"Dance Of The King Of The World Of Maya" by Pegleg
This track is a combination of "The Dance Of Maya" which first appeared on the 1971 Mahavishnu Orchestra album, "The Inner Mounting Flame" and "King Of the World" which first appeared on the 1973 Steely Dan album, "Countdown To Ecstasy".
at The Creation Lab in Turlock, California
Colby: "It's difficult for me to imagine anything farther removed
from the traditional surf genre than John McLaughlin's legendary jazz-rock
ensemble, the Mahavishnu Orchestra. I suggested that 'The Dance Of Maya'
would make an improbable surf tune with its jagged, ominous-sounding arpeggios,
and Henry suggested that we combine it with an equally unusual song that
originally featured strong vocal melodies and interesting chords. We both
thought it would be fun to cover a Steely Dan tune, and when Henry invited
Allen and John to participate, Allen immediately proposed 'King Of The
World'. That song's grim lyrics describe the immediate aftermath of some
nuclear apocalypse -- so the mood was a perfect fit for the jaunty little
medley we intended to conjure up."