Commanders and Chiefs

Commanders and Chiefs

BandRockAlternative

(1) Dark dissonnant harmonization of guitars added to a positive and frantic feel ; (2) Obsession with war and religion but always wearing a carefree smile.

Biography

How do you mix Billy Talent's punk with Led Zeppelinish rock? That's a challenge well taken up by this Montreal based quartet called "Commanders and Chiefs". Their first album called "Checkpoint Charlie" (2007) offers a dynamo rock entangling the melodical accessibility of pop and the percussive rythms of punk rock.

Live, Commanders' solid musical background is highly noticeable while Martin's subversively humourous presentations of the songs matches perfectly Phil's overenergetic playing.

You can see them perform in numerous bars and colleges of Montreal (cf. calendar) as well as hear them on the university radio circuit (CKUT 90.3 FM, CISM 89.3 FM, etc.) and on The Indie Revolution and Underworldmixradio's 24 hour stream at www.indierevolution.fm and www.underworldmixradio.com. The soundtrack of the movie "A l'Ouest de Pluton" (2008), one of the two only movies selected to represent Canada in the prestigious International Festival of New Cinema of Montreal, features two songs of Commanders and Chiefs: "New Sensations" and "Please Fulfill My Desire".

The band is also presently working on a full length album at Planet Studios (Malajube, Jonas, Amon Tobin). You can listen to a preprod version of "Please Fulfill My Desire" on this page.

For additionnal informations or a copy of Commanders' first album, email at info@commandersandchiefs.com

Lyrics

Please Fulfill My Desire (preprod)

Written By: Martin Arriola

I’ve always done what I’ve been told
I’ve been a good boy but now it’s over
I’ve never allowed myself to die
After all those years it’s time for me to try

Oh! It’s getting out of control!
It’s getting out of control!
But I like it! Baby yeah I like it come on!
It’s getting out of control!
It’s getting out of control!
But I like it! Baby yeah I like it come on!

If you look into my eye
And if there is no light
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
Hey come with me we’re gonna get much higher!
Now tell me who’s that girl
Sitting on my face
I wanna know her name
I wonder what she tastes
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
I wanna do it with you! I wanna do it with you!

It’s getting out of control!
It’s getting out of control!
But I like it! Baby yeah I like it come on!
It’s getting out of control!
It’s getting out of control!
But I like it! Baby yeah I like it come on!

Yeah! I wanna taste ya.

(Last night I saw this girl. I asked her if I could taste her, you know. She said: “I’ll let you taste me if you let me sit on your face!”. I said okay!)
I wanna do it with you!
I wanna do it with you!

If you look into my eye
And if there is no light
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
Hey come with me we’re gonna get much higher!
Now tell me who’s that girl
Sitting on my face
I wanna know her name
I wonder what she tastes
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!

If you look into my eye
And if there is no light
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
That’s ‘cause I’m not alive
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!

Now tell me who’s that girl
Sitting on my face
I wanna know her name
I wonder what she tastes
I’m just a body please fulfill my desire!
I wanna do it with you! I wanna do it with you!

Discography

Checkpoint Charlie, 2007

Set List

60 minutes/original content