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Funky Bacterium

by Antiquity

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Written during the "great pandemic of 2020," this song is about the madness of the times. Loud, in your face, at a 100mph. I wrote the music and lyrics and Justine wrangled the melody with great aplomb. This following quote describes this past tumultuous year and this song, hopefully encapsulates that. “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard
Simone Silvestroni helped co-producing the vocal track. He suggested that whomever sang the song, needed to do a Tina Turner on it. That was when I realized it had to be Justine. She knew how to bring it home and I didn't have to give her one ounce of direction.


Funky Bacterium

Verse 1

Every wolf needs to howl
Every snake needs to crawl
Every child needs to cry
And every cloud needs a sky

Verse 2

Every hammer needs a nail
Every story yearns a tale
Every ocean needs a shore
And every house needs a door

Verse 3

Every slave needs a chain
Every face needs a name
Every man needs to talk
And every song needs to rock.


Working for the man who steals my soul
Some forty long years in this goddamn hole
Wake up in the morning each and everyday
I never earn enough that I can pay my way


released July 2, 2021
Written and mixed by Gerald Duchene
Produced by Gerald Duchene and Simone Silvestroni
Vocals and melody by Justine J. Hall
Instrumentation by Gerald Duchene
Trumpet by Matisse Duchene
Mastered By Chris Pavey @Chris Pavey mastering


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Antiquity New York

Gerald Duchene, wrote the music and lyrics, produced and played on these tunes, and Dan Ecclestone is responsible for the vocals and melody lines and Simone Silvestroni provided the wonderful and ethereal bass lines. Dan and Simone are based in Cambridge UK and I’m based in Brooklyn New York ... more

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