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The latest CD release from Mike Safron and his dynamic new band,

Pavlov's Dog 2000

End of the World

Record Label: Kanned Goose Records
Released: 1995

Pavlov's Dog 2000 encompasses a blend of original material combined with a new spectrum of music. This electrifying, unique sound is Pavlov's Dog 2000.

End of the World is a five song EP containing:

Motorcycle 3:35
End of the World 4:37
Lies 3:06
Tawny 4:44
You've Really Got a Hold on Me 3:34

For a listing of the personnel appearing on this CD, please go to the Pavlov's Dog 2000 Band Members page.



Review of End of the World

The webmaster of this site recently obtained a copy of End of the World. This is his review of the CD.

I have always been a big fan of the original Pavlov's Dog and still am to this day. I wasn't sure what to expect from this CD, given that only one original member, Mike Safron, is present and the "voice" of Pavlov's Dog, David Surkamp, is nowhere to be found. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

The sound of the group is vaguely reminiscent of the original Dog, but not so much that it is an obvious rip-off. Gone is the mellotron which has been replaced by a synthesizer and the violin is still present in several of the songs. Mike Safron has commented that people have mistakenly thought that David Surkamp is singing on the CD. Again, there is a vague similarity here as well. Even the ending to the song End of the World borrows a riff reminiscent of the end of Natchez Trace from the first Pavlov's Dog album.

The CD is actually an EP that clocks in at a little over nineteen minutes. All of the songs are original compositions by Mike Safron with the exception of You've Really Got a Hold on Me, which is written by Smokey Robinson. However, this is an entirely different version of the song. Every song on the CD rocks and I find myself regularly listening to it straight through, since there is not a bad song in the bunch.

Bottom line: I like the CD. If you have the chance to get a copy for yourself, by all means, do so. You won't be disappointed. Those of you who already have a copy of this CD, hold onto it since there were only 1000 copies pressed. It is sure to become a collector's item, just like the original Pavlov's Dog albums.



I spoke to Mike Safron in September 1998 about the PD2000 CD. He noted that this CD was recorded in five days and mixed in two days. As noted, he said his goal was to recapture the sound of the original Pavlov's Dog.



Song Lyrics

MOTORCYCLE

take a ride on my motorcycle
donít you worry Ďcause
Iíll be beside you
feel the wind just
blowing in your hair
take a ride on my motorcycle
take a chance and see the star light
fire in the sky
feel the power of my love for you
I hope you never say good-bye

(chorus)... fly
like an angel
when you spread your wings
I can feel it baby
fly
as we ride on through the night
Itíll be alright, just feel the wind

feel the wind just
blowing in your hair
magic love will fill the air

I waited so long
to see your face again
I know I did you wrong
I never ever found the time
to spend with you
but now Iíll carry on

(chorus)
take a ride on my motorcycle
take a ride on my motorcycle
(chorus)
feel the wind just
blowing in your hair
magic love will fill the air

take a ride on my motorcycle
take a ride on my motorcycle, cycle...

END OF THE WORLD

Itís the end of the world
you know it
Itís coming fast
Itís the end of the world
you know it
Itís coming at last

If I offended you
Itís just that I see the light
never wanted to hurt you baby
never wanted to fight

hear the children crying
I tell you they donít need that
another time of confusion baby
when we both get into
our deadly kiss

(chorus)...Itís the end of the world
but not the end of the world
if you left me
if you left me

pardon me if I ask you
why you wear that mask
of a sweet little angel
youíre the devil in that
mask, mask, mask

(chorus) Repeat First Verse

loveís just an illusion
you know Iíll never miss
another time of confusion baby
when we both get into
our deadly kiss
(chorus)

LIES

wasting my life believing in you
all the hurt you put me through
telling all my friends
bad things about me
bad karma will come back to you

(chorus)...whose been telling
all of those lies
whose been telling them
sad goodbyes
you run if you can
you run and you hide
whose been telling
all of those lies

mixed up little girl
mixed up little mind
canít you think
to be a little kind
find what youíre after
but leave us alone
if you canít
call me on the phone

wasting my life believing in you
all the hurt you put me through
telling my friends
bad things about me
bad karma will come back to
you, you, you

you try so hard just to start a fight
my friends think youíre in the right
maybe youíll win, maybe Iíll fight
whatever, youíre the
devil in the night

(chorus)

TAWNY

(chorus)...living in a fantasy
thinking she will be with me
standing out there in the rain
people tell me Iím insane

but I need her
I need her oh so bad
when sheís gone and
Iím feeling oh so sad tonight
another day maybe Iíll be alright
If she comes to me
I know Iíll live my fantasy
Tawny donít walk away

(chorus)

and I watch her as she
dances in the night
like an angel haunting me
and I canít go on
I need her oh so bad
everytime I see her
only if she comes to me
I know Iíll live my fantasy
Tawny donít walk away

but I need her
I need her oh so bad
when sheís gone
and Iím feeling oh so sad

Repeat second Verse

donít walk away,
donít walk away, oh yeah,
donít walk away, oh yeah,
Tawny donít you walk away
donít walk away, donít walk away
Tawny donít walk away...

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

I donít like you but I love you
seems like Iím always
thinking of you
even though you treat me badly
love you madly

youíve really got a hold on me
youíve really got a hold on me baby

I donít want you but I need you
donít want to kiss you
but I need to
even though you
do me wrong now
my love is strong now

youíve really got a hold on me
youíve really got a hold on me baby

I need you
all I want you to do is hold me
hold me

wonít you hold on baby
wonít you hold on to me
just a little tighter

Iím gonna leave here
donít wanna stay here
not going to spend
another day here
even though I want to split now
just canít quit now
youíve really got a hold on me

Credits
Produced by Mike Safron for Kanned Goose Records 1995
Tom Tarantino, Co-Producer
Howard Hunze, Executive Producer
All songs composed by Mike Safron & published by Mike Safron Music Ltd., ASCAP
with exception to Youíve Really Got A Hold On Me by William Smokey Robinson
All songs arranged by Pavlovís Dog 2000
Recorded at Kiva Studios, Memphis, TN. Engineered & mixed by Gary Harwood
Mastered at Ardent, Memphis, TN by Larry Nix
Art direction/design & promotions by Cat Cacciatore
Special thanks to Charles Stone, Joe ďMamaĒ Mason, Charles, Raymond & Edna Hunze, Joe Rolnicki, Ed Deghroony, Bob Safron, Edna Safron, Al & Vicky Lindaman, Daleís Music, Jim Nickle, Terry Drake, Theresa Roche, Jeff Hunter, Gary Holloway, Spigolli, Teressa, & Darrein Safron

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