Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Generic Smokes" by Yeast? Live

Yeast? played this tv show in 1994 right before the Dick Bennett 7" was released, so we did two songs from it.  "Generic Smokes" probably was the most popular song on the ep, so we did it, of course.  This version is pretty rocking.  Damon's bass line keeps the song grooving.  I always liked that Madman shirt as well.  We read a lot of comic books in that band.  Dave's drums are stripped down, so he could focus on the core of the beat.  The guitar sounds really good as well.  This song has evolved over the years as I have continued to play it, but this is a pretty good early version of it.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Big Daddy Pane (Take 1)" by Yeast?

There isn't much video of Yeast? in comparison with many of my other bands.  In fact, this footage from a Slippery Rock University tv show may be all that exists.  It's certainly all I have.  The band does two songs including two takes of "Big Daddy Pane".  This one is the first take.  I don't recall why we did two takes.  Most likely someone screwed up either in the band or the tv crew and we rerecorded it.  The tv show was some sort of music talk show by a guy named Richard Hart.  He was not a member of professional wrestling's Hart Foundation as far as I know, but that would have been cool if he were.  He was probably just a college student in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania USA majoring in tv production or something.  His show might not have lasted much longer than the band did, but both were fun.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Song!: "Ready For The Next"

This one is about wrapping something up and beginning something new, whatever that is.  I liked the guitar sound on this one so much that I threw in a guitar solo.  The weird instrument this time is a child Avengers toy tambourine.  You can check out the MP3 here. Really, this stuff is much more fun and cheaper than therapy. The lyrics are below. It's the same deal as always. If you like a song, then feel free to cover it if you're in a band or whatnot. I love to hear covers of my songs, so please let me know about your version. If you start making money, then send me a check/we can work out a deal. Similarly, if you want to use a song for your Youtube video or whatnot, then just let me know. It's usually fine by me unless it's a commercial product or whatnot (and then it's likely fine as well--I just want my cut). Find out first though. Write me at wredfright ATATAT yahoo DOTT com.

I always have to text you first.
And when we make love, you just say, "It hurts."
I used to think you were my one and only.
Now I think that I'd be better off being lonely.

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready for the next.

I'm getting bored at my job.
And when they pay me, it's like being robbed.
I think it's time to move along.
It feels so right, how could it be wrong?

(Feel free to add more and improvise)

Ready for the next song!

Written June 2018
Recorded June 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Escaped Fetal Pigs - "I Hate French" - Live At Firelands

I like this version of "I Hate French" because I got to play the drums on it.  I don't remember if Simon, our usual drummer, had to use the bathroom or what the deal was, but I got to end up playing drums on this version.  It was fun.  Dating from 1990 or 1991, this was part of a lunchtime performance for the college students at the Firelands campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio USA.  Actually, we like the French, at least I do.  I think Mark, our guitarist, wrote this song to tweak his friends at The French House, a campus residential house in Bowling Green where only French was spoken, but I'm not sure.  It's a funny song and predated the whole dumb American anti-French freedom fries fad of the George W. Bush years by a decade.