WHAT THE HEADCRAB IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

All About Combine Road

Everything you need to know, wrapped up in a little nutshell

Combine Road is a 5-track parody album, using Half-Life, and all its incredible details, as inspiration.

A "parody" is a song that is created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, in this case the Half-Life games.

Combine Road has been created by Jonathan Lewis and Phillip Marlowe.

Phillip first thought of the concept as a Christmas album, using classic Christmas carols, but with Jonathan on board it was decided to branch out into varying musical styles.

The name is inspired by Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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Here are the tracks...

Episode 3's Just Fine

This is a parody of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World, originally released in 2002. You can see the video here: YouTube

"If you're anything like me, you've played through the Half Life game countless times using upcoming releases as another excuse to replay the entire series and devour any news about the next installment you can get. Well, given the anticipation surrounding the release of Episode 3, the extra long wait we've been going through and Valve's infamous reputation for meeting release dates the theme of this song just seemed to fit." - Jonathan

LYRICS: Jonathan Lewis
MUSIC: Jonathan Lewis
VOCALIST: Kyle Woods

Freeman

This is a parody of Russians by Sting, originally released in 1985. You can see the video here: YouTube

"I've always liked this song because it actually had an important message. My rewrite isn't so deep, but it has the idea that some scientists don't really like Gordon. Originally, it was written with one Breen in mind, but Jonathan added the idea of a group of scientists rather than Breen and it works better." - Phillip

LYRICS: Phillip Marlowe
ADDITIONAL LYRICS: Jonathan Lewis
MUSIC: Jonathan Lewis
VOCALIST: Kyle Woods

My Combine Bride

This is a parody of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, originally released in 1978. You can see the video here: YouTube

"I've always enjoyed exploring a character's idiosyncrasy's and then twisting them for humor. Dr. Breen, with his cool demeanor in the face of human genocide and creepily close relationship with the Combine made a love story much to tempting to ignore." - Jonathan

LYRICS: Jonathan Lewis
MUSIC: Jonathan Lewis
VOCALIST: Kyle Woods

Kinky Doctor Kleiner

This is a parody of Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson, originally released in 1988. You can see the video here: YouTube

"There's something a little creepy about Kleiner and this song alludes to a certain side of his character. My original version was more direct but Jonathan came to the litigation rescue and made some subtle changes that "hints" at things rather than pushing them in your face." - Phillip

LYRICS: Phillip Marlowe
ADDITIONAL LYRICS: Jonathan Lewis
MUSIC: Jonathan Lewis
VOCALIST: Kyle Woods

You ain't Nothing But a headcrab

This is a parody of Hound Dog by Elvis Presley, originally released in 1956. You can see the video here: YouTube

"I got the idea from Larmarr, which is Doctor Kleiner's pet Headcrab. I thought it would be funny to imagine Kleiner running around the lab in Black Mesa East impersonating Elvis." - Phillip

LYRICS: Phillip Marlowe
ADDITIONAL LYRICS: Jonathan Lewis
MUSIC: Jonathan Lewis
VOCALIST: Jonathan Lewis (Phillip tried but really sucked eggs!)

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is a songwriter and composer who's work has been featured online, in video games and on the radio. Jonathan's work with the Half Life community began when he released the song G-Man's Last Breath on his blog, an international hit and humorous take on the secret that ties the Half Life story together.

The song's success led to Jonathan's involvement in music composition for mods, the Left 4 Dead themed song "Blow Like Hurricane," and the Half Life parody album "Combine Road" among other projects.

Phillip Marlowe

Phillip is a minor, C-list celebrity within the Half-Life community. He runs RuThinkShootLive.com (formally PlanetPhillip.Com), which is a review and database site covering single player combat-style maps and mods for the Half-Life series of games.

He has also contributed to a number of released and unreleased mods with voice acting and story writing.

His ultimate gaming dream is to make and release Blaze Bolden, a total conversion for Source.

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We'd love to hear what you have to say about our work, but only if it's nice. In fact, don't bother, we know we rock.

If our schedules allow we will attempt to make you laugh again by making the Christmas album and ruining such timeless classics as "I'm dreaming of a Combine Slaughter", "Headcrab Bells" and many more.