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M.C. Nightshade and the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra | Carpe Noctem

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Carpe Noctem

by M.C. Nightshade and the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra

Evoking elements of burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, and trad jazz, the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra present a ticket for entry into this dark carnival, the greatest masquerade on earth.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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1. Carpe Noctem
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2. When Zombo Comes to Town
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3. Procession of the Expatriates
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4. A Shudder of Clowns
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5. Inside the Cooch Tent
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6. We All Wear Cloaks
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7. Vaudeville Ghost Light
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8. The Carny
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9. The Carnival Is Leaving Town
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10. St James Infirmary
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11. Bela Lugosi's Dead
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12. Egyptian Fantasy (Live)
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13. My Girl's Pussy (Live)
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M. C. Nightshade (AKA David J of Bauhaus / Love and Rockets etc. ) fronts the amazing twelve piece psyche-swing jazz band that is The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra. The album, ‘Carpe Noctem’ (‘Seize the Night’) is a haunting evocation of the spirit of Detroit’s spectacular annual Theatre Bizarre event which takes place at the vast and mysterious Masonic Temple in that dirty old town and of the shadow side of carnival, vaudeville and circus.

Under the direction of Joshua James, the TBO evoke elements of the burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, and trad jazz in one sonic helping, which serves as the price of admission into the dark carnival, the macabre circus, the spectacular freakshow that is the greatest masquerade on earth: the Theatre Bizarre. Hail, Zombo!

"There's a cackle and a rustle in the autumn leaves,
Something wicked this way weaves."

- When Zombo Comes to Town

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