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Rock, Robot! Rock!


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Here's a fresh mix (with waaaay too much reverb) of the first of my compositions I dared post at this site.

I seem to be the only person left who likes certain odd genres of music. I like the balls-to-the-walls din of American circus music, and I like the cool sound of early-'60s caper movies. This piece is a soundtrack for an imaginary '60s sci-fi B-movie (with washed-out color) about robots vs. the go-go vixens.

The word robot was coined by Karel Capek for his 1920 play RUR, and for about a half-century afterward, robots were conceived of as anthropomorphic beings. Unfortunately, when real robots began appearing on assembly lines, they turned out to be nothing but hydraulic cylinders, solenoids, limit switches, hoses and couplings. Ugh! What the world really wants is the old anthropomorphic robots who speak in monotones. This music is an attempt to bring them back!

The scene is from the climax of the movie. The large, metallic robots have run amok and threaten to take over London! Fortunately, the vixens (all with pastel lipstick, excessive eye make-up, big hair, white leather mini skirts and go-go boots) save the day by teaching the robots how to rock! The movie causes a mod sensation, and a new dance craze, The Robot (use your imagination), takes over discotheques.

The Trinoids command that you dance to this music! At the conclusion, sing, "ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK! . . . ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK!"

The sheet music for this piece is available for a nominal fee at
my page at SibeliusMusic where you can also watch the music go by as the tune plays.

That is all.
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Lyrics
ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK!
ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK!
ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK!
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Hits: 2900
Comments: 6
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Plays: 110
Downloads: 88
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Uploaded: Jan 24, 2009 - 04:49:45 PM
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2009 - 04:49:45 PM Last Played: Nov 19, 2018 - 11:48:21 AM
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Sibelius 3, Sibelius 5
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Feter said 3610 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
Rock, Robot! Rock!
I m just so thrilled about your great imagenary on writing this
piece ..total modern classic ..yes its so cinematic but still ..
its a classic piece ..the elements and harmonies you used just
terrific ...very moving to watch this an orchestral band play it
will be a blast ...and it certainly fit to be 60s si fi film or
any late 70s movie's work ...a genious one ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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scaustrita said 3610 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
Odd Genres
You find that people that post odd genres are very creative, as yourself. I enjoyed your creation, if you will excuse me I got to go to the snack bar and get a soda, so I won't miss the robots dancing!
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fabien0784 said 3610 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
ROCK, ROBOT! ROCK!
Wow... cool ! Don't know about dancing ... all this sounds like crazy robots who keep working and working more... Not my type of robots... But what a rhythm !!!.. Yeah !
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kristyjo said 3606 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
What energy!
I love those jazzy harmonies you throw in at the cadences. i kept thinking of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' when the broomsticks just get more frantic. i love the constant movement, punctuated by complete pauses, just so we can all catch our breath. The mallets are great.
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bud said 3541 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Another amazing track
How do you do this? Is it all played on a midi keyboard? Is it scored and then there's some kind of magic involved? Does your Mac read your mind? Do tell.
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Char said 2927 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Robbie the
Robot keeps the oil can handy so he can do the "low boogie bot move" alongside the 60's crazed femmes. Pretty amazing, kid. Rock, robot, rock!!
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