Me, Him, and the Other Ones

What might be some of the very first recordings I ever made eventually ended up on a cheesy tape I made with a couple friends in 1984. We had just graduated from High School, I knew Erik from orchestra (he was a phenomenal 'cellist and unlike me was planning to pursue it in college) and Morgan was a great performer having acted in plays and sung in the chorus for many years.

We had been playing a bunch over the year for fun and Morgan and Erik had actually worked up a few tunes Morgan had written. Morgan and I had been writing a lot of poems back then and we each had a book of them which we were using to create this performance with Erik, but Morgans were always better. One Monday afternoon when they were over I pulled out a tape recorder and decided to get some things recorded. We set up on the front step with an amplifier and electric guitar and a mic. It was all just improv and almost all of it was garbage, but there were some gems in there. They came back the next day and we recorded the other side of the tape. It was pretty loud and the neighbors sent their daughter over to tell us to turn it down. She ended up staying until we ran out of tape. None of us were prepared at all but it definitely hooked me on making music and recording it. It was shortly after that time that I got my first Fostex 4 track recorder which I would use for most of my recordings for some years.

A slip of paper inside the tape case says:

Recorded Live on July 9th, 1984. Erik Walters, electric guitar, Morgan - vocals, Nate - vocals, Talent - Erik

There really were no tracks, per se. This was just a mostly continuous live performance but there were some recognizable songs in there which I will list below.

I Miss the Walks
The Wood
The Tomb
The Sea
Righteous Men
The Lord
Them Good Ole Days
Not Anymore (the Daddy song)
The Warning
Lord Cannibus
A Blasphemous Joke
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