This is a live recording of “Alliance”, another band I played bass with in the 80s. It’s a version of the Toto classic “Hold the Line”. I think it was probably recorded through the mixing desk, on my 4-track, probably at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, but I can’t be sure. Would have been mid-late 80s.
Unfortunately I chose to put the drums & bass on separate tracks, which meant the guitar & keys are sharing a track. But I was young and didn’t know what I was doing. Now I’m just old and don’t know what I’m doing…
Going through some old stuff, and found some recordings of bands I used to play in, and thought it‘d be cool to digitise them. They were on old 1/8″ cassette tapes (remember those?), and I just happen to have a USB cassette capture thingo, so away I went. And here’s the result. Don’t expect too much – these were recorded live, and cassettes aren’t known for their wide frequency response, or longevity. But it’s good toknow these recordings won’t be lost forever.
This one is an original song by “Pirates”, called “Tough Guys”, Written by the singer/guitarist Sam Bester. According to the label on the cassette, it was recorded on 26th January, 1990. No venue information was on the label, but I’m guessing it was probably at the “Doctor Syntax” hotel on Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay.
This is probably my longest lasting MOC project to date. Back in 2001, I realised that the 6 speeds of the LEGO train controller driving a standard 9V motor produced the first 6 overtones, ie: the notes available to most valve-less brass instruments. I didn’t do anything more on it until yesterday, when for some obscure reason I decided to finish the project.
Well this is a technical blog, but today is the 11th of November, the anniversary of Armistice Day, and I thought I’d post a little something to remember the sacrifices of war. So I whipped out an old favourite song of mine, you can listen to it here.