Here is a list of all known Lollies
songs, with explanations where available. Click on title for lyrics.
Current Original songs include:
- Susan Is A Lesbian Now
- Green Card Marriage
- Quite Frankly I Think I Could Do A Better
Job Of Being Famous
- Hit Song 22
- Me And My Record Collection
- Liggers With Attitude
- I Found Myself At The Supermarket
- Boycrush Pusher
- Network Love Song
- Day Job Nightmare
- Liquid Wiggle - Described by Kate as "The aftermath of
a massive week-long absinthe-soaked party held at my flat. All of our
friends are name-checked in it, so we hope they'll buy it when it's
- In Your Room - according to Rachel,
this was written in her bedroom during the infamous "Communist
Cocktail Party" at her house in Essex. Rumoured to feature heavy
use of Rachel's new Vox Continental Organ, it is reported as having
a "Late Velvets sort of feel."
My) Bad Boyfriend - lead track from The Lollies' first proper
EP. What other single can you think of that starts with the phrase "Isn't
he lovely?" and goes on to rip off The Crystals, The Jesus And Mary
Chain, The Ronettes and The Creation in the first twenty seconds?
Mascara - A "Spaghetti Western/Surf" sort of tune, featuring
Riot Grrly lyrics about how boys should be forced to conform to the
same irrational beauty standards as women. Lyrics were partially written
in the Camber Sands ladies room during All Tomorrow's Parties- how's
that for Indie Cred?
- Way Too Special - scrappy
punk song with lyrics written in the back of taxi being sent home in
disgrace from Charlie's birthday party, where Kate apparently drank
a bit too much "Special Coke" (read: brown vodka) and made a bit of
a fool of herself over the infamous Peter H.
Song - Jane's first solo songwriting contribution. Sounds "kind
of like The Pixies." Jane has finally mastered the remarkable feat of
being able to play the bassline and sing the tongue-twisting lyrics
at the same time!
Heaven (formerly known as GDC) - One of the prettiest songs
the Lollies have written, reported to be "the riff from Cemetary Gates
played over the chords from Pale Blue Eyes." Written about some Cute
Boy Who Works At The Joint (their rehearsal studio), because Kate is
apparently in awe of his "asslessness."
Your) Pearls At Swine - A duet with Chris
T-T. This one reportedly sounds a lot like Stereolab's Jenny Ondioline.
Kate sez "It's the sort of song I've always wanted someone to write
about me. But no one ever has, so I thought I might as well write if
for myself." The C6 reckon it sounds like them, but then they think
lots of things, don't they? Imagine that! The Lollies rip off the VU
and the C6 think it sounds like them, even though Kate has been ripping
off the VU since some members of the C6 were in NAPPIES!
The Girls - (Formerly known as Down With OPC) Apparently, Kate
went to see the C6 boys in Hoxton, got in a massive drunken strop with
everyone, and woke up the next morning to find this on her 4-track.
Original lyrics (about the shallowness of the 'Nathan Barley' style
denizens of London) were scrapped as being "too negative" so it's now
a hymn to Kate's vanished buddies from her teenage drinking years in
New York City. Names and identities have been changed to protect the
innocent, and the not-so-innocent.
- It's All Good - A free-form
space-rock guitarkestra, currently instrumental, but reportedly sounds
like "a Television guitar riff played over a Yo La Tengo song." Is Kate's
long-standing wibbling spacerock obsession finally going to be given
free reign within the band?
Imajinary Boyfriend - Fears of the Lollies turning into a Spacerock
Guitarkestra are laid to rest, as this is a return to form for the girls.
Described as a cross between 'Sophisticated Boom-Boom' and 'No Fun'
- The Lollies in Sounding Like The Shangri-Las Fronting The Stooges
Shocker! Who would have guessed?
Lollies Sell Out (Flavour of the Week) - So, the Dandy Warhols
did a Gap Ad. And then the C6 boys modeled for Dazed & Confused. Quite
frankly, the Lollies think *they* could do a better job of product endorsement!
The third part of the trilogy started with Quite Frankly and Liggers.
- Set Closer - this song
still doesn't have a proper name, but features a Detroit soul style
jam mixed with feedback guitar solos. Yowzah! Every time the band has
played this song, Kate has injured herself in the excitement.
- Like Wow, Groovy - a frenetic
surf-instrumental with post-rock chords in it.
- Big Massive Fuck-Off Attitude
- Jane's latest song, and definitely the Lollies' heaviest moment yet.
Almost heavy metal at points!
- Selfish Boy - Hrmmm, wonder
who that could possibly be about?
- Everybody's Trash To Somebody,
Baby - Thankfully, before all the Lollies' songs could turn into
vitriolic rants against lying, cheating bastards who done her wrong,
Kate was fortunate enough to be saved by a new crush. Yes, Kate, he's
lovely. But do we really need another whole album's worth of songs about
yet another dirty dronerock boy?
- (You Could Make An) Angel
Sigh - written on a dare from the lovely boys at Purr,
this really is an Xmas Carol written solely for the purpose of being
on one of their fabled Christmas compilation CDs. Original working title
of "You're Off My List" was scrapped when the lyrics were
hijacked by the obsession mentioned above.
- Little Death Machine -
A new death metal direction for the Lollies? This song was inspired
by a disturbing Jake and Dinos Chapman sculpture at the New Tate, and
features monster ZZ-Top style blues riffs, reggae breaks and a shouty
Motorhead chorus. No, really.
- Office Romance - Purely
fictional account of an office affair gone horribly wrong. Bridget Jones
fronting the Crystals, apparently.
- I'm With The Band - Jane
takes the piss out of crushes on boys in other bands. Features a sinewy,
funky trip-hop middle 8!
- Goldcrush - For the first
time in her life, Kate wrote a song about a boy in an attempt to pull
him, and it actually worked. She says "I tried to write a song that
sounds like The Eagles and it turns out like early Throwing Muses."
- Nearly Flawless - (Formerly
known as Hey Babe) A tender long song from Jane to her absent Man. Was
supposed to sound like Luscious Jackson, but Kate and Matthew hijacked
it and turned it into spacerock.
- I Want You - "This song
is about sex," says Kate. It's a nasty, dirty, blues rave-up with big
- Happy - A secret track
bound for the new album, this is the Lollies' stab at techno.
- Sweetheart Of The Radio
- Two band relationships suck, don't they? Especially when you hear
your lover on the radio more than you see him face to face.
- Hey, Stranger - A song
about divorce, broken families, absent fathers and trying to make sense
of it all. How are you supposed to relate to a man when you've never
actually *had* one in your life?
- I'm A Girl - a Jane song,
which apparently features "Black Sabbath guitar riffs".
- Are You For Eighty-Six?
- "For Sterling"
- Suck On This - another
Jane classic, featuring hand-claps and scissor kicks and rave-up jams
- Please (I Want You Back)
- ILM, of
which Kate is a devoted follower, once had a poll in which My Bloody
Valentine and Britney Spears were voted the two most popular records
of all time, so Kate attempted to fuse the two. Matthew reckons it sounds
like Tiger Trap.
- Two Days In Hull - Self
explanatory, really. It took the whole band to decipher Kate's guitar-notes
and figure out that "pull 9" meant bend a note on the ninth
fret, not go to Spider's for nine days running.
- Liar, Liar - you little
fucker, you're telling more tales than a long-haul trucker. Four verses
about three boys who happen to share the same first name.
- Bender - the most complicated
Lollies guitar riff yet. The full-on RAWK GAWD intro to the song finally
got Matthew to violate his Expressionless Drummer rule. Even though
it was written after a weekend-long vodka and trucker speed binge at
Mother Bar, its title refers to the character John Bender from The Breakfast
- Use Yer Disillusion - A stereotypical shouty riot grrrl type song, performed in the style of GNR. Go figure.
- Mother - The most beautiful and tender love song ever written about a bar. Except Kate got beaten up by the bouncers at Mother, and now refuses to go there.
- Dirt - A rock opera in three parts, this song actually needed a diagramme to explain how it all went, what with arrows and directions and bits labelled "country" and "trainwreck" and "garage" and the like.
- Action (wo)Man - The Litter
- Horse Pills - The Dandy Warhols (though if
asked by anyone from EMI or Capitol, they'll claim they don't know what you're talking
- We have heard rumours that The Lollies have been
rehearsaing a song they call "Hello Dougie" though when asked what this
actually is, they respond by descending into a fit of giggles through which one can just
about make out Rachel saying something about Britney Spears and Kate muttering something
about the "sound of small Scotsmen falling over." Very mysterious. I suppose
we'll just have to wait until the next gig.
- Scooby Snacks Well, FLC have been stalking Jane, so the Lollies butchered one of their songs. Matt's still outside playing snake on his mobile.