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My entry for the mass remake of Ziggy Stardust.
Rough mix of a song about a bunch of kids anticipating a weekend of rocking out.
My Kaossilator and I take the Bowie classic to strange places
An incomplete mix of a song I'm working on about a bear who joined the Polish Army (the subject should sound familiar).
My 12-string and I take a fingerpicking stab at the Husker Du classic.
I've had a bit of Clash fever lately, and a Kaossilator that I'm playing with.
Every year, I do some sort of travesty of a Christmas song for my music webcomic. This year, I decided to get crazy and do an in-character recording of it as the band in the strip. So the Awesome Boys are proud to present "(I'm Dreaming of a) White Russian." (the parens in the song title make it extra-Alternative).
I sat down to work on stuff for my art-rock band, but wound up demoing a Nashville-style country song in favor of gay marriage. I have no idea where this stuff comes from some times.
Shortish instrumental, born out of me dicking around in Garage Band and trying to break out of my indie-rock rut.
Pretty much what it says on the tin. A prelim mix of a song about the high highs and low lows of huffing jenkem.
Part 2 of the drunken covers story rampage (part 1 was pretty angsty), in which our hero borrows from the Flaming Lips as he muses on how to incorporate violence into his law-breaking.
2 guys drink more than they should while listening to Merle Haggard, decide to assault Judas Priest.
Sigh. This surfaced last night when we found a cache of very old CDs in our practice space. This is a relic from when my band was much younger, with a different name (Grumpy Alice... you can see why we changed it), different sound, different attitude, etc. This song... well, I like the dialog section in the middle...
Rough mix of a Derailleur song about Stan Lee. How many guitars are in this song? Lots. Lots of guitars.
We were young. We had a 4-track, a room full of instruments, and several pots of coffee. We'd just learned how to mess with vocals by speeding them up or slowing them down. Things got weird.
Aaaaand it's another nugget from Derailleur's alternate-Bond-theme project. We found that flipping from "and" to "or" gives you a completely different take on life.
Another very rough mix from Derailleur's Bond Theme Songs project. I can't remember what the official theme song to Octopussy even was, but I'm sure it didn't rock as hard as ours.
There are 22 James Bond movies (counting the one in production), but there should be more. And these additional nonexistent ones need theme songs. We in Derailleur have taken it upon ourselves to provide the theme songs, hoping the movies will catch up with us.
Wherein I decide to do weird things to my favorite Bowie song as I learn how to use Garage Band.
A Derailleur song with driving guitars, keyboard goofery, and lyrics from the point of view of a peripheral character in Infinite Jest.
A really poppy Derailleur song, written and sung by our bass player.
A Red Hay cover of the Neil Young song...
An acoustic demo I did a while ago for a Derailleur song called Superhero.
A mess-around-at-practice riff that grew into a song. This one knocks down some walls live.
The very last Red Hay song recorded. This was actually one of our first songs, a very Neil Young-ish guitar thing with a weird time signature. After we'd broken up as a band, we all got together one weekend and started messing with the old country-rock stuff, redoing a lot of it with our new keyboard-torturing habit. This was the most radical rethink, and the best outcome.
My current band, Derailleur, covering the Smiths. This was recorded live at a show a couple of years ago, right after we discovered the joys of doing weird things to keyboards. I'd like to point out that I'm the one torturing the keyboard this time.
I used to play bass for a band called Red Hay; we had a serious case of Uncle Tupelo Envy, and our catalog showed it. Get Drunk was one of our better songs... we tried really hard to make the rhythm section sound like a semi-truck motor. Recorded in 1998 in a high school band room in Verndale, MN.
Originally just a melody that I'd use when singing nonsense songs to my cats, TiT turned into one of the mellower, more atmospheric Derailleur songs. It's very loosely about the Tom Robbins book Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, but really the overall tone is more important than any words.
Yeah, it's pretty much about what you think it is.