Lyrics > Jon Spencer with Yo La Tengo – Slack Motherfucker

Writers: Superchunk
Published: All The Songs Sound The Same Music (BMI)
Release: Jon Spencer with Yo La Tengo / The Llaf – Young Suave Bold Rocker (10″, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: This song was originally released by Superchunk (LYRICS / RELEASE) and was covered by Jon Spencer and Yo La Tengo at the Matador Records 10th Anniversary Concerts, Irving Plaza, NYC on 25 September 1999. This was issued as a 10″ single and given to attendees of the Matador at 21 event at The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV, US on 1st-3rd October 2010. Lyrics shown here are from the full 12m 38s version, text in BLACK is by Jon Spencer, text in BLUE is the Brett Gurewitz dialogue.
Woah

Standing right here
You little smoke stack
You’ve wasted my time
I’ve got to give it back
I’ve got to give it back
I’d like to give it back
And be in bed now

Yeah baby

C’mon
I’m working
But I’m not working
For you
Slack motherfucker

Come on

Relax, sit down, baby
I’ll kick that fucking stool right out from under ya punk
Yeah
Well, then, I see you sitting outside
Well, I can do the same god damn mother fucking thing too

Come on

Yeah

Yeah

I’m working

Baby, but I’m not working for you, no
Slack motherfucker

Ahhhhooo
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Yeah

Alright, yeah
Now let me tell ya
Wait a second
I want you guys
I want you guys to take it down real low
I said wait a second, right now
I said wait a second right now, everybody
I said wait a second, right now
I said wait a minute, right now

Baby
Now, ladies and gentleman, friends
I’m looking out here I’m seeing 1989, 1999, ten years, that’s a long time
Ladies and gentleman, Matador Records, ten years
Three nights, and friends, we heard, we hear a lot of real groovy music
A lot of hip groups
Like er, Blink 182, er
Smashmouth
Lower East Side Stitches
Ladies and gentleman
Right now
Right now
I want to bring out the people that made it all possible
I said baby I’m going to bring out the two gentlemen who made it all come together
The two lives that made it all happen
Ladies and gentleman
Let’s get together right now
I said ladies and gentleman, call,
I got to get these guys up here
Ladies and gentlemen, where are they?

Chris Lombadi
Gerard Cosloy

I wanna see you down here right now
I wanna see you right now

Chris Lombadi

Gerard Cosloy

Ladies and gentlemen, come on, right now

Ladies and gentlemen
well, well, well
Chris
Gerard
There he is, come on
Ladies and gentlemen, right now
Here he is Gereard Cosloy
Gerard Cosloy ladies and gentlemen
Wait a second ladies and gentlemen
You’re talking about Matador Records
Aye
It’s only half the picture
‘Cause here he is right now
Chris Lombadi
Now friends, friends we’re talking aboout 1989, 1999
Ten years of Matador records
Ten years of quality, three hundred…what is it?
Three thousand six hundred and fifty two days, baby
Ladies and gentlemen
What we’re talking about is a lot of…
Easy, easy, easy, easy
Come on, come on
Get me right with it
Friends, what we’re talking about is a lot of crazy music
A lot of good times and
And friends what we’re talking about is, a lot of, a lot of lousy business
A lot of bad decisions
Friends
Now some of you people might know Matador Records is an indipendent label
That’s right
And some of you people might know what I mean when I said Gimme Indie Rock
But friends
Friends
We all need a little help
We all need a little help
And I know
I know one thing that I can not do it alone
I can not do it alone
And I know that Chris Lombadi can not do it alone
I know that Gerard Cosloy can not do it alone
No
No
[No]
No
[No]
So friends
Chris and Gerard
Well, yes, they did sign a deal with atlantic records
Chris and gerard
Yes, they did sign a deal with Capitol records
And Chris I know that you’ve hot a beautiful, er, five story brown stone in the west village
Gerard I know you have your fantastic collection of Law and Order memorbilia
But ladies and gentlemen
Meanwhile, meanwhile, meanwhile
Marcelleus Hall is working at Starbucks
Pete Shore is driving a fucking cab
And me, friends, me, well I just come from the blood bank
Baby
Baby
Baby
Baby

Now hang on, because, oh no,
That’s good, that’s good
Come on, baby, not you
I love ya
But, but friends
This is a party
This is a party
And Ladies and gentlemen I’m just here
I just a messenger
I am just a messenger tonight
Ladies and gentlemen I am just a messenger, out here, tonight
Right now to tell you, everybody about the next ten years
The next millenium, the next a hundred years
The new
The new Matador Records
Ladies and gentlemen that’s right
I’m hear to let you know about the new deal that’s going down
Friends, Chris and Gerard have asked me to come up here
To let everybody know
To let everybody know right now

Ladies and gentlemen to let everybody know about the new, the new man
The new boss that’s coming to town
Friends it is my pleasure to introduce to you right now
Here he is
That’s right

Matador has signed another deal, ladies and gentlemen
Matador has signed another deal
Friends would you please welcome
The new president and owner of Matador Records
Brett Gurewitz
Brett Gurewitz
Of Epitaph Records
Ladies and gentlemen here he is right now

Ladies and gentlemen I am Brett Gurewitz
And I’ve just got back from back stage at the Tom Waits show
And number one
Gerard
Living in London I’d like to believe that you can do a little better than Crystal Palace gin backstage baby
At the VIP lounge
Well, I’d like to say hello
Tom told me to say hello to all you Alt Rock fans
Who I know would be there if the show wasn’t sold out three months ago
So you’re here tonight
For my personal friends Yo La Tengo
Give them a big hand, ladies and gentlemen, yes, yes, yes
Now, Chris and Gerard have done a lot
Building a really rinky dink little label into that was something was up there in the kinda league that we over at Epitaph records took a long look at and we said yes siree we could use this
We could make this into something a little larger
We can make it into something a little bigger
Moving into the new millienium as it would be

I need money, you need money
And as we go into the future Gerard
I see a large place for you in the mail room at Epitaph
And we have an intern position for Chris
But let me get to it
Because as part of our buy out bonus
I was told to come up here on stage
And say that Gerard you are a prick and a tastemaker

And I thank God you live in London
So I don’t have to field your incessnat phonecalls because of the 12 hour time difference from where I live

To enhance your new upscale London lifestyle
We, the hopeless minions and large executives of Epitaph records present you with this a gift certificate to Pottery Barn
I do believe they ship to London

That’s right Gerard get the hell out of here
Because, I want to talk for a second
oh no, no, no
I want to talk ladies and gentlemen about Chris Lombadi
Many of you don’t know he started the label and hasn’t done a fucking lick of work since
Thats right he hasn’t done shit
Came up with a good name
The minions out there went to work
And from there on Chris sat back in his chair much like he is tonight

You’re a world renowned drunk
I was in Zimbabwe recently and they were talking about this man Chris
And
But you’ve always had the reputation for being able to get good the shit
And that’s why I’m here tonight
And with that in mind ladies and gentlemen
I would like to present you with the future of Alt Rock
The new, newest act, of the Epitaph and Matador conglomerate label
Gia
Ladies and gentlemen
Give her a hand
Georgia if you could get down and dirty for me?

Gimmie Indie Rock
Gimmie Indie Rock

Gimmie Indie Rock
Epitaph Records
Epitaph Records

Long live indie rock
Long live indie rock
Long live indie rock
Long live indie rock
Epitaph, Matador the next…
Epitaph Records
The next millenium

I’m Brett fucking Gurewitz OK?

Brett Gurewitz
The new president of Matador

Yeah

I ain’t working
Motherfucker
Slack motherfucker
You motherfucker
You motherfucker
You motherfucker

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