Baz Uber Alles

by Kevin Cadwallender

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1 Baz Nativity

2 Baz Loco Parentis

3 Baz Inherits a Dad

4 Baz and the Ram Raiders

5 Baz Psycho

6 Baz and the Bourgeoisie

7 Deborah rah rah rah

8 Baz 1891 and Cherry Red1460

9 Baz and the Freedom of the Press

10 Baz and the Black Rabbit

11 Saint Baz

12 Baz Karaoke

13 Baz R.I.P.

Words – Kevin Cadwallender

Music – Matt Cadwallender

Matt Cadwallender is a multi instrumentalist who plays and writes the songs with his sister Nishani in the excellent band Joe Byrne, who can be found on He is also a graphic artist. This piece was recorded before all that, when he was sixteen. On it he plays all guitars. He lives in Sunderland.

Kevin Cadwallender is a poet and writer who has published quite a lot of books. On this he plays keyboard, reads his poems and produces it with Matt. He was shortlisted for a Sony Radio Award for his BBC Radio 4 Soundscape Production of ‘Voyages’ and is Scottish Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press.

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released March 18, 2010

"This abridged version of the ‘Baz’ poems was first commissioned by the Hydrogen Jukebox which was run by the poets Andy Willoughby and Jo Colley at Darlington Arts Centre.

The collaboration between me and my son was determined by that commission which had a time limit of circa twenty minutes.

It was performed live at that venue. This is a later recording done at the studio I used to have in Sunderland and produced on Adobe Audition software.

On this recording, Shabnam Cadwallender reads on ‘Deborah Rah Rah Rah’ and sings on ‘Baz Karaoke’. Charlie Cadwallender’s voice plays the child’s voice (she was four). Matt’s voice is heard too.

Bram Gieben at Black Lantern. Kevin Williamson for asking me to do the original Rebel Inc pamphlet of ‘Baz Poems’ way back when.

To my spiritual brothers The Hardly Boys and The Chemical Poets and to those who love and hate these poems.

To Baz himself and all of the other Baz’s out there hidden or recreated and to: Alan Sill, Fanny Walker, Sheila Wakefield, Crista Ermiya, Colin Donati, Jenny Lindsay, Hazel Molleson, Kath Kenny, James Oates, Joan and Mark Johnston and Fiona Lindsay for believing in me and their support and lastly to Deborah Murray and Ellis Cadwallender for all the love and for keeping me here." - Kevin Cadwallender

Song snippets include:

‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ by Symarip
(based on the Derrick Morgan song, "Moon Hop")

‘A Hard Days Nigh’t by Goldie Hawn (Lennon-McCartney)
‘Hey Baby’ by No Doubt
(Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and Bounty Killer)

‘Das Lied der Deutschen’
(music by Joseph Haydn)

‘You’re the One that I Want’ from the musical ‘Grease’
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (John Farrar )

'It’s a Mad World' originally by Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal)

'Whiter Shade of Pale' by Procol Harum (Brooker-Reid)

A limited edition CD was given away with the book ‘Baz Uber Alles’ (Dogeater Press).

The book without CD is still available from




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