Unintentionally Spectacular

Unintentionally Explosive
  • Hilarious
  • Flammable
  • Mechanical
  • Under Water
  • Fabulous
  • Irrational
  • Spectacular
  • Exhilarating
  • Delicious
  • Turned On
  • Out of Focus

May 2020 brings Unintentionally Spectacular, a brand-spanking-new EP full of songs!

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All songs written, produced, and performed by Morgan Stone Grether ©2020.
Morgan: piano, lead and rhythm guitars (acoustic and electric), bass, synths, drums, programming, vocals.
Except * additional rhythm guitar on “Catching Your Eye” by Dave Depper.

    Side A
  1. “Gotta Get My Feet Back on the Ground”
    A gentle little groove to say: Let’s throw off the depression of 2020!
  2. “Catching Your Eye”*
    There was a documentary a few years ago on the artist Basquiat that made me laugh because everyone interviewed kept saying how supposedly important they were to him: “Oh, Basquiat wanted to sleep with me,” “He was always in love with me,” or “He was jealous of me.” That sort of self-congratulatory silly nonsense gave birth to this song. Laughter and music go hand in hand.
  3. “Overdose”
    A song for Elaine. On one hand, a Portland-themed tip-of-the-hat to both Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and Zucchero’s “Overdose (D’Amore),” but also a celebration of how good it can feel to fall in love after a heartbreak or two. Or 20.
  4. “Crybaby”
    A little ditty about a run-in with the queen of debauchery, it’s a homage to one of my musical heroes, Lou Reed, and thereby a sorta sequel to “Sweet Jane,” which is one of the best songs of all time. (Undeniable fact!) So, yeah, that took some gumption.
    Side B
  1. “Sheffield”
    Some fun wordplay disguised as a song for Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys to croon at their next gig.
  2. “Wanna Supernova”
    Like “Overdose” above, a song for Elaine; this is an examination of that exuberant blast of joy you feel when you fall in love after feeling hopelessly unloveable.
  3. “Smooth Like Whiskey”
    A song for Tom Waits to sing at the end of the night to send the crowd home. Raise your glass high!
(Photo by Olivia Grether)

Sleep and Death as Brothers (EP, 1993)

In the early 90s I started a “tape club” where I’d send cassettes of homemade EPs to friends and fans. I believe this was the first one in the club. Recorded in Feliz Hattop Music in Los Angeles, California. All songs by Morgan Stone Grether ©1993.

01. “This Is Not A Joke”

02. “Still Just a Girl (Conquer the World)”

03. “Sleep & Death (As Brothers)”

04. “Marmalade Man”