|veD SuD DaS (2:01 min; 2.0M) Lyrics|
Here we have a very rare live recording of Elvis Presley singing his signature song Blue Suede Shoes during his last tour of Kronos.
Copies of this album are incredibly hard to come by. I would be extremely surprised if you ever ran across one. If you do, be sure to
snap it up at any price!
|qu'wI' (2:47 min; 2.6M) Lyrics|
For some inexplicable reason, the Sixties rock group The Troggs has always been wildly popular on Kronos. Unfortunately, owing to the tenor of the times, the Troggs were
never able to visit Kronos, leaving the field wide open for the development of Troggs cover bands, like the one depicted on this album cover.
No song was more popular among these cover bands than the 1966 proto-punk anthem Wild Thing. You can
listen to it now on this recording.
|QongtaH chemvaH (2:38 min; 2.5M) Lyrics|
The Klingons claim that this is an ancient chon bom, or hunting song. They maintain this even when confronted with the song In The Jungle, done most famously by the pop group The Tokens in 1961.
|tlhIngan Hubbeq (1:09 min; 1.1M) Lyrics|
One of the most unfortunate chapters in the Human-Klingon cross-cultural exchange program was the ill-fated
tour of Kronos by the late 70's novelty group, the Village People. Despite their attempts to
their performance to suit their alien audience (witness this cover from the unreleased live tour album), the Village People just never "clicked" with their
listeners. In fact, they so outraged the Klingons at their premier concert in First City, that the stage was rushed within
seconds of the start of their second concert, and the entire singing group was killed. Although the authorities tried
to hush up the incident (you may recall that the Village People "retired" soon after this tour), word leaked out,
understandably dampening the enthusiasm of other Terran artists who had been contemplating a visit to Kronos.
This song is the only remaining record of that concert, a brief snippet from the
group's opening number.
|lurDech (7:50 min; 7.4M) Lyrics|
The story is told that, after the first performance of the beloved musical "Fiddler on the Roof" in First City on Kronos, one of the audience members approached the (Terran) director and asked "Do Earther audiences understand this story?" When he was assured that they do, indeed, he replied "But it's so Klingon!"
Whether this story is true or not, it is true that the Klingon people have taken this show to their hearts, as this cast recording of the first song in the show, "lurDech (Tradition)", demonstrates. It must be noted that the Klingons have made a few changes in the storyline. The Battle of Annatevka, in particular, turns out somewhat differently in an all-Klingon production.
You can see the opening number of one production here.
Other SongsSuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be'
A translation of the song "Without Me" by Eminem,
translated and sung by Klenginem.