You Are What You Eat

by Formidable Vegetable Sound System

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To celebrate a triumphant International Year of Soils, Formidable Vegetable Sound System bring you their latest single, You Are What You Eat - recorded in Rotorua, NZ at Michael Barker’s Twisty Pole Studios and produced in Melbourne by award-winning electronic producer, Spoonbill.

Featuring Barker (John Butler Trio/Black Sorrows) on drums, Mal Webb on horns, Kylie Morrigan on strings and Charlie Mgee on ukulele & vocals, You Are What You Eat is an infectiously bouncy electroswing track all about... Dirt!

That’s right, a supremely funky song celebrating that which sustains us launched as part of the UN International Year of Soils event in Rome is something that could only be pulled off by this award-winning West Australian oddity of a band, notorious across the globe for their dynamic live performances at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury (UK), BOOM (Portugal) and Symbiosis (USA).

With growing recognition at home and overseas, Formidable Vegetable Sound System have become known and loved on every continent for their brass-soaked ukulele electroswing songs about peak-oil, plants and permaculture.

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released January 22, 2016

Song written by Charlie Mgee, Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, Vocals, Beets
Mal Webb: Bass, Trombone, Slide Trumpet
Kylie Morrigan: Violin
Spoonbill: Wonky Electro Fun
Michael Barker: Drums

Recorded by Michael Barker at Twisty Pole Studios - Rotorua, NZ.
Produced, mixed & mastered by Spoonbill in King Lake, Melbourne.
Copyright © 2016 ORiGiN Music Publishing.

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Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ about the principles of permaculture (a way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electroswing-style wonk, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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Track Name: You Are What You Eat (Extended Version)
You are
what you eat
And you are
what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
Here’s a clue, why don’t you
Take a peek beneath your feet.

If you want to know what you're made from
Look at what what you're made from's made from
‘Cause the stuff that we're all made from is the same.

Yeah you go from dust to dust
So you've gotta just trust that upper crust
and maintain that good terrain from whence you came.

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

When you flirt with the dirt
You’ll observe it's certainly not inert
From a worm to a chicken
“Bok Begerk!”
You’re never alone on the loam
and it’s time to get to work!

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

You are what you eat
And you are what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
And it repeats, it repeats, it repeats.
Down, down, down.
Track Name: You Are What You Eat (Radio Edit)
You are
what you eat
And you are
what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
Here’s a clue, why don’t you
Take a peek beneath your feet.

If you want to know what you're made from
Look at what what you're made from's made from
‘Cause the stuff that we're all made from is the same.

Yeah you go from dust to dust
So you've gotta just trust that upper crust
and maintain that good terrain from whence you came.

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

When you flirt with the dirt
You’ll observe it's certainly not inert
From a worm to a chicken
“Bok Begerk!”
You’re never alone on the loam
and it’s time to get to work!

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

You are what you eat
And you are what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
And it repeats, it repeats, it repeats.
Down, down, down.