#12 John Carpenter's King Heroin

Whenever we play, we always feed a "Mystery Track" into an unused channel. We don't hear it while we jam, but when listening back and mixing, we'll bring up the track and see if anything fits. That's the deal here. Lonnie fed a voice through channel #8 and, when it fit we kept it. This is our soundtrack to a fictional John Carpenter movie, King Heroin. Fans of Carpenter's soundtracks will recognize the plodding, heartbeat bass and tension filled atmospherics. Any connection to a John Carpenter soundtrack ends there, however, as we were quick to take off elsewhere. Imagine a futuristic landscape fraught with junkies and ne'er-do-wells... with a creepy voice over. Side 2 of this "digital single" is called "Humbucker (Short Version)," and is a faux "concert" performance from the imaginary film. In reality, if there is any here, there's no connection. But... what's reality anyway? Recorded live.

Listen

Theme To John Carpenter's King Heroin (9:07) 
Humbucker (Short Version) (2:42) 

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Thanks to Capo (aka OmletteDaggle) for the great video!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm just a guy that staggered in, an extra in the background from Escape from New York, but I had to say, love the song and love the story behind it. You guys are A number 1. I've bookmarked you, and I'll be back.

We're Late For Class said...

Cool.

member said...

Hey folks,
thanks for the great "Gojira" posting...very cool...
as you see we got some new posts on our blog...The first "not-" Stolle & Member post... a session with my neighbours...
luv
member

We're Late For Class said...

It's one of our faves M. Thanks for letting us post it.

Rob Vomit said...

Hello,
Fascinating music! I saw a link for the "Set the controls...etc" track over at Catasto Elettrico and had to check it out. I am now obsessed by every song you have posted. I saw you mention extended songs that you did not post...I am a fan of 15 to 30 minute tracks so if you can find it in your hearts to post any of them I would be forever grateful! Also I really believe King Heroin sounds like a David Cronenberg film with John Carpenter just performing the score as a favour to David for getting him high at the Toronto Film Festival.

Cheers!
Rob Vomit

We're Late For Class said...

HA! We should have mentioned the David Cronenberg connection but felt no one would get it (right!). Funny... you should be writing our copy Rob, that's a nice twist. Obsessed? We can only assume that you got your moniker AFTER you started listening to us. But, yeah... we need to dig some more of the lengthy, mind numbing stuff out, but we get kind of lazy (read: stoned) and don't want to deal with the editing. This is why we'll never "make it." But... when we do drag out the lumbering, endless tracks, you'll need to change your name to "Rob Wake Up... WAKE UP!" Thanks for coming by and thanks for the encouragement. You're our first obsessed fan. Now... convince everyone else we're not idiots.
WLFC

smithma7 said...

Hi guys! Long time, no comment (from me). Still loving the music and have been plugging you on Twitter of late. Quick question: where did the "lyrics" come from on this track? At first I think it sounds like GHBush, but then wonder if it's Leary. Just wondering...

Signed, your #7 fan, smithma7

We're Late For Class said...

Hi No. 7,
Not just from you, it's been... has it been that long since he last comment? The fella you're hearing is a bible-thumping, life saving, minister/motivational speaker, W. Cleon Skonsen. We love him. He has an easily manipulatable cadence mixed with colorful drug talk and a suprisingly muted (and mutable) point of view.

OmletteDaggle said...

Greetings from across the sea, I downloaded King Heroin early last year and it is a track I play often. There's something quite sad about it, I can hear the despair. You really caught the feel of the junky, not only in the words but the music as well. I have wanted to create a video for this track for some time and I spent a few weeks collecting pieces of film. What I created in the end isn't really how I see it, but I can't find the right sort of clips to create the King Heroin Movie Trailer I had in my mind's eye. So I went for the abstract, drug induced, slightly psychedelic approach instead. What I came up with is probably not going to be to everybody's taste, It's dark and maybe a little disturbing, but I think it suits the track. However if any of you don't like it, let me know and I will remove it immediately. I will understand completely and I won't be offended. Here is the path:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BClE3q5gD9Q
Have a look, see what you think.
Kindest Regards, OmletteDaggle

We're Late For Class said...

MAGNIFICO Omlette! We'll get this posted pronto. Thanks a million, we can now tell the folks we have a video department. Excellent work.

mick55 said...

GYBE channels Can's Monster Movie deep in the aether...

The ghost of Ry Cooder jams with Tortoise....

This one's on heavy rotation.

YoreEENa said...

I always like OmletteDaggle's work. Check out his cool Sex Clark Five vids on YouTube. de

Capo said...

Whale Oil Beef Hooked; Everything's going to plan, The video updownloade without a hitch, The Guardia still haven't turned up (I had to move to Spain)and Hawaii Five O is on tv (in Spanish; really funny)it's here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-_ZPm52I0
I think King Heroin could my favorite track by you guys. Dark ominous plodding videoscape.
Yours with affection.
Capo (aka omlettedaggle)

We're Late For Class said...

Big thanks Omlette/Cap O. We appreciate the upgrade. We've added it to our main page list, too. GREAT video, thanks.