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Unlimited Enjoyment Instant Gratification

by Zru Vogue

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Lyrics: What will I do about everything, everything? What can I do to escape the mistakes I will make Without knowing Those dangerous moments when one fatal weakness Can lead to confessions That’s not a road I would willingly take I don’t want to make that mistake What can I say but that nothing is everything I am alone but I’m everywhere, everyone Floating above it all, near to the ceiling I’m looking back down but I’m scared of this feeling It’s almost too much, I could just fade completely I’m rising too high to be anyone, anything That’s not a flight that I’m ready to take And I don’t want to make that mistake I don’t want to make that mistake Remember to look back but never forget There are people you know that you haven’t yet met Who will happily lead you down roads that you shouldn’t take I don’t want to make that mistake So many people are lost and deluded They put on a face but inside they’re polluted From too much of everything bad and distasteful Emotions so numbingly hurtful and painful I sympathize but I can’t save you, I’m sorry It’s too much, I know, but don’t worry, don’t hurry It’s not worth it, just take your time and relax There will come some decisions you’d rather not make You don’t want to make that mistake I don’t want to make that mistake I don’t want to make that mistake -- Lyrics ©1997 Andrew L. Jackson
Lyrics: Atomic Robot Man Walking through skyscrapers Atomic Robot Man Reads the evening papers Atomic Robot Man Tells us what to do Atomic Robot Man Never ties his shoe Atomic Robot Man Sees right through the wall Atomic Robot Man Walks down lonely halls Atomic Robot Man Talks in quiet voices Atomic Robot Man Helps us with our choices … choices Atomic Robot Man Smells of aftershave Atomic Robot Man Dances on your grave Atomic Robot Man Sees the inner light Atomic Robot Man Knows that it's not right – It’s not right. Atomic Robot Man Never lets us down Atomic Robot Man Crushes through your town Atomic Robot Man Knows the cosmic plan Atomic Robot Man Holds your tiny hand in his hand Atomic Robot Man Longs for Atomic Robot Woman -- Lyrics ©1997 Tom Sanders a.k.a. Max Tyrell
Lyrics: And I've been waiting For the dust to fall I've been waiting For the Berlin Wall, to climb again There's only time for peaceful undoing of time Do you see the wind is telling time? It's the birth of an imitation An imitation nation of fools It's the birth of an imitation An imitation me and you The lights are falling Down down down And the strength is spilling From the glory of the crown They just lay down -- Lyrics ©1997 Max Tyrell
Vague 04:06
Lyrics: From where I stand All is gray Nothing here Not today Where you are None can see This is all So strange to me Don’t know why I don’t know what to say Lost my chance Lost my way Now I want Something more Found the latch Unlocked the door It all seems so vague to me It all seems so vague to me It all seems so vague to me It all seems so vague to me -- Lyrics ©1997 Andrew L. Jackson
Cruel 03:41
Lyrics: Abducted by aliens they’re taking our form abducted by aliens isn’t this the norm? abducted by aliens tricked and then drugged abducted by aliens then we get a big bear-hug our foolish mistakes are their lucky breaks they infiltrate our dreams to learn what they mean abducted by aliens abducted by aliens our minds are our own but not for much longer as our race grows weak their race grows stronger they use our suspicions to gain our acceptance our own intuitions they know we don’t trust they wait for the moment we’re weak and confused as we feign that we’re strong in our own wanderlust abducted by aliens we see them every day they won’t go away their world is more real they know what we feel their time is non-linear their offspring are skinnier we know they exist we can see where they’ve been and I still feel the prick where the needle went in -- Lyrics ©1997 Andrew L. Jackson


An electro-organic hybrid of experimental rock & electronica that mood-swings through densely-layered atmospheres and textures, from funky to dreamy, making many stops between.

Founding Zru Vogue members Andrew Jackson and Tom Sanders (aka Max Tyrell) created this unusual album as a "blind collaboration" — each of them working in his own studio, manipulating tracks, and sending mixes back and forth from Los Angeles to San Francisco, neither one knowing what the other was doing.

This free-form creativity led to curious and unexpected results; the 10 tracks that emerged from their creative collaboration (as the album "Unlimited Enjoyment Instant Gratification") never fails to amaze and amuse.

Andrew Jackson on making the CD: "We each composed new music, not knowing what the other was doing, exchanged DATs, and discovered a remarkable continuity in the sound. Then we continued the process, trading DATs back and forth between Max's studio in the Los Angeles hills and Andrew's studio in Silicon Valley. We added to, deconstructed, and reworked the music, using the double-edged creative sword of intuition and intention, not ever knowing what the other was doing, so that the results were always surprising and unexpected."

"Some of the tracks evolved into songs, while others remained instrumental. Some were reworked more than others. After a few months of this, we had more than enough music for a full length CD. It was time to compile some final mixes, design a cover, and put it all together."

"We even collaborated on the cover art and design. The CD got its name from a headline clipped from a magazine that fell out of an envelope that I had mailed to Max with one of the Digital Audio Tape mixes; another random element that we interpreted as serendipity."

"Throughout the project, we conjured and captured the Spirit of The Zru as we knew it. We learned that The Zru cannot be tamed. It can only be captured for a time, before it is released again into the wild."


released January 1, 1998


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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-pop, art-funk, post-punk from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is a dark-wave classic. Band members are Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne.

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