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A Musical “What IF?”

July 11, 2010

What happens when your pair Bjork with Bootsy Collins? Questions like this keep me up late at night. I ponder them so much that I am tempted to fire up my time machine and snatch up these following artists, drop them in a studio, let’s say the Jimi Hendrix designed Electric Ladyland,  and tell them to make The Dash Mane some magic.

  • Bootsy Collins
  • Bjork
  • Vernon Reid
  • Clyde Stubblefield
  • Edgar Winter
  • Edwin Starr
  • Wendy Melvoin
  • Lisa Coleman
  • Christian Scott
  • Andre 3000

Disk One of an Epic Triple Album

The the first song to be recorded would be a fresh interpretation of “I’d Rather Be With You”, embeded below, with Bjork replacing Bootsy on the lead vocals, adding her own adlibs, and Edwin Starr and Andre 3000 singing back up. Vernon would get the opportunity to shred away as well.

Song #2 would be a meeting half way between Thom Yorke’s version of “Eraser”(Seen Below) and the Christian Scott reworking of it here.  I included Yorke’s version for the vocals.

Next up will be an electrified, but still sensual extended version of The Andre 3000-Norah Jones Duet  “Take Off Your Cool“.

Next up will be an extended version of Prince’s “I Would Die For You”. It will give the musicians the opportunity to stretch out. Especially Clyde Stubblefield and Vernon Reid. The lead vocals for this outing will be done by Wendy.

Booty reworks Bjork’s  making it sound like Cosmic Slop.

Edwin Starr is finally given his opportunity to shine on a jazz fusion version of the Punk Rock classic from X “” Imagine this  voice singing these lyrics:

Shooting sterilis hypo
Sex machine drug
24 hours
Shoot Pauline between the legs
96 tears to 24 hours
Sex once an hour

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

L.A. bust, doors open
Kicking both doors open
Arrested on 6th street
That’s when it drove our girl inside
She was spreading her legs and didn’t mind dying
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

He was waking up beside the bed
Found clumps of hair
At least Pauline wouldn’t co-operate
She was not what you’d call living
He was still awake

Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline
Johnny hit and run Pauline

It would be startling, but Dash would love it.

We catch our breath with a piano driven short instrumental composed by Wendy and Lisa.

The album fittingly closes with a 30 minute version of Maggot Brain.

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