Ian C Stewart "Awake Too Long" MP3
From the March 2002 album Stick Hack, which was a collection of instrumentals from my Chapman Stick phase. Two years of trying to figure out how to incorporate the handcrafted virtuoso instrument into existing pieces & new ones as well.
Playing the Stick onstage with a loud, abrasive, hilarious heavy metal band whilst wearing a cape, sunglasses & an impromptu Mr. T haircut proved very difficult. Sweating like crazy into the pickups & across that vast fretboard was confusing on many levels. But also kind of fun. And I'm glad I had my Chapman Stick phase.
Without it I would've always wondered................
Back in 2002 I slapped together a bunch of instrumentals for a last minute album in the waning days of the original em pee three dot com site. Quickie cover art & a wacky title were the order of the day. Hence Stick Hack, which went out of print so quickly that I'm not even sure if I have a copy myself.
"Awake Too Long" features drum machine & distorted Chapman Stick.. this is as close as I ever came to sounding like K1ng Cr1ms0n.