Lee Lucas & Lavallin - Fly on a Windshield - Broadway Melody 74 (Genesis Tribute) by Lee >>> Lucas published on 2013/07/02 12:32:04 +0000 The 8th in the series in the early Genesis Tribute Project series sees our return to the bands concept story 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" It's a two part song that lyrically sets the scene for the beginning of the story based around a schizophrenics journey in New York. I must admit my approach to this one was perhaps a very lazy one, in that I very much sang it around the music Graham provided me, without listening to the original version closely first. I lost loads of expression in comparison to how Peter Gabriel put this one across, and very much went about the way I seen it myself, and give it more of my own approach. Once again I would like to thank Graham for his immense work he has put into this project with his super work he has done on the music here. You can find more of Grahams great music on his fine cloud here: http://soundcloud.com/lavallin/tracks Fly On A Windshield/Broadway Melody 74 (Words & Music By Genesis) Lee Lucas - Vocals. Graham Lavallin - Guitars and arrangement based around a midi sequence authored by Ebert Zwart. Instrumentation: Fender Strat guitar through Apogee Gio pedal board interface to access the onboard GarageBand amps and FX pedals for all electric guitars. Ovation Celebrity electro-acoustic guitar through Roland Sonic Cell interface and custom acoustic guitar patches for acoustic guitar. AMG Hammond Rock Organ; Mellotron strings. EWQL Fender 5 string bass; Harpsichord; Drums and percussion; V.O.P. layered background vocals/choir. Arturia Moog Modular Taurus Pedals. The words are as follows: Theres something solid forming in the air, And the wall of death is lowered in times square. No-one seems to care, They carry on as if nothing was there. The wind is blowing harder now, Blowing dust into my eyes. The dust settles on my skin, Making a crust I cannot move in And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway. (Break) Echoes of the Broadway Everglades With her mythical Madonna still walking in her shades Lenny Bruce declares a truce and plays his other hand Marshal McLuhen casual viewing head buried in the sand Sirens on the rooftops wailing But there's no ship sailing Groucho, with his movies trailing, stands alone with his punchline failing. Ku Klux Klan serves hot soul food And the band plays "In the Mood" The cheerleader waves her cyanide wand There's a smell of peach blossom and bitter almond Caryl Chessman sniffs the air and leads the parade He knows, in a scent, you can bottle all you made There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes Smiling at the majorette Smoking Winston cigarettes And as the song and dance begin The children play at home With needles, needles and pins. Available on Bandcamp as a Free Digital Download just click on the free download button to get your free copy. Please find time to leave comments, to which are all very well appreciated. Many thanks for listening.