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19 kids will record and release a battle record with 4 different versions of Tool's "The Pot"--the winner? Only you decide!
19 kids will record and release a battle record with 4 different versions of Tool's "The Pot"--the winner? Only you decide!
78 backers pledged $5,315 to help bring this project to life.

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"BATTLE RECORD" as defined by Webster's Dictionary:  

A record where bands record the same song and battle to create the best version, a musical Thunderdome so to speak, where there are no rules, just a savage display of musical combat--unrelenting, deadly and on 2 sides of vinyl.  

The O'Keefe Music Foundation has some of the most talented young musicians in the world flying in to record four versions of "The Pot" by Tool. These prodigies hail from Nebraska, California, Iowa, Ohio and even England! This is where the OMF community comes in….make a kickstarter pledge and bring these combatants together so they can create a BATTLE RECORD that bridges the Atlantic. The limited edition record that emerges from the battlefield will feature 4 versions of “The Pot”. The winner? Only you decide!

This one-of-a-kind record will have the following specs:

  • 7" vinyl record random color vinyl
  • jacket artwork will feature a photo of all the kids
  • full color labels 
  • shrink wrapped

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: If the Battle Record catches on fire while you play it OMF cannot be held responsible; you may experience violent mood swings during or after playing the OMF Battle Record; if members of Tool or their representatives show up at your home and confiscate the record OMF cannot be held responsible; it is illegal to replace the score of Conan the Barbarian with the OMF Battle Record audio unless you have a mechanical sync license.

The Rewards  

Here are just a few of the rewards you can choose from when you make a tax deductible pledge:  

-Postcards signed by the kids.

 -The first official OMF Sticker! Designed by AJ Yorio of Lightning Horse Industries.

 -7" record with the kids' versions of "Sober" and "46 & 2" by Tool. Illustrated by the amazing Dan Morrison.

 -A 7" record with the kids' versions of "Vincent Black Lightning" by Richard Thompson and "The Worst" by The Rolling Stones. Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks.  

 -A deluxe 12 inch gatefold tip-on, random color vinyl record that features the artwork of Dylan Speeg, a local Cincinnati artist. The album showcases some of the kids' best work: Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, You Could Be Mine by Guns n' Roses, No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne, Cowboys from Hell by Pantera, Revolution is My Name by Pantera, Burn by The Cure, End of Heartache by Killswitch Engage, Cathedral Spires by Judas Priest, Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine

  -Official OMF T-Shirt

T-Shirt Design A
T-Shirt Design A

 

T-Shirt Design B
T-Shirt Design B

 -The Pot signed by all the kids....this one of a kind instrument was used on the kids' version of "Duality" by Slipknot and now on Tool's "The Pot". Make some sweet music with it or cook up some soup!  

-The bat Lyla used to record "Duality" by Slipknot and signed by all of the students. Owning this "instrument" isn't cheap, but Lyla says it has a wonderful bell like quality, similar to a Stradivarius violin...but better.

-Willa, the 5 year drummer from "Duality", will draw a portrait of you. Her preferred medium is now chalk on construction paper. It will be a pastoral scene...you will most likely be surrounded by flowers, clouds and the sun. But Willa sometimes has dark moods...we can't guarantee anything ...you might be surrounded by scary monsters or angry men of stick.

Willa, drummer and artist extraordinaire!
Willa, drummer and artist extraordinaire!

-The 14 x 17 picture frame that was destroyed with a sledgehammer in the kids' "Duality" cover.  Signed by the kids!

-The 22 x 28 picture that was above the fireplace that was smashed over the beer keg in the kids' "Duality" cover. Signed by the kids!

Stretch Goals 

If through your generosity we exceed our goal of $5,000 the additional funds will be used to produce even more material by talented young musicians.  

Tax Deduction

For US residents, most of your pledge is tax deductible. Buying merchandise in order to support a charitable organizations puts you into the got-something-in-return category. The price you pay for the records, t-shirts, posters, etc...cannot be fully deducted; only the difference between your purchase price and fair market value qualifies. For example, someone with discerning taste is going to buy Lyla's bat for $500 and probably put it in their formal dining room. The fair market value of the bat is about $25; therefore, the amount this individual can deduct is $475. You can use Amazon or Ebay to check the fair market value of any item on our rewards list. For donors outside of the U.S. please check with your local tax laws.

Risks and challenges

All of our projects involve some amount of risk because the bands are composed of children as young as 2. The Tool record can't be pressed until all the songs have been submitted. If the kids need more time to learn their parts and record, it could delay the release of the record. However, with years of experience OMF has the ability to deal with these obstacles and help the kids produce something truly exceptional.

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    Undying Gratitude

    You will earn the kids' undying gratitude because every little bit truly does help.

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    Gratitude and a Ringtone!

    The kids' gratitude and a ringtone of 2 year Brady Miracle recording his latest hit song, "Chimes Played With A Large Wooden Podium". This talented artist is featured in the kids' cover of "Sober" by Tool.

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    Digital Download of "The Pot"

    Receive a digital copy of the kids' best cover of "The Pot" + Rewards #1 and #2

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    Official OMF Postcard and more!

    An official OMF postcard signed by the kids, a digital download of "The Pot" and Brady's ringtone.

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    Classic Record

    Two of the kids' classics on a 7 inch vinyl record....one side with their "Vincent Black Lightning" by Richard Thompson and the other side with the Rolling Stones "The Worst". + PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    "Sober" and "46 & 2" Record

    The kids on a 7 inch vinyl record....one side with their "46 and 2" and the other side with "Sober". +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    TOOL BATTLE RECORD

    A 7" limited edition vinyl record of the kids' "The Pot" BATTLE RECORD +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    12" DANZIGOLOGY Record

    Nearly 60 young musicians are hard at work creating DANZIGOLOGY, the ultimate Danzig cover album. This groundbreaking 12″ album will feature at least 15 DANZIMAGICAL tracks and a DANZIGORGEOUS tip-on gatefold jacket illustrated by Jon Hunt….DANZICRAZINESS!! PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    12" OMF Record

    For the serious audiophile--a deluxe 12 inch vinyl record featuring some of the kids' best work. As you feast your eyes on the gorgeous cover artwork by Dylan Speeg, your ears will by assaulted by 45 minutes of crushing metal.This is the holy grail of records! +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    Record, Sticker and T-Shirt!

    Choose between the kids' Tool record or their Vincent Black Lightning record. Plus, a sticker and an official OMF t-shirt! Choose between 2 different t-shirts. It's classy design and superb Chinese tailoring makes it the perfect shirt for weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs and job interviews. +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4

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    Even more records and a t-shirt!

    The kids deluxe 12 inch OMF vinyl record, sticker, an official OMF t-shirt (choose between design A or B), a 7" (choose between the "46&2" record or "Vincent Black Lightning" +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4 and #7.

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    Goodies, plus hand drawn portrait!

    Willa, the 5 year old drummer from "Duality", will draw a portrait of you. Her preferred medium is crayon on construction paper. It will be a pastoral scene...you will most likely be surrounded by flowers, clouds and the sun. But Willa sometimes has dark moods...we can't guarantee anything ...you might be surrounded by scary monsters or angry men of stick. +PLUS Rewards #1 to #4, #7, #8 and #11

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    The Pot Signed By All The Kids and more!

    Get the pot used in kids' Duality by Slipknot and in their version of The Pot, plus Rewards #1 to 4, both 12" records, all three 7" records, both t shirts, the sticker, a limited edition test record from the first 12" OMF record pressing and a hand drawn portrait by Willa!

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    The Bat From Duality and more!

    Get the bat used in the kids' Duality by Slipknot plus Rewards #1 to 4, both 12" records, all three 7" records, both t shirts, the sticker, a limited edition test record from the first 12" OMF record pressing and a hand drawn portrait by Willa!

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    The Picture Frame from Duality and more!

    Get the picture frame destroyed by the sledgehammer in the kids' Duality by Slipknot plus Rewards #1 to 4, both 12" records, all three 7" records, both t shirts, the sticker, a limited edition test record from the first 12" OMF record pressing and a hand drawn portrait by Willa!

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    Large Portrait from Duality and more!

    Get the family portrait smashed over the keg in the kids' Duality by Slipknot plus Rewards #1 to 4, both 12" records, all three 7" records, both t shirts, the sticker, a limited edition test record from the first 12" OMF record pressing and a hand drawn portrait by Willa!

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