Where Zombie and
his record producer Humphrey composed original music for the HO1KC film, he used
another composer to do period music for its sequel The Devils
Rejects. However, when it came time to record his new album, Zombie decided
to finally write a song based on the sequel after the fact.
The Devils Rejects Song
Deciding to further tie his passion for his films into
his music endeavors, Zombie wrote a song based on his latest feature release, and
aptly titled it The Devils Rejects. He had previously done a
song called House of 1000 Corpses which was in the HO1KC movie.
heated orgy of mixed media and soul-pummeling live performance, whenever Rob
Zombie plays the HO1KC song live, clips from the HO1KC movie will also be playing
on the video screens up on the stage. And Its like a surreal moment
where I can be on stage playing a song from my movie with a clip from my movie
playing, where it kind of all ties together and its all very cool,
However, since Zombie used period music for The
Devils Rejects film, and didnt feature any of his own music in
the movie, he couldnt have the same experience with bringing his latest
feature out on stage with him. I was kind of missing that being able to tie
it all together while playing live, he says. So I hadnt played
in a while, and when I played on Halloween and we busted out the video screens, I
was going, We should write a Devils Rejects song! And I really
liked the idea of going back and writing a song about my own movie after the
fact. I thought that was perfect for being able to tie it all in.
discussing the concept with Zombie, Humphrey thought up a beat for The
Devils Rejects song, and they took it from there. Its one
of those songs where it sounded like it was done early on, says Humphrey.
There are those songs that you have to struggle with to make it sound like
its finished. But this one came together really quickly. I think we wrote
the music in two or three hours max and Rob wrote the lyrics overnight. Why
cant every song go that easily?
In the end, The Devils
Rejects track which is the tenth song on Rob Zombies Educated Horses CD release ended up a slightly different hue compared to the rest of the
tracks. John 5 played a steel guitar on it and its got a very like
lo-fi twang vibe to it thats very different from the rest of the
record, says Zombie. It has much more to do with the look of the
film. Basically we were trying to turn the look of the film into a song.
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