From Beyond The Grave

by Igor's Night Off

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Igor's night Off - From Beyond The Grave...
This April is the 30th anniversary of the wonderful Igor's Night Off's single "We're Having a Party"
Igor's Night Off were a Psychedelic, Gothic, Glam-rock, Horror circus that made you want to dance. They were the best unsigned band of the eighties. This release represents their most daring exploits in sound, featuring previously unreleased material as well as Ken 'Dark Greenn' Gardner's 1993 re-mix of We're Having a Party with intimate rehearsal and live extracts. Igor's were a spooky band, but this is a party record!
Described by MELODY MAKER at the time as "The lighter side of 'The Damned' with a better ear for a song". and by SOUNDS as "Brilliant, brilliant. Gothic bubblegum"
Blackfriars Records have trawled through the archives to bring you this album and its accompanying visuals.
Enjoy...

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released April 10, 2015

Mastered by: Ken 'Dark Greenn' Gardner & Curt Cataract
Cover photo by: Patrick Gilbert
Booklet photos by: Patrick Gilbert, Peter Sendonaris & John Blackmore
Cover/CD/Booklet design by: Curt Cataract & Ken 'Dark Greenn' Gardner

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Track Name: We're Having a Party (Ken's 93' re-mix)
I was lying in my bed just looking at the wall
When an apparition came to me.
She had a beautiful shape, so nice and small
Lovely from her neck to her knees.
She was carrying her head underneath her arm,
That’s too bizarre to be a fantasy.
She moved her pretty dead lips, I knew she meant me no harm.
I’ll tell you what she said to me.

We’re having a party! Oooh Oooh!
On the other side.
Won’t you come and join us. Oooh Oooh!
Come on! I’ll take you on a free ride! HA!
Living isn’t easy! Oooh Oooh!
And death ain’t the Hell its cracked up to be!
Come to our party! Oooh Oooh!
Live dangerously.

Well suicide had never occurred to me before,
It wasn’t something that was on my mind.
To me it always seemed the same as hiring a whore, you know,
A bit of a waste of time.
But when this vision spoke, life was a joke
And I almost followed her lead.
It was hard not to fall, coz after all,
Isn’t oblivion just another word for PEACE?

We’re having a party! Oooh Oooh!
On the other side.
Won’t you come and join us. Oooh Oooh!
Come on! I’ll take you on a free ride! HA!
Living isn’t easy! Oooh Oooh!
And death ain’t the Hell its cracked up to be!
Come to our party! Oooh Oooh!
Live dangerously.

We’re having a party! Oooh Oooh!
On the other side.
Won’t you come and join us. Oooh Oooh!
Come on! I’ll take you on a free ride! HA!
Living isn’t easy! Oooh Oooh!
And death ain’t the Hell its cracked up to be!
Come to our party! Oooh Oooh!
Live dangerously.
Track Name: If I was a Vampyre
If I try to console you, you shoot me down.
I never tried to control you; you make me feel like a clown.
You’re trying to hurt me and I don’t know why.
I want to make you laugh, you only make me cry.

If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.
If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.

Hey x2

I don’t know how the Hell I’m going to do it,
But I’m gonna make you weep now if I can.
Revenge is sweet, and I’ve got a sweet tooth
But I’m not the kind to take it lying down.
If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.
If I was a jungle, you’d be a snake in the grass.
If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.

Hey x2

And if I try to console you, you shoot me down.
I never tried to control you; you make me feel like a clown.
You’re trying to hurt me and I don’t know why
I want to make you laugh, you only make me cry

If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.
If I was a jungle, you’d be a snake in the grass.
If I was a vampyre.
If I was a jungle.
If I was a vampyre, you’d have a stake in my heart.
If I was a jungle, you’d be a snake in the grass. etc…
Track Name: Ballad of the Baron
People say I’m mad. I don’t care.
They try to stop me, Ha! They wouldn’t dare!
They don’t like what goes on in my lab
But if they get any nearer, they’ll end up on my slab!

Hey yeah! I’m in love with life!
I like to rearrange it with a surgeon’s knife.
Hey yeah! Its paradise!
I don’t know why I do it but I do it all night.

People say I’m mad. I suppose it’s true
But it’s none of their business what I do.
You see, I’ve got this thing about flesh
and if I keep it in a jar, I can keep it fresh.

Hey yeah! I’m in love with life!
I like to rearrange it with a surgeon’s knife.
Hey yeah! Its paradise!
I don’t know why I do it but I do it all night.

People say I’m mad. I suppose it’s true
But it’s none of their business what I do.
I like what I do. I do what I like!
And the dead don’t put up a fight!

Hey yeah! I’m in love with life!
I like to rearrange it with a surgeon’s knife.
Hey yeah! Its paradise!
I don’t know why I do it but I do it all night.
Track Name: Life's Easy
Who knows what I’ll do to you?
Who knows what you’ll want me to?
You will want me when I’m through
Feel the power moving you.

And waves, they part for me.
And wolves, they sing for me.
And the moon, it shines for me.
And death comes half way to meet me.

Life’s easy I can do anything.
From the darkness, I can do anything.
Tomorrow, the world will sing.
Life’s easy, life’s easy, life’s easy I can do anything.

I am dark but I am true.
Yes that’s me, following you.
Who knows what I’ll do to you?
Feel the magnet attracting you.

And waves, they part for me.
And wolves, they sing for me.
And the moon, it shines for me.
And death comes half way to meet me.

Life’s easy I can do anything.
from the darkness, I can do anything.
Tomorrow, the world will sing.
Life’s easy, life’s easy, life’s easy I can do anything.
Track Name: Dance of the Zombies
A strange and misty moon tonight, is clinging to the roof tops
All the beasts are bold tonight, the howling dosn’t stop
Curfew bells are tolling, shutters all are locked
A distant scream and somewere, somebody’s heart has stopped

And it is so cold tonight
And it is so dark tonight
Drums are beating hard tonight
And the zombies walk tonight

Undead and unfed tonight, conjured from their torment
Walk on coals and dance tonight or lead the flames and chant
Gris gris men with shrunken heads pay homage to their God
Send plagues of night assasins to terrorise the neighbourhood

And it is so cold tonight
And it is so dark tonight
Drums are beating hard tonight
End the zombies walk tonight

Doctor Voodoo rules tonight, madcap celebrations
Spells are woven blood is let, in frenzied incantations
Mumbo jumbo magic, hoodoo, charm and hex
Effigies wern’t made o please sacrifice and holy sex

And it is so cold tonight
And it is so dark tonight
Drums are beating hard tonight
And the zombies walk tonight
Track Name: He Never Comes when I Ring
Si vous ne pouvais me donner
Quelle que chose de mieux
Avec toi oh J’enais marre
Alors Je vais cherche ailleurs

Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Envoyer si vous plait le chassier
Je vousdrais voir le portier
J’ai besion d’un grand monsieur
J’ai besoin de toi

Et quand Je mon dors je reve de toi
C’est tout ce que Je veux faire
C’est toi mon chere
Tu est plusque un frère
Asseoir a cote de moi

Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Envoyer si vous plait le chassier
Je vousdrais voir le portier
J’ai besion d’un grand monsieur
J’ai besoin de toi

Quand Je mon dors Je reve de toi
Quand Je mon dors Je reve de toi
Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Il ne vient jamais quand Je sonne
Envoyer si vous plait le chassier
Je vousdrais voir le portier
J’ai besion d’un grand monsieur
J’ai besoin de toi J’ai besoin de toi
Track Name: Corpus Noninhabitae
Milk white virgin ride your cloud,
Body laid to rest.
So seductive in that shroud,
It’s now you’re at your best.
This place a happy hunting ground,
Oh lovely angel of death.
I’ll lie with you, a while or two,
And gaze on what I’ve found.

Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.

Time so short upon this earth,
You paid your debt to nature.
Skin so cold your second birth,
You’ve gone to meet your maker.
Enjoy a happy hunting ground,
Oh lovely angel of death.
I’ll lie with you, a while or two,
And gaze on what I’ve found.

Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
Beautiful in black.
Decay, decay. I lust, I lust.
They’ll never have you back.
Enjoy a happy hunting ground,
Oh lovely angel of death.
I’ll lie with you, a while or two,
And gaze on what I’ve found…

Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Corpus noninhabitae I will be your occupant.
Track Name: (I'm Gonna) Set You On Fire (rehearsal)
Every time I see you, baby, you’re with a different guy.
You’re supposed to be my girl, but you’re giving everybody else the eye.
But if I can’t have you to myself,
yeah if I can’t have you to myself,

I’m gonna set you on fire (oh yeah)
I’m gonna set you on fire

Immolation’s my favourite sport, and you’re the next one to burn.
When you’re out, you never gave me a thought; I know you’ll never learn.
But if I can’t have you to myself,
yeah if I can’t have you to myself,

I’m gonna set you on fire (oh yeah)
I’m gonna set you on fire

My crematorium’s frying, and you’re on the menu tonight.
I hope you’re not afraid of dying, coz I’m the cordon bleu of fright (you’re gonna cook)
But if I can’t have you to myself,
yeah if I can’t have you to myself,

I’m gonna set you on fire (oh yeah)
I’m gonna set you on fire
I’m gonna set you on fire (oh yeah)
I’m gonna set you on fire
Track Name: Igor's Night Off (live)
Igor’s heading for the bright lights! It’s his night off.
So he shuffles down to the bar where his fiendish friends hang out.
The barman makes a wicked Bloody Mary,
The menu is a cannibal’s dream.
The ghouls all jive the night away.
While the wretches in the cellar scream…

Its Igor’s night off, he’s gonna shake his stump.
He’ll eat a snack of scars as the demons dance
At the club they call the Dump!
Igor’s night off. He’ll wear his babyskin boots.
Toast the Mummy’s health with embalming fluid
And share some ghostly hoots. Whaoooooo!

The band always beats out the funeral bop.
The singer has a knife at his side.
He’s Vathek’s eunuch, Bababalouk;
And Igor hurt his pride. You see,
Igor’s going steady with Medusa the Gorgon.
He likes to comb her hair with his teeth.
But Bababalouk would love to pickle them both because
She used to be his dead meat.

Its Igor’s night off, he’s gonna shake his stump.
He’ll eat a snack of scars as the demons dance
At the club they call the Dump!
Igor’s night off. He’ll wear his babyskin boots.
Toast the Mummy’s health with embalming fluid
And share some ghostly hoots. Whaoooooo!

Its Igor’s night off at the club they call the Dump.
Bababalouk is no problem.
He can go to the pit,
And, Jump!

Igor’s night off, it ended in sin…

…but then it was bound to really; wasn’t it
Track Name: The Party is Over
The party is over, the last dregs are drained and there’s bodies all over the floor
you stumble past couples who love where they lie coz’ there too drunk to care anymore.
You’ve got to get out, you’ve got to get out!
You can’t find your way to the door.
Its cold outside you, it’s dark outside you
and inside, you feel like a whore.

And you don’t know why etc.

The walk is long and your mind is gone but your feet find their own way.
The time drifts by and there’s stars in your eyes and there’s no one to hear what you say.
The silence is loud, you’ve got to get out! Or fall on your knees to pray.
The space is around you. The space is inside you and nothing is real today.

And you don’t know why etc.

The sun goes down and you do it
The sun goes down and you do it
You don’t know why you do it
But you do it all the time

The party is over. There’s nothing to do but cry.