"8-Bit Lebowski: 100% Electronic” is a tribute to several seemingly unrelated entities that are, individually, quite important to me: chip music, one of the greatest films of all time, White Russians, flamenco re-arrangements of classic rock tunes, fake pornos, Kenny Rogers, and so much more. Although I originally performed these songs as a one-off live set at Lebowski Fest Philadelphia 2011, I quickly realized that taken as a whole, they actually make up quite a comprehensive little release. I feel like it really ties my discography together.
So, in honor of the movie's 15th anniversary (the very date of this EP's release!), here you have it, to listen at your own leisure, whether through your car’s tape deck (provided it’s not stolen), with your significant other (provided she’s not kidnapped) or during a chilled-out rug meditation session (provided the rug, also, is not stolen). Best of all, it’s not, ugh, techno-pop.
Entirely arranged for one Game Boy running LSDJ, “8-Bit Lebowski” is dedicated to all the Achievers out there who have faith that the bums DON’T always lose. Please, enjoy it, down through the generations, westward the wagons, across the sands of time until we — aw, look at me, I’m rambling again. I hope you abide.
This album contains six licensed cover songs, including:
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by Sons of the Pioneers
"The Man In Me" by Bob Dylan
"Lookin' Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Traffic Boom" by Piero Piccioni
"Hotel California" by The Gipsy Kings
"Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
released March 6, 2013
Chipocrite is Paul Weinstein
Arranged and Recorded by Chipocrite
Produced and Mastered by Chris Davidson
Artwork by Batsly Adams and Alex Baderian
Special thanks: Chris Davidson, Batsly Adams (the video artist), Alex Baderian, Liz Coleman (my special ladyfriend), all the original performers, songwriters and movie-makers, my family, Karl Hungus, Lebowski Fest, Will Russell, Jess Cosca, Live Nation, Geekadelphia, Theodore Donald Kerabatsos, Emily Feder, 8static, Cheap Dinosaurs, Animal Style, an0va, Fawn Knutsen, Don Miller, Blip Festival, CNB, Pulsewave, MJP, Dennis McGuire and MEI, Paracadute, Ralphs, Carlson Stevens, and Knox Harrington.
All songs are licensed covers arranged for Nintendo Game Boy by Chipocrite. This is a fan-made cover album of songs contained and referenced by the film "The Big Lebowski" and is not associated with or authorized by the Coen brothers, PolyGram or Working Title Films.
Chipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by bass, guitar and/or other lo-fi
sequencers, to create complex audio masterpieces. His multifaceted but catchy compositions combine the nostalgic game sounds of his childhood with modern music influences....more