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1.
12.23.90 02:05
What went wrong? Everything is perfect. Nothing is perfect.
2.
Fever Edge 02:58
Fever edge through delicate butter. I waste away. I fade away. Just like the years gone by. So it comes to this another harvest. Goodbye or should I say hello.
3.
Carving Belt 04:32
It comes around by your town. Just slide it on make sure it fits. You use it well then you discard it. You cut it deep. You cut him deep. Moving slowly carving. Just like salt on an open wound.
4.
Riverside 03:02
Down by the water I plant my seeds. They continue to grow until I can’t forgive. Far away I can dream but far can get too close. Surrounded by silence this brings me under. Have you ever been hurt? It hurts. A path made of stones can be rearranged by children running down to the water.
5.
Midwest 02:52
Say a word that does not cinder. It’s all burning everyone’s still cold. I can see what’s happening the truth is twisted. Everyone’s older then the story changes. It’s gotta change. Where does it come from nobody knows. I found it without lifting a finger. Words always seem to turn everyone’s feelings. I’ve had enough. We’ve had enough. Sunshine shine on me.
6.
Season 01:53
I see. I’ve seen what you’ve done to me. You are the one that makes me hate. You are the things I want to forget. You’re the feelings I’ve lost inside. You’re the pain that scars my life. I know. I know what you did to me. You changed the face of truth. You destroyed the reason of youth. You take away everyone’s love. And I can see it. And we can see it. See the lies. The season it burns you.
7.
Ironclad 02:34
31 pieces of tape to strap my mind. Form it. Hold it. The worst things that can happen time will solve. The worst thing you can say to me is nothing at all. White walls I stare upon. Waiting for the bottle to float back. No message inside only sand. Water that has casted in stone. Ironclad.
8.
Sunburn. Your face peels my vision. Turns my mouth to stone. Pull me up smash me down. Something won’t let me leave. You send me a letter with no sound. You take my freedom you burned it down. Two years was too long inside you institution. Now I’m gone. Situation? There was no situation only lies. A tale for two to tell. Slowly my love turned to hate. Confusion which one is real? It’s high noon I’ll meet you there right by ridge next to the tombstones. My mind is loaded ready for your round. Victory will be at sundown. You took me to the ridge and you shot me down. Sundown I’ll be there.
9.
Phrases once come easy but now ideas take so much time. Stagnant thoughts fill my flower beds. We’re just onlookers. Decisions once come easy now actions take so much strength. We’re just bystanders. Exhaustion chokes us strain suffocates. Please take me now back to a sandy beach. Where I can curl my toes in the hotly sand.
10.
Nonetheless 02:26
I keep my feet dug in with the chains that bound my hands. It’s them. They want me out. I tried but I can’t win. I’m searching for the solution. I found the answer. No one wants what I offer. I will keep on walking looking for open minds. Who can see that their flame burns both you and me.
11.
You touched me that’s not where it’s supposed to be. Get away. Stay out of my room. You violate and you don’t hesitate. Don’t touch it it’s not yours. You take it all and leave it churning. I live with secrets. Some things will never go away. I want to shut it off. Take it away. So much fear you must have. That’s what possesses you to bring this pain on me and leave me with a mark. These wounds will never heal no matter how I wash them. No more violating me. Get out of here.
12.
Quiet 02:20
You can’t see me feel me, taste me, hear me. Why don’t you just shut your trap cause you might just bite yourself. What is this? What brings me to this place. Stupid questions. What was this reason this movement. You can’t hear me. Shut up. I said quiet. I said shut up. You can’t hear me.
13.
Midori 03:23
To keep it in mind. Don’t ask questions. When playing on it’s time to pass it around now. Hours are a minute to a one stop token. Smiles come from bread. Hook line and sinker tell me again. Look too closely eat the cake. Step too softly eat the cake. So much caution to eat the cake. Sit and waiting the cake is fake.
14.
Rivet 03:21
Took too far by the hands by the controller. We don’t need this. Without correction value has no meaning. In a world of hate revise the plans. Destruction is the word that describes the incision.
15.
Attic Phase 03:49
We all try and push it through. Shift the throttle against the grain. We’re left throwing rocks and kicking stones. We’re all alone in this world.
16.
My Blue Bike 02:33
Separate combine frustration. Communicate the line is cut. It’s give me this and give me that. You take and take til there’s none left. Feed candy lies continue the bind. Walk frozen circles hot thaws dry. With separate communication. You take away my blue bike.
17.
Blunchlox 03:33
What was is not. Shall be relabeled. Hands down knee deep. Sitting quietly brings meatloaf to the plate. Papa always said nothing sitting quietly the winds pushed through. Crowds roaring he stood still. Drooling down to the pigeons. Where I learn the lesson with every breath. Some things cannot be forgotten. Worthless lessons resumes engulfment to be caught in blunchlox. With your blunchlox.
18.
Slug 03:17
Give me too much this time. No sadness. You put it in a box. There’s nothing in that box. Shifty corrugations helm inclination. Pencil in the middle line. Distractions redefine.
19.
Feed The Dry 03:12
Feed the mouth but leave it dry. Wasting what you can’t decide. Take a bunch and kill a smile. Forty winks to fabrication. You say you when it’s you and me. You crash the dreams that we built for you and me. Feed the dry. Come on. Come in. This one.
20.
Softy 02:26
Words are spoken softly when hands grab your neck. Voices pierce the vision of those above lesser men. No silver spoon hanging from this mouth. Give it your all then the gear grinds. Foundations were once built under large structures that now cave in to leave nothing but a broken mind.
21.
Zyzxx 03:42
Instrumental.
22.
Take some time to settle down. Give nothing. You gave nothing and got what you wanted. Run around laying circles. Motion moves the mountain. Reveal the direction. Switch the sound. Create an image. It’s a party keep on dreaming.
23.
Mocha sez it all. Shut up and say blue. Give out a tooth smack to tease the carpet. Leave out some. Go to home. Stinksmell boy is nowhere near empty town. Chews the paper till his face turns red. Behind his curtain little laughs in hiding. Tears become a fatal transition. Leave out some. Take few home. My stinksmell boy.

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"Gauge : I" contains "Demo", "Blank", "Soothe" and 2 songs that appeared on compilations.

Scott "Gub" Conway - Guitar/Vocals
Kevin J. Frank - Guitar/Vocals
Ryan Rapsys - Drums
Neil Sandler - Bass

Tracks 1-6
Recorded February 1991 at Brooke Studios in Brookfield, IL. Engineered by Chris Paps.
Released as a demo cassette in 1991.

Tracks 7-12
Recorded September-October, 1991 at Fatal Beauty Studios. Engineered by Tom Papanicholas.
Tracks 7-10 released as "Blank" Shakefork Records, 1992 (7")
Track 11 released on a split 7" with Grout Villa on Permanent Satan records, 1993
Track 12 released on "Achtung Chicago, Zwei" compilation on Underdog Records, 1993

Tracks 13-23
Recorded October 9-11, 1992 at Old Plank Sonic Laboratories in Naperville, IL. Engineered by Neil Jensen.
Released as "Soothe" CD (Radius Records) LP (THD Records), 1993.

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released April 17, 2000

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Gauge Chicago, Illinois

01.01.91 - 10.06.94

11.17.09 - 03.05.11

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