Jazz Breakfast

I thought we’d give you a bit of ‘Sparknotes’ on each of the songs in the album, starting with:  Jazz Breakfast.

This song was written by Paul about his pre-Gecko3 days with the mid-90s acid jazz disco funk sensation that was The Ugly Groove Movement.  As Captain Funk, Paul was one of the driving forces behind this phenomenal band  (Hugh and Marty both guested on occasion).  The band featured a stunning range of talent, amongst them individuals who would subsequently go on to be BAFTA winners, a world renowned linguistics expert, a spy, a prize-winning author of children’s books, the guy who developed the voice recognition software on your android phone (really, as well as some of those who worked on the project) and Ken Barrett (Big Daddy Love).  Shifty Al was the guy with the van who they got to be their roadie when they became too big to bother lifting amps themselves… The song also mentions an old Favorit bar near the King’s theatre in Edinburgh which is now a Thai fusion restaurant but happily you can still eat at the City Café if you wanna do a jazz breakfast.

Jazz Breakfast

Yo! We’re comin’ back late from the show, there’s only one place to go – ’cause it’s open ’til 3 and there ain’t no entry fee.  (We just ditched the gear and it’s high time for beer, see we been holding back a bit to let the grooves come out nice and clear – except Bullmoose, man he been drinkin’ all night long.)  Well Favorit is not our favourite place to go at night.  See we told them many times that we just don’t like the light; the sevice ain’t fast but our main beef’s with the wattage, but it’s open and free and right beside the Funky Cottage. Spirits are high we’re on a buzz from all the groovin’, but we need to get a roadie, we could do without the moving of the gear – gotta talk to Shifty Al man there ain’t no one better. Yeah, could I get eight pints of Stella?

 

Do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do a jazz breakfast?

 

It’s gone 2:22 and we need to make a move.  I’ve been neckin’ back the o.j. while Pooh-sticks is in the phone booth, trying to hussle up a posse for the party in the afternoon – now we’re singing our hangover tune.   Bullmoose’s been standing in the shower for an hour so we’re makin’ our way to the City Café.  We get a table at the back so we don’t take no flack when we try to play pool and end up lookin’ like total fool.  Slow but true, here come the rest of the crew, at last it’s Bullmoose and Lips, yeah and Funkbunny too; Big Daddy Love and Bijou Mama, Double-wah and the Lady.  We need another table, you say ‘yeah’ when we say…

 

Do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do a jazz breakfast?

 

So, yeah, could I get three for tea and five more for coffee; the girls are still deciding so we’ll start here with me: now I know it’s not on the menu but could you cut me some slack, ’cause we all want chicken burgers jalapenos and jack? Jalapenos and jack, jalapenos and jack, jalapenos and jack, jalapenos and jack, jalapenos and jack, jalapenos and jack, damn I need some pickled chillies for my Monterey snack. Lips decides she wants the all day breakfast option – but hold the fungus and make sure the beans and eggs ain’t touching.  Big Daddy Love is hungry, but what a fuss he’s making: he wants the all day breakfast, vegetarian, with bacon.   But spare a sympathy for our own Funkbunny, they never get the order right, though she waits so patiently.  Now we can’t see the table for the Lady’s Sunday papers but we know we will return ’cause the Moose is gonna make us.

 

Do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do, do you wanna do a jazz breakfast?   Etc.

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