The Dan Kaufman Band | Songs from Requiem for the Rogue

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Songs from Requiem for the Rogue

by The Dan Kaufman Band

A modern western opera influenced by the music and politics of Bob Marley & Johnny Cash. This is the album of songs only. It does not include the dialog from Kaufman's fictional pipeline drama currently available in live performance only.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ballad of Benedict Cove
2:28 $0.99
2. I Shot the Sheriff
3:44 $0.99
3. The Tough Get Going
2:48 $0.99
4. Double Crossing Me
3:09 $0.99
5. The Harder They Come
3:14 $0.99
6. If You Wanna Go to Mars
3:36 $0.99
7. Rusty Cage
3:31 $0.99
8. Your Land
3:49 $0.99
9. The Greenwash
2:46 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
What would happen if a modern day Sheriff of Nottingham were in cahoots with a fossil fuel company? Dan Kaufman's western opera, Requiem of the Rogue, tells the tale.

Requiem of the Rogue is in humble honor of the Rogue Indians of Southern Oregon. This is a protest against Jordan Cove LNG Project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline as well as all new fossil fuel development projects in the Pacific Northwest.

This album is the full collection of songs from the Opera recorded by The Dan Kaufman Band at figure8sound Studios in Portland, Oregon in the winter and spring of 2019.

The Ballad of Benedict Cove starts the album and outlines the story and characters.

Next, the Bob Marley classic I Shot the Sheriff is rearranged in a western style and sung in Kaufman’s bass-baritone. Musical nods to Jamaica are made subtly with the harmonica and bass playing. A tasty mandolin solo and give the track and the entire album a signature sound and feel.

What does one do when the posse, a wild cat, and the devil himself are coming for you? The Tough Get Going is Kaufman’s personal sequel to I Shot the Sheriff and written in a fully western style with some native American influences in the drums and vocals.

There are some shady deals going down. Double Crossing Me is an aggressive rockin’, bluesy number and includes the only guitar solo of the album.

The Harder they come is another Reggae classic done with a western feel and with touch of ska.

If You Wanna Go to Mars... you’re going to need a rocket ship and you ought to know, Mars is the god of war. So why would you mess around with all that?

The mandolin harkens back to Soundgarden’s original Rusty Cage but it’s all Johnny Cash after that and then it kicks into overdrive.

They say it’s Your Land but you don’t own the air and you don’t own the water. This song was inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux and The Water Protectors fight against the KXL pipeline.

Kind of like a whitewash, or brainwash it’s Greenwash, an ironically commercial song and a bit of a departure from the rest of the album.



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