Basement Tapes, Seabrook, Texas, ca. 1986
It is amazing what one can find on the internet ... for example, today I happened to stumble across a podcast directory for New England-based Madragora Records. Go to this link
, and go to the Madragora Records podcast (labeled WeirdPod006) and look at the podcast directory. Song #6 is "tURDSTONE", by a band called Devil Donkey, one of the many bands I played in while in high school. One you download the podcast, try to find the song. It is a poor recording, with heavy drums and thin-sounding guitars and bass. There's a guy screaming over the din.
The bass player was me. That song was recorded in August 1986 (20 years ago -- GASP!!!), in my friend Gary's living room. I was just learning how to play bass (you can tell by listening to it).
I listened to the podcast, and immediately felt nostalgic for that time -- I was a chubby sophomore at Clear Lake High School in Houston, very shy, and very into the minutemen and HÃ¼sker DÃ¼. It's been a very
long time since I have heard any recordings I made during my teenaged years, and it was very appropriate that the one recording I found online was the very first recording I ever made.
So, if you are patient, and can find the song, you will hear an instant of a fifteen year-old Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke playing a tattered, barely-tuned Ibanez Roadstar Bass.
Yes ... I was young once.