Walk Like An Egyptian [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to The Bangles

8 bit Bitpop (Chiptune) cover of an awesome 80s song – Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 home computer.

I wanted that bangy-clangy sound so I’ve used a bit of ring-mod in this one. Kinda feels like how I did Kiss’ ‘I was made for loving you’ – but different. 👍

One (or two) of my most loved features of the 6581/8580 SID Chip is its Ring and Sync-Mod capabilities. I don’t use them often since they are hard beasts to master. I’ve gone for quite a bit of ring/sync in this one.

I’ve also done a nice little transition from a real whistle to a ring-modded SID generated one.

As always, made with ♥


All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don’t you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They’re falling down like a dominoAll the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigaretteForeign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an EgyptianBlond waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They’ve got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink and they give you moreAll the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They’re walking like an EgyptianAll the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an EgyptianSlide your feet up the street bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a CadillacIf you want to find all the cops
They’re hanging out in the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
Spin the clubs cruise down the blockAll the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like EgyptianAll the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian

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