Food Metal

by James Perry

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about

In 2004, James Perry and friends recorded a heavy metal album about food in one month. Now we're back for seconds! Eight reheated leftovers, plus two brand new recipes.

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released August 28, 2016

Recorded, produced, and mixed by James Perry
Mastered by Erie Loch
Cover artwork by Erie Loch

All instruments, vocals, lyrics, and music by James Perry except as follows:
- "Fries": Chorus lead vocal by Callie Calamari, backing vocal by Ayashii Tsumori.
- "Clear Your Plate": Lyrics by Rimma Dreyband and James Perry. Spoken vocal by Rimma Dreyband, backing vocal by Callie Calamari, tantrum by Katie Gillihan, Ev Joy Lokadottr and James Perry.
- "Pass The Beets": Lyrics by James Perry and Iron Chef Benjata. Acoustic guitar by Dino Veloz, spoken vocal by Iron Chef Benjata, backing vocal by Rimma Dreyband.
- "Asparagus (Can You Guess What I Ate?)": lyrics and intro skit by Corinne Tůmová, Daniel Sotirhos, and James Perry. Spoken and backing vocals by Corinne Tumova and Callie Calamari
- "Matzah Ball Soup": Lyrics by Eric Gottesman. Music by James Perry and Jessica Chan. Lead vocal by Eric Gottesman, guitar solo by Ayashii Tsumori.
- "Oh Banana": Female vocal by Ev Joy Lokadottr.
- "Salad Bar": Acoustic guitar by Jason Shaw.
- "Cotton Candy": Vocals by Ayashii Tsumori and James Perry.

So here we are, over 14 years after Food Metal was first conceived, and I'm giving it its first online release! Thank you to Michelle Tubby, who amongst other things, always pushes me to get my music out there and do more with myself and my abilities! I love you. Thank you to all of my wonderful friends who contributed to the Food Metal sessions: Callie Calamari, Rimma Dreyband, Jason Shaw, Dane Johnson, Corinne Tůmová, Daniel Sotirhos, Andilu Emens, Ayashii Tsumori, Eric Gottesman, Iron Chef Benjata, Dino Veloz, and Katie Gillihan (RIP). Thanks to Patricial Caldwell, Sherwin De Leon, Larissa Leavens, Jason La Mar, Emily Osborne, and Jessica Chan for song ideas. Thanks to Erie Loch for the awesome mastering job and cover image, and thanks to Terence Curtis and Melissa Jenkins for the work you did on the original cover. Also much appreciation to Scott "Crash" Hale for getting my studio computer working again, thus enabling me to finish the Food Metal update. As always, thanks to Mom and Dad for encouraging my musical talents from a young age, and thank you to the outstanding music teachers who helped me develop my skill: Shirley Webb, Paul Slattery (RIP), Ricky Torres, and James "Mr. Z" Zuniga. Thanks to each and every person I've ever played music with. It's been an honor and a privilege and I've learned from all of you. And finally, thank you to everyone who has supported my various musical endeavors over the years. You'll be hearing from me again soon, count on it!

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Track Name: Midnight Snack
The moon is full
The wolves are howling
It's 2 AM
My stomach's growling!

I've got to go and stuff my face
Where's all the food at in this place?
I've got to find something to eat
Leftovers or a tasty ice cream treat!

Snack
Snack
Snack
At midnight

Aw crap, there's no more food in here!
Just some old mustard and a couple of beers
Where can I find something at this hour?
Hunger's got me in the grip of its power!

Snack
Snack
Snack
At midnight

Snack
Snack
Snack
At midnight

I need a snack
I need a snack
I need a snack

I need a snack
No escape, no retreat! Gotta find something to eat!
Oh, a midnight snack
Got to find some victuals, for my late night rituals
I need a snack
No escape, no retreat! Gotta find something to eat!
Track Name: Fries
Fast food
Hamburgers on your mind
Fast food
Go forth, here's what you'll find

Would you like some fries or an apple pie
A medium Coke, it's all joke
Would you like some fries in a super size
Here is your change, it's so deranged

Chicken nuggets
Baked potato on the side
Chicken nuggets
Fast food will make you die!

Would you like some fries or an apple pie
A medium Coke, it's all joke
Would you like some fries in a super size
Here is your change, it's so deranged
Track Name: Clear Your Plate
You don't like lima beans
You don't like Brussels sprouts
You don't wanna eat your greens
You just wanna spit it out!

You don't like Shake N Bake
You don't wanna eat tofu
You just wanna eat your cake
But your mother says to you

Clear your plate
Eat your beans
You'll get no dessert
If you don't clear your plate
Clear your plate

If you don't use a spoon
I'll put you in your place
I'll send you to your room!
If you don't wash your face

Broccoli is good for you
You should eat your cabbage too
Have a helping of beef stew
So now I say to you

Clear your plate
Eat your beans
You'll get no dessert
If you don't clear your plate
Clear your plate

Clear your plate
Eat your beans
You'll get no dessert
If you don't clear your plate
Clear your plate
Track Name: Pass The Beets
I'm so sad and lonely
Can you feel my heart at beat?
And I am so hungry
Won't you please pass me the beets?

I just wanna love you
I don't want nobody else
No won't you make me dinner?
'Cause I can't cook for myself

Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah

Don't you ever leave me
'Cause without I would die (without you I would die)
Now let's get to eating
Have ourselves chicken pot pie (have ourselves chicken pot pie)
All my dreams and wishes
They come true when you are here (when you are near)
Now won't you wash the dishes? (Won't you wash the dishes?)
I'll watch TV and drink beer (I'll watch TV and drink beer)

Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah

Sometimes beets, they come in a can
And now baby I'm sure you're cooking for... another man
But baby if you could see your way clear
And take away these frozen pot pies and cheap beer
A niçoise salad, some borscht, anything will do
Pass me the beets honey, the rest is up to you

Pass me the beets!

Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Pass me the beets, ah-ah
Track Name: Where The Hell Is My Food
I'm at this restaurant waiting for my dinner
I could eat a whole horse, bring me my dinner
I've been sitting at this table for the last hour
They haven't even brought me my appetizer

I'm so hungry - Where the hell is my food?
I'm so hungry - My waiter's so rude?
I'm so hungry - Where the hell is my food?
I'm so hungry!

I don't understand what's taking so long
Other customers, they've come and gone (what, do they have to go KILL the chicken?)
The breadsticks were stale, the salad was wilted
The waiter's a dick and I'm feeling jilted

I'm so hungry - Where the hell is my food?
I'm so hungry - My waiter's so rude?
I'm so hungry - Where the hell is my food?
I'm so hungry!

Waiter! Waiter!
Let me speak to your manager!
The food's cold and your service sucks!
You want a tip, well you're outta luck, Chuck!

I'm so hungry - Let's get the hell out of here!
I'm so hungry - Let's go grab a beer
I'm so hungry - Let's get the hell out of here!
I'm so hungry!

Yelp's gonna hear about this!
Track Name: Asparagus (Can You Guess What I Ate?)
Rocker chick: Are we ready for WHITESNAKE?!?
Rocker dude: Yeah, this show's gonna rock, I can't wait!
Rocker chick: Come on, the show's gonna start, let's go!
Rocker dude: Ah, hold on, I gotta go pee
Rocker chick: *knocking* Hurry up, I gotta go too!
Rocker dude: Hold your horses, I'm almost done. Alright, I'm finished, go ahead.
Rocker chick: UGH! Holy crap man! It stinks in here! What did you eat?

Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!

Don't the texture or the taste
This vegetable's such a waste (ugh, what did you eat?)
It makes my pee smell so bad
This is the worst food I ever had

Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!

Don't steam or fry it, or microwave
There's no way to cook it to make me crave!
Don't ever put it on my plate
Asparagus, I really hate!

Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!

Ugh!

Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!
Can you guess what I ate? Asparagus!

Asparagus!
Track Name: Matzah Ball Soup
Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup
I don't want no stinking carrot in my
Matzah ball soup

I want chicken broth, and maybe some noodles
Then I'll wash it all down with some nice noodle kugel
I'll add some coconut macaroons for dessert
And don't you try to stop me or you're gonna get hurt

I don't wanna hear you kvetch or complain
You should know my gallbladder is causing me pain
I've been sitting through this Seder for nearly three hours
Don't make me use my gefilte fish powers

Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup

Hard boiled eggs
A nice side of liver
If I gotta ask you pass the salt one more time you ain't
Getting no dinner

A bowl of beef borscht
I made it with onions
I'm tired of brisket
These shoes are killing my bunions

I don't you wanna hear you kvetching or whining
We all your mother's turkey ain't exactly fine dining
Been sitting through this Seder for nearly three hours
Don't wanna make me use my gefilte fish powers

Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup

Come on with the borscht!

Matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup
Give me some matzah ball soup
Matzah ball soup
Track Name: O Banana
I want to eat my favorite fruit, it's so awesome
Get my daily supply of potassium

O banana
O banana

Bananas grow on trees in a bunch
I want to have banana with my lunch!

O banana
O banana
O banana
O banana
Track Name: Salad Bar
Oh these awful things you say
I take a slice of provolone
And I take my plastic tray
And I sit down all alone

My plate is filled with linguine
But I feel so empty inside
I don't want these carrots and zucchini
I think I've lost my appetite

I think I took more than I can eat
The time has come to admit defeat
You left me at the salad bar
Tell me - how did we drift so far?

The tears roll down my cheeks
As I stand in line
Eating soup, potato leek
Wishing you were still mine

The buffet, it's all you can eat
But what I do?
I don't want these slices of meat
All I want is you!

I think I took more than I can chew
Now I don't want this bowl of stew
You left me at the salad bar
Tell me - how did we drift so far?

You left me at the salad bar!
The salad bar!
Caesar salad! Caesar salad!
The salad bar!
The croutons - have you forgotten?
The salad bar!
You left me at the salad bar!
Track Name: Cotton Candy
It is the color pink
It is not what you think
The sugar comes in threads
Flung from a spinning head
You buy it at the fair
If you were not aware
Comes on a paper cone
Now let the truth be known

Cotton candy
Cotton candy

It's made from pure sugar
The glucose makes you stir
The man gives it to you
Now you know what to do
Your pink treat tastes so good
Just like you knew it would
Your favorite summer treat
It is so good to eat

Cotton candy
Cotton candy
Cotton candy
Cotton candy