Pirates Ahoy!

With PirateFest only three months away, I am getting in the mood with some shanties.

Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys

Shiver me timbers! While working on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean II, director Gore Berbinski and Johnny Depp became so fascinated with the lore of history’s sea scoundrels that they recruited Epitaph bigwig Brett Gurewitz to assemble an all-star cast of musicians to record traditional pirate chanteys. Bono, Sting, Nick Cave, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and many others contribute to this truly awesome album of 43 plank-walking tracks. Our only gripe — where’s Tom Waits and Shane McGowan?

Rhapsody say that they no longer try to install their player if you don’t have it. It should play through Flash. Let me know?

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Ragged Clown

Based in San Jose, California

3 thoughts on “Pirates Ahoy!”

  1. The last time I said “That sounds just like a didgeridoo”, I turned around to see a man with an enormous didgeridoo. Not sure if it really is a didgeridoo on that first track. It sounds like it but I think ye is making the sound with his voice.

  2. I’ll be satisfied when you join me in a chorus of

    There were four old whores from Baltimore
    Drinking beer and wine.
    The topic of conversation was
    “Mine is bigger than thine.’

    cho: Roly, poly, tickle my hole-y,
    Smell of my slimy slough.
    Then drag your nuts across my guts,
    I’m one of the whorey crew.

    The first old whore from Baltimore said,
    “Mine’s as big as the air.
    The birds fly in, the birds fly out,
    And never touch a hair.”

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