to me, Give it give it give it give it give it give it give it YOW

We all came here to party
Ain't here to bother nobody
If you want to hear that funky sound
Know you got to get up to get down
Track Name: Black Cloud Joe
C'mon fellas

Here’s a little story ‘bout Black Cloud Joe (JOE)
Bad luck and misfortune followed wherever he would go (JOE)
Always on the good side, but always called the thug (JOE)
I don’t know what to say man, you’re just shit out of luck (OH NO)

Black Cloud Joe
Change is bound to come your way
It might rain all the time
The sun is bound to shine some day

Chillin' with his people, and scratching wax by night (YO)
He was always 'round when there was no cause to fight (YO)
One day Joe was striper fishing, his peace disturbed by the man (YO)
Who slapped him with a fine and threw his striper’s ass in the van (AW MAN)

Black Cloud Joe
Change is bound to come your way
It might rain all the time
The sun is bound to shine some day


But oh Joe (OH JOE), Oh Joe (OH JOE)
With his hands full of fury but a heart so full of love Said oh Joe (OH JOE), Oh Joe (OH JOE)
He saved our Reverend Funkalato from the fires from above!

Can I get an amen? (AMEN) Amen! (WOOOO)

C'mon Funk McNasty, don't fight the feeling!

One day the smoke raged out of Funkalato’s home
Nobody heard from the good Reverend, he was fast asleep alone
Joe kicked down the door despite the blazing fire
Though everyone thought for certain the good Reverend had expired

Black Cloud Joe, he saved the Reverend’s life that day!

Turns out that same week he had to go to court
It slipped his mind, some family crises of sorts
Six months then bam his truck crashed, now ain’t life a bitch
They slapped him up for warrants for that big striper fish

Black Cloud Joe
Things are bound to come your way
It might rain all the time
The sun is bound to shine some day
Track Name: All Night Long and Once in the Mornin'
Mmm, what's that sound?
Time to get down.

How we do it Bucket?
(ALL NIGHT LONG)

CHORUS:
All night long and once in the mornin'
Gettin' funky in the bucket and ain't givin' you no warnin'.

RAP VERSE:
Ozone on the ceiling, how did he catch that feeling, that style was so appealing to me?
Cardboard & sweatpants, folded arm stance, put me all in a trance, now all I wanna do is dance!
Out the window I was, sneaking to clubs, to jump on the scene and learn to do incredible things - these cats must have wings! Mommy said, "No earrings."
Kept funking up my kicks till the bottom had lips, so she made me quit. But in the heart is was locked from the very start, right from the pop. Moonwalk, crab walk was the thing on my block. Doing anything I can from 10 to 6am, just to get it in. It's like all night long & once in the morning!