Lunkhead wrote:I think Hostess Mostess got totally robbed and deserved way more than 4 votes.
I started singing "Get Together" by the Yoongbloods during the first verse here. Not your fault; there's just a lot of space in this song for my mind to wander. That's just me. My friend, Patrick, however, would go gaga for this song -- languid, nice singing.
I think I grooved to this one the best. The layering is great. "I guess Davy Jones's locker is the place for me." And out. I love it. This one and Steve Durand are my two favorites.
Well done. You flipped all the right triggers for such a song.
the Seamus Collective:
Here's a bit of trivia for you. Did you know that you're hearing song fighters Ken and Evil-E on drums and bass respectively? And Ross Durand playing dulcimer (I know -- dulcimer?). It's true! I know those guys! I remember before they were song fighters. They were dorks.
I love this song for its ambition and success. It aims high and scores. The music/content combo really grabbed me. "In the name of Queen Isabela and the king of Spain, I hereby claim!" I picture the Spanish gallion that has this theme music and I crack myself up. Go on, picture it. That is good stuff. I envy this kind of effectiveness, and I wonder at where your heads must have been at. It's how I felt about Bongwater. I bet it's fun making music with you.
I don't know why pirates didn't come to mind for us at all. This song is well-acted and very effective, musically. "Pirates attack!" is a good payoff. Makes me say, "Yeah, get 'em, pirates!" Great instrumental break -- less is more. (All day at work, I'm singing that bass/guitar call and response. Bummm-bummm-ba-bum-bum-bum-bum-bummmmmm. . .) I like the countdown. It's so easy to have a good idea like that and then not do it justice, but you got it. I take that burp at the end as "in character". I want to see the video.
Phunt Your Friends:
This was a challenge. I won't lie to you. You're coming from where it is you're coming from, but I did my part and listened all the way through -- in headphones, even. I can get into pieces like this; I just wish I could be let in on what was being said.
Links vs. Music:
I miss being in a rock band. It's good to rock out occassionally.
Good, good song. Good lyrics, good changes. Sounds like fun to play. One of the best here.
I told all my friends they should hear this song because it rules. It worked on me. I enjoyed every little surprise, and lyrically it's my favorite take on "pieces of eight", even though it doesn't mention Davy Jones's locker even once. Anybody ever tell you you sound like your brother? I could have matched your voices to the same family blindfolded. It's the S's (and the sense for surprise).
I wish this were the song in the pirates ride at Disneyland instead of that "yo-ho" song. Picture that singing skull with the eyepatch: "Not 'til then will you be safe, so be warned, says I!" Then the drop. Kids would be crying then, boy. The battle cries in the middle were a good idea. One more break from the loop would have done some good, me thinks. Whose pirates do you think would win in a battle, yours or Johnny Cashpoint's? Hmm. . .
I like the transformation the song takes when it kicks in. I'm into the groove (boy). But it's really important to make sure you're tuned up before you record; otherwise, you're shooting your song in the foot.