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SURFIN’ DOWN THE STAIRS, a parody about Legolas (The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA)

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 24 2012, 4:39am

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SURFIN’ DOWN THE STAIRS, a parody about Legolas (The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA) Can't Post

 
This is probably going to be the last one, at least for a while, of my series of beach-party, surfer-dude, California- themed LOTR-related parodies.

Remember, it's probably best enjoyed with the music on, anything to evoke the hang-ten, tubular atmosphere. Links to the Beach Boys song are below. I hope you enjoy it.


SURFIN’ DOWN THE STAIRS

(to the tune of The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA)



If everybody handled action (oooh!)

Across the Arda way (oooh!)

Like a certain Wood Elf dude (oooh!)

L – E – G – O – L - A - (oooh!)

- S, they’d shoot at the baddies (oooh!)

And use their twin knives too (oooh!)

A pretty pretty blond hairdo (oooh!)

Surfin’ down the stairs. (oooh!)



You’d catch ‘em climbin’ on cave trolls (Inside M-O-R-I-A!)

Down in the mithril mine (Inside M-O-R-I-A!)

Khazad-dûm, that ol’ Dwarf realm, (Inside M-O-R-I-A!)

Under the Silvertine (Inside M-O-R-I-A!)

Pits that don’t have a bottom (Inside M-O-R-I-A!)

The bridges crack and sway (Inside M – O …!)

Everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Surfin’ stone walkways.



We’ll all be manning the Deep (oooh!)

They’re gonna take real soon (oooh!)

We’ll try to shoot down the torch-dude (oooh!)

Before wall goes ka-BOOM (oooh!)

We’ll try to push off the ladders (oooh!)

So that they’re fallin’ down there (oooh!)

Show the Uruks some surfin’ (oooh!)

Surfin’ down the stairs. (oooh!)




Haradrim got armies (In part three R-O-T-K!)

Mûmakil brigades (In part three R-O-T-K!)

We’ll be climbing their stirrups (In part three R-O-T-K!)

And swingin’ from their reins (In part three R-O-T-K!)

Tip over their archers (In part three R-O-T-K!)

Hear ‘em scream like punks (In part three R-O-T-K!)

Everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Surfin’ mûmak trunks.




INSTRUMENTAL




Everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Fallin’ stone walkways

Everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Surfin’ down the stairs

Everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Down the Dead Pathways

Yeah, everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

At Belfalas Bay

Yeah, everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

Slidin’ the trunk-way

Yeah, everybody’s gone surfin’ (surfin’!)

At the Mordor Gate

[Fade out]


http://www.lyrics007.com/...U.s.a.%20Lyrics.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7n3QgQTPVg

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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Mar 24 2012, 3:11pm

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Oh my... that's the funniest one yet! [In reply to] Can't Post

In one of those lines, I'd like to substitute the words "gone surfin'" to "shield surfin'" Other than that this is a massive hit. You've exceeded even yourself! Bravo! Laugh

I don't suppose you've ever seen the movie Top Secret? It has one of the most bizarre openings I've ever seen... http://youtu.be/MaXOHCNgYrc

Also, I've spent some time in the last few days trying to record Radagast the Brown. But it's so tough to sing I can never get through it all. I'll keep at it, though.

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"

(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Mar 24 2012, 3:16pm)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 24 2012, 4:11pm

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Hil-ar-i-ous and great fun [In reply to] Can't Post

This one deserves a video mash-up and proper sound engineering.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 25 2012, 2:56pm

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*giggles* That was fun!!! Well done! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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dernwyn
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Mar 25 2012, 6:25pm

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Oh, gosh! LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Surfin' mumak trunks - this is hilarious!

Like totally tubular, man! Laugh


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Mar 27 2012, 1:27am

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You are amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Are you sure you're not Inferno wearing a sockpuppet? She used to post amazing parodies back in the day :-D


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 2:35am

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Everybody's shield surfin'.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Everybody’s shield surfin’ (surfin’!)

Surfin’ down the stairs

for the repeating choruses after the instrumental. Sure, that works. Smile thanks Q, glad you liked it.

Thanks for putting up that clip, which is just about perfect for this threadLaugh

I hadn't seen that part of Top Secret, i've only seen parts of it. That reminds me to go watch the whole thing, next opportunity.

Looking forward to your rendition of Radagast the Brown. Did you find another vocalist to harmonize with? If not, i wasn't kidding about trying something by teleconference, if it can be recorded.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 2:44am

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Thank you Sir :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I am interested in doing a video of some kind. Right now though, sound engineering and clip editing are things i haven't learned yet. We'll see.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 2:45am

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ty gramma :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 2:50am

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glad you liked it [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks dernwyn! This was great fun to write, and greater fun to share. The visual of Legolas as the surfer dude of Middle Earth is...to me, as to movie-Legolas, very accurate Laugh

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 3:08am

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at times infernal perhaps in my imagination.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but no I haven't used that nick. I haven't become acquainted with her or her parodies, but now having heard of her through you I would like to be. Any possibility you could point to where I could read them?

Thanks for saying so but i'm nothing amazing, just a bit crazy perhaps, i really can't stop writing these things!Laugh i enjoy it, what can i say.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Mar 27 2012, 12:08pm

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I didn't find anyone for harmonies... [In reply to] Can't Post

But I find it hard to play this song and sing at the same time, so I may record the vocals separately - this would give you a chance to record the harmonies and/or an extra guitar if you're willing? But because I'm not a good singer I'll spare everyone from me trying to harmonise with myself Laugh

Problem is my "work" computer is broken, so the laptop I'm using isn't mine and doesn't have very good editing software, so I'm not sure how we'd do this Unsure

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Mar 27 2012, 1:14pm

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They're mostly on the old boards [In reply to] Can't Post

but here's one. I wasn't really serious, except that she used to post parodies about as often as you do.

She's still around, but mostly working behind the scenes as a PTB.

I really am enjoying all of your fine work so much, RT.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 5:31pm

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oh yes, i did see that! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the link. I actually have run across that during research on past parodies, and didn't connect it to the nick in my memory. That parody was great fun! The Utumno twist, lol!

Glad you've been enjoying, thank you *bow*

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Mar 27 2012, 5:52pm

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we should give it a try [In reply to] Can't Post

We cd try a jam session over ichat or skype and see whether lag would be an issue. Could be deadly.

Or if you mean separately laying down tracks in layers, what app would be the right one, garage band? I have it but have never tried using it. If it can be done digitally then it might work. Others might participate too. Nightingale has singing training, for example.

Btw i have experience harmonizing with myself , and playing accompaniment, on a four-track recorder. I think it would be good if we both tried harmonizing though, just to see.
Also if i add guitar, i think you should play lead. I'm more of a rhythm guitarist. I am comfortable singing while playing, though.

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