Today I Saw Turtles

by Wckr Spgt



Tracks 1-3 continue the thematic and structural formula of "Smooth Sounds". Here we find Wckr Spgt covering several songs written by a few friends.

1. Honeycomb
Music & Lyrics by Phil Yates (Sonic Charger Songs, ASCAP)
2. Wishful Thinking
written by Amy Maloof (Falcon Eddy Music)
3. Laminated Drugs
written by Charlie McAlister for the Fire Ant Mound

Tracks 4 and 5 find Wckr Spgt performing a couple of songs by Wckr Spgt that they wrote themselves.

4. Difficult Choices (Like Self-Immolation)
5. Next World War

Wckr Spgt is Joel Huschle, David Carpenter, Kyle Brodie, and Mark Givens

Special thanks to Michael Dixon. This EP was originally in limited release through People In A Position To Know Recordings, June 2010

Cover art by Kim Dillbeck.

Recorded at Interstellar Studios, May 2010
Engineered, Mixed, Sanded, and Mastered by Jon Crawford


released April 15, 2011




Wckr Spgt Upland, California

Wckr Spgt began recording and performing in 1982. Over 1000 songs and more than 50 full-length albums.
Wckr Spgt (Joel Huschle, Mark Givens, Dave Carpenter, and Kyle Brodie) has remained a vital and vibrant force deep beneath the underground scene.
Whatever shape the music takes, Wckr Spgt's unique outlook and avant garde humor slices through the heart of it all.
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Track Name: Honeycomb
This ain't the Circle K but there's trouble afoot
Traces of ink that can't be erased
Be sure to flee with enough bags of loot
Salvation could not save this place

Pin drops, pin pricks, needles and pins
Eerie, weird that
They're calling this gin

Stuck in a box, the pavement meeting the road
The sunshine eroding the day
Accidents will happen while carrying the load
Disappointment, everyone's OK

Woodgrain, beach ball, grab the sword
Devil's playtime
Look who's bored

Brake pad worn through on a midnight drive
Ends this drone
Never return to the hive...
Track Name: Wishful Thinking
I get respect
From people I respect
What did you expect?
Some kind of fuckin' reject?
'cause I'm the teacher's pet
Excelling in all subject
Without flaw or defect
'cause everything is perfect ("prefect" in verse 3)
You bet

what you want
you know that I got it
what you need
you know that I got it
Sweeter than honey
Guess what? baby
So is my money
Sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me... oh yah!

guitar (or whatever) solo
respect begat respect begat respect begat respect begat respect...

(3rd verse, same as the first)
just a little bit just a little bit just a little bit
more than just a little bit
Track Name: Laminated Drugs
well we got the boat
and we stuffed it with drugs
laminated drugs into the hull

Ohh Ohhhhhh
Ohh Ohhhhhh

we drove the boat
away from the island
headed for Florida

Ohh Ohhhhh
Ohh Ohhhhh

well the Coast Guard came up
with their guns out
and they told us to stop

ohh Ohhhh
ohh Ohhhh

well they found the drugs
laminated inside the hull
and then they took us away

ohh ohhhh
ohh ohhhh
Track Name: Difficult Choices (Like Self-Immolation)
Thre's no sound in a vacuum
not even the vacuum.
And here in the backroom
the silence is more so

the men can go fishin'
Both men on a mission
There's dirt and there's dishin'
Something's wrong with the torso

Difficult choices
like self-immolation
There's a bevy of rope
down in the basement
Track Name: Next World War
violence needless
Organic grapes - seedless
on pins and needles
Meet the Beatles

Faces on the covers coming out to bite you
Moses and his buddies are planning to smite you
Does that excite you?
I'm having a party; didn't plan to invite you.

Free radical
teacher on sabbatical
signing up for Medi-Cal
for problems medical

They ask if I've had phone before
And I'm angry like a Bible with a spinal core
What is this for?
I'm sitting here waiting for ther next world war.

I'm hoping for the next world war
so that guy who scratched my truck will buy a whore.
But instead of getting wild and playing donkey,
She'll tell him woeful tales about the occupation of her country.