Crazy Baby, Lazy Charlie

September 4, 2007 2:35 PM

In 1993 I spent every weekend between the Spring Bank Holiday recording songs that I'd written on my four-track tape recorder. I'm not sure where they came from. On August Bank Holiday Monday I mixed down the final album - It's Amazing What Some People Can Believe - and copied it onto C90 cassettes. The run almost reached double figures. A raging success, then. This is the first track on Side One. The almost fifteen years' distance allows me to admit that I like it very much.

posted by Grangousier (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

"Between the Spring Bank Holiday and and the August Bank Holiday". D'oh.
posted by Grangousier at 2:36 PM on September 4, 2007

It would be hard for me to know if this was done yesterday or 30 years ago. And it wouldn't matter because this would kick ass in any year. This is a very full sounding track too. I like it a lot.
posted by snsranch at 4:35 PM on September 4, 2007

I agree with snsranch and that's the first thing that caught my attention: I started listening to it while reading, and it didn't feel 15 years old. Nice song. I'd love to hear the other songs in the album.

Thx for posting it.
posted by micayetoca at 9:41 AM on September 5, 2007

It's very coIt's very complete. As in, fully realized. And it has a sound of its own. I'm impressed. I could definitely see a band coming along today trying to sound like this.
posted by edlundart at 3:54 PM on September 5, 2007

Uh... yeah. So I stutter, ok?
posted by edlundart at 3:54 PM on September 5, 2007

Good listen, merci.
posted by ageispolis at 9:52 PM on September 5, 2007

Thanks for the nice comments. To clarify - the "fifteen years" thing was more to do with me feeling self-conscious listening to stuff I've recorded (particularly vocals), and the distance between me now and the recording (two complete changes of body!) means that I can hear the recording as it is rather than filtered through neuroses. I was surprised by how not-fifteen-years-old it sounded too.

I'll definitely upload the rest of the album - not to here, but to my website (which, since Dreamhost mislaid a database of tracks, is probably the only songwriter's website with no music samples on it, or links to any music samples, which I find slightly amusing).

I'm also tempted to upload other stuff here. Thanks to the way stats are tabulated, I've been number one in the "Most Playlisted" charts for the last couple of days, which is an inexpensive thrill.

Thanks again.
posted by Grangousier at 3:15 PM on September 11, 2007

I'll ... upload the rest of the album ... to my website, that is. The Grangousier site is just a list of day-to-day trivia.
posted by Grangousier at 3:24 PM on September 11, 2007

That's great. I can't wait to hear some more.
posted by snsranch at 4:15 PM on September 11, 2007

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