Jukebox of the Dead Countdown II – “Invisible Touch” + 2 “Secret” Tracks

Greetings and welcome back to another Detholz! Mp3 Blog, Episode XII!

Forgive the late posting today and my absence last week. I was gallivanting around Prague getting myself engaged, and interestingly, was gouged by a ridiculous cover song on the night I proposed to my fiancee.

To set a romantic tone, I booked us a reservation at a restaurant housed in a 12th Century wine cellar. What better environ in which to gaze longingly into one’s significant other’s eyes through soft candlelight, eating delicately prepared dishes full of rapturous delights… right?


Picture with me: a 12th Century wine cellar bedecked in plaster-of-Paris Doric columns & distressingly Boschian faux murals, all illuminated with gaudy casino spotlights. Got it? Ridiculous enough, right?

Now imagine a soft disco/easy listening rendition of “Ode to Joy” blaring over a loudspeaker into this environment. “Ridiculous” transmogrifies into “sublime!” Somewhere, a demigod or demon was laughing at me and having his sweet, sweet revenge.

THAT’S the power of inappropriately placed cover tunes, ladies and gentlemen.

By popular demand, to invigorate/eviscerate YOUR romantic dinners, we proudly present the Detholz! interpretation of Genesis’ “Invisible Touch.”

AND– since I was truant last week doesn’t mean I’m inattentive to your comments– I am including 2 unreleased Jukebox of the Dead tracks from a short-lived “Detholz!-Do-Don-Henley Manhattan Project.” Both tracks were voted down by the band, for obvious reasons:

All She Wants to Do is Dance” and Don Henley’s lyrical masterpiece, “Sunset Grille.”

We tried, folks, but the Don is simply beyond repair.

See you next Wednesday for the second-to-last installment of the countdown to Halloween and Jukebox of the Dead VIII!

I will not be tardy for the Detholz! blog.
I will not be tardy for the Detholz! blog.
I will not be tardy for the Detholz! blog.
I will not…


9 Responses to “Jukebox of the Dead Countdown II – “Invisible Touch” + 2 “Secret” Tracks”

  1. kebabdylan Says:

    congrats on the engagement!

  2. andrew Says:

    I loved hearing you play “Invisible Touch” last Halloween so I am pleased you included it on here. The references to your own “Invisible Man” (one of my favorite Detholz songs) are hilarious and wonderful. I can’t remember any other instances of a band referencing one of their own songs in a cover, just Cheap Trick referencing “I Want You To Want Me” by name in their follow-up/carbon-copy of that track, “How Are You.”

    But congrats on the engagement and keep the tunes coming!

  3. Jim Says:

    Congratulations to the two of you! Way to go. Hopefully your fincee has a good enough sense of humor to look at your laughing demon the same way you did.

    Regarding the postings, I second Andrews comments on referencing your own tune with the Invisibles. You know how I like reprises and the such. And there’s a very playful, party like aesthetic to All She Wants. Same vibe I get from your Celebration (although that track is better in a ‘not so repetitive’ kind of way).
    But the kicker was Sunset Grille. I’m not familiar enough with the original artist’s version to even recognize what this song is. I’m sure I’ve heard it before, but this version here is the kind of music that hooked me from the get-go of my DH fan-ism. It’s too bad someone else wrote it first, because I am totally loving the airy chord voicings on the synths over the steady drum beat. Bomb diggity.

  4. kebabdylan Says:

    pretty funny that three days ago I heard all she wants to do is dance at the dentist.

  5. WOTSAC Says:

    I can vouch for the girl, and her sense of humour. She’s OK.

  6. dj Says:

    Wait, another Detholz! wedding?

    I gotta go rent Father of the Bride II and see how it turns out.

  7. detholz Says:

    Thanks for the congratulations, everyone. My motorboat is powered up, my skis are strapped on… I’ll soon be ready to jump the shark!

    Andrew: I’m certainly glad you appreciated the self-reference. While it might be considered a smidgen narcissistic– perhaps even masturbatory– in this case, I simply couldn’t resist. Pass another graham cracker.

    Jim: Blame the Don for the repetition. That was one instance where I voted my own arrangement down– I was sick of it before it was finished.

    You really owe it to yourself to listen to Don Henley’s “Sunset Grille.” Pay particular attention to the synth-sax solo at the end. It may provide you with a lifetime’s worth of entertainment in a few short minutes. Now THAT’S what I call value!

    ‘Bab: The perfect song for the perfect root canal.

    WOTSAC: Your vouchsafe is highly prized, more than most.

    Deej: Why not make it a double feature with “The Nutty Professor II: Meet the Klumps?”

    Just make sure your ass is fresh and clean– you’re going to be sitting on that couch for what seems like an eternity.

  8. kebabdylan Says:

    i must add a comment here that at the end of IT where you incrementally slow down the tempo and drop a half step is maybe the most brilliant and big dog grin moment in all the JOD catalog

  9. detholz Says:

    ‘Bab: Phil Collins is best experienced in increments.

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