Marvin the song
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20th June 2004 at 8:17 pm #40025cooldudea27Participant
i know i am sad but does any one know where i can download the song that marvin released (the paranoid android)
HELP ME PLEASE my email is [email protected]
ANdy21st June 2004 at 3:46 pm #72132AnonymousInactive
Here you can find the “Marvin” song.
Marvin (written by Adams/Moore/Sinclair)
I’m just a robot and I know my place
A metal servant to the human race
I work my can off trying to satisfy
I know they’ll disconnect me by and by
Chip on my shoulder made of silicon
My printed circuit’s like a lexicon
Ten billion logic functions, maybe more
They make me pick the paper off the floor
Know what makes me really mad
They clean me with a Brillo Pad
A carwash wouldn’t be so bad
Life! Don’t talk to me about life
I’m so depressed I could expectorate
My moving parts are in a solid state
I want to rust in peace, switch off and lie
In that great junk yard in the sky
Nothing left to be enjoyed
Every diode rheumatoid
Happiness has been destroyed
The following info about Marvin’s phenomenal career as a paranoid rock star taken from THIS Douglas Adams FAQ.
Marvin the Paranoid Android, voiced by Stephen Moore, was a pop star in the UK in 1981. He not only released two singles, but he even appeared on “Top Of The Pops”, the BBC’s pop music programme. The first single, “Marvin”, reached the staggering position of #53 in the charts in May ’81, and was in the top 75 for four weeks.
The Guinness book of Hit Singles describes him as “UK, Robot”.
There were two singles: ‘Marvin’, with the B-side ‘Metal Man’, and the follow-up ‘Reasons to be Miserable’ with the B-side ‘Marvin I Love You’. The ‘Reasons to be Miserable’/’Marvin I Love You’ single was actually a ‘double B-side’. They were released by Depressive Discs.
“Reasons to be Miserable” was a parody of “Reasons to be Cheerful” by Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
Getting a hold of these records is going to be very hard indeed. Even finding them on the Dr. Demento compilation on which they appeared will be difficult.
Would love to hear a Hotblack Desatio (Disaster Area)/ Marvin Duet — what a delightfully depressing disaster that would be.21st June 2004 at 4:50 pm #72137cooldudea27Participant
brilliant got the tunes i have been looking for ages this site is fab.21st June 2004 at 5:53 pm #72140AnonymousInactive
I hadn’t heard that “Marvin” song in many, many years. In fact, I’d completely forgotten about it, so I really appreciate the reminder. Funny stuff. 🙂21st June 2004 at 9:40 pm #72145AnonymousGuest
Yeah! Thanks Logan – I haven’t heard that song in years!
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