"Wing Walkers" by Pollen

Zodiackiller.com Message Board: Zodiac Media: "Wing Walkers" by Pollen

By Tom Voigt (Admin) (12-224-139-118.client.attbi.com - on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 04:16 pm:

I've added an MP3 of the song, complete with lyrics. It's really good! Here's a link:

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) (12-224-139-118.client.attbi.com - on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 10:33 pm:

So...hasn't anyone listened to the song yet? I know the file size is pretty big; I could reduce it, but the sound quality would suffer.

By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) (12-210-225-42.client.attbi.com - on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 08:23 pm:

Well, since no one else seems all that caught up in the song, I'll give it a "91." Good beat, can dance to it, can drink to it, can sing along with it, can turn it up load and scare the dog, etc. Beats Barry Manenough, at least to my way of thinking.


By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) (12-210-225-42.client.attbi.com - on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 08:25 pm:

Woops, I meant "turn it up LOUD." I wonder if that was a Freudian slip because I took a slam at Barry? Sorry, Barry. I enjoy your stuff in every elevator on the West Coast.


By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) (12-224-139-118.client.attbi.com - on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 08:42 pm:

Thanks Mike, I agree. Too bad the vocals aren't a bit more prominent, though. I had no idea what the words were without my cheat sheet.

By Ryan Olesin (Ryan) (d150-160-190.home.cgocable.net - on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 09:10 pm:

The lyrics were nothing creative, they seem more like just a recap of the whole story. And the music is just 3-chord style music that the bands like the Ramones have done for 30 years.

Its one of those things that I'm glad to have heard it for completion's sake, I've heard better stuff.

Better songs about famous deaths:
"Bloodpath in paradise" by Ozzy - about Manson family.
"Who Killed Marilyn" by the Misfits - about Marilyn Monroe
"213" by Slayer - about Dahmer.

By Ed N. (Ed_N) (acadba05.ipt.aol.com - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 12:08 am:

I rather liked it. I couldn't really understand the words, but that goes for most songs these days anyway. Good thing I had the lyrics...

By Nick (Nick) ( on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:07 am:


"I Don't Like Monday's" - Boomtown Rats
"Child in Time" - Deep Purple


"The Ripper" - Judas Priest
"Saw you standing there" - The Beatles

By Muskogee (Muskogee) (216-19-219-89.getnet.net - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 07:47 am:

"The Strain of a Nearly Cracked Mind" and "Serial Killer X-Mas" (the last one is tongue-in-cheek) are awesome. Artist is Sky-High.

By Alan Cabal (Alan_Cabal) (cache-mtc-ak04.proxy.aol.com - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 07:55 am:

Add everything by a Philly band from the 80s called THE SERIAL KILLERS, numerous ditties by THE CRAMPS, "The Stalker Song" by NYC-based BREWSTER on Monster Island records, and (shameless self-promotion here) just about every tune I wrote back when I was noodling around with WHITE COURTESY TELEPHONE (cd available on Monster Island), and you've got enough for a Good Night Out at some morbid Goth club.

By Douglas Oswell (Dowland) (30.philadelphia01rh.16.pa.dial-access.att.net - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 08:05 am:

Here are some appropriate lyrics from ca. 1600:

In darkness let me dwell,
The ground shall sorrow be,
The roof, despair, to bar
All cheerful light from me.
The walls of marble, black,
That moistened still shall weep,
My music, hellish, jarring sounds,
To banish friendly sleep.
Thus wedded to my woes,
And bedded to my tomb,
O let me living die,
Till death; till death do come.

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) (12-224-139-118.client.attbi.com - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 11:41 am:

To Nick, Muskogee, Alan and Doug: did you listen to "Wing Walkers" by Pollen? If so, what did you think?

By Douglas Oswell (Dowland) (25.philadelphia01rh.16.pa.dial-access.att.net - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:18 pm:

Utter crap.

By Muskogee (Muskogee) (216-19-219-89.getnet.net - on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 04:01 pm:

Tom, I think it's decent musically, but the lyrics are superficial. The music isn't that complex, but it's catchy and fun, so I like it. I am kind of a lyric snob...I am much more into artsy-fartsy makes-you-think stuff.

Douglas, I love those lyrics, BTW.

Alan, Philly is where Sky-High is from. Hmmm, I can't imagine what it is about that city that makes people write about serial killers...

By Esau (Esau) (12-246-187-137.client.attbi.com - on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:58 am:

I think it's simple but fun. I'm a musician and one thing I found out about my tastes is that "Sometimes less is more". I think the singer read "Zodiac" and hasn't had much other exposure because he pronounces Belli as Belly. Cool song.

By Nick (Nick) ( on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 10:43 pm:

Ya, I gave it a listen. It's not bad, but lacks that shocking or solemn feel that seems to best suit these sort of tunes.

By Alan Cabal (Alan_Cabal) (cache-mtc-ak04.proxy.aol.com - on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 05:54 am:

It's cute.

I think people from Philly do interesting things out of boredom. The art scene there is very edgy.

By Oddball (Oddball) (pcp02495070pcs.flrnc01.al.comcast.net - on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 01:48 pm:

Dang...this makes me wish my friend had actually gotten around to putting up an mp3 of my Zodiac ditty on his webpage. Oh well.