Scratched Surface

by fiffdimension

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“Worth searching out coz this lo-fi singer/songwriter oddball has a unique take on the genre. He’s pissed off, a tad fucked up (as usual), but not full of lugubrious self-pity (as unusual) and is happy to get raucous & obnoxious in just the right kinda way.” – Chris Knox

The debut album from fiffdimension – a genuine 1990s teenage no-budget lo-fi post-punk singer-songwriter artifact from the Taranaki, New Zealand underground, recorded on analogue reel-to-reel tape.

Online reissue includes download-only bonus tracks and previously unreleased material.

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released December 9, 1998

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Track Name: You Can't Complain
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal
Track Name: I Don't Need You (to Grind Me Down)
Dave Edwards - electric guitar & vocal
Tim McVicar - bass

I say 'I love you', you say you gotta go
You got a date with some guy I don't know
Then it turns out it's my brother you're screwing
I don't know know what you're doing to my head
I don't need you to grind me down

I'd like to teach the world to sing discordant out of key
Against the city noises and the brainwashing TV
The fascist pop stations and the government lies
Superior is just inferior in disguise
I don't need you to grind me down

Spank me O God for I have sinned
But trying to talk to you is like pissing in the wind
You never listen to what I say or sing
You have the power but I can say anything
I don't need you to grind me down
'cause I can do it myself
Track Name: Fairystomper
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, vocal
Tim McVicar - percussion
Track Name: The Ghost
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, vocal
Track Name: Little Miss Metaphor
Dave Edwards - electric guitar, vocal
Track Name: Killed in a Graveyard
Dave Edwards - acoustic & electric guitars, vocal
Track Name: My Friend
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal


I could fly over the mountains
I could open up the seas
I could throw myself at the sun
And never ever listen to thee

O my fair-weather friend life is foolish
I never seek for what can be found
I just bury my feet in the sky
And point my head at the ground

Watch the riots in time to the synthesised beat
Rioting was never for me
You'll never want for haircuts down there
So I guess we'll have to let each other be

No-one ever sang for me a siren song
So I'm not sure how you feel
You're no longer together but you've become the same person
The two of you inseparable to me

Lurching through the moments
Clumsily with big feet
Blood whacking out
The big beat

I could fly over the mountains
I could open up the seas
I could throw myself at the sun
But you'd only kick me in the teeth

My friend you are a weakling
But I guess I'm a coward too
I'll always pull my punches for you my friend
Yeah I'll always pull my punches for you
Track Name: Midwinter Night
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, vocal
Track Name: Yo Yo Song
Dave Edwards - electric guitar, harmonica, vocal
Tim McVicar - bass, vocal
Track Name: Summer in Fairyland
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, vocal
Steve Duffels - percussion
Track Name: King Street Boogie
Dave Edwards - electric guitar
Brett, Ross, Tammy - percussion
Track Name: Eat the Noise
Dave, Brett, Ross, Tammy - percussion, didgeridoo, vocals
Track Name: Can't Play For Shit Blues
Dave Edwards - acoustic guitar, kazoo, harmonica, vocal