Real World

by The Crazoids

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about

Crazy, young and frustrated with the ways of the world, The Crazoids was a futuristic, early-80's Pop music project created by Japetus, that reflected upon the quirky sides of humanity as it approached the challenges of the 21st century.

This collection of demo tracks is being 'released' here under the album title of Real World. They are presented here purely in an historical context for posterity's sake because it is unlikely that they will ever be fully professionally recorded. But who knows, maybe some astute record company executive will finally have a vision for them?!

However, considering the year and the conditions of the recording, they've lasted well. They are being presented as though the internet existed in 1983 and, like many of the bands today who record in their bedrooms, The Crazoids could instantly and easily upload and access an audience of listeners across Australia and the world.

All of these songs were recorded between 1980 and 1983 in Jay and Paul's analogue 8-track home studio that they built in their lounge room in Willoughby, Sydney.

Each of the songs is in a different state of completion so the mixes differ a lot plus because these tracks were digitised from high quality cassettes and then processed, the quality is not ideal.

Still, even compared to many tracks playing on Unearthed today, they stand up pretty well, as a reminder of a time that never was.

credits

released April 1, 1982

- Jay... Nylon acoustic guitar, Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, DMX drum programming, MSQ-700 sequencer programming controlling a JX-3P and Poly-6 keyboards and an SH-101.
- Paul Dengate... Electric rhythm and lead guitar, some Bass and backing vocals plus production assistance.
- Samantha Trenoweth... backing vocals on Pop Song and We Know.
- Ken Handley... Bass

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The Crazoids Willoughby, Australia

Crazy, young and frustrated with the ways of the world, The Crazoids was a futuristic, early-80's Pop music project created by Japetus, that reflected upon the quirky sides of humanity as it approached the challenges of the 21st century. This collection of demos is 'released' here under the album title of Real World. They are presented here purely in an historical context for posterity's sake. ... more

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Track Name: Pop Song
Pop Song

This will be a popular song
That you will hear all the time
So you learn to sing along.

Over and over again it will play
Until you believe all the things
that the compares say, and the DJ.

Nobody cares what it's about
As long as its sells then it's good
Beyond all doubt

Into the charts going up going down
Just like a ride on a musical
merry-go-round

This song is destined to be number one
So stand aside because here it comes.
Here it comes, hear it come....

Lead break

Hear the DJ...
Every week on a TV show
You can see a different clip
of a video

Fresh faced boys on centre stage
Turning all the crowds into fits
Of hot wet raaaage.

This song is destined to be number one
So stand aside because here it comes.
Here it comes, hear it come....

We've just been told how many you've sold
We've just been told you're going gold
Going gold... going gold... going gooooold!!!!!!!!

This will be a popular song
This will be a popular song
This will be a popular song yes it will
This will be a popular song song song....


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Real World
Real World

When you started school they put you in a uniform
Read you out a list of rules, showed you how you must conform
'Cause that's the way life is in the 'real world'
You have to be prepared for living in the 'real world'.

Boys learned woodwork, girls do sowing,
It is so important to know you are going.

Worked your youth away learning useless facts by heart
Save it for a rainy day and if you pass they call you smart
And say that you are ready for the 'real world'
You're tailored to fit for living in the 'real world'.

Girls learned cooking, boys did rowing
It was so important to get where you were going.

But then you find that all this time
Was spent to bind your arms behind your back!
They put you in a straight jacket
Working for your pay packet
And you've got to build a reputation
To be a part of it all
It's such a dangerous occupation
Having your back to the wall
With nowhere to crawl.

Real world, real world, real world, real world, real world.

How do you think you do it
Staying all those years
At school looking up to your peers?
Were you really happy?
Are you happy now?
Do you think you'll ever be?
Do you know how???

And so you find that all this time
Was spent to bind your arms behind your back!
They put you in a straight jacket
Working for your pay packet
And you've got to build a reputation
To be a part of it all
It's such a dangerous occupation
Having your back to the wall
With nowhere to crawl.

Real world, real world, real world, real world!


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1980
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Moon-Base One
Moonbase-One

Well it’s good to be back on moon base-one
I’ve been to Earth and it’s not much fun
But now I’m here I have to say
I’m really sorry that I went away.

The streets are crammed with garbage cans
The smog’s so thick it slows the fans
And people fight to stop the war
While the president's men keep the score (but)

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
You know it beats a holiday in Spain.

Late at night when they cut the lights
And the boys come in from the Shuttle flights
We grab a drink and have a 'smoke' or two
And watch the Earth going down so blue.

The lunar scenes are something strange
All the greys and greens of the mountain range
I can’t tell the thrill it brings
I wouldn’t trade it for anything (‘cause)

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
you know it beats a holiday in Spain.

Kazoo break

Chorus:
Life here is just a dream
The view is great and the water’s clean
And I don’t think I’ll be going down again.
No motor cars no crowded bars
Next weekend I’m going to Mars
you know it beats a holiday in Spain.

And I'm not going down again...


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Photoscan
Photoscan

When I drive through town
I know I'm on your screen
I can see you looking down
Why can't you hear me screaming...
Change the lights!!

In department stores
I hide behind displays
and dodge electric doors
With ultra-sonic rays...
I'm on TV!

It's photoscan, under surveillance
Photoscan, better stay in line
Photoscan, never had a chance
Photoscan, the world's watching you, all the time!

Eyes, millions and millions of eyes
I can see them, up on top of buildings
In hallways, doorways
Vacant crystals of finely polished glass
Engrossed by our every move.
I always used to think it was just paranoia
But now I know it's all too real, too real.

Don't laugh and say it's science fiction
You can't put a lens in every room
Besides it's only a prediction
Just like putting men onto the Moon.

It's photoscan, I'm under surveillance
Photoscan, better stay in line
Photoscan, never had a chance
Photoscan, the world is watching you, all the time!
All the time... all the time...


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1980
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Digital Dreamland
Digital Dreamland

Children with computer eyes
Reflect the bright electric skies
Where cities feed from satellites
A billion bits in megabytes.

Basic language on their lips
Crystallised in microchips
Beat the system, break the code
Save it, verify and load.

Living in a digital dreamland
Electrons flashing across the screen
We’re living in a digital dreamland
There’s still so much for us to dream…

We play our songs on laser disc
And face a guided missile risk
While businessmen with 10k watches
Calculate the cost of scotches.

Remote control of situations
Play the games or change the station
Set the microwave for dinner
Even mother is a winner.

Living in a digital dreamland
Electrons flashing across the screen
We’re living in a digital dreamland
There’s still so much for us to dream…

As knowledge spreads between us
And the truth begins to shine
Our microchips and floppy disks
May liberate our minds
Liberate your mind…

Living in a digital dreamland
Electrons flashing across the screen
We’re living in a digital dreamland
There’s still so much for us to dream…


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Insect
Insect

If reality was a space-game
Think of all the rules to obey
If reality was a space-game
Would you even bother to play?

Controlled and directed
You play out your destiny
Secure and protected
You say "the world does what's best for me".

You're an insect in a concrete hive
Working your way through the nine to five
It seems such a waste of energy
Surely our goal is to set ourselves free?

If you saw your life as a movie
Would you recommend it to friends
If you saw your life as a movie
Do you think you'd stay to the end

Don't you get tired
Of being pushed around?
Aren't you inspired
To break some new ground?

You're an insect in a concrete hive
Working your way through the nine to five
It seems such a waste of energy
Surely our goal is to set ourselves free?

Instrumental break

You're an insect in a concrete hive
Working your way through the nine to five
It seems such a waste of energy
Surely our goal is to set ourselves free?

Set ourselves free - ourselves...


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: (I love) The Office
I Love the Office

Hello good morning, hello how are you
I think the milk is sour.
How was your weekend, the mail just came,
There is a meeting in an hour.

Dr Jones called and said he'd call back,
Your Cocker Spaniel had a pup.
The coffee just boiled and we've got biscuits
Would you be ready for a cup?

I love the office
It's so rewarding
It keeps me busy all day through.
I have my own desk
Under the neons
And I take lunch from 1 til 2
There's so much to do,
I love the office don't you?
Don't you?

Hello good morning, hello how are you
Was the traffic bad?
Did you park near or round the corner?
The meters really drive you mad.

That plant is dying, did you watch TV
Somebody stole my pen!
Can you sign these aAnd take a call please?
It could be Dr Jones again.

I love the office
It's so rewarding
It keeps me busy all day through.
I have my own desk
Under the neons
And I take lunch from 1 til 2
There's so much to do,
I love the office don't you?
Don't you?

Typewriter solo

I love the office
It's so rewarding
It keeps me busy all day through.
I have my own desk
Under the neons
And I take lunch from 1 til 2
There's so much to do,
I love the office don't you?
There's so much to do,
I love the office don't you?
There's so much to do,
I love the office don't you?!!


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1982
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: We Know
We Know

They keep telling us
Don't do too much when you're young
Or you'll have nothing to do later on
(Hey, you can't limit someone's reality like that!)

They keep telling us
Take your time tomorrow can wait
Resign yourself to the going rate.
(You have to be kidding, we have to explore all the possibilities!)

We know
there's no limitation
We know
within our imagination

They keep telling us
Don't make waves or you'll capsize
Play your part and claim your prize.
(No way, we're going to swim off to a new horizon!)

They keep telling us
Dream your dreams but come back down
Build your future on solid ground
(Can't you understand we just want to be free!!)

We know
there's no limitation
We know
within our imagination

Capture every moment as it flashes by
Reach on up and see if you can touch the sky
Expanding as you grow
'Cause there's so much left to know!

Instrumental

We know
there's no limitation
We know
within our imagination

Be the universal child eternally
Turn on, tune in, listen close and you will see
The future's in your hands and they've got to understand.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Can Man
Can Man

Yes folks it's Thursday night shopping again,
The night we all go hunting for food at the supermarket.
Whizzing down the isle ways with our trolleys, running over babies,
Ever watchful for those elusive Specials on the top shelf!

I went to the market to get my tea
Trying to find a meal for a hungry man.
All I saw staring back at me
Were photos of food on the front of a can.

Tasty, easy, quick to prepare
There's nothing you chew you can exclude.
Entrees, main course, more if you dare
All coloured and flavours til it looks like food!

Man one day will find a way
To open tins with his fingernail
Silver hands to grip the cans
Of processed food that won't go stale...

That's because it's full of goodness
Like stabilisers, monosodium glutamate,
starch, emulsifiers, anti-oxidant, beef extract,
gluten, preservative, colouring?

Towering shelves of carrots and beans,
The sweet and sour sauce and of course the Spam.
I can't read labels to see what that means
But it must be OK if it comes from a can (it comes from a can!!!)

Decision, decision what will I eat
Something in here must suit my mood.
The quality now is hard to beat
Providing that you weren't expecting food!!!!

Man one day will find a way
To open tins with his fingernail
Silver hands to grip the cans
Of processed food that won't go stale...

It won't go... stale
It won't go... stale
It won't go... stale
It won't go...
It won't go...
It won't go...
Staaaale!

Forget them all Mr West
We know what's best!


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1980
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Music for Hairdressers
Music for Hairdressers

Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
come on baby do your hair.
Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus.

Two shampoos and rinse
Conditioner, and rinse again.
Take a seat, would you like some tea
Or a magazine?

Oh he'll be with you in just a while,
I know you'll love him he has such a beautiful style
And an enchanting smile (while the speakers play...)

Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus
To do your hair!
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Come on baby do your hair.
Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus

Just a streak or two
Some red and blue, the mirror shines.
Gel and blow it dry
A final brush it looks divine.

Well that's the price you pay for the chance
To be invited up onto the dance floor to dance
And find romance (while the speakers play...)

Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus
To do your hair!
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Come on baby do your hair.

Tap dance solo

Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus (while the speakers pl ay...)
Music for hairdressers
Music for hairdress-sus
To do your hair!
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Come on baby do your hair.
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Come on baby do your hair.
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Do ya, do your hair,
Come on baby do your hair...
(repeat and fade)


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Wishful Thinking
Wishful Thinking

Don't show me the truth
I can cover my eyes, pretend I'm blind.
Don't tell me truth
I'd rather hear nice lies anytime.

I need all the warmth that I can draw
The world's easy to ignore
There's only wishful thinking
To save me from sinking
Through the floor... through the floor.

Don't ask me to change
I stick in the mud but I'm secure
Don't force me to change
I am a disease that has no cure.

This way is a way I understand
A trodden trail that's close at hand
And there's always wishful thinking
To save me from sinking
Through the floor... through the floor.

Lead break

Don't ask for my love
Don't tell me your life could follow mine.
I wouldn't ask for your love
Wouldn't snatch at your freedom from behind.

There was a chance but how dreams fade
Now we're lost in the charade
All I have is wishful thinking
To save me from sinking
Through the floor... through the floor.

Don't ask for my love
Don't ask me to change
Don't show me the truth.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1981
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Missed the Point
Missed the Point

Well everybody’s asking
What it’s all about
You do your job and raise your kids
But still you’re deep in doubt.

There must be more, there must be more
There must be more you cry
But the only answer you can find
Is wait until you die.

We’ve missed the point again
We think our bodies are the end
We only see what we believe
What brain and body can perceive
But there’s more to life than meets the eye!

Well everybody’s searching
For a glimpse of truth
A purpose you can touch and see
Some indisputable proof.

There must be more, there must be more
There must be more you scream
But no one looks within themselves
Towards a greater theme.

We’ve missed the point again
We think our bodies are the end
We only see what we believe
What brain and body can perceive
But there’s more to life than meets the eye!

It isn’t a question of religion or looks
The best and biggest or a quote from a book
Take away the egos and conditioned response
Let’s get down to what the Universe wants!

We’ve missed the point again
We think our bodies are the end
We only see what we believe
What brain and body can perceive
But there’s more to life than meets the eye!

Repeat chorus twice more.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Temple of Love
Temple of Love

We have so much
To share with each other
Our sprit, body and mind
We need the touch of a sensual lover
To keep us closer in time.

You found your way there’s no reason to hide
Throw off the mask and come inside…

The temple of love (x4)
In ecstacy and bliss
With an angel’s kiss.

The shadows dance
As we move through the gateway
Into the hall of our dreams
Take chance make it real today
Find what love really means.

It’s heaven on earth it can’t be denied
You know what it’s worth so come inside…

The temple of love (x4)
In ecstacy and bliss
With an angel’s kiss.

And when we finally make it
To that sacred place,
We’re in heaven.
All the love is flowing through us
There’s no time or space,
We’re in heaven…

Towards the source we ride the tide
And hear the force whisper child come inside…

The temple of love (x4)
In ecstacy and bliss
With an angel’s kiss.

In ecstacy and bliss
In the temple of love.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1989
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: A Joke
A Joke

A joke, a joke, it's got to be a joke.
One day they'll lift off the lid
Look down and say "Hey listen kid
You've been fooled for a million years,
So have a laugh before you cry the tears."

A joke, a joke, it's all a silly joke.
It started as a game you see
For DNA and you and me
To build a spiral staircase to the stars
But now we've all forgotten who we are (who are we?).

I can't see you smiling any more
It seems like the joke has become a bore.

Lead nylon guitar.

A joke, a joke, it's got to be a joke.
Running round like bumbling b's
With bloody hands grubby knees
Calling to the Gods to save our Souls
Then hurry home the roast is going cold.

I can't see you smiling any more
It seems like the joke has become a bore.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Abyss
Abyss

There is a place we will be going
And it’s out into space our rockets glowing
Down behind us, they won’t blind us.

No hidden force to drag you down
It’ just a matter of course, leaving the ground
Far below us, they won’t know us.

Heading for a nearby constellation
Guided by electric computation.

Across the abyss we sleep in silence
Timeless bodies of bliss held in suspense
Of what we’ll find there, will they have minds there.

Awake to a dream warmed by a new sun
That has never been seen before by anyone
We’ll grow there the seeds we so there.

Living in a nearby constellation
Guided by our own imagination.

What are we waiting for
When there’s so much to explore????
They won't know us....


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Attic Dreamer
Attic Dreamer

I looked around
You were being stupid again
Head in the ground
Cobwebs through your brain.

You leave yourself open
Just like an all-night cafe
Well baby here's hoping
Your dreams don't fade away.

I know there's so many ways
It's easy to be confused
But don't walk around in a daze
Just claiming your senses have fused.

Attic dreamer
Put yourself into gear
Some time schemer
Prove to them that you have no fear
You have no fear.

Lost in the crowd
Looking like everyone else
Head in the clouds
Not feeling what's being felt.

Completely detached
From all cause and effect
Your itch has been scratched
But you still fail to connect.

I know there's so many games
It's easy to be confused
But that doesn't alter the blame
Just claiming you've only been used.

Attic dreamer
Put yourself into gear
Some time schemer
Prove to them that you have no fear
You have no fear.

Lead break

The choice is yours
You are responsible
Try opening doors
Anything is possible.

Attic dreamer
Put yourself into gear
Some time schemer
Prove to them that you have no fear
You have no fear.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1981
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Hype
Hype

They supply the image
To which we aspire
And when we reach it
Still have to climb higher.

No longer conscious
We do as we're told
Over the top and
Out of control.

Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype
Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype

If there's a profit
And a frenzy to feed
Doesn't seem to matter much
What the people need.

It's just another instinct
Abused since you were a child
Stimulate the ego
Watch them all go wild.

Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype
Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype

Lead break

Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype
Hype it up - Hype!
Pick the people when they're ripe
Hype it up - Hype!
Build it up to the stereotype

Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1982
Track Name: (Ronald Raygun &) The Nuclear Cowboys
(Ronald Raygun and) Nuclear Cowboys

I saw Ronald Raygun
On the late late movie
Quite a tough guy
A real smoothy.

He was Sheriff of Cheyenne
Quick on the draw
But all of the townsfolk
Knew that he stood for the law.

Because he shoots from the hip
With a wink in his eye
A smile on his lips
No he never says die.

A man killed his brother
He said "the outlaw must hang"
So the Sheriff alone
Went out after the gang.

Well they fought in a canyon
He got shot in the arm
But captured him anyhow
By keeping perfectly calm.

He always shoots from the hip
With a wink in his eye
A smile on his lips
No he never says die.

But then I remembered it was only a movie
And they were all actors playing a part
Nobody really gets hurt by the bullets
How can your bleed when you don't have a heart?

Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys.

I saw Ronald Raygun
On the late night news
He was playing a major role
As a political stooge.

It's a long time since Hollywood
And sure people can change
But a movie-star President
Still seems kind of strange.

Oh he shoots from the hip
With a wink in his eye
A smile on his lips
No he never says die.

As I thought of the movie
From the morning before
I wondered if anyone
Knew what was in store.

Would armies of robots
With six-gun in hand
Make Soviet Russia
The new Rio Grand??

Ah he still shoots from the hip
With a wink in his eye
A smile on his lips
No he never says die.

I hope they remember
It isn't a movie
We're not actors
Playing a part.

People are real
And get killed by the rockets
Scream as you burn
At the men with no heart.

Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys.
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys
Ronald Raygun and the nuclear cowboys.
Ronald Raygun.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1982
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus
Track Name: Consumer
Consumer

Buy more... Special Discount... Clearance Sale... Consume...
Once in a Lifetime Off... Your need is our Greed... Let me do it right for You!!

You need a colour TV
I need a College degree
We don't care if you don't want it
You've got to have one anyway
'Cause all that matters is the Company.

If Harry next door
Finds you don't have one
The same as his
What's he going to say??

Consumer.
The business world depends on you.
Consumer
Commercial instinct guides you through.

You need a swimming pool
I need a freezer that's full
We don't care if you don't want it
You've got to buy one anyway
'Cause spending to the end is the Golden Rule.

If Mary next door
Finds you don't have one
The same as hers
What's she going to say?
What's she going to say?

You know you've got to consume all you can
That's why you're here
You know you've got to conform to the plan
Your future is clear.

Consumer.
The business world depends on you.
Consumer
The shopping squares are built for you.

.You know you've got to consume all you can
That's why you're here
You know you've got to conform to the plan
Your future is clear.

Consumer.
The business world depends on you.
Consumer
Commercial instinct guides you through.

Consumer.
The business world depends on you.
Consumer
The shopping squares are built for you.


Words and music by Japetus © Copyright 1983
Written, arranged, engineered and produced by Japetus