North By Northwest

marvsmooth's picture

North By Northwest



Liner Notes: 

I heard about the passing of the great underrated actor Martin Landau, and it made me think of all of the great work I've seen him in, including Space 1999, the Mission Impossible TV series, and one of my favourite films, the Alfred Hitchcock classic North By Northwest.

This song has only been influenced by the film's title, but I think it's a keeper.

I may change my mind at some point, but there's something beautiful about the incredibly simple chords and melody.

I also love orchestrating ukulele parts!


The storm is coming north by northwest
Unplug the aerial, it's for the best
The best

Lightning cracks and thunder crashes
Try to stay safe while the storm passes
Storm passes

The storm is coming north by northwest
Unplug the aerial, it's for the best
The best

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


cindyrella's picture

Oh how beautiful Martin! Great tribute and I could listen to this for hours!

auldy's picture

that was a superb progression and melody. Great noodling and lyrics. A very vibrant tune, but also melancholy at the same time.

Valerie Cox's picture

Great sounding tune. The uke and vocal blend really well. I like that melody.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Nice job. Love the vocal treatment. Forgot Mr. Landau was in NbyNW--but I was a big fan. Great song!

mike skliar's picture

fun stuff, and bonus points for a shoutout to the great late martin landau!

Fuzzy's picture

Yeah, this is pretty great!
I like everything about it - the extensive use of ukuleles, the great vocals, everything.
Nicely done!

PeteMurphy's picture

I love North By Northwest!
Again, you're showing your great melodic skillz here.
Very cool rhythm on the ukes.

tcelliott's picture

That melody and vocal performance is very good. I like it a lot.