David Holmes – Bow Down To The Exit Sign (CD, TAIWAN)

June 2000 Universal
01. Live From The Peppermint Store
02. Compared To What
03. Sick City
04. Drexlers Apt. – Aftermath, Afternoon
05. Bad Thing
06. Voices, Sirens, Rain
07. Incite A Riot
08. 69 Police
09. Out Run
10. Living Room
11. Happiness
12. Slip Your Skin
13. Zero Tolerance
14. Commercial Break
15. Hey Lisa
David Holmes - Bow Down To The Exit Sign (CD, TAIWAN) - Cover
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NOTES:
Taiwanese CD edition featuring Jon Spencer on Bad Thing.

Bow Down To The Exit Sign was released as on CD and double vinyl and the track Bad Thing appeared on the Unconditionally Guaranteed 2000.6 compilation.

SONG CREDITS:
01. Live From The Peppermint Store
Put Together: David Holmes
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 0:43

02. Compared To What (Featuring: Carl Hancock Rux)
Writer: Gene McDaniels
Published: Lonport Music Inc./Sparta Florida Music Ltd.
Vocals: Carl Hancock Rux
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Piano/Keyboards: Darren Morris
Brass: Duncan MacKay/Jim Hunt
Bass/Guitar/Percussion: Phil Mossman
Drum Programming: Keith Tanniswood
Produced: David Holmes
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub
Recorded at Echoplex Studio, London
Additional Programming/Engineering: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 6:15

03. Sick City (Featuring Bobby Gillespie)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Gillespie/Innes
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control/EMI Publishing Ltd/Complete Music Ltd.
Vocals: Bobby Gillespie
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Bass: Phil Mossman
Drums: Zak Danziger
All other instruments and sound by Skylab
Produced: David Holmes with Phil Mossman/Darren Morris
Engineered: Phil Mossman
Recorded at Plantain Studios, N.Y.C.
Assistant Engineer: Jon Weiner
Mix Produced: Toshio Nakanashi and Mat Ducasse for Skylab Productions
Mix Recorded at The Sky Studio, London, England
Mixed: Olympic Studios
Mix Engineer: Kenji Takizawa/Hugo Nicolson, assisted by P. Dub
Run Time: 4:20

04. Drexlers Apt. – Aftermath, Afternoon
Put Together: David Holmes
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 0:52

05. Bad Thing (Featuring Jon Spencer)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Jonathan K. Spencer
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control/Dirty Shirt Music/BMG Music Publ. Ltd
Vocals: Jon Spencer
Backing Vocals: Nmarcell D. Lashley/Helga Davis/Carl Hancock Rux
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Moog Organ/Percussion: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar/Percussion: Phil Mossman
Produced: David Holmes with Phil Mossman/Darren Morris/Tim Goldsworthy
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Mixed: David Holmes/Craign Silvey at Konk studios
Recorded: Plantain Studios, N.Y.C.
Programming: Tim Goldsworthy
Additional Programming: Jagz Kooner
Additional Recording Engineer: Phil Mossman
Assistant Engineer: Jon Weiner & James Murphy
Remixed at Echoplex Studio, London
Run Time: 5:42

06. Voices, Sirens, Rain
Put Together: David Holmes
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 0:21

07. Incite A Riot
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control
Turntable/Special FX: David Holmes
Rhodes/Moog Organ: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar: Phil Mossman
Drums: Zak Danziger
Produced: David Holmes with Phil Mossman/Darren Morris/Tim Goldsworthy
Engineered: Phil Mossman
Mixed: david Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Plantain Studios, N.Y.C.
Programming: Tim Goldsworthy
Additional Programming: Jagz Kooner
Assistant Engineers: Jon Weiner/James Murphy
Remixed: Echoplex Studios, London
Run Time: 4:57

08. 69 Police
Writer: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Italo/Salizatto/Aldo Tagliapietra/Giovanni Smeraldi/Stanley Walden
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control/Suono Edizioni Musicali/C.A. Rossi Editore/EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
Turntables/Special FX/Percussion: David Holmes
Keyboards/Percussion: Darren Morris
Bass: Phil Mossman
Vocal Piece: Sean Gullette
Backing Vocals: Jordan Bailey.Janet Cooke
Produced: David Holmes with Darren Morris/Phil Mossman/Hugo Nicolson
Engineered: Hugo Nicolson/Jagz Kooner
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Drama Studio, Belfast and Echoplex Studio, London
“this composition contains elements from ‘Oh Calcutta” written by Walden and published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved”, Excerpts from “Oh Calcutta” as performed by the Dave Pell Singers used under license from Capitol Records a division of Capitol Records Inc.
69 Police features “Ad Gloriam” by Le Orne under license from Suono Edizioni Musicall, Samples “Ad Gloriam” (Salozatto/Tagliapietra/Smeraldi) courtesy of Suono Edizioni Musicali and C.A. Rossi Editore
Run Time: 4:31

09. Out Run (Featuring Martina Toppley-Bird)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Toppley-Bird
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control
Vocals: Martina Toppley-Bird
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Rhodes/Keyboards: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar: Phil Mossman
Percussion: Glenn Layburn
Produced: David Holmes with Darren Morris/Phil Mossman/Hugo Nicolson
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Drama Studio, Belfast
Engineered/Additional Programming: Jagz Kooner
Vocals recorded at Echoplex Studio, London
Run Time: 4:46

10. Living Room (Featuring: Carl Hancock Rux)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Hancock Rux
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control/Manrux Music (BMI)
Vocals: Carl Hancock Rux
Backing Vocals: Marcell D. Lashley
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Rhodes/Stylophone: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar: Phil Mossman
Drums: Phil Mossman
Produced: David Holmes with Darren Morris/Phil Mossman
Engineered: Phil Mossman
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Plantain N.Y.C.
Programming: Jagz Kooner
Assistant Engineer: Jon Weiner
Mixed: Olympic Studios, London
Run Time: 6:43

11. Happiness
Put Together: David Holmes
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 1:10

12. Slip Your Skin (Featuring Bobby Gillespie)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Gillespie/Lord Buckley
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Vocals: Bobby Gillespie
Backing Vocals: Martina Toppley-Bird
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Guitar: Phil Mossman
EKO Synth/Farfisa Organ: Darren Morris
Percussion: David Holmes/Phil Mossman
Samples “The Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade”
Produced: David Holmes with Hugo Nicolson, Darren Morris, Phil Mossman
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Drama Studio, Belfast and Echoplex Studio, London
Run Time: 4:20

13. Zero Tolerance (Featuring Martina Toppley-Bird)
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris/Toppley-Bird
Vocals: Martina Toppley-Bird
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Stylophone/Marimba: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar: Phil Mossman
Drums: Zak Danziger
Produced: David Holmes with Darren Morris/Hugo Nicolson /Phil Mossman
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub.
Recorded at Plantain Studios, N.Y.C. and Olympic Studios, London
Programming: Jagz Kooner
Engineered: Phil Mossman
Assistant Engineer: Jon Wiener
Run Time: 4:00

14. Commercial Break
Writer: Liza Barros D’Sa
Published: Copyright Control
Vocal Piece: Sean Gullett
Produced: David Holmes
Engineered: Jagz Kooner
Run Time: 0:32

15. Hey Lisa
Writers: Holmes/Mossman/Morris
Published: Universal/Island Music/Copyright Control
Turntables/Special FX: David Holmes
Keyboards: Darren Morris
Bass/Guitar: Phil Mossman
Strings: David Arnold
Produced: David Holmes with Phil Mossman/Darren Morris/Tim Goldsworthy
Programming: Tim Goldsworthy
Engineered: James Murphy & Jon Weiner
Mixed: David Holmes/Hugo Nicolson at Olympic Studios, assisted by P. Dub
Recorded: Plantain Studios, N.Y.C. and Air Studios, London
Run Time: 4:38

All Links Produced: David Holmes

Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes appear courtesy of Creation Records
Hugo Nicolson (for Big Life Management)
Phil Mossman/Darren Morris/Jagz Kooner (for White Noise Management)
Craig Silvey (Managed by Half Man Half Savage) “Trailer” sleeve notes by Lisa Barros D’Sa

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Trailer” sleeve notes by Lisa Barros D’Sa

“1. EXT APARTMENTS – STREET. Close up: one by one, drops of red liquid fall. As the shot widens we see someone’s hand is bleeding; it’s a young man, standing on the pavement in front of an open door. This is SONNY. He’s waiting, and watching something further up the street, off screen (Background noise starts up at variance with the images. Laughter, the clink of crockery and glasses, someone asks for change.) Sonny’s POV – a man approaches, strolling up in the middle of the street, hands pressed to his ears, ignoring the lines of traffic which flow past him on either side. The sound of flicking pages, then a girl’s voice, reading… MARY V/A /…it’s like one of those dreams, you’re walking down a familiar road, then you turn a corner and suddenly a new landscape unrolls itself in front of you, utterly strange, shining seas or sloping gardens; places you think your mind could never invent, space stretching out before you when you usually create nothing for yourself but mazes, dead ends, closed doors. Lucky I’m here to suggest otherwise…/ High above, a giant billboard beams its vague message into the afternoon: an abstract landscape with curves of orange against a distant grey, like the aerials discovered undulations of a desert or two recumbent bodies wound together in sleep. 2. APARTMENTS – UPSTAIRS. Sonny lugs his rucksack down the corridor after Alwyn, following the carpet with rising nausea as it swirls haphazardly through a misbegotten rainbow before expiring in a patch of hard orange at the door of his new apartment… 3. PEPPERMINT STORE CAFÉ. Same time. MARY turns up the sound on the golfing round one more time, and points to the corner table. POSTERGIRL. / You sure he’s not an agent honey. RON/ No baby, He’s an architect, remember? Let’s go. It’s MR CURTIN. He’s eating noodles with his fingers. Slippery. 4. FIBEROPTICA, DREXLER stares jealously at the poster, playing back his last recording; street sounds, traffic, voices, sirens, rain. V/A / Absalom. Now there was a performer, sure, in his day. DREXLER’S APARTMENT. The walls are covered in Absalom cuttings; photos, reviews, his life story, death story… CHICK / …So Drexler was just staring at some cable channel – was about a month ago, and suddenly Absalom spoke to him direct. It’s like, you know how a cloud of files or bees in a cartoon can suddenly shape themselves into a word or an arrow or somethin’? That’s what happened for Drexler. Suddenly all these little details around him, images on billboards, snitches of strangers’ conversation, a changing traffic sign, number of letters in someone’s name, enamelled sun signs on Angelica’s nailstyle, all signed to him…the whole world resolved itself into an arrow beckoning him in one particular direction… 6. PEPPERMINT STORE – EVENING. Mary’s knuckles are white round the wine glass. MARY / Did you get that rhyme when you were a Kid (SINGS) when at night I go to sleep, fourteen angels, fourteen angels watch do keep… Across the room, Mr Curtin stared at the pinball machine, unsure of how to recommence play. V/A FRUDAK / She was a gift then, in those days…a song…oh, an invitation to the likes of me… 7. FIBEROPTICA. It’s late. Sonny makes his apology. Look. I’m only a tourist. The barman hands him a drink anyway. / Cheers (beat) / Seems pretty quiet today / Well…they say on the radio, it’s a holiday. / What’ll it be? / What’ll it be Steve / You Steve? / Yeah. Steve Frudak. Hi. / Frudak? / Yeah / Steve Frudak? / Yeah? / Not the Frudak who..? / He was my dad. / Oh. Sorry, man. The two guys watch some girls playing pool. SONNY / The Frudak who what, man? 8. BAR – LATER./ Cara mia… / Get lost Angelica / So you’re still around I thought you 69 po-leece claim was one more victim… she sniggers in Sonny’s ear, tips wine on the carpet. 9. DREXLER’S APARTMENT, CHICK / To tell the truth I half envied Drexler at the start. No-one else I know believes in anything. But now, well he thinks he believes in the apotheosis of this muso, this performer, but actually what he believes in is what I tell him. What he believes in is me. And when I disappear, which is gonna happen more than soon, what’s the world gonna be for him then? Juts a swarm of flies buzzing like crazy, pushing into his ears, clogging up his eyes. 10. ALWYN’S. Same time. An empty phial on Alwyn’s bedside table, disturbed by the opening and closing of the door, rolls gently to and fro before toppling to the floor. 11. PEPPERMINT STORE. An uncomfortable silence continues. / So. Would you like to? / No. / Would you friend? / Possibly. Probably. Yes.”

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ARTWORK:
Photography: Richard Hall
Design: Glenn Layburn for Layburn & Hall

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