Xenophobic Reactions

by Dishwater Gray & LBK

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Recorded in 1993 by the now defunct alt rock band, Anarchist Picnic. They used to play this joint on WXRT, "Chicago's finest rock" station.


Xenophobic reactions / I know you got them / I know you got them
And you find yourself living somehow / Somehow on the margin / Living
And to-night / Beauty queens flying into Miami tonight

From every state in the union / From every state in the union
Beefed up security / Working the runway tonight
Fifty silver bird / Roaring down to deliver

Promise promise / High-heeled and virginal
Touch-down coverage tonight / Cut to live action / Broadcast to every
home in the nation
Stretch Limousines / Pander the dark highways at night

Interiors / Plush with collusion
Born to the banquet / Of liquor, cold meat and fruit
Providing each / Exclusive hotel room / Xenophobic reactions

And you find yourself / On the margin / Living, living somehow
We're talking Miami by night / Neon and tropical
We're talking Miami delightfully white / Breeze stirred and tropical

We're talking / We're talking / We are talking

Xeno-phobic Re-actions / You know I / I know you / You know I
I know you got them!


released October 24, 2019
music: Lloyd Brodnax King
lyrics: John Gray

performance & arrangement: David Leslie King, Lloyd Brodnax King, Ray Ramirez, Ty von Jenef

recording: Johnse Holt

cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King


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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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