Project Format: mp3
song downloads, screenplay, stage show
Price: $8.88 album,
0.88 song, 12.88 screenplay
Book Publisher: Shaolin
Release Date: 8/4/1984
originally for UCLA Film School project, then performed in Los Angeles
nightclubs, this "long-form music video" became newsworthy
when Michael J. Fox joined the band onstage in 1985.
MCA Records became
interested in the soundtrack and New World Pictures requested the
rock opera be rewritten by Richard Del Connor as a movie screenplay.
was recorded at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, California. Overdubs
were completed at Soundlabs Recording Studio.
got a copy of the screenplay from a tennis partner and requested
a copy be submitted to him in 1991, but Coyote moved to Utah and
was unable to find an agent in Utah who would submit the screenplay
to Kathleen Kennedy and Steven due to a homosexual love affair between
the head nurse and her patient, Elaine. This lesbian love triangle
with another patient named, Thumper, was considered too risque by
HBO Pictures also in 1989.
screenplay, songs, and lyrics were all written by Richard Del Connor
/ The Hippy Coyote. Steven offered his pirate ship used in the movie,
HOOK, for the pirate scenes during the song, "Elaine."
"IT'S YOUR SHADOW,"
was released by Shaolin Records in 1989 to college radio. The A-Side
contains the two songs from the rock opera soundtrack, "It's
Your Shadow," and "Coyote
In A Graveyard." The B-Side contains
the same two songs remixed as instrumentals. This was the first
and probably only single release of this type in music history.
The two songs that charted the highest in college radio were the
instrumental version of "It's
Your Shadow," and the rock opera
version of "Coyote
In A Graveyard," with lead vocals.