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Sheep Fiends – Live from the Rumpus Room – 10/16/2005

December 30th, 2017 Comments off

Album #: 54

Recording Dates: 11/15/1998 & 10/16/2005

Release Date: 2005

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

The Rumpus Room became our new home base around this time. This was Brian M’s posh basement gathering spot with wood as far as the eye could see. While this space would see dramatic change a few years later; during this era we only had access to 2-track straight to tape recording – meaning the mixes on these CDs are as varied as the genres are…

This CD also contains a bonus 20 minute guitar freakout from 1998. You can listen to that one over at sheepfiends.com if the mood strikes ya.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 01 – A Friend Like You (The Sheep Fiends– Some slide guitar over a rumbling shuffle lays the groundwork for Matt C. to speak his mind and take the role of emcee. If you love off-kilter this is another one for you!  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 07Levi’s Gonna Break (The Sheep Fiends) – Sometimes the Sheep Fiends get topical, such as during this bizarre musical reaction to Hurricane Katrina. Robot voices and a Big Black guitar. Tones from the cosmos. Then it somehow devolves into some dumb blues. Then the singers riff on the theme of natural disasters. So it’s definitely the Sheep Fiends!  [Scratch on Vocals]

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Sheep Fiends – TimeStrands

February 14th, 2015 Comments off

Album #: 46

Recording Dates: 08/10/1999

Release Date: 2002

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

Another compilation arising from Brian C’s deep dive into unreleased Sheep Fiends material. This album puts together some very different sounds from several eras but I’m only featured on a few tracks of dark melodrama and one about dinner. The best of these tracks is available below.

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One Track Sampler

Track 01Fear is Real (Sheep Fiends) – A brooding and sometimes raging stomper featuring the always engaging improvised lyrics and vocals of Brian M. [Scratch on Casio SK-100]

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Sheep Fiends – Rock

July 7th, 2014 Comments off

Album #: 42

Recording Dates: 1998-1999

Release Date: 2001

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

As should be obvious, this Sheep Fiend release from the “genre six pack” features more rock oriented tracks – including a freshly unearthed recording from my very first Sheep Fiend jam.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 02Fifth Birthday (Sheep Fiends) – Not the most mind blowing improvisation, but this was recorded at my very first Sheep Fiends get together on November 15th, 1998. And there’s no denying this one is ROCK!  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 12Pix (Sheep Fiends) – Another instrumental from the largely experimental and keyboard heavy 1999 sessions. Swirling electronic rock is the order of the day.  [Scratch on Casio SK-100]

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Sheep Fiends – Electronic

July 7th, 2014 Comments off

Album #: 41

Recording Dates: 1999

Release Date: 2001

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

In 2001 Brian C. put together a nice six disc compilation of the Sheep Fiends first eight years or so of recordings; delineated by breaking the songs into specific genres. In addition to utilizing songs from previous Sheep Fiend albums these CDs also included some unreleased material. Both new tracks I appear on from “Electronic” were recorded during the Spring of 1999.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 02Waves (Sheep Fiends) – It’s just so swirling…and wet sounding. Like waves!  [Scratch on Keyboards]

Track 10 Victory Riot (Sheep Fiends)This rather harrowing journey into fear and madness was recorded on my Walkman live at Section X. Crazy man, crazy.  [Scratch on Sampling Keyboard]

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