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Andrew WK and People Under The Stairs at StadiumRed recording Simpsons Theme Song
Sep 26, 2009
NEW YORK, NY -- Artists Andrew WK and People Under The Stairs worked at StadiumRed's Studio A recording a special version of the Simpsons theme song for the 20th Anniversary of the show. The complete theme song will represent artists from many different genres of music performing the song. The final episode of the 20th season is scheduled to air on FOX-TV on Thursday, January 14th, 2010.
Andrew WK played the piano and did some scatting while People Under The Stairs were dj-ing and scratching. StadiumRed's Joseph Pedulla, engineered and Keith Parry assisted.
"The Simpsons Theme", also referred to as "The Simpsons Main Title Theme" in album releases, is the theme song of the animated television series The Simpsons. It plays during the opening sequence and was composed by Danny Elfman in 1989, after series creator Matt Groening approached him requesting a retro-style theme. The piece, which took two days to create, has been noted by Elfman as the most popular of his career. The theme as used for the opening sequence was re-arranged during season 2, and the current arrangement by Alf Clausen was introduced at the beginning of the third season. It has also been edited many times to coincide with edits of various lengths for the opening sequence, and there have been extended edits and re-recordings for lengthened opening sequences. Several versions of the saxophone solo riff, ostensibly played by Lisa Simpson in the animated sequence, have been created over the course of the series.
A slightly different arrangement of the theme usually plays over the end credits of the show. Originally, there were two main versions of the closing theme, with the longer version ending in a lower key. Both versions were re-arranged for season 3, but only the short version was in use by the end of season 4, and that version was edited to be even shorter during season 7.
The theme won the National Music Award for "Favorite TV Theme" in 2002, and has won the BMI TV Music Award in 1996, 1998, and 2003. In 1990 the theme was nominated for the Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music".
Andrew W.K. was born in Stanford, California, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At age 4, he began learning classical piano at The University of Michigan School of Music. He attended the private college preparatory Greenhills School for middle school before attending the alternative Community High School from 1993-1997, where he studied jazz keyboards. His father is Professor James E. Krier, a well-known legal scholar at the University of Michigan Law School and co-author of the widely used Dukeminier & Krier Property casebook.
On Oct 4 2008 Andrew married Cherie Pourtabib, four years after the couple met. They were introduced by their heavy-metal voice teacher.  Andrew currently resides in Midtown, Manhattan, New York City.
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People Under The Stairs
An underground hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. It's comprised of two emcee's Thes One and Double K. The group, also known as PUTS, has released five albums since 1998, and have since put out a record every two years, with the exception of 2004. Although widely unrecognized, PUTS is often considered one of the hip hop underground's most prominent acts, with a musical style similar to that of A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and fellow Los Angeles group Ugly Duckling. PUTS is also renowned for their live shows, which feature a large amount of crowd interaction and humor.
A comprehensive composition, recording, and publishing facility serving clients in the music, media, entertainment, and advertisement industries - is located in the heart of Harlem, only a few blocks from the offices of former President Bill Clinton, in what once was home to the legendary recording studio of free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman. Stadiumred is experienced in audio recording (voiceover, live, instrumental, etc), audio composition (unique underscore and jingle creation), and stereo & surround sound mixing. The studio at stadiumred is a state-of-the art facility equipped with the latest in high definition digital audio equipment and is complete with a lounge, and guest amenities where guests, clients, producers, and corporate executives can experience first hand the audio production process. Not only is the facility one of the few "big room" commercial facilities in Manhattan, but also the staff at Stadiumred has won numerous awards including multiple Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, and Oscars. Stadiumred provides a unique experience for clients and maintains the motive of constantly dreaming of new ways to effectively meet their needs.
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