Hey folks! To celebrate the release of The Complete Shmopera, I decided it would be pretty cool to record a video of my favorite track in the entire collection, “The Spacebot Is Me”. This was a pretty epic track that just has a certain magic about it – I haven’t worked it out just yet, it could be a number of things:

1) Hilden screaming like he has his balls in a vice

2) Awesome Flugelhorn solo

3) It’s a Guns n’ Roses piss take

4) The line “I watch the weapon systems come online”


Well, either way something about this song just worked for me, and like an inspired badger on a mission I improvised the following guitar solos after only hearing the track once. One take to record. It was 6am and I was late for a train.

Frankly, this is the easiest guitar lead I’ve ever written and I still don’t know why. It’s also my favorite.

And with that, I’m gonna sign off for now, please feel free to check out my personal website www.philhaymes.com for more music and the occasional DGR/Robot Panic related track. Oh and for all you guitar freaks, yes that was a whammy pedal.

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4 Responses to Shmopera Video Treat: The Spacebot Is Me

  1. MeatMan says:

    Awesome. Pure awesome.

  2. Ryker XL says:

    I think the simpler tunes are sometimes the most difficult to play and also where you can find real genius in performance. Well done

  3. Steelergang says:

    You guys are great…fantastic!

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