Immortal Jellyfish

February 18, 2009 7:15 AM

The second effort for this year's RPM Challenge from my experimental, noisy super-happy-fun project, "The Very Best of Spaz." Like its ocean dwelling namesake, this Immortal Jellyfish always manages to revert to its juvenile form.

That's me on the drums this time. You can tell I'm a little rusty in a few places (particularly starting at around 1:32 in the song, when I get a little over-ambitious with a couple of fills during a long unedited section). In my defense, it's been years since I played drums in a band (haven't even had a kit in four or five years), and apart from getting together with these guys every few months, I don't keep in practice anymore. Yada yada yada. But then what's a couple of sloppy drum fills among friends, eh?

posted by saulgoodman (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, this totally, utterly, and completely rocks!

P.S. the drum fill at 1:36-1:40 is my favorite.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 5:33 PM on February 18, 2009

NICE! This is like Tortoise playing funk in a blender set to "crush ice" with the early lineup of Monstermagnet who accidentally travelled 15 years into the future on an acid trip or something... Or, something. I like it.
posted by Hoopo at 5:39 PM on February 18, 2009

Someone buy that drummer a drumclick! :P

You've not heard NEARLY enough bad drummers if you think that was that bad.

Neat tune.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:40 PM on February 18, 2009

This is way likable, saulgoodman. It sits (in a comfortable armchair, I think) right on that fine line between actual funky pocketness and carefree lunkheaded dopeyness. And that's a really cool place to be.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:59 AM on February 19, 2009

thanks everybody! this was a really fun one to work on. i'm glad it came out so well. but man, i gotta tell you, the rpm challenge is starting to kick my butt! i've been up until around 2:00 every night this week working on my entry. any day now i expect the hallucinations to start.
posted by saulgoodman at 6:47 AM on February 19, 2009

any day now i expect the hallucinations to start.

And that's when your lyrics are gonna start getting really juicy!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:03 PM on February 19, 2009

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