November 02, 2005

Singing the blues

I hadn't been planning on posting this long-ago live track, since the sound quality is not so great and I would like to go back in time and not have my voice crack (I do have a long and proud history of singing outside my actual vocal range), but I played it for a friend and he really liked it -- and upon relistening, I decided I did as well. So this is from a show I played in Santa Fe in...1992, I think, featuring a drummer whose name I forget (unconscionable, since I had a crush on her) (update: it's Amy Frances -- she looked me up!), a bassist whose last name I forget (first name was Dave, although he also went by Vade...I want to say it was Wiedman? I'm not sure) (re-update: Nielsen. It was Nielsen), and Charles Rothschild on trumpet; it is a cover of New Order's "Blue Monday".

Posted by Francis at 09:07 AM

Ya know Francis, you should've released this during that Ska flare-up a few years back... Instant Megahit!
That industrimetal-lookit-our-hair-its-oh-so-pretty band Orgy got out of obscurity and into the cut-out bins thanks to their cover of "Blue Monday".
You wouldn't happen to have an MP3 of that "Lived in Splendor: Died In Chaos" cover you did, would you?

Posted by: Steve at November 2, 2005 01:26 PM

I don't think I have it in MP3 format on the moment, but it wouldn't be too hard to transfer it. I'll e-mail it to you, and you can decide whether it was just the LSD that made it seem like a successful cover...I have doubts that I'll still like it enough to post here. But you never know.

Posted by: Francis at November 3, 2005 12:02 PM