The Doubble Donkey Disc

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The Doubble Donkey Disc
The Doubble Donkey Disc cover
Studio album by Ozma
Released February 21, 2001
June 25, 2002
Recorded December 2000-January 2001
Genre Indie pop
Geek rock
Power pop
Label Tornado Recordings (2001)
Kung Fu Records (2002)
Professional reviews
Ozma chronology
Rock and Roll Part Three
(2000)
The Doubble Donkey Disc
(2001)
Spending Time on the Borderline
(2003)
Alternate cover
Fan made cover by dylangreenarts that has been seemingly adopted by Ozma when reuploading the album to youtube.
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 originally released in 2001 on Ozma's own Tornado Recordings label, before a remixed and remastered version was released on Kung Fu Records a year later on June 25, 2002.

Overview

The Doubble Donkey Disc was two concept EP's strung together to create one full-length LP. The first of which was the Russian Coldfusion EP which consisted of the first 5 songs. Included on this EP was a cover of Korobeiniki, which is a traditional Russian folk song that was popularized as the theme song to the Nintendo Entertainment System game, Tetris. The second half of the album was the Bootytraps EP where each song was named after a member of the band's alter ego. The idea for this came from the original booty song, Flight of the Bootymaster. Their alter egos were as follows:

During the recording of the album, Joe Escalante visited them in the studio to discuss signing the band to his record label, Kung Fu Records.

Writing and Recording

See Ozma recording blogs - 1999-2001

Like Rock and Roll Part Three, during the recording sessions, a daily blog was kept on the website ozmaonline.com with quotes and pictures of the day's work.

Album Name

Jose's original American Stratocaster was nicknamed "The Donkey" from which the "Donkey" in "Donkey Disc" is derived. The spelling of "Doubble" was derived from Ryen questioning why double wasn't spelled with 2 B's.[1]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Ozma, except Korobeiniki, a traditional Russian folk song. 
Russian Coldfusion EP
No. TitleWriter(s)Lead Vocals Length
1. "Flight of Yuri Gagarin"  Daniel Brummel/Jose Galvez/Ryen SlegrBrummel/Slegr 2:24
2. "No One Needs to Know"  BrummelBrummel 4:06
3. "Korobeiniki"   Instrumental 2:18
4. "You Know the Story"  Brummel/Galvez/SlegrSlegr 3:20
5. "Landing of Yuri Gagarin"  Brummel/Galvez/SlegrSlegr/Brummel 3:04
Total length:
17:12
Bootytraps EP
No. TitleWriter(s)Lead Vocals Length
6. "The Business of Getting Down (Flight of the Bootymaestro)"  BrummelBrummel 4:56
7. "Maybe in an Alternate Dimension (Flight of the Bootymetronome)"  SlegrSlegr 4:50
8. "Immigration Song (Flight of the Bootymechanic)"  GalvezGalvez 4:59
9. "Flight of the Bootymaster (Flight of the Bootymaster)"  SlegrSlegr 4:18
10. "Continental Drift (Flight of the Bootymademoiselle)"  BrummelBrummel 5:57
Total length:
40:12

Personnel

  • Daniel Brummel – vocals, bass, balalaika
  • Pat Edwards – drums
  • Jose Galvez – guitar, vocals
  • Ryen Slegr – vocals, guitar, balalaika
  • Star Wick – keys, flute

Kung Fu Records Teaser Trailer

Before the album's rerelease on Kung Fu Records, an animated teaser trailer made in Adobe Flash was put out to generate publicity.

External links