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I've had enough of this cold frost and ice pave this road so cold I've had enough the question of my soul I stopped trying nowhere to go so cold so very cold
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I am blind carry me on to the other side I am blind see through me flesh and air I have waited for this day see through me come with me no more tears meet me on the other side come with me
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02:38
this game is over I cannot breathe my wings are broken here for all to see there'll be no crying no, not for me there'll be no crying no, not for me I am the deserter and I lay down to sleep my heart is broken here for all to see there'll be no crying no, not for me there'll be no crying no, not for me
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03:11
Birdman fell down from heaven crash land into my arms dust and ash burning heaven Birdman your eyes made the sky turn black no more life in this heaven wings wrapped tight round my neck dust and ash smoking heaven Birdman your eyes made the sky turn black
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this life is full of suffering and we must walk alone endless tears of suffering and we must walk alone I never saw it coming at all I am a fool in this posturing with a soul made of glass such a fool in this posturing with a soul made of glass my heart it burst, this agony history rides my pain my heart it burst, this agony history rides my pain history rides my pain history rides my pain history rides my pain history rides my pain I never saw it coming at all
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A Band You Should Know: The Great Sadness
June 20, 2017 | by Jocelyn Hoppa

A lot of press releases tend to fly by when you're managing three email accounts. But, The Great Sadness caught my eye, for obvious reasons, and I'm seriously glad I stopped to give them a listen. This LA duo features guitarist/singer Cathy Cooper and drummer Stephen McNeely — together, they create dirty folk-blues that is doom-laden, possessing perhaps a great sadness, but also a unique ability to blend Delta blues with the heavy intensity of the Birthday Party and The Gun Club.

The band's latest release Weep, produced by Joe Cardamone (ex-Icarus Line), is calamitous, mysterious, downbeat, and aggressive. Not-so light music for some not-so light times. I was pretty blown away upon a first listen, and so, you should give 'em a go.

www.norecessmagazine.com/single-post/2017/06/20/A-Band-You-Should-Know-The-Great-Sadness

Ears Wide Open: The Great Sadness
Daiana Feuer on April 19th, 2017

Guitarist Cathy Cooper and drummer Stephen McNeely met four years ago in Echo Park. The Great Sadness began as a stripped-down folk-blues venture but grew sharp teeth over time. It’s a sludgy crawl through a swamp of doom full of madness and chaotic emotion. Cooper’s voice is that of a possessed witch. She plays guitar and lap-steel, twisting dark blues like a knife to split space open for her quivering voice. McNeely is right there with her, another agent of darkness, pounding his drums like he’s crushing souls. Brutal and cathartic. Their new album, “Weep,” comes out April 20. They recorded with Joe Cardamone (Icarus Line) at Valley Recording Company in Burbank. Wanting to keep it raw and as close to live as possible, they didn’t add many overdubs beyond some sub bass sounds and Moog provided by Cardamone. Cooper says, “He’s the best, that Joe. He really got what we were doing and finessed it to make it bigger and better.” It was mastered by Howie Weinberg, who has hundreds of many amazing credits to his name, including seminal albums by Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, The White Stripes, and so much more. “He delivered the rock,” Cooper adds.

buzzbands.la/2017/04/19/ears-wide-open-great-sadness/

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released April 20, 2017

American Primitive

produced, engineered and mixed : Joe Cardamone @ VCR
mastered: Howie Weinberg
photography: Florencia P Marano

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The Great Sadness Los Angeles, California

Cathy Cooper
guitar, vocals

Stephen McNeely
drums, vocals

'Their debut EP is full of what I can only explain as the spiritual channeling of lovely sparse witchy delta blues meets dark folk music that at times reminds me of The Gun Club but yet manages to stand on it’s own two feet.'

Travis Keller/BUDDYHEAD

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