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My high school band, Avatar. We wrote this in 1979 when we were 17, recorded at a one-off reunion in 1986.
Carbon 7, recorded 12-21-14, winter solstice. As close as we've gotten to ambient.
I play bass in this power-pop-rock band called Buzzie. Song written by John McElhenney with minimal arrangement contributions by the rest of us.
A re-do of a Pink Floyd medley thing I posted a few months ago -- we got better at playing it and added a bit at the end.
Another improvisational recording from 3-9-13, the night comet Pann Starrs 2013 first because visible in the Northern Hemisphere. We recorded in celebration of the celestial event.
Final mix. My on & off again pop Combo, Buzzie. I posted the live rough from the session back in Feb, and "we" finally got it done.
As in comet. Carbon 7, doing the free-form space jazz thing, again.
A proof of concept. This was our first complete take at this at rehearsal a couple weeks ago. My prog tribute project, The Yes Men. All live, recorded in the garage by John.
Carbon 7. Recorded March 9th 2013, the night comet Pan-Starrs first became visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere.
Original Power Pop from Austin. Buzzie is an old band name, but with new membership. The current lineup spent 4 hours in the garage cutting demos 2 weeks ago - this is a rough mix of the live tracks.
Carbon 7 doing our mellowest, jazziest thing yet. Joined again by flautist Fred Mitchim. Kept to a pretty sleek 9 minutes.
A mid-tempo piece, built around the opening drum riff. Carbon 7 is an improvisational jazz/space/rock trio that just makes it up on the spot.
Carbon 7, plus guest Fred Mitchim on the flute. Making it up on the spot, as usual.
Carbon 7 again, making it up as we go, per usual. This one seemed to come from a slightly dark and empty space.
A 13th Floor Elevators song, recorded live at Trailer Space Records last Saturday night.
A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has spotted sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a young Sun-like star.
One fish was the first fish to walk on land, one fish was the first fish to breathe the air.
Carbon 7 again -- This was the opening salvo at our Solstice show last month. 10 minutes-worth of us making it up as we go. Recorded live at the Carousel Lounge.
Sure, the world could end Friday. Or Saturday. Or some other Friday 100,000 years from now. 7 minutes of instrumental contemplation, as it flowed in from the sky, last May.
14 minutes of improvisation from Carbon 7, heralding the end of the Mayan Long Count.
Carbon 7 again, from last June. This one sounds more like an actual song than about anything we've done, so far. 16 minutes of spontaneous creation.
Carbon 7 does yet another improv. Uptempo. We played all the notes.
Another Carbon 7 song from our recent show at the Carousel Lounge.
A spontaneous 20-minute creation by Carbon 7. The first song from our first live show a couple weeks ago. We tripped a breaker at 20:44 or it would have gone longer.
A slow, jazzy improv thing.
Another long instrumental noodle-athon. Making it up as we go.
Starts out atmospheric as we slowly descend through the thickening clouds.
In which we jam out on our axxxes. I have temporarily given up even naming these... things. Another long spontaneous session by Carbon 7, my space-rock improvisational trio.
Astral Funk from my improv trio, Carbon 7. This is what happens when you let the drummer set the theme of the jam.
Another Improvisational thing from my new band Carbon 7. This one's a bit long, at 19 minutes.
A spontaneous composition by my improv trio, Carbon 7
A somewhat atonal, arhythmic meditation on something, we know not what. Carbon 7 in an ongoing experiment in collaborative improvisation.
My new psychedelic improv trio, Carbon 7. We're making it up as we go along.
Four bass tracks, recorded on 4-track cassette in the mid-80's. Made on a dark evening, home alone.
My 80's punk/funk/grunge 3-piece, The Whores. Recorded in 1986, I think.
Part 3 of a live 27 minute improv. This is the final 12 minutes.
Minutes 6 thru 15 of a 27-minute improv, in which Fred Surprises Dennis and I by singing the melody to Within You, Without You, by The Beatles, followed by a musical conversation.
(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file.
The Zone was a band I was in for a couple of years in the early 80's. This was for an album originally pressed to vinyl, and just recently re-mastered out at Cedar Creek Studios where it was recorded, by Fred Remmert. I didn't write this song, but we all collaborated on arrangements. Written by my good friend Fred Mitchim.
Pretty straight-up cover of the Zep song. Live rehearsal recording.
A song about Sex. This is the last of three songs from my short-lived band Hurlo Thrumbo. Recorded in 1990. I wrote the music and played bass, and the singer wrote the melody and words. Rescued from cassette.
Originally by Yes, from the album Fragile. Recorded live in Brian's garage.
One of my contributions to an XTC tribute album project from 2001. The song, written by Andy Partridge, was taken from a rough demo floating around on bootleg cassettes, but never actually released by XTC.
(to Get What You Want). Another Salvaged From Cassette™ production. Circa 1986. The Beat Meters were my Funky Dance-pop orchestra.
At home one Saturday night in about 1984, I got interested in just how hard it was to say words backwards, flip the tape, & have them come out intelligible. It took hours, and was much harder than I thought.
Music for Spring. Another oldie from the 1980's. The Beat Meters was my 7-piece Pop-Dance orchestra with 2 girl singers in front, bass, drums, guitars, keys & sometimes 2 drummers/percussionists. We spent a crap-ton of money on a 4-song demo, but due to a revolving door of personnel, never managed to really get the thing off the ground.
Recorded back in '01 for the Chalkhills.org King For a Day XTC tribute compilation CD. Written by Andy Partridge, but never recorded by XTC. This was a one-off project, but eventually led to the formation of my XTC tribute band, and we played it live once or twice.
Recorded live to 24-track digital at our most recent show. My band The Dukes of Simpleton is an XTC tribute project, so no we didn't write it, but I'm pretty sure we're the only people playing any XTC songs live in a 1000 mile radius.
Old recording from 1990. Music Recorded live, with the middle section and ending being written extemporaneously in the studio, vocals are the only overdubs. Originally 24 track, but this was rescued from cassette, hence the crap quality. I wrote the music and the singer wrote the words and melody. I sang backup.
A while back, I posted a song called Yes, Dope. The vocal samples in it were from this here song, by my 80s punk 3 piece, The Whores. This song was included on a local sampler album put out by Glitch Records in '86, and inexplicably went to #1 on a little college station somewhere in upstate New York, and stayed there for 6 weeks. I was #1 in New york!
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