4 track mixes part 1
April 14, 2009
after landing on the cover of maximumrocknroll in december of 1996, ann and myself headed down to join our singer RJ in florida.
i switched to drums and we got a guitar player named james.
he was a tool.
we were hoping to find a drummer, because james could hardly hold down barre chords and i wanted to get back on lead. there had been some new material, RJ wrote “Air Raid” and i wrote “Ready, Aim, Fire!”
after some concurrent practices we started to get pretty tight but didnt have anything to record with other than a boom box. i was at a coffee shop RJ liked to hang around at one night, and a guy there mentioned he had a 4 track so i asked him to come over. we told him he could try out on drums, but he couldnt really play at all so we just used his 4 track and recorded these songs.
i only had 2 mics at the time, so the sound is left and right room mics, with overdubbed vocals and lead guitar. this was recorded in 2-97. here are 8 songs we recorded that day.