(c) 2002 by Drumbot
"I'll form my own band! Yeah! Drumbot's Only Parts Club Band!"
This is another one of those songs that came to me... err, I mean to DRUMBOT, pretty much fully formed. Jotted down the lyrics on a sheet of paper before work, and hummed the melody into a set of headphones plugged into a computer mic jack, as there was no microphone handy (believe me, this happens a lot when inspiration strikes.) It took a little work to keep this song from directly plagiarizing its two primary musical inspirations: 'Son Be A Dentist' from Little Shop of Horrors, and 'Beauty School Dropout' from Grease, but I think I pulled it off!
To make this song sound as digitally crude as possible, I initially used only FM sound card patches for the backing synth & drum tracks, and that's all it consisted of the first few times we performed (or should I say, DRUMBOT performed) it onstage. But for the album I relented and turned it over to the amazing Chad Gould of Florda band Boney Fiend for embellishment. Chad embellished it in a BIG way with 8 tracks of beeps and bloops from his wonderful analog Alesis Andromeda synthesizer.
This song was added not too long after Drumbot first learned to speak, back in 2001. At that point, his character was pretty much nailed down, and it reflects in the snarky lyrics. By the time we did 'The Trial of Dr. Pinkerton' in 2004, we decided to bring this song back and give Drumbot a band of his own for the occasion, and that's what you see onscreen during the performance - many of the film and tv robots whose personalities have congealed into the Drumbot we all know and love...
Synthesizers....Lewis D'Aubin & Chad Gould
Recorded and mixed 2004 at C.O.G. Secret Lab, Harahan LA