The Missed Collection

by Dirty Murph & the Kerbside Sorters

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Recorded and mixed by Phil Davies at Room 4 Studios, Bristol
31 Jan - 1 Feb 2016. Produced largely by accident, using recycled material wherever practicable.

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released June 6, 2016

Operatives on this recording are:
Ann Ballinger • Pete Bennett • Ian Cessford • Mark Corbin • Chiarina Darrah • Peter Jones • Steve Watson

Cover photo and art: Peter Jones

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Track Name: Justified Deviant
The Framework Directive says to obey
The order of preference of the hierarchy
But I’m a deviant and I say: ‘No way!’
And I’ve conducted an LCA

An impact assessment of waste generation
And its management informs my deviation
I’m a justified deviant, I don’t need permission
But I report my deviations to the Commission

CHORUS:
Anaerobic digesting takes preference over composting
Justified deviation, justified deviation, justified deviation
I’ve got a justification for my deviation
Justified deviation, justified deviation, justified deviation
I’ve got a justification for my deviation

I side on the precautionary
With waste medical and veterinary
And concerning the management of phosphogypsum
When I see that waste, I wanna tip some

I landfill C&D waste containing PVC
And I incinerate toxic WEEE
And when I’m done deviating, I deviate some more
Within the legal parameters of Article 4

CHORUS

Anaerobic digesting takes preference over composting
Track Name: The Loader
I am just a loader on the household refuse round
I have wandered up the side streets,
Shifting hundreds of containers, mostly wheelie bins
Residual waste,
If it’s in the bin I’ll shift it and leave the rest in place

When I left my home this morning it was barely five AM
In the company of milkmen
On the way out to the depot, running late
Six-o-three,
Seeking out the break room corner, hope the supervisor don’t see
Scoffing bacon butties and a cup of tea
Lie-la-lie...

Asking only a council pension I went looking for a job
But I got no TUPE
Just a zero hours contract from the agency
I do declare
The days get so cold I’m glad
I just do cover shifts there
La la la la lie la lie

Now the bins are hydraulically lifted and they wheel quite easily
This job is easier than it once was
With greater productivity, business as usual
There’s frequent change
But after service rearrangements the job stays more or less the same
After changes, loading’s more or less the same

But I’m standing in my winter clothes
And wishing I was dry in the cab
Where the waste collection winters wouldn’t bother me
Freezing me... brass monkeys

One day I’ll get my licence and start driving as my trade
And write down the registrations
Of every berk that slows me down
Or cuts me up while driving
In my Dennis RCV
Find out their addresses, and leave their bins unemptied
Lie-la-lie...
Track Name: Invitation to Tenderness
Invitation to tenderness
The implication to redress
All those broken contracts, those sorry love pacts
That went awry, and made me want to die
I’m procuring a cure for a broken heart
I’m ensuring I’m sure from the start
Through a well-run tender process
I’m inviting a bid, no more and no less
Invitation to tenderness
An invocation of love

Invitation to tenderness
An insinuation to undress
My specifications, presented for your deliberation
Dear you won’t need a tie
Cast your eyes over my definitions
Can you satisfy my conditions?
In a sweet and tender process
I’m inviting a bid, no more and no less
Invitation to tenderness
Invitation to love
Track Name: Re-use Shop
It ain’t new (Oh yeah)
It’s re-used (Oh yeah)
It ain’t new (Oh yeah)

When you got something old and it’s gotta go
What are you gonna do?
You know eBay ain’t the only way
To get rid of something old but good

If you bought brand new when you could re-use
Know that you were doing wrong
Oh if you needed gear, and you went to Ikea
You know that you were doing wrong

CHORUS:
I say re-use shop, oh re-use
Oh yeah, re-use shop’s the place for you
I say re-use shop, oh re-use
Oh yeah, re-use shop’s the place for you

It ain’t new (Oh yeah)
It’s re-used (Oh yeah)
It ain’t new (Oh yeah)

If you got a spare old comfy chair
Re-use shop’s the place for you
If you gotta chuck an old toy truck
Oh yeah, re-use shop’s the place for you

CHORUS

At the CA site, you can do it right
Oh yeah, re-use shop’s the place for you
It’s the place to be, HWRC
Oh yeah, re-use shop’s the place for you

If you bought brand new when you could re-use
Know that you were doing wrong
If you don’t re-use, then we all lose
You know that you are doing wrong

CHORUS