Last Girl

June 18, 2009 9:30 AM

Here's to Lon Chaney. Because Bela Lugosi already has a song, and I thought it was high time for a tribute to the man who would've been Dracula, if not for lung cancer.

This song was cobbled together from old dead parts like Frankenstein's monster, and then when I needed a bridge, David J. Skal's excellent The Monster Show pointed me in the right direction.

and yes, I'm aware that I pronounce Chaney with a long a few times in the song. It sounded kinda extra-nasal otherwise.

posted by es_de_bah (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

the door was unlocked so we let oursevles in, it slammed behind us like a trick of the wind old horror film where all the lovers get killed except the kids and the virgins.
god saves the kids and the virgins.

let's have a nice, long, slow, sweet sink to the bottom. let's have an open call for last girl. you say, no, it's not my problem, but you can never know for sure.

we haven't met our monster yet, but we are not title characters. so we get a sex scene and we get a death scene and we get our stupid line to say right before our end.

here's to Lon Chaney. God save Lon Chaney.
In a silent film, no one hears you scream.

posted by es_de_bah at 9:34 AM on June 18, 2009

excellent song!
posted by salo at 11:19 AM on June 18, 2009

Wow, this is pretty powerful. Your vocals are excellent and all of the stuff you're doing with the guitar sounds great. I like how the song kind of changes and evolves too. Great stuff!
posted by snsranch at 5:12 PM on June 19, 2009

Very cool.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 8:06 PM on June 19, 2009

Nice one.

"God saves the kids and the virgins" -- great line, and I like the way it's placed and delivered.

That glockenspiel is very tasty.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:46 AM on June 21, 2009

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