"tear it up" (1997)
|5.||Still a Mind||3:43|
|6.||Straight Into the Machine||2:33|
|8.||Sale of the Century||3:10|
|9.||See You Satisfied||2:46|
"tiny tim" (1998)
"shoeshow" is the collaborative band of Dave Schiel and myself, working
in a mostly improvisational vein. From early 1997 through late 1998 we
recorded in a studio built in the top of the Bergey family garage.
Most of the sessions were late-night jams, some with a
second run at ideas that would be initiated in improv, some going
through compositions of mine in numerous takes. We recorded
everything "live", direct on reel-to-reel ¼ inch tape, self-engineered.
Equipment included a pair of hand drums, a trumpet, my Yamaha
classical and Ovation acoustic-electric guitars, Dave's vintage Rogers
trap set, the (mighty) Yamaha 6-watt amp (1979 model), an occasional
burst from a Roland 60watt amp, keyboard licks and loops from 2 Korg
machines, both 80's models. It was all done in good fun. The 2 albums
have been edited down from about 20 hours of original tape. There are
tracks that I know of which we did late in our work together that have
never been mixed and may contain some of the most interesting
moments. Dave and I still play together now and then and plan to do
The "tear it up" (LP length) album is mostly acoustic-based and was, for
the most part, my project. Lots of throat singing.
The "tiny tim" album (EP length) is a section from one night's work where
everything was in a very "electric" mood. Dave liked this stuff a lot, and
put together the production.
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