In the neck of the woods of NJ where the ancient Lenni-Lenape Indians held there war songs & rituals stands a home that rivals the house of the rising son. Dan, Tony, Mike, James and Myself had played enough but this last little number I pulled out of my bag of tricks became a massive energy rock jam and This is how Music Means Freedom . live and uncut 1998.
wow what a nice sunday here in Memphis it was when we opened the door to the studio at the Control Room that Easter morning in 1993. I played the pearl white ovation acoustic ( Missing in action stolen in Newark NJ 1999)
Such an amazing day it was that july 2010 day at the Luvis Studios in Indiana. the tape was secretly rolling as i asked my dear old dad to start up a jam, little did i know he had been waiting to perform a new hit song for me.
The Memphis afternoon was clear with fluffy clouds as I went to the Control Room to see about jamming. Jimmy Enwright was excited to man the battle stations while I tried to incorporate every piece of equipment he had into this song. To this day I record using some of the same principles that we did that day. I learned a lot about recording music from this session and miss playing with my Memphis friend.
The night was a warm dark blue, the moon hung in the new jersey skyline while we unloaded our gear in the Rusty Nail side door. Excitement to perform our smash hit was intense. The drinks poured, the crowd roared as we hit the chords that would be our destiny. Chili Ron on the drums , Marty on bass, Texas Tom on the 6 string, Luvis on Slide/Vox... 6 months later we would be in Memphis recording this song listening to it on the radio 14X........
It was a warm moon lite night in Mine Hill NJ when this super rare performance was captured. 1995 was the yr and it was an open stage night at Jo Anns bar. the band was in the pocket that nite, the blues comming over that hilltop where the best i've ever heard this side of the Mississippi. Thank you ladies for the great vocals. R.I.P. - Gus
home sweet home is a big console and all the guitars lined up on such a pretty blue sky day in Broad Ripple Indiana. I came home from work and was thinking about writing a song like the band Cracker - who we were going to see later that same week. I hit the bong and started out playing some chords, than i used 2 turntables and a microphone and recorded it to tape, the yr was 2003. 1 of my favorite songs to play live.
oh-ya the day was so sunny in 2008 with lots of pretty blue clouds the morning i wrote this little diddy, this tiny speck of a tune - the magnet on the refrigerator said the motto - I made me laugh , I sat down at the control panel and flippe dthe little red switch that said power -" Its alive" i screamed as the network accepted the passwords to the underground computer labyrinth . the amps came into fader #5 and the feedback was ear spiltting - tuned the guitar to dropped d and let one ripp. the lyrics are a simple ode to the working man blues who has to live paycheck to paycheck.
It was a warm shiny happy people kind of homeplace day. The yr 2006, the recording studio was being teared down and moved to the new outside shed area51. I was mastering and mixing song a a fever pitch knowing my time was short. I had a bunch of different songs sitting around and i wanted to finish them - fast and distorted without any reason i smashed all the composition together, " it come in 3's , Beers - Bongs and Thongs " I love that 1 liner thought it was the best way to start out the show - the guitar tracks were tripled on the mix, vocals were doubled - everything was layered - this song has never been performed live!
ahhhhhh it was a warm sunny morning in Broad Ripple Indiana, i was a sound man with lots of money, I was partying with my friend Dave B, he and i talked about cool bands, I told him bout this band from nyc and how long there name was - we both started throwing out strange band names, Dead Hooker in trunk was one of them - I thought it was a great name for a song and went back to the recording studio and layer the tracks using sonic foundry acid pro and fruity loops, the guitar is in dropped d , but the solo is in standard. the vocals were run into a lexicon effects processor that Mike B has. the lyrics came to me in a a few minutes. I love playing this song and i believe i was the first artist to write this song title - nows there thousand of impostertutes.