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Father Bingo (Mike Lebovitz) was frustrated. He was unemployed, living in a tiny apartment at the Jersey shore with his fiancee, and two years into piecing together his debut album "Hygienic Productions" which was still nowhere near complete. So to achieve some sense of accomplishment, Mike recorded a handful of obscure cover songs.

The concept was to go the opposite route of "Hygienic Productions:" one bass guitar track, one vocal track, one take each. No overdubs, edits, or loops. And each song had to be done by the end of the week they were started.

The result was five sloppy, creepy, intimate tunes completed in early 2003. And he named the project after the clunky structure from up the street: Lucy The Elephant Building.

In the summer of 2011, Mike came across the sessions while backing up some files and decided to give the EP a proper release. He tweaked the tracks a little, but quickly as to keep the project's integrity and warts.

Please experience this interesting part of Father Bingo's history.

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released March 1, 2003

Original songs by Johnny American (of Goodbye The Band), TV's Kyle, Lotion, Helium, and Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka

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Father Bingo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father Bingo is the solo musical project of bassist Mike Lebovitz. You may have seen Mike in another band: The Blue Moodys, McReady Rock, Stereo Atomico, A Victim of Good Times, White Skunk.

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Track Name: Johnny American's Handjob (Johnny American of Goodbye The Band)
The sculpted hands that tell the train to stop
Have broken off, and so all the young men
In the city have to have their hands cut off

Posters with the smiling man and bandaged arms are
Plastered all across all the subway walls
Cauze everybody needs to go and sacrifice a body part
When your city calls
Cauze everybody needs to go and sacrifice a body part
When your city calls
Track Name: Inconvenient (TV's Kyle)
Everyone is busy with their fascinating lives
And I stay home and work on stuff cauze I'm that creepy guy
People always like me till they look with squinted eyes
Then they try to hide me from their fascinating lives

I'm inconvenient
I take up too much time
Am I forgotten?
Or am I on your mind?

Since they've tossed me I have wondered if they ever sleep
Do they care they threw me out without making a peep?
Everyone is busy with their fascinating lives
And I just check my email here cauze I'm that creepy guy

I'm inconvenient
I take up too much time
Am I forgotten?
Or am I on your mind?
I'm inconvenient
I take up too much time
Am I forgotten?
Or am I on your mind?
Track Name: The Enormous Room (Lotion)
Mark on my shoulder that won't go away
The chain will accompany me down
Till I'm laughing on the ground
God bless whiskey

She'll say, "I told you to go up the stairs.
And now my night's ruined, I'm going home."
God bless whiskey
Track Name: I Am A Witch (Helium)
Do you think you'll die before it's late?
I won't let you lie till you tell me I'm right.
Better wish you may, better wish you might.
This little wish made out of spite.

And I'll never leave you alone
Till you admit how strong I've grown
I'll make a forest come out of a comb
And you'll be lost and never get home

You better pray to an angel for your soul to keep
Your body is mine, it's you that I'll reap
I'll turn myself into a knife
So that the closer I get the more I take your life

And I'll never leave you alone
Till you admit how strong I've grown
Did I tell you I'm not your bitch on loan?
I'm a witch, a hag, a crone.
Track Name: Fake Kraid (Metroid theme)
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