Dr Matt [The In Out cover]

January 23, 2017 10:29 PM

A song we played when I was in The In Out circa 1994-1996, but I don't know if they ever recorded it after I departed. So I decided to cover it twenty years later.

Just clearing more unfinished projects off my plate... I started recording this in March 2016.

posted by not_on_display (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

What a great, clattering, squealing, and roaring garage-rock-played-on-an-arena stage vibe this recording has. It's like a less self serious My Bloody Valentine meets Yo La Tengo in a dark, echoey alley and beats them over the head with one of Brian Jonestown Massacre's old and busted electric guitars. I love it.
posted by saulgoodman at 8:37 AM on February 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks. Correction: we did record it, and they released it after I'd left, on the Cosmosis album. I'd totally forgotten this. I even helped write one of the songs! Now that I have a record player, I'll have to get a copy.
posted by not_on_display at 6:11 PM on February 1, 2017

Further correction: I have been reminded I wrote TWO songs on that album. What happened to the nineties.
posted by not_on_display at 9:02 PM on February 9, 2017

Glad you finished the recording -- a fun arrangement, especially with that high note in the chorus. And I could hear the bass much better in this mix (yay). I did wish I could hear your voice better. Would you be able to post the lyrics? (I didn't find any in a cursory search online)

Btw, thumbs up on ending with the bit that sounded like radio noise.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:11 PM on February 10, 2017

The radio noise is a bug disguised as a feature. (1) (2)

As far as the lyrics go – from what I could decipher from many different takes of the song played live, and from the understanding that it may have been about the lyricist's father, who was a gynecologist, I landed on these words:

I'm not sullen, I'm just worrying, I got momentum to maintain.
I'm not sullen, I'm just worrying, I got momentum to maintain.

a scientific fact,
a hippy dippy shake.
next time you feel it shifting,
just disappear from the map.
It's not a point on your map,
Like psychedelic age,
Somebody held themselves back.
It's time to draw your own pact?

I'm not sullen, I'm just worrying, I got momentum to maintain.
I dig deeper than the crust (crux?), your liberation's in your skin (vein?).

Said I'm a real old man.
Somebody give me a break!
I can feel it shifting
Through my arterial mines.
While lapsed Catholics laugh,
I'm in some serious shit.
Got Broca's Aphasia,
Yeah I'm Dia-Spora Bats!
posted by not_on_display at 6:53 PM on February 11, 2017

This is great. Love the noisy, garage type of vibe with a bit of shoe-gazing mixed in.
posted by cicadaverse at 10:23 PM on April 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

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