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Orphans of Orpheus (by the Monggz w/YRP)


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cjdaley

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Episode 11 of "Don't Make me release the Monggz".

Christopher Lucifer died during the love-in of the Bad Karma Army, and now the fans mourn the presence of the one who saved the world through his sacrifice.

When I started working on that space Opera, Macjams' own YRP was kind enough to offer me a tune for the project. I am usually shy regarding collaborations, because I do not feel my musicianship (or lack thereof) is up to the par, but I did not see myself turning down the gift and the tune had exactly the dramatic quality I needed for that song. So here it is.
YRP's track consists of the main guitar line and beat, and I added the bass, another guitar, a bass line, some mellotron and percs, and of course the voice. There's a rhythm change in the chorus that I found tricky and I hope I haven't been too awkward with it.
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Lyrics
he turned piggies into hippies
and turned hippies into Iggies
he turned ladies into groupies
and groupies into godesses

he played roots music to the trees
and he played new wave to the seas
he played soul into animals
and taught the rocks to rock and roll

Oh we are the fans
We are the fans
we’re the orphans of orpheus
He died for us
And now
Gods know
What will happen to us

Oh, he made sweet love to us all
To save the world from destruction
But his rise was his downfall
And our passion was his passion


He climbed up high into the trees
But the women they stoned him low
they tore his body to pieces
And then they all ate him raw


Oh we are the fans
We are the fans
Oh we’re the orphans of orpheus
He died for us
And now
Gods know
What will happen to us



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yrp said 3117 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
certainly
the most explosive mourning song ever!
It´s nice how you could insert such clever lyrics
to the music.
Also, the mellotron is a touch of alien class and elegance...
Thank you very much for letting contribute to your rock opera, It´s a honour and a joy!
Check out my latest song called North (with Sonny Jim)
cjdaley said 3116 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
thanks
for the music again !

As to the Mellotron, there's something wobbly and frail about the way it sounds that makes it a very melancholy instrument. So I thought it fitted the song.
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
Vic Holman said 3117 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
episode 11
cool.

some pretty trippy effected stuff going on. i shouldn't expect less.
Check out my latest song called Feeding The Sharks
cjdaley said 3116 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
effected stuff

Everybody can play with with FX but not everyone can play great psych guitar licks like you do. That sums up the difference between you and me, I guess...
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
jdholliday said 3117 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
holy crap!
when the drums kicked in I swear to God I thought someone was breaking in! You got me good! What can I say This is rock opera at its finest. Clearly a tremendous amount of work and talent went into this.
Check out my latest song called Please Help, Pride of NYC needs tracks!
cjdaley said 3116 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Houses of holy crap
Thanks for your comment. I think Holy and Crap nicely sum up this whole operatic project. But the universe is made of such contradictions.
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
lengold said 3114 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
So many
great changes and creative surprises... superb.
Cheers
Len
Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
cjdaley said 3113 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
cheers
Thanks to yrp, it's a bit more ambitious than what I usually do; Which is why I felt a bit unsure about it.
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
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