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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 NZD  or more

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Need some good old-fashioned tapey goodness? This is what you're after. A lovingly hand-dubbed cassette of the Atlantean Night Tourists album. Leave it lying around at work so people know how damn special you are, that you have a piece of plastic-y art that Bing Turkby prepared just for you!
    Limited to 50 copies universe-wide. The master .wav files will be smashed afterwards and incinerated, so no more can ever be made. OMG, how much more special could it get than that?
    Well, you could always buy a copy of The Musomancer book (below) and ask Bing to sign it for you I suppose. Whoah, if you did that, people would know you were the very tippest of the top in your local community.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Atlantean Night Tourists via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 50 

      $7 NZD or more 

     

  • The first volume in a new magical musical mystery fantasy series by Bing Turkby.

    Paperback, 174 pages, 20.3 x 12.7cm. ISBN 978-1537327785.

    The story:
    A guitarist dies, after writing the best riff of his life. As far as the Police are concerned, the death appears to be due to natural causes. But to Jareth McHendry, it is the sinister work of an evil Musomancer, and the start of a powerful spell that will ruin mankind.
    Is Jareth a deluded eccentric, or is he the only person standing between humanity and catastrophic devastation? Can he track down the evil Musomancer?And if he does, will he be able to keep his guitar in tune long enough to save the world?

    Includes unlimited streaming of Atlantean Night Tourists via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $15 NZD or more 

     

about

Not completely sure what this song is about, but you may find a situation that fits it. I used a Vox Trike fuzz pedal on the chorus parts - I just love that snarly sound. Various other pedals got in on the act, including an Ibanez Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger you can hear at the end.

lyrics

I'm calling time on all your promises
I've packed a lightweight travelling trunk
I'll track your scent through pine-filled forests
Emerging slowly from my funk

Cos I'm going home
To the long white cloudy hills
I'm calling time
Time to ring that bell

It's closing time
Everyone's gone
It's time to ring that bell

Oh ring, ring that bell for me

What did you say when we met last time?
Oh yeah, you said "you're a flippin' mess!"
Well I've tidied up, but I'll never be
Ticking boxes, just to pass a test

Cos I'm going home
To the long white cloudy hills
I'm calling time
Time to ring that bell

Cos life isn't meant to fit in a box
It always spills over the side

Oh ring, ring that bell for me

So take my hand, take my favourite mug
Take my fifteen top CDs
Let's fill a box with our emptiness
Pack it away, and go and have some fun

Cos you and me, were meant to be
It's time to ring that bell

Oh ring, ring that bell for me

credits

from Atlantean Night Tourists, released December 1, 2016

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The Bing Turkby Ensemble Palmerston North, New Zealand

From Turakina, via Castle Xanthros, all the way to sunny Palmy, the Bing Turkby Ensemble brings you a theatrical rock show like no other. Starting in 1996 as one man, a wig and a tape deck, the band now features this cast of miscreants: Bing Turkby, Tyrone T. Blowhard, Slapskins McBOOOm, and MacDeth. ... more

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