Shiny Cage

(The Red Curtain)

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Recordings

  1. Album version, 3'15.
    Performed by The Dukes of Stratosphear.
    Released on Psonic Psunspot.

    Andy: “ ‘Shiny Cage’ was brought up by Colin for The Big Express originally, but we said no because it was too stupidly Beatley - it was everything from Revolver all smashed into one song. Epiphone guitar stabs, tabla playing, backward guitar, a dissonant but melodic George Harrison guitar solo . . . George Martin would probably have thought it up and played it on the piano and Harrison would have had to learn it. It was again an attempt to forge an era and an area but smash it and condense it all into one track.”
    Gary Pig Gold: “ ‘I'm Only Sleeping’ chords and acoustic strumming. Touch of '66 Hollies, too (again). GREAT ending!!!”
  2. Demo version.
    Released on 9 April 2009 on Psonic Psunspot in the U.K.

Art

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Lyrics

Hiding faces turning pages
Still they read and read
Double deckers full of smokers
Look who's gone to seed
Well the sun's getting higher
Think I'll take a flyer
The thought of it's causing me pain
Ooh! Shiny Cage
Talk a walk under the subway
See an old school chum
Window shopping for a short while
Then we'll have some fun
Well the shops closing early
Everywhere's deserted
Hello and down comes the rain
Oooh! Shiny Cage
We'll do the town tonight
I know some girls then stop off for a bite
No strings to tie my kite
Well living for the night
No way to spend a life -- Ooh!

© 1987 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:40:56 -0500
From: "Timothy Tobin" <ttobin (at) channel1 dot com>
Subject: Shiny Cage


----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------
This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the
song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
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The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Shiny Cage (The Red Curtain)
From The Dukes Of Stratosphear 1987 album Psonic Psunspot (Virgin)
Transcribed by Tim Tobin. Comments and/or corrections are welcome.
http://vs1.channel1.com/users/ttobin/

Note: Also available on the Dukes compilation CD "Chips From The Chocolate
      Fireball" (Geffen).

Sir John Johns (Andy Partridge)   - Singing, Guitar, Brain Buds
The Red Curtain (Colin Moulding)  - Electric Bass, Song Stuff
Lord Cornelius Plum (Dave Gregory)- Mellotron, Piano, Organ, Fuzz-tone Guitar
E.I.E.I Owens (Ian Gregory)       - Drum Set

Legend:
/  - slide up
s  - slide between notes
sb - slight bend
b  - bend note
r  - release bend
() - hold note
>  - accent

Chords:

   Em      A       G      B7      C#m     C      F#7     G#dim   E/G#

  -0-------0-------3------2-------4-------0------2-------5-------4----
  -0-------2-------0------0-------5-------1------2-------4-------5----
  -0-------2-------0------2-------6-------0------3-------5-------4----
  -2-------2-------0------1-------6-------2------2-------4-------6----
  -2-------0-------2------2-------4-------3------4-------x-------x----
  -0-------x-------3------x-------x-------x------2-------x-------x----


Intro:     Em      A       G       B7

Em           A
Hiding faces turning pages
G                   B7
Still they read and read
Em             A
Double deckers full of smokers
G                  B7
Look who's gone to seed

                 A
Well the sun's getting higher

Think I'll take a flyer
    C#m
The thought of it's causing me pain
C              G         B7
Oh - oh - oh - oh  Shiny Cage

Em            A
Talk a walk under the subway
G                 B7
See an old school chum
Em              A
Window shopping for a short while
G                    B7
Then we'll have some fun

         A
Well the shops closing early

Everywhere's deserted
C#m
Hello and down comes the rain
C              G         B7
Oh - oh - oh - oh  Shiny Cage

C7
We'll do the town tonight
                                      Em         A
I know some girls then stop off for a bite
G             A      Em                 A
No strings to tie my kite
                     (couldn't get much higher)
G             A      Em               A
No strings to tie my kite
                     (higher than the spires)
G
Well living for the night
   F#7            B7
No way to spend a life

Solo:

   Em                       A                        G
   Oooh!                                             >     >     >     >
e:-/12--------10--s12-----|------------------------|------------------------|
B:--------------------/11-|(11)sb------------------|-8-----8-----8-----8--9-|
G:-/9---------7---s9------|------------------------|------------------------|
D:--------------------/8--|------------------------|-5-----5-----5-----5--6-|
A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

   B7                       Em                       A

e:----9-s12-s15-sb--------|-12---------10--s12-----|------------------------|
B:s10---------------------|--------------------/11-|(11)sb------------------|
G:----6-s9--s12-----------|-9----------7---s9------|------------------------|
D:s7----------------------|--------------------/8--|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

   G                        B7
                                           Well the
e:-----12-----------------|-12---------------------|
B:-----------10b(11)------|-------10b(11)r10-8-----|
G:---9----9-------------9-|----9---------------9b-r|
D:------------------------|------------------------|
A:------------------------|------------------------|
E:------------------------|------------------------|

A
shops closing early

Everywhere's deserted
C#m
Hello and down comes the rain
C              G         B7
Oh - oh - oh - oh  Shiny Cage

C7
We'll do the town tonight

Em           A
Hiding faces turning pages
G                   B7
Still they read and read
Em             A
Double deckers full of smokers
G                  B7
Look who's gone to seed

                 A
Well the sun's getting higher

Think I'll take a flyer
    C#m
The thought of it's causing me pain
C              G         B7
Oh - oh - oh - oh  Shiny Cage

Em                                             G#dim   E/G#
Dit - dit - dit - dit - dit - dit - dit - do

[Mridangam & Backward Guitar to fade]

Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 17:45:34 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for Shiny Cage
Message-ID: <6OclsGA+y0O2EwXA (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>

Shiny Cage

Em   A7    G    B7

Em           A7
Hiding faces turning pages
G                    B7
Still they read and read
Em             A7
Double deckers full of smokers
G                  B7
Look who's gone to seed
         A7
Well the sun's getting higher

Think I'll take a flyer
    C#m
The thought of it's causing me pain
C  G          B7
Oo-ooh! Shiny Cage

Talk a walk under the subway
See an old school chum
Window shopping for a short while
Then we'll have some fun
Well the shops closing early
Everywhere's deserted
Hello and down comes the rain
Oooh! Shiny Cage

C7
We'll do the town tonight
                                      Em
I know some girls then stop off for a bite
A7                   Em
No strings to tie my kite
A7                  Em
We're living for the night
A7                Em   B7   Em   A7    G    B7 etc
No way to spend a life -- Ooh!

[Ends] Em       B7 E7

--
Tim Harris

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