Music For Film Vol. 1 + new song "Rebel King"

by Ridgway / Wexstun: Goldentone Studios / A440 Records

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"Music For Film" Vol. 1 - * A music sampler of imagined themes, film cues and sound experiments from Goldentone Studios. Recorded and produced by Stan Ridgway, with Pietra Wexstun, Bruce Zelesnik & company. First in a series of "Music For Film" from A440 Records. More info here:
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Track # 15 "Rebel King" a New Song by Stan Ridgway is INCLUDED in the purchase of this ALBUM "Music For Film Vol. 1 " Fantastic !

REBEL KING by Stan Ridgway / A440 Records / New Release 8.10.17
"Ridgway’s song about iconic actor/director Orson Welles, best known for his film masterpiece “Citizen Kane”, explodes in glorious guitars and strings. And maybe is quite like a piece of wide screen cinema in itself. Recounting the early scandals, rancorous studio battles and fabled Hollywood history of the great artist, genius and iconoclast, "Rebel King" paints a compelling sonic story of the great film maker and actor where "the dreams don't fade away". New work from the Wall Of Voodoo mastermind. A sincere tribute from one America’s master songwriters and storytellers." - Jackie "Teak" Lazar / Arts, Lifestyle & Lumberyard Strategies critic @ Woodpile Symphony Sawdust Papers Magazine - Truth Or Consequences NM

The song is available here for free streaming and ...
also as a purchased download bundled with the digital album
“ Music For Film Vol. 1 “ - a collection of imagined film soundtrack themes by Ridgway and partner, fellow musician, songwriter and composer Pietra Wexstun.

Musicians on "Rebel King"
Stan Ridgway: guitars, vocals

Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics. theater organ
Bruce Zelesnik: drum, percussion
Tommy Arizona: pedal steel guitar
Laslo Vickers: strings, lead viola

Bill Blatt: bass

"Rebel King" Released August 10, 2017

Recorded, Mixed at
GoldenTone Studios
 Venice CA March 2017

Mastered by Doug Schwartz
at Mulholland Sound, Chatsworth CA
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released July 13, 2017

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Track Name: stan ridgway ( new song ) - "Rebel King"
Stan Ridgway / A440 records
released 8.10.17

At crack of dawn he died alone
Typing up a new screenplay at home
Every night he ate at Ma Massion'
Sat in his regular booth
There he would wait for the ones
Who'd made promises for films to come
They never showed they just cut and run
He'd say - some stories
Suffer from the truth

Deep in voice and big and broad
On the New York radio he talked like God
He'd made a joke on Halloween
When Hitler started to march
And all believed just like he'd planned
But a Martian invasion no it never did land
Marlena later said he was some kind of man
But what does it matter what you say?

Behind the gates where the fires keep burning
A camera pans on a wheel that's turning
High on a crane, track the wall and staircase
A mirror shatters with no dreams to replace

Orson Welles still burning bright
You'd said the best shots were all in black and white
Color can distract and make the dream not right
And then the dream will fade away
And then the dream will fade away

Years ago his rebel soul
Was called to Hollywood to work with RKO
He told a tale 'bout a big newspaper man
With power riches and greed - but then
Louella called her boss and said
This film is all about you we must kill this dead
And with one whisper on a phone from a San Simeon bed
Outside a giant white cockatoo screamed

Newspaper printed he had made a movie
A masterpiece that made them afraid of
A reputation that would not behave or
Follow orders from the ones who ordered

Orson Welles still burnin' bright
They'd said you were too dark
And that they needed more light
But with no shadow on the wall?
Then the dream's not right
And then the dream will fade away
And then the dream will fade away

After he died, went to his wake
There in Hollywood where most people fake
Sat in back, Director's Guild
The public was invited to attend
Most empty seats but loved ones there
People from his past and all the ones who cared
Moses gave a sermon 'bout the dancing bear
A traitor uttered Rosebud...

Kane and Ambersons, The Mercury Theater
Rock the Cradle, Third Man, The Stranger
Voodoo MacBeth and the Lady From Shanghai
A Touch Of Evil, hear The Chimes At Midnight

Orson Welles died alone
Slumped over his typewriter and his telephone
But not before he'd written
Where his hero goes home
And where the dreams don't fade away

People always fear what they can't buy and own
And where the dreams won't fade away

words / music by stan ridgway
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