So, it happened. I was able to convince the boys in Volumen to play a Misfits song with me. I'm not sure why I had my heart set on this particular song, but I did. As I said yesterday, the audio is pretty blown out, but that's because we are so F-bomb loud. Also, Volumen Beta (our drummer) is a machine and the camera was sitting right next to him for most of the video. (Something tells me that I'll have my proximity to Volumen Beta, and his massive beat generation, to thank for significant hearing loss in my right ear. Heh.)
Anyway, up until yesterday, I've always sort of treated Volumen and Ukulele Guy as two separate (but equally fun) entities. So, it was really nice to combine the two of them for this video. The boys were real champs about learning this song real quick. I mean, we had already practiced for 2+ hours on our original material for an upcoming show, so it's not like they hadn't already filled their rock quota. Well, quota be damned, I always say... hrm... actually, I've never said that, but I wholeheartedly believe it now.
Just in case you are playing the home game. Volumen are:
- Volumen-1, Shane, Guitar/Bass/Vocals (aka Ukulele Guy)
- Volumen-2, Doug, Guitar/Vocals (not appearing in this video, he was filming)
- Volumen^2, Bryan, Bass/Guitar/Vocals (my brother)
- VolumenBkawck, Chris, Keys/Percussion/Vocals (wrestling mask)
- Volumen Beta, Bob, DRUMS (drums!)
Also, if you want to play along, you should check out UkuleleHunt.com. Woodshed wrote up some tabs and lyrics that I actually used. Ukulele Hunt is actually one of my favorite Ukulele sites because it seems like I have similar tastes to Woodshed. That is to say, I love the songs that he chooses to make tabs of.
Enuff of my gabbin'. Here's the video.