The Doubble Donkey Disc
|The Doubble Donkey Disc|
|Studio album by Ozma|
|Released||February 22, 2001
June 25, 2002
|Recorded||December 2000-January 2001|
|Label||Tornado Recordings (2001)
Kung Fu Records (2002)
|Singles from The Doubble Donkey Disc|
Fan made cover by dylangreenarts that has been seemingly adopted by Ozma when reuploading the album to youtube.
The Doubble Donkey Disc is the second studio album by American rock band Ozma. The album was initially released in 2001 on Ozma's own Tornado Recordings label. A remixed and remastered version was released under Kung Fu Records the following year, on June 25, 2002.
The Doubble Donkey Disc is composed of two EP concepts sequenced to form one full-length LP. The first, dubbed the Russian Coldfusion EP, comprises the first five tracks. Included on this EP is a cover of "Korobeiniki", a 19th-century Russian folk song later popularized as the theme song to the Game Boy port of the video game Tetris (though it technically appeared first in the Macintosh/Apple IIgs versions by Spectrum Holobyte). Ozma guitarist Ryen Slegr has cited the works of Dmitri Shostakovich as well as the Rentals' early utilization of Eastern Bloc imagery as inspiration for the album's Russian themes. The second half of the album, dubbed the Bootytraps EP, features five tracks, each named after a member of the band's alter ego. The idea for this came from the original "booty" song, "Flight of the Bootymaster". The alter-egos consist of:
- Daniel Brummel - Bootymaestro
- Ryen Slegr - Bootymaster
- Jose Galvez - Bootymechanic
- Patrick Edwards - Bootymetronome
- Star Wick - Bootymademoiselle
The album's title is derived from Jose Galvez's original American Stratocaster, nicknamed "The Donkey," which featured pictures of donkeys on the pickguard. The spelling of "Doubble" was derived from Ryen questioning why "double" wasn't spelled with 2 B's. The album cover was dawn by Brummel, while the back cover image of a boy playing the balalaika while riding a horse was lifted from a Russian children's book.
As with Rock and Roll Part Three, Daniel Brummel maintained a daily blog on the website ozmaonline.com with quotes and photos from the recording sessions.
Track listingAll songs written and composed by Ozma, except Korobeiniki, a traditional Russian folk song.
|Russian Coldfusion EP|
|1.||"Flight of Yuri Gagarin"||Daniel Brummel/Jose Galvez/Ryen Slegr||Brummel/Slegr||2:24|
|2.||"No One Needs to Know"||Brummel||Brummel||4:06|
|4.||"You Know the Story"||Brummel/Galvez/Slegr||Slegr/Brummel||3:20|
|5.||"Landing of Yuri Gagarin"||Brummel/Galvez/Slegr||Slegr/Brummel||3:04|
|6.||"The Business of Getting Down (Flight of the Bootymaestro)"||Brummel||Brummel||4:56|
|7.||"Maybe in an Alternate Dimension (Flight of the Bootymetronome)"||Slegr/Brummel||Slegr||4:50|
|8.||"Immigration Song (Flight of the Bootymechanic)"||Galvez||Galvez||4:59|
|9.||"Flight of the Bootymaster (Flight of the Bootymaster)"||Slegr||Slegr||4:18|
|10.||"Continental Drift (Flight of the Bootymademoiselle)"||Brummel||Brummel||5:57|
- Daniel Brummel – vocals, bass, balalaika
- Patrick Edwards – drums
- Jose Galvez – guitar, vocals
- Ryen Slegr – vocals, guitar, balalaika
- Star Wick – keyboard, flute
- Julia Kidish - Translating and reading Russian lyrics on "Flight of Yuri Gagarin" and "Landing of Yuri Gagarin"
Before the album's rerelease on Kung Fu Records, an animated teaser trailer made in Adobe Flash was put out to generate publicity.
| Studio LPs: Rock and Roll Part Three | The Doubble Donkey Disc | Spending Time on the Borderline | Pasadena | Boomtown |
Compilations: Cuatro y Ocho | Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars | Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers
Live albums: Live Acoustic Set - July 12, 2000 | Live Acoustic Set - January 24, 2001
Other: List of Ozma songs | List of Ozma concerts