The INVISIBLE GUY
a real soundtrack for an imaginary spy film

by Arthur Jarvinen

all music, lyrics, text, characters, and The Invisible Guy logo copyright © 2002 - 2005 arthur jarvinen
published by leisure planet music (ascap)

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CREDITS
 

The Invisible Guy logo is based on a photograph by Roman Cho.
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Theme from THE INVISIBLE GUY
(2002)
       Arthur Jarvinen - vocals, maracas; Sean Heim - guitar; Robert Jacobson - guitar; M.B. Gordy - drums; organ by General Middy

ZIPPER RIPPER'S RIP TIDE RIDE (2002)
       Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; M.B. Gordy - drums; keyboards by General Middy

INVISIBLY YOURS (Tijuana Smells) (2004)
       Arthur Jarvinen - guitars & baritone guitar, drums, Theremin; electric piano by General Middy

ROAD KILL (Shit Outta Luck) (2003)
       Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - 12 string rhythm guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - rhythm guitar, bass; M.B. Gordy - drums; electric piano courstesy of General Middy

ONE TO TANGO (Twylyte's Theme) (2002)  Milen Kirov - electronic piano; Arthur Jarvinen - Hammond Solovox

MISTER MISTERY (or "Who is this Claude, anyway?") (2003)  Robert Jacobson - guitar; Sean Heim - guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - guitar & baritone guitar, drums; Hunter Ochs - organ

TAKE OUT THE GEEK (1989/2003)  Arthur Jarvinen - guitars, bass, drums, voice.
The music for this one was written sometime around 1988 or '89 for a very short-lived band of mine called Fat Pillheads Like Elvis.

SALTY DOG (Jim Galbi's Song)  (2004)   Arthur Jarvinen - acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, guitarron, frame drum, vocals; Hunter Ochs - whistling; Fido (?) as himself.

CAFE ZAGREB (2002)  Eric Barber - soprano saxophone; Arthur Jarvinen - bass, guitar, percussion

VIPEOUT AT VARNA (2002)  Eric Barber - tenor saxophone; Milen Kirov - organ; M.B. Gordy - drums; Arthur Jarvinen - guitars, bass

DUELING SIMANTRONS, or the Defeat Of Nogudsguya Vybriazanskii, a.k.a. the "Anti-Brian" (With A Little Help From the Bells O' Bubba(2003)
Arthur Jarvinen - all voices and instruments. Special thanks to Miroslav Tadic for engineering the recording of the simantrons and bell plates, and for suggesting the backwards simantron at the end.

EBB TIDE (2003)  Miroslav Tadic - classical guitar, baritone Flamenco guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - voice, percussion, Hammond Solovox. Engineered, mixed and produced by Miroslav Tadic.

BOHEMIOIDS FROM THE LEISURE PLANET (ummm... 1982, maybe? Is it important?)  Toby Holmes - acoustic bass, electric guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - marimba, mini-drum set, Casio VL-Tone.

COULD IT BE MOJO? (2004)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitars; M.B. Gordy - drums; Arthur Jarvinen - all voices, Theremin, Hammond organ; electric piano by General Middy

ENNUI (The Days)  (2003)  Lisa Sylvester - voice; Arthur Jarvinen - Hammond organ

THE DISCO SURFERS BUMPUS RUMPUS (Sayin' It's Jive?) (2003)  Sean Heim - guitar; Robert Jacobson - 12 string guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - Hammond organ, bass (double tracked), vocals; M.B. Gordy - drums

TINY BUBBA VS GUNNAR SMOK (2003) Arthur Jarvinen - basses; M.B. Gordy - drums; Milen Kirov - piano

THE SANGEET SURFER (Teen Tal '65)  (2004)  Robert Jacobson - electric "sitar" (and featured soloist); M.B. Gordy - tabla and ting shaws; Arthur Jarvinen - weeny guitar and baritone guitar. Special thanks to Ken Rosser for loaning Rob his Jerry Jones Coral electric sitar.

TINY BUBBA MEETS MARLA BOROSNOWSKI, THE SURFIN' COWGIRL FROM SLUPSK (And It's Love At First Sight)  (2003)  Robert Jacobson - 12 string guitar; Sean Heim - guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - baritone guitar; Hunter Ochs - keyboard; M.B. Gordy - drums.

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?  (2003) Daniel Rothman - clarinet; M.B. Gordy - drums; Arthur Jarvinen - bass, vocals & declamations; with the kind assistance of the Angebranndt Womens Admonition Chorus; and of course, General Middy on piano.

WHERE CAN I BURY MY SHARK? (Gunnar's Theme)  (2000)  Arthur Jarvinen - drums, bass, guitars, vocals

THE INVISIBLE GUISE (2003)  Arthur Jarvinen - muted guitar, banjo, woodblocks, gongs

HEATHROW UP - AND AWAY! (2005)  Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar and first solo; Sean Heim - lead guitar and second solo; Arthur Jarvinen - baritone guitar; M.B. Gordy - drums; organ by General Middy

THE SKULL KING OF BORNEO, AND THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SMITH, JUST SMITH (2003)  Arthur Jarvinen - acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion; electric piano by General Middy

SPANISH DWARF (2004)  Miroslav Tadic - flamenco guitar solo; Arthur Jarvinen - guitars, bass, percussion; electric piano by General Middy

1 R.P.M. (2001)  From the album Sgt. Pekker (Arthur Jarvinen, Lakefire Records LR0201)  all instruments by General Middy; Arthur Jarvinen, vocals, finger snaps.

LEISURE SUITS AND COWBOY BOOTS (2002)  Eric Barber - tenor saxophone; M.B. Gordy - drums; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; piano and woodblock courtesy of  General Middy

DETHACLON (2004)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - 12 string guitar; Hunter Ochs - keyboard; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; M.B. Gordy - drums.

GHOST WRITERS IN THE SKY (A Mystical Cowboy Song)  (2004)  Robert Jacobson - guitars; Arthur Jarvinen - vocals, drums, guitarron; electric piano by General Middy

THE TELEVANGELISIST (Praise for Hair)  (2004)  Arthur Jarvinen - vocals; all instruments by General Middy

JUDEAN DISGUISE - WITH PAYOS (The Invisible Goy)  (2005)  Arthur Jarvinen - vocals, guitar, bass; M.B. Gordy - drums; Lynn Angebranndt - celli; keyboards by General Middy

TANGO INCOGNITO (Twylyte Memories)  (2003)  Sean Heim - guitar; Robert Jacobson - guitar; Hunter Ochs - electric piano; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; M.B. Gordy - drums.

A SAND TRAP IN SAN TROPEZ (2004)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - baritone guitar; Hunter Ochs - electric piano; M.B. Gordy - drums

SURFIN' TURF (2003)  Sean Heim - guitar; Robert Jacobson - electric guitar, 12 string guitar, acoustic guitar, left-out chords guitar (sorry Rob, I didn't catch it during the session); Hunter Ochs - keyboards; Arthur Jarvinen - bicycle horn, moronic tambourine, glockenspiel; M.B. Gordy - drums.

BONGO'S (A Place For Bad Poetry And Worse Coffee)  (2002)  Robert Fernandez - bongos; Arthur Jarvinen - guitars, guitarron, Hammond SoloVox.

Special note of interest: The entire bongo part is completely notated. Bob came in and nailed it in short order. I was impressed.

NERD GAS (1980-something. Does it matter? It's another one written for The Mope that we never got around to playing). Arthur Jarvinen - Hammond SoloVox, bass, weeny guitar, recitation; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar; M.B. Gordy - bitchin' drums.

MR. MOJO (Evil Has A Name)  (2004)  Sean Heim - guitar and backwards guitar; Robert Jacobson - 12 string guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - bass, vocals; M.B. Gordy - drums; piano by our old friend General Middy (gotta love the General); yodeling stolen from some web site (where it was uncredited)  and digitally edited to protect the innocent.

A quick word about General Middy. It takes some time to record 50 tunes, and I am dependent on the generosity of the Guys in the band. THANK YOU GUYS!
Some of the Middy tracks are fine for the web site. The CDs (three of them coming) will have real stuff. "Hi Hunter!"

THE BLUE DOWN UNDER (Jellyfish)  (2003).  Real guitars played by Robert Jacobson and Sean Heim. Real keyboard by Hunter Ochs; steel drum and waterphone by Arthur Jarvinen; didgerdon't by the General.

Thanks to Chas Smith for the waterphone he made and generously bestowed on me. It is the best in its class.

BARRACUDA (2004)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - acoustic guitar, National steel guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; Hunter Ochs - keyboard; M.B. Gordy- drums.

Mr. Bunghole In the Land O' Fire (2003)  Arthur Jarvinen - guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, drums, kanjira, squeeze toy, Hammond Solovox, Casio keyboard.

LOLA WITH THE X-RAY EYES (Love Theme from The Invisible Guy) (2003)  Miroslav Tadic - classical guitar, steel string acoustic guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - percussion, Fender Rhodes, Casio VL-Tone.

BEANS (2004)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitars; Hartmut Ochs - keyboard; Arthur Jarvinen - vocals, bass, giggle sticks; M.B. Gordy - drums.

BITE THE WALL, MOJO STANG!  (1983)  This was written for The Mope, a band I co-led in the early 80s. It was recorded on 8-track, mixed to 2-track, and dubbed to cassette. I don't have any analog machines anymore, so I had to copy this from the cassette. The players would be Miroslav Tadic - guitar; Toby Holmes - bass; Arthur Jarvinen - drums and marimba.

By the way, I played in a blues band with Miroslav, for which he penned an instrumental called Mojo Stang. That's where I stole the name for my villain. Also, the words "bite the wall" came from a former sweetheart who used to say, when particularly horny, that she was "ready to bite the wall". A colorful phrase, I thought.

THE PHANTOM SURFER'S GREAT ESCAPE (2002)  One of my very first surf tunes. This recording is sort of a demo version, because I haven't gotten around to mixing all the tracks yet. It's actually me on drums, but the weird thing is that I had to record every part of the kit separately. I kid you not - snare alone, kick alone, each tom tom alone, etc. It should NOT have worked, but I think it's pretty convincing. I'm also on bass and guitar. We'll use Sean's lead on the CD. I think this is Rob on 12 string, and Hunter on Rhodes.

BEACH PARTY WITH LOLA  (2003)  Sean Heim - lead guitar; Robert Jacobson - 12 string guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - baritone guitar, vocals; Hunter Ochs - electric piano; M.B. Gordy - drums

MOJO SURFS THE VOODOO DOWN (2005)  This one's a little different. It was recorded live at Kulak's Woodshed, in North Hollywood. There's more to the composition, but it is basically a jam tune, and eveyone took a solo. For this episode I cut it down to just the basic tune and two of the solos. You get to hear a real live Hunter Ochs (as opposed to General Middy) playing the Casio VL-Tone and electric piano, followed by me on simantron, as well as vocals and baritone guitar. Sean Helim and Robert Jacobson are on guitars, with M.B. Gordy on drums.

PLASTICVILLE (2004)  Arthur Jarvinen - vocals; M.B. Gordy - drums. Guitars and Keys are General Middy until we can find some time to record.

BRA-ZILLA 666 (2004) Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar; M.B. Gordy - drums; everything else is MIDI, temporarily.

THE NANCY (2005)  Mat Gurman - guitars; Hunter Ochs - electric piano; Arthur Jarvinen - bass; M.B. Gordy - drums

HODAD STRUT (2005)  Hunter Ochs - keyboards and solos; Robert Jacobson - rhythm guitar; Arthur Jarvinen - guitar, chromatic harmonica, guiro; M.B. Gordy - drums.

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