Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 8: A Long Story About Regulars, Vultures, and Compilations

The term “album” originally applied to a compilation of documents, manuscripts, or other items assembled and preserved in a “book” format, i.e. photo album.[1] Beginning in the 19th century, the word was related to anthologies of printed sheet music and poetry. The invention of the gramophone gave rise to what we now call records or simply, vinyl. In the early 20th century, collections of related … Continue reading Jukebox Antagonist – Episode 8: A Long Story About Regulars, Vultures, and Compilations

Hot n’ Fresh

Here’s what we have cookin’ –  to be served up in the near future. Audio As Bob of Bob and Ron’s Record Club wrote, “Everybody at some time looks at their [record collections] and says, ‘I don’t know what to play, I don’t want to listen to any of it.’” That’s no longer a problem, as Bob and Ron are never short of ideas; their … Continue reading Hot n’ Fresh

Audio Resuscitation 2

If rock bands have a “death and taxes” equivalent, it could be “cover songs and substance abuse.” There are certainly loads of bands who have never recorded a cover song, but literally every single rock musician has at some point in their lives, learned how to play by copying their heroes, and in many cases, adopting their habits. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. … Continue reading Audio Resuscitation 2

Audio Resuscitation

In anticipation of some truly exciting developments looming on the horizon, it’s time to pump some life into the Audio Division.

We are pleased to announce Audio Resuscitation, a new series of Soundcloud audio tracks pulled from the archives of all current BSM recording artists. The majority of featured tracks will be previously unreleased rarities including personal home demos, outtakes, practice tapes, and obscure cover songs, plus details of pedigree, circumstance, and anecdotal reference from the artists.

To kick things off, here are three tracks from Christian Adams’ 2000 Demos, the title itself a play on the year it was recorded, and a mild exaggeration of Christian’s demo catalog. Only 10 copies of the CD with original artwork were printed and passed out to friends; it is uncertain if any copies still exist.

“I’m High” – During the mid-90s there was a club on the north side of Chicago called Delilah’s where I would occasionally score dope from a guy who looked like Elvis. That’s the first verse: ‘A slow death in fives/The fix is inline/It’s on at Delilah’s tonight.’ A five was one mini-Ziploc of 50mgs, so for a quarter gram you’d say “Five on five” or “five” and get a bundle of five baggies. So that’s where most of the lyrics came from; basically cribbed from memories of being really high at Delilah’s. The place was always full of freaks and I mean that in a good way. None of my friends knew I’d been dabbling in heroin, and none of them hung out at Delilah’s on a regular basis. Then I left Chicago and moved to S.F., where I started secretly using again, hence, the inspiration for the music itself. While the song was definitely written under the influence, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have pulled this off if I were nodding out.

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