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MX Skroch – From the Vault: The Three-peat Tapes

May 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Album #: 22

Recording Dates: 06/20/1993

Release Date: 2000

Catalog: SMR14

ScratchNotes:

We watched the big game and were excited to be a part of history – the Chicago Bulls Three-peat! But our excitement was quite muted compared to that of the city. Sixty-four minutes of chaos and partying in the streets of Chicago were recorded on my Walkman as I joined the neighborhood celebration. The abridged version here is the immediate aftermath of victory.

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One Track Sampler

Track 01 – The Three-peat Tapes [edit] (MX Skroch) [Scratch on the Corner ]

Categories: 1990s - Early, From the Vault, MX Skroch Tags:

Sheep Fiends – November 14, 1999

May 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Album #: 21

Recording Dates: 11/14/1999

Release Date: 1999

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

The lineup from 10/17/99 returns for an encore – tackling Mancini and Pink Floyd when not laying down the mellow jazz licks.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 02 – Let’s Get Into it Love [edit] (Sheep Fiends)Light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and listen to the sounds of romance as only the Sheep Fiends could envision.  [Scratch on Sampling Keyboard]

Track 08 – Interstellar Overdrive (Sheep Fiends)If I recall correctly, I was unfamiliar with this Pink Floyd track at the time and had no idea we were playing a cover song. Not that that fully explains my vocal performance…  [Scratch on Vocals]

Categories: 1990s - Late, Sheep Fiends Tags:

Sheep Fiends – October 17, 1999

May 21st, 2010 Comments off

Album #: 20

Recording Dates: 10/17/1999

Release Date: 1999

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

This CD from late 1999 takes a more free form approach than former discs and reveals full ten minute jams as they happened. A mixed result in my opinion, but a odd outing by a unique lineup is always welcome.

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One Track Sampler

Track 05 – Virtual Hat (Sheep Fiends)Dual guitars and dual keyboards battle for the groove in this uptempo exploration of sonic excess.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Categories: 1990s - Late, Sheep Fiends Tags:

Sheep Fiends – Era 060799-081599

May 21st, 2010 Comments off

Album #: 19

Recording Dates: 1999

Release Date: 1999

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

Over the past several years Sheep Fiend jams have become a special event that happens a few times a year. But back in 1999 the band was very active as illustrated by the four jams from a single nine week period that are featured on this disc . Veering away from psychedelia and into full on space rock this release features many concise and often compelling numbers.

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Four Track Sampler

Track 01 – Cosmos (Sheep Fiends) – Load up the tanks with Wah Wah pedal and let’s be on our way.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 02 – The Chase Scene (Sheep Fiends) – Pounding drums and prominent piano dominate a track worthy of the soundtrack to some low grade action flick.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 08 – Injection Inspection (Sheep Fiends) – Samples from this track were used for a little Internet video game back in 2000, and all I see while listening is a little ball spiraling towards the center of the screen. But maybe you hear a funk jam from the alien abduction after party.  [Scratch on Bass]

Track 15 – I Was Afraid Then (aka Fear Is Real) (Sheep Fiends) – A brooding stomper featuring the always enticing improvised lyrics and vocals of Brian M.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Categories: 1990s - Late, Sheep Fiends Tags: