Early in 2010, SongFight announced a fight title called The Road to Hana. I wanted to compose an entry for this particular fight, but I found the title to be a tad baffling, as I had no idea what it meant. Well, as it turns out, apparently Hana is a beach in Hawaii or something, and I guess the road to it is somewhat arduous, which, in retrospect, I suppose would also make an okay topic for a song. However, at the time, I did not know this, so what I wound up creating was the tale of a young man named Pocahontas, who is called upon by the ghost of his dead father to journey to the mythical land of Hana, far to the south.
Well, I didn't get very far into the project before I realized that it was very quickly turning into something far larger than could be completed in the space of a week. What started off as a song quickly started becoming an album, and before long I knew that this project was, most likely, going to span several albums.
Needless to say, I did not have anything ready for the fight by the time it was due; however, I had completely forgotten about that by this point.
As is indicated by the title, this album is Act I of a larger work, the second part of which is forthcoming.
released February 11, 2010
The Road to Hana
Was Written and Performed by Styop Habukkuk Quoons.
All Music and Lyrics by S.H. Quoons.
All Instruments Played by a Computer, Except:
Lead Guitar on "The Road to Detroit" by S.H. Quoons.
Rhythm Guitar on "The Road to Detroit" by Roland V. Pumpkin-Seed.
Bass on "The Road to Detroit" by Arthur "Poon Puff" St. Melonbread.
Drums on "The Road to Detroit" by "Sore Teats" Julia Jackson.
Produced by S.H. Quoons & Abnor Beelzebub.
Charles Cack Appears Courtesy of Wing Hove Records, but Not on This Album.
Cover Illustration by Clip Trayknob.
Assurances That Muttering Goats Chapter Two is On the Way by Steye O. P'kwuunes.
Extra Special Thanks Goes Out to the Following:
Charles Cack, who believed; James Peen, who also believed; Alexander "Sweet Cheeks" Poddington, who made me a believer; "Brussels" Sprouts McKenna, who did enough believing for three people; Adolph "Dandy Man Cakes" Jones, who didn't believe, but then later came around; Aaron "Memphis Turnover" McMaynerbury, better known as "the man with the mission"; and, last but not least, Ronnie James Dio, who believed (but not in this particular project, as it happens).
This Album is Dedicated to Roberto "Bert" Martinez,
Better Known as "Fingercuffs" to our entire road crew, everyone
backstage at the Fillmore, and the boys of the 67th Airborne.
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