Sad Surgeon

from by Tatters & Rags

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    This is a beautiful 12" pressing of SALT, done on translucent white vinyl at 45 rpm for best sound quality. The sleeve was lovingly designed by the band, sourced from a painting by Ivan Aivazovsky, and took inspiration from the great jazz jacket designs from the 60s and 70s.

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The sad surgeon polished off his drink,
Sat up from his chair, and turned off the tv.
Padding up the stairs as quiet as can be.
Gotta keep the noise down low, the kids are still asleep.

Packing up his bags with bottles and with vials;
You need a steady hand, you need a steady hand, to navigate those trials

One for the road to lighten up my load;
One for the road to make you take it slow;
One for the road before I have to go;
One for the road to lighten up my load.

Tired of all the sick who come knocking on his door.
He patches them all up, but know that there'll be more.
And in the space between the knocks he always gets a chance to score.
Pour another drink, lighten up the tone, it's time to go home.


from SALT, released April 19, 2016



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Tatters & Rags Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn post-punk skronky-tonkers Tatters & Rags tackle familiar themes of heartache, loneliness, and the bottle, but with a love for the traditional fable that suggests Harlan Howard on a bender with the Brothers Grimm.

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