Sunday, January 16, 2005

Sculpted Static flashback of the day

Steven somehow tuned "Lucy," "Agoraphobia" and "The Clapping Song" to standard tuning. This begs the question: what kind of black magic did he perform on them? "I didn't. All I did was speed up the flat tracks to the right tuning, then slow them down to their original lengths (using the similarity function to avoid any distortion)."

Studio wizardry like this could get you burned at the stake in the 17th century. Which brings us to our Sculpted Static flashback of the day featuring "Goodwife Drew."

Written by Steven in 2002 as the "heavy" song for a demo CD, the final recorded take included Arta on rhythm and lead guitar, Mark on the two lead guitars in the bridge, and Steven on vocals, intro guitar and keyboard. The result sounded something like Black Sabbath.

Who could forget the wonderful lyrics like:
cows have died
we know why
yours didn't die
you didn't cry
we know very well that you're a witch
The track appeared on until fall 2002. The band considers it one of the worst songs they have ever recorded, but it sure was entertaining...

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