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Dance of the Dead - with davisamerica and Alannah - Halloween Spooktacular


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This is the second of two tracks for the Halloween Jam Spooktacular by Jack Hemby (davisamerica) and Joseph Gurner (jgurner) and featuring guest vocals by Alannah.

From Jack:

Joe's backing track arrived fully constructed kicking backsides and taking names.

While surfing the net for some new "spooky sounds" to possibly use I ran across a site that carried the alleged "news story" about a drilling crew in Siberia who "drilled into hell" and captured the sounds of tormented souls.  An Urban Legend right?  When Joe and I filtered the "recording" we discovered the sound was just a poorly recorded Alannah jamming with some Dead Heads.  The Lady gets around.  

Be forewarned  the last few seconds are those mysterious "sounds" the crew picked up.  

Sleep tight.

From Joe:

This one was fun because I got to channel my inner Dave Vanian and The Damned. Plus, I had to figure learn how to effectively play a C minor chord.

Again, I sent the basic track to Jack and he fleshed it out, adding some great keyboards along the way.

And I have to tell you, Alannah gets downright scary on this one, so be warned.

Lyrics and vocals - Joe
Backing vocals - Alannah
Guitars and bass - Joe
Keyboards, ambient sounds and maniacal laugh - Jack
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Lyrics
Dance of the Dead
Lyrics ©2010 by Joseph Gurner

Out of my mind
Late Friday night
Run through the graveyard
looking for a fright
Under the moon
moving through the gloom
So many bodies
They spell my doom

It’s the dance
Dance of the Dead

It’s the dance,
Dance of the Dead


Move like shadows
Howl at the moon
Dance on their headstones
Dawn comes to soon

It’s the dance
Dance of the Dead

It’s the dance,
Dance of the Dead


My heart races
My eyes full of fear
I try to run
but the dead are too near

It’s the dance
Dance of the Dead

It’s the dance
Dance of the dead
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Comments: 25
Fans: 22
Plays: 65
Downloads: 72
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 30, 2010 - 01:19:38 PM
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012 - 06:30:21 PM Last Played: Nov 14, 2016 - 04:55:31 PM
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Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark,
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Software:
Logic and GB
Comments
Outtaorbit said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
This is freaky.....
Just in time for Howlaween.......
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alackbass said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Dance of the Dead
The groove, chord changes, and slow build during the intro grab the listener. I wasn't expecting the double time rocker to follow it, but I'm sure glad it did. I'm digging that grinding bass Joe. Cool 70's era analog synth Jack. But it's Alannah's vocal that makes it a Halloween song!
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Symphony101 said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Amazing work
Alannah, Jack, Joe - every ingredient just superbe in this.
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sloparts said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
The first was great,
this one is even better.

Fantastic work you three.

Ed
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Char said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
You know how
she gets when people don't bring the canned cheese for crackers on beer Friday. Alannah is a Metal Head. Wow. Joe...you wail, both with your guitar and your vocals. Nicely put together, Jack.
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jbazemore said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Awesome
Halloween song. Love it.
jdholliday said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
you freaks!
you people are gonna give me night mares! love the Talking Heads feel!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Slam Danse-macabre!
Rockin, creepy, and oh so much fun!
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Spooktacular2010 said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
this one
touched my heart. That alannah sound just like me late Mum.... deepest bows you 3. so CRRRAAAZZZEEEEEEE!!!!!
dantimmermans said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Crazy
oh man! I frickin' lost it when then synth solo came in! amazing! what a great great track, the intro was just perfect and I'm a complete sucker for dueling lead guitar harmony.
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RAVENS said 2402 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Very Cool
You three sounded like ya had a lot of fun recording this one. Great music track & the vocals are really awesome. Has a slight 80's feel to them. Very cool, you all make a terrific spooky team!

RAVEN ;-)
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lavalamp said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Far out
Did not expect this...in a good way.

LL
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Skean said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Hey
You guys have working hard two great Halloween song, sweet… Boo… Hawkwind feel to this, Enjoyed a lot, downloaded, thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
You two
have so much talent you just overflowed and had to make another song for Halloween... sigh... also perfectly elegantly spooky!!! Outstanding!
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ShadowofNine said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Evil Rocks
I can envision all sorts of dead things jerking around as they dance in the dead cave...supreme track dig it...
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damiengh said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Into it
You guys definitely got into this one. I can see Jack wearing his skeleton costume and Alannah as a shrieking ghost pointing a boney finger. Would love to see this live on stage in front of a dark purple velvet curtain with splats of red and black and lots of fog from a fog machine.
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Gaylen75 said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Spooky Punk
This is like a early punk sound with a cool haunt. Love it.
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magnatone said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Dance of the Dead
oh WOW - you guys had better plan to keep working together because you are making quite a bit of magic - even if i won't sleep tonight!
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Well, you've almost got a Witch in this
Thanks you Alannah for trying to represent us. To bad it's not official which of course means you all suffer the fate of your contemporaries. Yep you get the Spell too.

Oh well, you'll all feel better next year, WON"T YOU ?

Little Queenie thinks yes on that, ha ha ha hahahahahah
Spooktacular2010 said 2401 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
well look
whose strutting.... Queenie you should renegotiate your contract...these are mine. hahahahahahahaha
bud said 2400 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
A classic B side
the fans will all have their different faves - I love them both - cool rocking here.
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Alannah said 2400 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
this one was .....
... certainly a lot of fun to be a part of .... craaaaaaaaaaaaaazeeeeee ! Luv ya guys !
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Alannah said 2399 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
By the way ...
... Who is little queenie and why are they stealing my hahaha's?
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davisamerica said 2397 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Many Thanks
for everyone who has stopped by. Working with Joe was a trip and l love this little rocker. Alannah ...lady you brought the Crraazzzeee Cool element x10. Excellent challenge Gaylen75!
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lengold said 2396 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Another fantastic
track, and another download, thanks.
Cheers
Len

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