The Bothered Son and the Phony Ghost

October 16, 2007 8:18 PM

An epic exploration into the applications of group vocals, plinky synthesizers, and personal religious doubt.

posted by potch (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

You could easily add the tomwaitsimpression tag to this, not so much for the vocals as for the music, it goes perfectly with the current challenge. Cool song.
posted by micayetoca at 10:41 AM on October 17, 2007

Oh yeah, definite tomwaitsimpression (and by that I mean you should add the tags for the challenge). Great work/song.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:02 AM on October 17, 2007

This is much better than Tom Waits.
posted by phrontist at 4:56 PM on October 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

It's Waitsy without sounding like a ripoff.

OH. That is SWEET at 2:20 when the fuzz bass comes in on the right side. That's awesome -- it's like the song is just getting started, but it's halfway through! And then it builds and builds and then POW pulls out the rug.

And then it goes all EPIC and it's not Waitsy at all anymore. Is there actually a group doing the vocals, or is it all you?

This is really neat.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 4:34 AM on October 18, 2007

Karlos- It's a large group of boisterous drunks, recorded a few times, so as to sounds more like a mob.
posted by potch at 5:54 AM on October 18, 2007

+1 for great pacing
+2 for drunken mob
posted by nenequesadilla at 11:48 PM on October 18, 2007

Holy shit, this really DOES get all EPIC! Very cool.
posted by snsranch at 4:18 PM on October 19, 2007

I bet this was tough to record. It sounds great. I'd love to see the lyrics, if you've got them written down somewhere.
posted by melissa may at 10:19 PM on October 19, 2007

melissa- the lyrics are up on myspace
posted by potch at 7:15 PM on October 20, 2007

Awesome, potch -- thanks!
posted by melissa may at 12:19 PM on October 21, 2007

I'm surprised I missed this before ... thank goodness for the random playlist!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:07 PM on December 5, 2009

The epic ending covers a lot of sins.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:00 AM on September 12, 2011

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