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Parralox - Malibu
 

Malibu

Written by Courtney M Love, Eric T. Erlandson and William Patrick Corgan

Verse 1
Crash and burn
All the stars explode tonight
How'd you get so desperate?
How'd you stay alive?

Help me, please
Burn the sorrow from your eyes
Oh, come on be alive again
Don't lay down and die!

Chorus 1
Hey, hey
You know what to do
Oh, baby, drive away from Malibu

Verse 2
Get well soon
Please don't go any higher
How are you so burnt when
You're barely on fire?

Cry to the angels
I'm gonna rescue you
I'm gonna set you free tonight, baby
Pour over me

Chorus 2
Hey, hey
We're all watching you
Oh, baby, fly away to Malibu
Cry to the angels
And let them swallow you
Go and part the sea, yeah, in Malibu

Middle 8
And the sun goes down
I watch you slip away
And the sun goes down
I walk into the waves

And the sun goes down
I watch you slip away
And I would

And I knew
Love would tear you apart
Oh, and I knew
The darkest secret of your heart

Chorus 3
Hey, hey
I'm gonna follow you
Oh baby, fly away, yeah, to Malibu
Oceans of angels
Oceans of stars
Down by the sea is where you drown your scars
Oh ho

I can't be near you
The light just radiates
I can't be near you
The light just radiates
Title Malibu
Songwriter   Courtney M Love, Eric T. Erlandson and William Patrick Corgan
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Backing Vocals   John
Production #   244
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Courtney Love
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase
Instruments   Polysix, Quadra, Nexus, KraftwerkVST c/oBeatMachineUK, Lethal, Sylenth, OP-Xa V
Time   4:09
BPM   122
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2022
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Holiday '22 (Album)Parralox - Holiday '21-22 (Compact Disc)

Additional Info:
Tuesday 22/11/2022 @ 1140 hours.
Any Way You Want It V4 is printing as I type these notes. I already have an idea in my head on how I want Malibu to sound. I was listenting to The Sign (Extended) by The Human League and wondered if this song would work in a very stripped down way. I got Adrian to play bass guitar last week and I plan on adding some LinnDrums and maybe some acoustuic guitar. Let's see what happens. These things sometimes don't work out wuite how you plan.
1343 hours - just finished mapping out the song, and adding the acoustic guityar parts (Session Guitarist Kontact) and adding some PPG Bells etc. Just a rough guide. I also added a Cherry Qudio Quarda Arp part that takes tghe songin a differwent direction. I'm looking at the clock because I know Cherry Audio is about to drop their CS80 clone, but I have to wait for the USA clocks to tick over. By the time I finish recording the vocals the synth will probablt be available to buy and I'll use it on this track. I dropped the song 2 semitones to fit my vocal range. I'm going to start recording vocals now.
1346 BVs Verse 1
1400 BVs Chorus
1404 BV2 Verse 2
1432 BVs Chorus 2
1500 BV M8
1528 BV Chorus 3 - all BVs done now I think.
1334 Verse 2
1539 Verse 1
1347 Chorus 2
1353 Chorus 3
1551 Bridge
1555 Chorus 4
1558 Chorus 5
1602 Chorus 6
1616 Middle 8 A
1624 Middle 8 B
1626 finished recording all the vocals!
Now for the comping / editing.
All vocal parts are triple tracked so this will take a while.
To say nothing of the 16 part backing vocals / harmonies.
1907 Just printed V1
2005 hours. Sharyn just fnished dinner with Kate so I just dropped off Roger and Fritz. I played her Any Way You Want It and she likes V4. I played her V1 of Malibu and she feels the same way I do: It's not working. So I've come back to the studio. I had planned on watching Blue Velvet tonight but I feel inspired to really make Malibu work, so I'm going back to basics and treating it like a remix. I'll start with just the vocals and build the track up from that. I'll trey and keep it as minimal as possible - which is something I never ever do.
The Day The Earth Stood Still (BluRay) is playing in the background.
2308 - Finished V2 and I think this is the right mix for the song. I rebuilt it from scratch. I also just chatted with Costa and we've organised 4 pre-record sessions for Neon Nights next week, as the show returns in February 2023. We have planned to record a bunch of shows before we go to air, so we always have a few backups. I think the song is pretty much finished. I'll print a mix and have a listen tomorrow with fresh ears. Usually you hear things differently the next day. But now I'm happy with the track. It's different from the original and has a bit of a twist. I'm sure the rock purists will have a conniption fit (but they would probably like V1 of the track), but I'm sure the Parralox fans will dig the sound.
Wednesday 23/11/2022 - 0007 hours.
Got sidetracked and decided to make the cover arftwork for this track. I caved in and used Dall-E. You can see the final product on the lyrics page, which is probably where you will end up reading these notes. Now printing Instrumental, Acapella and MIDI parts for the track. I think I can call it a day now!

 

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