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Jan. 28th, 2005 @ 11:41 am
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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)
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From:sadrx
Date:January 28th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
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I think we need a Zomboiz From Space concept album. I mean, yeah I know, we are lyricists at heart, but just imagine the techno, laser-pulse accompanying music possibilities. Think Intergalactic meets Planet Fame meets 80s techno-rock.
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From:innersamurai
Date:January 29th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
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I suppose, think Planet Fame meets Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
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From:innersamurai
Date:January 29th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
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I just had another idea.

This concept album would be a musical redux of H.G. Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, where we, the mishapen cast off children of science, confront the listener and present the horrible disfigured woes of science, and of the consequences for playing god.
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From:alexandstuff
Date:February 3rd, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)

Gansta Rap From Beyond The Grave.

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Pure Genius, just like the second last idea on the afore-posted list. Robin would rock, but the fact that he's uses the same moves and stage banter over and over again would play against him. He does seem to have come up with a couple new lines though, maybe this new album of his (Instant Classic), will give him an oportunity to re-invent himself. Then he can be in that remake of rent. I think we should make a musical ourselves. Or at least a majorly epic Jim Steinman cooperation.
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From:innersamurai
Date:February 3rd, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Gansta Rap From Beyond The Grave.

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Our musical could be called Toxic Xombie OD. It will be about an innocent young starlet from the country who comes to the big city to score a role in the ballet. She goes astray, becomes messed up with drugs and starts selling herself for drugs and cash. Eventually she over doses to a rock-rescoring of Sinatra's Unforgettable. Her corpse then is discovered by some ballet stars/drugies who rape it, rob her, cut out her pussy then throw her into the sewer. However to their missfortune she rises from the dead as a suicide-starlett suicide-zombie and finally gets her revenge, with the musical culminating in an epic duet/love-making/duel/fight between her and a beautiful young starlett who is on the path she was on, who is about to kill herself by jumping off a bridge. The sexy zombie anti-heroine fails and the clean starlett jumps from the bridge only to be caught in the wire crosses on the bridge over the Don Valley from where she delivers the final song of the musical; a haunting, enthraling etheral melody.
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From:alexandstuff
Date:February 5th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Gansta Rap From Beyond The Grave.

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Sounds like a sexier, more fucked up version of Phantom Of The Paradise without the deal with the devil. You should definitelly start of a more detailed plot outline and then we'll start writing the script.
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From:alexandstuff
Date:February 3rd, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh and the phrase Xombie OD just rocks, even without the maryllin. It should be an album tille. With the above spelling.
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From:alexandstuff
Date:February 3rd, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Make that Toxic Xombie OD.