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Read October 10, 2017, 08:34:16 PM #0
Wicked Deeds

Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

Binladeda asked me to write something for his excellent music track so I did.  I've basically copied my correspondence to Steve:  

This is quite simply a rough recording.  If you like it, I’ll send across my vocal dry and you can integrate it into the track.  It will then sound much better since, I’ve basically added a little reverb and added it to your stereo music track.  

Ok Steve - The setting - all tongue in cheek:

Elvis and Buddy Holly have soaked up so much adoration on earth, it may have gone to their heads a little .  They meet up in heaven to have a  regular night out at the weekend, performing at the bars as the coolest musicians/performers in the afterlife.  Enter a couple of classical Dude’s, Mozart and Chopin, eager for a night out with the two legendary performers to see what the fuss was really all about.  It soon becomes apparent to the rock ’n’ roll fellas that they enjoy a different kind of music to the old classical masters.  Elvis complains to Buddy about their new drinking pals and Buddy complains to the barmaid.  

The scene is set on ‘Magdalene Lane’ a reference to the Don Mclean song which, has it’s roots in folk music - Don Mclean’s music is ok to Elvis and Buddy since there are elements of folk in rock ’n’ roll. When Elvis says  ‘There no rock to roll’  in the classical music that he can’t relate to, he’s really saying that classical music has no sex, (rock ’n’ roll was really a term used by African Americans to mean sexual intercourse.)  I like the conversation that Buddy takes to the barmaid ‘This music is dead’ - loaded with irony since of course all participants in the story are also dead.  Buddy says that ‘I don’t think they care for my name.  Buddy perceives that he is of little significance to the classical music genre  and omits to see the progression in musical genres.  So begins the complaint to the barmaid, ‘There’s ‘No Peggy Sue, no Jailhouse Rock’  He even mentions the absence of Billy Hayley, referring to his song ‘Rock around the clock’  Rhythm and blues, gospel, country and Jazz are all ok since they all have perceived strong influences to the rock ’n’ roll genre. (rhythm and blues go fine with the Elvis' Blue Suede Shoes')  Classical music is however to the legendary performers on this occasion overlooked as being of real significance to the Rock and Roll genre “The lyrics are Strange”  (absent).

Well there you have it, a quirky look into the approaches that I employ to write.  At times they can be bizarre and made to fit in a quirky manner to hopefully produce something that is maybe a little but probably not often unique.

A Night With The Boys On The Town (Mozart and Chopin)

It was four in the morning, Magdelane Lane.
Elvis and Buddy were singing again.
A night with the boys on the town.

Elvis said “I think this music’s deranged.
There’s no rock to roll and the lyrics are strange.  
Mozart and Chopin should never have come to this gig."

Buddy then smiled at the barmaid and said,
“A round for the boys, hey, this music is dead.”
A night with the boys on the town.

"It’s a hall of fame.  I  don’t think, they care for my name.
Mozart and Chopin should kindly refrain from this gig.
No Peggy Sue, no Jailhouse Rock, no Bill Hayley around the clock, around the clock.”

A night with the boys on the town

"Rhythm and blues;
gospel goes fine with these shoes.
Country and a jazz
embody a certain pizazz.

Mozart and Chopin should never have come to this gig.
Never, never have come to this gig.
Mozart and Chopin should never have come to this gig.

Music by Steve Binladeda, Lyrics and vocal melody Paul Vasey

" I'm the thief who stole the riches in the night."
Read October 10, 2017, 09:36:59 PM #1

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

The story and lyrics are absolutely fascinating. I've just read them three times. What an absolute quality combination.  Bin always deliversion top quality material even though he has only just unlocked the door to my cellar studio five minutes ago to throw me a stale crust and some water. Excellent stuff guys. Loads of feel and emotion.  Top top quality  Smiley
Read October 11, 2017, 01:21:30 AM #2

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

enjoyed this you guys 
very comfortable.. thankyou..
excellent steely groove going on thats always appreciated
lovely feely playing bin
good vocal paul hass the spirit of macaloon about it 
in the phrasing and inventive lyric.. the characters
great stuff mate
the contrast of styles makes something fresh
and with a perfect fade
binwicked indeed

i may not believe this tomorrow...
Read October 11, 2017, 08:38:14 AM #3
Wicked Deeds

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

Hey pompey,

Yes Bin is standing over me as i write this post.  He's shouting words like eq, augmented and master.  I've just stumbled out of bed after a 12.5 hour shift - man, it's relentless  Grin Grin Grin

Seriously, my friend, it's great to get the thumbs up for what Bin and I have done.  I've really enjoyed writing the words and always hoped that I didn't stretch the concept too far.   Really pleased that it hit the spot and I'm sure that Steve ill be delighted wit the feedback.


Hope you are well my friend. I will have to get my finger out and send something new to you.

I was a little worried about the vocal as it was written as the song progressed in my DAW with my microphone in hand.  I can do better but time rarely allows for that.  Thanks again my friend.

« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 08:43:19 AM by Wicked Deeds »

" I'm the thief who stole the riches in the night."
Read October 11, 2017, 09:15:52 AM #4

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

Fab lyrics man!!! Smiley Smiley
Read October 11, 2017, 09:56:32 AM #5

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

I thought this was wonderful. I do enjoy an opportunity to use the word “sumptuous” and so I thank you for that as well.

I do hate Elvis though. Really.

I once saw a bagpiper on Princes Street in Edinburgh playing “wooden heart” and I said it was the worlds worst song being played on the worlds worst instrument.

It also reminds me of a night in the Churchill Theatre at the start of the “Elvis the musical” tour my mates band were in. There were three pro Elvis impersonators for the early/mid/Vegas stages of his career. An axis of Elvis, you could say. A young Welsh guy who was a lovely fella, Bo Wills, who I didn’t see much, and Clayton Mark, who I think was the guy who played Elvis in an episode of “Red Dwarf”...Clayton came over and asked if he could join us for a I told him he was very welcome, but couldn’t drink halves because they were for girls and it was frowned upon in impolite English Society...bless him, he LIVED Elvis 24/7 and was great company really...but the sight of Elvis, totally sh*tfaced, waving his wallet around like a gold microphone , slurring and stumbling, desperately trying - and failing miserably - to get into a back-street nightclub in Bromley will live with me always.

It was all in good fun, though.

I was really awful to Patrick Mower, however, who was also in the bar. We didn’t hit it off at all.  When he looked at me as if to say “ah, you’ve recognised me haven’t you” and I looked back as if to say “yes, I’ve always been interested in astronomy”...things deteriorated. I ended up telling him how it was funny how he played all of those tough guy TV roles when in reality “he looked like he couldn’t put a f*cking fag out”

Happy days. Sorry, got sidetracked a little.

Great song!

heart of stone, feet of clay, knob of butter
Read October 12, 2017, 07:43:13 AM #6

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

 Thanks guys.....really pleased with what Paul has done here, and it aint
 over yet  Grin Grin

 The one and only MR. RAMSHACKLES has agreed to mix this bad boy  Grin Grin
 and few other 'usual suspects' are on stand by, to add some more magic...

 So, would really appreciate any ideas or suggestions before we start mixing

Nowt as queer as gran
Read October 12, 2017, 10:22:36 AM #7

Re: Mozart and Chopin (Binladeda) :-)

A cracker idea for the lyrics.  Smiley
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