Wednesday, July 21, 2021

New Recording!: "Bebopped"

I guess I wrote this while Yeast? was still a band, but I always associate it with the GoGoBots because I don't think Yeast? ever played it.  If I remember correctly, I had a dream that I was playing in Miles Davis's band, which you can probably guess doesn't go real well.  I must have read an article about Davis that evening or something where, later in his career, he got mad if players played in the bebop style.  For the weird instrument, I used the horn setting on the keyboard and "blew" some notes somewhat randomly through the song. Without a real bass, I had the guitar play the bassline in a surf guitar way, and used the bass on the keyboard to emphasize certain notes.  The drumming sounds a bit mad.  I do like that blasted out drum sound (The Flaming Lips seem to also at times, so I am not alone in that).  For the break, I channel a Pussy Galore take on "Love Supreme" by John Coltrane.  I had fun rerecording this.  It's not a song that I play often, but it's enjoyable when I do.

And I do like that bebop shit!

To hear more music, get the Dick Bennett ep.

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