Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sodom! The Musical

Being an Adaptation and Modernisation of "The Farce of Sodom, or The Quintessence of Debauchery," by Lord Rochester, Libertine & Rakehell, as Versified and Perversified by THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!! (sic)

Rochester's Restoration Farce may be the most notorious work of bawdy fun in English Literature, scandalous when it was written and still gloriously filthy even by today's standards. Here, Rochester's lyrics have been modernised to a contemporary rock opera, with none of the mischief lost, maybe even a little added just for fun.

Here, you'll meet King Bollox of Sodom, his Royal Catamite, Puckinello, and his Pimpmaster General, Salascio; his queen, Cuntacaea, and her Whores of Honour, Vaginia, Labia and Clitorix; the Prince and Princess, Pricket and Slitia; General Buggerman and Virtuoso, Dildo-Maker by Royal Appointment.

What else is there to say? Given that the stage directions in the original include a woman representing a fountain in a garden by standing on her head and pissing... well, nuff said, really. Some day I hope to have at this again in Garageband and nail the actual music. Until then, maybe the lyrics on their own will be an amusing diversion for the price of a pack of Haribo wine gums.

And yeah, I kept that bit about the woman pissing in. Duh.

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