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Parralox - Rock 'n' Roll / Nightclubbing

Rock 'n' Roll / Nightclubbing

Written by Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Mike Leander & Gary Glitter.

Rock'n'roll, rock, rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll, rock, rock'n'roll

Do you still recall in the Juke Box Hall when the music played?
And the world span around to a brand new sound of those far off days

In their blue suede shoes they would scream and shout
And they'd sing the blues, let it all hang out

Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll, rock, rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll, rock

Little Queenie bopped to the high school hop, dancing to the beat
With the U.S. male and her pony tail, well she looked so sweet

Times are changing fast but we won't forget
Though that age is past, we'll be rockin' yet

Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll, rock, rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll, rock

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Do you still recall in the Juke Box Hall when the music played?
And the world span around to a brand new sound of those far off days

Times are changing fast but we won't forget
Though that age is past, we'll be rockin' yet

Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll - HEY! - rock'n'roll
Rock'n'roll, rock, rock'n'roll
A rock'n'roll, rock

Night clubbing, we're night clubbing
We're what's happening
Night clubbing, we're night clubbing
We run this machine
We meet people, brand new people
They're something to see when you're
Night clubbing, we're night clubbing
Oh, isn't it wild?

Night clubbing, we're night clubbing
We're walking through town
Night clubbing, we're night clubbing
We rock like a ghost
We learn dances, brand new dances
Like the nuclear bomb, when we're
Night clubbing, bright, white clubbing
Oh, isn't it wild?

Title Rock 'n' Roll / Nightclubbing
Songwriter   Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Mike Leander & Gary Glitter
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Backing Vocals    
Production #   222
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Agnes Moorehead
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase
Instruments   Linn Drum LM1, Fairlight CMI IIx, Arturia Matrix Brute, Moog Voyager II, Roland Jupiter 4 and Jupiter 8, Oberheim OBX-a, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5.
Time    
BPM   135 - 100.42
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2020
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Travelogue (Album)
Additional Info:

Recorded for our cover of the classic Travelogue album, which The Human League originally released in 1979.
Released on Compact Disc on conzoom Records. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 Limited Edition CDs.

Artwork is based on the Letraset Pack which was used on cover artwork The Human League's debut single Being Boiled.

Wednesday the 5th of August, 2020. 2230 hours
I had my interview for HAHC yesterday. Find out on Friday. Oh please God, I hope I get it.
I went for my COVID19 swab at 1630 hours today at SVHA. I'm asymptomatic, but the offer was there so I took it.
I started this project at 1859 hours today, with the usual arrangement and tempo mapping. This one was a biut trickier because of the tempo change when it switches song, and I wanted a slow tempo change for my version, rather than the abrupt change in the original. I created an 8 bar tempo transition and manually brought the tempo down from 135 to 100.42
I started recording demo vocals for this track at 2211, and just laid down a basic guide track and some BVs and chants.
Chris sent me a lovely photo of Jack from 2012. Hard to believe it was 8 years ago but you can see what a puppy face he has. He's been sitting on my lap the since I began this project today.

Friday the 7th of August, 2020.
I got the phone call at 1048 today. Was a bit of a surprise to say the least!
Started work on V2 of this track at 1720 hours and finished the Nightclubbing bassline and arrangement. Plus I laid a guide vocal and did some BVs.
The reference checks were done today, so I'm expecting a phone call with good news on Monday. Fingers remain crossed.
Finished work on the song for the night and watched Snowpiercer (the new series) for about 20 minutes before losing interest. Watched some Deep Space Nine (the 4K restoration) and it looks amazing. then watched a classic whodunnit.

Saturday the 8th of August, 2020.
Sharyn took Jack for a walk this morning. I spent the morning editing the Neon Nights show - it's a Giogio Moroder special.
I started in the studio at 1330 hours and worked on V3 of the song. I finished off the Nightclubbing instrumentation and laid down some new lead vocals.
Last night I watched Murder by Death on my Plex. So good. So many awesome one-liners which I can't wait to try out myself. After finishing work I think I'll watch Murder on the Orient Express.

Sunday the 9th of August, 2020. 1618 hours.
Watched Murder on the Orient Express this morning and then went to work in the studio. I recorded some Chant vocals for the Rock n roll component.
Sharyn took Jack for the day as I think he's getting cabin fever while Melbourne is on lockdown. One walk a day isn't enough for him, or me.
I'm on V4 of the track and think I've finished it. Been working in the studio for about 3 hours, and so might start work on the next track. Maybe The Touchables.
I posted a snippet on social media. I should have done that for all the songs, but I get so focused on making the music that I forget to share the progress (apart from these notes!).

 

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