My own "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

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    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands


    Without a doubt the most ambitious thing I ever did, this was supposed to be the closer of my "Return to Blueberry hill" album.

    It's basically two very different songs put together. "Journey's end" was this instrumental salute to my father who passed away while I was recording the album.

    "The Birds" however was written for my previous metal band Slavantas and is about a miner who after the mine collapses pins all his hopes on survival on a the canaries the miners brought with them into the mine. We never played it since the others said it was too long and the melody resembled Gary Moore's "Out in the fields" a little too closely.

    I had the idea of combining the song on a whim. I told my producer "We'll let the song fade out with birds chirping before slamming right back in with 'The Birds'"

    All guitar, bass and keyboard tracks were done by me with Willy van der K doing the vocals and Maarten Driessen doing the drums, thanks a lot you guys,

    So here it is.
     
  2. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    you don't really expect anyone to listen to a 12:32 song here, do you? I wish all you guys would figure it out - 2:00 is too long already. I can't imagine what your producer was even thinking.
     
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  3. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    To quote Rami Malek in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie "I pity your wife if you think 12 minutes is too long."
    :lol:
     
  4. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Are you guys in the same band?!! :D:D:D:D:D
     
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  5. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    George Gershwin's version of Rhapsody in Blue was 17:33 long, just sayin'.
     
  6. koen

    koen Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2007
    43.64 N
    So this your coming out song? ;)
     
  7. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Oh I came out as a straight from the moment the other gender caught my eye.

    And I'm out and proud to be a metal head.
     
  8. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    I wonder how long the demo tape was...
     
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  9. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    I shall play your 12-minute long opus for my wife, and then ask her if she thinks 12 minutes is too little, or too long.
     
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  11. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    OK - here's the result of our listening test:

    we're at 1:09... she's looking at me kinda ****-eyed. She says the intro is "a bit long, isn't it?".

    OK, the birds are tweeting...

    4:14. She said "OK, that's long enough". But I'm making her listen through the weird bit.

    6:25 - Got to the heavy part. She asked me to please turn it off.

    So if you could trim it down to 6 minutes, you might please my wife. She likes shorter songs, like 3 minutes or so.

    Don't believe everything you see in the movies!
     
  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Now wait a minute, are you suggesting using that piece of music as some sort of delaying tactic?:eek::D:lol:
     
  13. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    we no have time for de laying now, mister!
     
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