Anything's Possible EP

by The Miserable Rich

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The Summer single, released before the album came out, featuring tracks unavailable elsewhere. The theme of the EP was 'Past, Present and Future', with Anything's Possible being the present and Monkey Three the past.

Here's the gloss on the title track:

The Miserable Rich have long been fans of the work of the legendary John Barry: it is a compliment indeed to have anyone say your work sounds a bit Barryesque...

Holed-up in a countryside retreat, looking for new sounds and recording a new album, the band heard of John Barry's death and spent a booze and nostalgia-fuelled evening searching YouTube to find the best of the legend's work, sharing their favourite pieces and soundtracks.

Getting together for a jam later that night, they couldn't help but be influenced by the slinky, sexy Barry style, and Anything's Possible was born.

The lyric and title - a long-dead lover trying to rekindle the sexual flames of his past life, using music to get under the skin of his partner left on the other side - was directly influenced by the oft-noted sexual nature of Barry's themes.

Anything's Possible is both a tribute to the much admired maestro and an introduction to a new, bolder sound for The Miserable Rich, featuring David 'Badlace' Schlechtriemen (Driver Drive Faster) on drums, and mixed by Wolfgang 'Kaneoka One' Gottlieb (Daniel Johnston, Motörhead) - a taster for what is to come on the band's next album...

On the artwork:
James stumbled across the striking artwork of Grammy nominated Stanley Chow on Facebook. Investigating further, he kept seeing Stan's illustrations everywhere - film-makers' screensavers, friends' Facebook walls, twitter links and iphone apps etc. Drawn to Stan's 'Alternative Alphabet' - A is for Audrey, S is for Stockings, and J is for James, featuring caricatures of all the Bond actors - James attached the image in his email to Wolfgang, pointing out the 'Bond' vibe of TMR's new tune.

Long story short - turns out there are a few mutual friends: Stan agreed to do a pastiche of his J is for James illustration, the go-ahead was given, and a top piece of band pop art seemed inevitable...
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released 06 June 2011
Artwork by Stanley Chow - adapted from his print "J Is For James" - see www.stanleychow.co.uk

The mystery sixth figure in the artwork is David "Badlace" Schlechtriemen, who played drums on this track and on the new album, as well as being the recording engineer for the album sessions.

Mixed and Mastered by Kaneoka One @ Hazelwood Studios, Frankfurt.

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released June 19, 2011

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Track Name: Anything's Possible
Anything's Possible

When it was new
After the flames had claimed me
I never knew
If you could feel me in the air
Circling the room
Whispering your name would drain me
What could I do -
A hundred years of solitaire?
Shadows can cover the tears
Sad though - to give up when you're oh so near

To feel the fire burning
Somewhere under your skin tonight
A spirit that's returning
Could mean that anything's possible


Then as I grew
Learned what the grave had made me
Monsieur Perdu
Even a dead man has ideas
What would you do -
No blame or shame to tame you?
Turning the screw
Oh, what a way to pass the years
Shadows will always appear
Mad, no?, to worry now and so my dear

You'll feel the fire burning
Somewhere under your skin tonight
A spirit that's returning
To mean that anything's possible
I'll be the fire burning
Somewhere under your skin tonight
A fever that's returning
To show you anything's possible

As the moon takes her place in the sky
And you swoon as the day bids goodbye
You know who has a gleam in the eye
Tell me do, will you scream, will you cry?

To feel the fire burning
Somewhere under your skin tonight
A spirit that's returning
Could mean that anything's possible
I'll be the fire burning
Somewhere under your skin tonight
A fever that's returning
To mean that anything's possible.....
Track Name: For Heaven's Sake
Sun come into my room,
Lift up my eyes as i awake
Birds sing a song as the flowers bloom,
I'll sing along for heaven's sake.....
Track Name: Monkey Three
I don’t know what you do to me
I’m up,
I’m down
I’m all over the place
I don’t know what you do to me
When I come around
There’s a smile on your face

I don’t know what you see in me
There’s always a crowd
Hanging round
At you place
I don’t know what you see in me
I’m never allowed
To stand proud in your face

But if you want to take me to the top of the tree
I’ll be your monkey for you
Yes, if you’re gonna take me to the top of the tree
Then I’ll be your monkey for you

I don’t know what you want from me
Whatever I do
Just for you
Isn’t right
I don’t know what you see in me
Just give me a clue
Cause I’m blue
When you’re tight

But if you want to take me to the top of the tree
I’ll be your monkey for you
Yes, if you’re gonna take me to the top of the tree
Then I’ll be your monkey for you

I don’t know what you do to me
I’m up,
I’m down
I’m all over the place
I don’t know what you see in me
When I come around
There’s a smile on my face

But if you want to take me to the top of the tree
I’ll be your monkey for you
Yes, if you’re gonna take me to the top of the tree
Then I’ll be your monkey for you