NRN - Mostly Covers

In 1999 and 2000 I was getting together regularly with Ned and Rob McLaughlin on Rob's summer breaks and after a couple summers of doing mostly covers that Rob knew in my smelly basement (and then in a spare bedroom) I decided to put together a CD of some of the stuff we'd done together. We talked about playing out, but it just never happened before Rob was soon off again teaching English around the world.

Rob had a great voice and knew a zillion tunes. Ned mostly played drums for this line up, though he was coaxed into playing fiddle a few times. Rob and I traded off on guitar and bass.

These recordings are definitely better - still not great but it had taken 10 years of messing around to finally start getting some decent recordings. By this time I had been playing at medieval events for some years and had only just decided to take a break from all that and was ready to play some louder stuff for a while (I eventually went back to folk music some 6 years later). There are some originals on this CD which are complete, but most of the songs are just parts of covers we were working on at the time.

 01 - SumJam
 02 - What Goes On (Velvet Underground)
 03 - Aardvark (Rob's Original)
 04 - Venus (Shocking Blue)
 05 - Younger (Nate's Original)
 06 - Never Talking To You Again (Husker Du)
 07 - Csardas (Ned on violin, with electric guitar)
 08 - Selina (by the Polish band Kult, Rob's translation)
 09 - Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground)
 10 - Old Mountain Home (Why Did You Wander, Bill Monroe into Blue Moon of Kentucky)
 11 - We Gotta Get Out of This Place (The Animals)
 12 - Late In The Evening (Paul Simon)
 13 - Green Is The Colour (Pink Floyd)
 14 - Lisa (Nate's Original)
 15 - Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
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