Imagined Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb collaboration... with props to Jean Sibelius.
Thought we'd have a little fun so... recorded for our amusement (and hopefully yours). Yee Haw!!
"IN THE HOME OF THE BRAVE, IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
IT'S THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF INSANITY.
FROM THE SPACIOUS SKIES, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA...
KINGDOMS RISE TO FALL, AND ALL IS VANITY..."
Recorded over 20 years ago (as an experimental track with a 48 piece string section), this song just becomes more timely with each passing day. It was eventually released as the "odd" track on the "MAELSTROM BEACH" album. The current state of our world compelled us to make this lyric video.
Featuring: "ALL IS VANITY" & "DON'T THROW OUR LOVE AWAY"
Featuring BOX O' CLOX
Songwriter, Lead & B.G. Vocals, Producer/Arranger, Keyboards, Guitar, Drums
Cameron is a producer of high ambition and talent. He has composed for the concert stage, scored for Film & Television and wrote the Marilyn Monroe related musical "Happy Birthday, Mr. President". His list of credits (for those who care) can be found on the Cinecam Music Productions pages on this site.
Influences: Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Beatles, Nilsson, Reggae/Ska, Steven Sondheim, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Copland... All Classical Music. Current favorites: Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Rae Morris, Chloe Caroline.
Songwriter, Lead and B.G. Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Charlie's bands have played throughout the Midwest and in California for much of the last two decades. "More than ever the world needs sincere music," says Charlie.
Influences: Beatles, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Moody Blues, Chopin
Interesting fact: Chaz is the only B.O.C. member to have played an impromptu gig with JOHN LENNON. (scroll down for polaroids)
Lyrics, Back-up Vocals
Larry is a great lyricist in the tradition of Bernie Taupin and Keith Reid of Procol Harum. Very spiritual and funny. He completes the group.
Why "Box o' Clox"? - Throughout the years we've recorded under various names (The Coveyors, The Moodswings, 20/20, etc). In the late 90s' we felt a change was warranted. Originally we came up with Box O' Clocks until Van Dyke Parks suggested we change the spelling of "clocks" to CLOX. Well, being that he was responsible for naming BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD, THREE DOG NIGHT, HARPER'S BIZARRE etc.. we took his suggestion.
Yes, that's JOHN LENNON (with YOKO) and BOX O' CLOX member Charlie (Chaz) Pett on piano. June 1972 / Ventura California
We actually had members of the 'wrecking crew' on some dates. Brian Wilson scribbled his name on the label on the left. Don't remember where or why or when...
These ancient shots are from some sessions at Brother circa 1977-79.
Home studios are fine but we do miss recording in "real" studios like United Western, A&M, Gold Star etc... To hear your playback blasting in Gold Star's Studio A (with the reverb coming out of that "wall of sound" echo chamber) just can't be duplicated.