Midlife Crisis

by The Morris 1100

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The Morris 1100 deliver new directions in old, with their debut 5-track EP ‘Midlife Crisis’. Combining sixties beats with a modern twist, low-tide surf guitars, keyboard freakouts, wry lyrics and the occasional flash of French pop art, illuminating dusky Antipodean highways.


released July 24, 2014

Michael Leach: Vocals, Guitars
Brendan O’Donoghue: Bass
Lucas Walsh: Keyboards, Piano

With special guests:
Danny McKenna: Drums, Percussion
Backing vocals: Antoinette Dillon

Engineer: Simon Cotter
Recorded at Bakehouse Studios, Fitzroy, Melbourne, December 2013.
Mastered at Indie Masters by Paul Fox.
Artwork by Tyson Sheean



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The Morris 1100 Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne band The Morris 1100 like first cars, old loves and new, grainy super-eights, chiffon gloves, starshot eyes, east- west engines, summer highways, Jacqueline Bouvier and old stories that improve on the seventh telling.

The Morris 1100 previously appeared as a late ’60s automobile, and were produced by British Leyland.
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Track Name: Midlife Crisis
Midlife Crisis

Things fall off in the night
I don’t feel alright
My hair is a sight
I’m gonna set it right

Yeah we’ll get the band back together
And we’ll do it again
And never say never

Don’t wanna know ‘bout your home renovations
Don’t want to cultivate vegetation

I just want to rock
Till it’s 10 o’clock
And stay up till late
And sleep in till 8

I gotta mid-life crisis
I’m on my knees
A midlife crisis
Baby please
A midlife crisis
I’m on my own

My Blood pressure’s boiling
My joints need oil
I got high

I got down on my knees for a solo
But I can’t get up again, oh no.

I gotta mid-life crisis
It’s really sad
A midlife crisis
I’m someone’s dad
A midlife crisis
Another night at home
An autopsy drama
The wife wants a farmer
Track Name: Redstar
I’ll tell you ‘bout my one desire
It’s a redstar
Motorcar, yeah
She starts with a push behind her
She’s got four on the floor

It’s a big sound with the muffler down
I’ll come round
We’ll set the road on fire

Well I’m an M1100 driver
She’ll go far
Rev the redstar
We’ll jump front and back and drive her
Solenoid’s gone
Bang sure it’s on

I parked on the hill so we don’t get stuck
And walk down now and pick you up

She’s got hydrolastic suspension,
and an east-west engine
A chrome hub M, with a red- white trim
Its 1988, I pull up to your gate
So come on along, because she’s 21

Got the AM radio on
Clutch start bang and we’re gone
Track Name: Seven Stories
Oui, le mille cent… Allons-y!
Nous sommes sept histoires
Nous tournons, dans l’espace
Nous sommes seulement sept histoires
Nous tournons, dans l’espace
Avant les jeux sont faits!
Track Name: The Night is Young
Your chiffon glove
your starshot eye
calls upon
the moon and sky

You take your hand
your crossed hand
fate upon the moon again

Honey, the night is young
and you're a Bouvier

You take your hand
across the land
fate upon the moon again

Honey, the night is young
and you're a Bouvier