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Tokyo One (Telephone Booth)


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This is my first entry into the Analogapalooza Thing.

Back in early 1999, my friend Giancarlo Rendina and I started recording songs on Saturdays at my place on the Alafia River. I called my "recording studio" the Telephone Booth, because of that feeling I would get as I walked into it as a mild mannered dork and left it as a caped crusader of sorts.

We originally called ourselves Monkey Fist Hypocrasy. We were passionately know as the MFH. The more time we spent in the Telephone Booth, we decided that might be a better band name, so we changed our name in the summer of 1999.

G. Rendina wrote all of the lyrics and sang with his amazing voice and played the guitar. He is quite a showman too. At the time of our first performance his hair was fluorescent Pink.

I played bass and synths (imagine that) and programmed all the drums on Dr Rhythm. I was also back up vocals and walkie talkies.

I don't know how we stopped writing songs together, because we had no shortage of ideas. In the end days, we thought I should play on real drums for our live performances... waitaminute... now I remember why we quit playing together. My drumming sucked!!! Our sound was missing the meaty bassline and the synths and the perfect beats of Dr Rhythm.

Enjoy history as it happened.
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Hits: 2866
Comments: 22
Fans: 10
Plays: 136
Downloads: 127

Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007 - 10:09:01 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2007 - 04:26:00 PM Last Played: Mar 08, 2017 - 08:54:27 AM
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Hardware:
Bass, Dr Rhythm, Strat, Shure mic, Midiverb, Walkie Talkies
Software:
Audacity
Comments
Godchaser said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Out of,,,,
the garage - brings back many memories of my youth banging away in the garage w/ fellow players & pretenders - short & sweet - enjoyed it.

Blessings,
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five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Players And Pretenders
You got that right!

Can't wait to see what you post for this Analogapalooza thing!

Start digging!


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timothy devine said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
cool
I dig the sound you got.
I use to use a 4 trk Tascam too.
way back in 84
the tapes are burried deep thank god
i'll go lookin
maybe

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five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Start Digging!
This is a cool idea. We need to hear our humble beginnings.

I have a couple others I might post, if I get my hands on 'em.

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lengold said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Sounds like great fun
was had Bob. Doesn't sound bad either. I don't know if I have the courage to dig deep into the cupboards - who knows what might be lurking in there. No I think I'll leave it alone for now.
Cheers
Len



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five_extra_arms said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Great Fun
I personally would love to hear your old stuff!

Come on Len, you've done dumber things in your life than post an old song on an anonymous music community website!

We need your support!

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The Infinites said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Ha ha!
Good effort - you should reform, but only use Macs on stage!!!

However - in saying that, I like the Bauhaus style bass sound!

Thank for having the cahunas to share!

Jim.
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five_extra_arms said 3791 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Bauhaus Bass
I was thinking along the lines of Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy when I wrote this. A little goth never hurt anyone!

Macs on stage - wouldn't that be fun?!

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bud said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
I love the telephone booth analogy
- this time you guys came out with a little Gang of Four on you I think. I really like this track - on second listening it's growing on me more and more. Interesting how "agitprop 80's" this is in 1999. The idea of having to play drums against programmed tape synth or bass is just too funny.
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said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Allright
TOkyo tokyo... This is memory lane! I like the heavy guitar part! I think if ya speed this up you can get a cool nihilistics sound! just kiddin realy diggin this!
_nderscore said 3792 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
stripped down punk..
the only way to play it! :D

takes me back to simpler times
i'd love to hear more 'old stuff'
rock.
on.
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five_extra_arms said 3776 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Stripped Down
Thanks for the comments _nderscore.

I don't know if stripped down by design or by lack of ability!

Bob

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echoroom said 3791 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Bod Dorseys dead!
I'm with jim on this - it's got a great Bauhaus/ drak vibe going on, exactly the sorta thing i would've bought and loved in the 80's. The track has a great sense of atmosphere, but not over the top dark. Downloaded and ipoded ... do you have more of this stuff???

Steve
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ultraleft said 3791 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
krypto-nite
mean basswork, tense number. The fans want camerahead
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five_extra_arms said 3789 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Mean Bass
Yeah man, that is one WICKED bassline.

You want Camerahead?

You got it!

Thanks Ultraleft. I'm so glad you finally joined MacJams. Can't wait til these people hear what you got up your sleeve.



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Peter Bauckham said 3790 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Great...
It's early Sisters of Mercy - I love that bass sound and that grungy guitar near the end. Top marks all round - Glad you're dusting off these old numbers.

Peter
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five_extra_arms said 3789 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Sisters Of Murphy
You nailed it Peter.

I was totally thinking Sisters when I played this bass riff.

I bet we'd be band mates if we lived closer!

Your pal and gigantic fan (I'm 6'4")

Bob

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Feter said 3786 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Tokyo One
this is a good recording and its Rock !
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ManateeChili said 3784 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Killer Bass Line
nice gothic feel to this very modern song.

the walkie talkie vocals remind me of something from 1979 england.

the ending is pretty heavy. fast song. good work.
Estella said 3783 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
awww
so sad that you stopped playing together. you know, you could just play with your computer on stage, like Radiohead.

Ah...I have my first songs on cassettes, which were written just a few years ago. But how do you post them? convert? how?
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five_extra_arms said 3757 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
Analogapalooza
Thanks to the Vintage Music Festival and the comments on this song and the others I entered, I am currently back in the Telephone Booth with new songs!

Keep your ears open!

Thanks estellie.
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lavalamp said 3758 days ago (September 4th, 2007)
OHHHHHHHHH!
It was very walkie. No talkie. Waiting for a come back.
Crazy Dave
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