Liberace in L.A. on LSD

mike skliar's picture

Liberace in L.A. on LSD

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This song started, as many others before it has, with a conversation with my good friend and songwriter Nancy Rost. Not sure what the context was, but one of us (Nancy I think) remarked that something was like 'Liberace on LSD' . From there, I said, that's got to be a song, and put this crazy little thing together.

recorded using my mandolin -its just mandolin and vocal, live, with a little post-processing of the audio to give it that certain slightly lysergic shine...

Lyrics: 

Liberace in LA on LSD
Saw things in sequins no one should ever see
Ebony and ivory elephants doing a hippo dance
Thousands of blue haired chihuahuas staring in a trance

Liberace in LA wearing gold lame
Candelabra reflections on silver trays
White Cadillac on Mulholland drive, the shape of a giant tongue
Dinosaurs sit in the tar pits waiting for songs to be sung

It was a normal day in LA if you’re Liberace on LSD



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oneslowtyper's picture

LOL... look at all the pretty colors!! This is so funny Mike... just the thought of Liberace on LSD. I can see why you just HAD to write a song to go with that phrase. The mandolin worked perfectly for this.

nancyrost's picture

Very subtle lysergic audio shine, but the imagery is sufficiently surreal! Fun stuff - glad you ran with that random conversational thread.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Ha! Great job. Love the imagery in the lyrics--very Lucy In The Sky! Smile

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

I couldn't resist a title like that! Mandolin sounds great, and the lyrics are better-than-fab. Chock full of amazing lines, but I think I like "Saw things in sequins no one should ever see" best. Fun!

Chip Withrow's picture

I figured, "I think I'll see what Mike's up to." And I found this!
The chord progression even has a touch of "White Rabbit" to it. Lots of funky chording in there, by the way. Good stuff! (I feel a bit woozy now ...)