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2011-04-08
Worm Quartet Vampire Penguins (2011 Re-Penged) This song contains language that may be objectionable to some listeners and may not be suitable for radio broadcast.
Here I am covering one of my own songs again. A couple of things led to this. One is that I recorded the original on a 4-track Tascam 424, with vocal and keyboard tracks bounced all over the place, so I've never had a decent background track I could use to perform the song live. The other is that a while back I realized that I'd inadvertently stolen a keyboard riff from the original "Vampire Penguins" and turned it into a choral melody in my cover of Tony Goldmark's "I Know You're A Fish." So to avenge the pilfered riff, I figured it was only fair to rip off most of "Fish" and use it in this here remake of "Penguins." Also, penguins eat fish, so...yeah!

The musical intro for this track is over a minute long. Sorry.

ShoEboX - Lead and backing vocals, programming, and keytar. Yes, keytar.


This song is now available on the following CDs:
      
Comments:
2011-04-07 lukeski
Hooray for more Worm Quartet awesomeness! Kudos to you for bringing an old fan favorite into your live performance repertoire! I hope you will make more songs and post them here! :D
2011-04-08 oddaustin
Kickass.
2011-04-08 computerking
Keytar! Awesomeness! I can totally picture you rocking out for the first minute, then realizing you still have to start the song!
2011-04-08 stevegoodie
Jesus Crist, that was good. Bless you, Worm Quartet!
2011-04-08 Alchav
ALCHAV ENJOY SONG
2011-04-08 Insane Ian
HELLS. EFFING. YES.
2011-04-08 wildcard9
Oh my god, I still know you are a Vampire Penguin. This is what I get for listening to the song via RSS feed without reading the song description here first. Excellent work!!
2011-04-08 jessesmithproductions
Woke me up good while dozing off at work. And I'll always give props to anybody who ever worked w tape. Simul-Synch! Editing w razor blades! Onions on our belts! Nickles with bumblebees on them!
2011-04-08 Derwood Bowen
This is pretty cool! And kudos to having the lyrics; I've had trouble picking a couple out when listening to the original by ear!
2011-04-08 weirdojace
That was amazing.
2011-04-09 TVsKyle
Yeah, that's the stuff.
2011-04-10 shoebox
GOD, SHOEBOX, WILL YOU QUIT RE-IMAGINING YOUR OWN OLDASS SONGS AND WRITE SOMETHING NEW? YOU'RE LIKE ONE STEP AWAY FROM PUTTING OUT UNPLUGGED ALBUMS AND DOING A "FRIENDS AND FAMILY" NOSTALGIA TOUR BASED ON YOUR EXISTING DISCOGRAPHY, AND YOU'RE NOWHERE NEAR FAMOUS ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT WORK! FACE IT, YOU BLEW YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES SCREAMING "PAC-MAN" THROUGH A MEGAPHONE, SO SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT, YOU PREVIOUSLY-FAT BITCH!!
2011-04-11 FreeJaffa
Dude, *you're* ShoEboX.
2011-04-11 Adam
Boy is he going to be mad when he reads what he wrote about himself. Maybe he can cheer himself up by listening to his own song...
2011-04-12 ProjectSisyphus
Ha ha this is great. And I think we have the same lawyer.
2011-04-12 Jeff Reuben
Excellent...awesome stuff
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