Music For Film Vol. 1 + new songs "Rebel King" & "Hidden Frequency"

by Ridgway / Wexstun: Goldentone Studios / A440 Records

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Hidden Frequency (for Hedy Lamarr) ~ words & music by Pietra Wexstun ~ Hedy was a queen Who graced the silver screen Never would have guessed The knowledge she possessed Gliding into rooms Trailing rare perfumes All would stop and stare Her words would fill the air But who cared what was said Or what was in her head Marveling at the shapes Those lovely lips would make This woman with a past Lonely and miscast Locked in a castle gray Where generals came to stay In another life A rich man's teenage wife She smiled and sipped champagne But a steel-trap brain Captured every word Of secret plans she heard And to Hollywood she came To studios and fame Beautiful and bored Worshipped and ignored While others drank and swam She drew diagrams Spectrum-hopping plans To foil torpedo jams A scheme to win the war Like a player piano score Hidden frequencies New Technologies TV, radio, Cell phone signal flow From this work would grow But few would ever know Hedy was a queen Who graced the silver screen Never would have guessed The knowledge she possessed words and music by Pietra Wexstun c & P 2017 Queenie Pie Music BMI * * * *
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REBEL KING by Stan Ridgway 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 Marleana 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 —— words & music by stan ridgway dis information music bmi 2017
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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, and Pietra Wexstun, with Bruce Zelesnik & more in company. First in a series of "Music For Film" from A440 Records. More info here: www.stanridgway.com/film/index.html
Thanks folks !
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Rebel King" a New Song by Stan Ridgway
"Hidden Frequency" a new song by Pietra Wexstun & Hecate'Angels Both included in purchase of this album. Thank you everyone!

lyrics to
REBEL KING by Stan Ridgway

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
Marleana 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

~ fini ~
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words & music by stan ridgway
dis information music bmi 2017
released August 10, 2017
Recorded, Mixed at GoldenTone Studios Venice CA March 2017
Mastered by Doug Schwartz at Mulholland Sound, Chatsworth CA
Stan Ridgway: guitars, vocals
Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics
Bruce Zelesnik: drum, percussion
Strings: Laslo Vickers
Bass: Bill Blatt
Produced by Stan Ridgway
"Rebel King" is a song written by Stan Ridgway
C & P 2017 dis information music BMI

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 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

Recorded, Mixed at GoldenTone Studios Venice CA March 2017
Mastered by Doug Schwartz at Mulholland Sound, Chatsworth CA
Stan Ridgway: guitars, vocals
Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics
Bruce Zelesnik: drum, percussion
Strings: Laslo Vickers
Bass: Bill Blatt
Produced by Stan Ridgway
"Rebel King" is a song written by Stan Ridgway
C & P 2017 dis information music BMI

"With an author’s eye for detail and nuance, shadow and light, Ridgway’s song about iconic actor/director Orson Welles, best known for his film masterpiece “Citizen Kane”, explodes in glorious guitars and strings. And is quite like a piece of wide screen cinema in itself. Stan Ridgway’s inimitable baritone recounts the early scandals, rancorous studio battles and fabled Hollywood history of the great artist, genius and iconoclast. New work from the Wall Of Voodoo mastermind. A sincere tribute from one America’s master songwriters and storytellers." - Music News

The song is available here for free streaming and also as a purchased downloaded bundled with the new digital album “Music For Film Vol. 1 “ - a collection of original imagined film soundtrack themes written by Ridgway and close collaborator composer / songwriter Pietra Wexstun.

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Hidden Frequency (for Hedy Lamarr)
a new song by Pietra Wexstun and Hecate's Angels / A440 Records

Pietra Wexstun and Hecate’s Angels release a new song about actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr. Beneath the glamour and sensual mystique of the iconic Hollywood actress, there was a brilliant mind devoted to technological innovation. Her patented form of " frequency hopping " is used today in Wi-Fi and cell phone technology.

Quotes: "Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid." - "A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires." - “All creative people want to do the unexpected.” - Hedy Lamarr

Thank you everyone for supporting independent music.

Song by Pietra Wexstun
C & P queenie pie music bmi

LYRICS "Hidden Frequency" by Pietra Wexstun

Hidden Frequency (for Hedy Lamarr) ~ words & music by Pietra Wexstun ~
Hedy was a queen
Who graced the silver screen Never would have guessed The knowledge she possessed
Gliding into rooms
Trailing rare perfumes
All would stop and stare Her words would fill the air
But who cared what was said Or what was in her head Marveling at the shapes Those lovely lips would make This woman with a past Lonely and miscast
Locked in a castle gray Where generals came to stay In another life
A rich man's teenage wife
She smiled and sipped champagne But a steel-trap brain
Captured every word
Of secret plans she heard
And to Hollywood she came To studios and fame
Beautiful and bored Worshipped and ignored While others drank and swam She drew diagrams
Spectrum-hopping plans To foil torpedo jams
A scheme to win the war Like a player piano score
Hidden frequencies
New Technologies
TV, radio,
Cell phone signal flow From this work would grow But few would ever know
Hedy was a queen
Who graced the silver screen Never would have guessed The knowledge she possessed
words and music by Pietra Wexstun c & P 2017
Queenie Pie Music BMI
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a440 Records c & P 2017 / www.stanridgway.com

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