The Circus Of Outrageous

by Kuhl

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After the insane debut single ‘Uber’, no one expected the ordinary from this UK based production team. ‘The Circus of Outrageous’ does not disappoint.



With tracks that draw in everything from human rights to female impersonators, from the first kiss to the last breath, from film noir to Shakespeare, from the state of the heart to the state of the world, Kuhl’s ‘Circus’ is an intelligent combination of hard and soft beats with thought provoking lyrics.


Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode meet the Pet Shop Boys and Prince? You may not be far off!



But judge for yourself.



‘Circus’ has a truly international feel, with tracks in English, Dutch, German, Italian and Kuhlspeak.



‘Space Cake’ features a gentle and nostalgic rap in Dutch, while ‘You, Me, The Stars & Love’ speaks its words of love in Italian.

Kuhl finds their inspiration in the disco of the 1970s and 80s, with the beats of today’s stadium noise permeating the groove. Euro bands such as Army of Lovers, Gravitonas, PSB creep through the undergrowth of sound, with Skrillex, Knife Party and the like informing the cutting edge production.



‘The Circus of Outrageous’ was recorded at the state-of-the-art Kuhl Grammofonica studio in the heart of the English countryside. Kuhl have taken that old prog-rock concept of ‘getting it together in the country’ to a new lo-tech/hi-tech extreme.



Fuelled only with turbo strength coffee, the boys worked long into the night to create the kaleidoscopic journey that has become ‘Circus’.



You might not have heard an album like ‘Circus’ before.



‘We recorded ‘Circus’ with no pressure, no preconceptions - just an overwhelming passion for music, lyrics and art and the search for something we hadn’t heard before.’ says Cas Greenfield, co-founder of the Kuhl Kollectiv.

‘We were informed by the world around us, our idealism, an all-inclusive acceptance of the global village that we inhabit, and the sights and sounds that a life in music has drenched us in.’



The tracks on the album can be listened to as individual numbers, but listened to in sequence, Circus takes on a life of its own. We have programmed the tracks to flow from one to the next, each track shaping the one that follows and the one that went before.



Above all, we hope that you will find ‘Circus Of Outrageous’ an experience that will stay with you.



So, listen! Listen!





The Circus is coming to town!

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released January 18, 2018

Cas - vocals, percussion and keyboards
Mikey - vocals, guitair, bass and keyboards
Sandra - vocals

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Cas Greenfield England, UK

Casimir Greenfield is an author, musician and broadcaster.


A well-known figure on the Dutch music scene in the 70s and 80s, Cas worked with artists as diverse as B.B. KIng, Yes, Sparks, Sonja Kristina, Kayak, Leonie Janssen, Frans Ehlhart, Herman Van Veen, Boudewijn de Groot and many others. Cas has remained fresh and involved with current music. ... more

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Track Name: Civilisation
We rise,

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Nation to nation, who can you trust?
Clouds in the heavens, rivers of rust
Fear in the valleys - hate, envy, lust
Civilisation

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Brother to brother, there’s no one to trust
Sulphourous horizons of the unjust
The voice of the people silent and hushed

Civilisation

Order from chaos,
Create or destroy
Gentleness? violence?
Divide and deploy
Knowledge the paddthway
Of sympathy’s man
We must learn from history
It’s all part is the plan…

Civilisation

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Nation to nation, who can you trust?
Clouds in the heavens, rivers of rust
Fear in the valleys going for bust
Civilisation

No one is safe
Time is so short
The hunter the hunted
Survival the sport
We must rise against the forces of darkness wrought
There is power in beauty in the songs we bought
Bringing order to chaos, we create not destroy
We fight hatred with love
What we learn makes us strong
We crush the spirit in the rivers of blood
This is not what we’re here for…
There is nothing more powerful than love!
Civilisation

We rise…
Track Name: Don't Look Down
You should have listened when we told you
Love was all we really need
You should have listened when we told you
You should have paid us far more heed
You should have listened when we told you
Love was all we really needed

You should have listened when we told you
You should have opened up your eyes
You should have listened when we told you
But they filled you head with lies
You should have listened when we told you
That love was all we really needed
Don’t look down


We flew too close to the sun, mesmerised by the glistening ocean below us
We soared and swooped, lost in our reverie
Until the cold blue waters engulfed us
Never forget…

You should have listened when we told you
Love was all we really need
You should have listened when we told you
You should have paid us far more heed
Track Name: Head Rush
Head Rush words and topline by David Ireland & music by Michael Cooling

I could be anywhere
Anywhere at all
Walking the streets
Awaiting your call
Leaving my body
Soaring away
Touching the light
Is this the day?

It’s life and death
It’s the final breath
Head rush
It’s the temple bell
It’s heaven and hell

Head Rush
Hush, hush

We do not choose the moment we arrive
We do not choose how many nights
Departure time rewinds uncharted
Live fearlessly,
And open hearted
Until the final breath
With your name forever on my tongue

Head Rush

I could be anywhere
Anywhere at all
Walking the streets
Awaiting your call
Leaving my body
Soaring away
Touching the light
Is this the day?

And know that I loved you
A lifetime long and more
My star is above you
Just watch how I soar
Head Rush
Track Name: Heartquake
And the Mama say…
I hear the thunder roar
I see the lightning flash
I’m on the road to heaven
There’s no turning back
Living in a prison on a mountain top
For the first time ever I feel the pressure drop
Now I’ve seen forever I don’t think I can stop

We bypassed Goa but we found the sun
Barcelona on a honey run
I saw the chance but you had the gun
The heat was on but we fell for fun
So much heat let’s melt the street
Let’s melt the street
Let’s melt the street
So much heat let’s melt the street

And the Mama say…
You’re giving me a heartquake!

Do as you would
Do as you would
Do as you would be done by

And the Mama say…
So much heat let’s melt the street!
Track Name: Holy Holy Holy
Take a thorn, put it in your pocket
Take a prayer, float it on the air
Cast a stone, throw it in the ocean
Watch the ripples going where they dare

Take a storm, seal it in a locket
Take a T-bolt crackling the air
Take a dove, send it to the war zone
Watch the life-blood spreading everywhere

Take a thorn, put it in your pocket
Take a breath, put it in the air
Cast a stone, throw it in the ocean
Watch the ripples going where they dare
Cast a stone, throw it in the ocean
Watch the ripples going where they dare

Diddle diddle - puzzles and riddles
Harum-scarum sixty-six
Strings of a fiddle - piggy in the middle
Safe in their houses made of bricks

Take a thorn, put it in your pocket
Take a prayer, put it in the air
Cast a stone, throw it in the ocean
Watch the ripples going where they dare

Face a storm, put it in your pocket
Take the lightning, put it in the air
Take a dove, throw it in the war zone
Watch the love spreading everywhere
Track Name: Kashablankha!
Kashablankha!
Balla Balla Balla Balla Balla Balla Balla
Kashablankha
Loco Loco Loco Loco

Hush-a-bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.
Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;
Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen;
JC’s a lady, and wears a gold ring;
RM's cool, and drums for the king.
Rock a bye Juliet under the covers
Heart full of venom, starre crost lovers,
Fathers, sisters, mothers, brothers
Sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers
Plagues will rain on both your houses
So button your breeches and zip the trousies
Play it again Sammy boy

Kashablankha!

Georgie Porgie, Puddin' and Pie,
Kissed the girls and he made them cry,
When the boys came out to play
Georgie Porgie ran away.
Full fathom five thy father lies,
His bones are coral customised.
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
Nothing left doth fade and die,
Suffer a sea-sea change
Into something rich and strange. (Ariel’s Song, The Tempest Act One)
Play it again, Sammy boy

Kashablankha!

Boys and girls come out to play,
The moon does shine as bright as day;
Come with a whoop, and come with a call,
Come with a Willy or not at all.
Lose your supper, and lose your sleep,
Come to your playfellows in the street;
Up the ladder and down the wall.
A penny for your thoughts will serve us all.
Down in the cellar where the light is fading
Something stirs and the gin is shady
Theres a girl I sometime love
And in the sky, heavens above!
Play it again, Sammy boy

Kashablankha!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!
Whitney, Britney, baby hit me
One size all aint gonna fit me

Kashablankha!

“What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?”
“…My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.”
“The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.”
“...I was misinformed.”

Kashablankha!
Track Name: Pilgrim
Who would true Valour see,

Let him come hither,

One here will Constant be,

Come Wind, come Weather.

There's no Discouragement

Shall make him once Relent

His first avow'd Intent

To be a Pilgrim.



Whoso beset him round

With dismal Stories,

Do but themselves Confound;

His strength the more is.

No Lyon can him fight,

He'll with a Giant fight,

But he will have a right

To be a Pilgrim.



Hobgoblins, nor foul Fiend,

Can daunt his Spirit:

He knows, he at the end

Shall Life Inherit.

Then Fancies fly away,

He'll fear not what men say,

He'll labour Night and Day

To be a Pilgrim.
Track Name: Questions & Answers
Here is a chair
It used to be a nice chair
But now the gilt has faded
The brocade is torn and threadbare
But it seems to serve their purpose
It functions very well
The plexus punch is cushioned adequately
The cashmere scarf obscures the yell

Here is a table
The barley-twist legs are extremely fine
There is some water damage on the veneered surface
And bloodstains or maybe wine
There are deep, pitted cosh marks
That are thrown into relief in the arc light glow
Steam rises from the open wounds
For the water they use is as cold as snow

How can I tell them if I just don’t know?

Here is a window
The view holds me in its thrall
The shards of glass that lie shattered on the courtyard flags
Will lacerate and give purpose to my fall
Will they draw me back
Before the white, before the black
Will they crush my life in their calloused hands
An empty shell with no worth at all

Here is a house
This house is far from safe
This house is listening
There are wires in the wall
The doors are locked and bolted
No one can hear my call
No one can hear my thoughts
There is no one home at all

How can I tell them if I just don’t know?
Track Name: Space Cake
Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Ho
Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Lo
Space Cake

Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Ho
Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Lo
Hippie Hippie come
Hippie Hippie go
Hippie Hippie quick
Hippie Hippie slow

Een beetje mal, een beetje gek,
Pannekoeken in de Melkweg,
Fantasio, Willem de Ridder
Superman, Margot Kidder
Paradiso, Leidseplein, Karnemelk, Rooie Wijn,
Poffertjes en een glasje Bols, Paul Annee - god rest his soul

Doe maar gewoon jongen
Want gewoon is gek genoeg!

Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Ho
Hippie Hippie Hi
Hippie Hippie Lo
Track Name: Uber
Uber
Das ist toll
Dat ist so super
Uber
Track Name: You, Me, The Stars and Love
Once upon a time there was a boy
Once upon a time there was a girl
Once upon a time there was love
Love, forever

You, me, the stars and love
You, me, the stars and love
You, me, the stars and love
It was you, me, the stars and love forever

Mia cara, ti do il mio cuore
E il mio amore per ora
E per sempre, per sempre

Once upon a time there was a boy
Once upon a time there was a girl
Once upon a time there was love
Love, forever

You, me, the stars and love
It was you, me, the stars and love forever

Once upon a time there was you
Once upon a time there was me
Once upon a time there was love
Now and forever
You, me, the stars and love x 3
It was you, me, the stars and love forever
Track Name: Zsa Zsa (for Craig)
Memories echo through the sun-dark alleys
Sights and smells and sounds and kisses
Moving eager ever onward
Art and commerce reconciled
Lost in thought he reminisces
Moments frozen hard in limelight
Warm, the sudden curtain call
With virgin-like anticipation
There he stands mascara fluttering
Pools of light play on his hands

Was it Barbra?
Was it Channing,
Was it Judy, was it Liza, oh no!
Was it Peggy, Bette or Elvis
Marlene, Mae, Tallulah,
Or was it you?
Who ever knew?
You bared your soul
To your disciples
The chosen few

Zsa Zsa, never Zsa Zsa
Zsa Zsa, Zsa Zsa, never she
Few compare to her pure glamour
Hit the notes, hit the hammer
At the Circus of Outrageous
Let’s leave Zsa Zsa in the wings tonight

Memories echo through the moon-kissed valleys
Highs and lows and hits and misses
Slipping slowly ever backward
Love and passion undefiled
Lost in thought she reminisces
Moments melting into starlight
Cold, the cruel paparazzi
Flashback flickering greenback dollars
There he stands, mascara fluttering
Pools of light play on his hands

Zsa Zsa, never Zsa Zsa
Zsa Zsa, Zsa Zsa, never she
Few compare to her pure glamour
Hit the notes, hit the hammer
At the Circus of Outrageous
Let’s leave Zsa Zsa in the wings tonight

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