Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Keep on Rockin' out to Free Bird


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
Parody under fair use clause of copyright law. My first attempt at synthesizing vocals with VocalWriter ( kaelabs.com ) . I'm not too worried if the vocals are garbled because most rock singers are hard to understand anyway.
Basically, I downloaded midi files of the two songs and scientifically mangled the with Garageband. I lifted the melody lines from GB and processed them through Vocalwriter to get the voices. The entire tune is untouched by human hands or vocal chords. Isn't progress wonderful ?
The song satirizes the alleged feud between Neil Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd along with the notion that 'socially conscious' bands and their fans are somehow superior to bands that sing about drinking and partying.

For those who like Karaoke I also did a video on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD4KOreqGTs&feature=plcp

Rockin in the Free world and Free bird are the property of the respective artists and their publishing companies.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
There’s a Fellow over there
with a Mullet in his hair
got a butane lighter
That he’s wavin’ in the air.
the stars and bars
on his old t-shirt
Denim jacket round his waist
like a mini-skirt
drank 8 Budweisers
in the parking lot
killed a pint of jack
and half a bag of pot

Keep on Rockin out to Free bird X4

I see a woman in the night
with a 40 in her hand
by the tour bus lights
with a roadie from the band
Her kids are at her moms
sleeping on the couch
Her teenage son
likes to chew Mail Pouch
In 9 more months
She’ll have another kid
and try to find a way to
feed and clothe it

Keep on rockin etc.

Sweet home Alabama
And Southern Man
Neil singin’ bout the poor
At his California ranch
Songs about the earth
and it’s wrong to kill
Songs about peace
Except with Stephen Stills
And he pulls up to the pumps
to get more gasoline
To feed his Cadillac
and his limousine

Keep etc.

Parody lyrics c. David Damroze
Music copyright of the respective musicians.
Song Stats
Hits: 1778
Comments: 17
Fans: 9
Plays: 125
Downloads: 33
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 05, 2012 - 10:24:26 PM
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2012 - 12:25:52 AM Last Played: Jun 08, 2017 - 10:03:15 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
PublicDomain

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Mac Mini
Software:
Garage Band, VocalWriter ( kaelabs.com )
Comments
Moviz said 1753 days ago (October 6th, 2012)
Well
you 'mangled' them alright LOL..... but those untouched vocals are amazing.... and with an American accent too ha ha..... the solo has a life of its' own too This was fun, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
The piece
is basically a mashup of two midi files. The solo is a few bars of the Free Bird guitar solo. I know it doesn't quite matchup in some places but since the character in the song is stoned out of his gourd it doesn't matter :-)
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
egobandit said 1753 days ago (October 6th, 2012)
Niel young
Would love this, Really dig the looseness of this sounds like you had allot of fun on this Tops!
Check out my latest song called You Can Try
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
It would be interesting
to see what Mr. Young, Mr Vedder or any of the others thought of this.
It would also be interestimng to see what you could do with the VocalWriter software ( kaelabs.com )
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
bud said 1753 days ago (October 6th, 2012)
Wow - this is twisted
in such a good way. You took the Neil / Devo connection to its logical extreme conclusion. Great track. The chugging arhythm is perfect. Likewise the Trans vocals.


Check out my latest song called pjinky
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
thanks Bud
although I didn't know about the Neil / Devo connection.
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
Char said 1753 days ago (October 6th, 2012)
Wow!
This is so much fun. Amazing outcome of your various machinations of your technology. Make more.
Check out my latest song called Bound, v2. w Music by Dirigent
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
I wonder.
what demeter7 would do with some voice synthesis software :-)

Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
spitlogic said 1752 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Just realized
I was wondering where the vocals were until about 6 seconds into it when I realized the guitar sounding part was the vocals. Interesting effect.
Check out my latest song called Represent
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
vocalwriter
is an interesting combination of music composition and voice sythesis software. You might want to check it out also. I think it has a lot of potential for funk / hiphop.
There's a demo free download at kaelabs.com that I think is good for 30 days.
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
KCsGROOVE said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
wonderful!
you mixed up these two tunes, keeping the essence of both pieces but completely making it oyur own..
Freaky, weird, but Cool! :-)
KC
Check out my latest song called DOWN AND OUT
alackbass said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Keep on Rockin' out to Free Bird
You've perfectly summed up why I'm getting close to letting go of my NFL season tickets. The first verse painted a vivid picture of my Sunday afternoons during the fall.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
Damroze said 1751 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
LOL. we all have seen this guy.
And there's more of him in me than I want to admit :-)
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
Narad said 1750 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Keep on Rockin' out to Free Bird
Great stuff ! Much enjoyed ! :)
Check out my latest song called Serenade CCLXII
Philip18 said 1750 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Keep on
Well that's a bit of fun! Interesting experiment.
Check out my latest song called First Night Alone
Damroze said 1736 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
Well.
you want to make something and you have no mic, no guitar to plug in but you do have a mac, some software and some satirical lyrics..
What do you do ?
Check out my latest song called Somewhere Between Atchison and Oskaloosa
dave_b said 1748 days ago (October 11th, 2012)
Keep on Rockin' out to Free Bird
I like and cover Skynrd and Neil Young songs and I was always a little bemused by this controversy. But I guess the "beef" raised the profile of both acts. Strong images in the lyric, and the backer sounds right to my ear.
Check out my latest song called Llarions Blues
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: David Damroze
Location: Kansas City MO United States
send a note
Song Whittler. Rights reserved for original material. Damroze@yahoo.com Collaborations : Time Clicks Away w/Char ( Open collab) Memories of Rose w/ Moviz -53273 Champagne cinderella w/ Moviz -74882 I hunger for the Thorn w/... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
154US
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 102