johnny daukes

music and songs for film and tv

Oh! Lovely Face of Death

This track was a blatant attempt (at the request of Director Marc Munden) to reproduce the sound and vibe of Tom Waits’s ‘Murder In The Red Barn’. Waits uses bones as percussive elements but I didn’t have any lying around so had to make do with whacking a coal scuttle with a ladle. The track really came to life with some very lazily played double bass. Musicianship really gets in the way when you’re trying to sound like Tom Waits.

original track – no dialogue