The Night We Shot Bingo Elvis

January 30, 2011 9:07 PM

A sordid tale of greed, revenge, and bingo.

The incredibly talented wordsmith Shepherd provided the concept for the song as well as the amazingly twisted story that he narrated.

I just followed his lead and tried my hand at writing some music that would do justice to the tale of the Night We Shot Bingo Elvis.


posted by baxter_ilion (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

It was fun! baxter_ilion set me up with some musical "sketches" to listen to, which inspired me to rewrite the title story; I built a sort of dummy track by looping a guitar chord. baxter_ilion then wrote a real track -- drums, guitar, piano, vocals -- to back the actual recorded story, which inspired me in turn to re-record the story to better suit the track. Which inspired baxter to re-record the music, and finally, drop in the chorus and mix.

I was supposed to contribute more audio stuff but have had laryngitis since last Tuesday, which nuked my ability to record anything at all.

What a great experience!
posted by Shepherd at 3:48 AM on January 31, 2011

Damn, this is good. Kinda reminds me of something I heard a long time ago on Dr. Dimento (maybe Zappa?) Holy shit this is great.
posted by snsranch at 3:24 PM on January 31, 2011

For some reason those "ooh ooh" backup vocals are hilarious in the context of this story. They're so sincere!

And a great ending, too.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:29 AM on February 1, 2011

I love this. This reminds me of the rare awesome things I'd hear on my walkman on CBC Radio while working the late shift and remember for years before I had internet access and any means to track it down. Or a story by Gordie Lachance that wasn't included in the final cut of Stand By Me. Great job.
posted by Hoopo at 10:48 PM on February 2, 2011

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