MP3 Radio Noise - Soul to Sleep
It''s got some ska, some jazz, some violins, some rock, some sweet horn playing, some lyrics, some raw emotion. Pop-ska-and beyond maybe.
15 MP3 Songs
POP: California Pop, ROCK: Ska
Some say the best way to break up a band is to get in the studio and make a record (yeah, I still call them records) or take a band photo. To double jinx ourselves, we recorded this album and took a picture for the CD insert. Sure enough, everyone scattered to the relative safety of their lives already in progress right when this CD was released. It captures the time and place with stunning clarity. In-fighting had already reached an apex and a total personality melt-down was imminent.
Anyway, it took two years to assemble another version of the band, piecing back together the best parts: Daryl Burch on Trombone, Let''s Go Bowling''s own David Wiens on Bass, Mike Yoffie on keys (after a drunken reunion at Pier 23), and ex-Hoodlum Empire guitarist Eddie Cannelora.
This recording is rare, first of all in that there are only five copies left, but mostly in that there are violins, a huge horn section with a pretty talented bunch of guys, and a wholly innocent approach to making music. Did it work? I don''t know. It''s the last vestige of that time.
Check out Lucky and Lost for some upbeat stuff. Check out Reunion and Monday 10/11/93 if you want something heavier. It runs the gamut. I still rack it, but then I wrote it...E