- Hocus Pocus (song)
"Hocus Pocus" is a 1971 song from "
Moving Waves", the second album by Dutch rock group Focus. It was written by guitarist Jan Akkermanand flautist/keyboardist Thijs van Leer. It was also released as a single with "Janis" as a B-side for the UKand "Hocus Pocus II" for the US.
There are no
lyricsto the song. It takes the form of a rondo, consisting of alternation between a powerful rock chord riffand varied solo "verses" (in the original all performed by Thijs van Leer) which include yodeling, organ playing, accordion, gibberishlyrics, fluteriffs and whistling. Focus recorded a special, faster radio version, which became a hit song. When performing live, the group would play the song even faster.
Hocus Pocus reached #20 in the UK and #9 in the US during the spring of 1973.
Power metalband Helloweenincluded a cover of the song in their 1999 album " Metal Jukebox".
Iron Maidencovered it for the European DVD version 2006 single Different World".
* Rock guitarist
Gary Hoeyreleased several instrumental renditions of this song on various albums, such as his 1993 release; " Animal Instinct".
* The pop/classical artist
Vanessa-Maedid a cover with violin on her 1997 album "Storm".
* Punk band
The Vandalsalso covered it on their second album, " When in Rome Do as the Vandals".
* British band
Marillioncovered it on their live album "Friends", released in 2007.
heavy metalband Diamond Head included a cover of this song in a medley at the end of their set from their 2000 live album " Live - In the Heat of the Night".During the Foo Fighters, Echos Silence Patience and Grace Tour in 2008 they performed a small cover during their performance of Stacked Actors
The final bars of the song are used as the outro music on the second series of the
BBC TV sitcom Saxondale.Fact|date=March 2008
Several sections of Hocus Pocus, including the yodeling, falsetto, gibberish lyrics, and rock guitar riff sections, are used in McDonald's television commercials that explicitly point viewers to linerider.com.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
См. также в других словарях:
Hocus Pocus — Hocus pocus, hocus pocus, or hokus pokus is a term used by magicians, usually the magic words spoken when bringing about some sort of change. It may also refer to: Contents 1 Books 2 Film and television 3 Music 4 … Wikipedia
Hocus Pocus (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Hocus Pocus Type = Album Artist = Enon Released = September 9, 2003 Recorded = Genre = Indie rock Length = 38:26 Label = Touch Go Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… … Wikipedia
Hocus Pocus (film) — Infobox Film name = Hocus Pocus image size = caption = Hocus Pocus theatrical poster director = Kenny Ortega producer = Steven Haft David Kirschner writer = David Kirschner (story) Mick Garris Neil Cuthbert (screenplay) narrator = starring =… … Wikipedia
Different World (song) — Different World Single by Iron Maiden from the album A Matter of Life and Death B side … Wikipedia
Frankenstein (song) — Single infobox Name = Frankenstein Artist = Edgar Winter from Album = They Only Come Out at Night Released = 1973 Format = Recorded = Genre = Instrumental rock Blues rock Synth rock Hard rock Length = 4:44 Label = Producer = Chart position =#1 (U … Wikipedia
SpongeBob SquarePants (season 6) — SpongeBob SquarePants Season 6 SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 6 Volume 1 Country of origin USA … Wikipedia
SpongeBob SquarePants (season 7) — SpongeBob SquarePants Season 7 SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 7 Country of origin USA Broadcast … Wikipedia
SpongeBob SquarePants (season 1) — Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants Country of origin USA … Wikipedia
SpongeBob SquarePants (season 3) — SpongeBob SquarePants Season 3 SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 3 Country of origin USA … Wikipedia
SpongeBob SquarePants (season 4) — SpongeBob SquarePants Season 4 SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 4 Volume 1 Country of origin USA … Wikipedia