First Works

by Big Dumb Animal

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A collection of all of our recorded stuff so far. More to follow...


released May 29, 2017

Nicholas Pentabona- Guitar on all songs, Vocals on many
Brian Waldeck- Drums on all songs, Vocals on Some, Guitar on one
Evan Fox- Bass on all songs, Vocals on many, weird extraneous noises on one
Joey Campbell-Mixing and engineering on tracks 1-4 & 7, background vocals on "Fistful of Rats (Take 1)"
Shari Albala-Original cover art



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Big Dumb Animal Boston, Massachusetts

Hailing from just outside the main dregs of Boston -- Allston, to be exact -- Big Dumb Animal is what was once described by an audience member as "a band.”

The bullied offspring of Evan Fox, Nicholas Pentabona, and Brian Waldeck, BDA write music that sounds mostly like a raccoon in a trash can.
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Track Name: Big Mouth.
Bring me the head of the Idiot Man
Being the head of the idiots, man
Not that I'm scared of the Idiot Man
No, I think that I am the Idiot Man
Big Mouth
Come shout us down
You're always right
Being the one that is leaving you here
With similar joy of irrational fear
Lie in the ground where I thought we began
But not in the ground where I thought it would end
Big Mouth
Save me
Big Mouth
You're always right
Who said we're sorry?
We're all sorry
Come shout us down, we know you're right
Who is fucking sorry?!
We're all sorry
Come shout us down, we know you're right
Big mouth
You're always right
Come shout us down
We'll shut our mouths
You're right. You're ALWAYS right.
Track Name: Fistful of Rats (Take 1)
the lyrics always change, we never write them down

they aren't indecipherable or anything.

just listen.
Track Name: Landlocked
Home away from home
The last island I'll see
We're locking arms off of shore
We're locking up.
We're locking up.
Close my eyes
It's all gone!
The sun had set on the sea
Bodies wading off the shore
We're locking up
We're locking up
We're locking up
Track Name: Tiger Brick
Great Cesar's fucking ghost! I've been living a lie! And I'll stay the exact same way, until the day that I die. Here lies some dead asshole, a sad state of affairs, well out there you're full of shit, son, and nobody cares.
You don't make me sick! Not even a little bit! I know we can still be friends! All the way to the bitter end!
I know we can still be friends!!!
Track Name: Spruce Bringsteen (2014 Demo)
Surrogate mothers
Of surrogate sons
In surrogate mouths
In Surrogate tongues
I am the ransom
That sets you free
I am the cure
That is poisoning me.
Track Name: Fistful of Rats (Take 2)