I'd go with a basic but decent quality vocal mic, like a Shure SM58 or equivalent. But instead of distorting the vocals while recording, I'd record clean, setting my levels so I don't go in the red, and shoot for…"
"Totally agree: play a song in whatever key works best. It's not always what's best for the singer, either.Case in point: When THEE DIRTYBEATS covered The 13th Floor Elevators' "Fire Engine", we did it "B".…"
Canadian Garagepunk SandwichRadio What Wave and The Freakout are doing a double header radio special of all Canadian garagepunk on Thursday Jan 24th on CHRW FM outta sleepy London Ontario.Radio What Wave goes to bat first, in the 6PM slot, playing Canadian garagepunk from the 80's right up to today. You might just hear combos like The Gruesomes, The Fiends, 10 Commandments, The noble Savages and lots more.Then The Freakout goes to bat at 7:30PM, playing all your fave Canadian garagepunk from…See More
"Wow -- love your zine. You've some gorgeous visuals!
THEE DIRTYBEATS - 100% maximum vintage garagehttp://theedirtybeats.bandcamp.com
PS - And yes, we remember Brautigan. Who can forget the cover of his Rommel Drives On Deep Into…"
"Wow so many cool ways to end a song.
We always loved the shimmering fade-to-reverb ending of The Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday" -- so much so, that we used it on "See My Friends", an extended psychedelic workout of the…"
"Good point about speakers.
It probably makes sense to skew the master mix slightly toward the kind of speakers one's target audience will most likely be using.
I heard Elvis was a stickler for this approach, at least in the early…"
"Great comments! I would add that there is much debate regarding how "hot" one's mastered tracks should be, relative to other people's music, vs preserving the dynamic range of one's own music (i.e. the "loudness…"
THEE DIRTYBEATS (http://www.theedirtybeats.com) specialize in gritty, aggressive maximally fuzzed-out vintage garage rock from the 60s, the sound that inspired early proto-punk pioneers like the MC5 and the Stooges. The tunes they exhume for their sets brim with dark, swaggering, lip-curling attitude.
Thee Dirtybeats draw inspiration from “Tobacco A-Go-Go”, Ken Friedman's fiery three-volume compilation of extinct NC garage rock bands from the 1960s, and from garage bands and fans the world over, who continue to renew rock and roll by taking it back to its most primitive, up-from-the-muck roots.
LINEUP FOR EP:
Jamie McLendon - fuzz guitars, vox
Andras Fekete - trashy guitars, vox
Ken Friedman - drums, archivist, vox on "Wild Man"
Andrew Meadors - bass
Jamie McLendon - fuzz guitars, vox
Andrew Snee - guitar, vox
Ken Friedman - drums, archivist, vox
Andrew Meadors - bass, vox
Special thanks to:
o photography - Joanna Palmisano, Kim Gray, Christiane Voisin, Betsy Harris, Maria Brubeck, Stacy Watson, Hathir Pfau, Eddie Huffman, Matthew Fekete, Tony Madejczyk, Dennis Hermanson, Erin Fekete, Robin Diamond, Kathryn Jones, J.P. Trostle, Ash Crowe, Laurie Bengson, Bill Stancill
o video - Tony Madejczyk, Robin Diamond
o art / graphics - Charles Wolfe, Andrew Meadors, Andras Fekete, Mark Murphy, Allen Nice-Version
o inspiration - garage bands and fans past, present and future; Amps Do Furnish A Room, a music collective in Chapel Hill, NC USA; Chapel Hill / Carrboro / Durham / Raleigh NC USA, an insanely great place for music right now...
o a running start - Andras Fekete of Boat Burning (guitars, vocals), Pete Gamble of Killer Filler (guitars)
"Thanks for your thoughts. I don't want to piss off fans by issuing later a 45 they thought was very limited. I really like the 100-copy idea, though. It can BARELY pay for itself, but would be so cool...
"Yeah , Johnny , I DID , BUT I FORGOT WHAT I SAID....I remembered reading some of the lyrics when "..."And You Suck" came out , and wondering how long they'd last before some Radical Feminists set their practice…"
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