Doug Koempel © 2015
SONG #20

writer: Doug Koempel
written and recorded: 1999
demo recording / not released
publishing: Blue Baker Music BMI
  • vocals: Doug Koempel
  • sequencing and keyboards: Doug (Korg M-1 keyboard)
  • electric guitar: Mike Williams
  • recorded at: Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa
Doug's notes:

The song idea for "Sad Angel" was inspired by a young lady who used to come to our dances. She suffered from a type of PTSD brought on by severe physical and emotional abuse. Her refuge and solace was the dance floor where at times she'd dance solo - seemingly lost in a world of her own.

As I recall the lyrics came pretty quickly, although I do remember doing a fair amount of rewriting. The background tracks for this demo were recorded using the internal sequencer of my Korg M-1 keyboard. So all the music heard is coming from the M-1 with the exception of a haunting guitar part recorded by Mike Williams of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"Sad Angel" was a demo track I'd recorded back in the late '90s. I had considered including it on an album project that we'd had in the works at the time; but a master recording was never done, and the song was never released.

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