Shake Down Chinatown

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    Introducing “Central Booking,” the first full length album from The Deafening. This New York based group expertly fuses the gritty glam of the early seventies with the big bragging attitude of eighties’ sleaze rock and tops it off with the merrily deviant theatrical horror of groups like The Misfits and Alice Cooper. Full throttle riffs are doubled with haunting melodies and a raw bluesy backbeat. Songs such as “Evil Kiss” and “I’m So Bad” are instant classics for a band not afraid to crank it to 11 and keep it there. Recorded to tape with vintage gear inside a concrete cell at Nick Vivid's studio on Bleeker Street, “Central Booking” captures all the energy of a band that has absorbed the sound and history of the NYC music scene. (And perhaps as the album title suggests, some of it exploits as well…)

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lyrics

I drank a bottle of whiskey
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown

Got pulled out in the street next thing
They threw me in a car
Raced up to the Bronx got robbed
And then they threw me out
I got the shake down Chinatown come on
They got me shaking and screaming
Kicking harder on the ground
But they never could agree on where to
Hide my body baby

I'm thinking back and I know
Got the shake down Chinatown
It was my lucky number
Got the shake down Chinatown
Never stopped my drinking
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown

The cops are writing tickets oh
They're no where to be found
Pulled me in a room took my money
So close to lights out
Oh shake down Chinatown come on
They got me shaking and screaming
Kicking harder on the ground
But they never could quite agree on where to
hide my body baby

Never going back to Chinatown
Never going back again

I drank a bottle of whiskey
Got the shake down Chinatown
Man what was I thinking
Got the shake down Chinatown
I musta been so horny
Got the shake down Chinatown
Robed me without warning
Got the shake down Chinatown

Oh shake down Chinatown come on
They got me kicking and screaming
Kicking harder this time
But they never could quite agree on where to
hide my body baby

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from Central Booking, released December 15, 2012

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The Deafening New York, New York

The Deafening is New York to it's core. A ferocious four piece born of the city's eternal energy. A raw tribute to it's defiant crush. With blues beating back and rough punk ethos, The Deafening are the natural heirs to the Bowery's big bad seventies sound. ... more

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