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Sheep Fiends – Cast

May 14th, 2011 Comments off

Album #: 30

Recording Dates: 2000

Release Date: 2000

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

Summarizing the last three jams of the first year of the next millennium, Cast tackles critical issues affecting us all like baseball, contentious presidential elections, and irresponsible parenting. Respect to Dave L. for showing up to the jams with a broken arm.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 11 – Skool Daze (Sheep Fiends)A sparse 60s groove with a slathering of guitar histrionics on top.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 14 – Frankie Jo (was a hotrodmama) (Sheep Fiends)Some women behave like ladies…and then there’s Frankie Jo.  [Scratch on Vocals]

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Sheep Fiends – Labor Day 2000

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Album #: 29

Recording Dates: 09/03/2000

Release Date: 2000

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

Everyone who plays regularly with the Sheep Fiends has preferences in the types of music performed (improv, covers, the occasional Sheep Fiend composition), the length of the performances (30 minute jam or 4 minute song?) and other attributes. One of the critical pieces for me is the number of musicians present at a jam. I’ve found that tracks played by 4-6 Sheep Fiends often come out quite well. The Labor Day 2000 jam attracted an astounding 14 players…which made for an exciting live event but (to me) a rather garbled recording. Not one of my favorite Sheep Fiend albums, but definitely a jam for the SF record books!

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One Track Sampler

Track 13 – I Don’t Want What You Got (Sheep Fiends)Holy Fucking Shit Man!  [Scratch on Sampling Keyboard]

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Sheep Fiends – June 2000

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Album #: 28

Recording Dates: 06/25/2000

Release Date: 2000

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

A solid recording of a wide ranging jam from a classic line up. Personal favorite “The Rising Price of Gasoline” will be featured as a sample track for the upcoming Scratchrock XIII post.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 05 – Thang (Sheep Fiends)Light and breezy, somewhat jazzy – this little three piece jam with Dave L. and Doug H. remains one of my favorite improv tracks from the early 2000s period.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 09  – Get Up and Dance (Sheep Fiends)I provide backup vocals with help from my Casio SK-100. Add six AA batteries to the human mind and this is what you get…  [Scratch on Sampling Keyboard]

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