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
Length 40:12
Label Tornado Recordings (2001)
MP3.com (2002)
Kung Fu Records (2002)
Producer(s) Bruce Witkin
Professional reviews
Ozma chronology
Rock and Roll Part Three
(2000)
The Doubble Donkey Disc
(2001)
Spending Time on the Borderline
(2003)
Singles from The Doubble Donkey Disc
  1. "Korobeiniki (Traditional Russian Folk Song)"
    Released: 2001
  2. "The Business of Getting Down"
    Released: 2001
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 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.

Overview

The Doubble Donkey Disc is comprised 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.[1] 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:

The album's title is derived from Jose Galvez's original American Stratocaster, nicknamed "The Donkey," which featured pictures of donkeys on the pickguard.[1] The spelling of "Doubble" was derived from Ryen questioning why "double" wasn't spelled with 2 B's.[1] 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.[2]

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

Recording

See Ozma recording blogs - 1999-2001

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 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/Brummel 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)"  Slegr/BrummelSlegr 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

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


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 OZMA "Ozma - Doubble Donkey Disc 20th Anniversary Fan Interview" YouTube. 1 January 2021. https://youtu.be/Kr9QaGKiihI
  2. Daniel Brummel fan correspondence, 2021. File:DanonDDDalbumart.PNG