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March 26, 2015 06:52 AM PDT
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And here's the song in the original English. Enjoy the slightly-off shaker, the many many layers of slightly off vocals, and the excessive echo that makes it art.

M-ma and Umlaut
March 25, 2015 07:11 PM PDT
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First we had M-ma, a ditty with an unreliable narrator, then we had Umlaut, the same ditty rendered in unreliable German.

Here's the latter.

It's the song that sees noTHING, Naaaah-THING!

Blistarr: Birthday Song
August 20, 2012 08:33 AM PDT
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The boys at Blistarr made a birthday song for half of Stömock some years back. Here 'tis, minus the cussy bits at the end where their true feelings came through.

No Shit Sherlock
June 09, 2012 04:07 PM PDT
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Here's a charming ditty from Nö Shit, in which the Right Stomock (because he is always right) tells the tale of No Shit Sherlock, a gangsta version of Sherlock Holmes. The song, like NSS himself, is NSFWUACS (not safe for work under any conceivable circumstances).

I would post more info about the album, but for some reason all Stömock history escapes me at this moment. Was this our last album? Was it followed by the ironically-named Stömock Renaissance? What happened to The Unlistenables? They could have been great.

At this moment I can remember only a blur of digestive fluids and greasy meats.

NSS himself, of course, is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in all official Stömock fanfic.

Which Brings Us Back to Ferdukia
August 20, 2011 06:45 AM PDT
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After Gut Work, we decided to remake Ferdukia, our rock opera epic. We worked on it for a long time and used a couple of different software tools... but we were never together, geographically, during the entire project.

For awhile we used a collaborative recording tool, the name of which I can't remember. It consisted of a web site and a downloadable tool that was an approximation of a 4-track recorder with rudimentary effects. We then moved on to using Cubase. For the most part we would each do our part, then mail back & forth two things: a mix down of the full song and a wav file containing a mix of just the pieces we had added to the song.

This is not that far off from Stomock's origins with the "Tig Machine." That thing required us to record a track on one cassette, then move that cassette from the recording slot into the playing slot, then play it while we recorded the next layer onto another cassette.

The resulting recording remains my favorite Stomock album.

This song, "Life's Such a Joy" was on both versions of Ferdukia. Many of the songs take the perspective of one or the other of the twins (born joined at the Stomock and separated at birth). In this one, the twin the King kept tells how he shucked off his royal life and hit the road with joy and evil devastation.

I Hate Our Freedom
May 26, 2011 02:31 PM PDT

I wrote this back in July 2005, as should be evident from the lyrics. I won't dissect them.

Liquor and Whores
March 28, 2011 06:39 AM PDT

A quick cover of a song from the glorious Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys.

Farbalated (The Circular Digestive System)
March 18, 2011 01:41 PM PDT
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By the end of the 90's, the Internet had come along to the point where geographically disparate stomachans could collaborate by trading files. We began to use a now-defunct startup whose name I can't remember. They were an early social media network built around creating music collaboratively. They offered a small, simple multi-track tool that allowed users to download a track, layer another track over it, then upload the results. And so forth. We used that tool for Gut Work, our first new album in seven years, and continued using it through part of the Ferdukia remake.

CDs hold a lot of music... and we had seven years of pent-up stool. So the album's 28 tracks long and includes new songs and a few remakes of songs that had receded into the tape hiss of history. This is one of those.

It's a archetypical Stomock song in that it a) addresses a real person (hi, Anita, wherever you are) b) is built on an extended poop metaphor and c) consists of only a few instruments & no drums. Just add a few handclaps and we'd have it all.

Yet Another Typical Song
March 13, 2011 06:29 PM PDT
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You know what the world really needs? Another version of Another Typical Song.

Another Another Typical Song
March 13, 2011 06:13 PM PDT
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ATS appeared on Distended, our first EP. It falls in the category of "mean Stomock songs" since it's describing a friend. There are several of these, but that's all I'll say about that.

The original recording may be lost to the ages. I have it on my CD of Noxious Effluvia, but I unwisely put a pretty label on the CD which now renders it unreadable in most CD players. But I let the folks at Apple know about this problem and though they regretfully informed me that they could not build a CD player that would compensate for the label problem, they were able to write a version of GarageBand that runs on the iPod and is ideally suited for recreating that original Stomock sound.

So here's a new version of the song, recorded 25 years after the first version and completed approximately 30 minutes after I first opened the GarageBand app. Let me repay Apple with this endorsement, sure to boost the sales of the iPad2 and make it a best seller against all odds:

Stomock says: "The iPad2 is the New Tig!"

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