The first album from The 8th Horcrux.
The 8th Horcrux, formed by Paul Thomas and Trina Sieg, began working on their debut recording in the summer of 2009. After a few months, the band whittled their ideas to several key parodies, including spoofs of The Lonely Island, Flobots, Meredith Brooks, My Chemical Romance, The Beatles, blink-182, Bowling for Soup, Alien Ant Farm, The Who, Green Day. In the final stages of recording, the Green Day parody ("The Chosen One" a parody of "Know Your Enemy") and the blink-182 parody ("The Yule Ball" a parody of "The Rock Show") were shelved for the bands second album. Several other parodies were added, including a Gym Class Heroes parody and a Bloodhound Gang parody.
On October 22, the band released their debut album, Potterwatch!. The album was a surprise hit. The band had pressed 100 copies, and within three weeks, almost every copy was sold. The band received praise from many of the students of Ottawa High School and was even featured in the schools newspaper.
The first pressing of the album featured sound-bytes from the actual Harry Potter movies. The second pressing removed the Harry Potter sound-bytes. In addition, the album was remastered and various songs were re-edited, re-recorded, and re-mixed. Most notably, piano was added to "Join SPEW," and "Ginny, Are You OK?," "I'm On a Broom," "Death Eaters," and "The Battle of Hogwarts" were remasted to increase over-all volume, synsethized music, vocals, and guitars respectively.
All music copyrighted by original publishers, claimed under fair use; new lyrics by P. Thomas and K. Sieg
*Track 1 is a parody of "Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm
*Track 2 is a parody of "I'm On a Boat" by The Lonely Island
*Track 3 is a parody of "Teenagers" by My Chemical Romance
*Track 4 is a parody of "Hey Jude" by The Beatles
*Track 5 is a parody of "Pinball Wizard" by The Who
*Track 6 is a parody of "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks
*Track 7 is a parody of "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes
*Track 8 is a parody of "Handlebars" by Flobots
*Track 9 is a parody of "Fire, Water, Burn" by The Bloodhound Gang
*Track 10 is a parody of "F--- and Run" by Liz Phair
released 22 October 2009
Trina Sieg: Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Lyrics
Paul Thomas: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Lyrics, Programming
Legal Note: In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that parodies are protected under the fair use doctrine in the landmark case Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. 510 U.S. 569 (1994). As such, all of the parodies that The 8th Horcrux has released are claimed under this fair use doctrine. In addition, this music has not been prepared, approved, or liscensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties. Our songs are meant as satire, and no copyright infringement is intended.
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