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Ping & Major Parkinson – Live in Concert

Update: Excellent photos from the gig are now available here and here, courtesy of Jarle Hrafn Grindhaug Welcome all to musical bonanza, when Ping and Major Parkinson again join forces on stage. Saturday 17th of January at John Dee, Oslo. Edit: Joining us on stage are the following special guest stars: Thomas Haugbro – guitar,…Read more

Flesh With a Wish

As a token of appreciation of you, the receiver of cadeaux audibles, Ping humbly offers this little symphonic piece of joy to put you in that merry state of christmas spiritus. This opus was spawned in Jørgens mind womb and recorded live in the Ping studio. The one hitting it parapapapam is Ping’s own Claes Terjesen. Lyric wise this is a tribute to monkey man Charles Darwin. Musically we honour Donald Glen Vliet…Read more

Cross Country Skiing

First of all; apologies for the long wait. Frankly, we’ve been busy. To make it up, we promise to have more material out before christmas. As you may gather from the title, Cross Country Skiing is a season oriented tune, describing the pleasures and leisures of nordic winter. Notice the steady, rockin’ drumbeat – that’s…Read more

The Customer & the Manufacturer

The Customer & the Manufacturer – epic title and a true story. The seagulls habitate outside our studio and the “swedish/english”-monologue is authentic… something. Decipher at your own risk. The guitar/flute moods are performed by Mattis Santana and Hans Norman Zamfir. …Yabbadabbadabbaday – Hey! The shame fills my heart like a fart fills an elevator,…Read more

Ping performing Like a Virgin

Here’s our take on Madonna’s virginity, dressed up as Tom Waits, with just a hint of Prokofiev in between. Performed live at Midnattsrocken in Lakselv, Norway, July 2007. Kudos to Mr Bendik Foss on the violin and Mr Thomas Haugbro on the guitar.

Donkey Kong

This song started out with a bunch of chord changes, and we had basically no idea where we were going. But by virtue of inspired lyrics and zesty vocals we found the formula. Once again thanks to Kristofer Alberts on the saxophone. If you spot any clarinet that would be Mattis doing the blow job,…Read more

Discotheque of Darkness

Originally Discotheque of Darkness was recorded on 8-track back in the 90s. The demo can be heard here. However, when Jørgen came up with the final riff and we performed this rocker live, we knew it was time for a revitalized studio recording. Thanks to Kristoffer Alberts for exquisite saxopohone treatment. Can you feel the…Read more

A Day in the Soup

While making the music for Berner & Bella, Mattis came up with the melody that was to become A Day in the Soup. Tore loved it, and promptly decided to make a Eurotrance version of it, confident that it’d be a monster hit! Fortunately a disk crashed before the tune was done, but a demo…Read more

Hick in the Mall

Hick in the Mall was originally composed using the computer program Reason, hence the tidy playing. When Mattis added the reggaeish guitar and Jørgen sang from the heart of his bottom, the song took a quantum leap. (BTW, can you spot the Pink Floyd reference that’s painstakingly hidden somewhere in this track?) Rolling through the…Read more

The Soul in the Woodshed

The story behind The Soul in the Woodshed is illustrative of the Ping approach to composing. Drum tracks were recorded initially, whereupon each band member got to write down his two favorite chords, enough to make verse and chorus.