Thursday, June 21, 2007
Ian C Stewart "Accountability" MP3
Hah, remember those Maxell Capsule tapes? Nice. This mixdown album.... laughingly titled Mama.... which came from one of the XTC live-on-radio 1989 acoustic recordings. At the very very end of one of the songs, Andy Partridge sang "mama," for no apparent reason. Maybe he was trying to tack on a Led Zeppelin-esque effect. Whatever, it was funny as hell at the time & I made it my goal to finish every song on this tape the same way.... anyway, this album features an early appearance by the Boss DR-550 drum machine that I got in August 1991. Mama was the first or second batch of recordings.
That's also the time just after Evil Bread disbanded. I answered a Drummer Wanted flier & jammed a few times with a nice but directionless trio of older musicians. The guitarist left all his gear at my place, as was the custom at the time. So between jam sessions I spent hours (no, really) upon hours experimenting with his e-bow (well... what else can you do with an e-bow if you're not Bill Nelson) & his amazing rack-mounted effects unit. The guitar tones he had were (& still are) very sexy.
Most of the stuff I recorded was experimental, heavy on the tribal drum machine & jarringly incongruous beats. Michael's Samick 5-string bass, which had a distinctly nasal kind of tone.
I can't be held accountable for anything I do
I still something something over you