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ThE EdGAR MuRKuS BrAIN SeDUCTION - Still waiting for that secret anagram from Africa that signals Edgar is still alive. 
Rejection Reason: Derivative
Weighted Rating: [12 Votes, 3.15 Stars]
Views: 2,279
Featured Review
WILLBMUSIC [6/3/2015 7:05:18 AM EST]
Score: +10
Rated 5 stars
This is one of the first awesome songs i fell in love with here on the Fizz..... having the opportuntiy to meet, play, and party with EdGAR, and all the other alias's has been an honor..... 5 stars, and 2billion galaxies for this beautfiul tunage....
Liner Notes
ScottT [4/27/2007 8:38:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
it's like a big warehouse of musical madness
chickadee [4/27/2007 8:37:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
and scary
ScottT [4/27/2007 8:36:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
the stuff that goes on his head must be amazing
chickadee [3/31/2007 10:09:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rockin! Superb! Dynomite!
ScottT [3/31/2007 10:09:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
hold the anchovies
ScottT [3/31/2007 10:07:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
EdGAR was drinkin the good stuff for that guitar solo
mikebritt [3/21/2007 2:00:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
i like the war section. besides that this is pointless.
mistaeyeball [3/21/2007 2:00:15 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
boring and unoriginal, however it's pretty good background noise.
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [3/7/2007 12:01:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the stars. I will take them as the compliment. Hmmm. Winters-Murkus. I can see where the similarities of the last names might have confused you. No they were/are not related. Legend has it that Edgar was the great great great great grandson of Edgar Allen Poe. Edgar Murkus mysteriously disappeared around 1987, a few short years after forming The Brain Seduction. He had occasionally talked about going into hiding in Africa. He said the band would be contacted by method of a secret code that only the band would understand to let them know he was still alive. The band has received no secret messages and his whereabouts or even existance remain in question. The band has been on again off again since then with original members LiTTLE TiMMY and ELMeR GLUgH. Currently drummer duties are handled by MoOViS CoWSLeY frontman, RuSTY StAGGERBUSH. The current band basically records remakes from the huge stack of demo recordings EdGAR left behind. This particular song is presented here in its 4th incarnation
MeatMachineII [3/6/2007 8:48:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
take that as a compliment please
MeatMachineII [3/6/2007 8:47:22 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
edgar murkus, are you related to edgar winters!?
chickadee [2/21/2007 7:38:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Can't believe I haven't voted for this yet!!! I Love Edgar Murkus!
unintended [2/2/2007 11:28:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
hey chick
Mr. Bratty [2/2/2007 11:28:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
totally demented take on peter gunn
chickadee [2/2/2007 11:27:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
hey un
ScottT [2/2/2007 11:26:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Freaking awesome guitar solo
ScottT [1/19/2007 9:45:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
most of the folks on the fizz wish they could do this stuff all by themselves
wordgirl62 [1/19/2007 9:45:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
This is some awesome @#4!
ScottT [1/19/2007 9:43:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
Genius in multiple places
chickadee [1/19/2007 9:42:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
itchybrother [1/8/2007 11:39:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
the solo is worth the price of admission alone.
Mr. Bratty [1/7/2007 9:47:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
NO ARMS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! freeky! smoke that git fiddle, boy!
jsandlin71 [1/7/2007 9:46:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Are you a soul man?
chickadee [1/7/2007 9:46:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
This rocks!
LiTTLE TiMMY [10/23/2006 11:22:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the compliment on my boss pedal. Actually, it is just my Rivera designed Fender Super Champ gagged. I gated it to clean the breaks up.
As for the megaphone, ELMeR is still cleaning loogies out of the large diaphram side address microfrier.
NovaVox [10/23/2006 7:22:04 PM EST]
Score: +0
I like this less when I hear it again too.

That boss pedal sounds ok though. But the megaphone has to go.
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [10/23/2006 7:20:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
Supposedly there were over fifty Beatles references on "How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When Your Not Anywhere At All?"
aaron-life [10/23/2006 7:15:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
but she called herself Lil
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [10/23/2006 7:11:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Well, it seems ELMeR has been nipping the rat cheese again. He's coming unglued if you will, as is his nature. Thanks to those that offered the nice comments. Bratty, I owe ya a box of Lucky charms should ya visit Cackalacky. Bring the National and get an upgrade to Cocoa Pebbles. Also thanks to all who gave more than a ten second listen with their constructive criticism.
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 3:15:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Oops. Somebody gave me too big a piece of paper. Do I need to make a bug report? Where is quality control when you need them?
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 2:47:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
I asked THE man. RoBERT writes, "When a man creates a parody, he knows that of which he parodys. Some have been paying attention. While others make exclaimations of parody without knowing of what they speak. I answered the question before it was asked."

Oh yeah, everyone knew her as Nancy.

ScottT [10/23/2006 12:57:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Betty Joe Bealowski? I remember her as Nancy.
ScottT [10/23/2006 12:42:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
I have to say I like this exponentially more as I give it another listen. Mr. Alt Caps has taken some classic sounds, added his own bit of oddness and created a fun piece of music. This had to be a blast to do in his studio hideaway deep beneath the bowels of Chez MuRKuS.
Mr. Bratty [10/23/2006 12:22:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
people, people, people...! have we gotten a little too serious in our old ages? loosen those sphincters a little! what's the worst that could happen? i was cracking up listening to this song! it may sound a little peter gunnish but the bass line is a departure, and it has a 2-5 turnaround! come on. of course it isn't breaking any new ground, but it is fun. everybody is so busy trying to be all heavy and serious you forgot that you can just record a song for fun. don't get me wrong, heavy and serious is all good and everything, but i bet even satre and camus enjoyed a good pratfall every now and then. i bet kirkegaard would "cropdust" a roomful of his contemporaries. i liked it, eddy. i almost lost my lucky charms. i'll have to remember not to eat breakfast cereal while listening to your stuff.
Greyfield [10/23/2006 11:53:19 AM EST]
Score: +0
To be fair, I gave this a second listen...and I like it exponentially less. Algebra me out with this.....

singmetofire [10/23/2006 11:41:12 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1.5 stars
it seems this alt caps guy is prety cool until someone doesnt like his music.
I really wouldn't know what to say about your guys little quarrel here, becuase i never listened to anything like this before to be able to say weather or not it was "breaking new ground" But i will say that listen to this wasn't really any kind of a pleasure. Mabye it's just my own personal taste, and i do agree that music should have some sort of sense of humor to it, to keep up with the character of a song. Something on this strikes me as mabye a little "TOO" something. Once i worked the door at a small SF club called "The Underground" a band played, similar to this style, they had about 7people there to see em, all the people that came for them, were wearing matching "Homestar Runner" T-Shirts, and to get to the bathroom...people had to talk past the band, becuase the restrooms were behind the stage....

That was a long night......
2fsplit [10/23/2006 11:40:32 AM EST]
Score: +0
Elmer, for what it is, it is good. But for what your going for Im still not sure.
qualcomm [10/23/2006 11:31:02 AM EST]
Score: +0
are you saying it isn't highly derivative? is it your claim, sir, that you've created a new "sound" here?
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 10:44:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Lets see. I am getting a hint that you think this is crappy. Okay. I am still waiting to hear what this is dirivative of. Be specific. You can do it. I would be very happy to know what, because I want to listen to it. crowes and stones can't be your only point of reference.
qualcomm [10/23/2006 10:08:34 AM EST]
Score: +0
you're right, crappy is vague. unoriginal, stale. this song does absolutely nothing original or new with its very well-worn form. why listen to it then when i can listen to someone from over 40 years ago doing this for the first time, and so with more enthusiasm and originality? that'd be like listening to the black crowes instead of exile on main street.
Mr. Bratty [10/23/2006 9:49:53 AM EST]
Score: +0
hah! i can't wait to hear this song. i love crappy, midtempo boogie woogie with contrived, uninteresting "weirdness" glued to it! waitin' for the house to wake up...
WilfredFosdinkJr [10/23/2006 9:34:24 AM EST]
Score: +0
How about, Betty Joe Bealowski? Man, are you hearing thiese guitar solo? This countries are in outer space.
ScottT [10/23/2006 9:25:08 AM EST]
Score: +0
Though Lt. Bradshaw might disagree with the pizza idea.
ScottT [10/23/2006 9:14:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
All it needs is a pizza to go with no anchovies.
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 9:11:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
Very astute Scott. RS is a well known FST head.
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 9:07:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
what does "crappyl" mean, exactly, as related to a midtempo boogie woogie with contrived, uninteresting "weirdness" glued to it?
aaronlife [10/23/2006 9:02:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
great sound, thoroughly enjoyable tune
qualcomm [10/23/2006 8:46:09 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1 star
this is crappy, midtempo boogie woogie with contrived, uninteresting "weirdness" glued to it. i'd have made that the rejection reason, but it's too long.
ScottT [10/23/2006 8:07:45 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Everything is derivative ELMeR. I still think that's gotta be the worse rejection reason.
The Marketts and The Surfaris driving down the coast highway at 60 MPH and slamming head on into a VW bus filled with various Residents and Rocky Rococco. Maybe not for everyone, but I love this.
Thor From Ohio [10/23/2006 8:01:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
What's everybody doing up this time of the morning? I liked it. I am not sure what little mikey would think.
ELMeR GLUgH (song submitter) [10/23/2006 7:56:52 AM EST]
Score: +0
Quit yer ballin' Psyco phant

Derivative in what way? Derivative of what. RoBERT ScHUMANN?
so if it is that blues, boogie woogie, hell any 1, 4,5, thing is cause for rejection, what else is wrong? Speak up!
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [10/23/2006 7:18:41 AM EST]
Score: +0
bart, why are you crying? I flunked! Seems like you'd be used to getting Fs by now. But this time I really tried. This is the best that I can do.
ScottT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
This is awesome. Makes me want to go back to the beach.
Greyfield [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Someone will love this! Ouch....I pulled my diplomacy muscle. I don't understand the nutty vocals with this style of music.
markfrimmel [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
singmetofire [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
not my thing. But im sure it'l go over well. It was better than lindsey coleman, but, what isn't?
chickadee [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Great beat. Groovy!
sedrite [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Greyfield's right: I love this...hella 60s, reminds me of a George Clinton sound collage...
NovaVox [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Just not feelin it.

I don't generally like this kind of thing...but the backbeat is solid. The guitar is a little sloppy which takes it from "At least they're doing what they do well" to "Why did they do this".

Following the stunning success of several reissued tunes, the EdGAR MuRKuS BrAIN SeDUCTION has reformed. This first single (DeTECTIVE DuKE) off of the new album, Back from the grave, was originally a hit for RoBERT ScHUMANN AnD ThE PoST HyPNOTIC MuCKUS. RoBERT was convinced to quit his day gig as head waiter at Chez Paul to rework his masterpiece.


"In 83 I was a squid stationed in San Diego. Being the recluse that I was and sans girlfriend, I bought a bottle of wine, a chunk of cheese, and headed to the beach on a rainy evening. As the light faded over the Pacific and the waves crashed in front of me, I had an epiphany. I heard Duke Ellington, Creole Love Call, on my AM radio. Suitably wined and cheesed, I managed on my way back to the ship to run through a red light on a six-way intersection at about 85 mph. Though no accident occurred, there were blaring horns and skidding cars. I wrote this song to capture the feeling of that night. Years later, I realized that I am much more heavily influenced by Mancini than Ellington. I still love the Duke and he remains the focus of the song."

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