Adventures of Bumblefoot, The (Ron Thal) Easter Egg - Weird Dual-Egg at Conclusion of Instrumental Rock Extravaganza
Advance to the last track on the CD. Listen to
the music and wait. What you're about to hear is
not credited anywhere on the CD. It's on Shrapnel
You will hear silence for a few moments until something very odd happens: a dual egg. And it's totally at odds with the music you've heard for the rest of the disc. The CD is instrumental rock with virtuosic guitar playing. Now things
have taken a turn for the strange.
The first part of the egg has Ron Thal speaking
in a strange monotone that he wrote a poem years ago and the words are VERY SACRED to him and
that NO-ONE is ever going to know them and that he has assigned the letters in the words of the poem to musical notes and made a bizzarre guitar-only composition that is comprised of these notes based on the words.
The music is to put it mildly extremely weird - it sounds like morse code on the guitar.
Someone will have to try and figure out all the
notes and then see if they can assign the notes to
a letter to decode whatever the poem is but I fear
it will be extremely difficult - the notes in the
song veer into two note diad-style chords for a
bit so I fear his "letter-to-note" key is a lot
more complex than just letter a = key = e or
whatever. I fear he has certain chords meaning
THEN, following that is a strange little song that
sounds like it came out of a videogame with lyrics
about the dangers of polluting the ocean and the
environment. It's only about a minute long.
He doesn't sing on any of the other songs on
the CD and his voice sounds like he's been inhaling helium and the drums sound like clicky
little videogame percussion samples and the bass
sounds like a synthesizer instead of a bass and
the guitar sounds all warbly and warped.
After hearing this disc full of dense, unrelenting
guitar chops to hear this unexpected levity made
me laugh out loud. Highly recommended, he's a
really great guitar player and you have to respect
a guy who has a guitar that looks like it is made
out of swiss cheese.
8.9/10 with 14 votes
||Todd on 07-22-2002
Any ordinary CD player should work fine....
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