The Dan Kaufman Band | The Complete Requiem for the Rogue: A Modern Western Opera

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The Complete Requiem for the Rogue: A Modern Western Opera

by The Dan Kaufman Band

A modern western opera influenced by the music and politics of Bob Marley & Johnny Cash. This is the modern western opera with narration and dialog by the author. A "songs-only" is also available by The Dan Kaufman Band.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. The Ballad of Benedict Cove
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2. I Shot the Sheriff (Introduction)
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3. "Get off My Land" / The Harder They Come
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4. At Lucky's / Double Crossing Me
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5. A Trip to Jail / Rusty Cage
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6. The Life of a Deputy / If You Wanna Go to Mars
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7. A Posse Is Formed / The Tough Get Going
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8. Survival, a Dream / Your Land
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9. In Real Life / The Greenwash
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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 version recorded with dialog and narration the author. The music was recorded by The Dan Kaufman Band at figure8sound Studios in Portland, Oregon in the winter and spring of 2019. Dialog, narration, and sound effects wer recorded in the Summer of 2019 as at figure8sound with engineer and co-producer Pyata Penedo.

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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