All samples are recorded in mono, streaming Real Media 5.0 format (28.8 Kbps) - Got Real?
Mattress, from our album entitled Word Order - out now on Deep Reverb Records. We also appear on some of the label samplers. Amazon.com sells our CDs. They have some Real Audio samples to go with it. I left the band in the summer of 1997 but they have continued on with a new lineup.
treefort is from a demo that was recorded just before I joined the band in 1993. I play drums. I think I've been their drummer the longest - they kind of go through drummers like underwear. We haven't played out in years but we still consider ourselves a band...
Mizake the Mizan, originally by the Cocteau Twins is a sample from a compilation CD entitled thurtene. I'm responsible for all the instrumentation, while an old college band mate named Heather Flower did the vocals. The compilation was put out by the Dewdrops Fanzine in 1993 to honor 4AD Records' 13th birthday. It's currently on sale from Dewdrops Records.
This is and unfinished sample from a project I worked on for a while and am trying to revive. It's all me again (I don't sing though) - I spend a lot of time gazing at my shoes too.
I always wanted to be in an all-girl band so I gathered together the best bassist, drummer, and singer I could find in St. Mary's County (they were the only ones!) and after a practice or two we played our only public show. Shallow is a classic My Bloody Valentine cover. I borrowed a guitar amp for this set and wound up blowing a tube mid-way through this song! What memories!
Without a Doubt, this was one of the cheesiest-named bands I was ever in (with the possible exception of I See Spots). We played mostly classic rawk covers and had the uncanny ability to clear a room with our original material like the classic (untitled) above.
This is a song from the early-era, ska-tacular Big Toe. When the leader of the band quit mid-stream and took most of the horn section with him the band was forced to fall into the party-rock cover band genre. The addition of a "real" singer and some shuffling around of stable members (I went from drums through a variety of instruments finally winding up on bass) made Big Toe an SMC favorite at Rugby Team parties and other social events. Ghost Train is an Alasdair Brooks classic and showed the tip of the iceberg of his songwriting talents.
The Apathetics were my transition band. I was gaining confidence as a drummer and their Industrial/Punk blend gave me the ability to play a rhythm other than the polka. This band was actually heading somewhere until romantic tensions between members led to our demise in the spring of 1989. I'm Waiting sounds very 80's Propaganda-ish but is still a favorite of mine.
Formed from the ashes of Anarchist Women, Let's See Dick continued on in the punk tradition with me on bass and a fresh voice in Dave Siefert. In late 1988 after a few months of successful shows I got cocky and quit the band. I was quickly replaced and they carried on playing the same songs (and some new ones) as the hugely popular Absolute Value. It's Easy was eventually recorded at Ted Team Studios in 1989 and released on their cassette "I Can't Dance to Any of These!".
Yes, the one, the only Anarchist Women! I learned to drum with this band (and Darrin learned to sing, erm, well, vocalize). You Don't Know is a live recording from one of our practice sessions. We also recorded a ton of stuff at Ted Team Studios but we never were able to capture the essence of AW in a studio setting so I put this version up instead.
I was only a part time member of this band in the summer of 1987. They were High School friends of mine that let me play while I was home from college. Somewhere to Hide was from our first demo, recorded in Garden Room Studios (at the time only some borrowed mics, a sub-mixer and a Panasonic cassette/radio/record player combo unit).
The band that started my "professional" music career, Point of Departure was one of those bands that followed the money. We started out as a classic rawk/blues/fusion band and evolved into a top40 band over a 5 year period. Several more well known bands grew out of POD, notably the New Potato Caboose, The True, and Annie R & Rapture.
This is a friend of mine's page devoted to his musical history. I guess I was involved in some of it. It can be entertaining (sort of).