Wednesday, October 26, 2005

BAD RELIGION pt3: DAVID KORESH

David Koresh, the Texas cult leader who went out in a blaze of glory, was a struggling singer-songwriter before he not only found Jesus, he thought he was Jesus. (Not the first musician who thought he was god, har har). Presumably there are other tapes of his recordings around, but all that seems to be available are two songs that Maniac Martin from Germany kindly sent our way, taken from the rare and usually expensive album "Voice of Fire":

"Book Of Daniel" - starts off with what sounds like a UFO landing...and a "mellow" California singer-songwriter steps out

"Sheshonahim"


and a big danke to Martin!

UPDATE 10/25/09: Looking for the "Mad Man in Waco"? Go HERE!

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9 comments:

Daver said...

Damn. Call me a sucker for this kinda stuff, but his voice is surprisingly, um, soulful. Then again, if he is/was God, I guess that's not really surprising, is it? The melody in that "Book of Daniel" song is quite divine as well. OK, OK, I'll stop...

Mr Fab said...

Hey, don't feel bad, we're all maniacs here. I still stand by Charles Manson's "Cease To Exist" as quite a good tune, nicely sung. Yeah, we're going to Hell. See ya there!

Anonymous said...

This stuff reminds me of the "emotional acoustic" stuff I was writing when I was 20 (minus the religious reference) as a foil to the loud, angry prog-punk(?) stuff I was playing with my band at the time. Same hallmarks, too: tinny, boom-box production qualities, over-reliance on delays and stereo chorus on the guitar, and rambly, unfocused lyrics and arrangements. Each of these tunes could have easily lost 2 minutes to good editing. But who's got time for that when you're the son of god, right? Too many virgins, not enough time... god bless the gullible.

kemo360 said...

Freaky...i was an A&R rep for a major label in the early 90's and this guy comes into my office and lays this cassette tape on my desk...its labeled "David Koresh"....i ask him what the hell is this, and he proceeds to tell me that its actual recordings of the man himself...it also has him talking about some stuff.."Do i want to sign it ?" he asks.... I think my reply was something like "Only if he rises from the dead to promote it".....Anyway,
I am in the process of putting together a Podcasting show of some of my old demos that i kept, and came across this tape...popped it in, and started doing some research on it..and came across this blog....Freaky....i guess there ARE other freaks in this world with the same sickness as me.

Mr Fab said...

Ha, hey kemo any other Koresh tunes on that tape? And let us know when your podcasts hits - sounds intriguing.

Nick said...

wow david has a really great voice actually

Marv said...

Does anyone have that "There's a madman living in Waco" song that keeps playing on MSNBC? I swear that's one of the catchiest little hooks I've heard in a long while. I can't get it out of my head!

I'm searching all over the web for it.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for that song too!! I want to record it! haha. Too bad he didn't record an album before he BURNED!!!

Anonymous said...

I've already heard that song "Madmand Living In Waco" before and I think it's rubbish. I'd rather prefer listening to John Lennon's "Cold Turkey".