|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Album||Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo|
|Released||December 18, 2007|
|Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
"Ooh" is the first track from Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.
|I called 1-800-2-LA-RIDE, the RTD info line, and figured out how to get downtown on the bus. For the amazing low price of a dollar I got on the Blue Bus right by my house and went all the way downtown (on the highway) and was dropped off in front of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For five dollars I bought a student rush ticket and was seated in the center of the second row for the debut performance of the L.A. Philharmonic's new conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. They played Mahler's Third symphony and my mind was blown.
I resolved to do this pretty regularly from then on.
I also resolved to incorporate the more complex arrangements and countermelodies of classical music in my rock songs. So I wrote this little vocal piece as an exercise. It's a rip-off of Smetana's Moldau but what can you do.
On this recording you can hear me snapping my fingers very gently in the background to keep all my vocal takes somewhat in line (that approach didn't work very well). Soon I would start using a click track on my demos.
"Ooh" is a vocal exercise composed by Rivers Cuomo in 1992. It was first heard by fans in 2007 with the release of the compilation album Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. The song also opened the "music video" filmed by Karl Koch for the song "Blast Off!," released in 2008 to promote Alone.[a]