I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’ In the winter time

Winter Time – The Steve Miller Band (1977) DCC 24 Karat FLAC Audio 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Winter Time” was released on The Steve Miller Band’s tenth studio album, Book of Dreams, in May of 1977. This is the third video I’ve made for a song by The Steve Miller Band (also “Fly Like An Eagle” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfiiSXR8wEY and “Wish Upon A Star” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZt3fyt-MRU ). Hope you enjoy one or two….thanks for watching!!!

The songs on Book of Dreams were recorded at CBS Studios in San Francisco, California from leftover material recorded for Fly Like an Eagle, but not released on the album. The sessions were produced by the group’s leader, Steve Miller, who had been producing the group’s albums since Number 5 in 1970. John Palladino was the album’s executive producer and the recording engineer was Mike Fusaro. The recordings were later mixed by Jim Gains with assistance from Win Kutz and were mastered by Ken Perry.

Allmusic gave the album a rating of 4/5 stars, calling it “a highlight of the ’70s classic rock era and one of Miller’s finest releases.” The review also comments that it’s an unnecessary album for the casual fan to consider, as the compilation album Greatest Hits 1974–78 contains seven highlight tracks from Book of Dreams.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….Please visit their channels to see the amazing full videos from which I’ve used clips!

Dmitry Adamov
Murmansk’s winter HD
https://www.youtube.com/user/TwentyNine97

Richard Arsenault
Snow falling in pine forest from window
https://www.youtube.com/user/raproducer

natureofthesoul
SNOW fall MEDITATION relaxation music
https://www.youtube.com/user/natureofthesoul

aomorigonta
Time Lapse #096 八甲田春の星 Mt.Hakkoda spring stars 4K
https://www.youtube.com/user/TimeLapseTwinkStars

[Lyrics]
In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’

In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’
In the winter time

In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin, hear me callin’

Down with sticks and up with bricks, In with boots and up with roots…it’s Build.

Build – The Housemartins (1987) FLAC Audio HD Widescreen Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Build” was released on The Housemartins’ second and final album, The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death, in September of 1987. This band’s two records were among my favorites of the late eighties. I was disappointed when the third album never appeared, but after The Housemartins disbanded, founder Paul Heaton and drummer Dave Hemingway put together The Beautiful South from its ashes, featuring roadie and bassist Sean Welch.

Been wanting to do something by these guys so I finally got around to something….this has always been one of my favorite songs by the band. Hope you enjoy…P.S. if you haven’t heard any of their other music (and you enjoyed this song) then it’s really worth searching out.

[Lyrics]
Clambering men in big bad boots
Dug up my den, dug up my roots.
Treated us like plasticine town
They build us up and knocked us down.

From Meccano to Legoland,
Here they come with a brick in their hand,
Men with heads filled up with sand,
It’s build.

Chorus:
It’s build a house where we can stay,
Add a new bit everyday.
It’s build a road for us to cross,
Build us lots and lots and lots and lots.

Whistling men in yellow vans
They came and drew us diagrams.
Showed us how it all worked out
And wrote it down in case of doubt.

Slow, slow, quick, quick, quick,
It’s wall to wall and brick to brick,
They work so fast it makes you sick,
It’s build.

Chorus.
Oh, It’s build(x4)

Down with sticks and up with bricks,
In with boots and up with roots,
It’s in with suits and new recruits,
It’s build…

Chorus

What happened here As the New York sunset disappeared….Still miss ya, Johnny.

Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) – Elton John (1982) Remastered FLAC HD 1080p ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” was released on Elton John’s 21st album, Jump Up!, in April of 1982.

I remember December 8th 1980 like it was yesterday…..the news on the radio that John had been shot while driving with some friends to go for Pizza at Mr. Gattis in San Angelo, TX… we were thinking it was another gun accident (though what he was doing around guns was puzzling?)….then when we went inside the announcement he had been murdered by a fan…people openly crying….shocking to the core….tragic and unforgettable.

Jump Up! was (and remains) the first Elton John album where I cannot instantly recall the melody of each track on the album, but as with all of his albums, there are always gems to be found. In this case, “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)” was the diamond…a beautifully realized tribute to his friend John Lennon. This has always been a very special song for so many of us. I’ve wanted to try something for it for so long….I hope you enjoy it.

I hesitated to have any reference to “he who’s name shall not be uttered”, but in the end I wanted to recognize that still painfully ironic moment in time where John’s kindness and love for his fans was captured as he signed the album for the man who would hours later gun him down in front of his home at the Dakota….I plugged in another effect to highlight the photo, but not the nightmare that robbed us all of nearly 40 years of new John Lennon music. John Lennon released every song he ever recorded with The Beatles and solo in around 17 years…he’s been gone more than twice that time…..still hard to wrap the mind around the monumental immensity of how much we lost because of one insect on that night in December 1980. Wow.

As usual HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art made this new art possible….THANK YOU!!!! …and of course THANK YOU! for visiting my videos!

[Lyrics]
What happened here
As the New York sunset disappeared
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And now it all looks strange
It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain

And what’s it for
This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And we are so amazed we’re crippled and we’re dazed
A gardener like that one no one can replace

And I’ve been knocking but no one answers
And I’ve been knocking most all the day
Oh and I’ve been calling oh hey hey Johnny
Can’t you come out to play

And through their tears
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he’d have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
Who lived there
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls
We hear, we hear your name

Johnny can’t you come out to play in your empty garden

Whistle as the wind blows through the leaves…”Wendell Gee” from 1985’s Fables of the Reconstruction

Wendell Gee – R.E.M. (1985) 24/192 FLAC HD 1080p ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Wendell Gee” was released on R.E.M.’s third studio album Fables of the Reconstruction (also known as Reconstruction of the Fables) on June 10th 1985. This strangely beautiful little tune (or is that beautifully strange little tune?😉 has always been one of my favorite R.E.M. tracks…been wanting to vid it forever, this isn’t really the video I wanted, but it’s a tricky one to get the right images for, isn’t it? Hope you enjoy the effort!

Fables of the Reconstruction, a concept album of Southern Gothic themes and characters, was the only album recorded by the group outside of the United States.

Despite the growing audience and critical acclaim experienced by the band after its first two albums, Murmur and Reckoning, R.E.M. decided to make noticeable changes to its style of music and recording habits, including a change in producer to Joe Boyd and in recording location to London, England. Boyd was best known for his work with modern English folk musicians, including such acts such as Fairport Convention and Nick Drake.

It was still a conceptual record by R.E.M. standards: lyrically, the album explores the mythology and landscape of the South, and the title and chorus of “Cant Get There from Here”, the album’s first single (intentionally misspelled, like most contractions and possessives in R.E.M. titles), is a rural American colloquialism sometimes used in response to a request by travelers for difficult directions (the video for the song received airplay on MTV).

Upon release, Fables of the Reconstruction reached #28 in the United States (going gold in 1991) and was the band’s best showing yet in the UK, peaking at #35. Recorded during a period of internal strife—largely due to the R.E.M. members’ homesickness and an unpleasant London winter—the band’s unenthusiastic view of the album has been public for years, and is often reflected among fans and the press. Drummer Bill Berry was quoted in the early 1990s as saying that Fables of the Reconstruction “sucked”; frontman Michael Stipe once shared the opinion but lately has said he considers it home to some of their more notable songs, telling producer Joe Boyd that he had grown to love the album.

Peter Buck, in the liner notes of the 25th Anniversary Deluxe edition, said, “Over the years, a certain misapprehension about Fables of the Reconstruction has built up. For some reason, people have the impression that the members of R.E.M. don’t like the record. Nothing could be further from the truth. […] It’s a personal favorite, and I’m really proud of how strange it is. Nobody but R.E.M. could have made that record.”

Fables was often characterized by a slow tempo and an intentionally murky sound, in contrast with the more upbeat and jangly (if equally abstract) sound of earlier R.E.M. material. Nevertheless, the focus on American folk instruments such as the banjo in “Wendell Gee” and a few additional orchestrations (string instruments in “Feeling Gravitys Pull” and honking brass in “Cant Get There from Here”) began the band’s route toward the layered, acoustic-based sound they adopted for their popular breakthrough in the late ’80s and early ’90s with albums such as Green, Out of Time, and Automatic for the People.

My previous R.E.M. video: Cuyahoga – R.E.M. (1986) Remastered FLAC HD 1080p ~MetalGuruMessiah~

[Lyrics]
That’s when Wendell Gee
Takes a tug upon the string
That held the line of trees
Behind the house he lived in
He was reared to give respect
But somewhere down the line he chose
To whistle as the wind blows
And listen as the wind blows through the leaves

He had a dream one night
That the tree had lost its middle
So he built a trunk of chicken wire
To try and hold it up
But the wire, the wire turned to lizard skin
And when he climbed it sagged
There wasn’t even time to say
Goodbye to Wendell Gee
So whistle as the wind blows
And listen as the wind blows through the leaves

There wasn’t even time to say
Goodbye to Wendell Gee
So whistle as the wind blows
And listen as the wind blows through the leaves
If the wind were colors
And if the air could speak
Then whistle as the wind blows
And whistle as the wind blows through the leaves

“You guys are crazy!” See you Down The Dolce Vita!

Down The Dolce Vita – Peter Gabriel (1977) 24-96 FLAC Audio HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Down The Dolce Vita” was released on February 25th 1977 on Peter Gabriel’s first solo album, Peter Gabriel (the first of four with the same eponymous title…most fans refer to the album as Peter Gabriel “Car”.)

Peter Gabriel’s first two solo records (“Car” in 1977 and “Scratch” in 1978) were very popular with me when I was attending high school during the ’77-’78 period when they were released, and his third and fourth (“Melt” in 1980 and “Security” in 1982) when I was attending college in the ’80-’82 period. Although I’ve started a few videos for songs from his first two albums, this is the first Peter Gabriel video I’ve uploaded. I thought one of the ones I’d already started would be finished first, however this one jumped in front of them when I came across the old video with the throbbing/pulsing effect (from Oskar Fischinger’s 1927 short “Berlin Wandering”) and immediately thought of “Down The Dolce Vita”. The video was finished very quickly, and although it could certainly benefit from some fine tuning, I was actually satisfied with the result of the first (and only!) render enough to go ahead and upload it. I hope you enjoy the effort!

The album was produced by Bob Ezrin. Gabriel and Ezrin assembled a team of musicians, including King Crimson main-man Robert Fripp, to record the album. Upon the album’s release, Gabriel began touring with a seven-piece band under his own name.

The photo on the cover is of Peter Gabriel sitting in the front passenger seat of a Lancia Flavia, owned by Storm Thorgerson, co-founder of Hipgnosis and the cover’s designer. For the shoot, which took place in Wandsworth, the car was sprayed with a water hose. The black-and-white image was then hand-coloured and reflections modified by artist Richard Manning using a scalpel.

An alternate proposal was to feature a photograph of Peter Gabriel wearing contact lenses intended to give his eyes the appearance of metallic ball bearings, but it was never produced.

Nick Kent, writing in the NME in 1978, described the album as “a fine record with at least one 24-carat irresistible classic in “Solsbury Hill” and a strong supporting cast of material that, all in all, in a year besmeared with great albums was, in retrospect, sorely underrated.”

[Lyrics]
“Hey Mac, see you down the Dolce Vita!
“Get back, we don’t have time
‘Cos I hear we’re sending off the heroes
When the yera goes, (they’re) out of the bay,
Trying to find a way
to make it alive”

“So long,” said four men to their families
“Be strong till we get back home
And if not, take care of all the children
Until then just hope and pray
We’re gonna find a way
to make it alive”

“You guys are crazy!”

They shout and then we leave the harbour.
In doubt, they’re acting weird
And the sea is whipping up a welcome
If hell come we’re all easy prey,
Trying to find a way
to make it alive”

“You guys are crazy!”

The captain’s hand shook for
the guys to get in place
He said, “Let’s look behind your face”.
With each corner covered, they were all around
Waiting for the midnight bell to sound.

“Out of sight,” cried Aeron through his glasses
“Don’t fight” said Gorham’s smile

All the while, his hand was on my shoulder
I was scared of being an easy prey,

Trying to find a way
to make it alive”

(I won’t be easy prey trying to find a way to make it alive.)

Let’s grow old together and die at the same time

To Lose My Life – White Lies (2009) FLAC Audio HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“To Lose My Life” is the title track from the debut album by White Lies. White Lies are the newest band that I count among my all time favorites. They have released 4 albums and I think they are all exceptional and I listen to them very frequently. There is a great official video for this song, but I just couldn’t resist trying something for it.

I have numerous videos is various stage of completion for songs from this band…very happy to get one finished! Check out my other video from a song on their debut if you’re so inclined; “From The Stars”:

To Lose My Life… (also known by extended title of To Lose My Life or Lose My Love, or shortened as To Lose My Life) is the debut album by the British Indie rock band White Lies. It was released on 19 January 2009, through Fiction Records. The album was produced by Ed Buller and Max Dingel, between ICP Studios in Belgium and Kore Studios in London.

The album produced four singles; “Unfinished Business”, “Death” and “To Lose My Life”, prior to its release, and “Farewell to the Fairground” in the months following. “Death” was re-issued in June 2009, with “From the Stars” appearing as iTunes’s “Single of the Week” during December 2008. The album was released in the United States on 17 March 2009.

[Lyrics]
He said to lose my life or lose my love
That’s the nightmare I’ve been running from
So let me hold you in my arms a while
I was always careless as a child
And there’s a part of me that still believes
My soul will soar above the trees
But a desperate fear flows through my blood
That our dead loves buried beneath the mud

Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time
Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time

I said I’ve got no time, I have to go
And I was more right than now I’ll ever know
He said my heart is faint, will minds regret
And left him crying next to the chapel’s steps

Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time

Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time

He said?

Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time
Let’s grow old together
And die at the same time

He said?

He said to lose my life or lose my love
That’s the nightmare I’ve been running from
So let me hold you in my arms a while
I was careless as a child
There’s a part of me that still believes
My soul will soar above the trees
A desperate fear flows through my blood
Our dead loves buried beneath the mud
A desperate fear flows through my blood
Our dead loves buried beneath the mud

“But in the grey of the morning My mind becomes confused” Question (1970)

Question – The Moody Blues (1970) FLAC Remaster HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Question” was the opening track on The Moody Blues’ sixth studio album, A Question of Balance, which was released in August 1970. This is a great Moodies track from a great Moodies album, nuff said. I hope you enjoy the effort! Thanks for watching!

The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. The album reached #1 in the United Kingdom and #3 in the United States.

In March 2006 the album was remastered into SACD format and repackaged with six extra tracks. In 2008 a remaster for standard audio CD was issued with the same bonus tracks. The cover was changed slightly to hide the face of Colonel John Blashford-Snell who had objected to an image of an explorer wearing a pith helmet and wielding a Webley .455 pistol on the cover of the original LP, which he felt was derived from a photograph of himself. The relevant part of the cover was changed to show a generic individual in response to his law suit.

[Lyrics]
Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?

’cause when we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That’s what the war of love is for.

It’s not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It’s more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be.

And when you stop and think about it
You won’t believe it’s true.
That all the love you’ve been giving
Has all been meant for you.

I’m looking for someone to change my life.
I’m looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it’s done to me
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains
And the crashing of the sea
There lies a land I once lived in
And she’s waiting there for me.

But in the grey of the morning
My mind becomes confused
Between the dead and the sleeping
And the road that I must choose.

I’m looking for someone to change my life.
I’m looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it’s done to me
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me to
The land that I once knew.
To learn as we grow old
The secrets of our souls.

It’s not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It’s more the way you really mean it
When you tell me what will be.

Why do we never get an answer
When we’re knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?

When we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.

“When you’re gone I never land In Neverland”

Neverland – Marillion (2004) HQ FLAC HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Neverland” was released on Marillion’s 13th studio album, Marbles, in the spring of 2004.

Marillion is one of my favorite bands that I’ve done the least videos for…this is only my second (after “Don’t Hurt Yourself”…also from the Marbles album) effort and hopefully I’ll get my third one finished soon enough. Marbles is my favorite album by the band and if you’re not already a fan, it deserves your attention….the Floyd influence is strong with this one!🙂

Hopefully the video will find a few new fans for both Marillion and P.J. Hogan’s incredibly beautiful, fantastic film Peter Pan from 2003. If you haven’t yet seen it, trust me, it’s worth a buy on blu-ray because it’s really that amazing and has great repeat value….if not at least give it a rent and and watch it with your family!

Dedicated to my newest, littlest family member beautiful Eve Lynn Mae.

[Lyrics]
When the darkness takes me over
Face down, emptier than zero
Invisible you come to me
..quietly
Stay beside me
Whisper to me “Here I am”
And the loneliness fades

Some people think I’m somethin’
Well you gave me that, I know
But I always feel like nothing
When I’m in the dark alone

You provide the soul, the spark that drives me on
Makes me something more than flesh and bone

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

I want to be someone
I want to be someone
I want to be someone
Who someone would want to be
Someone would want to be

Wendy
Darling
In the kitchen
With your dreams

Will you fly
again
Take to the sky
again

Undo the hooks
Once and for all
Banish the tic tic tic tok tok tok
Again

Will you be
Yourself for me
Cause I can take it
I can stand
Anything

When you’re with me
I can stand it
I can stand

But when you’re gone
I never land
In Neverland

Want to be someone someone would want to be
someone someone would want to be
someone someone would want to be
someone someone someone someone

Any fool
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love
Inside me

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Season Of The Witch – Donovan (1966) 2011 FLAC Stereo Remaster

Season Of The Witch – Donovan (1966) 2011 FLAC Stereo Remaster HD 1080p ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Season Of The Witch” was released British singer-songwriter Donovan’s third studio album, Sunshine Superman in the US in September 1966. The album was not released in the UK because of a contractual dispute.

In June 1967, a compilation of the Sunshine Superman and Mellow Yellow albums was released as Sunshine Superman in the UK. Sunshine Superman was named after Donovan’s hit single released in the US in July 1966. (Most of the tracks from this and the Mellow Yellow albums were not mixed into stereo until the 2011 2-CD deluxe edition issued by UK EMI).

I’ve mentioned before that “Sunshine Supermen” was one of the very earliest songs that I have memory of so it will always be kinda special. Donovan has alot of really great music and I get asked about doin’ vids for other Donovan greats “Atlantis” and “Hurdy Gurdy Man” often….of course they are special and I’ll get around to ’em soon. Till then….here’s “Season of the Witch” featuring the 2011 stereo track from FLAC source playing to a video edit of Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 Swedish-Danish silent film “Häxan” or “Witchcraft Through the Ages” (English title)….a truly amazing silent film that you really should see if you haven’t. It’s an obvious choice, and its been done before, but I thought I’d like to try a new edit….and of course use the best audio available for it! Hope you enjoy the season!

Whilst still incorporating folk music, these recordings mark a distinct change in Donovan’s music, representing some of the first psychedelia released. A full rock band backs up Donovan on many of the songs, and the instrumentation had been expanded, being one of the first pop albums to extensively use the sitar and other unique musical instruments. This change is partially the result of working with producer Mickie Most, whose pop sensibilities led to chart hits for many other artists at the time.

Donovan’s lyrics began to encompass his increasing ability to portray “Swinging London” and give listeners an insider’s look into the mid-sixties pop scene. He was known to be close to The Beatles and Brian Jones at this time, and he became widely known after “Sunshine Superman” became a chart-topper in the US, and hit #2 in the UK. Donovan’s penchant for name-dropping in songs such as two influenced by his travel to Los Angeles, “The Trip” and “The Fat Angel” (written for Mama Cass) coupled with his chart success helped elevate him to superstar status. In addition to noting the people in the pop scene, Donovan recorded “Bert’s Blues” for his friend and folk music notable Bert Jansch.

Contrasting this modern bent was Donovan’s fascination with medieval themes in such songs as “Legend of a Girl Child Linda” (written for Brian Jones’ girlfriend Linda Lawrence) and “Guinevere”. The rich descriptions of colour and environment that Donovan developed in individual songs on Fairytale were now evident throughout his writing.

Several other songs were recorded for Sunshine Superman, but did not make the cut. These include “Museum” (later rerecorded and released on Mellow Yellow), “Superlungs My Supergirl” (later rerecorded and released on Barabajagal) and “Breezes of Patchulie” (originally called “Darkness of My Night” and released on Donovan’s 1964 demo collection Sixty Four). The Sunshine Superman recordings of these songs were all included on Troubadour The Definitive Collection 1964–1976.

In the video for the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life”, a close up of a spinning turntable shows the Epic Records version of Sunshine Superman playing. The film was shot at the recording sessions for the song, which was included on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

[Lyrics]
When I look out my window
Many sights to see
And when I look in my window
So many different people to be
That it’s strange
So strange

You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
Mmmm, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch

When I look over my shoulder
What do you think I see?
Some other cat lookin’ over
His shoulder at me
And he’s strange
Sure is strange

You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch, yeah
Beatniks are out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch

You got to pick up every stitch
Two rabbits runnin’ in the ditch
Beatniks out to make it rich
Oh no, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch
When I go

When I look out my window
What do you think I see?
And when I look in my window
So many different people to be
It’s strange
Sure is strange

You got to pick up every stitch
You got to pick up every stitch
Two rabbits runnin’ in the ditch
Oh no, must be the season of the witch
Must be the season of the witch, yeah
Must be the season of the witch
When I go
When I go

“On the 24th of May I’ll gather up your reins”…Blue Oyster Cult “The Revenge of Vera Gemini” (1976)

The Revenge of Vera Gemini – Blue Oyster Cult (1976) 192KHz/24bit FLAC ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“The Revenge of Vera Gemini” was released on Blue Öyster Cult’s fourth studio album, Agents of Fortune, on May 21st 1976. This is one of my all time favorite albums and I love each song enough to make a video for them all….this is the third I’ve done for a track from the album. This song was co-written by Patti Smith (with Albert Bouchard) and I love her vocal contributions to the song!

The audio is sourced from a 192KHz/24bit FLAC….i think it sounds fantastic! I need to redo the two other videos I have made for tracks from Agents of Fortune to include these new versions. The video was from a poorer quality source, so I tried to do some things to remove the noise when it’s played full screen….it’s not entirely successful, but looks better than it would without the effects. It’s a very cool film (as detailed below).

The film in the video is edited from Harpya, a 1979 short Belgian animated film written and directed by Raoul Servais. It stars Will Spoor, Fran Waller Zeper and Sjoert Schwibethus. The film won the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Its mix of horror and black comedy has given it a cult following.

Hope you enjoy the effort!

Check out a few of my other Blue Oyster Cult videos:

“The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein’s Castle at Weisseria – Blue Oyster Cult (1988)”

“I Love The Night”

“Imaginos”

“Nosferatu”

“Godzilla”

“The Vigil”

“Sinful Love”

[Lyrics]
You’re boned like a saint
With the consciousness of a snake

You’re the kind of girl
I’d like to find
Face like an angel
But you’re boned like the devil

Your eyes have shifted from me
Everyone saw what you did
You have slipped from beneath me
Like a false and nervous squid

Oh no more horses horses
We’re gonna swim like a fish
Into the hole, in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely Vera Marie

You planned to leave me cold
But you’ll never get your wish
On the 24th of May
I’ll gather up your reins

You filled me with a vengeance
And you touched me with your breath
I’m gonna pull you from this dance
You’re gonna ride so easily

Oh no more horses horses
We’re gonna swim like a fish
Into the hole, in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely Vera Marie

I was your victim
I was well deceived
Hell’s built on regret
But I love your naked neck

And evil lies that you told me
Could make me believe your two-faced
Because two faces have you
And they’re both gonna go

Oh no more horses horses
We’re gonna swim like a fish
Into the hole, in which you planned to ditch me
My lovely Vera Gemini