Talk:Cyclops Rock

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This may not be necessarily worthy of inclusion on the main page, but it is an intriguing quote about the song from Flansburgh nonetheless. In reponse to a fan asking how the band came to team up with Cerys Matthews:

"We were working on the track with Clive Langer and Alan Wynstanley in London. We had done a very finished version of the song already and Clive was looking to open the arrangement up. Clive has a very lively imagination about how an arrangement and a production of a song can travel—people peg us as being a bit manic with out song structures but I think we’re Trappist monks compared to what is going on in Clive’s mind. ANYWAY—he wanted to shake the song up add even more mania to an already manic track. I had the kind of scream/chant idea that seemed better for an outside voice. Clive and Alan had worked with Cerys Matthews, and clearly loved her to pieces. When she arrived at the session she was clearly a very magnetic personality, and she dove into her brief moment in the track as if it was life and death. Nothing had to be conjured out of her. She just exploded and it was perfect, crazy and finished." [1]

--MisterMe 10:21, 19 February 2013 (EST)

Psyche Rock?[edit]

Some guy added this to the article's trivia:

The title may be a reference to "Psyche Rock", an piece by electronic composer Pierre Henry. In addition to the similar title, both pieces have similar chime sounds.

That part was removed later. But, after having listened to both songs, I believe the similarities are on purpose... Take a listen: [1] (Psyche Rock, by the way, turns out to be the main inspiration for the Futurama theme.) What do you think? Somebody wanna ask the Johns about it on tumblr? --Freakiosis (talk) 08:36, 27 August 2013 (EDT)

I'll ask, but beyond the chimes, I'm not entirely sure there's much in common. -- CJSF (talk) 09:47, 27 August 2013 (EDT)
Flans has debunked it. what a nifty tool the tumblr is! -Apollo (colloquia!) 20:10, 29 August 2013 (EDT)

A comment

This is a weird one. I loved the original version with Nixon, but by changing it to Chucky, it just grates. Why did you do it Flans!