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Frithy - 1980


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Analogapalooza entry #2 dating from 1980.
This was recorded direct to my Sony boombox (much like the one above)in my bathroom with the guitar lying on the sink and the amp in the tub. No overdubs.
An alligator clip is attached to the b string of my guitar so that it bounces off the e string for the flickery sound while I'm picking on the lower strings and chording somehow. The middle section is played with a kitchen knife. A boss flanger pedal adds the sweep. I had recently seen Fred Frith play his guitar on a table and decided to experiment.
By this time I had moved from St. Mark's Pl. in the East Village to Orchard St. on the Lower East Side.
A whole nine blocks.
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Uploaded: Aug 01, 2007 - 03:59:40 PM
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2007 - 04:36:06 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2015 - 11:28:47 AM
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five_extra_arms said 3525 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Frithy
Now yer talkin' bud!

I can't think of how many hours I played with my guitar and flanger, just testing the noises. Nothing as cool as this and never an alligator clip or a tub. Either way, I bet your neighbors loved this as much as mine would've!

Thanks for sharing.
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bud said 3525 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
This is still the same crappy
guitar I had since I was 12 and by now the strings are way high and I was looking for any other way than normal to play it. Right after this I got my '64 Fender Mustang. We'll hear that on the next installment.
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Vic Holman said 3524 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
alligators in the bathroom
this is pretty. neat sounds and idea like the clip. It works. I wonder what would happen on all six strings. Nothing bets a old flanger. I still have a mid 70's Ibanez That produces sounds that flangers don't use today. Keep em coming I'm enjoying this.
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bud said 3524 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Thnaks Vic -
I was tempted to get into the hours of 4 track sessions Kevlar and I did together - but that will have to wait for the 3rd entry. I hadn't heard this tape in at least twenty years - but the sound had stayed in my head all this time. Glad I found it.

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said 3524 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
I swear!
I have a recording on 8 track cassette somewhere VERY similar to this.
This made my heart jump....great listen cheers
bud said 3524 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Let's hear it!
Dig out those tapes and post 'em. Thanks for stopping by.

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michael2 said 3524 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
whoo hoo
pure genius. i love this prepared guitar piece. that's the on eproblem with digital, no hands on action. this is great.
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bud said 3524 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
I'm tempted to use GB as a recorder only
for the next few pieces. I have a house filled with instruments that are under utilized here. Thanks for commenting.

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Feter said 3524 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Frithy
this is fun ... you reminds me of the first
effect I ever discover ...is putting the guitar
input in the Mic plug of the cassette recorder
then ..a fuzzy distoried sound produced ...!
thnx for sharing such memroeis ...I asked my
band mate to send me a track from my ol band
types (not to old mid 90s) wish to post them soon
I got them !

peace !
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bud said 3524 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Glad you stopped by -
Looking forward to hearing your entries.

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BranDaMan said 3524 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Cool
i like the tones, and textures in this. Very cool song.
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Ed Hannifin said 3523 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Gotta redo this....
...with a jellifish pick...

Well, nah, this is so cool as is. I used to read about various avant-garde types in music magazines and think, "Eh... I just like 'regular music'... ", but then my friends would play me things outside my usual scope and I'd go... "oh... I get it now... this IS music... and it's music I LIKE... how 'bout that?..."

I do remember the golden years of mixing and matching stomp boxes on the floor just to see what sounds could be made... One of my bandmates had a friend who was testing pedals for MXR, so I got a few more than I'd have been able to afford otherwise...

I'm glad you posted this... I like it...

Ed
mudmen said 3522 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
hey bud
i remember hearing this like 200 years ago.. cool
SmokeyVW said 3522 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
alligator clip - right!
i never, ever picked up an alligator with an alligator clip.

cool sounds here - i like this. there are so many sounds you can make with a guitar - i'm still amazed... did you ever try wedging a nail through a few strings up around the 12th fret? you can get cool bell sounds like that...

thanks
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said 3521 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
MAn
I think I was buying some monteca up the block! I remember the alligator clip! ya know in the early 90's I remember a guy who hooked up his guitar in front of the gas station sculpture place on I can t remember 2nd street and ave A I could be wrong but he was bouncing his guitar all over the place sounded something like this well thanks for sharing!
said 3520 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
I Miss Those Days
Ahh... I remember sitting in the back yard of my Mississauga basement apartment, playing and experimenting in ways where inventiveness took over where money couldn't go.

My favourite was the vacuum-cleaner hose vocoder - damn if it didn't work too. You got a small speaker from Radio Shack (1 or 2 inch dia) and duct taped it inside one end of a vacuum cleaner hose. Connect the speaker to the output of your amp, but keep the volume just low enough to not pop the little speaker. Now, tape a smaller piece of tube to the open end; small enough in diameter that you can stick it in your mouth. (See where this is going?) You'll probably have to tape the tube to your cheek to keep it in your mouth while you play, but damnit, this is MUSIC we're talking about - there's no time for dignity here!

Turn on the amp, play yer guitar and mouth 'vocals' while the guitar sound is piped directly into your mouth. Stand close to the mic. Try not to let your friends tape a picture of you like this.
bud said 3520 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
I'm way behind on my mail -
but I couldn't let this slip by. Where's the picture? I know there's a picture. Too funny. Thanks for stopping by.

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said 3520 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
There was a picture once
but it's long gone. Too bad - I'd have it up here in a heartbeat. Also long gone, unfortunately, is the 'Chicken Of Shame' headgear pic; but hey, that's another story.
racerat said 3518 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
inventive
Great invention, it sounds amazing. I love how you figured that out! My favorite invention was when I bought a play air organ from Sears toy store. It was powered by 4 C batteries and a---get this---a fan to make the sound come out of the organ. It cost about $10 bucks. I would tape down the keys with masking tape, mic it and run it through a flanger pedal set to 10 so it made this crazy seagull sticatto sound, and I'd play my guitar to that.

I gotta dig that tape up.
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bud said 3518 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
Let's do a piece
with your Sears organ, Riks vacuum cleaner vocoder and my treated guitar. I could throw in "Bob's Panda" - it was a short lived band that played along to an amplified mechanical Panda that played drums.

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gregd said 3484 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Do It!
I have to hear--and see--this.

Besides the potential band, there was some lovely minimalism and mad science in this song, bud. Cool stuff--what do a bathtub, kitchen knife, and electric guitar have in common?

-g

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guitapick said 3517 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
This...
...is beyond cool. Great sound...on a boombox, yet. And the alligator clip is a stroke of genius.

Orchard Street, huh...let's see: 1980...yeah, definitely moving up in the world, there.

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Schello said 3465 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
:-)
Another "powergenial" tune from Mr. Bud!
I like the mandolin,,with reverb.... si, mucho! =)


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Heightened said 3408 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Frithy - 1980
Great experiment - but don't trying playing in the shower with the water running. Believe me it doesn't work!
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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