Tape Five’s Soiree Deluxe incorporates the ragtime jazz of the 1920s and the electro swing of the 2020s. Ragtime jazz meets electronic music on this album.
Step Into My Time Machine takes us back to 1924 when swing and ragtime jazz was popular. Step Into My Time Machine incorporates the ragtime jazz of the 1920s and the electro swing of the 2020s. Tape Five manages to keep things sound vintage while being modern at the same time on this song.
We all have our time machines, don’t we? Those that take us back are memories. And those that carry us forward are dreams!
Here is the experience of the time machine from a storytelling perspective.
This gentleman was born in 1924. The sound of swing was beating at the door. Shining shoes on the ballroom floor. He stepped into his time machine and had danced onto a different scene beyond his very wildest dreams.
Strolling down the main street. He was tapping in time to the doghouse beat to many dames that he would like to meet. All those folks are looking so stressed. He is the only person who is over dressed. If you can’t have fun then forget the rest.
If you’re never gonna make it in the real time baby then you’re never gonna make it at all. If you wanna make a line for the swing time, baby, then we could all be having a ball. Money can’t buy class. Class won’t get you ass. Don’t need to talk your trash if you can dance.
Here is the experience of the time machine is from the gentleman’s perspective.
I was born in 1924. The sound of swing was beating at the door. Shining shoes on the ballroom floor. I stepped into my time machine and had danced onto a different scene beyond my very wildest dreams. So step into my time machine.
Strolling down the main street. Tapping in time to the doghouse beat to many dames that I’d like to meet. All those folks are looking so stressed. I’m the only Joe who’s over dressed. If you can’t have fun then forget the rest.
Lyrics to the chorus manage to keep things modern while still having that vintage charm.
Password and fingerprints
Legal highs and spiked drinks
Electric cars and push up Bras
Step into my time machine
Online Porn, Secret code
Honey Money shot and a hot download
The smartest phone and a flying drone
Time machine, time machine, step into my time machine
Time machine, time machine, step into my time machine
Oh ah oh ah
So do these lyrics.
Trigger men with top hats
Pitching woo with white spats
Clip Joints and cool cats
Hush Hush Magazine is about the glamour of the paparazzi.
Snap your feet to the beat because it’s sweet. Paparazzi’s are on the street. Newspaper boy, won’t ya give it a shout? Sex and crimes is what it’s all about. Extra extra. Read all about it. In the Hush Hush Magazine. Latest news for a curious team. Hush Hush Magazine has crazy news for a curious team. Everybody wants to get in. But things ain’t always what they seem.
These lyrics exemplify how fame and being famous are not all what it’s cracked up to be. “Everybody wanna get in/But things ain’t always what they seem”
Hush Hush Magazine heard about the baker and her sons. But they don’t even need their Tommy guns. Hell lights burning like gasoline. Everybody wants a piece in the Hush Hush Magazine. Things ain’t always what they seem.
She’s Undressed to Kill is about a sexy male assassin with a passion for fashion who mets his femme fatale who is a Russian spy.
A sexy male assassin with a passion for fashion is out on a secret mission. These Cold War days have gone by. He met his femme fatale. She was a Russian spy. She looked divine and was dressed so fine down to her toes.
She was a weapon of mass destruction wearing all the hottest clothes. He took a chance on a wild romance. Now having a sexual relationship with a Russian spy was considered scandalous during this time. Not to mention torrid. But she wouldn’t let him go. She’s undressed to kill with a license to thrill!
She distracted him from making good decisions because her “honey” so great that he was willing to sacrifice himself. The sexy male assassin got his hands on a secret plan.
She’s undressed to kill! He has written his will. He chased her to the Lido and to the Ritz. The Lido and Ritz were both fancy glamorous hotels where fashion shows were often held. Unsurprisingly he lost control and sold his soul. Each fashion show would go from Rome to Tokyo. If she was armed, then he wold be harmed. Cat and mouse in the fashion house. That agent was a pro.
He restates she was playing hard-to-get to drag him to all these different shows with these lyrics. “Cat and mouse in the fashion house/That agent was a pro” She was playing hard-to-get by dragging him to all these fashion different shows.
The Magic Slapstick is about a dancing magical fairy lady who’s gotta get her swing on.
This magical fairy lady has gotta swing her thing. What she does when she is dancing is shuffle those feet and spin on those heels!
Something happens when the sun goes down at night. This magical fairy lady uses her power, which is a magic stick to make things right. She ain’t no pornstar with a fast car eating caviar. She ain’t no kingpin, kaiser, or political advisor.
She’s gotta swing her thing with everything she can! Hit you with the magic slapstick. When you need a little voodoo, she’ll be your midnight guru until the sun comes up. Set the dance floor on fire. The flames are dancing higher. So dance the night away!
Now you see, she always had this magic stick here with her everywhere she goes. Like a family needs a singer. A sin needs a sinner. This magical fairy lady is the psychedelic swinger at the show. Ain’t no prophet or a pope or some creature selling hope. She’s gotta swing her thing. Ain’t no shaming on a swing.
Codeword Marlene is a tribute to Lili Marleen in electro swing format.
This man who was a sailor took his suitcase from Berlin, Germany and went back to the provinces. But the longing was only enough for a little prince. The sailor’s last words were Reeperbahn, a street and entertainment district in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany. Buenos Aires, Argentina was the next destination the man was on board to after that. The war took him away from his lady Marlene.
The rainbow has no end but here and now is the moment. Eternity doesn’t matter. Marlene was there for her lover. Marlene wants him to make himself comfortable and come to her. They were strangers in the night who had the last dance in the moonlight. There had to be glamor and pompous on top of that the enraptured look in the sky stars stand in the firmament. Man is a musician, but life is a conductor.
Marlene wishes she could invite her lover over for another glass of wine. But he was already ready to go off to fight in a war. Now is the moment she wishes she could have spent more time with him. The zeppelin goes around the world goes in circles. And that’s how the big scream came about. The wind blows at night. The century was done. A new era had to come and history had to be made.
I rate this album 5/5*****!!