the Kishka Anthem

by the Creaking Planks

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Our treat for you, listeners on the high seas! A song of merriment and camaraderie sure to get you dancing and pillaging. Download it for free, or pay what you feel!

Planks on this track:
Blackbox Squeezebeard on Accordion
Cap'n Jack Spareribs on Baritone Sax
Lee Shoal on Ukulele
Daisy Jones-Locher on Mandolin
Spongedev Squareplanks on Ukulele
Dr. Steelhand on Steel Guitar
Ludwika LePearl on Cello
Johnny Wyoming on Violin
Phaulonius J Knucklebones on Percussion

Recorded and Mixed by Ed Bond at the Quietkeep
Photo by Graham Ballantyne


Kishka Anthem
Lyrics by Phaulonius J Knucklebones

Tell us where the party is and we will bring the sausages
Give us the directions and we’ll try to get the beer
If it is a bar-b-que we try to procure venison
We promise to behave we want to come again next year

We have no way to get there so we ask you provide ride for us
Transportation is a challenge when we carry so much food.
Elephant or taxi rickshaw bicycle or gondola
Bus we don’t prefer because our chickens disturb the driver-dude.

we love you all we love you more we love you better than the best

we telling you this now because maybe you remember when we forget.

Only half of us are drinking and fewer of us smoke a bit
We’re polite and pay attention and we always wash our hands
This party is so quiet so we energize it up a bit
We always bring our instruments we're Creaking Plankses band!


we love you all we love you more we love you better than the best

we tell you now because maybe later doesn't make us any sense


released April 27, 2012



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The Creaking Planks Vancouver, British Columbia

The Creaking Planks strap on forgotten and dismissed instruments of simpler times, preemptively gathering the tunes and jingles of today from the ashbins of tomorrow and re-presenting them in a novel anachronistic setting and style. Together, their sum suggests nothing stranger than the iPod of 1906. ... more

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