Genesis (filk cassette tape)

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Filk Album
Album Title: Genesis
Producer: Julia Ecklar
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Date: 1983
Medium: audio cassette
Fandom: multimedia
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Genesis is an audio cassette tape of filks written mostly by Julia Ecklar. She is sometimes accompanied by Leslie Fish.

The descriptions are by a reviewer in Datazine #27:

  • Rest Stop (truly unique, not just because it is one of the only two songs on this tape that is not 'ose' (for those not acquainted with this term, that's as in 'ose,'ose & more 'ose.), but because it's the only Country/Western space trucker song I've ever encounterd... Leslie Fish plays 'pseudo mandolin'...
  • Born Again Trek (a charming song, especially for those revival trek fans of the Wrath of Khan. The arrangement leaves something to be desired, since instead of the tamborine accompaniment this song so cries out for, jingle bells were used, producing a somewhat ludicrous result, but the song is still fun.)
  • Daddy's Little Girl (The story is that when Julia sang this song, based on Stephen King's 'Firestarter,' at Chicon #4, all the people in the room looked around nervously to locate the nearest fire exit. While this reaction is more likely during a live performance, even this tape version makes you want to turn down the furnace. Julia's twelve string, with Leslie Fish's added in subtly at times, provides a marvelous piece of music.)
  • Innocence Lost (is not truly a filk song to my way of thinking. Although it was written for a character in a fanzine story, anyone who's gone through a period of rapid maturity can apply this song to themselves.)
  • The Escape (based on Escape from New York... While Julia's performance is a delight, the percussion accompaniment is not well done, and detracts as a result.)
  • Dreamer (is one of the best things to come out of Battlestar Galactica, the recorder part is lovely, but could have been executed better.)
  • Enterprise (There have been may ships by the same name, and this song postulates that they all possess the same spirit. Lovely song.)
  • Lost (Julia's music written to a poem by Pat Beese results in a song expressing a feeling so many of us know, that we belong 'out there,' not planet-bound.)
  • The Curse (is based on a series of stories by Karl Edward Wagner about a man condemmed to immortality. Effective.)
  • God Lives on Terra (is part of Julia's 'Traveler's mass,' a Mass for the future, not necessarily a religious song, but an expression of love for our home planet...)
  • The Hero's Song (may be loved by Kirk fans, but to me is the least interesting of the tape.)
  • The Wrath of Khan Cycle (contains 3 of the 4 songs of the Cycle, the fourth still unwritten. The three songs are 'Vow of Vengence' -- effective, beautifully done. Khan's song. 'One Final Lesson -- Saaviks's song. Lovely recorder part, inexpertly done, but still pleasant. 'For the Need of One' -- Julia's goal with this is to reduce ST fans into weeping little puddles. She succeeds.)
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