Another "raw mix" alcohol-related song, this time as the solution to, instead of cause of, all life's problems.
I wrote this song for my friends that can't handle their alcohol. This is a very raw mix from our recording session this past Saturday. (lyrics inside)
So this is a song that my band PROMIS recorded about two years ago. We're from New Orleans and finished tracking on August 27, two days before Hurricane Katrina hit town. The song isn't about New Orleans though--it's about Oakland, California, in particular the Rockridge neighborhod and riding "casual carpool" across the Bay Bridge. The instruments are a CP-30, a synth, drums, and some live violin.
This is much more the style I usually work in. Poppy, punky, and fuzzy. Maybe it's just because of the low grade equipment I use, but my songs always turn into big saturated buzz-fests. At least with this one, it was no accident. As usual, recorded by myself with guitars and robots. Hope you enjoy. Lyrics inside.
If I keep this up, I'll go on tour with a Minutemen tribute band. (I need to improvise a wind screen for the mic.) Enjoy! Note: I never did get a new guitar. I had a friend rewire my Mustang. It sounds alright.
A very short tribute to my loverly wife.
Here's a song by my band Blood on the Stereo. We are from LA. We're playing a free show this Monday April 9th at the Gig in Hollywood on Melrose. Let us know if you likes. Thanks! _teddy
This is my first attempt w/ an all new rig; sound card and software. Lemme know what you think. Critique away! Enjoy!
My first actual song-length song with some fun stuff including a nice Greg Ginn style solo. Sadly my conversion to mp3 might have sucked-let's find out! On Preview--WTF? (It's funny enough to let ride though! Enjoy!)
3 song medley I remastered from my old band 10-96's seminal release "No Retreat...." I ripped it off of vinyl and transferred it into Pro Logic and then into mp3..... Opinions welcome! (About the sound quality, that is.... I am looking to burn copies of the whole album to send to some labels for re-rerelease)......
I'm in a goofy mood. But I'm up to being challenged by the likes of augustweed and others who thump the four big strings. Also, I need to shake my "punker" leg every once in a while.
Another Division of Planes song from Trembling Wires, but with a different vibe than Ghost. I think this is the most mellow track on the ep, actually. Recorded by Scott Norton at Headgear Recording Studios and mastered by TJ Lipple at Silver Sonya.
A quick lil' song from my band DIVISION OF PLANES. Recorded by Scott Norton winter of 2006 at Headgear Recording Studios in Brooklyn, NY for our upcoming ep Trembling Wires. Mastered by TJ Lipple at Silver Sonya. Both TJ and Scott did an excellent job. We got the masters back from TJ last week. I'll post a few more when I can.
snsranch JR#2. His first foray with no (very little) supervision in the studio. He's 8 years old. Kudos to the kid. I STILL can't sing and strum at the same time!
Here's a sarcastic little ditty about post-divorce helplessness, just in time for that freshly-single-the-holidays drinking binge. Recorded in 1986 by my long-defunct trio, The Whores, but never finished because we ran out of money. We weren't very good whores. Mixed last year by me at home in Logic 6.
Here's a Minutemen spoof about MeFi. Recorded with my son's first-act (toys-r-us) guitar-for some grit. This is my first try at "vocals" on MuFi. It sucks, but I haven't had time to do any recording work for a while.
A cover of a Number Girl song. Vocals done in one take, sung in Japanese. Programmed in Reason from the band score.
"Once I was running, running from..." 2 distorted acoustic guitars, a bass, a beatbox, one person yelling and some whistling.
A slow(er) one from my band Red On Strike
Something my bro sent me from our glorious punker days in the early '80s. At the time I lived out in the country I thought it would be cool with the neighbors playing loud out there on the porch. Two days later my farmer nieghbors informed me that not only did the band suck but thier chickens quit laying eggs. Oops! (Jesus, stop it, STOP IT, damn that's bloody awful!)
Like the blast of a/c on a hot summer day: nasal, off key vocals, a chorus melody ripped off from "Barbie and the Rockers," and it is all over before you can decide that it is the worst thing you have ever heard in your life. Kisses!
I know you never meant to bring it quite to this place And everybody watching can see it's a hell of a show I know you're only feeling like a mouse in a rat race But there's just one thing I think you ought to know If it's down to me or you, you got to go
This is a Red On Strike recording from about 6 years ago, and features a great live intro from Red...
A song about disappointment and distance, by my band Red On Strike.
Written and performed by my old band - Hooray For Everything. This was included in a Simpsons tribute album that sold a boatload of copies. We recorded this in 1997, I think. We began with the lyrics from the song used in the original "Flaming Moe" episode (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/8F08.html) and then made the song our own... When the weight of the world has got you down and you want to end your life. Bills to pay, a dead-end job, and problems with the wife. But don't throw in the tow'l, 'cuz there's a place right down the block... Where you can drink your misery away... At Flaming Moe's.... (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) When liquor in a mug (Let's all go to Flaming Moe's...) can warm you like a hug. (Flaming Moe's...) And happiness is just a Flaming Moe away... Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away...
Another rockin' tune from Red On Strike...
This is a song written by Red On Strike's rhythm guitarist, Camron Gasser, inspired by a particularly bad day at work. Can't you see bleeding hands don't lie?
I know enough guitar to get me in trouble, but not enough to do me any good. That doesn't stop my from writing on the instrument, then letting Reason cobble my ideas together. This is me trying to sound like Number Girl. All synthesizer, but I try to make it sound live.
Wrote this few months before the Iraq invasion, as it became obvious what was about to happen. America's favorite restaurant.
Travellin' preacher meets System of a Down. Nice n' loud!
Our tribute to telemarketing and other forms of surveillance.
Punk gypsy out of brooklyn
Song from the band I used to play in, Go On Red. Rock and Roll song with a ska edge.
From my band, Steel Tigers of Death. I'm told we sound like and old SST band. You decide.
A rock version of the old chestnut, as performed by Edmonton's Baffin Island Party. Gets pretty fast toward the end.
Simple punk from HTI, circa spring of '85. We were kids and actually played a couple of shows with stuff like this. Go ahead and tell us how much we sucked 20 years ago. I played guitar and vocals and My Friend played bass. He was the only real musician there. This may be unlistenable (and rascist-we were influenced alot by the Sex Pistols) and this was pulled from early Sony vid cam recording.
Edmonton band Baffin Island Party. Instrumental version. Lesson learned: pay the singers after the recording. Fast, verse is in 5.
This snappy little track is from my band DIVISION OF PLANES.