Prohibition Mission

A fourth and final Covid-19 ditty, featuring a live vocal performance to a backing track that was created after much deliberation with lyricist Gerard Menuhin on the choice of music.

Gerard’s first suggestion was to use the Dave Clarke Five’s ‘Glad All Over’, in particular for the bass drum that is part of the hook line: ‘Because I’m BOOM BOOM glad all over’.

In the end, I adapted that idea to a composition of my own, that nevertheless pays tribute to DC5 in the middle eight.

The sound is decent this time round, but the lighting could be better. Composition of some songs – e.g. my previous number ‘Caught Covid From The Cat’ – can be completed within a day, although there may be some minor changes whilst recording, etc.

Prohibition Mission was supposed to be the third number of a Covid EP. I wanted a catchy melody without the restrictions of a repetitive chord structure, as with blues or rock n roll. Here’s the final result.

2 thoughts on “Prohibition Mission

  1. stepfordpunx January 24, 2021 / 10:05 pm

    Clever word play in the lyrics as usual. I have shared this post and already people are commenting saying “Thank you for providing a release valve”. (check it out for yourself),

    Humour is needed more than ever during our “Nations Incarceration” (Which would make a good title for your next song?

    • Alison Chabloz January 26, 2021 / 2:58 pm

      Next song on identity politics. Thanks for sharing.

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