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Off the Top (Five Extra Arms vs. Lavalamp)


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My first, and I hope not the last, collaboration with Five Extra Arms. Bob was kind enough to add the weird electronic sounds on this and to touch up the production a bit. Thanks Bob.

I don't know where this falls under regarding genre. I'm just known in the Alternative Rock genre more.

* The Pic: This is a scene from the first known psychiatric hospital in Europe, Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlem), founded in London in 1247.
Could you imagine the treatment there in 13th century?
I thought this picture would fit the song well.

Enjoy!
Dave
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Lyrics
Off the Top

Day and night. Night and day

I see things, Shadows on the wall.
Look like wings, flying down the hall.

Can’t wait for daybreak.

Ceiling spins, I take another look.
I can’t hold back, reaching for the book.

Open page. Letters dance around.
Day light breaks, comes the morning sounds

Can’t wait for daybreak.

*(The words sort of go like this. Mostly improved)

Words by David Armbruster; Music by David Fiveextrarmbruster (5EA)


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Hits: 3624
Comments: 36
Fans: 16
Plays: 191
Downloads: 105

Uploaded: Apr 26, 2008 - 07:24:14 AM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2008 - 04:35:11 PM Last Played: Jul 04, 2017 - 04:53:09 PM
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five_extra_arms said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Nutty
Hey Dave,

When you sent this file to me, I knew it was the soundtrack for a mental institution. What I don't understand is why you sent it to me??

Your guitar parts throughout this song still blow me away. They are distant and subtle and make me feel sedated and strapped to my bed. The dark and creepy bassline was Bauhaus spooky and another perfect element for this PscychoHop Dance tune.

The vocals were a real treat for my extra ears, as they are about the most unique I've heard from you.

Well, the doctors have hooked the electrodes to my head, so I've gotta go now. You're a cool cellmate!
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Bobby
In answer to your question- I just wanted to work with a legend.

LL
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five_extra_arms said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Working With A Legend?
I thought you already worked with Vic Holman?

Oh well, keep trying pal, and thanks for working with me while Vic's answering fan mail.

Bobby
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said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Nice!
Very nice job. PscychoHop fits this tune (as Bob said)... Very well done. The music sound is very good! Enjoyed!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Yeman, you're too kind
Thanks for being so supportive. The world is a better place with people like you. Thanks, brother.

LL
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Skean said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Psychedelic Rock
Way too cool done guys kinda dig this a lot... I have to d-load it... Cheers


Peace, Love & Respect
---
Kenta
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Right on
Loved that you dug this. Hope you dig this for a million more years.

LL
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echoroom said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Dread
this is kinda psychotic .... definately bauhaus in the bass 9and parts of the vox). Really nice mix - great stereo seperation in the drums and per.... more dark than shark, grim work guys!
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Grim
This has to be another GRIMM'S tale. Thanks for checking this out.

LL
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Godchaser said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Off the Top
The song certainly captures some of the vibe in a mental health institution no matter what the era.I work in just such a place and there are times when this soundbed would fit perfectly with many a 'situation'.Thank God for modern medecine!
I hope to do my own take on this very subject one day,but that is all dependent on my doctor's current reccomendations,my behavior issues and those much needed med ajustments.Fine work fellas!

Daniel
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Modern Medicine
I hope this serves as a bit of modern medicine for this community. Thanks for stopping by, brother.

LL
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Peter Bauckham said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
This is great
and most definitely sounds like a classic Bauhaus number - weird and wonderful. Love your bass sound. The picture fits the song perfectly.

Excellent number!

Peter
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Good man Peter
Thanks for stopping by and having a listen and a comment.

LL
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Feter said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Off the Top
Great work and colab my friends !!
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lavalamp said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Uh ohh?
Such a small comment from Feter. What could be wrong?

LL
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Vic Holman said 3406 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
lottsa lava and arms
incredibly cool and psychotic. such great madness. such pretty shadows. i just want to draw circles on the walls. i like the light when my straight jacket is too tight. all my friends are here. but they hide behind my back. i love my padded little shack.

I'm honored that you wrote this song about me! Thanks guys and be sure to write. Sorry in advance if my reply's are written in lipstick.
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lavalamp said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
I did
The original title was "Vic's pretty shadows written in lipstick", but I thought the title was too long.

LL
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LunaTrick said 3406 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Interesting piece
Although can't make out all the vocals. I like that flangy bass sound - and the quirkyness of it all!
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lavalamp said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
I think you're right
The vocal could have been up a bit more, but I didn't want the vocal to be the focal point. I see what you're saying though.

Thanks for the comments and advice. Much appreciated.

LL
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lengold said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
There are
some really special and unusual sounds happening that you two have conjured up between you.
Excellent rhythms and some backwards? stuff going on. All in all a great and unique listen.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Always backwards
Love hearing from you Len. It was interesting what we came up with, I think. Glad you liked it.

LL
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said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Diggin' this clab
Enjoying the sounds fellas, great teamwork!
lavalamp said 3403 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
TW, saw you
Hope you had fun with Bob in NYC. It was cool collabing with him.

Thanks,

Dave
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michael2 said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
sweet
you 2 are a match made in heaven. love the mix of the rock and the weird. don't even know what to say other than I LIKE IT.
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lavalamp said 3403 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
M2
Thanks for listening. Glad you dug it.

LL
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dajama said 3405 days ago (April 27th, 2008)
Amazing sound
and a terrific sound overall. The bass is impressively dark and the drums are great - excellent sounds. Love the vocals, and those guitars are rip roaring good. A great collab. Nicely done to both of you. Kudos. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Bass
Any acknowledgment about my bass work is much appreciated. Thanks for your supportive comments.

LL
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rsorensen said 3405 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
niiiiiice
ah man this is sweet! so creepy cool. can't wait to blast it in the car tomorrow. very very good collab fellas.
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lavalamp said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Sweet
Thanks for the Riddesque comment. Always glad when someone like you dig my stuff......and 5EA, too.

Thanks Buddy,

LL
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Warren Smith said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
inventive
I would like to hear the voices louder (or more upfront) to be heard better. I think there is little danger of the vocals overwhelming this wild and wacky soundtrack : >

Perhaps, even, it would be appropriate to add some screams or wails or insane laughter or wolf-howling as the song progresses on its chaotic journey - weaving in and out of the bedlam.

But perhaps listening to this inventive posting has resulted in a case of Overstimulated Brain Syndrome ... and I'm starting ... to ... freakout ....
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lavalamp said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Warren, nice to meet ya
Tha vocals could have been up a bit, I must admit. Thank you for lending me your ears. I always appreciate those types of comments. And glad you liked it. too.

LL
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said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Good grief guys!
How cool is this?!? Deliciously weird to be sure. It's like you tried to do an industrial cover of George Harrison's "Let It Roll," and recorded it in an haunted house!

Awesome stuff you two.

Be well!
lavalamp said 3404 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Micheal hey
That was quite an interesting comment concernig G: Harrison. Really interesting.
Thanks friend and stay cool,

LL
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racerat said 3403 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Dark
Man this is dark. I love it. Really tight production,Spooky reverb deftly and judiciously handled. This is gonna give me nightmares. FiveExtraArms is a crazy man. Great collab.
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lavalamp said 3403 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Dark trip
Too bad I hadn't seen you around lately. I loved your last collab. Glad you found this to be cool.

Later,

Dave
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abfkingsport said 2589 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
The King
Another great groove. I love the beats and the effects. I think the vocals need to be brought out front more, though. It seems more like a sound track to an edgy movie. Very cool, very interesting subject matter.
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