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Worlds gone mad (w/Lengold) (MJRF2010)


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apb

 Genre: Experimental

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A re-make (and 'open collab' result) of http://www.macjams.com/song/20452: my 5th post ever at MJs in 2006.

Much was re-done, much added.

Big thanks to Len Gold for the vocals, lyrics and apocalyptic concept twist.

Len Gold - vocals, lyrics
apb - composition, arrangement and production.

PS. If anyone wonders, the morse-code/ticker tape says "Phil Romans night off" :o)
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Lyrics
World's Gone Mad - Why Aren't They Telling It
World's Bad - It's Gone Rotten
It's Not On The News - They're Ignoring It
It's NOT an Ordinary Day
Maybe It's Me - I Don't Think So
It's Strange To See Those Things In The Sky

We'll Just Laugh and Sing and Dance and Play
Like Nothing is Going On
Ring-O-Roses, Fairy Dairy Land
and a Large Bun in the Oven

What Can I Do - Only I Am Seeing It
I'll Have To Fight To Save The World
Where do I Start - I've No Experience
I'll Probably Die With No Audience
Need Some Help a Superhero
Or the World's a Big Fat Zero

We'll Just Laugh and Sing and Dance and Play
Like Nothing is Going On
Ring-O-Roses, Fairy Dairy Land
and a Large Bun in the Oven

Oh I Don't Care - Let Them All Die
I Think I'll See What's On The Other Side
Or Out The Window Fall From The Sky
Pitter Patter, Helter Skelter
Pitter Patter, All Fall Down
The World is Ending

Lyrics ©2010, Len Gold.
Song Stats
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Comments: 28
Fans: 23
Plays: 129
Downloads: 84

Uploaded: Feb 13, 2010 - 08:23:19 AM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2010 - 08:29:03 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:01:19 AM
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Hardware:
Intel Mac mini Dual 2.6GHz, 2GB RAM
Kawai K1 (controller keyboard),
MOTU Traveler firewire interface,
Gibson Les Paul Studio (+ EMG-ZW pickups)
Fender Precision bass (USA made)
Software:
GBv3,
Logic Pro 7,
Drums on demand,
JP4,
Morsemania.
Comments
ktb said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Worlds gone mad
nicely done mates. I love the morse code and the other audio (used to great effect). Len you voice sounds fab. So who is Phil Roman? hope thats not a complete goof question :-) I even tried to google him..lol
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apb said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
John!
Great to see you around the jams again- been too long....

I've been dying to stick some morse-code into something for some time .. Phil Roman (UK) was/is an ITN newsreader/anchorman... classic British newsreader... try youtube! :o)
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caroline said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
i thought i had left the radio on...
ha!! you nearly fooled me - a great mix of all sorts of stuff the alan does well and great lyrics and a proper "english" voice - what's not to like? thank you men xoxox
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apb said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Our pleasure ..
I'll take that as your way of saying "radio ready" ;o) I'm going to start writing "apb: stuff" too, in the credits, in homage to my dear chum. Take care, chat soon.. got some pics to share. xoxox
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Outtaorbit said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
It's not an ordinary day......
Got it.......
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apb said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Thanks Patrick
..not ordinary was the aim.. something a bit out of the ordinary.
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DarkPlanet said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Broadway feel
Yah like some new age broadway show, fun choon gents!
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apb said 2860 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Now you mention it ..
.. I hadn't noticed that quality .. but I agree with your observation: it does have some stage production kinda quality to it... perhaps the diversity and "dialog"-esque nature of sections of the piece.

Thanks Tom- always a pleasure to get new listeners.
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Vic Holman said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world
cool collab project guys!
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apb said 2860 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Cheers Vic!
I must set aside some time to get through the 60 odd other MJRF 2010 posts .. thanks for stopping in.
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blaky smith said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Great
post Alan, a nice piece in this reunion...
Excellent instrumentation and vocals, talented collab. You have made really a great work with this piece. Bravo you two !
Marc
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ic42 said 2862 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
wild stagecraft
This sounds like something from a musical... great music lines, excellent singing-with-diction, hooray for Alan,and Len! Let's hold off on the end-of-the-world stuff for a little longer, so you can write more great stuff!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lengold said 2861 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Very pleased
you asked me along on this Alan. It was something totally out of my comfort zone and I really enjoyed the challenge (eventually).
You created a great concept and played/mixed and mastered it beautifully.
Thank you.
Cheers
Len

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apb said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Thanks to you Len ..
... you took this piece into a far, far better place. I'm glad you took up the challenge and stuck it through. I'm very, happy with the result. I owe you a packet of hob-nobs and I'm sure I'll make a MJUK pub night out sometime .. if you all chip in for the taxi fare home ;o)

/Alan
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guygrooves said 2861 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
A great collab
This is a stellar work of art you two. Something to be very proud of.
Peace
Guy
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crissew said 2861 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
original piece here
Rock meets an irish drinking song meets punk meets Les Miserable. very creative work on this song. Excellent job you two! Impressive
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2861 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
Great Vocal Delivery!
This is apocalyptically cool! What a dramatic scenario, and equally dramatic contrabasses and low guitar single-notes. I like the integration of the news clips too. Nice work.
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hackneybloke said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
mad
great creation. great mix. love the nostalgia trip radio snippets...and of course len's lyrics and voice. excellent ending too.
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paddler said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
..
I'm liking the sound of doomsday - perhaps you can play this through some colossal speakers as the world disintegrates,just to ease us into the event! Great stuff - Rich
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MarkHolbrook said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
wow...
You guys always do such cool stuff man! Len the vocals simply rawwwk!

This is a cool cool tune man!
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DWL said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Great work guys
Apocalyptic indeed!

Off the wall lyrics and brilliant performances.

Cheers

Dick
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thoddi said 2861 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
powerful
There's a clever hook-line from that chello/guitar fuzz thing playing it... You're keeping my interest at a peak all time with all these cool sounds happening. You sing as cool as ever Len. I can dig this. The arrangements and production are top shelf!
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Diviner said 2860 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
What a great composition
This is really well put together. Love the news reader clips and all the little oddities. You have mixed Lens vocals really well and the whole tracks fits together well. Nicely done.
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Doug Somers said 2858 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
If it is to be the end of the world
then this is the tune I'd like to be hearing as we all go out with a bang. Alan and Len, you've combined talents to bring us more than the straight sum of your efforts. I love both the lyrics and their style-perfect delivery by Len and the underlying bed with its news cast clips and other effects. Great production gents!

Cheers,
Doug


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Drew Kopr said 2842 days ago (March 4th, 2010)
Interesting
Very interesting sound. Those instruments sound fantastic, especially that Les Paul.
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ste said 2836 days ago (March 11th, 2010)
really
like the guitar sound with those strings. top lyrics. great tune
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2830 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
I love...
... your arrangements, APB; you always know what to use to make a perfect song. Very nice collab!
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dimm witness said 2399 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
rockinamundo!!
wow great end of the world song fitting apt and pertinent -- timely thanks for proppin it. sendin out an SOS!! ;-)
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