November '72

by Michael Meeking

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    MICHAEL MEEKING

    NOVEMBER ’72


    The engine roars to life. You put a cassette in the tape player and press play. Who knows where you’ll end up? The road is wide open. You’re heading to the great unknown.

    Welcome to November ’72, the new album for acclaimed Melbourne singer-songwriter Michael Meeking (“the rock swagger of The Faces, only more refined and performed better” – Americana UK).

    As the title suggests, the album harks back to rock’s glory days. “I don’t really need all these material things gettin’ in my way,” Michael declares in Take ’Em Out. The record was written on a Chet Atkins reissue Gretsch electric guitar. It’s the soundtrack to simpler times, when records were real, and you scanned the liner notes to find out who was responsible.

    Speaking of which, November ’72 was produced by Roger Bergodaz (Raised By Eagles, Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Suzannah Espie), who also adds his drumming talents; Steve Hesketh (The Drones, Jet, You Am I) provides the piano and keys (“his outro on the last track is a personal highlight,” Michael notes); and The Glorious North’s Patrick Devery and Darren Vlah contribute some sublime backing vocals.

    “We had great fun just rocking out like teenagers,” Michael smiles.

    The result is a classic road trip record, where the road is long, and you’ll need a good companion for the ride.

    It’s an album about choices: “Where you going to go?” Michael asks. “What do you really need?” You know the road won’t be smooth; there are dark clouds ahead; “the darkness can overwhelm”, and you can end up far from anywhere. But it’s a journey you know you must take.

    The highway is alive tonight.

    “Not only a gifted songwriter and performer, the hard-working Michael Meeking is one of the genuinely decent people floating around in this thing called the music industry” – Neil Rogers, Triple R

    Great Unknown/ Nicolena/ Take ’Em Out/ Where You Going To Go/ Little Lie/ Dark Clouds/ Take A Walk/ Blood Brother/ Far From Anywhere/ Lonesome (Good Times Will Come Again)


    [insert release date and launch details]


    7 things that happened in November 1972, which may – or may not – have influenced the album

    US President Richard Nixon is re-elected in a landslide.

    Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten dies, aged 29. Danny wrote I Don’t Want To Talk About It, which was later made famous by Rod Stewart. And his addiction inspired Neil Young’s The Needle And The Damage Done.

    HBO launches as the first cable TV channel.

    The BBC bans the Paul McCartney and Wings song Hi, Hi, Hi because of its drug references (“We’re gonna get hi, hi, hi”) and its sexually suggestive lyrics (including mention of Paul’s “sweet banana”).

    The Aunty Jack Show premieres on ABC TV.

    Carly Simon marries James Taylor.

    UK daredevil Stephen Ladd rides his motorbike through 50 yards of fire. He then convinces the organisers to allow him to do it again as the flames get fiercer. His bike stalls, and he’s killed.

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MICHAEL MEEKING

NOVEMBER ’72


The engine roars to life. You put a cassette in the tape player and press play. Who knows where you’ll end up? The road is wide open. You’re heading to the great unknown.

Welcome to November ’72, the new album for acclaimed Melbourne singer-songwriter Michael Meeking (“the rock swagger of The Faces, only more refined and performed better” – Americana UK).

As the title suggests, the album harks back to rock’s glory days. “I don’t really need all these material things gettin’ in my way,” Michael declares in Take ’Em Out. The record was written on a Chet Atkins reissue Gretsch electric guitar. It’s the soundtrack to simpler times, when records were real, and you scanned the liner notes to find out who was responsible.

Speaking of which, November ’72 was co-produced by Roger Bergodaz (Raised By Eagles, Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Suzannah Espie), who also adds his drumming talents; Steve Hesketh (The Drones, Jet, You Am I) provides the piano and keys (“his outro on the last track is a personal highlight,” Michael notes); and The Glorious North’s Patrick Devery and Darren Vlah contribute some sublime backing vocals.

“We had great fun just rocking out like teenagers,” Michael smiles.

The result is a classic road trip record, where the road is long, and you’ll need a good companion for the ride.

It’s an album about choices: “Where you going to go?” Michael asks. “What do you really need?” You know the road won’t be smooth; there are dark clouds ahead; “the darkness can overwhelm”, and you can end up far from anywhere. But it’s a journey you know you must take.

The highway is alive tonight.

“Not only a gifted songwriter and performer, the hard-working Michael Meeking is one of the genuinely decent people floating around in this thing called the music industry” – Neil Rogers, Triple R

Great Unknown/ Nicolena/ Take ’Em Out/ Where You Going To Go/ Little Lie/ Dark Clouds/ Take A Walk/ Blood Brother/ Far From Anywhere/ Lonesome (Good Times Will Come Again)


[insert release date and launch details]


7 things that happened in November 1972, which may – or may not – have influenced the album

US President Richard Nixon is re-elected in a landslide.

Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten dies, aged 29. Danny wrote I Don’t Want To Talk About It, which was later made famous by Rod Stewart. And his addiction inspired Neil Young’s The Needle And The Damage Done.

HBO launches as the first cable TV channel.

The BBC bans the Paul McCartney and Wings song Hi, Hi, Hi because of its drug references (“We’re gonna get hi, hi, hi”) and its sexually suggestive lyrics (including mention of Paul’s “sweet banana”).

The Aunty Jack Show premieres on ABC TV.

Carly Simon marries James Taylor.

UK daredevil Stephen Ladd rides his motorbike through 50 yards of fire. He then convinces the organisers to allow him to do it again as the flames get fiercer. His bike stalls, and he’s killed.

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released July 1, 2019

All songs written and arranged by Michael Meeking.
Michael Meeking - Lead vocals, guitars, bass guitar and backing vocals.
Roger Bergodaz – All drums and bass guitar on tracks 1 and 8.
Steve Hesketh - Piano on tracks 2, 4, 8, 10.
Patrick Devery and Darren Vlah - Backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 8, 10.
Track 6 - Words by Michael Meeking and music by Michael Meeking and Roger Bergodaz.
All songs produced by Michael Meeking and Roger Bergodaz.
Album recorded by Michael Meeking at Emmaline Street and Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studio.
Album mixed by Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studio.
Album mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.
All songs Copyright Michael Meeking 2019.
Album cover design by Blackwidow Graphic Design.
Cover photography by Jack Geraghty.
THANKYOU
Julie Bishop, Roger Bergodaz and Neil Rogers for their wonderful encouragement and support in making this album.
Dave Heard and Jeff Jenkins for their ongoing support.

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Track listing
1. Great Unknown (3:41)
2. Nicolena (4:07)
3. Take “Em Out (4:09)
4. Where You Going To Go (2:49)
5. Little Lie (2:49)
6. Dark Clouds (4:05)
7. Take A Walk (4:00)
8. Blood Brother (3:53)
9. Far from Anywhere (3;02)
10. Lonesome (Good Times Will Come Again) (4:06)

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Michael Meeking And The Lost Souls Melbourne, Australia

The acclaimed singer-songwriter spent six years in the UK sharing the stage with Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Nick Barker, and played support gigs for well known British artists
Now back with his band The Lost Souls , Michael last year wowed audiences at Tamworth and Whittlesea Country music festivals and was nominated for an Australian Songwriting Award with his catchy tunes, heartfelt lyrics.
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Track Name: Great Unknown
GREAT UNKNOWN

I was,

Standing on the side lines

Watching all them players flying high

Under the burning lights

While I just fell behind



And when I tried

But I was just too shy

So then I made up my mind

to runaway and hide

but somehow you saw me through the shadowy night



Now we’re burning down the road

You and I alone

Heading to a great unknown



Well I feel it my bones

It something more hope

Heading to a great unknown



Now my eyes,

They were closed so tight

Well I could never really read the signs

Nothing ever seemed to work out right

Like I was always in a losing fight



And I tried

To keep on the inside

All the ties that bind

I didn’t want anyone to find

But you cut them like a knife



Now we’re burning down the road

You and I alone

Heading to a great unknown



I feel it it’s my bones

It’s something more than hope

Heading to a great unknown



Now tonight

I’m starting on a new life

And it wont pass my

Going to take the wheel and drive

Together we’re going to ride
Track Name: Nicolena
Nicolena
Words and music by Michael Meeking

(Verse 1)

Well if you see her,

Nicolena

Wont you tell her

That I really need her

To come home

I really need her to come home

Well I’m out on the corner

Just searching for her

Staring to wonder

Is this what she wanted

Well I don’t know

Honey please come home


I put an add in the paper

Hoping for information

But I’m getting frustrated

Just sitting here waiting by the phone

Cause someone’s got to know


(Chorus)

So Nicolena won’t you please come home

So Nicolena won’t you please come home



(Verse 2)

The house seems so empty

Now she’s not there with me

Cause I’d never believe that she could have left me

Here alone

Honey please come home


And I go to the places

where she know all the faces

and everyone says

they haven’t seen her in ages

Where did she go?

Well I just don’t know


(Chorus)

Well there must be a real good reason

Why she’s not here with me

Was there something and I didn’t see it

And it made her want to Leave

If I said something

Well I didn’t mean it

Know that I am sorry

Come back honey and will work it out

We can better you’ll see

Oh Please



(Verse 3)

I keep hoping

that at any moment

They be a knocking

And she’ll come strolling through door

Just like it was before

(Chorus)

So Nicolena won’t you please come home

So Nicolena won’t you please come home
Track Name: Take 'Em Out
Take 'Em Out
Words and music
by Michael Meeking

Verse 1
I don’t really need
All these material things
Getting in my way

Cause they don’t let me breathe
And I just can’t see
What really makes me happy

They just keep me bound
They just bring me down
And they just leave me empty

Chorus
Take 'em out
Drag ‘em down
And push them all away

Verse 2
Well I don’t really need
all these pretty things
getting in my face

Cause I don’t really want
all the things I’ve got
if they don’t make me happy

Chorus
Take 'em out
Drag ‘em down
And push them all away x2

Bridge
coming down on me
like I just can’t breathe
coming down on me
like I just can’t breathe
falling down, down on me

Chorus
Track Name: Where You Going To Go
Where you going to go
Words and music by Michael Meeking

Verse1
Where you going to go
When all your bridges are blown
And you got no way back home
Where you going to go

When the curtains come down on your show
And those pretty lights have lost their glow
And you can’t make it on your own
Where you going to go?
(Chorus)
Will you run with the river down to the sea?
Try to find some meaning as you stare into the deep
Look at your reflection tell me what see
Is there something missing
Something that you really need
What do you really need?
(Verse2)
What you going to do
When you’ve lost all that you knew
And your debts are finally due
What you going to do

When those crazy days are through
And you’re staring at the truth
When it’s there in front of you
What you going do baby do baby do?
(Chorus)
Will you run with the river down to the sea?
Try to find some meaning as you stare into the deep
Look at your reflection tell me what see
Is there something missing
Something that you really need
What do you really need?
Track Name: Little Lie
Little Lie
Words and music Michael Meeking

Verse 1
Oh my little lie
I thought you'd gone away
Oh my little lie
Your coming round again

Oh my little lie
The trust you devastate
Oh my little lie
What love you lay to waist

Chorus
Oh my, how I lied
Cause I was too afraid
That the truth might, make her take flight
And leave me here, with my shame

Verse 2
Oh my little lie
Such cherished faith you break
Oh why did I not find
The courage to be brave

I my how I tried
To save us both from pain
Oh why did I deny
When I was lead astray

Chorus
Oh my little lie
The Words I wish I didn't say
Oh my how I tried
To cover up my guilt and shame

Verse 3

Now she has seen the light
The truth, always finds a way
Now I’m, wishing I
Could go back to yesterday

Now I see in her eyes
Filled with such distain
She’s was my sunshine
And Her love I’ve betrayed

Oh my little lie
I thought you'd gone away
Oh my little lie
Your coming round again

Oh my little lie
The trust you devastate
Oh my little lie
What love you lay to waist
Track Name: Dark Clouds
Dark Clouds
Words by Michael Meeking
Music byMichael Meeking and Roger Bergodaz

(Verse1)
When those dark clouds are coming down
And there looks like there is no escape
When those dark clouds are coming down
Sometimes all you can do is just wait

When only sadness seems to abound
And you try to, endure the pain
When that dark clouds is coming down
There’s an aching that’s so hard to tame

Chorus
This is the night before the dawn
And in this the time a new hope can be born
We got to try and make it through the storm
It will pass by if we can just hold on

Verse2
Winds of despair wont cease to howl
The light has gone away
You know it will come back around
Day by day this season will change

And the darkness can overwhelm
Make you feel like you’ve nothing but shame
Even though you may doubt yourself
The sun will rise again
Chorus
Verse 3
So when those dark clouds are coming down
Just know that they will not remain
And You can see it out
Sometimes all you can do is just wait
Chorus
Track Name: Far From Anywhere
Far From Anywhere
Words and music by Michael Meeking


When the days are hard
And the times are tough
And you need someone
That you can trust

When its all to much
And you’ve had enough
Just call my name
For that healing touch

When you feel your drifting that’s when I’ll bring you back again
And you think you’re sinking, you know going do the same

Chorus
And I’ll be your anchor yeah
When you’re feeling far from anywhere
And I’ll be your anchor yeah
When you’re feeling far from anywhere

When the skies are dark
And they cloud your heart
And all you want
Is to feel some love

When the day is done
And your hope is gone
Just call my name
And I will come

When you feel your drifting that’s when I’ll bring you back again
And you think you’re sinking, you know going do the same

Chorus
And I’ll be your anchor yeah
When you’re feeling far from anywhere
And I’ll be your anchor yeah
When you’re feeling far from anywhere
Track Name: Lonesome (Goodtimes Will Come Again)
Son you should know it
You’re going get lonesome
Travelling that road that you on
Weather your rolling
Or broken down nowhere
Sometimes that feeling will come

When those dark notions
Start taking over
It can be hard to feel strong
When your wheels are in motion
And you Got to keep going
Some times you just need to hold on

Chorus
When you feel Lonesome when you feel sad
try to just think of the things you still have
It’s hard to move forward if you only look back
Got to remember good times will come again

Verse2

Sometimes you’ll be breaking
hard turns you’’ be taken
And you won’t know which way to go

when your hearts aching
And you feel forsaken
don’t forgot you’ve known

It might be so frustrating
When you’re just there waiting
For there to be

But just have some patience
For it to stop raining
Soon a new days gonna dawn

Chorus
When you get Lonesome when you feel sad
Got to just think of the things you still have
It’s hard to move forward if you’re just looking back
Got to remember good times will come again

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