1981 Lyrics & Music



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MOTION PICTURE SCRIPTS

Listing and Descriptions of the Completed Full and EP Length
Copyright 1981 Todd West

Loose or uncompleted titles not listed.

CONCEPTS OF ILLUSION 2/81

Tight combination of metal and atmosphere. Fledging fusapunk, a technical mix of jazz, punk, and psychedelic metal.

Contents;

Comin' Through
Spector Of Esbat
Lack of Purpose
Catatonic
Stone Sober
Tear It Up
Rock N Roll Madhouse
Mad Schizophrenic
The Raven


MIND EXPANSION 4/81

Industrial to the core! No Midi or machines in those days! Very experimental using multi-part time signatures and the inclusion of syncopation using digital delays. Hardcore edged vocals make this LP one big Head Trip!

Contents:

Demon Dog
Heaven's Dynasty
Rich Man, Oh Wizard Man
Light Years Ahead of You
Blood Thirsty
Red District
Desert of Knowledge
Distorted Reality
The Experiment / Day of Final Gloom
Mongoloid
Your time has come
Age of Psychedelia
Project Destruction
Riders of The Sky
Orange Sunshine
Emotions From A Deserter
Concepts of Time


THE DEADLY AND THE DENOUNCED 5/81

Less than a month later I'm back to doing hardcore edged punk. Probably due to my band then, The Drugs. I joined as the singer, then moved into guitar as I learned to play better than our guitarist. A little too sloppy for my tastes today, but who says that is important!

Contents:

Rock N Roll Party Time
Midnight Fantasy
New Society
Make Out
Let it Go
Rockin' Band
Internal Dreams
Nuclear Women


THE LONELY TRAIL TO SUBCLUSION 6-9/81

I wrote this one outside of The Drugs. Into heavy atmospheric industrial. I laid this LP onto 4-track, made a bunch of copies, then spilt coke-a-cola on the master! Titles were being influenced by various literature and philosophy. This concept LP dealt with the stigma of death.

Contents:

Cloud Death 21579
Threshold
Red Letter
Whatever The Price
Rooms of Evil
Personal Conviction
Cruisin'
Pursued


LAST JOURNEY PAST PLANET EARTH 7/81

My first EP. A conceptional 4-some about astral projection. Lots of thick overtones.

Contents:

Last Journey Past Planet Earth
Changin' of Ethics
Chasin' a Dream
Juvenile


OUT OF SEQUENCE 11/81

The last batch of songs from The Drugs. Most written live with scattered 4-track recordings. We split because my guitar playing was becoming "too uncool" for the other guys - I was improving and writing all the parts. Then too I had written all the stuff in the band anyway.

Contents:

Return of the Virgin King
Make Love To You
The Last Act
Escape the Trap
No Pity for the Rocker
The Acid Freak
The Pickup
The Committee
Head Rush


DAYS OF GREED AND GOLD 3-11/81

Within a week of looking for new players, I had these solo songs ready. For some nostalgic /romanticism this album remains one of my favorites. The tunes are true power metal, very strong and powerful.

Contents:

Kingdom of the Eagle
Court of the Gods
Veil of Vapor
Brave New World
Love of Death
Heavy Metal
Find the Expression
Proven Trinity
Dream Death
Grateful Begger

VISCOSITY OF THE NIGHTHAWK 12/81

My transition out of my truly adolescent 'punk' phase into heavy feedback experimentation. Flowing phasers and shifting flange mark most of these songs. This album's material is very relaxing. Everyday the neighborhood kids are hanging out and watching me play, long jams and lots of volume.

Contents:

Astrid
Eyes of Masadour
Monarch of Spring
The Last Mortals
Capture of the Sphinx
Escape From Within'
Viscosity of the Nighthawk
They've Done it
Pulchritudinos



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