Betty The Caterpillar

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Betty The Caterpillar

Postby cmaffia » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:33 pm

New project. 2 of 10.

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Betty was a mutant caterpillar with 2 heads
The left one was pure evil
The right one nice instead
She ended up a Vegan with a taste for human flesh
The last time she got peckish
The streets were running red
The streets were running red
The streets were running red
Red ,red, red, red!

On the weekend she would quite enjoy
Making tons of toys for all the girls and boys
Out of nowhere she would snap
And get a craving for human flesh

Hunting down people in the town, town, town
Stomping all the buildings to the ground, ground, ground

The Army try to stop mutant Betty in her tracks
The soldiers couldn’t cut it
So they became her snacks
There had to be a way for them to counter the attacks
Another giant mutant
To knock her on her crack
To knock her on her crack
To knock her on her crack
Crack, crack, crack, crack

A hopeful rumor spread from the East
A giant mutant Hare who could slay the beast
Everybody called him Heinz
He shot laser beams from his eyes
The people begged Heinz to come round, round, round
Put mutant Betty underground, ground, ground

(The Town Sings)

Hurry Heinz Hurry
Hurry Heinz Hur-we-oh
Hurry Heinz Hurry
Hurry Heinz Hur-we-oh

Hurry Heinz Hurry
Hurry Heinz Hur-we-oh
Hurry Heinz Hurry
Hurry Heinz Hur-we-oh

(Enters Heinz)

Cool your jets, I’m coming
Your hero Heinz is coming soon
Cool your jets, I’m coming
Hero Heinz is coming soon

Cool your jets, I’m coming
Hero Heinz is coming soon
Cool your jets, I’m coming
Coming soon to take Betty out!

(Narration)

(Battle With Narration)
Last edited by cmaffia on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:29 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby Zerik » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:38 pm

Nice, I really like your style! It's very entertaining to listen to and well mixed, never gets even close to boring. I suppose you have heard of a person named Frank Zappa :) ?
Are there any other artists with this kind of music? Inspirations?
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby Sherz » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:09 am

Well, this is clearly one of those novelty songs which is all about fun! :D

One thing I think you need to take a close look at is vocal clarity. It's really important with something like this that we - the audience hear every word... and to be honest I'm struggling to hear many during the sung parts. This is quite challenge when you're the one mixing because you of course know the lyrics so your brain kinda compensates, but for me, and likely others... well... I'm certainly missing a lot. E.g. At 1:00 - 1:30 I have pretty much no idea what's being said/sung - in fact I'm not sure I understood a single word!

All that aside though, I certainly enjoyed the spirit of the song! :)
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby moondog » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:47 pm

Man, that was wild. It was so unpredictable. I LOL'd all the track!! :lol:

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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby shadowfax » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:50 am

Yeah, very clever..a sort of "Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates of Penzance" fell sometimes which is quite an acheivement IMHO..enjoyed it but agree with sherz regarding hearing the words..had to listen hard and could not catch them all and as sherz said, for this kind of song it's important to hear the words,
so what are you writing next..an opera? :)

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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby cmaffia » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanks for your feedback! Included lyrics and did some tweaking, finished tracking and mastered.
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby kzarider » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Incredible writing, must have been really hard to mix this one and I think it sounds great. Didn't hear old version so I have nothing to compare to but I understood every word.
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby cmaffia » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:19 pm

kzarider wrote:Incredible writing, must have been really hard to mix this one and I think it sounds great. Didn't hear old version so I have nothing to compare to but I understood every word.


Thank you! That's why I love putting my stuff up here for feedback. Sometimes the truth stings but it always makes me work harder and improve my sound. Much appreciated Kenny.
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby kzarider » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:34 pm

Thank you! That's why I love putting my stuff up here for feedback. Sometimes the truth stings but it always makes me work harder and improve my sound. Much appreciated Kenny.

I agree, how would ever get better though without critique from those around us. From what I hear in your stuff, you should never be stung. :) Can't wait to hear more (hope you don't mind I sent this to my kid because I thought she'd love it). This is how things go viral lol and :idea: you need a world class video for it
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Re: Betty The Caterpillar

Postby DavidR1 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:35 pm

again made me laugh (not sure if that is the intention). good any way.
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