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Side Hustle Biscuits

by Billy Rich and the Naked Flames

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No Blankets Required Baby, you said your feet were getting cold She said, well don't go paddling in the river You'll never make your fortune panning for gold Rock solid love is what I deliver She said, it's not like you to be so bold Your little heart is all of a quiver I'm gonna make your blankets unfold I'm gonna make you shake and shiver NO BLANKETS REQUIRED NO BLANKETS REQUIRED We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire She said, if our fire burns out of control Will you go and fetch a pail of water? You're looking at me like a demon of old You're making me feel like the devil's daughter I said, I don't know what you've been told But I heard that you were just digging for treasure My heart's running hot, but my feet are still cold Don't you know that diamonds are forever? NO BLANKETS REQUIRED NO BLANKETS REQUIRED We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire She said Alright now Now our fire has run out of coal We knew it wouldn't burn forever She had a perfect body but a wicked soul My number one true little larrikin lover And now I'm never gonna see her again Not if I'm careful, not if I'm clever You spend a lifetime walking in the sunshine You gotta stop and wash your feet in the river NO BLANKETS REQUIRED NO BLANKETS REQUIRED We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire And now the flames will burn higher...
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North-Easter 03:44
North-Easter You know the North-Easter brings the snow Pack up your bags and go, go go go You gotta fly, as far away as you can It makes a meal of a hungry man Take your belongings and your wife and kids by your side Make sure they're buckled in for the ride Get out of here, fortune never favoured the brave Or you'll be spinning in an early grave Summer's gone, dwindled into the past Those autumn memories couldn't last And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away Get out of bed, and get yourself on the run You can't shoot a hurricane with a gun Load up your truck, put your pedal to the floor North-Easter doesn't want you here no more And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away

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An unexpected but fruitful collaboration between Mr Richard P Thomas of Cockermouth, England, and Mr Billy L Schaefer of NY, USA.

Review of Side Hustle Biscuits,
by Hans Werksman of herecomestheflood.com

"Billy Rich and the Naked Flames is a Transatlantic collaboration between Richard P Thomas (Cockermouth, England) and Billy L Schaefer (NY, USA), who bonded over a shared love for guitar driven rock.

The two tracks on Side Hustle Biscuits (a pun inspired by the name of Thomas' one-man project Mint Biscuit) are like two sides of the coin lyrically. No Blankets Required is optimistic, feeling cozy with a loved one nearby. North-Easter is rather bleak, named after the wind that is patiently waiting to blow away happiness and safety, just after the protagonist is feeling better and secure".


Review of No Blankets Required,
by Ray Cross

"Funny story last night, me and my missus are in Ibiza for a festival of rock. Last night on my balcony I was playing No Blankets Required on my phone and was told by security to turn it down! So, not only has your music been heard here but it's also too hard core for them! Have a great day!"

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released March 1, 2022

Lyrics by Richard Thomas
Vocals by Richard Thomas
Music by Richard Thomas and Billy L Schaefer

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Mint Biscuit Sounds Cockermouth, UK

"Melodic cacophony oozing loveliness"

Fresh and crunchy tunes from Welsh guitarist and songwriter,
Mint Biscuit
(Richard Thomas)

Plus archive records from his old band, Mint.

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