Okay it just dawned on me (like the dead), that we need atleast one concept album; more would be good.
So let's do some brainstorming. Do either of you have any ideas?
Mine are as follows:
- A squel to The Allan Parson's Project's Edgar Allen Poe Album. In ours we will tell the tale throughout the disk of sequels to Poe's stories; Fortunado returned from his walled up grave.. in 1984, a zombie protaganist from A Tell Tale Heart who roams the streets of Victorian London hunting for hearts to devour, constantly running from the evil eye that is the sun, and the true story behind Legia necrophila by the sea-shore.
- A three disc set: The Divine Comedy, where we will depict the trials and tribulations of a poor soul traversing Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
- Night of the Living Dead: A cd which will be light on vocals but heavy on screams, boards being nailed up, moans, wails, and radio broadcasts, perhaps also telling the story of a documentry film-maker who is besieged in an old farm-house by zombies.
- An album which tells the tale of the Zomboiz. From life, to death, and back again. This would in effect be similar to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, or Robin Black's Planet Fame.
- This idea sort of is a concept album... but it's more of a Frankenstein of concept album and celebrity guest album... Let me explain; we bring back Elvis (the geriatric); a zombie OD Marilyn Monroe which now has more in common with Courtney Love than Courtly Love; an invisible man Hoffa; The International Writers Suicide Choir which includes such distinguished guests as Richard Brautigan, Ernest Hemingway, and Robert E. Howard; a duet from heaven with June Carter and Johnny Cash; a zombie Kurt Cobain who does a duet with Marilyn Monroe; the rambling ghost of Hank Williams with a harmonica solo; Wendy Williams who graces the album with punk rock Zomboiz style; the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe who wails out a schitzophrenic dirge about being burried alive; H. P. Lovecraft with the innsmouth look; Frank Sinatra with gangster rap from beyond the grave; a reincarnation of Bob Marley with more rasta beats; the living ICP who raise--voodoo style--a Eazy E; Reverend Run and the Dead Beatles with a rap remix of Come Together; Dionisyius and the Bachae with a song only befitting of a Greek God; William Shatner singing Cohen's It's Murder Baby as we kill him live in the studio; and ofcourse what would a CD be without the Ghost of Ceasar. Songs on this album could covers of such covers as Murder Murder Murder, I Walk With the Zombies, Immortality, It's Murder Baby, I've Got a Crush on You, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Ring of Fire, Let's Stay Together, Come Together and Love Unlimited.
- A Rob Zombiesque take on a classical musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera (with the phantom as an organ repair man who lives beneath the opera house and falls in love with a dead lead singer, digging her up, and helping her learn to sing again), Rent (with Robin Black* singing the parts of the rocker, and the documentry film-maker being a necrophiliac, and angel being a ghost), or Jesus Christ Superstar (blaring out hard-rock-satanic riffs)
*I'd love to see a version of Rent staged in Toronto with Robin Black taking to the stage and playing one of the main parts. He could do it. He can sing, has the stage presence, can act (as seen in Goldirocks anyways), and can dance (well he has some moves anyway)