Snake Suspenderz -- the whole quartet -- hasn't been able to get together for a couple of months. We've got a gig this coming Saturday night... errrrmm... that would be tomorrow night... so last night we got together for a rehearsal. It was a good one.
We worked on a couple new tunes plus added in the tuba line for a couple older ones. We came up with set lists for Saturday night's performance and, best of all, we recorded a new one for the "rehearsal tapes" series.
If you're just finding out about our rehearsal tapes series, you can click on the rehearsal_tapes tag on this post and get a listing of all the posts on the subject. We're up to five of them with the new quartet and all are available for free download.
The song is called Sausage and it's a recent one penned by Thaddeus. It's sort of a Jazz/Novelty piece with a bit of a Django feel. It was one of the new tunes last night. The time it took to learn it as a band and then record it was maybe 35 minutes total. Click the linky and you can download a copy.
Once again the Zoom H2 came through for us. We only did two takes on this tune and only because we thought the first one was a bit too slow in the tempo department.
- Thaddeus Spae on guitar and lead vocals
- Howlin' Hobbit on ukulele and band shouts
- Sketch Hare on drums and band shouts
- salamandir on tuba and band shouts
I'm playing strictly rhythm (I don't want to make it cry or sing) on this one. It's my Tiki Flea ukulele. Sketch is using his "street kit." A snare, a couple cymbals, a hi-hat and bass drum case for the kickdrum. Everything but the snare packs into the case. He can carry the whole kit on one small handcart.
Drummers dig that sort of thing. They get tired of all the other band dudes picking up the babes while they're still packing up their stuff. It's true! Just ask 'em.
Do leave a comment and let us know what you think about the tune.