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(CBGB) I'm Not Going To Do What You Say

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jgurner

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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I think the title pretty much sums up the punk attitude.

Really inspired more by the song playing on the punk's jam box in the bus scene of Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home than anything.

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I was too tired last night when I posted this to really flesh out the song description. I was up too late with Johnny and Eddie Penguin, the two founding members of The Killer Vampire Penguins, getting this classic jewel ready.

As anyone who knows anything about the early days of Punk in the U.S. knows, The Killer Vampire Penguins had possibly the shortest run in the history of rock 'n' roll. They got together on April 6, 1977 when Johnny Penguin's girlfriend, who was a bartender at CBGB's told him they needed an opening band for this group from England called The Damned that was playing there two nights later. Johnny called up Eddie, the bass player and they recruited guitarist Vince Vandal and drummer Dead Guy for the gig. They practiced for 36 hours straight, managing to work up a five song set, two of which they recorded.

As everyone knows and history has recorded, The Vampire Penguins showed up for their gig hopped up on whatever they could find to keep them awake. They managed to get through half of a song when Dead Guy, well, keeled over dead after his heart exploded. After his corpse was dragged from the stage and propped up in the CBGB bathroom, they started the second tune, but Vince Vandal decided to quit the band right in the middle of his solo.

Johnny, blaming Eddie for bringing the other two into the band, smashed him over the head with the mic stand and the two got into a fight right on stage. No one in the crowd or in CBGB's management bothered to interfere and the fight went on until The Damned took the stage 20 minutes later for their first American show.

Critics described The Killer Vampire Penguins performance as
promising."

So, here you go, one of the two surviving recordings of The Killer Vampire Penguins.
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Lyrics
I’m Not Going To Do What You Say

©2008 Joseph Gurner

I’m not going to do what you say x4


You think you’ve got me under your thumb
You act like I’m so fucking dumb
You try to brainwash me
Through my TV

But you’ve got something coming your way


I’m not going to do what you say
I’m not going to do what you say
You think I’m going to do everything your way
I’m not going to do what you say

I can tell you don’t really understand me
When you tried to shove me down on my knees

But you can go to hell
cause I’m here to tell
I’m not going to do what you say------

I’m not going to do what you say
I’m not going to do what you say
You think I’m going to do everything your way
I’m not going to do what you say

Song Stats
Hits: 3750
Comments: 24
Fans: 20
Plays: 95
Downloads: 115
Votes: 5
Uploaded: May 02, 2008 - 01:31:19 AM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 08:05:06 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2015 - 03:09:03 PM
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Hardware:
MacBook, Les Paul, Peavey Foundation bass, MXL 990 Mic, M-Audio Mobile Pre
Software:
GB4 for recording
Logic 8 for mixing
Comments
Feter said 3343 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
I'm Not Going To Do What You Say
This is Outstanding ...the guitar works
with you singin definetly brougth a new sound
never expect to hear form you ..man this Rock !!
thnx for sharin !
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rsorensen said 3343 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
PUNK!
hah loved this from the opening amp buzz. very authentic sounding 'demo'. Stellar job! Awesome lyrics, too. Man this is fun.
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five_extra_arms said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Darby Crash's Little Brother
perfect entry.

Downloaded so I can transfer it to a cassette and smash it with my boot.
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Skean said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Punk Yea
This is so cool in many ways... Really like what you've done my friend.


Peace, Love & Respect
---
Kenta
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said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
YAAA!!!
Slammin' Really like the authentic sound and vibe you have going on.

I feel like breakin' something!

Great job!



Skully
DWL said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Authentic stuff
Paranoid punk eh?

Really well done.

Cheers

dick
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lavalamp said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
I wanna'........
I wanna' smash something now, but I'm not gonna' do what you say.

Really captures the whole idea of this.

Great......no, I mean lousy job. lol

LL


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splinter said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Damn right - me neither
don't even think about. I'm so into this I Can't wait for my kids to ask for something. Look out. Great sound man - your voice and guitar carry this to the edge.
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chemystery said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
I'm not going to
I'm not going to listen to your song.

I'm not going to comment on your song.

I'm not going to vote on it, I'm not going to fave it either.

Well, actually it's way too good not to. Thanks man!
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Vic Holman said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
clean up your room young man
cool one Joseph. Please don't spit on me as I stand in front of the stage.
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saymme said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
: )
A FAV among the CBGB I've heard ! Love the way You sing, Your voice is very clear fits really well together great recording- sorry GREAT LIVEPerformance !(!) MUCH ENJOYED TX lena : )
davisamerica said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
right then joseph
been waiting on this since you first announced you were in the challenge .. man attitude abundant ... don't sing it again [cos i know u an't gonna do what i say] very cool
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egobandit said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
my my
never do what anything is!!! hey hey ho ho Sing it in the face of eeevrything!!!!!


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Nick_Flash said 3342 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Yeah
Perfect punk man. Amp buzz is great touch.
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I. Spike said 3341 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Purple!
Nice mohawk!
Do you think you could do what I say? Please...? Pretty please with a safety pin through the cheek? C'mon now!
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Macaudion said 3341 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Well, now...
Are you pissed or what?... I am! Nice one, JG! I won't pretend to know anything about punk, but I can at least know what there is to know about what vibes w/ me, and at a particular point in time. For some reason, I woke up feeling like this tune. It's definitely vibing w/ me right now! I liked the g'tar, you're vocals and bass playing. Had a good live feel to it. Liked it allot. Went right to the pod!

Thanks, JG! Dion
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bud said 3341 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
I can hear the sneer
attitude not platitude! Great feel - and perfect playing all around.
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gregd said 3341 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
This
rocks.

My favorite so far.

-g
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said 3339 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
magic
angst at its finest. great song. i am thinking of doing my mixes in le8. do you find it easier to mix rather than mix as well as record? do you think gb is every bit as good as logic in the recording sense?
michael2 said 3339 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
yeah
perfect. smash it up.
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jackstone said 3338 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Hi
How're you doin'?
it's a nice song!
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echoroom said 3335 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
I'm not gonna do...
... anything but listen to this again... I love that scene in Star Trek!
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said 3335 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
I 'm Not Going To Do What You say.
Love it !!! Its Fantastically Brilliant !! Lyrics are 'Excellent'

I am going to download it.
and I love the Pic of your cute Dog too. On your home page.

Peace Dee.





rtcooper said 2152 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
PERFECT SNAPSHOT
RIGHT Where the Bowery turns into Third Avenue, just above Houston, on the east side of the street - The Perfect Sandbox for the New Rock.

Bulls Eye!
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