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Tape II (Blues Stuff)

February 18th, 2010 1 comment

No info yet.  Cool blues/rock (+ a little heavy metal) with unknown drummer & bassist.

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01 Track 1
02 Track 2
03 Track 3
04 Track 4
05 Track 5
06 Track 6
07 Track 7
08 Track 8
09 Track 9
10 Track 10
11 Track 11
12 Track 12

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Blues Suite

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

This is a duo recording of Dave and me done one evening in the 35 Princeton St. apartment. I think it was recorded on his famous boombox (the small rectangular one with the cover missing). He is playing the Les Paul and I am playing the Kay acoustic I bought (probably) not long before. We came up with something and recorded a take then came up with something else and so on. There were no titles (nothing was written down). He called it “Blues Suite” on the original cassette. (1994-5)

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No. 4
No. 5

Dave Cawthon – guitar
Jef Charland – bass

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With Kyle – Basement Preserves

January 22nd, 2010 1 comment

August 1994. Dave was coming to visit me in Portland, OR and asked if he should bring an electric or acoustic guitar. Told him whichever one he hasn’t played in a while. Showed up with a Yamaha six string acoustic. I had access to some electrified kalimbas (thumb pianos) but possessed no talent for playing them. That never stopped me before. I do believe this was the first time Dave had seen one and he bought one from my friend who makes them and was used on his later ‘H’ recordings.

Do wish I could extract my horrid contribution that rained down crap, but try and get past that and listen to Dave’s wonderful playing. Recorded on 1/4″ reel-to-reel with an SM57 mic on Dave, Roland digital delay and a Biamp spring reverb unit and a Makie 1202 mixer. I also misapply an OmniChord which is like an electronic auto-harp with percussion sounds.
Just heard this tape yesterday since it was recorded, made up the titles 10 minutes ago.

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01 Hit Two Notes
02 Marchness Monster
03 Shoot the Kalimba Player
04 Slow Decay
05 Sound-on-Sound Interlude
06 Headbang Concrete
07 What Are You Doing?
08 Roadside Buzzalizer
09 All Thumbs
10 Landfill Toboggan
11 Strumboli

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