“Pat Moriarity put this together; I only mastered it... but while doing so I slowly came to the realization that this is the GREATEST RECORD EVER MADE BY HUMANS.”--- NIRVANA Producer Jack Endino
Here it is! It's my TRIBUTE TO BAD LYRICS.
22 artists, 22 cover songs, with a 16 page comic booklet.
The simple premise- I found the worst lyrics I could find (mostly song poems and really old recordings) and talked friends into doing a straight faced, heartfelt rendition of each one. It's a masterpiece! It was mastered by JACK ENDINO (He recorded and produced the first Nirvana album BLEACH).
I brainstormed this low budget project myself. I made a limited edition of 500, and they are signed and numbered. It features brand new recordings by the legendary BUZZY LINHART, Seattle's BOSS MARTIANS, DANIEL DAVIES (son of Kinks Dave Davies), CHARLIE BURTON and others for a total of 21 tracks. Musician ANDREW CROWLEY (Fat Tuesday, Ear Illusion Music) not only contributed a track, but composed and played the music of the spoken word pieces, including a track spoken by DAVID GREENBERGER of DUPLEX PLANET!!
HOW DO I ORDER THE THING????
The quickest way to get one is to pay 15 bucks (shipping included, unless you are not in the USA) using PAYPAL, to the email address email@example.com, which is my account. The slowest way to get one is to send 15 bucks (check, money order, whatever) via the U.S. post office. Write me an email with your order and address, and I'll fill you in on where to mail your payment. Again, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are ordering from outside of the U.S., contact me and I'll calculate the shipping price to wherever you are.
This was a real D.I.Y. Andy Crowley did so much to help me I made it an EAR ILLUSION Music project. I drew and lettered everything, the booklets were handmade by mini comix guru MICHAEL DOWERS (Brownfield Press), and the cardboard covers were screened by NW rock poster maker GABRIEL LEE (Gryphon Graphics). The covers are black and silver on cardboard.
Not included are the original recordings that this tribute is based on. Most of those originals can be found and downloaded for free, available on the WFMU website. Just search the blog at http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/mp3s/
For more information, contact me at email@example.com (Please put BAD LYRICS in the subject line)
P.S.- I am the only place in which to acquire this timeless classic!
Some unsolicited testimonials:
“I listened to the "Bad Lyrics" CD, and it is really an amazing artifact. Some of the treatments are absolutely brilliant. If I were still reviewing albums for some publication, I'd report "This is a veritable Watts Tower of lyrics and musicality!" or "This proves that excrement is composed of the same materials as the finest feast anyone has ever savored."---satisfied customer in Washington
“I slipped a few tracks onto my wife’s ipod playlist without her knowing. She came back from work that day feeling confused, disturbed, and musically violated. Yeah it was awesome.”---amused husband in Iowa
“My personal favorites are Daniel Davies (Dave Davies' son) covering the infamous song-poem "Gymanasium Girl" as an aching Jeff Buckley-esque song of longing, and Tim Gazaway turning Rodd Keith's "Space" into a 100% convincing piece of Southern-fried boogie rock. It's a great package, and totally worth your $$.”---song poem enthusiast in Minnesota
“ I just got the CD yesterday...I almost got pulled over by a cop cuz I was laughing so loud, he thought I was on a cel phone...I was listening to "Radio Heaven"...Pat, it's a masterpiece of collecting and production!!”---Mary in Encinitas