NO LONGER AVAILABLE - CHECK MY SPACE SITE for song samples)
Noah's do-it-yourself mini bike concept single.
been tryin' to put these tunes out on a 45 RPM short-player for
a while now, but haven't raised the scratch (i.e. samolians, pieces
of eight, folding dough, etc.) necessary to walk over to a pressing
plant and say "Hey Mac, press these up."
in order to make this fantabulous music available to the fine people
out there in musicland, we now offer you the opportunity to make
your very own Del Noah 45 through newfangled digital technology!
to make your own fake Del Noah 45:
First download the two MP3s that make the crux of the single. A lot
o' sweat and strain went into the writing, arranging, recording and
mixing of these two righteous tunes, but we're giving them away because
we're CRAZY! Ah hah hah!
MINI BIKE JAMBOREE
(Brent Walker) BlairBrent Music (BMI)
here's the A flapper, or the "plug side" as they call it in the commercial
radio bidness (meaning the side the big-time jocks are told to play
after proper renumeration has been made from the promo men to the
network consultants). That's because it's the vocal number. This here
one's an ode to the mini bike, done as an Elvis 60's movie theme that
shoulda-been, complete with the exquisite vocal backing of the "Jordanblairs."
THE LONELY BULTACO
Walker) BlairBrent Music (BMI)
is the B side, a lovely haunting instrumental conjuring images of
a lone cheapo Euro-bike silhouetted against the sun in the Spanish
desert. This is the side the jocks play as a sound bed as they hype
their latest giveaways. (Unless, of course, it's an oldies station-then
you've got to use a hip hop/electronica bed to reduce listener turnout
between the Motown and Three Dog Night records).
Now that you've downloaded the music, you've got to have cover. Click
here to go to the Cover and Tray Card, and print it out on a color
printer. You can either print it out and stick it in an empty CD jewel
case, or blow it up to 7x7, paste it on some cardboard, and glue it
together into a 45 sleeve.
If you're going the 45 route, then you'll want to print out these
handy 45 labels. Then go into
your record collection and grab an old 45 you aren't using. Maybe
it's "State of Shock" by Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger, or possibly
"That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky" by Elvis, Scotty and Bill
on Sun Records. (It doesn't matter, one old 45 is worth about as much
as any other, because it's an old, antiquated format, and you'd just
take it to the thrift store anyway. Right?) Now glue the new label
over the old label on the 45 (if using the aforementioned Sun record,
make sure the bottom of the new label with the website URL lines up
with the place where it says "209" and "Memphis, Tennessee").
Now slide the 45 in the sleeve, and presto, you've got a 45 with picture
sleeve. Oh, just one more thing: you've gotta somehow get the MP3
onto the vinyl, but we'll leave that to you, because we know you're
resourceful people. Or, you can burn them onto CD, and then hide the
CD behind the vinyl. Then, whenever you're playing the record for
friends, slide them both out and act like you're putting the 45 on
the turntable, while you secretly slip the CD into the CD drawer.
Then drop the needle (you've got to have your turntable to amp RCA
cable disconnected to pull this off effectively) on the 45, start
the CD, and presto! You're impressing all your friends by playing
a brand new 45!