Song: My Brother Pat
Recorded early 1994 in Spokane, WA at Jello Tree Studio by John Salvo. Co-released on Nervous Wreckords late 1994 as Side A to 7" record.
Machine: Tascam MSR 16 1/2” with Soundtracs MRX 24x8x16 console; mixed to Tascam 32 two-track machine; backed up on DAT
Microphones: AKG 414, EV RE-20, Sure SM57, Groove Tube MD 1a, various Audio Technica
The room was a large spacious warehouse up a few floors from the street in downtown Spokane, WA.
I was in a real punk band, complete with nonsensical and heavily repeated lyrics, a beat often over 100 BPM, and a few guitar solos! One of these bands was called Raspberry. We were a good band. We played all over Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA from late 1992 to early 1994. We ventured on tour over to Seattle, WA and down to Boise, ID as well. We had a blast! Shawn Camp sang and played a bass that was a precursor to his career as a painter. Tom Hudson played an old Pearl President drum kit. I sang and played a Les Paul through a half-stack. The three of us had many adventures together and I love these guys dearly.
I remember it felt really good to play this music. It was loud and generated real energy. Shawn and I could never hear each other sing (which might explain why our lyrics are so different and our songs don't make any sense). Tom was and still is a badass drummer. We called him Tommy "Ricky Hurricane" Hudson. Maybe he just called himself that. We were a power trio influenced by some of our collective favorite trios at the time: Firehose, The Meices, Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. and a local band - Sugar Daddies.
Special thanks to Warren Gardiner for mastering this track. You can find him at www.gardineraudio.com